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Riverton man charged with vehicular homicide in Worland

Oct 28, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  A Riverton man faces a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of a Worland woman.
In court on Monday, 54-year-old Rick Capellen didn't respond ... [more]

Marcus wants to continue service on Shoshoni's town council

Oct 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni town councilman Bill Marcus is running for another term. He has been in office for 10 years.
The top two vote-getters in the multi-candidate race ... [more]

Fed judge fines county irrigation district, former manager $600K

Oct 28, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge has ordered a Fremont County irrigation district and a former manager to start work immediately to remove four dikes that he ruled were ... [more]

City eyes rate structure for rollout trash change-over

Oct 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton soon will offer a new billing rate if residents use a 45-gallon rollout trash container and do not recycle. The city council has approved ... [more]

Many candidates unopposed Nov. 4

Oct 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Eight Fremont County elected offices have only one candidate on Tuesday's ballot.

Dozens of people are running unopposed this election cycle, ... [more]

Judge Brimmer dead at age 92

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Hon. Clarence "Bud" Addison Brimmer Jr. of Cheyenne died Oct. 23, 2014, at the Boulder Community Foothills Hospital in Boulder, Colo. He was 92.
Brimmer ... [more]

New UW facility to serve as university's 'front door'

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming cut the ribbon Friday on the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center -- a dramatic welcoming center with state-of-the-art technological ... [more]

Cable splicer a busy man around ski areas

Oct 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Replacing a cable on a ski lift doesn't require a mechanic, it requires an artist. Fortunately for Jackson Hole's ski epicenters, a world-class cable ... [more]

The way it was: Mayors -- 1994

Oct 26, 2014 - Staff:  With an eye on the coming session of the Wyoming Legislature, the Fremont County Association of Governments invited local lawmakers to hear concerns on topics ... [more]

College hosting Halls of Horrors event this week

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Thrill-seekers can take guided tours this week through the dark halls of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center at Central Wyoming College.
Around every corner will ... [more]

Construction begins on CWC Lander Center

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College and the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information have announced that construction has begun on the new CWC Lander Center, ... [more]

Classical musicians to perform two public concerts in Fremont County

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Cellist Evan Drachman and pianist Mary Au will perform two public concerts this fall in Fremont County.
The first show is at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Riverton ... [more]

New display on historic hotels opens at museum

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new display on historic Wyoming hotels has opened at the Pioneer Museum in Lander.
The display, titled "A Room for the Night," is a collaboration between ... [more]

Weight to determine registration fee for campers

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger has announced that beginning Jan. 1, most house trailer (campers) registration fees will increase from a flat $15 ... [more]

College addresses 'persistence' rate among students

Oct 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Valdez says he'll dig into the data

New Central Wyoming College president Cris Valdez sees areas in which the school could use improvement, and he ... [more]

Two contests for city council seats

Oct 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two other positions have just one candidate on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Two former members of the Riverton City Council are vying to ... [more]

Alligators on the way for 2015 fair, but no truck pull

Oct 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The sharks were such a hit at this year's Fremont County Fair that organizers cast about for something equally exciting, fearsome and out of place in Wyoming ... [more]

Ballots to include questions on lodging tax, judges and mill levy

Oct 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local voters could see some odd questions when they go to the polls Nov. 4.

Lodging tax
Ballots in all Fremont County precincts are to include a ... [more]

Bizet show coming to Lander Met Opera

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander Met Opera will present "Carmen" at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room at the Lander Library.
Georges Bizet created the opera from a play by the ... [more]

Today

Oct 24, 2014 - Staff:  Births
O'DEAN

A son was born to Brandy Hanson of Riverton and William O'Dean of Elko, Nev., at 3:09 p.m. June 3 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Sweetest county in Wyoming

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Area bees produced 1.1 million pounds of honey in 2012

White bee boxes are a common site for local residents, but some might be surprised by how many ... [more]

Digest

Oct 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Emissions plan approved
GILLETTE -- A federal appeals court has sided with the state of Wyoming on a plan to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from power ... [more]

Body is that of Wyoming man missing since 2000

Oct 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Human remains found in western South Dakota's Lawrence County last week have been identified as those of a man whose disappearance 14 years ... [more]

Facilities panel advises changes at several sites

Oct 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state-run Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin would be privatized or closed, and the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston and the Wyoming Life ... [more]

Peters wants second term as Shoshoni mayor

Oct 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters says he is proud of the work he has accomplished during his four-year term in office.
He is asking town voters to elect him again ... [more]

HD 33 candidate Clifford said her focus would be more than reservation

Oct 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During her campaign for Wyoming House District 33, Democrat Andrea Clifford of Riverton says she has felt ostracized at times because of her tribal ... [more]

Third murder suspect now held at state penitentiary

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The third defendant in a federal murder case from the Wind River Indian Reservation is to be delivered to federal custody soon. His two co-defendants were ... [more]

Woman charged in assault that resulted in death of boyfriend in trailer house

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Arapahoe woman has been charged for attacking her boyfriend Oct. 11. The man, Clarence Joseph Tyler, subsequently died, but the charges do not accuse the ... [more]

Today

Oct 23, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MORGAN

A son was born to Lunissa Garcia of Thoreau, N.M., at 6:13 p.m. July 27 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

WY Outside hosting youth video contest

Oct 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming youth ages 8-18 have an opportunity to show what experiencing nature means to them and exhibit their creative abilities by entering the second annual ... [more]