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Water pollution under study at 1960s missile site

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Army Corps of Engineers is trying to determine the extent of a plume of contaminated groundwater seeping from a 1960s-era missile site west of ... [more]

Jury selection to begin in murder trial for Alice Uden

Apr 29, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- With jury selection scheduled to begin Tuesday for an elderly Missouri woman accused of killing her husband 40 years ago, defense attorneys want to ... [more]

Community honors ag industry at annual appreciation banquet

Apr 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The award ceremony is marking its 49th year.

Fremont County's agriculture community feted its own Saturday during the annual Ag Appreciation Banquet. ... [more]

County solid waste officials help modify landfill law

Apr 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The changes would ensure funding to speed up the closure of older sites.

Local officials and legislators have helped develop two laws seeking to ... [more]

Airport Task Force asks state for additional airline service in city

Apr 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The recently formed Airport Task Force has submitted a request for additional airline service at Riverton Regional Airport to the Aeronautics Division of the ... [more]

Banks say settlement check transactions are going 'smoothly'

Apr 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Many banks in Riverton saw a lot of activity Wednesday when oil and gas settlement checks of $6,300 were delivered to roughly 9,700 Northern Arapaho tribal ... [more]

Board picks Valdez to be next CWC president

Apr 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has selected Cristobal Valdez as its next president.
The board announced its decision during a special meeting ... [more]

State needs alternative to lethal injection for executions, prisons boss says

Apr 28, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Many states have had problems getting execution drugs.

The head of the Wyoming Department of Corrections wants state lawmakers to consider ... [more]

Microsoft plans for data center

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Microsoft Corp. plans to build another data center in Cheyenne, bringing its total investment in Wyoming's capital city to nearly $500 ... [more]

Double killer locked up for rest of his life

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge has sentenced a Cheyenne man to three life prison terms without the possibility of parole for the killings of two women and the wounding of ... [more]

State marking 15th year of wind energy production

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming last week marked its 15th anniversary of wind generated electricity in the state. What began with 69 turbines in Carbon County has grown into ... [more]

Lawmakers tilting away from special session on Cindy Hill

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Legislature's Joint Education Interim Committee don't see an urgent need for a special session to deal with fallout from a court ... [more]

Road to Wyoming slide area could reopen soon

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Officials in Jackson say residents might soon regain use of the only road to their homes near a slow-moving landslide.
Crews have piled 400 tons of ... [more]

The way it was: Uranium meeting -- 1953

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The discovery of the famed Lucky Mc uranium deposits in the Gas Hills east of Riverton sparked a rush of new prospecting in Fremont County.
Ordinary citizens ... [more]

United Tribes Club powwow set

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Colorful regalia, artisans, American Indian drummers and dancers and a powerful social gathering are all part of the Central Wyoming College United Tribes Club ... [more]

Family displaced after blaze destroys trailer home

Apr 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dubois fire chief Mike Franchini said the incident does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

No one was injured in a fire Wednesday afternoon that ... [more]

CWC to present choral masterwork

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Collegiate Chorale and special guest musicians will present Carl Orff's choral masterwork "Carmina Burana" on Saturday in the ... [more]

Digest

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  World Book Night coming to county
The Fort Washakie School-Community Library will celebrate World Book Night with a book giveaway at 5 p.m. ... [more]

Extension offers pesticide class

Apr 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The University of Wyoming Fremont County Extension will host a spring private pesticide user school May 5 so farmers, ranchers and hired hands can pass their ... [more]

Evergreen degree program suspended on rez

Apr 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Evergreen State College has canceled its Reservation-Based Community-Determined program after the Eastern Shoshone Tribe delivered a cease and desist order ... [more]

Lightning jolts city, starts fire, kills one bird

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  A lightning strike over central Riverton on Saturday afternoon rattled windows and startled residents but caused only minor damage when it hit a tree.
The ... [more]

Man bound over for kidnapping incident at bank

Apr 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has been bound over to District Court on kidnapping and domestic assault charges stemming from an incident on April 8.
An affidavit in the ... [more]

First lottery in Wyoming

Apr 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Likely enticed by the 6 percent commission, many local business owners are eager to learn how they could sell lottery tickets when the Wyoming Lottery launches ... [more]

From first snowflake, 'water year' is long and important

Apr 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The first snowflake of the "water year" drifted down sometime on Sept. 25 and settled on Togwotee Pass. More followed, falling thick and fast to pile up and ... [more]

CWC to name new president at meeting Tuesday evening

Apr 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The three finalists for the presidency are Dr. Paul Kraft, Dr. Jason Wood and Dr. Cristobal Valdez.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has ... [more]

Today

Apr 25, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DONELSON

A daughter was born to Heidi and Eric Donelson, of Shoshoni, at 1:26 p.m. March 23, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Famed bear makes spring debut
JACKSON -- A grizzly bear famous for raising her cubs near roadside areas in Grand Teton National Park has made her first ... [more]

Plant blast interrupting gas supplies

Apr 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major ... [more]

State backs off TePee Pools deadline in Thermop; six months of talks planned

Apr 25, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The head of Wyoming state parks said Thursday he would negotiate for six more months with a longtime pool concessionaire at Hot Springs State Park.
Milward ... [more]

Wagon sworn in to fill vacancy on Shoshone Business Council

Apr 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Clinton D. Wagon became the newest member of the Eastern Shoshone Business Council after a special election concluded April 16. Wagon fills the seat formerly ... [more]