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Strong start to summer visitation in Yellowstone; melted road fixed

Jul 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A road in Yellowstone National Park has reopened after it was melted by a hot spot in the ground.
Last week, park officials had to ... [more]

Locals object to plan for Pavillion water reports

Jul 15, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- People dealing with polluted groundwater in the Pavillion area have objected that a gas developer can review and comment on two state investigations ... [more]

Officials net fourth suspect in canyon cabin vandalism case

Jul 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  A fourth person is in custody related to a cabin vandalism case in Sinks Canyon.
Maxine Lawson, 19, of Riverton, was arrested on Fremont County warrants for ... [more]

Man beaten, arrested after picking fight with Riverton bar patrons

Jul 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Michael Thomson, 32, of Appleton, Wis., was arrested for public intoxication, interference and two counts of simple assault after an incident that was reported ... [more]

City seeks bigger voice in county solid waste picture

Jul 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Riverton City Council requested more communication from the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District during a regular meeting this month. ... [more]

Land sales, marriage applications/certificates for June

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Land sales
- Grantor: GOMENDI RICHARD BRUCE Legal: Sub/Mine: RENEGADE FIRST ADDITION MI Lot: 4 City: MISCE... Grantee: GRIFFIN JOSEPH VERN, GRIFFIN ... [more]

Nicaraguan sentenced for killing Wyoming missionary

Jul 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  -... [more]

Owen Fire containment stalls at 80 percent

Jul 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The fire is burning slowly in rough terrain, and no further spread is expected.

LARAMIE -- A wildfire burning in southeast Wyoming may not be fully ... [more]

2014 Tour de Wyoming circling Fremont County

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nearly 400 cyclists and volunteers will visit central and northwestern Wyoming during the 18th annual Tour de Wyoming. The six-day event, which attracts ... [more]

College's Liberty Lecture series continues Monday

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Catholic College's second Liberty Lecture this year will be "States' Rights and the Future of Federal Tyranny" featuring president Dr. Kevin Roberts. ... [more]

Nicaraguan sentenced for killing Wyoming missionary

Jul 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- A Nicaraguan man who confessed to killing a Wyoming woman on a missionary trip has been sentenced to 39 years in prison.
A judge on ... [more]

Casino sponsoring poker run, giveaway

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino will host its annual poker run July 26 to help celebrate its motorcycle giveaway.
Ride the Winds Poker Run registration begins ... [more]

Science education law draws national attention

Jul 14, 2014 - By Aerin Curtis, MCT News Service:  Wyoming students deserve classes that focus on the science of climate change and leave out political agendas.
That's the thought behind Thursday's launch of a ... [more]

Air service task force advises guarantee for airline

Jul 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tasked with improving service at Riverton Regional Airport, the Fremont County Air Service Task force is considering a revenue guarantee plan for airlines ... [more]

Meeting on parks, paths draws mostly negative words

Jul 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Most comments were negative as Riverton community members shared their opinions about local parks and trails during a city council work session July 8.
Some ... [more]

Longtime legislator Illoway runs for Secretary of State

Jul 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Secretary of State candidate Pete Illoway says two things set him apart from his competitors: He is the most experienced, and he does not want to seek ... [more]

Bats topic of next Fireside Speaker Series discussion

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sinks Canyon State Park has announced the Fireside Speaker Series schedule for summer 2014. The series began Friday.
The presentations will be at 6:30 p.m. ... [more]

The way it was: Helen Petersdorf -- 1934

Jul 14, 2014 - Staff:  One of Fremont County's major political figures of the middle 20th century was Helen Petersdorf. She held an office that no longer exists -- Fremont County ... [more]

Dubois celebrating Museum Day with art, music, demonstrations

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  The historic cabins will come alive from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with interpreters dressed in period clothing sharing unique perspectives on local ... [more]

WY Outside hosts youth film contest

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming youth ages 8 to 18 have an opportunity to show what experiencing nature means to them and exhibit their creative abilities by entering the second ... [more]

Digest

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Rodeo entries being accepted
The 102nd Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo is accepting local entries from Wyoming cowboys and cowgirls to participate in the ... [more]

Today

Jul 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
JIMENEZ

A son was born to Alicia J. Sanchez of Lander and Robert M. Jimenez of Alice, Texas, at 12:10 a.m. May 8 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Digest

Jul 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park tour bus crash hurts seven
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- A bus carrying Asian tourists flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National ... [more]

Earhart search sponsor wants to move forward on lawsuit

Jul 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming man who paid $1 million to sponsor a search for Amelia Earhart's missing airplane is asking a federal judge not to dismiss his fraud ... [more]

Prime land in Teton park being appraised for swap

Jul 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State and federal officials are negotiating terms and conditions for an upcoming reappraisal of valuable state land located within the boundaries of ... [more]

Vintage games, anvil blasting featured at Gold Rush Days

Jul 11, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The two-day annual event begins Saturday in South Pass City.

Gold Rush Days in South Pass City are set to kick off Saturday.
The South Pass City ... [more]

Impounded van might be linked to vehicle thefts

Jul 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Police have impounded a suspect vehicle in connection with a string of thefts reported recently in Riverton.
The silver Chrysler Town and Country contained ... [more]

Construction begins at new justice center

Jul 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In a fitting scene for Fremont County, dignitaries turned the first ceremonial spadefuls of dirt for the Riverton justice center on Friday before a back drop ... [more]

Today

Jul 10, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACKBURN

Yvette R. Blackburn, 50, of Arapahoe, died Friday, July 4, in Casper. Funeral services were Thursday, July 10, at 50 Miller Lane in ... [more]

Absentee voting beginning for primary election

Jul 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Absentee voting is now open for Wyoming's primary election.
The 40-day period for absentee voting began Thursday and ends on Aug. 18, the day ... [more]