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Jun 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Gun accessories maker seeks grant
LARAMIE -- A Colorado company that makes gun sights and other firearms accessories is seeking a $2.5 million grant ... [more]

Fire danger creeps higher statewide

Jun 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The likelihood of large wildfires is increasing in Wyoming with the dry weather much of the state has seen over the past month or so.
The U.S. ... [more]

Steady increase seen in use of English language program

Jun 18, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Most of the increase is attributed to better screening practices in identifying students needing the program.

CHEYENNE -- The number of K-12 students ... [more]

Cheyenne VA hospital named to register of historic places

Jun 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Veterans Affairs hospital in Cheyenne has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The VA Medical Center is nearly 80 years ... [more]

Six-year-old girl killed in accident while riding horse

Jun 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 6-year-old girl died Saturday in Riverton when the horse she was riding fell on her, officials said.
Cassidy Cooper, 6, of Cheyenne, reportedly was in ... [more]

Tribal trash site deal extended following closed-door session

Jun 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Experts in Wyoming's open meetings law questioned the legality of the session.

A closed-door meeting between the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal ... [more]

Eaton attorneys try new line in death-sentence appeal

Jun 18, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's lone death-row inmate.

A federal judge on Monday approved more testing for Dale Wayne Eaton, the former ... [more]

Tribute, concert Wednesday for Griffin

Jun 18, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  A tribute to fallen U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin, featuring live music by the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, ... [more]

Authorities probing whether fatal auto wreck was deliberate

Jun 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Official reports state Michelle Caines, 43, of Lander, attempted to avoid last week's traffic accident that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Wisconsin ... [more]

Today

Jun 18, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ALANIZ

June Alaniz, 82, died Wednesday, June 12, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. A parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at ... [more]

Hundreds attend Wyoming State Gem Show in Riverton

Jun 17, 2013 - Staff:  Hundreds attended the Wyoming State Gem Show at the Fremont County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Above, Cindy Phillip of Riverton was unfazed by the triceratops ... [more]

The way it was: Thyra (1919-2013)

Jun 17, 2013 - Staff:  The friendly demeanor might not signal it, but pictured here is the most unstoppable statewide political candidate in Wyoming history.
This was Secretary of ... [more]

Shoshone Indian Days to begin Friday

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Powwows, craft and food vendors, and a three-day rodeo will highlight this year's Eastern Shoshone Indian Days and Rodeo Celebration.
The festivities begin ... [more]

Weather service stresses lightning safety

Jun 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  The warnings target men specifically because males comprise 80 percent of lightning victims.

Summer draws thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to the ... [more]

Fast and Furriest fundraiser returns

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The second annual Fast and Furriest 5k/1k walk and run will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center parking lot at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Youths develop leadership skills at weekend event

Jun 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly 100 children from the Wind River Indian Reservation and surrounding communities teamed up with older youths recently to receive training, attend ... [more]

Amateur entomologists asked to assist with butterfly count

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Participants will meet Saturday in Lander.

The Nature Conservancy's sixth annual Butterfly Blitz will be 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Saturday in Lander.
Ranges ... [more]

Two plead not guilty in big meth bust

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two defendants arrested as part of a countywide drug bust in May pleaded not guilty on June 13 to one count each of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. A ... [more]

City: Time for a staff raise, says administrator

Jun 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton city administrator Steven Weaver proposed giving city staff a raise in the initial budget for the 2014 fiscal year.
During a budget work session, ... [more]

Sheriff pinches pennies through reorganization

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  "Restructuring" is the theme at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office in its proposed fiscal year 2014 administration and detention center budgets. Sheriff Skip ... [more]

Budgets and more budgets

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  They know how much money everyone is asking from them, and they know how much revenue they can expect, and now Fremont County Commissioners must decide how to ... [more]

Firefighters respond to accident on 17 Mile Road

Jun 14, 2013 - Staff:  Fort Washakie Battalion 12 firefighter Kenneth Ferris looked for a place to set a door that was removed from a Cadillac during extrication of its occupant ... [more]

Today

Jun 14, 2013 - Staff:  Births
TOUPS

A daughter was born to Jessica and Larry Toups, of Lander, at 11 a.m. May 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ... [more]

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Jun 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fire conditions not bad yet
Wyoming's state forester says conditions remain too damp to fuel the kind of large forest fires that are burning in the ... [more]

California man sentenced in wind scam

Jun 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A federal judge has sentenced a California man to two years in prison for his role in defrauding investors by promoting non-existent wind farm ... [more]

Norovirus in Yellowstone arrived with tourists

Jun 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Officials report an outbreak of norovirus in the Mammoth area of Yellowstone National Park this week.
Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says the bug is ... [more]

Grazers say outside group has too much clout

Jun 14, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming ranchers say an Idaho-based environmental group has too much influence over how local grazing allotments are managed on public lands, but a ... [more]

Job Corps bid chosen; Idaho firm lowest

Jun 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor has identified an Idaho contractor as the apparent low bidder for construction of the Wind River Job Corps Center in ... [more]

No conflict obvious between men before stabbing at Gardens North residence

Jun 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An affidavit in the state's case against Patrick Vincent Duran, 24, of Riverton, does not reveal any clear motive for the man's alleged stabbing attack on ... [more]

WAM to push supplemental funding for towns

Jun 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A busy agenda awaited the attending public officials and staff from the cities of Wyoming as the Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention continued at ... [more]