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Poll finds most in state would support gun background checks

Jul 31, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Only one in three Wyoming residents oppose a proposal to extend background checks to all gun sales, according to a recent statewide poll.
A survey ... [more]

Hypnotist says it is more than a show

Jul 31, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  In his first-ever performance at the Fremont County Fair, hypnotist Michael Mezmer guided a group of volunteers into a trance to the delight of onlookers. ... [more]

Around the fair: Fremont County Fair news for July 31

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Here's something you don't see often at a rodeo -- a reride offer after a first-place ride. When the gate swung open for Jade Blackwell's saddle-bronc ride on a ... [more]

Smell during routine traffic stop leads to felony charges

Jul 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Deputies confiscated more than five pounds of marijuana and two ounces of psilocybin mushrooms during a routine traffic stop in Riverton this month.
The ... [more]

New CWC Health/Science Center elevates class offerings

Jul 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College biology professor Steve McAllister says the new Health/Science Center on campus represents "quantum improvement" over the school's ... [more]

Homicide will not be prosecuted, county attorney determines

Jul 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett said criminal liability could not be placed on any one person in the death of 4-year-old Thunder Littlethunder Jr. of ... [more]

Irrigation water overwhelms park pond

Jul 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An overflow of water created a temporary swamp Monday at Jaycee Park that had diminished by Tuesday morning.
Riverton parks department superintendent Joel ... [more]

Today

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FRANCOM

A son was born to Alexiss Francom and Jeremy Francom, of Lander, at 4:10 p.m. June 28, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Around the fair

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  The Westernaires precision equestrian team performed Saturday in Dubois, but it wasn't the only quick-stepping horse-and-rider group on display over the ... [more]

Dogs win ribbons and fans at fair

Jul 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  While the regular neighborhood dog may bark late into the night, other pooches are trained to speak only when ordered.
That trick, along with many others, ... [more]

Fairfield Fire fully contained; south side of highway reopens

Jul 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials said the Fairfield Fire was 100 percent contained Sunday, and on Monday the south side of Sinks Canyon Road reopened, including area ... [more]

Legless skydiver a highlight of Rocking the Winds slate in Crowheart

Jul 30, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The third annual Rocking the Winds Green Beret fundraiser is scheduled for Aug 1-4 at the Grizzly Rock Ranch near Crowheart.
The event was created as a way ... [more]

Hereford murder trial begins at county courthouse

Jul 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On the opening day of the trial of a Lander man for rape and murder, prosecutors said they would prove all the charges. The defense attorney tried to poke ... [more]

First-degree murder trial ordered for two brothers in '06 death

Jul 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Lee Brown of Fremont County are headed to trial in November in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson.
Barnson's skeletal ... [more]

State weighs changes to disability program

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  Specific Wyoming Department of Health plans for changes to the programs offered for state residents with developmental disabilities are now available for ... [more]

Nine children rescued from Wyo.-Colo. trafficking ring

Jul 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Law enforcement officers in a region that includes Colorado and Wyoming have rescued nine children and arrested six pimps in a three-day, nationwide ... [more]

Biggest Wyoming wildfire slowed by cool weather

Jul 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Cooler weather and cloud cover have helped slow the growth of the nearly 5,000-acre wildfire burning in the Washakie Wilderness in western Wyoming.
The ... [more]

Digest

Jul 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW going ahead with golf facility
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has selected a Wyoming firm to build a new, $1.2 million ... [more]

Sternberg says UW must pay better; trustees concur

Jul 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyo-ming Board of Trustees is asking the state for about $14 million to raise faculty and staff salaries in the 2015-2016 ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man gets probation for sword attack
POWELL -- A 23-year-old Powell man accused of using a Japanese-style sword to attack his roommate during an ... [more]

DA charges man in bar shooting

Jul 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Prosecutors have charged a 21-year-old man with murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting death of another man outside a bar in ... [more]

Frontier Days rodeo-goers get peek at action behind the chutes

Jul 28, 2013 - By Becky Orr, McClatchy Newspapers:  A huge crowd headed out from the Old West Museum to get an up-close and personal look at the workings of the rodeo.
About 270 people took part in a one-mile ... [more]

Sierra Club sues feds over shale development

Jul 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The action includes Wyoming and two other shale states.

SALT LAKE CITY -- The federal government is being sued for opening up parts of the Rocky ... [more]

The way it was: Rodeo queens -- 1945

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The closest thing to the Fremont County Fair in 1945 was the summertime pro rodeo in Riverton, reflecting an interruption in traditional fair activities ... [more]

Digest

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Chip sealing begins on U.S. 26/287
Chip sealing of more than 22 miles of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois and Diversion Dam was scheduled to begin ... [more]

Volunteers to drink alcohol, drive simulator in 'Wet Lab' experiment

Jul 28, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  In an effort to raise awareness about the effects of drinking and driving, Injury Prevention Resources will host a large-scale, public "Wet Lab" from 9 a.m. to ... [more]

Humanities council to sponsor fall reading series

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Humanities Council will sponsor "Reading Wyoming," its community-based book discussion series, in Riverton as well as Guernsey, Lusk, Pine Bluffs, ... [more]

Select committee praises county, tribes for contract

Jul 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Select Committee on Tribal Relations received an update July 16 on the solid waste contract recently agreed upon by the Northern Arapaho and Eastern ... [more]

Atlantic City hosting an Open House, Art Walk

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The day's events include live music, a coloring contest, free self-guided tours and a poker run.

Atlantic City will host its seventh annual ... [more]

Spitter faces felony charges for incident with deputies

Jul 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who spit on Fremont County Detention Center staff after being arrested for stealing a truck in Riverton now faces two felony assault charges in ... [more]