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Members needed for resource advisory committee

Mar 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Shoshone National Forest is seeking individuals who are interested in becoming a part of the resource advisory committee that collaborates with the U.S. ... [more]

'Miss Navajo' latest in American Indian film series at Riverton library

Mar 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The documentary screening of "Miss Navajo" is the latest addition to the American Indian film series at the Riverton Branch Library.
Director Billy Luther's ... [more]

Wind River Institute to offer college program in fall

Mar 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Evergreen State College in Washington is expanding its Reservation-Based Community-Determined program to reach students in Wyoming.
The program has been ... [more]

Author to speak on ancient ski culture

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will speak March 27 at Central Wyoming College about his latest adventure with Asian tribesmen who access their hunting ... [more]

Weather network seeks Wyoming volunteers to assist in collecting data

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Water is the lifeblood of Wyoming and, being a headwaters state, Wyoming is dependent on what falls from the sky.
The amount of precipitation that falls ... [more]

Fremont Symphony Orchestra to perform Saturday

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The concert will be the group's first performance under its new name.

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Forest plan gets public hearing; concerns raised about motorized access

Mar 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Environmentalists and non-motorized recreationists are raising concerns about the Shoshone National Forest's draft land management plan.
The U.S. Forest ... [more]

Race develops for coroner as Lander GOP announces

Mar 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County will have a contest for the county coroner job being vacated by the announced retirement of Ed McAuslan.
Lander funeral director Dominick ... [more]

District 25 resignations OK'd by school board

Mar 17, 2014 - Staff:  All are effective at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year.

The board of trustees of Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton accepted ... [more]

Eighth-graders led push to put cameras on school buses

Mar 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kids 'wanted to make a change'

Pavillion students were instrumental in getting legislation passed this year to improve safety on school buses in ... [more]

Today

Mar 14, 2014 - Staff:  Births
FIELDS

A son was born to Kimberlee and Keely Fields, of RIverton, at 6:13 p.m. Feb. 6 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 6.9 ... [more]

Digest

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Shooter delusional, says doctor
CHEYENNE -- A doctor says a Cheyenne man facing a possible death sentence suffers from a delusional disorder.
A jury in ... [more]

Governor off to Australia for coal confab

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead heads to Australia next week to participate in a conference on advanced coal technology. He will also evaluate how the ... [more]

Exchange student dies in fall at Denver hotel

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- An international student attending Northwest College in Powell has died after falling from a balcony at a Denver hotel.
Levy Thamba died after ... [more]

Bison OK on bigger area outside park

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The Montana Supreme Court has let stand the state's decision to allow migrating bison to roam across 70,000 acres of land outside Yellowstone ... [more]

Another superintendent leaving District 38

Mar 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The resignation of Chantell Denson was confirmed Wednesday after one year in the position.

Superintendent Chantell Denson of Fremont County School ... [more]

City might end fees for park reservations and certain business licensing

Mar 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is considering loosening regulations pertaining to city park reservations and business service licenses.
City council member voiced no ... [more]

Commissioner Becker, Assessor Berg confirm their re-election bids

Mar 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two more Fremont County elected officials are seek re-election.
First-term Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker, R-Riverton, announced his re-election ... [more]

Today

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CHASE

Willy "Red" Chase, 54, formerly of Fremont County, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, at his home in Worland. Celebration of life services will be at ... [more]

Bill aims to reduce gas flaring

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming's U.S. senators want to speed up the permitting of some natural gas pipelines on federal and tribal lands to reduce flaring.
U.S. Sens. John Barrasso ... [more]

Digest

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man charged with attempted murder
ROCK SPRINGS -- A Rock Springs man is accused of beating his girlfriend and trying to kill her by speeding toward ... [more]

Floodwaters recede in Big Horn County

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  National Guard members placed 70,000 sandbags to protect properties during several days of flooding.

MANDERSON -- Water levels are continuing to ... [more]

Lower bench will hear fracking case again, high court decides

Mar 13, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  A Wyoming Supreme Court ruling Wednesday will give environmentalists another chance to argue in favor of public disclosure of the ingredients in the chemical ... [more]

Cafe shuts its doors at airport; city 'in a bind'

Mar 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The doors to the Airport Cafe at the Riverton Regional Airport did not open for business Monday morning.
Airport division manager Paul Griffin said the ... [more]

Fire chief thinks furnace issue may have caused church blaze

Mar 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fire investigators still are not sure what caused the Wednesday morning blaze that destroyed an old church building and adjacent apartment in the 500 block of ... [more]

City signs on in support of state's EPA challenge

Mar 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is joining Fremont County and other entities in filing to intervene with the State of Wyoming on legal action challenging the ... [more]

CWC approves plan to add golf, cross country to athletic offerings

Mar 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees on Wednesday endorsed a plan to add men's and women's cross country and men's and women's golf to the roster of ... [more]

Today

Mar 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DURAN

A son was born to Gladys F. Hill and Sonny Duran, of Fort Washakie, at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 1 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gingery retiring from Legislature
JACKSON -- Republican State Rep. Keith Gingery of Jackson says he won't seek re-election.
The five-term veteran ... [more]

Burglary bill fails; Case optimistic for its future

Mar 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill introduced by state Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, modifying penalties for burglary was voted down in a 16-14 vote of the Wyoming Senate on Feb. 20.
The ... [more]