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Former museum director still intends to go to trial

Nov 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Former Fremont County Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse intends to fight the new case against her, according to her attorney.
Prosecutors recently dropped ... [more]

Shull's attorney wants to quit; judge denies request

Nov 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On Nov. 13, a defendant found himself in the rare position of arguing against his own lawyer in front of a judge.
"I kind of disagree with all of this," said ... [more]

Big job, revenue surge touted for Job Corps in new state analysis

Nov 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  State officials project the Wind River Job Corps Center currently under construction in Riverton will be a boon to the Fremont County economy -- both before and ... [more]

No surprise: Temperature record set

Nov 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Temperatures hit record lows Thursday in downtown Riverton, falling to -21 degrees to become the coldest Nov. 13 in local history.
The previous record for the ... [more]

Today

Nov 13, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
WHITEPLUME

Ira John "Ira Hays" Whiteplume, 52, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. The wake and services will be at 6 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Coldest day yet in frigid wave
DENVER -- The wind chill is making it feel as cold as 40 below in parts of the Rockies.
The actual temperature in ... [more]

Tribes to get park bison held by Ted Turner

Nov 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A group of Yellowstone National Park bison is due to finally arrive at a permanent home on a northeastern Montana American Indian reservation ... [more]

Marijuana trafficker in park gets five-year term

Nov 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A federal judge sentenced a West Virginia woman to five years in prison for trafficking nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in a recreational vehicle ... [more]

At Shull preliminary hearing, defense argues against premeditation claims

Nov 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Premeditation was the focus of arguments at a preliminary hearing for the defendant in a murder case.
The man's own life potentially was at stake in the ... [more]

Biz council, developers eye reopening mine

Nov 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  The possibility of reopening the long-idled Atlantic City iron ore mine is being examined.
The mine in the mountains southwest of Lander once employed more ... [more]

Woman forged prescriptions at least 10 times, got 1,000 pills illegally, cops say

Nov 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman is charged with using old, stolen prescription forms to obtain prescription painkillers illegally.
The trick appears to have worked 10 time ... [more]

DUI suspected in three-vehicle pileup

Nov 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Ethete man was arrested for driving under the influence Thursday morning after a three-vehicle accident on West Main Street in Riverton in icy, frigid ... [more]

Animal attack may have killed woman south of Riverton

Nov 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 40-year-old woman died Wednesday evening in Riverton after she was found unconscious in the 800 block of Rendezvous Road south of town.
Officials believe ... [more]

Today

Nov 12, 2014 - Staff:  Community calendar
FRIDAY
Christmas Craft Fair
is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Margaret's Gym, 622 E. Park Ave.
35th Annual Lander Community Craft Fair ... [more]

Pair risotto with pork tenderloin for fancy fall dinner

Nov 12, 2014 - By Susan Selasky, McClatchy Newspapers:  Some people steer clear of making risotto because it can be tedious. A risotto is not something you whip up for a speedy weeknight meal, rather it should be ... [more]

Digest

Nov 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Cold's grip extends statewide
CHEYENNE -- Temperatures are only in the single-digits in much of Wyoming as an arctic front tightens its grip across the ... [more]

University might seek stronger ties to Legislature

Nov 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Finding ways to prevent off-campus violence involving students and alcohol is one of the topics University of Wyoming administrators plan to discuss ... [more]

Armed clown report a delusion, police confirm

Nov 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 32-year-old man was taken to the Riverton hospital early Wednesday after he told deputies that clowns had threatened him with guns at his house.
Law ... [more]

Soldiers House opens, offers psychological services for veterans

Nov 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Just in time for Veterans Day, the Soldiers House in Riverton opened its doors Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.
The facility is part of ... [more]

District 25 irons out activities policy for non-district students

Nov 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The changes follow a disagreement regarding an eighth-grade student at a church school who was removed from the Riverton Middle School football team. ... [more]

Inversion keeping cold trapped

Nov 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Arctic blast worsened by familiar Riverton pattern

This week's cold in Fremont County is part of a weather pattern impacting much of the nation.
The ... [more]

Today

Nov 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ARAGON

A daughter was born to Victoria Jorgenson of Fort Washakie and Joey Aragon of Fort Washakie at 11:32 p.m. Nov. 2 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

State preps for 'gray wave'

Nov 11, 2014 - By Tom Dixon, For The Associated Press:  Nearly one in three Wyomingites will be 60 or older by 2030.

Tim Summers calls it the "gray wave," and it's already washing over Wyoming.
Nearly one ... [more]

Fed health insurance exchange opening to businesses

Nov 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Roughly 1,200 Fremont County residents bought coverage through the marketplace last year.

Individuals, families and now small businesses can sign up ... [more]

Digest

Nov 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Three killed when semi hits vans
CHEYENNE -- Authorities have released the names of three people who were killed in a three-vehicle crash east of ... [more]

In committee, lawmakers consider privacy legislation

Nov 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative task force proposal to change the Wyoming Constitution to specify that individuals have a right to privacy is set to go before a ... [more]

Woman disarms assailant, jumps from moving car

Nov 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Additional charges might be filed against a man arrested Nov. 1 and accused of domestic violence battery and property destruction after striking a woman in the ... [more]

Meth suspect violates plea agreement, now could face bigger penalty in Dubois case

Nov 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Stiff penalties are back on the table for a Dubois man who had been charged with making and selling methamphetamine but signed a plea agreement and was out on ... [more]

Fierce cold arrives; temps could dive to 20 below zero for next two nights

Nov 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Temperatures dropped across the Wind River Basin this week, falling from the mid-60s on Sunday to single digits Tuesday morning.
The thermometer is expected ... [more]

County adjusts case against past museum official; one count dropped

Nov 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former Fremont County Pioneer Museums director now is facing reduced charges and a lower penalty for alleged theft from the Lander institution.
In late ... [more]