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Pitt facing new federal charges; trial scheduled to start Nov. 18

Oct 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Hudson man accused of leading a methamphetamine distribution ring in Fremont County is to stand trial Nov. 18 in federal court in Casper on new charges. ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Ranchers ask help after stock losses
GALLATIN GATEWAY, Mont. -- A couple of Montana groups are asking ranchers in the region to help South Dakotans hit ... [more]

Years after griz attack, hunter still heads out -- but carefully

Oct 13, 2013 - By Brett French, The Associated Press:  Twenty-one years after he was attacked by a grizzly bear sow while hunting bighorn sheep in northwestern Wyoming, Terry Everard still recalls the incident ... [more]

Some states pay to reopen parks, but not Wyoming

Oct 13, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  Tourists returned to the Grand Canyon on Saturday after Arizona officials along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan to reopen ... [more]

Firefighters mark Fire Prevention Week

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nearly 300 firefighters answer the call in county

Fremont County's firefighters join their volunteer and professional colleagues nationwide in ... [more]

Snow was bad in Wyoming, far worse in South Dakota

Oct 13, 2013 - By John M. Glionna, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. -- From inside a small plane cruising over cattle country here, Scott Reder spied the carnage and felt sick to his stomach.
Mile after ... [more]

The way it was: State cross country -- 1993

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The high school cross country postseason begins this week with regional action preceding the state meet. In 1993 Wyoming's top high school cross country ... [more]

Surge protectors can shield electronics in storms

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lee Crook of Artistry Web in Riverton is advising computer users to be equipped with up-to-date surge protectors.
"Any time there are unusual events, such as ... [more]

Past sheriff King spent years on Uden case

Oct 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  By the late 1980s, the trail had run cold in the case of three missing persons from Fremont County. Virginia Uden, 32, of Riverton, disappeared Sept. 12, 1980, ... [more]

Schools review security measures

Oct 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There's a refreshed foundation for the safety and security of students who attend school in Fremont County.
A collaborative effort was set up Sept. 25 among ... [more]

Volunteers to host free legal clinic in Lander

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  In celebration of Celebrate Pro Bono Week, the Fremont County Bar Association has announced it will host Law Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in the ... [more]

Former Riverton man also a distinguished UW alum

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Joe Geraud wasn't the only University of Wyoming alumnus from Riverton being honored this weekend. Retired Shell Oil executive Thomas Botts, who was raised in ... [more]

Jobless rate down

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The newest report on unemployment statistics for Fremont County has both positives and negatives, but a two-year trend of overall improvement continued in ... [more]

Geraud in UW Distinguished Alumni group for Homecoming

Oct 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Joe Geraud's trip to the University of Wyoming this weekend marked his first visit to the campus in several years.
"And it's been a long time since I've gone ... [more]

Car destroyed by fire near Jeffrey City; cause unclear

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The man who was the sole occupant of the vehicle escaped without injury.

A Chrysler PT Cruiser was destroyed in a fire Oct. 5 on Agate Flat Road ... [more]

National Theatre comes to library

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The National Theatre Live in HD broadcast of "Macbeth" will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lander Library, 451 N. Second St.
This is the Manchester ... [more]

Leaky roof puts collection at Riverton library in jeopardy

Oct 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rain is not common in Riverton, but when it starts, those in the right place can see on odd sight: fast-moving librarians covering shelves and computers in ... [more]

Today

Oct 11, 2013 - Staff:  Births
OLAND

A son was born to Stephanie and Brian Oland, of Lander, at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 5, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ... [more]

Digest

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  D.C. vigil marks Shepard anniversary
WASHINGTON -- A candlelight vigil in Washington will mark 15 years since the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay ... [more]

Federal inaction could affect WIC next month

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Partially funded with federal funds, WIC currently serves more than 11,000 participants a month.

State agencies that administer federally funded ... [more]

Tourism leaders promote open Wyoming state parks

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The partial government shutdown has provided an opportunity for state and local tourism groups to showcase Wyoming's lesser-known parks and ... [more]

Man linked to disappearance case from 1974 pleads, freed

Oct 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A man who was implicated in the 1974 disappearance of an Oklahoma resident in the Riverton area has been released from custody.
James Franklin Jagers was ... [more]

Car leaves street, crosses business property

Oct 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said a medical episode initiated the one-vehicle accident that took place mid-morning Friday at U.S. Energy in Riverton.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Improved Jackson campus housing options proving difficult for CWC; gift hoped for

Oct 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College wants to improve housing options for students on the Jackson campus, but school administrators said the effort may take some ... [more]

City gets closer to door-to-door sales ordinance

Oct 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Consensus was reached Tuesday by the Riverton City Council that having some type of ordinance to regulate door-to-door sales was better than having nothing at ... [more]

Today

Oct 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DENNIS

A daughter was born to Crystal Dennis, of Alliance, Neb., and Daniel Dennis, of Attica, Mich., at 11:55 p.m. Oct. 5, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

Digest

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne mulls e-cigarette ban
CHEYENNE -- The Cheyenne City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to ... [more]

Former state AG lead counsel in Hill investigation

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A special House committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill has voted to hire former state Attorney General Bruce Salzburg as ... [more]

Quota filled quickly in second wolf hunt area

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the quota in another wolf area has been met and will be closed for the remainder of the season.
Spokesman ... [more]

Fed shutdown alters wedding plans

Oct 10, 2013 - By Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Megan Wenk spent three months planning her dream wedding at Artist's Point in Yellowstone National Park before the government ... [more]