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Road project near Gas Hills gets $1.5M grant

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several mining companies are receiving help through a state grant to rebuild a road accessing the Gas Hills area.
On Oct. 3, the Wyoming State Loans and ... [more]

Federal regulations place guidelines on health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal regulations have established guidelines for the health insurance exchanges, and consumers can apply and purchase health insurance through them ... [more]

Counselors begin helping residents enroll in health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Trained counselors are ready to help Fremont County residents make sense of Wyoming's health insurance exchange that opened Oct. 1.
"This is a place to ... [more]

Today

Oct 18, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
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Lellae "Judy" Archer, 90, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Wind River Health Care. A viewing will be 11 a.m. to noon Monday, ... [more]

Wyoming man traces roots to frontier figure

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- They called him "Bony."
The ancestor of a Casper man who guarded 300 miles of telegraph lines along the Oregon Trail from American Indian saboteurs ... [more]

Digest

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State employees return to work
CHEYENNE -- With the partial federal government shutdown ended, Gov. Matt Mead has directed Wyoming state agencies to ... [more]

Casper spends $400,000 to clean up after storm

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The City of Casper expects to spend a bit less than $500,000 to clean up after Winter Storm Atlas, which hit the city with 16 inches of snow Oct. ... [more]

Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks reopen briefly before winter closure

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  They will remain open until they close for the season Nov. 1.

CHEYENNE -- Employees of Yellowstone and Grand Teton got to work Thursday reopening the ... [more]

Wyoming high court to hear fracking suit

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Nov. 20 over whether the public has the right to obtain lists of chemicals used in ... [more]

Man sentenced to 80 months for September 2012 assault

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 26-year-old man from the Wind River Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 80 months in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Claude Lee ... [more]

Mortimore Lane rebuild project facing hurdles

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Engineers say squeezing a recreation path into the Lander road's existing right-of-way does not work well.

Engineers on Oct. 1 updated the Fremont ... [more]

Federal employees in Fremont County returning to work

Oct 18, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The government shutdown has lifted after 16 days, and federal workers in Fremont County are heading back to work.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead issued a press ... [more]

Medical response temporarily closed highway

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An emergency medical response closed U.S. Highway 20/26 at its intersection with Lysite Moneta Road for about two hours Friday morning.
Medical personnel were ... [more]

U.S. Highway 20/26 reopens

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials temporarily closed both lanes of U.S. Highway 20/26 on Friday morning to aid in a medical assist at milepost 79.
Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan ... [more]

U.S. Highway 20/26 closed due to crash

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed both lanes of U.S. Highway 20/26 at milepost 79 due to a crash Friday morning.
The mile marker is between ... [more]

Today

Oct 17, 2013 - Staff:  Births
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A son was born to Victoria Campbell and Andrew Weber, of Riverton, at 3:43 p.m. Sept. 24, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Digest

Oct 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in I-80 wreck
WOOD RIVER, Neb. -- A 39-year-old Wyoming woman has been killed in a collision on Interstate 80 in south-central ... [more]

Dinosaur skeleton found in Wyoming auctioned in UK

Oct 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LONDON -- A huge dinosaur skeleton found in the United States in 2009 is being auctioned in Britain.
Summers Place Auctions said the female diplodocus longus ... [more]

As water trial opens, Wyoming says Montana employs wasteful practices

Oct 17, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  The trial comes more than six years after Montana sued its southern neighbor for supposed violations of the Yellowstone River Compact.

BILLINGS, ... [more]

Skate park backers bring new design details to city

Oct 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association received financial backing from the mayor during the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Ron Warpness ... [more]

Man charged with murder attempt in brother's stabbing

Oct 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man was arrested Friday for stabbing his brother in the chest at a local trailer park.
Prosecutors on Monday charged Wendall George Moss, 28, with ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair in trouble, could cease without new volunteers

Oct 17, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Volunteer help has dried up for the Wyoming State Winter Fair, and event organizers say the fair will be discontinued if more community support is not offered ... [more]

Hunters make quick work of area wolf quota

Oct 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Hunters had bagged their limit of gray wolves in the hunt area around Dubois and in two others by Sunday. The filling of the Fremont County area's three-wolf ... [more]

In Riverton, Cheney said Congress must stop operating crisis to crisis

Oct 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney was in Riverton on Monday, Oct. 7, for a luncheon meeting with Fremont County Republican women and guests.
Cheney ... [more]

UW researcher uses neutering in managing coyote population

Oct 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Marjorie MacGregor wants to manage coyotes through better chemistry.
For the past four years, MacGregor, a University of Wyoming doctoral candidate in the ... [more]

Today

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff:  Births
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A daughter was born to Heather Kirkwood and Tyler Page, of Riverton, at 12:10 p.m. Sept. 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Oct 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Another $100K approved for probe
CHEYENNE -- The Legislature's Management Council has unanimously approved spending $100,000 to hire a lawyer to help in ... [more]

Cheney says she has raised $1M already; Enzi says he has more than that on hand

Oct 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Liz Cheney is bringing in big money already, but Mike Enzi has plenty of fundraising power of his own as he tries to fend off his intra-party ... [more]

Probation for pharmacist who stole drugs

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After stealing narcotics, being arrested, and relinquishing his license, a former Lander pharmacist is getting a second chance.
Andrew Paxson, 34, pleaded ... [more]

Reading program at Arapahoe School a part of Hill inquiry

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The probe concerns a Department of Education initiative started under state schools.

The legislative investigation of State Superintendent of Public ... [more]