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No injuries in fire at empty house on Great Plains Road

Sep 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a structure fire that was reported at about 6 a.m. Monday at 28 East Great Plains Road.
Officials said the abandoned house was engulfed ... [more]

Court says EPA emissions rules must wait for full legal challenge

Sep 10, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can't force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state's legal challenge ... [more]

City OKs grant app for runway work

Sep 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The FAA will administer the grant to pay for the design, which will be used when the city requests bids for construction next year.

Local officials ... [more]

Workplace death rate declines; better road data key improvement

Sep 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The number of deaths on the job in Wyoming fell by a third last year. Industries vital to Fremont County's economy remain the most dangerous, however.
A total ... [more]

Today

Sep 9, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
ADDISON

John "Sluggo" Addison, 66, of Arapahoe, died Thursday, Sept. 4, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A rosary and wake will be at 7 ... [more]

Digest

Sep 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Girl killed by falling tree
CHEYENNE -- A 6-year-old Cheyenne girl has died after a tree fell on her while her family was cutting firewood in Albany ... [more]

State appeals Oregon's denial of coal port for Asia shipments

Sep 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is appealing Oregon's recent decision to deny an application to build a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow, on the Columbia ... [more]

Study watches bighorn sheep in Yellowstone

Sep 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The interaction of sheep and mountain goats is of particular interest to wildlife managers.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A few bighorn sheep in and ... [more]

State considers action to limit use of police drones

Sep 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill to ban law enforcement use of drones without a warrant.
Members of the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Judiciary ... [more]

Search and rescue crews looking for man missing since Friday

Sep 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Local search and rescue volunteers are looking for a 31-year-old man who has been missing in the Bridger-Teton National Forest since Friday.
The man is ... [more]

Fight complaint was just noisy fan watching Monday Night Football

Sep 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The professional football season got off to a raucous start for one passionate football fan who was the subject of a police call Monday evening in Riverton ... [more]

Felony theft of wire led to wide phone outages on reservation

Sep 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recent telephone outages on the in the Sage Creek area stemmed from a Riverton man stealing copper wire, investigators believe.
The man now faces a wrongful ... [more]

Democrat nominee raised more money than GOP winner in primary for House District 33

Sep 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Democratic candidate for Wyoming House District 33 raised about $2,200 more than her Republican counterpart during this year's primary campaign. ... [more]

LeBrun outspent Bennett in winning attorney primary

Sep 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Hornecker spent less, still won sheriff

The Republican primary for Fremont County Attorney seemed to be a hot race, but it is hard to measure "heat." ... [more]

Local TEDx organizers seeking speaker proposals

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  TEDxCentralWyomingCollege is returning this year, and organizers say they are open to speaker proposals.
The submission deadline is Monday.
Potential ... [more]

Cast-off shirt leads officials to burglary suspect

Sep 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Investigators say a shirt left at the scene of a robbery at a Pit Stop gas station led them right to Treyvale Jamal Michael Bigmedicine. The defendant has been ... [more]

National Theatre Live launches new season with Greek tragedy

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  The 2014-2015 season of National Theatre Live begins with "Medea" at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lander Library, 200 Amoretti St.
Helen McCrory (Fuente Ovejuna) ... [more]

The way it was: Tiger cheers -- 1989

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander Valley High School's football cheerleaders did most of their work 25 years ago during night games, but when Shoshoni came to the county seat for an ... [more]

Digest

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  CWC to host chuck wagon dinner
An evening of live entertainment and a Dutch oven dinner are planned for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Wyoming ... [more]

Trustees mull canceling partnership with BOCES

Sep 8, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees is looking into the role the Board of Cooperative Education Services plays in the district.
During ... [more]

Hefty tickets for plus-80 drivers

Sep 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says it has ticketed more than 1,100 people for going over 80 mph since the new speed limit took effect July 1.
The ... [more]

One Shot Antelope Hunt display opens at Pioneer Museum

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  The exhibit features antelope mounts, photos of the hunt, programs and other memorabilia.

A new display on the earliest days of the One Shot Antelope ... [more]

Tree spraying operations to close some campgrounds in county

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Work may begin Saturday on the Washakie and Wind River ranger districts.

Several Shoshone National Forest campgrounds will be closed for a day or ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Enrollment up
LARAMIE -- First-day enrollment for the fall semester at the University of Wyoming is up nearly 100 students from last year.
Preliminary ... [more]

Annual Festival of the Cowboys set for Saturday in Crowheart

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Sixth Annual Festival of the Cowboys will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Crowheart Community Center.
The free event will include ... [more]

Meth charges against woman bound over

Sep 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A search of Yolanda Chavez revealed a weapon, cash and drug paraphernalia.

A Fort Washakie woman has had her charges on selling methamphetamine bound ... [more]

Bebout part of state energy trade mission to Asian nations

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  State Sen. Eli Bebout of Riverton is traveling to Asia this week with other state lawmakers as part of the state's continuing effort to find energy markets ... [more]

Today

Sep 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDERSON

A daughter was born to Alicia Willow of Fort Washakie and Keavin Anderson of Fort Hall, Idaho at 3:13 p.m. July 22 at SageWest Health ... [more]

Digest

Sep 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Body found near ski trail
JACKSON -- A survey crew has found human remains off a trail at the Snow King ski resort in Jackson.
Police say the remains ... [more]

Wyoming highway deaths well ahead of 2013's count so far

Sep 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Highway deaths in Wyoming so far this year are well ahead of the total count for all last year and police say cell phone use, not wearing a seat belt and ... [more]