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Apr 23, 2015 - Staff:  Births
BRIGGS

A daughter was born to Naomi Briggs of Riverton at 12:21 p.m. April 1 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7 ... [more]

National parks, monuments generated nearly $1 billion for state economy in 2014

Apr 23, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A steady stream of visitors to national parks promises to help absorb the hit Wyoming's economy has suffered as a result of low oil prices, a ... [more]

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Apr 23, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Hospital workers donate after crash
CHEYENNE (AP) -- With donations of everything from diapers to cell phone chargers, hospital personnel pulled ... [more]

Two arrests Wednesday in city tied to drug possession and distribution

Apr 23, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Riverton men were arrested on drug charges Wednesday as part of a joint operation involving three local law enforcement agencies.
Dale Bennett, 38, of ... [more]

Man bound over on child porn count; additional charges possible

Apr 23, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Circuit Court Judge Robert B. Denhardt has bound over a Lander man on a child-pornography charge.
Lander police arrested Joseph Hendrix on April 2 after a ... [more]

Fewer calls for sheriff response in 2014; VIN checks rose

Apr 23, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office experienced a decrease in calls for service in 2014 compared with the previous year.
The county's dispatch center ... [more]

More flights to Riverton airport in March; bigger plane used often

Apr 23, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A monthly boost in air service activity was reported in March at Riverton Regional Airport.
For the month, 124 flights were scheduled to depart from the ... [more]

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Apr 22, 2015 - Staff:  Births
BEARING

A daughter was born to Marlis Hill of Lander and Richard Bearing of Riverton at 7:25 p.m. March 9 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Man pleads not guilty to child pornography possession charge

Apr 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander FBI office arrested a man on a charge of possession of child pornography on March 25. He pleaded not guilty at a March 30 hearing.
If convicted, ... [more]

Filmmakers of Fremont County

Apr 22, 2015 - By Andee Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton resident among state contest's finalists

Two Fremont County residents are finalists in the Wyoming Short Film Contest.
[more]

Fewer permits for building in 2014, but value was high due to Job Corps, CWC center

Apr 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Though fewer building permits were issued in Riverton last year than the year before, the total value of new constructions in the city reached a three-year ... [more]

County to involve public as EMS options examined

Apr 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Survey planned; hearings possible

Pursuing a survey, town hall meetings and soliciting proposals from private companies to buy Fremont County ... [more]

State lawsuit on more horse roundups thrown out by fed judge

Apr 22, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Wyoming officials that sought to compel the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to promptly round up ... [more]

New water storage under consideration

Apr 22, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming holds the headwaters of several rivers that flow into other states, including the Green River, a major tributary to the Colorado River. ... [more]

Big water tank complete, to be fenced

Apr 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The tank is part of the larger Riverton Water Supply Project.

With a 2 million gallon water tank complete, the city of Riverton now is placing a ... [more]

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Apr 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man shot to death near Worland
CODY (AP) -- Authorities are investigating after a 58-year-old man was shot to death in front of a home south of ... [more]

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Apr 21, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In the April 10 Ranger, the page five story "Dubois teen earns $7,500 scholarship from WTA" should have said Rowan Hawk, of Dubois, has ... [more]

Legislators file brief opposing gay marriage

Apr 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND (AP) -- Sixteen Wyoming legislators have weighed in on a pending U.S. Supreme Court case arguing that states should have the right to refuse to allow ... [more]

Pileup on I-80 kills two, closes interstate

Apr 21, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Officials hope to reopen a large stretch of the highway Tuesday.

CHEYENNE -- A second person has been confirmed dead a day after more than 60 ... [more]

Wyoming snowpack sees first increase in weeks

Apr 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Thanks to last week's spring snowstorm, Wyoming's statewide snowpack levels increased for the first time in weeks.
The Natural Resources ... [more]

Salon collecting hair donations for wig charities

Apr 21, 2015 - By Andee Novotny, Staff Writer:  Ponytails must be at least 8 inches long.

Details Salon will host its first-ever Hair Fair at 9 a.m. May 16 to benefit patients who have suffered ... [more]

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Apr 21, 2015 - From The Associated Press:  Wyoming man killed in crash
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Officials in Big Horn County have released the name of a 50-year-old Wyoming man who died in a ... [more]

City accepting bids for fire hydrant replacement project

Apr 21, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is replacing 16 fire hydrants around town, and bids for the replacement project are due Thursday.
Dawn Willhelm, the utility division ... [more]

Yellowbear asks to join agency in defending rez border

Apr 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  The convicted killer's interest in the EPA case has to do with law enforcement jurisdiction.

Convicted baby killer Andrew John Yellowbear has ... [more]

Officials tour new Riverton justice center

Apr 21, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Construction on the facility should be finished in June.

Law enforcement and members of the media got a first look at the new Riverton justice ... [more]

CWC selects three finalists for Wyoming PBS leader

Apr 21, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three finalists for the general manager position at Wyoming PBS will come to campus for interviews and a public presentation during the first week of May. ... [more]

One fatality, multiple injuries in I-80 pileup Monday

Apr 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming is closed again because of another chain-reaction crash involving multiple vehicles in dense fog.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Cloud-seeding looks promising enough in Winds to draw interest throughout the West

Apr 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A cloud-seeding project in the Wind River Mountains has drawn interest from parties throughout the Colorado River Basin struggling to cope with continued ... [more]

Shoshoni school taking shape; 2016 occupancy on schedule

Apr 19, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Roads are built, footings are poured, and athletic fields are prepped for summer grass seeding at the site of the new Shoshoni School.
The kindergarten ... [more]

Future 1 percent projects to benefit from 'holistic' analysis

Apr 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton plans to use optional 1 percent sales tax money to assess the quality of streets in Riverton.
Public works director Kyle Butterfield ... [more]