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Deaths of five wolves worry monitors

Oct 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wolf-watchers say they're concerned that hunters participating in Wyoming's second annual wolf hunt may have killed five members of the Lamar Canyon ... [more]

'Obamacare' website problems evident in state

Oct 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming is among 36 states that opted to have the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services run its exchange.

Only a handful of Wyoming residents ... [more]

Teen injured in ATV crash

Oct 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said the boy was riding on the front rack when the vehicle crashed into a trailer.

A 14-year-old boy was sitting on the front rack of an ... [more]

College health insurance rate to increase 5 percent

Oct 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employee health insurance rates at Central Wyoming College will go up almost 5 percent in January, school administrators said.
Premiums for 2014 will be ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Small quakes rattle states
POCATELLO, Idaho -- Police agencies in western Wyoming and eastern Idaho say two small earthquakes occurring near each other ... [more]

LVHS campus to be closed for drill Wednesday

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Lander Police Department in conjunction with Lander Valley High School will be conducting a school emergency response drill from 2:35 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ... [more]

The last picture show

Oct 19, 2013 - By John M. Glionna, McClatchy Newspapers:  POWELL -- The autumn moon has taken its seat low in the evening sky as the cars arrive at Wyoming's last drive-in theater. Pokey Heny stands ready to indulge in ... [more]

The way it was: River crossing -- 1927

Oct 19, 2013 - Staff:  Sometimes technology develops faster than infrastructure, which was the case with automobile traffic in Fremont County.
Cars became available before good ... [more]

Officials find 'felony amount' of marijuana in misplaced bag

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Barbara Chamberlain, 54, of Kinnear, was arrested Oct. 4 on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
According to law enforcement reports, ... [more]

No 'serious injury' in accident on 8 Mile Road

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said a Riverton woman "escaped serious injury" Oct. 11 during a one-vehicle traffic accident on 8 Mile Road west of town.
Mary Lewis, 49, of ... [more]

Public invited to road ribbon-cutting

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Before being rebuilt, 17 Mile Road was called one of the most dangerous roadways in Wyoming.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion ... [more]

Registration under way for Young Women's Career Day

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Registration continues for the "Find Your ID" Young Women's Career Day on Oct. 29 at Western Wyoming Community College.
The event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Stories to visit CWC
Wyoming Public Media will record Riverton's Wyoming Stories on Thursday and Friday at the Intertribal Education and ... [more]

Opera to appear in Lander

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  A rather unique opera will be presented Saturday at the Lander Library: Dmitri Shostakovich's "The Nose."
The opera is based on a satirical tale by Nikolai ... [more]

Immigration focus of next CWC talk

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Immigration is the subject of the second in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions. The talk will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Robert A. ... [more]

Riverton airport unveils taxiway upgrade

Oct 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The modifications should make it easier for pilots to navigate the facility.

Riverton Regional Airport manager Paul Griffin gave a tour of the ... [more]

Road project near Gas Hills gets $1.5M grant

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several mining companies are receiving help through a state grant to rebuild a road accessing the Gas Hills area.
On Oct. 3, the Wyoming State Loans and ... [more]

Federal regulations place guidelines on health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal regulations have established guidelines for the health insurance exchanges, and consumers can apply and purchase health insurance through them ... [more]

Counselors begin helping residents enroll in health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Trained counselors are ready to help Fremont County residents make sense of Wyoming's health insurance exchange that opened Oct. 1.
"This is a place to ... [more]

Today

Oct 18, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARCHER

Lellae "Judy" Archer, 90, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Wind River Health Care. A viewing will be 11 a.m. to noon Monday, ... [more]

Wyoming man traces roots to frontier figure

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- They called him "Bony."
The ancestor of a Casper man who guarded 300 miles of telegraph lines along the Oregon Trail from American Indian saboteurs ... [more]

Digest

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State employees return to work
CHEYENNE -- With the partial federal government shutdown ended, Gov. Matt Mead has directed Wyoming state agencies to ... [more]

Casper spends $400,000 to clean up after storm

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The City of Casper expects to spend a bit less than $500,000 to clean up after Winter Storm Atlas, which hit the city with 16 inches of snow Oct. ... [more]

Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks reopen briefly before winter closure

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  They will remain open until they close for the season Nov. 1.

CHEYENNE -- Employees of Yellowstone and Grand Teton got to work Thursday reopening the ... [more]

Wyoming high court to hear fracking suit

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Nov. 20 over whether the public has the right to obtain lists of chemicals used in ... [more]

Man sentenced to 80 months for September 2012 assault

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 26-year-old man from the Wind River Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 80 months in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Claude Lee ... [more]

Mortimore Lane rebuild project facing hurdles

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Engineers say squeezing a recreation path into the Lander road's existing right-of-way does not work well.

Engineers on Oct. 1 updated the Fremont ... [more]

Federal employees in Fremont County returning to work

Oct 18, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The government shutdown has lifted after 16 days, and federal workers in Fremont County are heading back to work.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead issued a press ... [more]

Medical response temporarily closed highway

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An emergency medical response closed U.S. Highway 20/26 at its intersection with Lysite Moneta Road for about two hours Friday morning.
Medical personnel were ... [more]

U.S. Highway 20/26 reopens

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials temporarily closed both lanes of U.S. Highway 20/26 on Friday morning to aid in a medical assist at milepost 79.
Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan ... [more]