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Cheyenne man recounts surviving grizzly attack north of Dubois

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- One week ago, Kenneth Wells never thought he would be staring death directly in the face, let alone survive the encounter.
Yet that's just what ... [more]

Bison group to meet Oct. 9 in Great Falls

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The group includes representatives of conservation and agriculture, state and federal agencies, local officials and state lawmakers.

BILLINGS, Mont. ... [more]

District 38 approves new preschool classroom and incentive for employees

Oct 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Arapahoe Elementary School soon will open a new preschool classroom.
The Fremont County School District 38 Board of Trustees decided Sept. 15 to fund an ... [more]

District approves changes to improve language education

Oct 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 38 has approved an out-of-state travel request for two events in October that will help school staff and community elders teach ... [more]

BLM announces free days

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the ... [more]

District 38 four months ahead in the audit process

Oct 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Arapahoe school district has partnered with McKee, Marburger & Fagnant, P.C. of Lander to perform its pre-audit under the conditions of its Casper-based ... [more]

Oregon rejects Wyoming's appeal of proposed coal port

Oct 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Oregon Department of State Lands has denied an appeal by the State of Wyoming over Oregon's rejection of a proposed coal terminal on the ... [more]

Police arrest two women on charges of child abuse

Oct 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Authorities found 17 people, including 11 children, living in a three-bedroom home in Riverton.

Two women were arrested for child abuse Tuesday after ... [more]

New arrest may result in bond revocation for admitted meth dealer

Oct 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An admitted meth dealer from Dubois is in a "sticky spot," according to his lawyer.
The defendant, Trampes Frank Rivers, of Dubois, was arrested again Tuesday ... [more]

Shoshone tribe says it will continue with joint council despite Arapaho withdrawal

Oct 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Both tribes met in the Joint Business Council to approve actions, payments and contracts for programs.

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe announced it would ... [more]

Evidence of drug use found after crash

Oct 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Police in Casper found evidence of drug and inhalant use in a car that crashed into the Wyoming Medical Center last month, killing two passengers and ... [more]

Digest

Oct 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Questar seeks lower gas rates
ROCK SPRINGS -- Questar Gas is proposing to cut its natural gas rates in Wyoming by $900,000.
The proposal would mean ... [more]

Record-high temps in late September 'unusual,' expert says

Oct 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two of last week's warm fall days broke heat records in Riverton and Lander.
Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 were the hottest on record for those dates in both Fremont ... [more]

Fox chosen for conservation stamp

Oct 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Beginning Jan. 1, artists can begin sending submissions to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the conservation stamp art contest.
The winning ... [more]

Today

Oct 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HUNTER

A son was born to La Nessa Morgan of Lander and Jarred Hunter of Cheyenne at 7:15 p.m. July 18 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The ... [more]

Today

Oct 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HORN

A daughter was born to Kayla Horn of Lander and Jon Horn of Lander at 9:48 a.m. July 9 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Digest

Oct 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Trial set for 1972 killing
LARAMIE -- A Laramie man has pleaded not guilty to killing a 20-year-old woman 42 years ago.
Lance David Bean entered the ... [more]

Plan would relocate officials during Capitol renovations

Oct 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Only the governor will have an office in the renovated state Capitol if some state lawmakers have their way.
The state is in the planning stages of ... [more]

Full stabilization of landslide in Jackson put off to next year

Oct 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Town officials say they don't have enough time left before cold weather arrives to get going on a project to permanently stabilize a slow-moving ... [more]

Wildlife reserve in Montana won't get Yellowstone bison

Oct 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana wildlife officials have dropped from consideration a private wildlife reserve in north-central Montana that was seeking to receive ... [more]

Prosecutors reduce charges in bank kidnapping case

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Days after raising the stakes to mandatory life in prison, prosecutors have done an about face and announced they would lower charges in a kidnapping ... [more]

No human West Nile cases this year in county

Oct 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County has fared well this year in avoiding West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne disease that can cause potentially serious illness in humans, according ... [more]

Man hurt in bike-vehicle accident; no charges filed

Oct 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 49-year-old bicyclist from Arapahoe was struck by a vehicle Friday after he reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of South Broadway ... [more]

Beet harvest begins; experts optimistic about crop yield

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The agriculture administrator for the Wyoming Sugar Company says the yield should be strong, and the sugar content should be high as well.

Experts ... [more]

Judge sentences Lander man to five to 10 years in prison for robbery

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison Wednesday for his role in a robbery at the Riverton Walmart in November.
After more than an hour of ... [more]

Today

Oct 1, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HARDMAN

A son was born to Charity Hardman of Riverton and John Hardman of Riverton at 11:38 a.m. July 24 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The ... [more]

Three nutritious and sweet breakfast recipes

Oct 1, 2014 - By Alison Sherwood, McClatchy Newspapers:  As mornings get crisper and cozy beds tempt the snooze button, some of us will take any motivation we can get to roll out of bed.
Perhaps the promise of a ... [more]

Digest

Oct 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Snowmobile fees increase
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Trails Program is reminding snowmobilers that registration fees have increased to help pay for ... [more]

Armed man shot dead by Casper police

Oct 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Police responding to a domestic disturbance Tuesday night in East Casper shot and killed an armed man.
Kebin Haller is the deputy director of ... [more]

Court to decide on hearing gay-marriage case

Oct 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming could be affected in one of two ways.

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would ... [more]