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Officers mark 20th anniversary of Sheriff lieutenant's death at hands of prisoner

Apr 30, 2015 - Staff:  Local law enforcement officers wore black bands over their badges Thursday in honor of Fremont County Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Crerar, who was shot to death ... [more]

CWC Health and Science Center to get McFarland's name during campus ceremonies Friday

Apr 30, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland will be honored Friday during a naming ceremony for the CWC Health and Science Center.
The CWC ... [more]

State OKs extra money for new K-12 school; work can proceed

Apr 30, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming School Facilities Commission has approved a request to exceed the budget set for construction of Willow Creek Elementary School by 3 percent, or ... [more]

Pavillion-area couple suing gas giant over contamination of well water

Apr 30, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A couple living near Pavillion is suing Encana Oil & Gas (USA) in federal court, saying the company's natural-gas developments contaminated their drinking ... [more]

Today

Apr 29, 2015 - Staff:  Births

WHITEMAN
A son was born to Michelle Iceman of Riverton at 1:30 p.m. March 30 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Charges upped for three inmates

Apr 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS (AP) -- Prosecutors have increased attempted murder charges for three Wyoming State Penitentiary inmates from second degree to first ... [more]

Digest

Apr 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  No charges in pedestrian fatality
CODY (AP) -- No charges will be filed against a driver who hit and killed a pedestrian in Cody.
Park County Attorney ... [more]

Preserve and trail closed due to more griz activity

Apr 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY (AP) -- A land preserve north of Cody has been closed after officials noticed increased grizzly bear activity.
The Nature Conservancy has closed its ... [more]

Officers pull guns, but no shots fired

Apr 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police drew their weapons and engaged in a short standoff with a resident Saturday evening while investigating reports of shots fired on Bell Avenue.
No one ... [more]

County sets hearings on EMS tax, privatization next week

Apr 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Public meetings to discuss the sustainability of Fremont County Emergency Medical Services are officially set for Monday and Tuesday.
"I hope there's clear ... [more]

'Thing of the past'

Apr 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After decades, Eagles club shuts its doors

A local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles closed its doors this month after failing to qualify for ... [more]

Unclaimed remains finally to be buried after years in limbo

Apr 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After spending months or years in storage, the remains of 12 people finally are to rest in peace at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.
When the individuals ... [more]

Inmate pleads guilty to plot to kill parents

Apr 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyo-ming State Penitentiary inmate pleaded guilty Monday to trying -- from behind bars -- to hire a hit man to kill his mother and stepfather ... [more]

'Closest I've ever been to lightning'

Apr 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Stormy weather ends, leaving much welcome moisture behind

Recent storms in Riverton hit home for Rose Apadaca on April 23 - or nearly did.
Apadaca ... [more]

Digest

Apr 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman arrested after shooting
GILLETTE (AP) -- Police have arrested a 24-year-old woman accused of shooting another woman in the leg with a pistol at a ... [more]

City hooked up 667 new utility customers in '14

Apr 28, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton's utility services division processed 667 applications for service in 2014, completing about 1,500 work order requests.
The average ... [more]

Don't overpay for certificates, state warns

Apr 28, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The Vital Statistics Services Office at the Wyoming Department of Health is warning residents to be careful if choosing an online provider for birth, death and ... [more]

Judge refuses to let Yellowbear join border challenge

Apr 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied Andrew Yellowbear's request to join a lawsuit affecting the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Today

Apr 28, 2015 - Staff:  Births

LENNEN
A daughter was born to Codie Lennen of Riverton and Troy Lennen Jr. of Riverton at 6:27 a.m. April 6 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Delegation backs sage grouse bill

Apr 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyo-ming's congressional delegation but not the state's governor say they support a legislative effort to block federal protection of the ... [more]

Digest

Apr 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Parks get funds for electric car
MOOSE -- Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have teamed up with a clean energy coalition to secure more than ... [more]

Drivers cautious after woman shot in neck on Interstate 25

Apr 26, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- Days after a Milliken woman was shot in the neck while driving on Interstate 25 near Windsor on the heavily traveled corridor between ... [more]

Civil Air Patrol seeks new cadets and volunteers

Apr 26, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- A little-known group is looking for volunteers and cadets to take part in search-and rescue flights and other missions.
Col. Ken Johnston, ... [more]

Garden project helps inmates, community and students

Apr 26, 2015 - By Karla Pomeroy, For The Associated Press:  A partnership between Northwest College and the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office is designed to benefit students, inmates and community members in Basin.
"I'm ... [more]

High speed limits worry safety experts, but states forge ahead

Apr 26, 2015 - By Jenni Bergal, Tribune News Service:  WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin state Rep. Paul Tittl drives his Toyota Prius 140 miles from his home district to the state capitol in Madison every week. Usually, he ... [more]

Volunteers step up to help in aftermath of I-80 wrecks

Apr 26, 2015 - By Sarah Zoellick, Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- In the wake of last week's wrecks on Interstate 80 west of Cheyenne, local hospital staff and community members rallied to help dozens of people in ... [more]

The way it was: Composters - 1995

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Twenty years ago this month, composting was a hot topic in Fremont County. Tom Heald, a University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension agent, said he hoped to ... [more]

Mexican brass quintet performing at CWC

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Mexican brass quintet Metales M5 will perform Tuesday at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

More than 20 businesses to attend annual job fair

Apr 26, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Most of the organizations at the employment expo are hiring for open positions.

The annual Central Wyoming College employment expo and job fair is 9 ... [more]

Author to sign copies of Arapaho anthology

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is hosting a book signing Tuesday where visitors can meet one of the authors of "Arapaho Stories, Songs, and Prayers: A ... [more]