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Defendant in fatal heroin overdose sentenced to federal term

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man, the last in a group of heroin dealers who have been sentenced in a mutual case, is headed to federal prison.
Ryon Rudy James Herbst, 27, of ... [more]

Airport board seats filled; alternates in place as well

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Response to the City of Riverton's recent call for volunteers to serve on municipal boards was favorable for the Riverton Regional Airport Board.
The city ... [more]

College trying to fill key PBS positions

Feb 27, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Longtime public TV general manager Ruby Calvert is retiring effective June 30.

Administrators at Central Wyoming College have begun their search for ... [more]

One bike bill fails, second still has a chance at Capitol

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One bill on bicycle safety is still alive in the Wyoming Legislature, but a second fell one vote short of passing this week.
Fremont County's delegation was ... [more]


Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Override won't happen
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has voted not to override Gov. Matt Mead's veto of a bill that would make it harder for police and ... [more]

Kidnap suspect nabbed in state

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Casper police have arrested a man who is wanted in Pennsylvania on suspicion of robbery and kidnapping.
Authorities say Marshall McGinty was arrested ... [more]

House advances bills on domestic sheep

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills that sponsors say would protect Wyoming's domestic sheep industry against possible federal land grazing reductions are advancing in the ... [more]

Charity care money for hospitals cut by committee

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House Appropriations Committee has endorsed a bill that would provide funds to cover a portion of hospitals' uncompensated care.
But the ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 30th day of the 2015 General Session:
DEATH PENALTY: The House voted to reject a Senate amendment to ... [more]


Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man gets seven years for gun thefts
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A man who stole eight guns from a Big Timber business and led police on a car chase the day ... [more]

City to take ownership of Big Bend drainage

Feb 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has decided to take ownership of the Big Bend Drainage District after hearing about the benefit the system could provide for the ... [more]

Some roads in Yellowstone to close Sunday

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone's winter season is coming to an end, which means roads that allow guided snowmobiles and snowcoach travel to some of ... [more]

Slow start to air boardings in new year

Feb 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport began the year at a slower pace than it did at the beginning of 2014 for commercial air passengers.
At the end of January in 2014 ... [more]


Feb 26, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Shirley Barrett, 64, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. A memorial service will be at 10 ... [more]

Previous sex offender charged in new case to say he was drugged

Feb 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A convicted sex offender charged with sexual assault plans to base his defense on a claim that he was drugged the night before the alleged offense, his lawyer ... [more]

Endowment for PBS passes both houses; news not all good for college, however

Feb 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Legislators this week approved a bill that makes permanent the state endowment for the Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service headquartered at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Senate backs balanced budget bill

Feb 26, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The bill carries no authority with the federal government but signals the state's willingness to cooperate in a constitutional convention on a balanced ... [more]


Feb 25, 2015 - Staff:  Community calendar
Lander Valley High School and Lander Middle School Select Art Show Reception
is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lander Art Center, ... [more]

Nutella treat achieves worldwide popularity

Feb 25, 2015 - By Andrea Weigl, Tribune News Service:  If there is any person in the United States who understands how much Americans -- or really, people all over the world -- love Nutella, it is Allison Robicelli, ... [more]

CWC spring musical opens Thursday

Feb 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two matinees are on the five-performance slate

A famed Broadway musical opens on the local stage this week for five performances.
Rodgers and ... [more]

Thefts pile up countywide from vehicles left unlocked

Feb 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen auto burglaries were reported over the weekend throughout Fremont County, all involving vehicles that were left unlocked.
A majority of the ... [more]


Feb 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Former prosecutor waives hearing
LARAMIE -- The case against a former Albany County prosecuting attorney accused of using public money to buy ... [more]

Miller leads fight against failed bill on powdered booze

Feb 25, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have outlawed powdered alcohol in the state failed by one vote Tuesday in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Rep. David ... [more]

Wyoming House defeats bill on study of bicycle safety, state trail system

Feb 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House has narrowly defeated a bill calling for a comprehensive study of bicycle safety and the eventual construction of a statewide ... [more]

Writing test killed

Feb 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Legislation that would eliminate a writing test now given in Wyoming schools has passed the Legislature. The Senate voted 16-14 on Tuesday to ... [more]

Bill barring workplace bias fails; locals join hot debate

Feb 25, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have made it a crime to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity failed in the Wyoming House of Representatives ... [more]


Feb 24, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Robert Thomas "Lope" Antelope, 35, died Friday, Feb. 20, at his home in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. ... [more]

Ambulance rates to rise; first increase since 2013

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riding in an ambulance is getting more expensive in Fremont County. Rates for the service are to rise March 1 by more than 50 percent on average.
"Cash in the ... [more]


Feb 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Pedestrian struck, killed in Gillette
GILLETTE -- A 59-year-old Montana woman who was walking along a road in Gillette at night was struck by two ... [more]

Idaho shows new sage grouse plan

Feb 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho Department of Lands has put forward a draft plan to protect sage grouse habitat on state endowment land as part an effort to avoid a ... [more]