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Investigators say pack of dogs killed woman

Nov 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The victim Wednesday was Deanne Lynn Coando, 40, of Fort Washakie.

Officials think the woman found unconscious last week in the 800 block of ... [more]

Digest

Nov 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Blown tire blamed for wreck
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol is blaming a blown tire on a tractor-trailer for an accident that killed three people ... [more]

Girl drowns in Flaming Gorge

Nov 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities have released the name of a 4-year-old girl who died after the vehicle she was in rolled into the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in ... [more]

Woman ordered to trial for driving bus into parked cars, killing three in May

Nov 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A judge has ordered a bus driver to stand trial on three felony counts of aggravated vehicular homicide in an accident that killed three Gillette ... [more]

Energy giant sues to block release of data on eagle deaths

Nov 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- A company that operates at least 13 wind-energy facilities across three states, including Wyoming, is suing in federal court to block the U.S. ... [more]

Louis Lake Road to close Friday

Nov 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will close Forest Road 300, also known as the Loop Road or Louis Lake Road, on Friday.
To ensure ... [more]

Health insurance rates up at CWC

Nov 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  For 2015, costs are increasing by an average of 15.7 percent across all plan options.

Employees at Central Wyoming College will pay more for their ... [more]

Lander Library presents 'The Barber of Seville' as next opera

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Gioacchino Rossini's opera "The Barber of Seville" will be presented by the Met Opera at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fremont County Library in Lander.
Rossini ... [more]

Digest

Nov 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW approves tuition increase
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a 5 percent tuition increase for some courses for ... [more]

Changes in nuke missile command set in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota

Nov 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- The Pentagon will spend an additional $10 billion to correct deep problems of neglect and mismanagement within the nation's ... [more]

Privacy amendment wins committee's OK

Nov 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee voted Friday to recommend changing the Wyoming Constitution to specify that individuals have a right to privacy.
Sen. ... [more]

'Santa Paws' photos and cookie contest Saturday at senior center

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Paws for Life in Riverton presents two events in one on Saturday through its "Santa Paws" photo session with Santa Claus and accompanying Christmas cookie ... [more]

Arapaho language finds home in elder room

Nov 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Arapahoe school community celebrated the addition of its new Arapaho elder and parent room Nov. 7 in the Arapahoe Elementary School. A special assembly ... [more]

Guilty plea to lower charge for woman in home invasion

Nov 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Kelly Meehan and her boyfriend, Bow Hepner, both of Gillette, were fugitives from a halfway houwe when they were arrested for robbing Joann and Allen ... [more]

A few changes in school plan, but design still on schedule

Nov 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton school district administrators feel confident moving forward with a 60 percent design completion for the new K-3 Willow Creek Elementary ... [more]

Veteran officer, young interns keeping CWC secure

Nov 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two days after his May retirement from the Lander Police Department, Chuck Carr started working as campus security officer at Central Wyoming College in ... [more]

Sinkhole worries not over in Rock Springs; more work needed

Nov 16, 2014 - By Matt Naber, For The Associated Press:  Sweetwater County has a history of not sitting on stable ground -- everything from foundations cracking and utility lines snapping to entire structures sinking ... [more]

The way it was: Gold mining -- 1884

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  No one epitomized the boom-or-bust existence of 19th century gold mining in Fremont County more than these two men, Emil Granier, right, and W.G. Peters (some ... [more]

Wyoming Farm Bureau elects Livingston to 10th term as president

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Perry Livingston of Sundance was elected to his 10th term as president of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation at the organization's 95th annual meeting in ... [more]

Second health insurance sign-up starting

Nov 16, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming residents have a four-month window that started Saturday to buy health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act.
State residents who aren't ... [more]

Hunter says men told him to 'get off their land'

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  A hunter called police at about 4:20 p.m. Nov. 7 to report that two unknown subjects had pointed a gun at him in the Dickinson Park area above Fort ... [more]

Today

Nov 14, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A daughter was born to Alfreda Blackburn of Arapahoe at 8:05 a.m. Oct. 29 at SageWest Health Care. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 1 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Barrasso retains leadership post
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso has been re-elected to serve as chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.
The ... [more]

Hagel shakes up Minuteman missile command

Nov 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The changes are to be implemented at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne.

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded that problems in the ... [more]

Former museum director still intends to go to trial

Nov 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Former Fremont County Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse intends to fight the new case against her, according to her attorney.
Prosecutors recently dropped ... [more]

Shull's attorney wants to quit; judge denies request

Nov 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On Nov. 13, a defendant found himself in the rare position of arguing against his own lawyer in front of a judge.
"I kind of disagree with all of this," said ... [more]

Big job, revenue surge touted for Job Corps in new state analysis

Nov 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  State officials project the Wind River Job Corps Center currently under construction in Riverton will be a boon to the Fremont County economy -- both before and ... [more]

No surprise: Temperature record set

Nov 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Temperatures hit record lows Thursday in downtown Riverton, falling to -21 degrees to become the coldest Nov. 13 in local history.
The previous record for the ... [more]

Today

Nov 13, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
WHITEPLUME

Ira John "Ira Hays" Whiteplume, 52, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. The wake and services will be at 6 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Coldest day yet in frigid wave
DENVER -- The wind chill is making it feel as cold as 40 below in parts of the Rockies.
The actual temperature in ... [more]