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Lander man charged with third-degree sexual abuse of a minor

Oct 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors have charged a former Lander youth counselor with third-degree sexual abuse of a minor for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old. One count of ... [more]

Today

Oct 9, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SOUNDINGSIDES

A daughter was born to Alyson White Eagle and Brian Soundingsides, of Ethete, at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2013, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Digest

Oct 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Coal plants exceed emission regs
Most coal-fired power plants in Wyoming, including one that's been in operation for just two years, emit carbon ... [more]

State might hire lawyer in Hill case

Oct 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature's Management Council will meet Oct. 15 to consider a request to pay for an attorney and others to help the state House ... [more]

Trespassing an issue in parks during fed shutdown

Oct 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- National Park Service rangers in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have been issuing trespassing citations to people found in the parks, ... [more]

Man charged in shooting death outside nightclub

Oct 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A 33-year-old former Marine has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a man outside a strip club near ... [more]

CWC working to address interior noise at H/S center

Oct 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Construction of the new Health and Science Center at Central Wyoming College is complete, but administrators say they'll continue making adjustments to the ... [more]

CWC Oktoberfest kicks off busy schedule of October festivities

Oct 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There's no reason to stay indoors as Halloween and other fall celebrations fill up the local calendar, unless there's fear of 3-foot-tall vampires and ... [more]

State expected to take over Barnson case from federal prosecutors

Oct 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The man's skeletal remains were found March 10 on the Wind River Indian Reservation east of Riverton; he had been missing since 2006.

A federal ... [more]

Commissioners face flak over local bid concerns on justice center design

Oct 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some Fremont County commissioners were so concerned about how the architecture firm for the Riverton justice center project was selected that they voted ... [more]

RHS students decorate downtown for Homecoming

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Three Riverton High School clubs painted business windows downtown in the renewal of an annual Homecoming week ... [more]

Today

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARMSTRONG

Donald Richard Armstrong, 88, formerly of Riverton, died after a fall Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. ... [more]

County clinics offer resources to assist breast-feeding moms

Oct 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Women, Infants, and Children and Fremont County Public Health nursing programs strive to support and share resources that emphasize the ... [more]

Digest

Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Power still out in some places
CHEYENNE -- Some people are still without power following last week's winter storm in northeast Wyoming.
Powder River ... [more]

Conservation stamp contest starts Jan. 1

Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will take entries for its next conservation stamp art competition starting Jan. 1.
This is the 31st annual ... [more]

Bulldozer goes over 160-foot coal mine wall, killing the operator

Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Operations at the Jim Bridger Mine have stopped while the accident is investigated.

ROCK SPRINGS -- An accident involving a bulldozer that plunged off ... [more]

Stranded men OK after rescue on mountain

Oct 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  Search and Rescue crews were dispatched to Green Mountain on Saturday to retrieve two Rawlins men who had been stranded due to snow.
Officials said several ... [more]

Sex offender's probation is rescinded

Oct 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After admitting to having sex with two teenage boys, a 32-year-old Riverton woman in March 2012 was given a sentence that gave her a chance to reform herself ... [more]

Study: Few consequences for misuse of tribal funds

Oct 8, 2013 - By Justin Pritchard and P. Solomon Banda The Associated Pres:  Federal agencies questioned millions more dollars the Northern Arapaho government spent, but decided not to try to recover any of the money -- and even ... [more]

Uden arrives in county; bond denied by judge

Oct 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man accused of killing his ex-wife and his adopted children near Pavillion 33 years ago is being held without bail in the Fremont County Detention Center ... [more]

Digest

Oct 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Storm leaves state, slaps neighbors
PIERRE, S.D. -- In the span of 24 hours, the scenic Black Hills in South Dakota were coated in up to three and a ... [more]

Mead says 233 state employees face furlough amid fed shutdown

Oct 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says the federal shutdown is forcing the state to place 233 state employees on furlough starting Monday.
Wyoming has 9,867 ... [more]

Sex assaults, substance crimes down this year on university campus

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming is reporting a drop in the number of rapes for the second straight year, while campus police dealt with fewer alcohol and ... [more]

UW to help veterans impacted by shutdown

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 400 veterans are students at the university, and the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Veterans Services Center help connect them with a ... [more]

The way it was: Dubois check station -- 1957

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  State regulations requiring hunters to report their results are nothing new. This check station near Dubois was in full operation in 1957.
Mild weather ... [more]

North Riverton acquires new game warden

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Allen Deru is the new game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in north Riverton.
Wyoming game wardens are responsible for wildlife law ... [more]

State Historical Society selling photo calendar

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Once again the Wyoming State Historical Society has partnered with the American Heritage Center and created a calendar of Wyoming history.
With more than a ... [more]

Strong Town presentation aims to help communities

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The first program will be Monday at the Fremont County Library in Lander.

Starting Monday, the Wyoming Rural Development Council will host the first ... [more]

Make It With Wool contest set for Nov. 2

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 2013 Make It With Wool contest will begin at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at the REACH Foundation, 622 N. Eighth St. W., Riverton.
Each entrant will receive 2.5 ... [more]

Lander to host drought workshop

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will host a series of workshops across the state to help United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management ... [more]