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Museums chief getting $63K salary

Mar 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's first-ever countywide museums director will be paid $63,000 annually.
The county museums board approved the salary for Scott Goetz on a 3-1 ... [more]

First look at school plan available Tuesday

Mar 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The public is encouraged to attend a meeting next week to see a preliminary sketch of Riverton's new K-3 elementary school.
The Fremont County School District ... [more]

Investigators know what caused church fire, not why

Mar 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators are almost finished with their official report on the structure fire that destroyed an old church building and adjacent apartment last week in ... [more]

Getaway driver enters guilty plea in armed mugging at city store

Mar 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman pleaded guilty Thursday to accessory before the fact to robbery in connection with a November mugging at Walmart.
"That is something that ... [more]

Today

Mar 20, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HENRY

A daughter was born to Brittny Keller, of Riverton, and Morgan James Henry, of Lander, at 12:38 p.m. Feb. 5 at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Digest

Mar 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Extra $4 million for Casper schools
CASPER -- Casper's two main high schools are getting extra funding for reconstruction projects.
State lawmakers ... [more]

Refuge elk population strong all winter long

Mar 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A National Elk Refuge biologist says the number of elk deaths on the refuge appears to be unusually low as springtime draws near.
Refuge biologist ... [more]

Study looks at why bighorn sheep in Cody area do better than elsewhere

Mar 20, 2014 - By Gib Mathers, Powell Tribune:  POWELL -- The dart swatted the bighorn sheep ewe square on the rump, making her a winner of sorts.
Little did the ewe know she had been picked to be included ... [more]

Murder charge in death of man found near Lusk

Mar 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BOULDER, Colo. -- One of two men arrested in the death of a Colorado man found in Wyoming has been charged.
Fifty-eight-year-old Russell Britton was charged ... [more]

City to offer ideas to WAM on retirement and liquor rules

Mar 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council plans to submit three new resolutions for consideration during this year's Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention.
Members ... [more]

Airport board sets important meeting Friday; citizens urged to be there

Mar 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents are encouraged to attend Friday's meeting of the Riverton Regional Airport Board at 8 a.m. in the city council chambers at Riverton City Hall.
City ... [more]

County revenue to rise with PILT intact

Mar 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County should have more money in fiscal year 2015 as it expects revenues to be up $510,000 compared to the current projection for this year, fiscal ... [more]

College 'fared quite well' in Legislature; sizable one-time funding approved

Mar 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland generally was pleased with the outcomes of the Wyoming Legislature's recent budget session.
"Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Mar 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
FRITZ

A son was born to Andrea and Andrew Fritz, of Riverton, at 6 a.m. Jan. 9 at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces. ... [more]

Annual Wyoming Short Film Contest seeks entries

Mar 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming film office is seeking submissions for the seventh annual Wyoming Short Film Contest.
A $25,000 prize will be awarded to the winning entry with a ... [more]

Facilities to hire part-time employees

Mar 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board has voted to hire two part-time employees to fill positions at the Riverton and Dubois museums.
During the board's meeting ... [more]

Museums board discusses Dubois contract

Mar 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees recently discussed a contract regarding future construction at the Dubois Museum.
Trustee Tom Duncan said he ... [more]

Digest

Mar 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen clear in shooting death
CHEYENNE -- A teenager was justified in killing a man who tried to abduct his estranged wife from a northern Wyoming home ... [more]

As pilot shortage continues, Great Lakes quits ND service

Mar 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The airline is the sole commercial flight provider at Riverton Regional Airport.

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Great Lakes Airlines will be leaving North Dakota ... [more]

Some past county staffers can stay insured

Mar 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Not all retirees have reached the age to be eligible for Medicare.

Some former county employees will be able to stay on Fremont County's health ... [more]

Potential Job Corps operators asked for proposals by April 1

Mar 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday released a pre-solicitation notice for operation of the Wind River Job Corps Center, which is set to open near ... [more]

Suspects bound over in hammer assault

Mar 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A brother and sister face second-degree murder charges, and a third suspect is charged with accessory before the fact.

A judge at a hearing Wednesday ... [more]

Children in crash died Tuesday after transport to SLC

Mar 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Lander girls have died in Salt Lake City after being involved in a two-vehicle traffic accident Tuesday morning on Wyoming Highway 789 near Lyons Valley ... [more]

Two children injured in Tuesday wreck die from injuries

Mar 19, 2014 - Staff:  The two Lander children injured in a Tuesday morning accident have died as a result of their injuries, according to a press release from Wyoming Catholic ... [more]

Traffic delays expected Wednesday on Riverview Road

Mar 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The asphalt driving surface of Riverview Road between Augusta Drive and Rein Road is scheduled to be removed Wednesday and Thursday as part of continuing ... [more]

Today

Mar 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
FRIDAY

A son was born to Rosa Burnett and Robert Friday, of Fort Washakie, at 8:41 a.m. Feb. 12 at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Wellness program could be healthy wager for county

Mar 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is betting heavily on an expanded wellness program for its employees, and the wager could pay off. Groups that have tried similar methods have ... [more]

Digest

Mar 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Alleged strangler says 'not guilty'
GERING, Neb. -- A 15-year-old Wyoming boy has pleaded not guilty to murder in the strangling of a western Nebraska ... [more]

Congress seeking new way to pay for fighting big wildfires

Mar 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- A bipartisan effort under way in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds ... [more]

More delays in Hill case; judge allows three more weeks for state analyses

Mar 18, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill will have to wait longer in her effort to regain control of the Wyoming Department of Education.
Laramie ... [more]

RHS expands course offerings with animation, baking classes

Mar 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School has approved two additional courses to be offered to students in the next school year. "Animation" and "Baking and Pastry" will be offered ... [more]

St. Stephen's superintendent resigns

Mar 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After two years as superintendent at St. Stephen's Indian School, Mike Hejtmanek has decided to resign from the position.
He announced his departure to the ... [more]

Wintry road conditions result in several crashes Tuesday

Mar 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Lander children were transported to Salt Lake City on Tuesday morning after being injured in a two-vehicle accident on Wyoming Highway 789 near Lyons ... [more]

Two announce run for HD33 seat being vacated by Goggles

Mar 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two Republicans who sparred over the state representative seat in House District 33 in earlier elections are running for it again. They could have better luck ... [more]

Diversion Dam bridge to be closed Tuesday

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Transportation Department announced it will close Diversion Dam bridge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday for routine inspection.
This will be a ... [more]

Digest

Mar 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Judge rejects deal in fatal crash
GREELEY, Colo. -- A judge has rejected a plea agreement for a 22-year-old Wyoming man who was involved in a crash in ... [more]

UW researcher finds breakthrough in hydrology

Mar 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A University of Wyoming researcher discovered that using satellite imagery to map the depth of melt ponds and melt-water stream channels on the ... [more]

Secretary of State won't run for third term

Mar 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield said Friday that he will not run for a third term despite winning a lawsuit before the state Supreme Court ... [more]

The way it was: Airline crew -- 1954

Mar 17, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton Regional Airport was a key hub for Frontier Airlines in the 1954, so much so that the airline organized an air show to commemorate Frontier's 10,000th ... [more]

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]