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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]

Digest

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Events canceled due to cold
LARAMIE -- Laramie is postponing its annual downtown holiday parade and tree lighting because of the continuing cold.
The ... [more]

UW trustees meet for first time since Sternberg left

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees was meeting Friday for the first time since President Bob Sternberg's resignation after less than five ... [more]

Robber had assault rifle in store

Dec 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police hope the public can supply information about the perpetrator.

The Riverton Police Department is asking the public to help identify the ... [more]

Suspect arrested after residents tackled him

Dec 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man faces one count of burglary after two men apprehended him while he was breaking into their home Nov. 10. The charge against David Varney, 37, ... [more]

Bazaar among holiday highlights this weekend

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Ovens in Riverton have been bursting with baked goods this month as organizers get ready for the annual Christmas Bazaar at United Methodist Church, one of ... [more]

Three men in the running to be next director of county ambulance service

Dec 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three candidates for the open Fremont County Ambulance director position were interviewed Tuesday by the Fremont County Commission. The county board has not ... [more]

Today

Dec 5, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BARNES

A son was born to Regina Hunter and Roderick Barnes, of Riverton, at 12:13 a.m. Nov. 14, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Digest

Dec 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Water trial wraps up
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Attorneys have wrapped up a marathon 25-day trial in which Montana sought to hold neighboring Wyoming liable for ... [more]

County would lend to itself for center

Dec 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If anyone wants to know how much more a new Riverton justice center would cost the county, Fremont County commissioner Travis Becker has an answer: $1.8 ... [more]

Two suspects in purse snatching bound over; one more still to come

Dec 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two defendants arrested for a Nov. 10 mugging at Riverton's Walmart store were bound over to District Court on Dec. 2. One is a 16-year-old boy but is being ... [more]

District 21 moving funds to save money

Dec 5, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees has approved moving funds from the Wyoming State Treasurer's Asset Reserve (Wyo-STAR) to the Wyoming ... [more]

Wyoming AG appealing court ruling on sex crime records

Dec 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is appealing a judge's ruling that circuit court proceedings concerning sex crimes don't have to be closed to ... [more]

Festival of Trees returns with 24 items for auction

Dec 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's Festival of Trees event is a celebration of global cultures in keeping with the 2013 theme: Christmas Around the World.
Coordinator Cindy Keele ... [more]