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Barnes takes stand in school bus case; jury deliberating

Nov 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After more than three days of testimony and a judge denying a motion for acquittal, the case against William Dean Barnes is in the jury's hands.
District ... [more]

Lander artist hosts workshop at CWC

Nov 15, 2012 - Staff:  Lander artist Cristin Zimmer put finishing touches on a clay bust during a workshop she led at Central Wyoming College on Thursday ... [more]

Digest

Nov 15, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
LOVATO

Esther "Frances" Lovato, 93, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at her home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at ... [more]

Game & Fish adjusting well to wolf management

Nov 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has had no difficulty taking over monitoring wolves outside Yellowstone National Park since the federal ... [more]

Digest

Nov 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Election results certified
CHEYENNE -- The State Canvassing Board has certified Wyoming's election results.
The board met Wednesday at the State ... [more]

Hill: Critical report is product of 'good ol' boys' wanting an appointed superintendent

Nov 15, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction sharply rejected the conclusions of a report criticizing her department's performance, accusing her ... [more]

Chopper ambulance crashes after hitting power line in rural area

Nov 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Sheriff's deputies responded at about 8 a.m. Thursday to reports of a downed aircraft about 45 miles east of Riverton near the Lucky Mc Uranium ... [more]

Big water tank project on hold until warmer weather

Nov 15, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The engineers and contractors working to build a 2 million gallon water storage tank near Airport Road met Tuesday with the Riverton City Council to explain ... [more]

Hudson suspects allowed limited contact

Nov 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  One is expected to give birth this month, and the couple needs to pick out a name and decide where to place the child.

A judge has granted a motion ... [more]

Player who sparked CWC v-ball trouble apologizes

Nov 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the two Central Wyoming College volleyball players whose ineligibility forced the team to vacate wins for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons has written a ... [more]

State rests case in child's death; driver will testify

Nov 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Defense attorneys representing William Dean Barnes are requesting the Lander resident be acquitted. 
Devon Petersen submitted the motion to Lander 9th ... [more]

Main Street highway sign gets new light

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Casper Electric employee Cody Carpenter rode high over a new sign he held in place Tuesday while co-workers Ryan Waterbury and Paden Burman attached and wired ... [more]

Today

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CASPER

A son was born to Cortney and Dyllan Casper, of Lander, at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 15, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ... [more]

Environmental groups sue over wolves

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service never should have accepted a wolf-management plan that allows the state of Wyoming to classify the animals as ... [more]

Digest

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  G&F warns of nets in Flaming Gorge
GREEN RIVER -- The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish is warning anglers not to disturb any nets they may find in ... [more]

Education reforms to take longer to implement

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's effort to make its public school students better prepared for college and careers may take up to two years longer to fully implement, ... [more]

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]