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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]

Digest

Mar 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Accused warden wants bench trial
SHERIDAN -- The attorney for a game warden with a Montana tribe is asking for a bench trial on poaching charges. In ... [more]

Wyoming and Montana weigh moves on Powder River lawsuit

Mar 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for Wyoming and Montana are weighing how to proceed in a lawsuit involving a dispute over allocation of water on the Tongue River.
The U.S. ... [more]

Alternatives to bison slaughter proposed

Mar 15, 2015 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- State and federal officials on Friday offered an array of options to overhaul a 15-year-old agreement that's led to the slaughter of ... [more]

Yellowstone National Park's winter season draws to close; road plowing already starting

Mar 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park is marking the end of its winter season with the last of the groomed roads closing to snowmobile and snow ... [more]

The way it was: State tournament -- 2003

Mar 15, 2015 - Staff:  Fremont County played for hardware at the Class 3-A /4-A state high school basketball tournament this weekend, and the same thing happened 12 years ago.
Both ... [more]

Library continues film series

Mar 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will continue its second annual Native American Film Series on Wednesday with "The Activist," an award-winning film set in 1973 ... [more]

CWC developing rubric to evaluate sabbatical requests

Mar 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Faculty seeking sabbatical leave from Central Wyoming College will have to justify their requests in the future based on criteria being developed by academic ... [more]

Experts provide support to high-altitude gardeners

Mar 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  With winter's end only a week away, some Fremont County residents are busy planning their gardens. Across Wyoming, people also are making preparations for ... [more]

Riverton air service secure for now, Great Lakes says

Mar 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The airline is quitting Sheridan County Airport on March 31.

Riverton Regional Airport is unlikely to lose air service in coming months, air industry ... [more]

New law mandates buffer zone for cyclists

Mar 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The so-called "3-foot law" passed by the Wyoming Legislature already is in effect in two dozen other states.

A bill passed by the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Pioneer Museum to mark centennial anniversary with special events, treks

Mar 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  In March 1915, a group of Lander pioneers gathered and built the original cabin that would become the Fremont County Pioneer Museum. Their intention was to ... [more]

Judge rules for Arapaho in flap over eagle killing

Mar 15, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service improperly denied a permit to kill bald eagles to the Northern Arapaho Tribe on its central ... [more]

Jackson principal to retire; school board rehires administrators

Mar 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees has accepted the retirements or resignations of several faculty, approved the hiring of new officials, ... [more]