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Riverview Road rec path bridge removed

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  A walking path bridge has been removed from where it crossed the Riverton Valley Irrigation District Canal to allow for installation of water and sewer lines ... [more]

More clients referred to treatment since detox name change

Nov 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton-based Center of Hope detoxification center is referring more clients to treatment since its merger with Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies this ... [more]

Manslaughter, not murder, is verdict in Shey Bruce case

Nov 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury has decided that Shey Elan Bruce killed Charles Darrell Laster on May 14 but did not do so maliciously.
That difference led to a manslaughter ... [more]

Guilty plea in bird deaths at Wyoming wind farms an industry first

Nov 24, 2013 - By Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- A major U.S. power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms and agreed to pay $1 million as part of ... [more]

College board extends McFarland's deal a year; she's on through 2016

Nov 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The board will set the president's salary this spring while developing the CWC budget for the coming fiscal year.

The Central Wyoming College Board ... [more]

Riverton woman pleads guilty to drug charges

Nov 24, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman pleaded guilty to drug charges this month as part of an agreement requiring her to undergo addiction treatment.
Abigail White, 22, of ... [more]

Today

Nov 22, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BODAN

DeVon Elaine Bodan, 48, of Casper, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Casper. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the Chapel ... [more]

Digest

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Avalanche risk high already
JACKSON -- Teton County Search and Rescue already is urging caution in the backcountry of northwest Wyoming after skiers ... [more]

University's faculty might ask for more transparency in new prez search

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Faculty Senate is considering a resolution saying that a search for a new UW president be transparent and the names of ... [more]

Interstate Ruby Pipeline approved again after new review

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Federal land managers intend to reissue a right of way for a 678-mile natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon now that government scientists ... [more]

JFK assassination stunned city

Nov 22, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton shared the nation's shock 50 years ago Friday when news broke that the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, had been killed by an assassin ... [more]

Early Christmas program Friday at Little Theater

Nov 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The performance staged by Wind River High School's theater department is based loosely on "A Christmas Carol."

Wind River High School drama students ... [more]

Door sales ordinance change on hold until attorney addresses constitutional worry

Nov 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A door-to-door solicitation ordinance got a spot on the agenda for the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday, but the measure failed to pass on first reading. ... [more]

Jury gets Bruce case; closing arguments wrapped up Friday

Nov 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury began deliberating Friday afternoon in the case of a Shoshoni man on trial for murder and domestic violence.
Lawyers for the prosecution and defendant ... [more]

Today

Nov 21, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BODAN

DeVon Elaine Bodan, 48, of Casper, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Casper. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the Chapel ... [more]

Digest

Nov 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Winter storm covers Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- The National Weather Service has posted a winter weather advisory for most of Wyoming.
The only areas of the ... [more]

Binge drinking decreasing at UW, new survey reports

Nov 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Surveys by the National College Health Assessment show a decline in the percentage of University of Wyoming students who binge-drink.
The Laramie ... [more]

Industry, opponents argue fracking before high court

Nov 21, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Attorneys for the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission oilfield services company Halliburton argued that individual chemicals used in fracking are ... [more]

Slow growth in region predicted by banker survey

Nov 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- The overall index in a new monthly survey matches the previous index and also suggests the economy will continue growing at a slow pace in rural ... [more]

Security at center of planning for justice facility

Nov 21, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Security features for the proposed Riverton justice center steered most of the discussion during the Fremont County Commission meeting Tuesday.
In particular, ... [more]

Fort Washakie board adjusts design for school

Nov 21, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie school board members were able to see their layout ideas incorporated into an altered design of the new $54.3 million school during a work ... [more]

Experts disagree on what caused Laster's deadly head injuries

Nov 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expert witnesses in a murder trial both said bleeding inside a Shoshoni man's skull killed him, but they disagreed about what caused the hemorrhage.
On trial ... [more]

Today

Nov 20, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
HOLLENBECK

Hazel Hollenbeck, 102, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. Arrangements are ... [more]

Park to charge for backcountry trips

Nov 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park will raise the back country camping permit fee to $25 for walk-ins and $35 for permits purchased in advance starting Jan. ... [more]

Digest

Nov 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jackson mulls cellphone rule
JACKSON -- The Jackson Town Council is considering a ban on cellphone conversations while driving that could start in ... [more]

Life in prison for man who abducted Cody 10-year-old

Nov 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jesse Speer tricked the girl into getting in his car by telling her he needed help finding a lost puppy.

CODY -- A Montana nature photographer was ... [more]

Cook hired as county librarian; starts Dec. 9

Nov 20, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Tracy Cook will become Fremont County's library system director. She accepted the county library board's offer Tuesday afternoon.
During a special meeting ... [more]

Hill sues state demanding faster production of requested records

Nov 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One topic involves items related to Fremont County School District 38 at Arapahoe.

Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction has filed a lawsuit ... [more]

Former city man spared by typhoon in Philippines

Nov 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton resident Mike Lieberman wasn't harmed by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck more than 450 miles from his home in General Santos City, ... [more]

At Bruce trial, judge decides contested evidence can be heard

Nov 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The judge in the murder trial of a Shoshoni man has ruled against a motion from defense attorneys that could have kept out crucial evidence or led to a ... [more]