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Mar 19, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BIRCKHEAD

Edward "Ed" L. Birckhead, 78, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, March 9, at his home in Green River after a long battle with ... [more]

Fundraiser to honor Fremont County's first inductee in Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame

Mar 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame is hosting a fundraiser locally to honor Fremont County's first inductee into the program.
BJ Griffin, the hall of fame's ... [more]

Digest

Mar 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  No hill climb this year
JACKSON -- The annual World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb has been called off because of safety concerns caused by an ... [more]

Elk feeding comes to end on Saturday

Mar 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wildlife managers have decided to stop supplemental feeding on the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming earlier than normal because warm weather ... [more]

Eaton's fed appeal delays new death

Mar 19, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A new round of federal appeals filed this week by the former Riverton man convicted of killing a young Montana woman will block, at least for now, a new ... [more]

Gas line suspected in fire that charred trailer

Mar 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The trailer was declared a total loss after Wednesday's blaze.

No one was seriously injured in a fire that destroyed a trailer Wednesday on Gas Hills ... [more]

College's new 'one stop' site delayed a year

Mar 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Work on a new student success center at Central Wyoming College has been pushed back to 2016.
Construction initially was scheduled to begin in May.
The ... [more]

Job Corps nearing finish line

Mar 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Opening set for May in Riverton

Student recruiting began this week for the Wind River Job Corps Center, which is set to open in May in Riverton. ... [more]

More defendants listed in Whiteman killing; three may have helped move body of victim

Mar 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three more people have been charged in the death of Jared Little Whiteman. The moves come five weeks after federal agents say they found a car the original ... [more]

Fake IRS calls noted in Fremont County

Mar 18, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The threatening phone calls -- completely bogus -- have been reported in both Riverton and Lander this year.

Fake IRS agents have targeted more than ... [more]

Today

Mar 18, 2015 - Staff:  Births
VAUGHN

A daughter was born to Abbigail Mae Vaughn of Riverton and Travis James Vaughn of Riverton at 5:57 a.m. Feb. 5 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

Minnesota chef serving American Indian cuisine

Mar 18, 2015 - By Lee Svitak Dean, Tribune News Service:  MINNEAPOLIS -- Sean Sherman grew up on his grandfather's ranch on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, surrounded by antelope, grouse and the scent of ... [more]

Digest

Mar 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in Tuesday wreck
CHEYENNE -- Police say a woman was killed in a two-vehicle rollover crash at an intersection in Cheyenne.
A 50-year-old ... [more]

Grouse 'conservation bank' intended to provide flexibility to bird's management

Mar 18, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A new way to protect sage grouse, called a conservation bank, will allow energy developers and others to offset their use of the birds' habitat by ... [more]

Child killer's new appeal reaches 10th Circuit Court

Mar 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Andrew John Yellowbear continues to insist he was unlawfully extradited from the Wind River Indian Reservation more than eight years after being convicted of ... [more]

More charges in case of armed confrontation outside hotel

Mar 18, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has been charged officially with aggravated robbery and possession of controlled substances. Prosecutors allege he held a Lander business owner ... [more]

New lottery game to feature tickets sold only within Wyoming borders

Mar 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Chances in Cowboy Draw will be sold at the same WyoLotto retailers and with the same machines as the multi-state games.

Wyoming's first in-state ... [more]

Police interview of second subject at site of cop-involved shooting gives detail

Mar 18, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Bureau of Indian Affairs has released an interview detailing events that took place immediately before the officer-involved shooting death of Pavillion ... [more]

Police chief wants city to consider knocking out bare-knuckle fights

Mar 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The spectacle of two men pummeling each other with their bare fists arouses strong emotions.
Such was the case after a March 7 event in Riverton featuring ... [more]

Bighorn sheep moved near Sinclair

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Game managers have transplanted 25 bighorn sheep from the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming to the Seminoe Mountains in the south-central part of ... [more]

Today

Mar 17, 2015 - Staff:  Births
SIMS

A daughter was born to Brenda Sims of Riverton and Tyson Sims of Riverton on Jan. 29 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed ... [more]

Digest

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State senator resigns seat
DOUGLAS -- Republican Party leaders in Converse and Platte counties have nominated three people to fill the state Senate seat ... [more]

Swan numbers look good

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Trumpeter swan numbers in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana have risen about 25 percent from a year ago thanks in part to the birds learning to find new ... [more]

Next three 1 percent jobs coming

Mar 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved seeking bids for three neighborhood concrete repair projects recommended by the city's Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee. ... [more]

Enrollment in federal health exchange near double this year

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The number of Wyoming residents enrolled in a federal health insurance marketplace has nearly doubled this year.
In the second year of the marketplace, 21,092 ... [more]

Justice center nears completion

Mar 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Other county offices in Riverton could find new homes as well once the new building is occupied.

The new Riverton justice center is projected to be ... [more]

Family of child killed exiting school bus reaches settlement

Mar 17, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A settlement has been reached in a $30 million lawsuit filed by the family of a Wind River Elementary School student [more]

Numbers show new per diem plan saved CWC money

Mar 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College employees used expense reports to affirm a recent decision to adhere to per diem reimbursements for board member travel.
The college ... [more]

Wyoming Poison Center can save residents trips to emergency rooms

Mar 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  The centers are open 24/7 and are managed by health professionals.

Since 1962, the president has proclaimed the third week of March as National ... [more]

Younger ranchers, farmers target of coming program

Mar 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming, Fremont County Extension and Wind River Reservation Extension Service is planning a series of six to eight educational programs this ... [more]