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Protests upheld on tanker bids

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A federal auditing agency on Wednesday upheld a challenge to a U.S. Forest Service contract for two next-generation air tankers to fight ... [more]

Digest

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Malaysian PM: 'We will not give up'
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday the search for the missing jetliner will not stop until ... [more]

Disputed UW ranch land sale still not certain

Apr 3, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The presidents of the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University plan to meet with members of their foundation boards in the next ... [more]

Progress still delayed at Two Elk plant after 18 years

Apr 3, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  A power plant that has been in the works for 18 years remains stalled three months after the officially scheduled date when construction was supposed to have ... [more]

Today

Apr 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births

NIPWATER
A son was born to Raylene Warren and Myron Nipwater, of Fort Washakie, at 11:56 a.m. Feb. 13 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 ... [more]

Pot cookie blamed in student death

Apr 2, 2014 - Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- The Denver coroner says an exchange student from Wyoming fell to his death after eating a marijuana cookie.
It's the first reported death linked ... [more]

New group wants to build relationships as EPA ruling plays

Apr 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new group formed recently on the Wind River Indian Reservation is looking to advocate for unity in Fremont County.
The Wind River Citizen's Equality ... [more]

Murder suspect back in Montana; arrested in Fremont County

Apr 2, 2014 - Associated Press:  (AP) -- One of two suspects in the murder of a woman on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation has returned to Montana from Wyoming to face federal ... [more]

Enzi, Barrasso start legislation saying Riverton not on rez

Apr 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) are drafting a bill to clarify the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The move comes after the ... [more]

Proposals sought for new operator at Airport Cafe

Apr 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes still battling shortage of pilots; bigger planes now in use
The City of Riverton will accept proposals through 5 p.m. Friday from companies or ... [more]

Wyoming Digest

Apr 2, 2014 - Associated Press:  No bond for bank robbery suspect
CASPER. (AP) -- A man accused of attempting to rob a Wells Fargo bank in Casper last week will remain in detention awaiting ... [more]

Montana seeks proposals to take quarantined bison

Apr 2, 2014 - Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A new home is being sought for a group of roughly 135 bison that came through an experimental program to see if animals from Yellowstone ... [more]

Driver in high-speed chase faces multiple charges

Apr 2, 2014 - Staff:  Matthew Smith, 22, of Kinnear, was arrested on multiple charges after he attempted to elude police during a high-speed traffic chase Monday evening in ... [more]

Today in Fremont County

Apr 1, 2014 - Staff:  Births

McFARLAND
A son was born to Clair and Josh McFarland, of Riverton, at 2:01 a.m. Jan. 25 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ... [more]

June 2 trial set for man accused of assaulting BIA police of

Apr 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Northern Arapahoe man is charged with assault on a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer.
The defendant, Kevin Paul Brown, 23, of Fort Washakie pleaded not ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two more enter Sec-State campaign
(AP) -- Two former Wyoming legislators have announced they're running for Wyoming Secretary ofState.
Ed Buchanan, who ... [more]

County settles on higher health insurance rates; discount fo

Apr 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County employees can get a break on higher health insurance costs if they choose a high-deductible policy and participate in the county's wellness ... [more]

Child's death near Ethete investigated

Apr 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Federal authorities have confirmed they are investigating the March 26 death of an infant on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The death was related to a ... [more]

Hill: Don't fragment SF104

Apr 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Lawyers for the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction are back in court after lawyers for the state conceded in a court filing that the ... [more]

Yellowstone quake was strongest since 1980

Apr 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.8 earthquake that shook northern Yellowstone National Park is the strongest ... [more]

City asks for public's ideas in developing state parcel

Apr 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton hopes to receive public comment Tuesday night during the city council meeting regarding a conceptual plan property north of Riverton and ... [more]

Pitt meth ring player gets probation, with threat of prison

Apr 1, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A key figure in a methamphetamine operation has been sentenced to five years probation with an underlying sentence of five to 10 years.
Travis Fauque received ... [more]

Digest

Mar 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Grizzly bear study progressing
JACKSON (AP) -- Federal managers of the Yellowstone region's grizzly bears say their work on the Endangered Species Act ... [more]

UW tuition going up

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  Trustees approved 5 percent tuition increase on Friday
LARAMIE (AP) -- The Uni-versity of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition, fees and ... [more]

Chief: Telephone scammers 'attacking' local residents

Mar 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  By Kelli Ameling
Staff Writer

Telephone fraud reports are climbing in Fremont County, but fewer people seem to be falling for them.
Lander police chief ... [more]

Arrest made locally in federal murder, sexual assault case

Mar 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal documents released last week reveal that Bureau of Indian Affairs special agents arrested a man on Feb. 26 on the Wind River Indian Reservation on ... [more]

New farm bill brings local benefits

Mar 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The bill increases the number of Fremont County ranchers
eligible for compensation and makes up for a lapse in funding to cover the 2012 drought

The ... [more]

Task force will tackle air service problem at airport

Mar 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Working to combat mounting air service problems at Fremont County's only commercial airport, the Riverton Regional Airport Board has named a citizen task force ... [more]

Livestock board now accepting applications for loan program

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  The Wyoming Livestock Board will consider applications for the Wyoming Veterinary Loan Repayment Program at a summer 2014 meeting.
Applications for the loan ... [more]

Enzi's Inventors Conference set for Saturday

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  Inventors and entrepreneurs can head to Riverton on Saturday to take part in U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi's 11th annual Inventors Conference "From Your Garage to the ... [more]