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Bighorn sheep transplant strategy being evaluated

Nov 2, 2014 - By Brett French, For The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Stifled repeatedly in efforts to transplant bighorn sheep in new locations in Montana over the past few years, the state's wildlife ... [more]

Baker, Gard in showdown for Riverton mayor

Nov 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents of Riverton will be voting for their new mayor this week.
Lars Baker and Rich Gard advanced to the general election with only three votes ... [more]

Nearly 2,300 fire calls logged during year by all departments; controlled burns No. 1

Nov 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fire departments across Fremont County have tallied up annual statistics for the municipal departments and county battalions over the past year.
Between Oct. ... [more]

Ceballos emphasizes leadership in superintendent run

Nov 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Democratic superintendent of public instruction candidate Mike Ceballos has a plan for reorganizing aspects of the Department of Education.
His involvement in ... [more]

Mulch fire at waste station

Nov 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton's yard waste facility will be closed from noon until 1 p.m. daily as the result of an accidental fire Tuesday afternoon in the 300 block of North ... [more]

The way it was: House candidate -- 1982

Nov 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  In the days before legislative districting in Wyoming, Fremont County's state senators and state representatives were elected via an at-large basis by all ... [more]

Cellist performs Saturday with county orchestra

Nov 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont Symphony Orchestra presents internationally renowned cellist Evan Drachman in its fall concert to open its 28th season.
The concert begins at 7 ... [more]

Cultural Trust Fund sessions in Lander open to public Nov. 10-11

Nov 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund meets at the Lander Library, Carnegie Building, 451 N. Second St., on Nov. 10 to Nov. 11.
The meeting will focus on review and ... [more]

Man arrested after break-in; resident 'beat him with a garden hoe'

Nov 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Ethete man was arrested Thursday morning reportedly after breaking into a home on Klocke Road south of Shoshoni.
No one was injured in the incident.
A ... [more]

Campaign working to get voters to polls Tuesday

Oct 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  More than 100 American Indian volunteers from Fremont County have signed up for the Every Native Vote Campaign on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The ... [more]

Two spots open on Pavillion Town Council

Oct 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three men are vying for two seats on the Pavillion Town Council in the general election Tuesday.
Bud Kisling finished first in the primary with 47 votes, ... [more]

Three pursuing two seats on Dubois board

Oct 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Newcomers Michael Alexander and Patricia Neveaux and incumbent Bruce Thompson are running for two seats on the Dubois Town ... [more]

Maldonado challenging incumbent Cale Case in Senate District 25

Oct 31, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Democratic Wyoming Senate District 25 candidate Sergio Maldonado says he is "worlds apart" from his opponent, incumbent Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander.
Maldonado ... [more]

New charges added to first-degree murder count against Shull

Oct 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors have filed two more charges against a Riverton man in custody for first-degree murder.
The additions recognize a second alleged victim in the ... [more]

Shoshoni Town Council candidate wants to continue first-term work

Oct 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lea Delay sees a lot of promise for the future when she looks at the town of Shoshoni.
"This town can be so much more than what it is," Delay said. "I'm ... [more]

Digest

Oct 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State man's body found in wreck
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A group of hunters found the body of a Wyoming man in a sport utility vehicle that went off the road ... [more]

One dead, one injured in tank blast

Oct 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Authorities say a welder was killed and another worker was injured when an oil tank exploded west of Cheyenne.
Rita Martin, a secretary at Tri ... [more]

Old missile facility eyed as tourist site

Oct 31, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The boarded-up structure about 25 miles north of Cheyenne doesn't look like much.
To the average passerby, it would likely appear to just be a ... [more]

Today

Oct 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
OSORIO

A son was born to Alejandra Silva of Riverton and Edgar A. Osorio of Riverton at 4:13 a.m. June 27 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Dubois mayor seeking second term; opponent hopes to grow economy

Oct 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Incumbent Dubois mayor Twila Blakeman faces a challenger in Grant Miller. Voters will elect one to serve a four-year term on Tuesday.
Blakeman has been the ... [more]

Shoshoni woman running for council as write-in

Oct 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kathryn Dewitt wasn't expecting to be a write-in candidate for one of two open spots on the Shoshoni Town Council.
"A couple people said, 'Well you should,'" ... [more]

Four vie for two seats on District 14 board

Oct 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kelly Hiwalker, a newcomer, says she has wanted to run for a couple of years.

Four candidates are competing for two spots on the Fremont County ... [more]

Digest

Oct 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  FedEx Ground to build in Cody
CODY -- FedEx Ground plans a new hub to serve northeastern Wyoming that could bring up to 70 jobs to Cody.
The city's ... [more]

Still no sign of missing woman

Oct 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- An aerial search for a 61-year-old Casper woman who has been missing for nearly a month didn't turn up any clues to her disappearance.
Kristi ... [more]

Judicial learning center to be built at state Supreme Court building

Oct 30, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Construction could begin as soon as January on a new Judicial Learning Center to be housed in the state's Supreme Court building in downtown ... [more]

Big fundraising lead for Ceballos over Balow

Oct 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Democrat Mike Ceballos has raised about $100,000 more than Republican Jillian Balow in the state superintendent of public instruction ... [more]

Allen tries for House seat as Goggles retires

Oct 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Republican Wyoming House District 33 candidate Jim Allen has spent his life cooperating with fellow residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Seven vie for three school board seats

Oct 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The District 25 field includes five first-time candidates and two incumbents.

The Fremont County School District 25 board of trustees in Riverton has ... [more]

Long-awaited roof repair at Riverton library approved

Oct 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A project to improve the Riverton Branch Library's leaky roof has the green light to begin. Fremont County Commissioners approved hiring architects and ... [more]

Authorities looking for missing Riverton man; foul play not suspected

Oct 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are looking for a Riverton man who has been missing for about a week.
David Killsree, 36, of Riverton, was last seen the morning of Oct. 22 leaving ... [more]