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Lifetime of genealogy work keeps searcher busy and inspired

May 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It all started with a question: How was it that half of the town of Lander seemed to be related to him?
With Lander's population about 3,300 in the 1950s when ... [more]

Drugs or booze likely factors in wreck that closed U.S. Highway 20

May 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials believe alcohol or drugs were involved a traffic accident that closed U.S. Highway 20 north of Shoshoni.
According to reports, Roark Fairchild of ... [more]

Last bow: Professor Robert Hussa caps 34-year career in CWC music department

May 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Thursday night's 2014 Spring Showcase Concert at Central Wyoming College marked Professor Robert Hussa's last performance as director of the collegiate ... [more]

Elected officials make pitch for a pay increase

May 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners have final say

Salaries for Fremont County's elected officials are up for review this year, the outcome is uncertain. Commissioners ... [more]

Today

May 9, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
MEDENHALL

Francis "Marvin" Medenhall, 82, of Kinnear, died Thursday, May 8, at his home. A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, at ... [more]

Sexual assault reports triple at University of Wyoming

May 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming Police Chief Mike Samp says his department received 15 reports of sexual assault last year.
That is up from just five in 2012 ... [more]

Digest

May 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Guilty plea from bank robber
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker faces September sentencing after admitting in ... [more]

Farmers market moving to vacant lot

May 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city-owned vacant lot at 422 E. Main St. in downtown Riverton will be the new home for the farmers market this summer -- at least for now.
The Riverton ... [more]

Man says 'not guilty' to kidnapping event on rez that ended in Riverton

May 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and domestic violence charges in a case that raises jurisdictional issues.
The Fremont County Attorney's ... [more]

Judge OKs plea deal in meth arrest; Bennett disapproves

May 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Dubois man pleaded guilty Thursday in Lander District Court to selling methamphetamine in line with a plea agreement that Fremont County Attorney Michael ... [more]

Alice Uden convicted of killing husband 40 years ago

May 9, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Jurors convicted a 75-year-old woman who shot her husband in the mid-1970s of second-degree murder, despite her defense that she acted in a ... [more]

New operator found for Riverton airport cafe space

May 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fullmer's Fatboy Diner plans to open May 16.

The vacant restaurant space at Riverton Regional Airport soon will be occupied by a new Fullmer's Fatboy ... [more]

Today

May 8, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BAKER

A son was born to Estelle and Zachary Baker, of Hudson, at 9:24 p.m. April 7, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

May 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Jurors weigh Alice Uden case
CHEYENNE -- Jurors on Thursday continued to deliberate in the case of a 75-year-old Missouri woman charged with killing her ... [more]

Catholics air birth control arguments

May 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming told a federal judge Wednesday that they don't want to have anything to do with helping their employees access ... [more]

In light of Supreme Court ruling, state campaign law under review

May 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Local and national groups warn that Wyoming's campaign finance laws need to be changed to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Wyoming law ... [more]

Facilities leaders visit Riverton schools

May 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first stop was the proposed site for Riverton's new elementary school at 1200 W. Monroe Ave.

Fremont County School District 25 administration ... [more]

Several options in play to deal with library drainage problems

May 8, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is moving forward with fixing leakage and drainage problems at its facility.
According to Fremont County Library System director ... [more]

Few applicants so far for county pathologist job

May 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's plan to hire its own expert to perform autopsies is in a rough patch, as few candidates are applying for the job. The proposed salary is ... [more]

Twenty to 30 years for youngest of five in Hudson homicides

May 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The youngest defendant in the case of a double homicide in Hudson was sentenced to 20 to 30 years in prison Thursday in a hearing laced with emotion at Lander ... [more]

Today

May 7, 2014 - Staff:  Births
STETTER

A son was born to Laura Voss and Dustin Stetter, of Dubois, at 5:34 p.m. March 28, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Thursday Showcase at CWC is last for Hussa as conductor

May 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College community band, collegiate chorale and hand bell choir perform at the Spring Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Robert ... [more]

Minimal damage in 'scary' lightning strike

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A lightning strike April 26 may have been exciting for local residents, but the incident was relatively minor for the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department.
RVFD ... [more]

Digest

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Natrona voters nix bond issue
CASPER -- Natrona County voters have rejected a $33 million bond issue to pay for school improvements.
Preliminary ... [more]

Yellowstone gains ground in war against lake trout

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A voracious species of trout that decimated a native trout population in Yellowstone National Park shows signs of decline following a costly ... [more]

New climate report predicts hotter, drier Wyoming plains

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Growing seasons in the northern Plains probably will be longer, however, if adequate water can be found.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Climate change will ... [more]

Tornado in rural area causes no damage Tuesday

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A small-scale tornado swept through rural Fremont County on Tuesday afternoon, whipping up debris and dust over open country about 20 miles north of Riverton. ... [more]

Pavillion water investigation falls further behind original schedule

May 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State officials have made progress investigating possible groundwater contamination east of Pavillion, but the process has fallen further behind schedule. ... [more]

City OKs new, renewed day care permits

May 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved two new day care licenses during its regular meeting April 15.
Jessica Casper, 315 E. Monroe Ave., and Kara Hancock, ... [more]

Baker to run for Riverton mayor

May 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker is running for mayor.
Baker announced his candidacy Wednesday. He said he believes Mayor Ron Warpness will not seek ... [more]