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Riverton's new public services director starts work July 14

Jul 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kyle Butterfield will start work as Riverton's new public services director on July 14.
He was the only finalist for the spot, which was vacated last year by ... [more]

Past museum director to stand trial on charges she stole materials from site

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Carol Thiesse pleaded not guilty Tuesday

The former director of Lander's Pioneer Museum has a tentative trial date of Nov. 3 on charges she stole ... [more]

Past RPD officer says 'not guilty' to assault

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A former Riverton police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of aggravated assault in Lander District Court. Judge Marvin L. Tyler tentatively set ... [more]

Today

Jul 2, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
DOLAN

Alma J. Dolan, 70, of Pavillion, died Saturday, June 28, at her home. Per her request, cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at ... [more]

Same-sex couples seeking immediate permission to wed

Jul 2, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Four gay couples who have sued to gain the right to marry in Wyoming are asking a judge immediately to rule in their favor after a recent ruling by ... [more]

Digest

Jul 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  New speed limit takes effect
CHEYENNE -- Motorists traveling in Wyoming will soon be able to go a little faster on certain stretches of interstate ... [more]

Man dies when raft capsizes

Jul 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Authorities say an Albany County man has died after a raft capsized on the North Platte River in Carbon County.
Stephen Kaisler, 70, died Thursday ... [more]

Ten states considered for relocating park bison

Jul 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Federal wildlife officials on Monday listed 20 parcels of public lands in 10 states that could be suitable for bison from Yellowstone ... [more]

Today

Jul 1, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Alvina Rahel Brown, 87, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 25, at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland following a short ... [more]

Wyoming WIC program updates income guidelines

Jul 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Income guidelines for the special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children Program are being updated once again, according to the Wyoming ... [more]

As revenues solidify, CWC adjusts final budget tally

Jul 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved more than $2 million in changes to its fiscal year 2014 budget.
The move is common as the end of ... [more]

Mosquito spraying under way in Riverton

Jul 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton began its seasonal mosquito mitigation program Monday evening.
The distinctive sound of the vehicle-mounted fogging machine will be heard ... [more]

County budget tops $40 million; large fund held in reserve

Jul 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Public hearing set Monday in Lander

Fremont County Commissioners are proposing a fiscal year 2015 budget totaling just over $40 million. It covers ... [more]

Council asks artists to submit designs for state coin

Jun 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Arts Council invites Wyoming artists to submit designs for coins in commemoration of the State of Wyoming's 125th anniversary of statehood.
The ... [more]

Culvert fails, alters traffic on Shoshone forest road

Jun 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials encourage Brooks Lake visitors to call the Wind River District Office to obtain information on the status of the road.

A culvert located on ... [more]

Man who aimed gun at child sentenced

Jun 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Other charges for forgery, fraud and illegal firearms possession against Harold Dean Porter were dropped as part of a plea arrangement.

A Lander-area ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Third trial ordered for fake car dealer
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday again ordered a new trial for a Wyoming man accused of ... [more]

Ambulance department not viable financially, boss says

Jun 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Ambulance Department's new director says his agency's finances are unsustainable.
Joe Zillmer's statement during a June 24 meeting ... [more]

Sowing a vision: Huddleston has big plans for dry, windy acres

Jun 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Imagine three quarters of an acre covered by at least 50 fruit trees--apples, pears, plums and apricots--each 15 to 30 feet tall and equally wide. Their leaves ... [more]

The way it was: Navy brothers -- 1944

Jun 30, 2014 - Staff:  During the massive commitment of American manpower to military service during World War II, it wasn't uncommon for brothers to be in uniform at the same time. ... [more]

Cokeville bombing subject of new film

Jun 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LAYTON, Utah -- More than a dozen people who survived a 1986 Wyoming school bombing as children are re-enacting the incident at a Utah school as part of a ... [more]

Endangered status will be sought for wild horses in state

Jun 30, 2014 - By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press:  Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct in North America for the second time in ... [more]

Indictments, sentences in big meth ring that 'flooded' Wyoming

Jun 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A drug organization moved large quantities of methamphetamine from Arizona for distribution in Wyoming before law enforcement arrested the ... [more]

Agnes of God comes to CWC

Jun 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The play is famous for its challenging roles for women and relies solely on the performance of the three main characters.

The Central Wyoming College ... [more]

'Medicaid gap' hits Wyoming hardest

Jun 27, 2014 - By James Chilton, For MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- More than 8 million Americans have enrolled in health-care insurance since the Affordable Care Act went into effect late last year, and another 3 ... [more]

Probation, treatment, prison threat for man in Sinks Canyon shooting

Jun 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A District Court judge has imposed an unorthodox sentence of probation and treatment, backed by the threat of prison time for three counts of aggravated ... [more]

Wild storm pummels Riverton area

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A spectacular thunderstorm sent rivers of rainwater rushing through Riverton roadways over the course of 15-20 minutes Thursday afternoon, bringing strong ... [more]

Today

Jun 27, 2014 - Staff:  Births
FOOS
A son was born to Samantha Foos of Riverton and Randy Foos of Riverton at 1:49 p.m. May 7 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 6 ... [more]

Digest

Jun 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Money scarce for horse roundups
RENO, Nev. -- Saying they don't have money or room to corral many more wild horses, federal land managers have sided ... [more]

District 25, Justice Department confer on American Indian issues within schools

Jun 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Representatives from Fremont County School District 25 recently met with the U.S. Department of Justice to discuss and share information about American Indian ... [more]