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Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARGUELLO

Audrey Arguello, 49, of Riverton, died Monday, July 8, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Farm bill failure puts conservation funds in doubt for county

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The failure of the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act could delay the availability of funds for conservation projects in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Man may get five to seven years in Riverton stabbing

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Fort Washakie man who stabbed a Riverton woman in February should face five to seven years in prison after a judge accepted his plea agreement. In the deal, ... [more]

Missing deer mount located after tip

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton police think they have solved a 3-year-old mystery of a stolen mule deer mount with the help of a tipster. The Colorado man accused of the theft was ... [more]

Digest

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  State waits on NCLB waiver
Wyoming is pushing back by a year its request for a waiver from federal education requirements.
Under the federal No Child ... [more]

Senate OKs Wyoming AG Phillips as new federal judge

Jul 9, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips to serve as a judge on a federal appeals court in Denver.
All 88 ... [more]

Museum Day to feature carnival and live music

Jul 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  A children's carnival, historic cabin tours, a quick draw and silent auction, live entertainment, crafts, demonstrations and good food are the highlights of ... [more]

Burn scars pose a flash flood danger

Jul 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  The effects of the busy 2012 fire season could still be felt across western and central Wyoming this summer.
In Fremont County, the Alpine Lake Fire ... [more]

Shakespeare company giving weekly performances in Lander

Jul 8, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Shakespeare Company, which is based in Lander, will perform "The Merchant of Venice" this summer in the county and throughout the state.
"The ... [more]

Sternberg, new UW president, says he'll take 'anti-ivory tower' approach

Jul 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The new president at the University of Wyoming may have gone to Yale University as an undergraduate and later taught there as a professor, but says ... [more]

Rancher who was attacked by grizzly bear out of hospital

Jul 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Park County rancher seriously injured in a grizzly bear attack believes the sow was simply trying to protect her cubs and could have killed him if ... [more]

District 25 bids farewell to McKinnon; late budget details being wrapped up

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton school board chairman Mark Stone recognized the retirement of assistant superintendent Dr. Kim McKinnon during the board's regular meeting June ... [more]

The way it was: VFW Cooties -- 1939

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Early summer brought good news to Riverton in 1939 when it was announced that the Wyoming State Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention would be held in the ... [more]

Teens get peek at future careers

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  The Foundations of Energy course being offered this year through the Second Wind program at Central Wyoming College aligns well with the ongoing work of the ... [more]

Second Wind to focus on skills for energy industry

Jul 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The program is meant for students ages 18-21 who have been through the juvenile justice system.

Students in this year's Second Wind program at ... [more]

Belgian family calls Wyoming 'the cowboy country you dream of'

Jul 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Nesta Geirnaert turned 2 years old on May 16 far from her place of birth. She and her family -- father Steven Geirnaert and mother Heidi Renwa -- are from ... [more]

State hopes to stay out of federal quarrel on sage grouse

Jul 7, 2013 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  Crippling restrictions on Wyoming's mineral and agricultural commodities industries are a certainty within two years if western industry and government leaders ... [more]

Farmer the beneficiary of alfalfa-cutting duel in Missouri Valley

Jul 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  An unusual sight appeared along Missouri Valley Road on June 29: two differently colored wind rowers working in the same field.
The red-and-yellow New Holland ... [more]

Healthy gains in job market

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County's unemployment picture improved dramatically in May, with the unemployment rate reaching its lowest point in several years.
The improvement ... [more]

Lawmaker says money for municipalities is a priority

Jul 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, told Riverton city leaders that he'll push for infrastructure funding for cities and towns next winter.
"We're worried ... [more]

Health department investigates norovirus reports

Jul 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health is investigating reports that dozens of people contracted norovirus in May after visiting Svilar's Bar and Dining Room in ... [more]

Digest

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  State to host working group
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will host a Pavillion ... [more]

Today

Jul 5, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FIGHTINGBEAR

A son was born to Glorietta FightingBear, of Riverton, at 10:26 p.m. May 29, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Digest

Jul 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lightning sparks Black Hills fires
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Fourth of July lightning storms sparked three small wildfires in the Black Hills National Forest ... [more]

VA making progress in claims backlog

Jul 5, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is chipping away at its large backlog of disability compensation claims for veterans in Wyoming and the rest ... [more]

Udall's body was spotted by searchers from the air

Jul 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An airborne search team is credited with location the body of a prominent environmentalist and brother of a U.S. Senator in the Wind River ... [more]

Shooters sharpen their skills

Jul 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Black powder gunmen take aim at the 1838 Rendezvous range

Black powder musket shooters are sharpening their skills this week at the 1838 Rendezvous ... [more]

Man flees, hides from law enforcement

Jul 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Spanish-speaking man reportedly fled from law enforcement Saturday after being pulled over on Wyoming Highway 789 in Hudson.
Officials said the man is in ... [more]

New Wyoming laws take effect

Jul 5, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  More than 120 new state laws took effect Monday.
Some of the bills passed during this year's legislative session had immediate start dates.
But others ... [more]

Erratic driver transported to hospital

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several motorists called law enforcement about an erratic driver Tuesday on Wyoming Highway 789 near Hudson.
Officials said the driver later was transported ... [more]