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Bridge work to begin near Ethete

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  A pair of bridge replacement projects is scheduled to begin Monday on Wyoming Highway 132 between Lander and Ethete, according to the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

You are needed

Oct 12, 2014 - By Craig Haslam, Fremont County Fire Warden:  'We are looking for a few good firefighters'

I recently read that there are two types of firefighters. There are naturals and then there are learned ... [more]

The way it was: Runway project -- 1955

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Commercial air travel in Fremont County was growing quickly as the uranium boom picked up speed in the mid-1950s. Riverton Regional Airport (then called ... [more]

Wyoming Shake Out to stress quake preparedness

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security encourages residents to participate in the Wyoming Shake Out on Thursday.
The Shake Out focuses on earthquake ... [more]

Mozart show next in Met Opera series

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Met Opera will present "The Marriage of Figaro" at 11 a.m. Saturday.
In this opera, Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, created not only ... [more]

TEDx event set for Oct. 22 at Central Wyoming College

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  For the second year, Central Wyoming College will host a TEDx event in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater.
The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 ... [more]

Take time this week to exercise fire safety and thank a firefighter

Oct 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fire prevention week is a time to not only educate members of local communities, students in schools, employees in businesses and organizations of fire-safety ... [more]

Indigenous sovereignty subject of UW symposium

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The program begins at noon Monday at the University of Wyoming.

The second Building Tribal Nations symposium will focus on international indigenous ... [more]

Quake, movement in park not danger sign for caldera

Oct 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS -- Scientists have measured rather large ground movement and a strong earthquake around the Yellowstone caldera in the last year, but they ... [more]

Today

Oct 10, 2014 - Staff:  Births
LILLY

A daughter was born to Crystal Benally of Riverton and Gabriel Lilly of Riverton at 12:56 p.m. July 10 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Digest

Oct 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State eyes uranium regs
LARAMIE -- An interim legislative committee is considering a proposal under which Wyoming would take over regulation of uranium ... [more]

Murdered teen begged for life

Oct 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A young Wyoming man with a gunshot wound to his stomach was on his knees begging for his life when a 16-year-old who had opened fire into a group of ... [more]

Superintendent candidates face off in debate

Oct 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Candidates hoping to be Wyoming's next superintendent of public instruction squared off over the federal government's role in crafting education ... [more]

RHS marching band competes in invite ahead of state contest

Oct 10, 2014 - By Susan Lockhart, Northern Wyoming Daily News:  WORLAND -- Pirates, zombies and band instruments filled Warrior Stadium in Worland on Tuesday for the Northern Wyoming Marching Invitational.
The competition ... [more]

Online textbooks new feature at CWC

Oct 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials hope the resource will reduce the cost of college attendance and eliminate at least one barrier to higher education.

Open access online ... [more]

Hearing could clear way for same-sex marriage

Oct 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A federal court hearing next week could enable same-sex couples to begin getting marriage licenses in Wyoming.
Four same-sex couples and a gay-rights advocacy ... [more]

County ambulance response time getting faster

Oct 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's ambulances are hitting the road nearly a full minute sooner than a year ago.

When someone needs an ambulance, there's no time to ... [more]

Man arrested after brandishing gun at probation officers visiting home

Oct 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  James A. Crow, 46, of Riverton, was arrested after brandishing a gun at two probation and parole agents during a home visit Tuesday evening.
The agents said ... [more]

Woman in hammer murder case agrees to testify against others

Oct 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A woman charged in a murder case has agreed to testify against her two co-defendants and plead guilty in exchange for a lower charge.
She pinned most of the ... [more]

Officers call off search for missing couple

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has canceled its search for a Lyons Valley couple presumed missing Thursday afternoon.
A 74-year-old man and his ... [more]

Officials seek public's help in finding missing couple

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  This story has been ... [more]

Search continues for missing Casper woman

Oct 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Fire and emergency crews and volunteers are searching for a Casper woman who was reporting missing earlier this week.
A ground search got under way ... [more]

Today

Oct 9, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KERN

A daughter was born to Morgan Kern of Worland at 8:57 a.m. Aug. 11. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounces.

LeBEAU
A son was born ... [more]

Digest

Oct 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone visits top 3.2 million
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Visitation to Yellowstone National Park this year has topped the 3.2 million mark, and the park ... [more]

Superintendents complain about state funding for schools

Oct 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Nine school superintendents made their case Tuesday to Gov. Matt Mead that the state is shortchanging Wyoming K-12 funding.
No resolution was ... [more]

Despite federal action, governor says state to defend same-sex marriage law

Oct 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming will continue to defend a state law that defines marriage as existing only between a man and a woman despite federal appeals court rulings ... [more]

Drunk driver behind wheel of automobile going 106 mph

Oct 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Several subjects were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a deputy recorded their vehicle traveling more than 100 miles per hour on 8 Mile Road west of ... [more]

Council decides not to slap regulations on city parking lot downtown

Oct 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to leave the city-owned downtown parking lot unregulated.
The lot in question is on East Fremont Avenue between North ... [more]

Kidnap suspect pleads not guilty, wants a trial

Oct 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A kidnapping conviction would carry a penalty of 20 years to life in prison.

A trial date will be set for the Riverton man charged with kidnapping ... [more]

Investigators can't say whether black bear or grizzly killed man in B-T Forest

Oct 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish officials say they will likely never know what type of bear may have been involved in the death of Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah, last ... [more]