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Two wildfires in state ignite concern in hot, dry weather

Jun 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A wildfire in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Wheatland grew substantially overnight.
Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos says the Cow ... [more]

UW dental care program on budget chopping block

Jun 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A program to bolster dental care in Wyoming and one satellite medical clinic could be in jeopardy under proposed budget cuts at the University of ... [more]

Digest

Jun 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead opens coal conference in China
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead told an audience in China this week that Wyoming is eager to develop new ways to use its ... [more]

Good listener: Victim advocate Carroll Westlake sees worst and best of humanity

Jun 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Whether it is a complaint, a harsh word, a listening ear, a tearful breakdown, or a venting session, she hears them all.
Riverton Police Department ... [more]

Young swine exhibitors had spectacular day

Jun 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Saturday morning at the Fremont County Fairgrounds belonged to the hogs.
Sure, there were other animals on the grounds -- sheep, cattle and horses warming up ... [more]

Second death in Thursday accident

Jun 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Diana K. Soundingsides has died of injuries she suffered in Thursday night's rollover crash that killed Edward L. Wadda, both of Fort Washakie, on Interstate ... [more]

Official suggests longer hours at trash transfer sites

Jun 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District's superintendent has proposed adding a day of operation each month at some transfer stations amid concerns ... [more]

Wind River graduates 40 students

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Graduation ceremonies for the Wind River High School Class of 2012 were May 27 in ... [more]

Ten graduate from Dubois High School

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  With the ceremony behind them, Dubois High School's Class of 2012 members moved their tassels to the opposite ... [more]

The way it was: Mine train 1966

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Everything still had the shine of the new on it in 1966 at U.S. Steel's Atlantic city Iron Ore Mine south west of Lander near South Pass, including these Union ... [more]

No change in state's rig count

Jun 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is down three this week to 1,980.
Houston-based oilfield services company ... [more]

Casino welcomes new tribal artifacts

Jun 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The new display in the Wind River Casino's Arapaho Experience room includes numerous pieces from a collection formerly on display at the museum at St. ... [more]

Togwotee construction moves into the night

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Night construction has started on the Rosie's Ridge section of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois and Moran Junction, the Togwotee Trail to Yellowstone.
Night ... [more]

Public benefits at BLM horse adoption

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  One burro and 16 halter and saddle-started horses found new homes at the spring wild horse and burro adoption and gentling clinic on May 18-19 in ... [more]

Renewable energy training available

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has launched a new website featuring a variety of training opportunities available to Wyoming residents in ... [more]

Liz Cheney speaking at GOP benefit

Jun 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will be speaking about the importance of this year's elections.

The Fremont County ... [more]

State warns about pool illnesses

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Health is reminding swimmers to avoid catching or spreading recreational water illnesses with many families looking forward to ... [more]

More details emerge in Wadda death; services are Wednesday

Jun 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol is reporting that Edward L. Wadda of Fort Washakie died in a rollover crash on Interstate 25 between Buffalo and Casper when he ... [more]

Commission, coroner inch closer on vehicle spat

Jun 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners and Coroner Ed McAuslan have made a decision about a much-debated vehicle identification requirement: They're going to talk about ... [more]

Shoshoni school plans advance; town meeting Monday

Jun 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Fremont County School District 24 is one step closer to building its new school after a construction advisory committee Thursday night agreed on ... [more]

Kids reel em in at family fishing day

Jun 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Ninety-five young anglers participated in the annual Kiwanis Hooked On Fishing tournament Saturday.
The derby began early that morning with participants from ... [more]

Filing period ends; primary ballot set

Jun 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Races for all three commission openings; House contests, too

Former State Rep. Jim Allen of rural Lander is hoping to reclaim the position he held ... [more]

Today

Jun 1, 2012 - Staff:  Births
VALDEZ

A son was born to Kailyn Washakie, of Fort Washakie, and Stephen Valdez, of Ethete, at 9:44 p.m. March 21, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Outdoor rec supports 10 percent of jobs in Park County

Jun 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A study says fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and similar activities support about 10 percent of the jobs in Park County.
The report from Sportsmen ... [more]

Digest

Jun 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  G&F tranquilizes black bear
SHERIDAN -- Employees of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department tranquilized a black bear after it turned up near a car ... [more]

Legislators examine Medicaid for possible budget savings

Jun 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming lawmakers are examining high-cost portions of the state's Medicaid budget as they try to curb the growth of the entitlement program.
Wyoming ... [more]

Albany County commissioner enters Senate race as Dem

Jun 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Democratic Albany County Commissioner Tim Chesnut says he will run for the U.S. Senate.
The 47-year-old Laramie resident admitted his chances of ... [more]

Wadda, state tribal liaison, killed in wreck

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Eddie Wadda, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's liaison to Gov. Matt Mead's office, died in a car crash sometime Thursday night or early Friday morning, his sister ... [more]

Anderson hears nine felony counts Thursday in court appearance

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A judge on Thursday set bond at $250,000 cash for the former bookkeeper of Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis who is facing nine felonies alleging ... [more]

Bauman running for Ward 3 city council seat held by Baker

Jun 1, 2012 - By Christina George and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  Former Riverton municipal director of community development Larry Bauman on Friday morning announced his bid for the City Council's Ward 3 seat, creating a ... [more]

State offers water cisterns to residents near Pavillion

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  State government officials on Thursday night in Pavillion offered two choices to residents living east of Pavillion affected by poor quality drinking water ... [more]

Today

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ADDISON

Southernman V. Addison, 35, of Araphoe, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo. Funeral ... [more]

Digest

May 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Saturday is free fishing day
CHEYENNE -- Saturday is free fishing day in Wyoming for residents and nonresidents alike.
Free fishing day means anglers ... [more]

Gov. Mead postpones design of new office building

May 31, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a move that could complicate plans to renovate the Wyoming State Capitol, Gov. Matt Mead this week put plans for a new state office building in ... [more]

Park to change concession contract

May 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Xanterra Parks and Resorts currently runs Yellowstone's cabins hotels, campgrounds.

MAMMOTH -- The National Park Service is seeking $134 million in ... [more]

Council remedies improper action and affirms DCI vote

May 31, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After meeting illegally last week and taking action deemed null and void, the Riverton City Council convened Tuesday to reaffirm its decision regarding the bid ... [more]

Man sentenced to 25 years on sex abuse charges

May 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Perry Verdell Gould Sr. appeared for his sentencing Tuesday in Wyoming's U.S. District Court in Cheyenne after pleading guilty under
an agreement March ... [more]

Woman hospitalized after odd accident

May 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigators blamed the wreck on a medical condition of the driver.

Police say an unusual Wednesday morning car wreck at the Riverton VFW Post 3628 ... [more]

Ex-school board chief arrested on charges linked to embezzlement

May 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After a jury decided in December during civil litigation that former Star-Tech Inc. financial manager Gary Anderson diverted roughly $1.5 million from the ... [more]

Riverton council field grows; one day left to file

May 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The race for the Riverton City Council Ward 2 seat heated up Wednesday with the incumbent and a former councilwoman filing for the office.
Councilman Todd ... [more]