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Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton library to launch lit lanterns
Throughout January, the Riverton Branch Library will sell sky lanterns to benefit the Community Room Project. ... [more]

State exhibition to include work of five county artists

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The works of 48 Wyoming artists will be included in the 2015 Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale.
Now in its 15th year, the juried exhibition will be ... [more]

Grand jury vs. preliminary hearing: Lawyers say state system has benefits

Jan 4, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Each proceeding serves the same purpose, but it is accomplished in different ways.

Grand juries have stirred up controversy in other states recently, ... [more]

Wyoming and Montana both see benefits in water decision

Jan 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A senior lawyer with the Montana Attorney General's Office said he sees areas of victory for the state in a hearing officer's recommendation this ... [more]

Snow set moisture records in two cities

Jan 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  Riverton's snowfall totals were trumped by Lander's over the past few days, with up to 13 inches on the ground in the Fremont County seat.
By comparison, ... [more]

Arch Coal's teacher award nominations due Monday

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The nomination phase of the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards Program is quickly coming to an end.
"Nominations close Jan. 5, 2015," said Greg Schafer, ... [more]

Winter carnival fishing derby, poker run set

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wild West Winter Carnival ice fishing derby and ORV poker run will take place Jan. 23 to Jan. 25 at Boysen State Park. The events are organized by the Wild ... [more]

The way it was: County clash -- 1994

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander Tigers and Riverton Wolverines renewed their annual cross-county basketball rivalry 21 years ago this week with a pair of entertaining contests -- ... [more]

Elk Refuge only place to see elk from a sleigh

Jan 4, 2015 - By Julie Butler, For The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Horse-drawn sleigh ride, anyone?
If hopping into a sleigh for a National Elk Refuge journey sounds like a fun activity, you're in luck.
Because ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Flu activity high in state
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming continues to see the spread of influenza viruses.
As of Dec. 20, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... [more]

Today

Jan 2, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACK

William Howard Black, 90, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 27, in Las Vegas, Nev., following a brief illness. There will be no ... [more]

Deputies arrest three on criminal entry charges

Jan 2, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Three men were arrested after allegedly breaking into a Lander home and stealing property.
Deputies responded at 7:56 p.m. Dec. 14 to Del Ray Drive in Lander ... [more]

RHS adviser helps students with post-graduation plans

Jan 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School's new college adviser says her title is a bit of a misnomer.
"I always say I wish I could change it," Feryne McSweeny said.
Some ... [more]

Digest

Jan 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bison moving closer to Jackson
JACKSON -- National Elk Refuge managers are urging Jackson residents to exercise caution when outside due to bison that ... [more]

Natrona County to purchase body cameras

Jan 2, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  President Barack Obama has recommended spending $74 million to equip another 50,000 officers with the cameras.

CASPER -- The Natrona County sheriff's ... [more]

Bald eagle survey planned statewide Jan. 10

Jan 2, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  As part of a national survey effort, the Bureau of Land Management Buffalo and Casper Field Offices are seeking volunteers to assist with the 2015 Midwinter ... [more]

Bill would exempt clergy from gay vows

Jan 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Gay marriage became legal in Wyoming on Oct. 17 after a ruling by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl.

JACKSON -- An Afton senator is sponsoring ... [more]

Big jump in traffic deaths for year in state

Jan 2, 2015 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  Wyoming saw an uptick in traffic fatalities across the state in 2014, according to data compiled by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
According to Sgt. David ... [more]

Small fire damages porch; no one injured in incident

Jan 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a small porch fire spotted by a neighbor at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Hobson Street in Lander.
City fire chief Eric ... [more]

Man found dead on CWC campus Wednesday; likely a victim of hypothermia

Jan 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 46-year-old Riverton-area man was found dead Wednesday on the Central Wyoming College campus in Riverton.
Initial reports indicate he died of probable ... [more]

Runways at city airport to receive upgrades

Jan 2, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The project should take 170 days to finish.

Two runways at Riverton Regional Airport will get upgrades in the new year.
Riverton public works ... [more]

Dubois assessing downtown fire damage

Jan 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dubois officials are busy this week addressing the aftermath of a Tuesday structure fire that destroyed and displaced more than a dozen local businesses.
No ... [more]

Today

Dec 31, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WALLOWINGBULL

A daughter was born to Naomi C'Hair of Arapahoe and Dexter Wallowingbull of Arapahoe at 7:38 p.m. Dec. 9 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

Digest

Dec 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man prefers commission seat
ROCK SPRINGS -- Randal Wendling has resigned from the Sweetwater County School District No. l board of trustees after ... [more]

2014: Elections, airport trouble, same-sex marriage top news

Dec 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Elections that brought massive turnover in local government -- three mayors gone, a sitting County Attorney and Commissioner defeated, a Republican replacing a ... [more]

Fire destroys eight Dubois businesses

Dec 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the blaze Tuesday.

Eight Dubois businesses were destroyed Tuesday evening during a fire on the north side of Main Street in the ... [more]

Today

Dec 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
OCHOTECO

A daughter was born to Rebecca Ochoteco of Riverton. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 6.3 ounces.

READY
A daughter was born to ... [more]

Tribe sues federal government over new ACA regulations

Dec 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Dec. 8 over proposed rules implementing the Affordable Care Act. Employees of the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Buffalo man dies in house fire
BUFFALO -- A 46-year-old man died in a weekend house fire in northern Wyoming.
Officials say John Knebel of Buffalo and ... [more]

Minimum wage bill to be heard by lawmakers

Dec 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A Cheyenne lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would increase Wyoming's minimum wage to $9 an hour.
The state's current minimum wage is $5.15, but few ... [more]