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Writers gather at library for readings, support

Jan 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Poetic phrases filled a room Thursday at the Riverton Branch Library as writers from Fremont County participated in a night of readings.
The event was part ... [more]

Counties might be reimbursed for lost funds

Jan 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming should pay county governments to keep them whole if Congress cuts a longstanding program that compensates them for lost tax revenue on ... [more]

Injuries reported in four-car wreck

Jan 23, 2014 - Staff:  A four-car accident took place Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of East Pershing Avenue and North Federal Boulevard in Riverton, resulting in the arrest ... [more]

Today

Jan 23, 2014 - Staff:  Clarifications
Coverage of the Tad Barnson homicide and subsequent prosecution of brothers Alan and Vernon Brown for the crime has said that Barnson's ... [more]

Digest

Jan 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Another Dem enters Senate race
A second Democrat is getting into Wyoming's U.S. Senate race.
Rex Wilde of Cheyenne announced his candidacy Wednesday, ... [more]

Lawmaker will try for repeal of the 'Hill bill'

Jan 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A Rock Springs lawmaker says he will sponsor a bill to reverse the changes made to the state superintendent of public instruction office.
The GOP-controlled ... [more]

Water wells recovering amid energy slowdown

Jan 23, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- There may be a silver lining to the Powder River Basin's coal-bed methane bust: A new report shows water levels in some monitoring wells are rising ... [more]

Grief counselors working with students after teen's death

Jan 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A preliminary autopsy showed that Nathan Hatfield, 18, of Riverton, died Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Coroner Ed McAuslan said a gun was found ... [more]

Maintenance issues emerge at Riverton Branch Library

Jan 23, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Systems board of trustees is looking at ways to fund a maintenance issue concerning a drainage issue at the Riverton Branch ... [more]

No new applicants this week for city slots

Jan 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Martin Cannan, Phil Lavoie and former city councilman Lars Baker all announced their interest last week; the deadline is Jan. 31.

Anyone interested ... [more]

Tribe fires back at state's challenge of EPA border ruling

Jan 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lawyers for the Northern Arapaho Tribe say Wyoming's petition against a recent ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency is "replete with errors of law and ... [more]

Today

Jan 22, 2014 - Staff:  Births
CHERRY

A son was born to Samathan Sauer, of Riverton, and Joshua Cherry, of Aberdeen, Wash., at 4:19 p.m. Dec. 17, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Digest

Jan 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Air Force boss visiting Warren AFB
CHEYENNE -- The Air Force's top civilian leader is on a fact-finding mission following cheating and drug scandals in ... [more]

Man who tried to buy, export rifle sights to be deported

Jan 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Russian man who pleaded guilty to trying to export military-grade, thermal-imaging rifle sights from the U.S. without a federal license must leave ... [more]

Democrat announces Senate run against Enzi

Jan 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Charlie Hardy, a former Catholic priest, says he will run as a Democrat in the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Wyoming.
Hardy is the first non-Republican ... [more]

No more Hill investigation until Legislature session is done

Jan 22, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  An inquiry into Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill will not be done before the Legislature meets next month because of the mass of information to be ... [more]

Zillmer takes county ambulance position after salary raised

Jan 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Joseph Zillmer is to be Fremont County's new Ambulance Director. The Texan accepted the job Jan. 21 after the Fremont County Commission bumped up the salary ... [more]

New Q&A protocol in place for 911 emergency callers

Jan 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The program guides dispatchers through a series of nationally standardized questions tailored to fit any situation.

Anyone calling 911 for emergency ... [more]

County opts for ballistic glass in justice center

Jan 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The new Riverton justice center will employ ballistic glass and bullet-stopping sand in its concrete walls, Fremont County Commissioners have decided. They ... [more]

CWC makes gains on loan default rate, easing threat of federal pressure

Jan 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Federal student loan default rates are falling at Central Wyoming College due to several initiatives being implemented at the school.
Most recently, CWC's ... [more]

Today

Jan 21, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
HUNT
William S. (Bill) Hunt, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper following a massive stroke. A funeral mass was ... [more]

Teen's death Monday under investigation

Jan 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are investigating the shooting death of Nathan Hatfield, 18, of Riverton, who was found at about 4:30 p.m. Monday near the Rails to Trails ... [more]

Lawmakers confident about future of WLRC

Jan 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local legislators are confident that the Wyoming Life Resource Center will remain in Lander based on the results of a recent study by the state Department of ... [more]

Digest

Jan 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More delays in Hill probe
CHEYENNE -- The chairman of the legislative committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is recommending ... [more]

Sternberg lands spot at Cornell

Jan 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Former University of Wyoming president Robert Sternberg is joining the faculty at Cornell University.
Sternberg, a psychologist, will be a professor ... [more]

UW gun-free policy debated

Jan 21, 2014 - By Mark Heinz, For The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Whether the parameters of firearms rights in Wyoming should extend to the University of Wyoming campus could be an issue of contention.
According to ... [more]

Wild West Winter Carnival launches busiest part of event schedule

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  With a few introductory events already in the books, the Wild West Winter Carnival gears up for the busiest part of its schedule this week and continuing into ... [more]

Collision near South Pass kills 75-year-old Cody man

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Details on a fatal car accident Friday evening in Fremont County have been released. Gerald Haugen, 75, of Cody died at the scene of a two-vehicle, head-on ... [more]

MLK Day draws equality marchers in city

Jan 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Traffic on North Federal Boulevard in Riverton came to a halt as hundreds rallied Monday for the Martin Luther King Equality Day beginning at Riverton City ... [more]

County's DUI arrest rate second-lowest in state at 24 percent

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County recorded one of the lowest rates of drunken driving arrests in the state in 2012, according to the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of ... [more]