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Autopsy says Willenbrecht died of stab wounds; case is a homicide

Dec 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  An autopsy has determined that Jacob Willenbrecht died Oct. 19 of blood loss due to multiple stab wounds.
The 27-year-old Riverton man's death officially has ... [more]

Trial date nears in baby death; plea deal is possible

Dec 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After two delays, a trial date is near for an Ethete woman charged with killing her newborn child, though a plea agreement still could resolve the case.
The ... [more]

CWC might change course schedules to adapt to Jackson housing shortage

Dec 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Instructors are considering a new class schedule to address housing and employment issues for culinary and hospitality students at Central Wyoming College in ... [more]

Digest

Dec 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bill could change polling places
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers propose to change voting location requirements so that people would be able to vote at ... [more]

Today

Dec 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births
OPHUS

A daughter was born to Calli Ophus of Lander and Calvin Ophus of Lander at 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Mead wants better plan for huge 'rainy day' fund

Dec 2, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming governor unveiled a $156 million supplemental budget request Monday.

Gov. Matt Mead says it's time for Wyoming to develop a clear policy ... [more]

Prize football found along Bryant Road

Dec 2, 2014 - Staff:  A Riverton man working in the area of Bryant Road north of Riverton is this year's Find the Football contest winner.
Bill Meeks found the decorated ball ... [more]

Help sought in locating man not seen since July

Dec 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is asking the community for help locating a man who has not been seen since July.
According to release issued by Fremont ... [more]

Pheasant release a popular program

Dec 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hunting season for wild pheasants continues through December for roosters only.

The first week of December marks the final week of the season for ... [more]

District 25 Hall of Fame invites first nominations

Dec 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The proposed Fremont County School District 25 Hall of Fame is accepting nominations, beginning this week.
Plans call for the hall of fame to be placed where ... [more]

'As clean as it gets'

Nov 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Picture-perfect audit report for Riverton schools

Fremont County School District 25 received a passing audit for the 2013-2014 fiscal year Tuesday ... [more]

Crews working on Little Wind River bridge near Riverton

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 3.32-mile highway improvement project is under way with work on the Little Wind River bridge south of Riverton on Wyoming Highway 789. The $11.04 million ... [more]

Three coins to mark statehood of Wyoming

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  In recognition of the 125th Anniversary of Wyoming's statehood which occurred on July 10, 1890, the state is producing a series of commemorative coins, three ... [more]

Wild horse board seeks three members

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management has announced a second call for public nominations over a 30-day period to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and ... [more]

Ranger not expected to publish Tuesday

Nov 30, 2014 - Staff:  The Ranger plans to skip Tuesday's print publication while new press equipment is being installed.
It is possible that Wednesday's edition will be interrupted ... [more]

Ag agencies offer farm program series

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Details of new farm programs will be covered during meetings across Wyoming that begin Dec. 12 in Worland and end Dec. 19 in Gillette.
The Riverton meetings ... [more]

Digest

Nov 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Fierce winds whip Cody area
CODY -- Hurricane-force wind knocked out windows and electricity, topped a 40-foot spruce tree onto a visitor center and ... [more]

Town's question: Are deer pests or four-legged works of art?

Nov 30, 2014 - By Lew Freedman, For The Associated Press:  The fate and longevity of some deer may soon be determined by government agencies.

CODY -- Mule deer can be regularly spotted munching grass or ... [more]

Bigger bomber training zone would include Wyoming

Nov 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually ... [more]

Study ranks Riverton second 'most exciting' city in the Wyoming

Nov 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton has been recognized as one of the most exciting places to live in Wyoming.
Movoto.com named Riverton second among the 10 most exciting ... [more]

Library showing 'Of Mice and Men'

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library will transmit the National Theatre's live production of "Of Mice and Men" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room.
Donations are $10 for ... [more]

The way it was: Atlantic City mine - 1971

Nov 30, 2014 - Staff:  Wyoming business leaders in both the public and private sectors are exploring the possibility of mining iron ore in the southern Wind River Mountains again. ... [more]

Business Ready program ought to become more self-reliant, planner says

Nov 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, Tribune News Service:  The leader of Wyoming's economic development agency wants a key business recruitment program to be less reliant on state funds.
Shawn Reese, CEO and president ... [more]

Illness claims prison inmate

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  TORRINGTON -- The Wyoming Department of Corrections says an inmate at the medium-security prison in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness.
Department ... [more]

Famed chef Trotter's widow boosts culinary program at college

Nov 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The widow of a world-renowned chef wants to honor her husband's memory through the Central Wyoming College culinary and hospitality program in ... [more]

Today

Nov 28, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HALLAM

A daughter was born to Kelsey Hallam of Riverton at 9:02 p.m. Sept. 17 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Three killed in rollover near Gillette

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Authorities say three people were killed in a single-vehicle crash in northern Wyoming.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 42-year-old Willie ... [more]

Digest

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man denies he had meth at day care site
CODY -- A Powell man has denied charges that he kept methamphetamine at his house, endangered children at the ... [more]

Roadside elk hunting draws criticism from park visitors

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Sportsmen advocates and others are challenging Grand Teton National Park to change its regulations after a coordinated elk drive last week led to a ... [more]

Legislators to eye plan on expanded Medicaid

Nov 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown. Tribune News Service and wire reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state lawmakers to pass a new proposal that would extend health insurance to an estimated 17,600 low-income ... [more]