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U.S. rig count up eight this week to1,762; state unchanged

Nov 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by eight this week to ... [more]

Digest

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Student senate sponsoring food drive
The Central Wyoming College Student Senate is sponsoring a canned food drive through November.
Nonperishable ... [more]

Peak viewing season starts for herd of bighorn sheep

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Visitors to Dubois can encounter herds of bighorn sheep in their winter habitat during the animal's peak viewing season in November and early December.
The ... [more]

Theater students study '50s for 'The Beat Cafe'

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College music and theater departments will bring together comedy, literature, dance and music from the Beat Generation with original shows ... [more]

Wyoming Game and Fish provides steps for preventing wildlife collisions

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  As the weather changes, many big game animals leave their summer and fall ranges for traditional wintering areas.
Migration routes often lead animals into ... [more]

Band, choir, handbell group to perform at CWC concert

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College vocal and instrumental groups will present a Fall Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre. The ... [more]

County library board narrows director candidate field to one

Nov 18, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Tracy Cook will tour the branches and meet with the public Monday.

The Fremont County Library Board of Trustees has narrowed its candidate search for ... [more]

Quick public action controlled situation near day care center

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office thanked the public Thursday for helping to identify a man who raised suspicions this week at a day care north of Riverton. ... [more]

County would save big money by conducting autopsies locally, coroner tells commissioners

Nov 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County now pays $1,060 for each autopsy performed by a contracted forensic pathologist in Colorado, plus an additional $200 or more in salaries and ... [more]

Bringing up the Udens

Nov 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Raising their bodies from the bottom of a 600-foot lake after 33 years is possible -- but it's anything but easy

An expert in underwater salvage ... [more]

Livingston wins another term as Farm Bureau leader

Nov 18, 2013 - Staff:  Perry Livingston of Sundance has been elected to his ninth term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation at the organization's 94th annual meeting in ... [more]

The way it was: Lander-Riverton cheerleaders -- 1953

Nov 18, 2013 - Staff:  In the years before the modern playoff system, the high school football season in Fremont County started later than it does today -- usually in the second ... [more]

More funding cuts might be coming for Wyoming military units

Nov 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The leader of the Wyoming Military Department warned Friday that more federal budget cuts could cause further pain for National Guard units in the ... [more]

Today

Nov 15, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SHEPHERD

A son was born to Jordyn and Jacob Shepherd, of Riverton, at 7:57 a.m. Oct. 16, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hirsig: Costs high, help available
SHERIDAN -- Wyoming's insurance commissioner says health-insurance costs in the state are among the highest in the ... [more]

Underground coal gasification plans challenged in Wyoming

Nov 15, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state review panel opened a hearing Thursday on an environmental group's challenge of an application from an Australian company that wants to turn ... [more]

Sternberg quits as UW president

Nov 15, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The highly-touted administrator was on the job less than five months.

LARAMIE -- Dr. Robert Sternberg resigned as president of the University of ... [more]

Past ambassador notes rapid gain in economic growth outside the U.S.

Nov 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Expertise in global policy and economic structure was present Wednesday at Central Wyoming College as former U.S. Ambassador Marc Wall shared his experience ... [more]

County sets terms for taking Kingfisher Road

Nov 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Residents along the Dubois-area route have until Dec. 1 to agree to three conditions for county maintenance.

After months of discussion, the Fremont ... [more]

With Sternberg out, UW facing questions on secret search

Nov 15, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  News of Bob Sternberg's resignation as University of Wyoming president has revived the issue of how the UW Board of Trustees hires the leader of Wyoming's only ... [more]

Two linked to Pitt meth ring take pleas, get lighter punishment

Nov 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two men arrested during a countywide methamphetamine bust in May have taken plea agreements that will spare them long prison terms.
Joseph Randall Summerlin ... [more]

Today

Nov 14, 2013 - Staff:  Births
MARTEL

A son was born to Mallorie Goodman and Brett Martel, of Arapahoe, at 1:29 a.m. Oct. 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Pipeline decision put off
BOISE, Idaho -- The U.S. Interior Department has given final approval to the pathway of a new, 990-mile high-voltage ... [more]

UW trustees huddling over Sternberg flap

Nov 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is meeting in Laramie amid dissatisfaction with new President Bob Sternberg.
The trustees entered ... [more]

Health exchange enrollment low, but growing

Nov 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal figures show that 85 Wyoming residents have registered for private insurance through the federal government's health insurance exchange.
A ... [more]

Library system presents book to vet group

Nov 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  On behalf of the veterans in Riverton, the Fremont County Library Systems Foundation presented the Riverton Branch Library with a copy of "They Served with ... [more]

District 21 board of trustees votes to OK change in leave time policy

Nov 14, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees updated many policies during its October meeting, but it was a leave request that really got the Fort ... [more]

Alice Uden pleads not guilty to her old murder charge

Nov 14, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Missouri woman accused of killing her husband in southeast Wyoming in the mid-1970s has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
The current ... [more]

State orders water tests before drilling for oil and gas

Nov 14, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission adopted new rules Tuesday that will require companies drilling for oil and gas in the state to first test for ... [more]

Four-time felon bound over; could face life in prison over guns, threats

Nov 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander-area man faces life in prison for firearms and assault charges because he already is a convicted felon four times over.
Witnesses allege that Harold ... [more]

Only campus weapons violation was by a 12-year-old who hid gun

Nov 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has not seen a weapon offense on school property for at least three years, but campus safety officer Dan Ladd said one will appear in ... [more]

Campus security stepped up at CWC this semester

Nov 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  There has been an increase in security efforts at Central Wyoming College this year, beginning with the hire of campus safety officer Dan Ladd in the ... [more]

Bob Sternberg resigned as president of the Univ. of Wyoming

Nov 14, 2013 - Associated Press:  Bob Sternberg resigned as president of the University of Wyoming on Thursday, ending his tenure that lasted just over four months after taking over as ... [more]

Today

Nov 13, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
WASHINGTON

Theodore "Teddy" Washington, 60, of Arapahoe, died Monday, Nov. 11, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Life sentence for quadruple killer
WHEATLAND -- A Wyoming man who killed his three young sons and brother and wounded his wife in a shooting rampage two ... [more]

Deer not poached

Nov 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- There's new information about the death of a well-known mule deer that frequented the campus of Western Wyoming Community College in Rock ... [more]

New UW admission regs watched closely

Nov 13, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Tougher University of Wyoming admission standards that took effect this year have caused some Wyoming school districts to rethink their high school ... [more]

Accomplice says 16-year-old led Sunday robbery plan

Nov 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The woman accused of driving the getaway car during an armed robbery Sunday at Walmart said her 16-year-old co-conspirator masterminded the crime.
The teen, ... [more]

ACA changing state health insurance scene, lawmakers told

Nov 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Before the Affordable Care Act took effect, 25 companies sold health insurance in Wyoming, but now there are just six.

The Affordable Care Act has ... [more]

Defiant killer gets 50 years to life for murder and assault in Lander

Nov 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man convicted of murder, rape and kidnapping will spend the next 50 years or the rest of his life in prison after his sentencing Wednesday in District ... [more]