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Aug 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Details told in caged-child case
LARAMIE -- Investigators did not have enough evidence until last month to take custody of a 7-year-old Wyoming boy who ... [more]

Court deal favors third-party candidates

Aug 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A provision of Wyoming law that restricted third-party political candidate fundraising is unconstitutional and can't be enforced, a federal judge ... [more]

Search is on for man who fired gun repeatedly in residential Riverton

Aug 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton police are looking for a black BMW that reportedly was involved in a weapon offense Wednesday evening on North Seventh Street East.
No one was ... [more]

Kessler among first to run as non-primary filing period opens

Aug 7, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  On the opening day of the filing period, Fremont County had 10 non-partisan candidates file for the general election. The filing period covers school boards, ... [more]

Man arrested for rural assault on 88-year-old who recorded attack

Aug 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Douglas Shepard, 44, of Lander, was arrested for battery on Monday after reportedly assaulting an 88-year-old man during a dispute over hay.
Shepard made the ... [more]

Traffic at fair 'not a great experience' for officers

Aug 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Access was congested during the weeklong event because of road construction.

Local law enforcement officers say they are happy the Fremont County ... [more]

Report: Gas wells not obvious cause of Pavillion-area contamination

Aug 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A draft report released Wednesday by state officials found no evidence that natural gas wells east of Pavillion leaked hydrocarbons into local groundwater. ... [more]

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]