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October trial set for man accused of abducting child

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Montana man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a girl from Cody is scheduled to go on trial in October.
Jesse P. Speer, who previously ... [more]

Banker survey points to more economic growth

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  A monthly survey of bankers from Wyoming and other states says strong agriculture income continues to boost the economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and ... [more]

'Penny Power' sign suggested to highlight 1-percent tax jobs

Apr 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A political action committee member is asking the county and its cities to consider posting the sign alongside its projects.

Kyle Lehto, a member of ... [more]

CWC troubled by rising loan default rate

Apr 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials say loan default rates for local students are going in the "wrong direction."
Administrators this month said CWC's two-year ... [more]

Odd weather last year cost county its No. 1 hay spot

Apr 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County last year produced only two-thirds of the hay it did in 2011, dropping the county out of its typical position as the No. 1 alfalfa-producing ... [more]

Today

Apr 18, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SHAKESPEARE

A son was born to Jordan and Carlo Shakespeare of Lander at 1:07 p.m. March 30, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Storm woes range from sinkhole to twisters

Apr 18, 2013 - By Jason Keyser, The Associated Press:  ST. LOUIS -- Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and ... [more]

Digest

Apr 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  All interstates reopen in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- All interstate highways in Wyoming have reopened in the wake of a spring snowstorm that closed hundreds ... [more]

Milestone reached in park snow plowing

Apr 18, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A public-private effort to plow roads in Yellowstone National Park and open up two of the park's entrances on time this spring despite federal ... [more]

Home of former sheriff destroyed in weekend fire

Apr 18, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigators have determined a pellet stove started the fire that destroyed the home of former Fremont County Sheriff Tim McKinney this weekend south of ... [more]

Vehicle window 'shot out' in random incident

Apr 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating what appears to be a "random and dangerous criminal act" that took place just after midnight Thursday near ... [more]

Riverton student body shoots music video for online contest

Apr 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students dropped their books Wednesday morning and jumped into action to be part of a music video and possibly win up to $10,000 for the ... [more]

State giving extra $20 million to local governments

Apr 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County and its municipalities are brainstorming ways to use an extra $20 million the Wyoming Legislature allocated for local governments.
Wyoming was ... [more]

Today

Apr 17, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HORN

A son was born to Kayla and Jonathan Horn of Lander at 10:21 a.m. April 1, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. ... [more]

Digest

Apr 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  G&F catches antler poachers
KEMMERER -- Two southwest Wyoming men have been successfully prosecuted for violating the state's antler collection ... [more]

Snow socks state for third day

Apr 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Travel remains dangerous in the southeast quarter of Wyoming because of a persistent spring snowstorm that has socked the state for three ... [more]

ATV club, county to partner in rebuild of Heritage Trail fences

Apr 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Owners of land adjoining the Wyoming Heritage Trail will not see Fremont County paying for new fencing along the recreation path. Instead, the Fremont County ... [more]

Assessor's office sending notices of value

Apr 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Property owners should be sure to check their mailboxes in the next few days because the Fremont County Assessor's Office will mail notices of value for 2013 ... [more]

County celebrates poetry month

Apr 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Several free public events will take place this week in Fremont County in celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week.
The "One County, ... [more]

Deputies report horse tail theft near Pavillion

Apr 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County deputies responded this weekend to reports that a horse tail had been stolen near Pavillion.
The incident comes after a string of similar ... [more]

Recent storms put snowpack levels in Wind River Basin at 88 percent of normal

Apr 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The snow water equivalent is up significantly over 2012 figures.

Snowstorms this week turned around the trend of shrinking snowpack in the Wind and ... [more]

Today

Apr 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
MILLER

Donald O'Keefe Miller, 79, died Saturday, April 13, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Per his request, there will be no services, and ... [more]

Wyoming Department of Health offering free STD testing around the state

Apr 16, 2013 - Staff:  Because regular screening for sexually transmitted diseases is important to help keep many state residents healthy, the Wyoming Department of Health offers ... [more]

Spring storm bringing needed snow to region

Apr 16, 2013 - By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- A spring storm is bringing much-needed moisture to parts of Colorado and Wyoming, but winds are raising the wildfire danger to the south.
The second ... [more]

Digest

Apr 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Couple settles lawsuit over shot horse
CASPER -- A Thermopolis couple has reached a $2,700 settlement with a Hot Springs County undersheriff who shot ... [more]

Snow brings wrecks, road closures

Apr 16, 2013 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  At least two minor traffic accidents were reported Tuesday morning as snow continued to fall in Fremont County.
The sheriff's office reported a Lander school ... [more]

Local runner was blocks away from Boston blasts

Apr 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three Lander runners participated in the Boston Marathon on Monday and presumably were in the area when two bombs went off near the finish line, killing ... [more]

Mine owner says project could bring 165 jobs

Apr 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Representatives of Energy Fuels said they plan to build the uranium processing plant and mine eight miles south of Jeffrey City.

The new owner of the ... [more]

Wind works against crews in weekend modular fire

Apr 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fire officials said the Ethete home was "completely lost" in the Sunday blaze.

Fort Washakie fire chief Kevin Ferris said emergency crews didn't have ... [more]

Officials say county inmate spat on deputies

Apr 16, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Moran man who was arrested last week in Riverton encountered more trouble with law enforcement this weekend after he reportedly spat on two deputies at the ... [more]

Judge grants first Wyoming retrial based on DNA test

Apr 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge in Cheyenne has granted Wyoming's first retrial based on DNA evidence.
Andrew J. Johnson has served more than 23 years of a life-in-prison ... [more]

Gary Beach memorial scholarship available

Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation will be awarding the annual Gary Beach memorial scholarship. This $1,200 scholarship for the 2013-14 school year is ... [more]

County commissioners proclaim April as Month of Military Child

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission recently proclaimed April as the Month of the Military Child.
"The recognition of April as Month of the Military Child will ... [more]

Study: Ozone in Sublette Co. driving more people to docs

Apr 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A new study says higher pollution levels in southwest Wyoming from 2008 to 2011 drove more people to Sublette County clinics and doctors.
Data ... [more]

Owner of lost explosive device found

Apr 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities have identified the owner of an explosive device that was found in a Rock Springs gutter.
Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell ... [more]

Woman pleads guilty to stealing school's money

Apr 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $66,000 from a Montessori school in Cheyenne.
Teresa Meadowcroft pleaded guilty Thursday to one ... [more]

Montana Supreme Court hears bison relocation lawsuit

Apr 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MISSOULA, Mont. -- Backers of a government-sponsored conservation effort to transplant Yellowstone National Park bison to tribal reservations in Montana say a ... [more]

The way it was: Gypsy -- 1982

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  The Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater was under construction in April 1982, but it wasn't ready to host the Central Wyoming College spring musical. That ... [more]

Digest

Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  County hosting e-waste cleanup day
Fremont County residents will be able to dispose of electronic waste for free during a county-wide cleanup day April ... [more]

Officials urge residents to prep for spring, summer storms

Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  With springtime right around the corner and temperatures starting to rise, Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig is reminding Wyoming residents that they ... [more]