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Another weekend, another snowstorm

Oct 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than 5 inches of snow had fallen in Riverton by mid-morning Friday, but weather forecasters said the precipitation should stop by evening.
Lander and ... [more]

Today

Oct 4, 2013 - Staff:  Births
NORTHCOTT

A son was born to Wilhelmina Jamie Spoonhunter, of Ethete, and Joe Northcott, of Riverton, at 5 a.m. Sept. 13, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

Wolverine football game postponed until Sat. at 1 p.m.

Oct 4, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton High School football game scheduled for Friday at Buffalo has been postponed until tomorrow (Saturday) at 1 p.m due to snow, wind and ice in ... [more]

Today

Oct 3, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HOFFMAN

A son was born to Kayla Hoffman and Rayne Hoffman, of Lander, at 10:02 p.m. Sept. 12, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW to honor distinguished alums
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming will give its Distinguished Alumni Award to four people during UW homecoming on ... [more]

Winter storm bears down on much of Wyoming

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Winter storm warnings and watches have been posted for a large part of central and eastern Wyoming.
The National Weather Service says a storm ... [more]

State lands chief named by governor

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawyer with the Wyoming Attorney General's Office will serve as the new director of the state Office of State Lands and Investments.
Gov. Matt ... [more]

Smaller wolf quota for hunters this season; four taken in early days

Oct 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Hunting will remain open through the end of the year or until hunters reach the 26-wolf quota.

CHEYENNE -- At least four wolves have been killed in ... [more]

Shutdown halts play at D.C. theater

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Ford's Theatre has canceled performances of "The Laramie Project" because the theater must close during the government shutdown, but it will ... [more]

Sinks Canyon student housing project could find new life

Oct 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College have a new plan for moving forward with a student housing project in Sinks Canyon.
The undertaking was stalled this ... [more]

City weighs door-to-door regs

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Chief Mike Broadhead said his officers field a number of complaints from residents who are uncomfortable having salespeople on their property.

Not ... [more]

Fracking process sound, say panelists, but human errors can lead to problems

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Listeners at Central Wyoming College's first "Hot Topics" forum of the fall got an earful on the specifics of hydraulic fracturing and the pros and cons of the ... [more]

Jury misinformed, so new trial required for murder convict, high court says

Oct 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Misinformation provided by Fremont County prosecutors has led the Wyoming Supreme Court to throw out a Riverton man's first-degree murder conviction.
Gabriel ... [more]

Today

Oct 2, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BLUE BIRD

A son was born to Tana No Horse, of Riverton, at 5:24 p.m. Sept. 18, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ... [more]

Winter storm watch posted again in Wyoming

Oct 2, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Only a week after a strong snowstorm caused power outages and property damages in Fremont County and elsewhere, a new winter storm watch has been posted for a ... [more]

Digest

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Life sentence sought in bar slaying
CASPER -- Prosecutors say they intend to seek a life sentence for an Evansville man charged with murder and other ... [more]

UW student charged with online threat won't be tried

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A former University of Wyoming student accused of posting an anonymous Facebook threat against herself intends to plead no contest, her attorney ... [more]

Park visitors grumble as shutdown arrives

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Thousands of visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national park are grumbling and making alternate plans after being told to leave or denied entry ... [more]

Five things to know about new health overhaul in Wyoming

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Tuesday marked the start of a six-month enrollment period for health insurance offered through a federal exchange.
Five things to know about getting health ... [more]

Long wait times greet users of federal health exchange on first day

Oct 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Things got off to a rocky start Tuesday for the federal government's new health insurance exchange in Wyoming: even representatives of the insurance companies ... [more]

New interview center will spare young sexual assault victims a long road trip

Oct 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Young sexual abuse victims no longer will have to travel to Natrona County to undergo forensic interviews. The Children's Advocacy Project has opened the doors ... [more]

Suspects lived 'untouchable' in Missouri

Oct 2, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The couple charged in homicides tied to one of Fremont County's most-notorious missing persons cases lived "untouchable" in rural southwest Missouri for ... [more]

Today

Oct 1, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BAILEY

Robert Joseph "Bob" Bailey, 70, died Friday, Sept. 27, at his home in Riverton after a battle with bone cancer. A viewing will be at 4 ... [more]

Patient care the focus of clinic expansion projects

Oct 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The $3.5 million upgrade includes remodeled and updated areas at the Arapahoe Health Center.

Tribal members of the Wind River Indian Reservation soon ... [more]

Digest

Oct 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State joins haze lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is one of a dozen states suing the Environmental Protection Agency over what the states see as a cozy ... [more]

Governor plans state visit to Asia

Oct 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead will be traveling to Asia in an effort to expand tourism and economic opportunities for Wyoming.
Mead will visit Taiwan and South ... [more]

Federal wolf hearings to start; protections argued

Oct 1, 2013 - By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says wolves naturally could return to Colorado, Utah and Nevada in the years ahead.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Federal ... [more]

Drennen conviction overturned; new murder trial ordered

Oct 1, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has overturned a Riverton man's first-degree murder conviction in the 2010 shooting death of another man.
The court on Tuesday ... [more]

Courthouse upgrade tops county list for equipment and facilities

Oct 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's courthouse is to get a facelift after commissioners approved $1.03 million in spending on equipment and buildings.
The money was for 17 ... [more]

County offices close as federal shutdown starts

Oct 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Federal workers in Fremont County were unable to talk about local effects of the government shutdown that went into effect Tuesday after the U.S. Congress ... [more]