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UW president assembles new team -- and ruffles feathers

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The decisions and management style of new University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg are drawing pushback from some faculty and students, ... [more]

Big marijuana stash discovered Saturday during I-80 traffic stop

Nov 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 16 pounds of high-grade marijuana was seized from a Lynnwood, Wash., driver who was stopped on eastbound Interstate 80 roughly 45 miles east of ... [more]

City tweaks recycling plan, looks to more cleanup at its vacant lot downtown

Nov 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As of Friday, Riverton residents can participate in the tag system for their recycling purposes and can purchase tags at the public works office. City ... [more]

Montana must refigure coal tax from Wyoming company

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The state alleges Cloud Peak Energy Inc. undervalued the material it sold between 2005 and 2007.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana authorities must ... [more]

Kidnap suspect under arrest

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A Laramie man and a Fort Collins woman he was suspected of kidnapping are both behind bars after the woman managed to call 911.
Laramie police say ... [more]

CWC might solve Jackson housing issue this month

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Each unit would include four beds and a kitchen and living area, and a resident assistant would be stationed at the property.

Central Wyoming ... [more]

Brothers say 'guilty' on 2006 homicide

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Brown have pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Big damage from two Sunday fires; no injuries

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fire officials think an unattended candle caused a structure fire Sunday at a home north of Riverton.
No one was injured in the blaze, but the room in which ... [more]

Good harvest, soft market: Sugar beet growers brace for lower prices

Nov 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite high yields, local sugar beet farmers may be looking at a pay cut this year due to low prices for their crops.
"There's no question, (the price) is ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead may seek more road money
CHEYENNE -- The passage of the state's fuel tax hike earlier in the year has not ended the debate about funding Wyoming's ... [more]

Most roads in Yellowstone to close Monday

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The roads to most Yellowstone National Park destinations will close to automobile travel on Monday as the park begins preparing for ... [more]

New GED exams offer more options

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming students seeking a high school equivalency certificate will soon have three testing options instead of just one.
In January, the state will ... [more]

Work starts on new energy curriculum

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Preliminary work has begun on a program that will teach Wyoming youngsters about energy development and natural resources in their state.
The ... [more]

Law would allow quicker logging of trees burned in western forest fires

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would destroy critical wildlife ... [more]

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]