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Tribe says it is ready for talks with Riverton leaders

Dec 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Northern Arapaho tribal leaders have invited Riverton officials to discuss the potential effects of a federal agency's ruling regarding the boundaries of the ... [more]

State ready to fight reservation border decision by EPA

Dec 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State lawmakers say they plan to take a "strong, proactive position" against a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency impacting the boundaries ... [more]

Digest

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in head-on collision
WHEATLAND -- A tractor trailer hauling a tank full of ethanol collided head on with a pickup truck in Platte County, ... [more]

Man arrested after deadly wreck Saturday

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  OSHKOSH, Neb. -- A Wyoming man is facing charges after a car accident in western Nebraska that killed one woman and injured another.
The Nebraska State Patrol ... [more]

State gets good marks for tobacco education

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A report by a coalition of public health organizations ranks Wyoming fourth in the nation in funding programs to help prevent children from smoking ... [more]

At budget hearings, Mead challenged on Medicaid expansion by Democrats

Dec 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Analysts say more than 17,000 uninsured Wyoming residents could be covered under the plan while saving the state about $50 million in the ... [more]

Drug arrests follow discovery of rental car that was overdue

Dec 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man and woman from Las Vegas were arrested for possession of a controlled substance Saturday night after their overdue rental car was found abandoned near ... [more]

City hires new public defender, considers water request and dementia facility proposal

Dec 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has entered into several new agreements in action taken this month.
The council first voted to approve a contract with the Lori Gorseth ... [more]

Meth ring leader Pitt pleads guilty; accomplice too

Dec 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge now must decide whether to accept the plea bargains, which would involve prison terms of 10 to 15 years for the two ... [more]

Federal agency says Riverton still is part of 'Indian Country'

Dec 10, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  After many years of trying, the two Wind River Indian Reservation tribes finally have found a federal entity willing to say that Riverton is part of the ... [more]

Today

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Daniel Lee "Danny" Brown, 47, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Dec. 7, in Lander. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, and ... [more]

Guard cites progress in contamination cleanup

Dec 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Well samples show lower concentrations of potentially dangerous chemicals than were detected last year.

CHEYENNE -- A project to clean up groundwater ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fire burns for hours at refinery
SINCLAIR -- A fire burned for more than six hours at the Sinclair Oil refinery in south-central Wyoming.
Officials ... [more]

Utility to move forward on big-money job at Bridger plant

Dec 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Power Co. has the green light to spend tens of millions to clean up emissions at its Wyoming coal-fired power plant, and regulators want ... [more]

Acting UW president gets 'interim' label

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees appointed Dick McGinity as the university's interim president on Friday, expressing confidence that the university ... [more]

The way it was: Pearl Harbor Day -- 1995

Dec 9, 2013 - Staff:  As the 50th anniversary year of World War II's end neared its close, Fremont County veterans were treated to a countywide slate 18 years ago this weekend at ... [more]

Digest

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Pastoral photos on display at library
"Portraits of Pastoralism," a traveling public art exhibit by Cat Urbigkit, is on display at the Riverton Branch ... [more]

Lander Library hosting 'Falstaff'

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  "Falstaff," Giuseppe Verdi's comic opera, is coming to Lander via video on Saturday in a new production from the Metropolitan Opera.
The much-anticipated ... [more]

Artists showcase wares at Art in the Afternoon

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Art in the Afternoon, featuring wares made by local artisans, is Sunday at the Nobel Hotel, 288 Main St., Lander.
The event is open to the public from 10 ... [more]

Choir to perform Festival of Carols, Rutter's 'Gloria'

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  A concert of holiday favorites performed by Central Wyoming College musicians is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Auditions for CWC's 'The Music Man' begin Tuesday

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Auditions for Central Wyoming College Theater Department's production of "The Music Man" are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Robert A. ... [more]

Dubois Branch Library to request two new positions

Dec 9, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Board of Trustees says it plans to ask the Fremont County Commission for two new positions at the Dubois Branch Library. ... [more]

Eastern Shoshone teens try a night in a teepee

Dec 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Times have changed and today, people can go home to a warm bed, a blanket, a closet full of clothes, a home cooked meal and a vehicle in the driveway. But what ... [more]

New surveillance camera, call box installed at park

Dec 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The new equipment is guaranteed by the manufacturer to withstand vandalism.

A new security device has been installed at Riverton City Park, and ... [more]

'Shop with a Cop' saved from brink of elimination

Dec 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  By the end of October, local organizers weren't sure Riverton's annual Shop with a Cop event was going to happen this year.
"We lost all of our state funding ... [more]

County jobless report positive

Dec 9, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Monthly rate dips on seasonal changes, but all categories

In the first full unemployment report for Wyoming since August, Fremont County showed solid ... [more]

Today

Dec 6, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A daughter was born to Genivee and Ricky Blackburn Jr., of St. Stephen's, at 1:44 p.m. Nov. 20, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

No one injured in Thanksgiving mattress fire

Dec 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Emergency responders in Lander had an early morning wakeup call Thanksgiving Day, when a mattress caught fire in an apartment on Pushroot Court.
Lander fire ... [more]

Antelope in decline; study wonders why

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GREEN RIVER -- State and federal wildlife researchers are undertaking a study of pronghorn antelope in south-central Wyoming.
Researchers with the University ... [more]

Governor requests $500K for added data collection on juvenile offenders

Dec 6, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is asking state lawmakers to budget $500,000 for a system that would allow officials to track information about juvenile offenders in ... [more]