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Geraud in UW Distinguished Alumni group for Homecoming

Oct 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Joe Geraud's trip to the University of Wyoming this weekend marked his first visit to the campus in several years.
"And it's been a long time since I've gone ... [more]

Car destroyed by fire near Jeffrey City; cause unclear

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The man who was the sole occupant of the vehicle escaped without injury.

A Chrysler PT Cruiser was destroyed in a fire Oct. 5 on Agate Flat Road ... [more]

National Theatre comes to library

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The National Theatre Live in HD broadcast of "Macbeth" will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lander Library, 451 N. Second St.
This is the Manchester ... [more]

Leaky roof puts collection at Riverton library in jeopardy

Oct 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rain is not common in Riverton, but when it starts, those in the right place can see on odd sight: fast-moving librarians covering shelves and computers in ... [more]

Today

Oct 11, 2013 - Staff:  Births
OLAND

A son was born to Stephanie and Brian Oland, of Lander, at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 5, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ... [more]

Digest

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  D.C. vigil marks Shepard anniversary
WASHINGTON -- A candlelight vigil in Washington will mark 15 years since the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay ... [more]

Federal inaction could affect WIC next month

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Partially funded with federal funds, WIC currently serves more than 11,000 participants a month.

State agencies that administer federally funded ... [more]

Tourism leaders promote open Wyoming state parks

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The partial government shutdown has provided an opportunity for state and local tourism groups to showcase Wyoming's lesser-known parks and ... [more]

Man linked to disappearance case from 1974 pleads, freed

Oct 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A man who was implicated in the 1974 disappearance of an Oklahoma resident in the Riverton area has been released from custody.
James Franklin Jagers was ... [more]

Car leaves street, crosses business property

Oct 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said a medical episode initiated the one-vehicle accident that took place mid-morning Friday at U.S. Energy in Riverton.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Improved Jackson campus housing options proving difficult for CWC; gift hoped for

Oct 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College wants to improve housing options for students on the Jackson campus, but school administrators said the effort may take some ... [more]

City gets closer to door-to-door sales ordinance

Oct 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Consensus was reached Tuesday by the Riverton City Council that having some type of ordinance to regulate door-to-door sales was better than having nothing at ... [more]

Today

Oct 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DENNIS

A daughter was born to Crystal Dennis, of Alliance, Neb., and Daniel Dennis, of Attica, Mich., at 11:55 p.m. Oct. 5, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

Digest

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne mulls e-cigarette ban
CHEYENNE -- The Cheyenne City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to ... [more]

Former state AG lead counsel in Hill investigation

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A special House committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill has voted to hire former state Attorney General Bruce Salzburg as ... [more]

Quota filled quickly in second wolf hunt area

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the quota in another wolf area has been met and will be closed for the remainder of the season.
Spokesman ... [more]

Fed shutdown alters wedding plans

Oct 10, 2013 - By Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Megan Wenk spent three months planning her dream wedding at Artist's Point in Yellowstone National Park before the government ... [more]

Explosions Saturday in rural area investigated

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  One reporting party said the issue was an ongoing problem involving people setting off explosives.

Fremont County Sheriff's deputies responded to ... [more]

Original Uden probe used psychics, past sheriff recalls

Oct 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On Sept. 27, the Fremont County Attorney's Office finally charged Gerald Uden with three counts of first-degree murder for killing Virginia, Reagan and ... [more]

Man pleads guilty to meth charge; judge ponders deal

Oct 10, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony drug charge for possessing methamphetamine. A plea agreement in his case lowered his charge in exchange for ... [more]

Teen Hudson suspect pleads 'not guilty,' setting stage for trial

Oct 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge has set a trial date for the last defendant in the Hudson homicides case.
Jude Blackburn, 17, is scheduled to appear before Wyoming 9th District ... [more]

TEDx comes to Riverton

Oct 9, 2013 - Staff:  Galen Knowles, right, told the TEDx conference Oct. 2 at Central Wyoming College that community is important to innovation. He pointed to the example of the ... [more]

Lander man charged with third-degree sexual abuse of a minor

Oct 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors have charged a former Lander youth counselor with third-degree sexual abuse of a minor for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old. One count of ... [more]

Today

Oct 9, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SOUNDINGSIDES

A daughter was born to Alyson White Eagle and Brian Soundingsides, of Ethete, at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2013, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Digest

Oct 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Coal plants exceed emission regs
Most coal-fired power plants in Wyoming, including one that's been in operation for just two years, emit carbon ... [more]

State might hire lawyer in Hill case

Oct 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature's Management Council will meet Oct. 15 to consider a request to pay for an attorney and others to help the state House ... [more]

Trespassing an issue in parks during fed shutdown

Oct 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- National Park Service rangers in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have been issuing trespassing citations to people found in the parks, ... [more]

Man charged in shooting death outside nightclub

Oct 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A 33-year-old former Marine has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a man outside a strip club near ... [more]

CWC working to address interior noise at H/S center

Oct 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Construction of the new Health and Science Center at Central Wyoming College is complete, but administrators say they'll continue making adjustments to the ... [more]

CWC Oktoberfest kicks off busy schedule of October festivities

Oct 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There's no reason to stay indoors as Halloween and other fall celebrations fill up the local calendar, unless there's fear of 3-foot-tall vampires and ... [more]