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As water trial opens, Wyoming says Montana employs wasteful practices

Oct 17, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  The trial comes more than six years after Montana sued its southern neighbor for supposed violations of the Yellowstone River Compact.

BILLINGS, ... [more]

Skate park backers bring new design details to city

Oct 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association received financial backing from the mayor during the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Ron Warpness ... [more]

Man charged with murder attempt in brother's stabbing

Oct 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man was arrested Friday for stabbing his brother in the chest at a local trailer park.
Prosecutors on Monday charged Wendall George Moss, 28, with ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair in trouble, could cease without new volunteers

Oct 17, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Volunteer help has dried up for the Wyoming State Winter Fair, and event organizers say the fair will be discontinued if more community support is not offered ... [more]

Hunters make quick work of area wolf quota

Oct 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Hunters had bagged their limit of gray wolves in the hunt area around Dubois and in two others by Sunday. The filling of the Fremont County area's three-wolf ... [more]

In Riverton, Cheney said Congress must stop operating crisis to crisis

Oct 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney was in Riverton on Monday, Oct. 7, for a luncheon meeting with Fremont County Republican women and guests.
Cheney ... [more]

UW researcher uses neutering in managing coyote population

Oct 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Marjorie MacGregor wants to manage coyotes through better chemistry.
For the past four years, MacGregor, a University of Wyoming doctoral candidate in the ... [more]

Today

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff:  Births
PAGE

A daughter was born to Heather Kirkwood and Tyler Page, of Riverton, at 12:10 p.m. Sept. 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Oct 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Another $100K approved for probe
CHEYENNE -- The Legislature's Management Council has unanimously approved spending $100,000 to hire a lawyer to help in ... [more]

Cheney says she has raised $1M already; Enzi says he has more than that on hand

Oct 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Liz Cheney is bringing in big money already, but Mike Enzi has plenty of fundraising power of his own as he tries to fend off his intra-party ... [more]

Probation for pharmacist who stole drugs

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After stealing narcotics, being arrested, and relinquishing his license, a former Lander pharmacist is getting a second chance.
Andrew Paxson, 34, pleaded ... [more]

Reading program at Arapahoe School a part of Hill inquiry

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The probe concerns a Department of Education initiative started under state schools.

The legislative investigation of State Superintendent of Public ... [more]

Juvenile program won't move to bigger space

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Repairing the house proposed for the project, and renovating it to meet standards for use as a school, would cost more than the program's budget could ... [more]

Health/Sci Center to affect CWC insurance cost

Oct 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College will pay more for property and liability insurance this year, in part because of the new Health and Science Center recently constructed ... [more]

Uden waives preliminary hearing; he'll be bound over for murder

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gerald Uden has waived his preliminary hearing in Riverton Circuit Court after deciding not to dispute that prosecutors have enough evidence to prove he killed ... [more]

New UW president visits Riverton

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff:  Community members greeted new University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg during a reception Tuesday at the Riverton Holiday ... [more]

Today

Oct 15, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
YOUNGE

Thomas Oliver Younge, 85, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 11, in his home. Per his request, there will be no services. Cremation will take ... [more]

'Wet lab' provides practice, training for law enforcement

Oct 15, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Officials used a transdermal alcohol monitoring device called SCRAM during the drinking exercise.

The drinking began at 9 a.m.
In three, one-hour ... [more]

Digest

Oct 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyo.-Mont. fight to court
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A legal clash over water rights on the arid Northern Plains is bound for trial as attorneys for Montana ... [more]

With crash imminent, pilot relied on training and flew into trees

Oct 15, 2013 - By C.J. Baker, For The Associated Press:  POWELL -- When he flew out of Cody's Yellowstone Regional Airport on Friday evening, Jim Betzold had no reason to think the flight was going to be any different ... [more]

Woman from Torrington to vie with Maxfield for Sec. of State

Oct 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Jennifer Young of Torrington has announced her candidacy for Wyoming Secretary of State Saturday in Cheyenne on the Constitution Party ticket.
The 46-year ... [more]

Federal shutdown means furlough for 20 at DEQ

Oct 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The entity is a state agency, but some jobs are funded with federal money.

