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The way it was: Atlantic City mine -- 1960

Nov 4, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County was in a full-fledged mining boom when this picture was shot in early November of 1960.
On the heels of the all-out development of uranium ... [more]

Ocean Lake pond drained for maintenance

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  In an effort to increase habitat quality and hunting opportunities, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has drained Pond 5 at Ocean Lake Wildlife Habitat ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jackie & Gary to perform at library
The Riverton Branch Library is bringing back "Jackie & Gary" for another round of folk music, including a tribute ... [more]

CWC making changes to salary review process

Nov 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Faculty and staff at Central Wyoming College said they are pleased the school included them in an organization-wide compensation and classification study ... [more]

WHP offers tips for night driving

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Drivers may find themselves driving home after work in the dark with the implementation of daylight saving time Sunday.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers ... [more]

Delegation to visit county

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Congressional delegation will have its field staff members available to listen to questions and concerns from Fremont County residents Tuesday and ... [more]

Peck arts center marking its 30th anniversary with concerts, film screening

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The a capella group m-pact, named the vocal group of the year at the Los Angeles Music Awards, kicks off the 30th anniversary celebration of the Robert A. Peck ... [more]

Officers arrest four, net 29 grams of marijuana in Riverton traffic stop

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Law enforcement officers confiscated 29 grams of marijuana from four individuals who said they had traveled to Colorado to pick up the drug and sell it in ... [more]

No suspect yet in shot fired at game warden's vehicle; FBI says public is safe

Nov 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The FBI still is looking for the individual who shot at a Bureau of Indian Affairs commissioned tribal game warden's vehicle Oct. 18 in the Missouri Valley ... [more]

New committee on school facilities convenes, hears details on property

Nov 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  About 25 individuals were part of the first Collaborative Facilities Committee meeting Tuesday in the administration building of Fremont County School District ... [more]

Timeline of triple murder case stretches nearly 40 years

Nov 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  1974 -- Gerald and Virginia Uden marry.
1975 -- Gerald Uden adopts Virginia's children Reagan, 10, and Richard, 11. Virginia files for divorce six ... [more]

Uden tells all

Nov 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Bodies at bottom of lake; murders 'over in 10 seconds'; ex-husband's life sentence ends 33-year mystery

Gerald Uden was sentenced to life in prison ... [more]

Missoula Children's Theatre play auditions scheduled for Monday

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students in grades K-12 are invited to audition for the Riverton production of "Blackbeard the Pirate" by the Missoula Children's Theatre.
MCT is auditioning ... [more]

Today

Nov 1, 2013 - Staff:  Births
C'HAIR

A daughter was born to Stacie Tidzump and James C'hair, of Riverton, at 9:13 p.m. Oct. 14, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Nov 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  School dean resigns, with comments
LARAMIE -- The dean of the University of Wyoming's College of Law says he's stepping down because important decisions ... [more]

Teen pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Nov 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GREEN RIVER -- A Rock Springs teen has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2012 death of a 17-year-old boy.
Nineteen-year-old Brady Jacob Trevino ... [more]

Insurance canceled for 2,600 in state

Nov 1, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Replacement plans promise better coverage with lower rates or subsidies to help pay premiums.

CHEYENNE -- Private insurers have told the state of ... [more]

NOLS death brings lawsuit from mother of 20-year-old killed on Himalayan trip

Nov 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The mother of a Minnesota man who died while on a National Outdoor Leadership expedition is suing the organization.
Elizabeth Brenner, of Minnetonka, Minn., ... [more]

Immigration issues not cut and dried, audience told

Nov 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The discussion took place at the monthly 'Hot Topics' program at Central Wyoming College.

Roughly 60 people crowded into the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

Students at CWC weigh $1 per credit contribution to campus projects

Nov 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students at Central Wyoming College are considering donating $1 to campus improvement projects for each credit they take at the school.
The contribution would ... [more]

Beer-bottle attacker to trial; 911 call admissible

Nov 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Shoshoni man accused of killing his girlfriend's husband is headed to trial after passing the final deadline for a plea agreement.
At a hearing Thursday, ... [more]

Today

Oct 31, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BINGENHEIMER

A daughter was born to Cindy and Tom Bingenheimer, of Dubois, at 9:58 p.m. Oct. 11, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

Digest

Oct 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead to welcome trick-or-treaters
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead and first lady Carol Mead are inviting trick-or-treaters and their families to come by ... [more]

Teton Co. wants funds for school cops

Oct 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County school officials are expressing support for funding from Wyoming lawmakers for school resource officers.
Teton County school trustees ... [more]

Mistrial in Casper murder case

Oct 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A Wyoming judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of killing his wife after a witness made an inappropriate comment.
Natrona County ... [more]

Coal giants watch prices as shovels idled

Oct 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Arch Coal executives say coal prices will determine when the company's idled equipment in the Powder River Basin is brought back into ... [more]

RHS students collecting for UNICEF on Halloween

Oct 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton High School Key Club is participating in the UNICEF/Kiwanis International project to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus.
Contributions will be ... [more]

Original Uden investigator recalls effort to prosecute triple murders

Oct 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Thirty-three years ago, divers donned scuba gear and attached safety ropes to themselves before plunging into the "sinks" of the Popo Agie River. They ... [more]

Autopsy: Bike path victim was strangled and beaten

Oct 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk and Eric Blom, Staff Writers:  Prosecutors had no comment Thursday about an autopsy report showing David Ronald Moss Jr., 25, died of manual strangulation as well as blunt-force head ... [more]

Man who threatened officers vowed 'the crime of the century'

Oct 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Court documents have revealed the contents of online threats that a Hudson man reportedly posted last week against area law enforcement and government ... [more]