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Oct 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man killed by train in Gillette
GILLETTE -- Authorities are investigating after a 22-year-old man apparently was hit and killed by a train in ... [more]

More heroin in state now compared to recent years

Oct 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Heroin use is spreading in Wyoming, following the national trend in which people addicted to prescription painkillers increasingly are turning to the ... [more]

Jewell says sage grouse problems are not unsolvable

Oct 15, 2014 - By Keith Ridler, The Associated Press:  The challenges in keeping sage grouse off the endangered species list are complex but not unsolvable, the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior ... [more]

Judge ponders plea deal for past police officer

Oct 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man's ex-wife accuses him of striking her with his vehicle after an altercation in June.

A former Riverton police officer pleaded guilty and no ... [more]

Grizzly killing examined; initial finding is self-defense by hunting party

Oct 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the recent death of a grizzly bear above Dubois, one of several bear-related incidents in Fremont County ... [more]

1984 opening on CWC stage

Oct 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's theater department presents George Orwell's "1984" in its first major production of the year.
After a review performance Wednesday, ... [more]

IDEA Inc. gets grant approval to buy land next to Honor Farm

Oct 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's economic development arm IDEA Inc. has learned that the $1.4 million Business Ready Community grant requested through the Wyoming Business Council ... [more]

Today

Oct 14, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CACHELIN

Pauline B. Cachelin, 61, of Lander, died Saturday, Oct. 11. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Chapel of ... [more]

Digest

Oct 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Campus locked down briefly
CASPER -- A report of a man with a rifle prompted officials at Casper College to lock down campus for about half an hour ... [more]

Angry worker takes train and collides with other locomotive

Oct 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Authorities say a disgruntled employee commandeered a locomotive from a northeast Wyoming coal mine and later plowed it into another train before he ... [more]

Feds nix protections for wolverines; coalition of advocacy groups sues

Oct 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A coalition of advocacy groups on Monday challenged the government's denial of federal protections for the snow-loving wolverine, arguing in ... [more]

WDH setting public forums on federal changes in home-based health services

Oct 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  With new federal rules in effect, the Wyoming Department of Health is planning public forums and other opportunities to help interested residents learn more ... [more]

Mountain Sage Holistic Clinic to open new facility in Dubois

Oct 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mountain Sage Holistic Clinic, announces the opening of a new health care clinic in Dubois.
The clinic says it will focus on a "functional medicine" approach ... [more]

Health officials hope mobile program will reduce costly hospital visits

Oct 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The initiative sends a registered nurse to patients with chronic diseases.

A new mobile integrated health care program in Dubois has lofty goals: ... [more]

Enzi faces barbs from Democrat in debate at Central Wyoming College

Oct 14, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The subsequent U.S. House debate included Libertarian Richard Brubaker of Riverton.

Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi took the brunt of ... [more]

No charges to be filed in police shooting

Oct 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No federal charges will be filed against the Bureau of Indian Affairs officer involved in the July 29 shooting death of Justin Steele, 26, of Pavillion.
After ... [more]

Workers report near miss at site on Federal

Oct 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A citation for improper turning has been prepared for a 66-year-old Riverton driver who nearly struck a construction worker Thursday afternoon on South Federal ... [more]

Alley dumpster service ending in residential Riverton

Oct 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Purchase and delivery of 1,200, 95-gallon rollout trash containers is under way in Riverton as larger alley dumpsters are replaced in most locations of the ... [more]

Ebola case highly unlikely locally, but preparations being put in place

Oct 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County health officials are preparing for the Ebola virus even as they believe the chance of it reaching Fremont County are slight.
"Realistically you ... [more]

Fire Protection Week

Oct 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Firefighter of the Year for 2013 is Midvale battalion chief Rocky McWilliams, who has served as a volunteer locally for almost 25 years. ... [more]

Feds extend Arapaho's gaming permit 20 more years

Oct 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe's Las Vegas-style gaming operation on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been extended for an additional 20 years.
The tribe ... [more]

Libraries to participate in Snapshot Day on Tuesday

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Library System is participating Tuesday in Wyoming Snapshot Day, an event highlighting the importance of libraries to the state.
Libraries ... [more]

Industry eyes another oil boom in state

Oct 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Dan Coolidge has been on this ride before.
"We have ups, we have downs. It all cycles through then comes back again," said Coolidge, a Campbell ... [more]

Digest

Oct 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads not guilty to killing wife
CHEYENNE -- A Laramie County man has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of his ... [more]

Bridge work to begin near Ethete

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  A pair of bridge replacement projects is scheduled to begin Monday on Wyoming Highway 132 between Lander and Ethete, according to the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

You are needed

Oct 12, 2014 - By Craig Haslam, Fremont County Fire Warden:  'We are looking for a few good firefighters'

I recently read that there are two types of firefighters. There are naturals and then there are learned ... [more]

The way it was: Runway project -- 1955

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Commercial air travel in Fremont County was growing quickly as the uranium boom picked up speed in the mid-1950s. Riverton Regional Airport (then called ... [more]

Wyoming Shake Out to stress quake preparedness

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security encourages residents to participate in the Wyoming Shake Out on Thursday.
The Shake Out focuses on earthquake ... [more]

Mozart show next in Met Opera series

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Met Opera will present "The Marriage of Figaro" at 11 a.m. Saturday.
In this opera, Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, created not only ... [more]

TEDx event set for Oct. 22 at Central Wyoming College

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  For the second year, Central Wyoming College will host a TEDx event in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater.
The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 ... [more]