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Conservation stamp contest starts Jan. 1

Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will take entries for its next conservation stamp art competition starting Jan. 1.
This is the 31st annual ... [more]

Bulldozer goes over 160-foot coal mine wall, killing the operator

Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Operations at the Jim Bridger Mine have stopped while the accident is investigated.

ROCK SPRINGS -- An accident involving a bulldozer that plunged off ... [more]

Stranded men OK after rescue on mountain

Oct 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  Search and Rescue crews were dispatched to Green Mountain on Saturday to retrieve two Rawlins men who had been stranded due to snow.
Officials said several ... [more]

Sex offender's probation is rescinded

Oct 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After admitting to having sex with two teenage boys, a 32-year-old Riverton woman in March 2012 was given a sentence that gave her a chance to reform herself ... [more]

Study: Few consequences for misuse of tribal funds

Oct 8, 2013 - By Justin Pritchard and P. Solomon Banda The Associated Pres:  Federal agencies questioned millions more dollars the Northern Arapaho government spent, but decided not to try to recover any of the money -- and even ... [more]

Uden arrives in county; bond denied by judge

Oct 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man accused of killing his ex-wife and his adopted children near Pavillion 33 years ago is being held without bail in the Fremont County Detention Center ... [more]

Digest

Oct 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Storm leaves state, slaps neighbors
PIERRE, S.D. -- In the span of 24 hours, the scenic Black Hills in South Dakota were coated in up to three and a ... [more]

Mead says 233 state employees face furlough amid fed shutdown

Oct 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says the federal shutdown is forcing the state to place 233 state employees on furlough starting Monday.
Wyoming has 9,867 ... [more]

Sex assaults, substance crimes down this year on university campus

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming is reporting a drop in the number of rapes for the second straight year, while campus police dealt with fewer alcohol and ... [more]

UW to help veterans impacted by shutdown

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 400 veterans are students at the university, and the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Veterans Services Center help connect them with a ... [more]

The way it was: Dubois check station -- 1957

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  State regulations requiring hunters to report their results are nothing new. This check station near Dubois was in full operation in 1957.
Mild weather ... [more]

North Riverton acquires new game warden

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Allen Deru is the new game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in north Riverton.
Wyoming game wardens are responsible for wildlife law ... [more]

State Historical Society selling photo calendar

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Once again the Wyoming State Historical Society has partnered with the American Heritage Center and created a calendar of Wyoming history.
With more than a ... [more]

Strong Town presentation aims to help communities

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The first program will be Monday at the Fremont County Library in Lander.

Starting Monday, the Wyoming Rural Development Council will host the first ... [more]

Make It With Wool contest set for Nov. 2

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 2013 Make It With Wool contest will begin at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at the REACH Foundation, 622 N. Eighth St. W., Riverton.
Each entrant will receive 2.5 ... [more]

Lander to host drought workshop

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will host a series of workshops across the state to help United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management ... [more]

Foundation awards $5K grant to Riverton skate park remodel

Oct 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skating Association has been awarded its first grant, with $5,000 coming from the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build a skate park in ... [more]

County might agree to take on road near Dubois

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  There are several conditions that would have to be met, however.

Fremont County Commissioners have signaled they would be willing to accept a road ... [more]

Hill speaks her mind at WACO confab; blasts lawmakers who diluted her job

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill disparaged moves to limit her office's powers and accused state officials of malfeasance while speaking ... [more]

It's Homecoming Week at RHS

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The theme for Riverton High School's 2013 Homecoming is "A Homecoming Too Awesome For Words!"
Daily festivities begin Monday and conclude with Friday night's ... [more]

With Uden case cracked, past sheriffs recall years of worry

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It was a Friday night, and Fremont County Sheriff Tim McKinney was watching the Lander Valley High School football team play in an early-season game.
Football ... [more]

Digest

Oct 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man charged in wife's murder
CHEYENNE -- Police in Cheyenne have charged a man with murder in the shooting death of his wife.
Police booked ... [more]

Second Montana herd shows brucellosis

Oct 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana's state veterinarian says the livestock disease brucellosis has been found in another cattle herd in the Yellowstone area, the second ... [more]

At Yellowstone, Devils Tower and elsewhere, shutdown ruins fall vacations, angers visitors

Oct 4, 2013 - By Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press:  Stop at a cafe in the forests of Wyoming, remote stretches of northern Arizona, or the near the iconic granite of Mount Rushmore, and you're likely to hear a ... [more]

Detox center renamed Center of Hope

Oct 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The facility is now operated by the Volunteers of America -- Northern Rockies.

Three months and two days after a signed agreement merged the ... [more]

Lander teens found safely after a cold night in the mountains

Oct 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The sons of two prominent Lander residents were the subject of a search and rescue operation initiated Wednesday evening above Sinks Canyon.
Tyson Sollars and ... [more]

Frack panel hears pro-energy message from tribes

Oct 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A panel with experience in hydraulic fracturing provided guests at Central Wyoming College's "Hot Topics" forum a layout of the issues surrounding the ... [more]

Another weekend, another snowstorm

Oct 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than 5 inches of snow had fallen in Riverton by mid-morning Friday, but weather forecasters said the precipitation should stop by evening.
Lander and ... [more]

Today

Oct 4, 2013 - Staff:  Births
NORTHCOTT

A son was born to Wilhelmina Jamie Spoonhunter, of Ethete, and Joe Northcott, of Riverton, at 5 a.m. Sept. 13, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

Wolverine football game postponed until Sat. at 1 p.m.

Oct 4, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton High School football game scheduled for Friday at Buffalo has been postponed until tomorrow (Saturday) at 1 p.m due to snow, wind and ice in ... [more]