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Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man gets seven years for gun thefts
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A man who stole eight guns from a Big Timber business and led police on a car chase the day ... [more]

City to take ownership of Big Bend drainage

Feb 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has decided to take ownership of the Big Bend Drainage District after hearing about the benefit the system could provide for the ... [more]

Some roads in Yellowstone to close Sunday

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone's winter season is coming to an end, which means roads that allow guided snowmobiles and snowcoach travel to some of ... [more]

Slow start to air boardings in new year

Feb 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport began the year at a slower pace than it did at the beginning of 2014 for commercial air passengers.
At the end of January in 2014 ... [more]

Today

Feb 26, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BARRETT

Shirley Barrett, 64, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. A memorial service will be at 10 ... [more]

Previous sex offender charged in new case to say he was drugged

Feb 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A convicted sex offender charged with sexual assault plans to base his defense on a claim that he was drugged the night before the alleged offense, his lawyer ... [more]

Endowment for PBS passes both houses; news not all good for college, however

Feb 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Legislators this week approved a bill that makes permanent the state endowment for the Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service headquartered at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Senate backs balanced budget bill

Feb 26, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The bill carries no authority with the federal government but signals the state's willingness to cooperate in a constitutional convention on a balanced ... [more]

Today

Feb 25, 2015 - Staff:  Community calendar
FRIDAY
Lander Valley High School and Lander Middle School Select Art Show Reception
is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lander Art Center, ... [more]

Nutella treat achieves worldwide popularity

Feb 25, 2015 - By Andrea Weigl, Tribune News Service:  If there is any person in the United States who understands how much Americans -- or really, people all over the world -- love Nutella, it is Allison Robicelli, ... [more]

CWC spring musical opens Thursday

Feb 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two matinees are on the five-performance slate

A famed Broadway musical opens on the local stage this week for five performances.
Rodgers and ... [more]

Thefts pile up countywide from vehicles left unlocked

Feb 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen auto burglaries were reported over the weekend throughout Fremont County, all involving vehicles that were left unlocked.
A majority of the ... [more]

Digest

Feb 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Former prosecutor waives hearing
LARAMIE -- The case against a former Albany County prosecuting attorney accused of using public money to buy ... [more]

Miller leads fight against failed bill on powdered booze

Feb 25, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have outlawed powdered alcohol in the state failed by one vote Tuesday in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Rep. David ... [more]

Wyoming House defeats bill on study of bicycle safety, state trail system

Feb 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House has narrowly defeated a bill calling for a comprehensive study of bicycle safety and the eventual construction of a statewide ... [more]

Writing test killed

Feb 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Legislation that would eliminate a writing test now given in Wyoming schools has passed the Legislature. The Senate voted 16-14 on Tuesday to ... [more]

Bill barring workplace bias fails; locals join hot debate

Feb 25, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have made it a crime to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity failed in the Wyoming House of Representatives ... [more]

Today

Feb 24, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
ANTELOPE

Robert Thomas "Lope" Antelope, 35, died Friday, Feb. 20, at his home in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. ... [more]

Ambulance rates to rise; first increase since 2013

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riding in an ambulance is getting more expensive in Fremont County. Rates for the service are to rise March 1 by more than 50 percent on average.
"Cash in the ... [more]

Digest

Feb 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Pedestrian struck, killed in Gillette
GILLETTE -- A 59-year-old Montana woman who was walking along a road in Gillette at night was struck by two ... [more]

Idaho shows new sage grouse plan

Feb 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho Department of Lands has put forward a draft plan to protect sage grouse habitat on state endowment land as part an effort to avoid a ... [more]

Man arrested downtown after attempt to elude in truck with two flat tires

Feb 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  An Ethete man was arrested Friday evening after leading deputies on a short chase in north Riverton.
Ryan Dean Monroe, 27, of Ethete, was charged with ... [more]

County lawmaker says Friday incident at Capitol demonstrated importance of civility

Feb 24, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Rep. Lloyd Larsen called it an unfortunate choice of words by a fellow representative who last week proposed amending a contentious ... [more]

Audio system at courthouse getting upgrade

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  People who are hard of hearing should have an easier time hearing District Court proceedings soon in Fremont County after Fremont County Commissioners approved ... [more]

Comments split on enlarging 'setback' for Wyoming wells

Feb 24, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- About 150 people, businesses and organizations filed written comments on a proposal to increase minimum allowable distance between oil and gas wells ... [more]

Ambulance service would be helped by Medicaid vote, says director

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expanding Medicaid in Wyoming would help the beleaguered Fremont County Emergency Medical Service.
"Our net cash in the door would increase $170,000 to ... [more]

National FFA Week: Wind River

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chapter celebrating week with cow hunts, barbecue

The Wind River FFA chapter officers are president Darcey Maddock, vice president Robert Buline, ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 22, 2015 - By Tia Gopp, Riverton FFA Reporter:  Members preparing for career development event competitions

The Riverton FFA chapter started its year in early May with the election of the 2014-2015 ... [more]

National FFA Week: Shoshoni

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chapter busy working on stage decorations for state convention

The Shoshoni FFA chapter has had a full and eventful summer with an exciting growing ... [more]

National FFA Week: Lander

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Agricultural organization boasts a long, rich history

The Lander FFA chapter will be busy this week.
Members plan to talk about FFA on local radio ... [more]