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Researchers use math to deduce famed pool's color before man-made pollution

Dec 28, 2014 - By Brett French, For The Associated Press:  With a little mathematics and some scientific wizardry, Joseph Shaw and two of his colleagues have put the glory back in Yellowstone National Park's Morning ... [more]

Digest

Dec 26, 2014 - Staff:  One man elected to two offices
ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- Sweetwater County commissioners say they hope a judge will decide soon whether a recently elected ... [more]

Storm leaves roads treacherous in state

Dec 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Driving remained treacherous Friday in many parts of Wyoming after a storm dumped several inches of snow across the state.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Legislation would up liquor license count

Dec 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- Proposed legislation would increase the number of liquor licenses available statewide for restaurants with bars, but the bill faces stiff opposition ... [more]

Blanket donation helps needy stay warm during the holiday season

Dec 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local Daughters of Utah Pioneers have donated 16 blankets to the Riverton Police Department this week for use by needy people.
"We just thought this would be ... [more]

Good year for R Recreation, leaders tell city council

Dec 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  R Recreation is touting a successful year of providing events and recreational opportunities for the city. Agency leaders listed accomplishments this month for ... [more]

Wild horse advocates hoping to intervene in suit

Dec 26, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press, with staff reports:  Wild horse advocacy groups across the country are pushing to intervene in a federal lawsuit the state of Wyoming filed recently against the U.S. Bureau of Land ... [more]

Conditions for holiday travel to deteriorate Thursday

Dec 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Santa will have to hit northwest Wyoming early on Christmas Eve to avoid a snowstorm forecast by the National Weather Service office in Riverton.
"He's going ... [more]

Family dog killed in rural house fire Monday

Dec 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A family dog died in a residential fire Monday that drew firefighters from multiple departments.
According to reports from the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

At Bebout's urging, state patrol to do away with ticket quota

Dec 24, 2014 - By Sarah Zoellick, Tribune News Service:  The head of the Wyoming Highway Patrol announced Tuesday that, effective immediately, the trooper evaluation policy that many criticized as being a quota ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 24, 2014 - Staff:  Wintry weather arriving statewide
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Much of Wyoming will have a white Christmas if current forecasts pan out.
Holiday travelers, take ... [more]

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Dec 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Weather forecasters say snowfall is on the way for Thursday

A classic "white Christmas" doesn't happen often in Fremont County, but weather ... [more]

Park winter access expands

Dec 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The east entrance of Yellowstone National Park is now open for the winter season.
The National Park Service announced that ... [more]

Suspect in beating death of student says 'not guilty' in Laramie

Dec 23, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- The Casper man charged in the death of University of Wyoming student Joseph McGowan of Lander pleaded not guilty Monday to second-degree murder and ... [more]

Christmas services for many faiths and tastes this week at Fremont County churches

Dec 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Most holiday church services will be held on Christmas Eve this year in Riverton, but at least one group is starting the celebration early with a gathering ... [more]

'We can extend the lifetimes of many people'

Dec 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Tribes seek waiver on health care expenses

Officials on the Wind River Indian Reservation are not giving up on their push for a waiver under the ... [more]

New trustees sworn in to college board

Dec 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three new members were sworn in to the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Mickey Douglas, John Mercer and Steve Peck all were ... [more]

Bus cameras 'making our community safer,' say District 25 officials

Dec 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Since exterior video cameras were installed on Riverton school buses, an average of two vehicles per week are being reported for traffic violations to the ... [more]

Trustees to abide by CWC per diem rule

Dec 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The newest members of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees were vocal in their desire to adhere to per diem allowances for trustee travel.
The ... [more]

'The county is very fortunate'

Dec 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Good year for revenue, investments and surplus

Money is not a problem for Fremont County government, according to a recently released financial ... [more]

Fremont County eligible for assistance for September freeze

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Secretary of Agriculture has declared eight Wyoming counties eligible for disaster assistance.
Farmers and ranchers may qualify for emergency loans based ... [more]

Lenore bridge open to public near Crowheart

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  A bridge across the Wind River near Crowheart has reopened for public use, according to Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Transportation Department ... [more]

Was this the least productive Congress ever? Just about

Dec 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The only Congress that produced less legislation was the once right before this one.

WASHINGTON (AP, TNS) -- The 113th Congress began its turbulent ... [more]

States not ready for infection outbreak

Dec 21, 2014 - By Tony Pugh, Tribune News Service:  Washington (TNS)-- Most states are not prepared to handle outbreaks of severe infectious diseases, according to a new report by the Trust for America's Health ... [more]

Don't expect systemic or regime change, Cuba warns

Dec 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban Pres-ident Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between ... [more]

Digest

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Drone strike kills five
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least ... [more]

Dubois man receives Wyoming Governor's Arts Award

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Gov. Matthew H. Mead has selected Jim Wilcox of Jackson, Tom Lucas of Dubois and Zachary Pullen of Casper as the recipients of the 2014 Wyoming Governor's Arts ... [more]

Divide trail ranks high for snowmobilers

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  SnoWest Magazine again has named the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail one of the top places to ride in the country.
The trail landed the No. 5 spot on ... [more]

Today

Dec 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BORN

A son was born to Kristie Asay of Riverton and Matt Born of Riverton at 7:56 p.m. Nov. 6 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Digest

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Former prosecutor charged with theft
The Wyoming Attorney General's Office has charged Albany County's former top prosecutor, saying he used county ... [more]