More than 20 state workers in Fremont County have been furloughed due to ... [more]

Pitt facing new federal charges; trial scheduled to start Nov. 18

Oct 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Hudson man accused of leading a methamphetamine distribution ring in Fremont County is to stand trial Nov. 18 in federal court in Casper on new charges. ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Ranchers ask help after stock losses
GALLATIN GATEWAY, Mont. -- A couple of Montana groups are asking ranchers in the region to help South Dakotans hit ... [more]

Years after griz attack, hunter still heads out -- but carefully

Oct 13, 2013 - By Brett French, The Associated Press:  Twenty-one years after he was attacked by a grizzly bear sow while hunting bighorn sheep in northwestern Wyoming, Terry Everard still recalls the incident ... [more]

Some states pay to reopen parks, but not Wyoming

Oct 13, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  Tourists returned to the Grand Canyon on Saturday after Arizona officials along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan to reopen ... [more]

Firefighters mark Fire Prevention Week

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nearly 300 firefighters answer the call in county

Fremont County's firefighters join their volunteer and professional colleagues nationwide in ... [more]

Snow was bad in Wyoming, far worse in South Dakota

Oct 13, 2013 - By John M. Glionna, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. -- From inside a small plane cruising over cattle country here, Scott Reder spied the carnage and felt sick to his stomach.
Mile after ... [more]

The way it was: State cross country -- 1993

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The high school cross country postseason begins this week with regional action preceding the state meet. In 1993 Wyoming's top high school cross country ... [more]

Surge protectors can shield electronics in storms

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lee Crook of Artistry Web in Riverton is advising computer users to be equipped with up-to-date surge protectors.
"Any time there are unusual events, such as ... [more]

Past sheriff King spent years on Uden case

Oct 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  By the late 1980s, the trail had run cold in the case of three missing persons from Fremont County. Virginia Uden, 32, of Riverton, disappeared Sept. 12, 1980, ... [more]

Schools review security measures

Oct 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There's a refreshed foundation for the safety and security of students who attend school in Fremont County.
A collaborative effort was set up Sept. 25 among ... [more]

Volunteers to host free legal clinic in Lander

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  In celebration of Celebrate Pro Bono Week, the Fremont County Bar Association has announced it will host Law Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in the ... [more]

Former Riverton man also a distinguished UW alum

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Joe Geraud wasn't the only University of Wyoming alumnus from Riverton being honored this weekend. Retired Shell Oil executive Thomas Botts, who was raised in ... [more]

Jobless rate down

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The newest report on unemployment statistics for Fremont County has both positives and negatives, but a two-year trend of overall improvement continued in ... [more]

Geraud in UW Distinguished Alumni group for Homecoming

Oct 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Joe Geraud's trip to the University of Wyoming this weekend marked his first visit to the campus in several years.
"And it's been a long time since I've gone ... [more]

Car destroyed by fire near Jeffrey City; cause unclear

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The man who was the sole occupant of the vehicle escaped without injury.

A Chrysler PT Cruiser was destroyed in a fire Oct. 5 on Agate Flat Road ... [more]

National Theatre comes to library

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The National Theatre Live in HD broadcast of "Macbeth" will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lander Library, 451 N. Second St.
This is the Manchester ... [more]

Leaky roof puts collection at Riverton library in jeopardy

Oct 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rain is not common in Riverton, but when it starts, those in the right place can see on odd sight: fast-moving librarians covering shelves and computers in ... [more]

Today

Oct 11, 2013 - Staff:  Births
OLAND

A son was born to Stephanie and Brian Oland, of Lander, at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 5, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ... [more]