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Deputies arrest Riverton man after assault

Mar 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The victim said Justin King threatened to kill her children.

Justin King, 27, of Riverton, was arrested March 14 in Gillette after reportedly ... [more]

Eighteen get $1,000 in lotto

Mar 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Eighteen people have won $1,000 each in Wyoming's new in-state lottery game.
The Cowboy Draw game's first drawing on Monday had 9,750 winning ... [more]


Mar 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Motorists alerted to moving wildlife
MOOSE -- Motorists in and around Grand Teton National Park are being asked to be cautious over the next few weeks ... [more]

Vehicular homicide charge will stand in Nov. 13 fatality

Mar 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The charges will stand against a man accused of causing a crash on Nov. 13 that killed one woman and injured a second.
District Court Judge Norman E. Young ... [more]

Grass fire spread rapidly on windy day

Mar 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The blaze expanded from half an acre to 10 acres before it was controlled.

Soft terrain and strong winds caused difficulties for firefighters who ... [more]

Woman who suffocated baby heads to prison for 11 years

Mar 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ardis Enos had been charged with first-degree murder but signed a plea agreement in January on a lesser charge.

A woman who admitted killing her ... [more]

Jackson landslide inching along, as are solutions to it

Mar 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Town of Jackson and property owners continue to negotiate how they might divvy up the multimillion-dollar cost to stop once and for all a ... [more]

Kindergarten roundup had 130 sign-ups

Mar 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly 130 young students were registered for kindergarten at the kindergarten roundup held for the first time on March 13-14 by Fremont County School ... [more]


Mar 26, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Alice Marie Kucera, 85, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Henderson, Nev. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, ... [more]


Mar 25, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Daren D. Buss, 52, of Riverton, died of natural causes Wednesday, March 25, at his home in Riverton. Arrangements are ... [more]

Cauliflower 'hot new food' of 2015

Mar 25, 2015 - By Gretchen McKay, Tribune News Service:  Trends are a peculiar thing, especially when you live in a city that doesn't exactly shape the zeitgeist. Somebody somewhere decides something is the Next Big ... [more]


Mar 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bears are awake
MOOSE -- Visitors to Grand Teton National Park and the surrounding area are being cautioned that bears are out of hibernation and are ... [more]

Beetle-killed trees no more likely to catch fire, but they burn faster

Mar 25, 2015 - By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Mountain pine beetles have left vast tracts of dead, dry trees in the West, raising fears that they're more vulnerable to wildfire outbreaks, but a ... [more]

Prison ordered for woman who caused death of her boyfriend

Mar 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge has sentenced an Arapahoe woman to three years in prison for assaulting and injuring her boyfriend at their home.
The man died from bleeding ... [more]

RPD officer resuscitates Kinnear woman who collapsed Monday

Mar 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Police Department officer Gilbert Peck was commended Tuesday for resuscitating a 77-year-old Kinnear woman after she collapsed Monday morning at the ... [more]

Man accused in vehicle death using 'double jeopardy' defense

Mar 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A defense attorney is asking a judge to throw out the vehicular homicide case against her client, arguing it amounts to double jeopardy.
A hearing on the ... [more]

Council hears defense of bare-knuckle fights; chief called 'predator'

Mar 25, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council did not make a decision regarding bare-knuckle fighting regulations during a regular meeting this month.
Instead, council members ... [more]


Mar 24, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

David Alan Batchelder, 58, died Tuesday, March 17. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Chapel of Mount ... [more]

District 25 only requires certain workers to be vaccinated

Mar 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school system encourages all of its employees to receive immunizations.

Public concern over immunizations has resurfaced after a measles ... [more]


Mar 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Missile test involved Warren AFB
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Air Force says an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile was launched from California in ... [more]

Juvenile justice to be big interim study by lawmakers

Mar 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Overhauling how Wyoming approaches crimes and other misbehavior by juveniles will be among a state legislative committee's top priorities leading up ... [more]

State's ed board gets back to work on review of sci standards

Mar 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Board of Education is moving forward with its review of state science standards.
Members of the board decided at their meeting last ... [more]

Six injured in Wind River Canyon wreck

Mar 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Six Cody residents were injured in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday after their Jeep collided with a rock in the Wind River Canyon.
Officials believe all of the ... [more]

Solid waste district considering cheaper private health insurance

Mar 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Solid Waste Disposal District could leave the county's self-insurance pool and purchase health insurance from a private company for its ... [more]

Explorer tells tales from the biggest known cave on Earth

Mar 24, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The title of Wednesday's presentation by Mark Jenkins was intriguing: "Vietnam Underground -- The Viet Cong, Spelunkers and the Biggest Cave on Earth." So was ... [more]

Winter was warm, dry in county

Mar 24, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Spring has sprung, and meteorologists predict temperatures will continue to be above average, much like those seen during the winter.
The 2014-15 winter, ... [more]

Declining oil prices affect tribal royalties

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue will hold a mineral and royalty question and answer session April 9 at the Bureau of ... [more]

'Behind the Beautiful Forevers' next play in library series

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library will broadcast the play "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" in high definition Saturday.
The program is part of the library's National Theatre ... [more]

Museums to host traveling outlaw exhibit

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming has been the stomping grounds for many an outlaw. Butch Cassidy spent much of his career in Fremont County and Wyoming. He ranched in the Dubois area ... [more]

Rollout trash change a success, say city planners

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Early kinks being worked out

Riverton city residents have spent more than a month learning their new trash pickup schedule and figuring out how to ... [more]