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New UW performing arts center to be named for Buchanan

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Construct-ion has begun on a new performing arts center at the University of Wyoming.
The Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts is named in honor ... [more]

Obama administration giving wind energy a free pass on deaths of eagles

May 20, 2013 - By Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press:  CONVERSE COUNTY -- Wind farms in this part of Wyoming have killed more than four dozen golden eagles since 2009, one of the deadliest places in the country of ... [more]

Judge says Firest Service must discuss protections for rare lynx

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to consult with wildlife officials to ensure the agency takes adequate measures to ... [more]

April snow didn't change longer-term drought outlook in West

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  May measurements confirm April forecasts: NRCS hydrologists predict reduced spring and summer water supply for much of the West.
April saw a surge in snow in ... [more]

Montana probes bison deaths near Yellowstone Park

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MISSOULA, Mont. -- State veterinarians in Montana have been sent to examine bison carcasses north of Yellowstone National Park amid fears the bison might have ... [more]

The way it was: One Shot sculpture --1975

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  The 36th annual Lander One Shot Antelope Hunt was still months away in May of 1975 when officials of the organization greeted Wyoming Gov. Ed Herschler with a ... [more]

Family to speak at Coordinators of Safe Kids Wyoming meeting Monday

May 20, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  A Wyoming family whose child was severely affected by hypothermia will speak at the Coordinators of Safe Kids Wyoming meeting at 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at ... [more]

Officials working to extradite Ohio man

May 20, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  James Franklin Jagers is connected to a man who went missing in Riverton nearly 40 years ago.

The Fremont County Attorney's Office continues to work ... [more]

Ethete man receives call and letter from President Obama

May 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Northern Arapaho tribe member didn't think he would get a response from President Barack Obama after writing to him about issues on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Libraries hosting eBook open houses
Riverton Branch Library will host an eBooks Open House on Wednesday to help the public access electronic content ... [more]

CWC partners with rez to build training facility

May 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students enrolled in a Central Wyoming College course are learning construction and facilities maintenance skills while building a facility for an organization ... [more]

RPD warns of Walmart e-mail 'phishing' scam

May 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Police Department officers say they have been "overrun" by phone calls from residents reporting a scam involving Walmart.
RPD Capt. Eric Murphy said ... [more]

FCSD25 looks to buy property for new school

May 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees have looked at five potential locations for the site of a new K-3 elementary school in ... [more]

At 50, county fire chief is valedictorian at CWC

May 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Fremont County Fire District Chief Craig Haslam signed up to get his fire science degree at Central Wyoming College, he didn't plan on getting straight-A ... [more]

Crowded faculty anticipating campus upgrades

May 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though Central Wyoming College's spring semester is over, faculty president Matt Herr said his colleagues still are hard at work on the Riverton campus.
They ... [more]

Job Corps construction details aired for builders

May 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Contractors from Fremont County and throughout the United States are focusing on details about construction of the Wind River Job Corps Center, set to open ... [more]

Ambulance chief: Budget must double to keep pace

May 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Ambulance Department's budget will need to nearly double in future years for it to deliver adequate emergency medical services, said its ... [more]

Today

May 17, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
HEARTH

Donald R. Hearth, 86, of Lander, died Thursday, May 16, at his home. Per his request, cremation will take place, and there will be no ... [more]

Hudson defendant says he is 'deeply sorry' for his role in 2011 homicides

May 17, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Ryan Blake Hanway is sentenced to eight to 16 years in prison.

Ryan Blake Hanway will spend the next eight to 16 years in prison for his role in the ... [more]

Near-record antlers on display at Elk Refuge sale

May 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A near-record set of antlers found on the National Elk Refuge will be on display but won't be for sale at an auction in Jackson.
The antlers scored ... [more]

Man killed in Shoshoni; deputies arrest suspect

May 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 45-year-old Shoshoni resident has been arrested on second-degree murder and domestic violence battery charges in connection with the Wednesday morning death ... [more]

Big returns likely to ease budget concerns

May 17, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead's office says the latest Wyoming revenue figures continue to support his position that the state probably won't have to cut agency ... [more]

Officials request public's help in finding missing Ethete man

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker called the ongoing search for Curt LeClair, 62, of Ethete, an "open criminal investigation" in a press release Friday.
He enlisted the ... [more]

Digest

May 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fugitive fought before arrest
LARAMIE -- One of Kentucky's most wanted fugitives ran and fought with officers before being arrested in ... [more]

Library systems director resigns 'unexpectedly'

May 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County officials say they were surprised by the announcement.

Fremont County Library System director Matt Nojonen is resigning effective May 31. His ... [more]

RHS students take part in Spring Fling

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Senior Chris Holcomb, far left, was able to stay on his feet when a large group of his classmates charged the water and soap tarp during the Spring Fling on ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
TRIMMER

Phoebe Miriam (Morgan) Trimmer, formerly of Lander, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital after a short illness. ... [more]

Uranium mine looking to hire county workers

May 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If a new uranium boom is hitting Fremont County, only the first rumbles are sounding.
One early indication took the form of Rich Boberg, standing behind a ... [more]

DC-10 firefighting tanker company moving from California to Casper

May 16, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A California company that operates two large, jet-powered air tankers for fighting wildfires is moving from California to Wyoming.
Victorville, ... [more]

Crews adding sonar unit in search of missing man

May 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Curtis LeClair, of Ethete, has been missing since about 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Thursday's continued search for Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete will include ... [more]