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Aug 22, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
AUG. 24
Wyo State Trappers Association Trapping and Outdoor Expo
is Aug. 23 to Aug. 24 at the Heritage Hall and Little Wind Center ... [more]

No bids for federal coal tract a first

Aug 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- For the first time, nobody has bid on a federal coal tract offered for sale in Wyoming after the company that initially sought to mine the location ... [more]

Digest

Aug 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  National team taking over fires
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A national team is taking over management of the five fires burning in Yellowstone National ... [more]

Yosemite-area fire balloons overnight

Aug 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The blaze is among 50 major uncontained wildfires burning throughout the West.

FRESNO, Calif. -- A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park -- one of 50 ... [more]

Deputies continue to investigate shooting

Aug 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The early morning death of a 36-year-old Riverton man at the Cozy Mobile Home Park may have been due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said ... [more]

Fire damages inside of Dubois eatery

Aug 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the blaze, but the building's interior log walls were charred.

An accidental fire Tuesday evening left Mom's Breakfast House in ... [more]

Champion coyote caller to give demos at expo

Aug 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Hunters, trappers and outdoor enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to gather Friday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton for the Wyoming State ... [more]

Bennett says his office uses plea deals fairly

Aug 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite recent criticism, Fremont County and Prosecuting Attorney Michael Bennett thinks his administration uses plea agreements fairly.
"I think (plea ... [more]

District 25 to begin digging into PAWS results to set goals, standards for students

Aug 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local public school administrators analyze a lot of data each year from tests like the annual Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students.
Joanne Flanagan, ... [more]

Wildfires making presence known in valley

Aug 21, 2013 - Staff:  The periodic arrival of smoke from the Hardluck Fire has turned Riverton-area skies orange and changed the appearance of the sun as well. This scene greeted ... [more]

Crew in B-1 bomber crash identified; all ejected plane

Aug 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- The Air Force has released the names of the four South Dakota crew members who safely ejected from a B-1B bomber that crashed ... [more]

Today

Aug 21, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
PARRILL

Bruce A. Parrill, 73, formerly of Lander, died Monday, Aug. 12, at his home in Laramie. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

County man sentenced for wedding night beating

Aug 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A 37-year-old Wyoming man is headed back to prison for beating his new wife hours after their wedding.
U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal ... [more]

Working cow horse contest Saturday

Aug 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Cowboy State Stock Horse Association will have the final two shows of its summer series this weekend at the Pavillion outdoor arena. The shows begin at 9 ... [more]

Man faces third sexual assault charge

Aug 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Lander man who already faced two first-degree sexual assault charges now faces a third. Lander Circuit Court Judge Robert B. Denhardt bound over the new ... [more]

Digest

Aug 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Road near fire open again
Yellowstone National Park officials have reopened a road closed by a wildfire but tell visitors at the tail end of the park's ... [more]

Hill's and state's attorneys questioned by high court

Aug 21, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It would be a "train wreck" if the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that the superintendent of public instruction has authority over the Legislature to ... [more]

Woman in high speed chase on the lam again after Salt Lake hospital allowed her to go

Aug 21, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  A woman who led police on a high-speed chase that ended with a damaging wreck in Riverton is at large again after being released mistakenly from a Salt Lake ... [more]

Gunshot death investigated at trailer park in Riverton

Aug 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a shooting death that took place overnight at the Cozy Mobile Home Park in Riverton.
The victim's name and age were not available ... [more]

Parents, caregivers line up to oppose cuts in Medicaid waiver program

Aug 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  An audience of 100 parents, caregivers and caseworkers expressed their concerns Monday evening over changes in the waiver system that provides respite care and ... [more]

No suspects in custody yet for armed robbery and break-in last month

Aug 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two men have been identified as suspects, but detectives don't have enough evidence against the individuals to obtain an arrest warrant.

Local police ... [more]

Today

Aug 20, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
LOPEZ

Jody Lopez, 56, of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 18, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Per her request, cremation has taken place. The family ... [more]

Digest

Aug 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Obesity rate holds steady
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents aren't getting any fatter, according to a national study.
The Trust For America's Health says ... [more]

Powell tables further talk of smoking ban

Aug 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- The Powell City Council has abandoned further discussion of a possible city-wide smoking ban.
The issue was before the council for two months. On ... [more]

Huge B-1 plane down near border

Aug 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The crash site is within the Powder River Training Complex, an 8,300-square-mile block of airspace centered just northwest of where South Dakota, Wyoming ... [more]

Wyoming Supreme Court spends an hour on superintendent suit

Aug 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cindy Hill's lawsuit challenges a new law stripping the superintendent's office of many of its powers and duties.

CHEYENNE -- It is now up to the ... [more]

Blistering day set records in Lander, elsewhere

Aug 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Monday was one of the hottest August days on record for much of Wyoming, and more of the same is in store for Fremont County and Wyoming after some all-time ... [more]

County discusses cost of museums boss restructure

Aug 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The cost of implementing a plan creating a single, central museums director for Fremont County was the main concern among county commissioners during a recent ... [more]

Delegation seeks exemption from fed frack rules

Aug 20, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press with staff reports:  Wyoming was one of the first states to regulate the practice, and the state's congressional representatives say the state action is ... [more]

Trial ordered for one of nine defendants in meth ring bust

Aug 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Timothy Pitt is headed to trial Sept. 16 after being accused of leading a meth distribution ring in Fremont County. Prosecutors have said a cooperating witness ... [more]