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More trouble for ex-Powell hospital boss

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Two men accused of defrauding Powell Valley Healthcare in Wyoming are now accused of also defrauding a hospital in Indiana.
Federal court documents ... [more]

Wind tax credit nears expiration date

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The fate of a tax credit that advocates say is needed to maintain tens of thousands of wind energy jobs will be decided during high-stakes, last-minute ... [more]

UW has 439 county students

Nov 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state's only four-year university also employs 93 people in Fremont County.

University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan visited Fremont County ... [more]

Revised data show RMS made 'safe harbor' after all

Nov 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Adequate Yearly Progress results for Riverton Middle School have been modified and now show that the school is making Safe Harbor for 2012.
School District 25 ... [more]

County commissioners opt for prescription co-pay plan

Nov 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The vote was 4-1 to approve the plan change, with Commissioner Pat Hickerson casting the lone nay vote.
 
Beginning Jan. 1, employees who use the ... [more]

Trial starts for man who struck girl at bus stop

Nov 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County deputy attorney Kathy Kavanagh described Makayla Marie Strahle, 11, as a girl excited for her school dance.
"She walked out the door that day ... [more]

Police respond to vehicle slide-off

Nov 13, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Police Department responded Saturday morning after an automobile slid off the road at the entrance to Riverton High School's north parking lot. ... [more]

Cundall to begin 17th year on Shoshoni Town Council

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Incumbent Ken Cundall will embark on his 17th year as a Shoshoni Town Council representative in 2013 after earning 148 votes during Tuesday's general ... [more]

Thunder, Ferris, Winn secure spots in District 14

Nov 13, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Clarinda Thunder, Belle Ferris and Lloyd Winn were elected Tuesday to the Fremont County School District 14 Board of Trustees.
Schools in the district include ... [more]

Digest

Nov 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Veterans and recruits honored
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming veterans as well as newly recruited members of the military were honored in Veterans Day ceremonies ... [more]

Wildfires will cost state more than $40 million

Nov 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Forester Bill Crapser says this year's wildfires have consumed all the money the state had set aside for fire suppression.
Crapser says ... [more]

UW Visual Arts Building recognized for efficiency

Nov 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming's new Visual Arts Building has received national recognition for its energy efficient engineering and design ... [more]

Wolf hunt: 33 of allotted 52 taken

Nov 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming's first trophy hunting season on wolves ends Dec. 31.

CHEYENNE -- Hunters now have killed at least 33 wolves in northwest Wyoming since ... [more]

Skull could be that of hiker missing since 2007

Nov 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said the partial human skull found late in the summer near the Popo Agie Falls could be that of the Lander hiker who went ... [more]

RHS performs consistently in era of No Child Left Behind

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Since the No Child Left Behind Act became law in 2001, Riverton High School has been relatively consistent in its achievement of federal Adequate Yearly ... [more]

Elementary students learn about flags, veterans at Monday event

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Veterans Day lasted through Monday this year for students at Aspen Park Elementary School, who decorated their campus this week with flags representing loved ... [more]

Hudson suspect pleads guilty to robbery; murder count dropped

Nov 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Ryan Blake Hanway (Myers) said he takes responsibility for his actions in November 2011 when he agreed with others to attempt to rob a couple in ... [more]

Today

Nov 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ANTELOPE

A daughter was born to Katherine Buckman and Wesley Antelope Jr., of Riverton, at 7:47 a.m. Oct. 6, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Study: Up to 80 percent of county mosquitoes carry West Nile virus

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students at Central Wyoming College determined that up to 80 percent of Fremont County's mosquito population this summer was made up of bugs that carry West ... [more]

Single-digit percentages for Brubaker, Otto

Nov 13, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's two candidates on the statewide ballot both posted single-digit vote percentages in races against well-established incumbents.
In the ... [more]

Incumbents return to school board seats in District 6

Nov 13, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Kristen Benson, Charles Gomendi, Patti Griffith and Dan Pince placed ahead of the sole challenger in the race, Mark Perkins.

Four incumbents will ... [more]

Two newcomers join school District 1 board of trustees

Nov 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  An incumbent and two newcomers will join the Fremont County School District 1 Board of Trustees.
Trustee Joe Palladino secured a second four-year term on the ... [more]

Digest

Nov 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Group sues over planned U-mine
CHEYENNE -- An environmental group has filed suit to contest federal approval of a uranium mine in southwest ... [more]

U.S. limits oil-shale development in West

Nov 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- The U.S. Department of the Interior scaled back a Bush administration plan Friday to lease Western range lands for development of oil shale ... [more]

The way it was: Rival coaches -- 1963

Nov 11, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County had an election in the odd-numbered year 1963, with mayors elected in both Lander and Riverton, along with voting on medical facilities funding ... [more]

Digest

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Winters elected in HD 28
Nathan Winters of Thermopolis will be the new state representative for House District 28.
The re-drawn district covers parts ... [more]

Key Club seeks donations for Thanksgiving dinner

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Once again the Riverton High School Key Club will put together a community Thanksgiving dinner, and donations -- both financial and edible -- are welcome. ... [more]

CWC ceramics to host a workshop Nov. 14-15

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The ceramics department at Central Wyoming College is hosting Lander artist Cristin Zimmer for a two-day workshop Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. ... [more]

Natural gas lines extended in Ethete

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Last month, tenants at the Mill Creek subdivision near Ethete began using natural gas to heat their homes and cook meals.
"Uncle Ben Friday Jr. years ago ... [more]

Nominations still being accepted for BLM resource advisory council

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming is still accepting nominations for four open positions on its Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, which will advise the ... [more]

Police urge motorists to use caution around buses

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Police remind residents to be cautious when driving near school and public buses.
According to the state of Wyoming Statutes Dealing with School Buses, to ... [more]

Parents working to give students Food for Break

Nov 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Middle and high school groups will host a "stuff the bus" event Saturday, Nov. 17, at Smith's Food and Drug in Riverton.

Parents at Riverton ... [more]

Cold lingering through Sunday

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The season's first extended stretch of cold weather is expected to bring bitterly cold weather Sunday, when high temperatures in Riverton and most of Fremont ... [more]

Chilly runners highlight Help for Health event

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton held its annual Round-Up for Remembrance 5K Walk/Run Saturday morning.
Families, community members and staff ... [more]

Students pay tribute to veterans

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Pavillion's Wind River middle school and high school held their second annual Veterans Day program Thursday, Nov. 8, to commemorate U.S. veterans and victims ... [more]

Trial starts Tuesday for man whose truck hit sixth-grader

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Trial starts Tuesday for the Lander man charged with being the driver who struck and killed an 11-year-old girl exiting a school bus at her home last ... [more]

Man who captured and assaulted teen gets 40 years to life

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A judge sentenced a Riverton man to 40 years to life in prison for second-degree attempted murder of a girl in the fall of 2011.
George William Lucas, 47, was ... [more]

Fifth-graders make their own life masks

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Cassie Liedy applied plaster strips to daughter Nevaeh's face as the two made a life mask during the annual fifth-grade art project in Nancy Kindle's art class ... [more]

Today

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SANKEY

A son was born to Sharon Felter and George Sankey Sr., of Ethete, at 7:43 p.m. Oct. 7, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

CWC teams fare well at speech meet

Nov 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College speech and debate teams, coached by new forensics director Josh House, had success at a recent tournament at Colorado College.
"It was ... [more]