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Paxton wins Open qualifier

May 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Easton Paxton played hooky from Riverton High School on Wednesday, but nobody minded.
Paxton fired a 6-under par 66 to win a U.S. Open local ... [more]

Today

May 15, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BARNABY

A daughter was born to Katherine M. Tillman, of Fort Washakie, and Leo E. Barnaby Jr., of Fort Washakie, at 8:14 a.m. March 3, 2014, at ... [more]

Oil company buys Lummis ranch

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A major oil development company has acquired a 5,000-acre ranch southeast of Cheyenne that until recently belonged to U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and ... [more]

Woman who lied about sick son charged

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A Casper woman who received about $7,000 in donations after claiming her son was dying of brain cancer has been charged with felony fraud.
Krishelle ... [more]

Digest

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Palmerlee to lead UW trustees
LARAMIE -- Buffalo attorney David Palmerlee is the new president of the University of Wyoming Board of ... [more]

Crashed plane unreachable for months

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- With avalanche dangers looming, officials said Wednesday it could be months before crews can reach a single-engine plane that crashed on a mountain in ... [more]

Three dead when bus plows into vehicles waiting for construction

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A bus crashed into other vehicles stopped for roadwork on a rural Wyoming highway, killing three and sending at least three others to the ... [more]

Stolen car in Riverton leads to Tuesday pursuit in Lander

May 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Officers from throughout the county were involved in an incident involving a stolen vehicle at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The call was initiated in Riverton ... [more]

Service, energy jobs emphasized in employment expo at CWC

May 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If the May 9 employment expo gave a snapshot of the labor economy in Fremont County, it showed the service industry is hiring locally, and the energy industry ... [more]

Skate park nears halfway point on fundraising; city turns down new request

May 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association were hoping to secure another donation from the City of Riverton in the next fiscal year for their ... [more]

Info session Friday for potential operators of Wind River Job Corps

May 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor hosts an informational meeting Friday as part of its search for an operator at the Wind River Job Corps Center, which is set to ... [more]

Today

May 14, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
HUNGARY

Harley Ray "Sleeping Bear" Hungary, 67, of Ethete, died Saturday, May 10, with his family by his side. A rosary and wake were Tuesday, ... [more]

Part of Louis Lake Road to open

May 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  A portion of Louis Lake Road will open Memorial Day weekend. The road will be open from the switchbacks to Worthen Meadows Campground and trailhead starting ... [more]

District 25 board hears update on therapeutic NWBOCES program

May 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northwest Board of Cooperative Education Services continues to serve Wyoming students with intensive therapeutic treatment and educational and residential ... [more]

Digest

May 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wind farm permit submitted
CHEYENNE -- The developers of what could become the largest wind energy project in the U.S. have submitted their application ... [more]

Petition on well rules nixed

May 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming regulators have rejected a landowner group's petition for stricter rules on oil and gas operations, saying they're already reviewing the regulations on ... [more]

Two brothers on crashed airplane presumed dead; retrieval may take months

May 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two elderly brothers aboard a single-engine plane found crashed on a mountain in northwest Wyoming are presumed dead, authorities said Tuesday.
The ... [more]

Evidence extensive against Dubois man facing methamphetamine charges

May 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two affidavits describe evidence against a Dubois man who pleaded guilty on May 8 in Lander District Court to a charge of selling methamphetamine as part of a ... [more]

Judge says no to Catholic ACA exemption

May 14, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The order applies to Wyoming Catholic College in Lander.

A federal judge has ruled that Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming are not entitled to a ... [more]

Gard announces mayoral candidacy

May 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  He's the second candidate for the office.

Riverton city councilman Richard Gard announced his intention Wednesday to run for mayor.
Current Mayor ... [more]

Election filing period starts Thursday

May 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County primary election is Aug. 19.

A busy 2014 election season kicks off Thursday with the opening of the filing period for many ... [more]

Today

May 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Deaths
GORDON

Rosalie Elizabeth (Cornwell) Gordon, 93, of Riverton, died Saturday, May 10. Per her request, cremation has taken place. A private ... [more]

Digest

May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Court nixes hotel arson appeal
CHEYENNE -- A federal appeals court has dismissed an appeal from a New Mexico man who challenged the six-year prison ... [more]

Downed plane spotted with octogenarian pair on board

May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A missing single-engine plane with two brothers in their 80s on board has been found crashed on a mountain in northwest Wyoming.
The Park County ... [more]

Heavy storm finally moves out after a snow-filled Monday

May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Stranded travelers resumed their trips Monday afternoon and Tuesday after hundreds of miles of Interstate 80 were reopened in the wake of a ... [more]

Multiple charges against woman arrested Friday in drug, endangerment case

May 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tlana Jealous, 22, of Riverton, was arrested at about 2 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of West Main Street for possession of methamphetamine, use of ... [more]

Two killed in separate car wrecks

May 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Donald Abernathy, 83, of Lander, died Sunday in a one-vehicle rollover on Wyoming Highway 789 south of Lander.
Reports state he was driving north at about ... [more]

Jobless rate dips to 5.7 in county

May 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's employment picture looked good in March, with every major statistical category showing improvement for the mont and the year.
March's figures ... [more]

Digest

May 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Snow King harmless in fall
JACKSON -- A jury has ruled that Snow King Resort was not at fault for a 7-year-old's 2009 tumble from a ski lift.
The final ... [more]

Mead blasts EPA on coal plant proposal

May 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, the nation's leading coal-producing state, is calling on the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw ... [more]