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Election Matchup: Fremont County Coroner

Aug 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Mark Stratmoen and Dominick Weigel, both Republican candidates for Fremont County coroner, gave their opinions on several issues in recent interviews. The ... [more]

Inmates help shelter

Aug 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Laramie County prison inmates are helping out at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter through a new program with the sheriff's office.
The inmates who help ... [more]

Brooks Lake Road under construction

Aug 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Brooks Lake Road, Forest Road 515, will be closed periodically for the next three week. Crews are working to replace a culvert that failed recently.
The road ... [more]

Digest

Aug 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Three killed in car wreck
LUSK -- Two South Dakota women and a Colorado man have been killed in a rollover north of Lusk.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol ... [more]

Man bound over on felony sex assault charge

Aug 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The owner of Lander's Subway restaurant is facing a felony charge that he sexually abused a minor employee. The case was sealed until it was bound over to ... [more]

Suspect hid 'hash oil' in bag of toys

Aug 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kerry Griffith, 44, of Riverton, was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver at about 9:45 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Mary Anne ... [more]

Today

Aug 6, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
PETERS

James Robert Peters, 81, of Lander, died Sunday, Aug. 3. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Holy Rosary Catholic ... [more]

Officials unseal bids for work on new District 14 school

Aug 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 14 and state officials opened bids July 30 on a project to build a new Wyoming Indian Elementary School. Details about the bids, ... [more]

Blueberries pair with lemon for a tasty cake

Aug 6, 2014 - By Susan Selasky, McClatchy Newspapers:  Blueberries are terrific in many baked goods such as today's recipe for Blueberry Lemon Bundt cake.
But don't let your blueberries sink to the bottom of the ... [more]

A slime-free approach to cooking okra

Aug 6, 2014 - By Bill Daley, McClatchy Newspapers:  Okra has an ardent proselytizer in Virginia Willis, the Atlanta-based chef, author and Southern food authority.
"I will cajole, entice, and seduce doubters ... [more]

Governor gets gay-marriage petition

Aug 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More than 2,300 signers ask Gov. Matt Mead to quit defending a state law that says marriage can only unite a man and a woman.

CHEYENNE -- Proponents ... [more]

Wyoming considers allowing some felons to vote

Aug 6, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering setting up an automatic process to allow some felons to regain their voting rights after they serve their ... [more]

Cheyenne welcomes Green House data center

Aug 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne data center has completed a $35 million expansion, and the state of Wyoming is the center's first customer.
The 35,000-square-foot Green ... [more]

Tuesday rain sets new record in Riverton

Aug 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service office west of Riverton saw .58 inch of rain Tuesday.

The rain falling off-and-on over Fremont County this week is ... [more]

Wyoming wild horse roundup challenged

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wild horse preservation groups are challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plan to remove about 800 horses from areas in southern ... [more]

Commission OKs tax rate for current fiscal year

Aug 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners have approved property tax rates for the current fiscal year, which began July 1 and lasts through June 30, 2015.
The county is ... [more]

Today

Aug 5, 2014 - Staff:  Community calendar
WEDNESDAY
Riverton Welcome to Central Wyoming College President Valdez
is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck ... [more]

Doctor visit means hundreds of miles for some veterans

Aug 5, 2014 - By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- For millions of veterans living in rural America, the challenges of accessing an overburdened and scandal-plagued health care system go ... [more]

Gonorrhea case reports spiking in state

Aug 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  With a significantly increased number of reported gonorrhea cases this year the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents that preventing the spread ... [more]

Couple kept child in cage, police say

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Authorities in Wyoming are pressing felony charges against a man and a woman, alleging they kept a 7-year-old child in an outdoor cage.
The child's ... [more]

Trailer, cars destroyed by fire

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A young boy playing with a lighter may have started the fire that destroyed a trailer home Sunday on Rendezvous Road south of Riverton.
No one was injured in ... [more]

Man killed by police identified as Justin Steele

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have confirmed that the man killed in an officer-involved shooting last week on the Wind River Indian Reservation was Justin Steele, 26, of ... [more]

State relieved to have highway money

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming highway officials say they're relieved Congress funded highway construction through May but disappointed lawmakers didn't come up with a ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Short rentals nixed in Jackson
JACKSON -- Homeowners in most parts of Teton County will no longer be allowed to rent out their properties for short-term ... [more]

New CWC Lander center to cost $850,000 more than estimated

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved an extra $850,000 for the construction of a new facility in Lander.
Administrators said bids for ... [more]

Raffle raising funds for upgrades at visitor center

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Organizers of the annual Sinks Canyon State Park raffle are encouraging nature enthusiasts to buy tickets for the chance to win one of three full framed and ... [more]

County takes new look at consolidation of fair sites

Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Laramie County Fair officials say the savings from consolidating from two locations to one could reach $100,000 a year, twice as much as earlier ... [more]

Coroner race takes shape with pair of GOP candidates

Aug 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Stratmoen and Weigel competing

A contest for Fremont County Coroner has been uncommon in recent elections, but the announced retirement of longtime ... [more]

Families have chance to explore cave at Sinks Canyon State Park

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Children and their parents now can apply for a chance to explore a cave at Sinks Canyon State Park.
Applications for the Fourth Annual Wyoming Kids eXtreme ... [more]

Geneaology project leads to a 12,000-card data base for Szczepanski

Aug 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Dean Szczepanski didn't expect to dip himself into the large pool of research he would need to do to dig deep into his family roots. Once he went further into ... [more]