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Minimal damage in 'scary' lightning strike

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A lightning strike April 26 may have been exciting for local residents, but the incident was relatively minor for the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department.
RVFD ... [more]

Digest

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Natrona voters nix bond issue
CASPER -- Natrona County voters have rejected a $33 million bond issue to pay for school improvements.
Preliminary ... [more]

Yellowstone gains ground in war against lake trout

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A voracious species of trout that decimated a native trout population in Yellowstone National Park shows signs of decline following a costly ... [more]

New climate report predicts hotter, drier Wyoming plains

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Growing seasons in the northern Plains probably will be longer, however, if adequate water can be found.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Climate change will ... [more]

Tornado in rural area causes no damage Tuesday

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A small-scale tornado swept through rural Fremont County on Tuesday afternoon, whipping up debris and dust over open country about 20 miles north of Riverton. ... [more]

Pavillion water investigation falls further behind original schedule

May 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State officials have made progress investigating possible groundwater contamination east of Pavillion, but the process has fallen further behind schedule. ... [more]

City OKs new, renewed day care permits

May 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved two new day care licenses during its regular meeting April 15.
Jessica Casper, 315 E. Monroe Ave., and Kara Hancock, ... [more]

Baker to run for Riverton mayor

May 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker is running for mayor.
Baker announced his candidacy Wednesday. He said he believes Mayor Ron Warpness will not seek ... [more]

Student film festival Wednesday at CWC

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Instructor Jeremy Nielsen says audience feedback is a vital part of the learning process.

Members of the public are invited to a film festival ... [more]

Today

May 6, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BRINKERHOFF

Roger J. Brinkerhoff, 61, of Sheridan, died Sunday, May 4, in Sheridan. A visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the ... [more]

Prison term for woman who assaulted federal officer

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Northern Arapaho woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for assault on a federal officer in 2013.
According to court documents filed in October ... [more]

Early flooding seen in county; officials weigh prevention steps

May 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Forecasters expect high water on the Wind River in the next couple of months, and residents already seeing flooding could get some county help.
Fremont ... [more]

Alice Uden takes stand at her cold-case murder trial

May 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An elderly Missouri woman on trial in Wyoming says she shot her husband in the mid-1970s to protect her toddler daughter.
Seventy-five-year-old ... [more]

Unrestrained boy hurt in DUI car wreck

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 3-year-old Riverton boy suffered serious injuries Saturday in a one-vehicle traffic accident that reportedly involved an intoxicated driver.
Officials said ... [more]

College faculty member to challenge Case for Senate District 25 seat

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sergio Maldonado running as Democrat

Democrat Sergio Maldonado has announced his candidacy for Wyoming Senate District 25.
The seat is held by ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park might change concession plan
JACKSON -- Companies that do business in Grand Teton National Park may be sharing some of their earnings with the ... [more]

Near-censure of Mead rattles GOP convention

May 6, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  EVANSTON -- Gov. Matt Mead narrowly avoided being branded with a censure resolution at the Wyoming Republican Party Convention in Evanston on Saturday.
The ... [more]

Wyoming digest

May 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Alice Uden son: 'I hate you'
CHEYENNE -- Jurors heard emotional testimony Friday from one of the sons of a Missouri woman on trial for allegedly ... [more]

Season's final opera Saturday in Lander

May 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola," the last presentation of the 2014-14 season of Lander Met Opera, will be shown at 11 a.m. Saturday the Carnegie Room of the ... [more]

Mead survives censure move 145-132 at convention

May 5, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Incumbent Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead emphasized his accomplishments over his past three years in office in an address Saturday to Republican delegates to the state ... [more]

Decreasing mule deer population to be focus of new state working group

May 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concern has been raised about mule deer hunting in general license areas 92, 94, 96, 97 and 160.

Wyoming Game and Fish is forming a public input ... [more]

Potential farmers market sites compared

May 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Organizers continue to consider new location options for the weekly farmers market that has taken place in downtown Riverton for the past several ... [more]

Rink think

May 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton has no public ice skating area outdoors, but volunteers and city rec leaders plan to change that

Decades ago in Riverton, many local ... [more]

Pavillion-area water delivery to start where wells contaminated

May 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Pavillion-area residents are creating an organization to provide household water to locals in an area under study for groundwater contamination.
The ... [more]

The way it was: Pioneer Days queens -- 1961

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander's Pioneer Days festivities were still a couple of months away in May 1961, put preparations already were off and running.
An enjoyable preview of the ... [more]

Digest

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Art students selling chili, ceramics
Central Wyoming College ceramics students will sell homemade chili in handmade bowls at a fundraiser Wednesday in ... [more]

Class to train instructors on food, ag disasters

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Preparing for and responding to incidents involving animals, plants and food are the focus of a Department of Homeland Security certified course May 21 in ... [more]

District 38 passes audit; issues found

May 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A passing audit completed by Lovelett, Skogen & Associates, P.C., has been accepted by the Fremont County School District 38 Board of Trustees.
Business ... [more]

Veterans and families urged to fill out brief questionnaire

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services at ... [more]

Panelists to discuss EPA boundary decision

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe invites the public to an informative symposium Tuesday in Riverton.
The event is in response to recent concern about the boundary ... [more]