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Jun 20, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ARTHUR

A son was born to Jessie M. Arthur, of Arapahoe, at 6:09 p.m. June 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. ... [more]

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Jun 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fire danger rising in hot days
JACKSON -- Agency fire managers say the fire danger is increasing in northwestern Wyoming and they're asking the public ... [more]

Court says bison transfer legal

Jun 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Judge Mike McGrath ruled that the relocation program was a "reasoned and viable" alternative to past practices involving Yellowstone bison.

BILLINGS, ... [more]

Federal fire prevention funds cut as fires rage

Jun 20, 2013 - By Mead Gruver and Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press:  U.S. Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming is sponsoring a budget amendment to restore $100 million in funding for firef­ighting.

As the West battles one ... [more]

After release of critical report, Hill impeachment discussed

Jun 20, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The prospect of impeaching state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is being discussed by some lawmakers in the wake of an inquiry into state Department of ... [more]

Stolen truck wrecked; man treated, arrested

Jun 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Michael L. Townsend, 26, of Rawlins, was arrested for possession of stolen property and driving under suspension Monday after he crashed a Napa Auto Parts ... [more]

Winds down tree; fire risk growing

Jun 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service office issued a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for the Wind River Basin, where dry and breezy conditions are expected to ... [more]

Teens in fatal wreck both had 'DNR' written on their arms

Jun 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Highway Patrol officials confirmed Wednesday that the Wisconsin teens involved in a fatal car crash last week near Hudson had the letters "DNR" written ... [more]

Car's driver hospitalized after wreck, gunshot wound

Jun 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 33-year-old Kinnear woman was still in the hospital Wednesday after being involved in a one-vehicle collision this weekend in rural Fremont County.
Reports ... [more]

Council reverses, OKs Walmart liquor license

Jun 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has overturned its original vote and approved a retail liquor license transfer from the China Panda restaurant to Walmart.
China ... [more]

Cameco: U-mine delays tied to duplication of agency regs

Jun 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Cameco Resources president Paul Goranson is optimistic about the future of Wyoming uranium despite what he called "regulatory uncertainty" at the federal ... [more]

Today

Jun 19, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WEITZEL

A son was born to Theresa and Rodger Weitzel, of Lander, at 7:10 p.m. May 6, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, ... [more]

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Jun 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Miners convene in Sheridan
SHERIDAN -- The Wyoming Mining Association is holding its annual convention this week in Sheridan.
The convention began ... [more]

Army Corps deciding not to do broad environmental investigation of coal trains

Jun 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SEATTLE -- An official with the Army Corps of Engineers told a Congressional committee Tuesday that the agency doesn't plan a broad environmental study on ... [more]

Carissa ready to be fired up for visitors

Jun 19, 2013 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Supporters of South Pass City State Historic Site and the Carissa Mine renovation project will numerous changes at the site this summer, all leading up to a ... [more]

L&H? It's NASA calling

Jun 19, 2013 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  L & H Industrial of Gillette, already an international power player in aftermarket mining equipment parts, is no shrinking violet when it comes to seizing ... [more]

U.S. Energy sees promise in Texas

Jun 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Test wells in the Buda Limestone have potential to be "barn burner," leaders of the Riverton-based company believe.

U.S. Energy president Mark Larsen ... [more]

State lawmakers urge Lummis to assist with energy industry issues

Jun 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The impact of federal action to Wyoming industry was at the center of discussions between Wyoming legislators, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., and her ... [more]

Teacher had a grand time during Jeffrey City boom

Jun 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It sounds like the punch line to a joke: "I was sitting in a bar in New Orleans and the guy sitting next to me said ... "
But it wasn't a joke. It was how Chris ... [more]

Rare earth elements promising, if concentrations can be found

Jun 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Though the least-common rare earth element is 180 times more abundant in the Earth's crust than gold, finding a mineable deposit of the minerals is ... [more]

'Can we have it all?' Budd says environment vs. energy balance worth the effort

Jun 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Keeping the focus on the long-term outcomes of environmentally balanced economic development while allowing production in the short term is all in a day's work ... [more]

Digest

Jun 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Gun accessories maker seeks grant
LARAMIE -- A Colorado company that makes gun sights and other firearms accessories is seeking a $2.5 million grant ... [more]

Fire danger creeps higher statewide

Jun 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The likelihood of large wildfires is increasing in Wyoming with the dry weather much of the state has seen over the past month or so.
The U.S. ... [more]

Steady increase seen in use of English language program

Jun 18, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Most of the increase is attributed to better screening practices in identifying students needing the program.

CHEYENNE -- The number of K-12 students ... [more]

Cheyenne VA hospital named to register of historic places

Jun 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Veterans Affairs hospital in Cheyenne has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The VA Medical Center is nearly 80 years ... [more]

Six-year-old girl killed in accident while riding horse

Jun 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 6-year-old girl died Saturday in Riverton when the horse she was riding fell on her, officials said.
Cassidy Cooper, 6, of Cheyenne, reportedly was in ... [more]

Tribal trash site deal extended following closed-door session

Jun 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Experts in Wyoming's open meetings law questioned the legality of the session.

A closed-door meeting between the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal ... [more]

Eaton attorneys try new line in death-sentence appeal

Jun 18, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's lone death-row inmate.

A federal judge on Monday approved more testing for Dale Wayne Eaton, the former ... [more]

Tribute, concert Wednesday for Griffin

Jun 18, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  A tribute to fallen U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin, featuring live music by the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, ... [more]

Authorities probing whether fatal auto wreck was deliberate

Jun 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Official reports state Michelle Caines, 43, of Lander, attempted to avoid last week's traffic accident that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Wisconsin ... [more]