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Firefighters jump on new wildfire

Aug 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- With resources stretched by wildfires burning in Utah and Idaho, three smokejumpers and a helicopter are working to suppress the latest fire in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Old murder investigated again
CHEYENNE -- A special prosecutor is looking into how Sublette County law enforcement officers handled the investigation of ... [more]

If you are out for a hike, a mountain lion probably watches

Aug 16, 2013 - By Tom Lawrence, For The Associated Press:  If you go for a hike in the mountains or a stroll in the forest, there is an excellent chance a mountain lion may keep you company for part of the ... [more]

House panel requests more paperwork in Hill probe

Aug 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The chairman of a special House committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the Wyoming Education Department is ... [more]

Ruling on Eaton execution could come in 2014

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  A federal judge has given lawyers until early next year to submit written arguments about whether the former Riverton man who is Wyoming's lone death row ... [more]

County looks to preserve historical magazine

Aug 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Editor Loren Jost retired as Riverton Museum director last month, but he has been asked to continue the publication for another year.

The Fremont ... [more]

Hardluck Fire tops 16,000 acres

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Smoke from the Hardluck Fire near the Fremont-Park county border north of Dubois is filling the Riverton Valley, obscuring the mountains in most areas and ... [more]

State outlines plans for more water study in Pavillion vicinity

Aug 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If chemicals from oil and gas in the water exceed state and federal standards, Wyoming will investigate drilling activities in the area.
 
Wyoming's ... [more]

Digest

Aug 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hearing on power line conducted
BAGGS -- The Bureau of Land Management is holding public hearings on a proposed major transmission line to carry Wyoming ... [more]

Activists share manual on how to ruin wolf hunts

Aug 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Environmentalists upset with a federal proposal to remove protections for wolves across most of the U.S. have posted a manual on how to disrupt ... [more]

First lady helps in campaign on under-age drinking issues

Aug 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- First lady Carol Mead has joined an effort to help prevent under-age drinking in Wyoming.
In a new media campaign, Mead calls underage drinking an ... [more]

Disease killing dozens of white-tailed deer

Aug 15, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Many deaths have been confirmed, but the true number is hard to ascertain accurately.

CHEYENNE -- Hemorrhagic disease caused by two possible viruses ... [more]

Fire being monitored, but not fought

Aug 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Five of the six active fires burning in western Wyoming are being monitored by firefighters, while the sixth has been contained.
Three of the fires ... [more]

Strathmore predicts proposed Gas Hills mine would create 153 jobs

Aug 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The company conducted two meetings last week to answer questions and receive comments from the public.

Strathmore Minerals held two public meetings ... [more]

Officials discuss grad rates, issues at rez schools

Aug 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Student academic performance in Fremont County schools was the focus when the Joint Education Committee and the Select Committee on Tribal Relations on ... [more]

College OKs $5.7M in bonds to finance capital construction

Aug 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees in July approved $5.7 million in bonds to help pay for capital construction projects in Fremont County.
More ... [more]

Funding woes stall 1 percent tax work

Aug 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City has yet to receive revenue from the levy

New recommendations from the Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee didn't go far after Riverton City Council ... [more]

Today

Aug 15, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WILLOW

A son was born to Philma Willow, of Ethete, at 12:53 a.m. July 23, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. ... [more]

Today

Aug 14, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WARREN

A daughter was born to Shila Kazee, of Kinnear, and Mitchel J. Warren Jr., of Arapahoe, at 11:21 p.m. July 22, 2013, at Lander Regional ... [more]

New Riverton ordinance requires drivers to have licenses, insurance

Aug 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved new ordinances that require motor vehicle drivers to have a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance. The changes ... [more]

Mounted shooting contest set for Saturday

Aug 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The public is invited to watch and participate in a mounted shooting competition Saturday at the Lander Old Timer's Rodeo Association arena.
In mounted ... [more]

Digest

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  First outreach meeting for Sternberg
LARAMIE -- New University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg has been busy meeting with Gov. Matt Mead, state ... [more]

Campers not dousing fires the right way

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Despite dry conditions in northwest Wyoming, National Park Service and Forest Service rangers and staff are finding abandoned campfires that have ... [more]

Review of plan to drop wolf protections delayed by federal government

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- A federal agency is delaying an independent analysis of a plan to drop legal protections for wolves across most of the nation because of ... [more]

Central Wyoming College to trim remedial course offerings

Aug 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Eventually, CWC might eliminate such classes altogether.

Community colleges throughout the United States have been given a new challenge when it ... [more]

Solid gold history: Carissa mine machinery back in action Sunday

Aug 14, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  After nearly a decade of reconstruction, the Carissa Gold Mine is coming back to life for all to see, with the grand opening scheduled for Sunday near the ... [more]

Calling all 'Bigs'; grown-up volunteers sought in area for Big Brothers/Sisters

Aug 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials are looking for "Bigs" in the community as they partner with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming to offer mentoring ... [more]

Slide in Riverton PAWS scores reflects statewide trend; causes under study

Aug 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The annual PAWS test measures student progress in grades three through eight in reading, math and science.

Results from the 2012-13 school year show ... [more]

Fisherman has brush with two bears north of Dubois

Aug 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  A fisherman who encountered two bears this weekend north of Dubois reportedly fired warning shots to keep the animals from coming too close.
Brian DeBolt, ... [more]

Two-county chase ends in crash

Aug 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The woman being pursued is wanted on at least 42 outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants from multiple law enforcement agencies.

A woman wanted ... [more]