Author Nancy Weidel talked with a Nepalese herder. Weidel presented a photographic program on Sheepwagons at this month's local archaelogical society meeting. (Nancy Weidel photo collection)

Sheepwagon-Home on the Range was topic of Archaelogical Society gathering

(Hudson, Wyo.) – Nancy Weidel, historian at the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) since 1992, presented a photographic journey on sheepwagons at the Hudson Town Hall this past Tuesday, May 20. The event was the monthly meeting of the Fremont County Archaelogical Society.

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New addition to Adventure Race series to feature Governor’s Cup Challenge

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Cameco Cowboy Tough Adventure Week will feature a new event this year. It is called Casper Strong and is a full-day adventure race based in Natrona County. The event challenges competitors of different skill levels and features many of the great outdoor activities in Casper, from mountain biking to navigating whitewater on the North Platte River.

One Shot's Terry Martin, far right, speaks to the council backed by other board members.

City likely won’t waive community center fees for One Shot

(Lander, Wyo.) – The Lander City Council was reluctant on Tuesday evening to grant a request from the One Shot Antelope Hunt to waive Lander Community Center booking fees for the club. As currently set, the cost to reserve the entire building for a day is $750 and the club would need it for at least four days in September.

A strutting Sage Grouse dances in a Lek.

Congressional Delegation files bill to prevent listing of Sage Grouse under the ESA

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, all R-Wyo., joined Representative Cory Gardner, R-CO, in introducing the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act, according to a news release issued by the Wyoming Congressional Delegation.  “This legislation would prevent the sage grouse from being listed under the Endangered Species Act for 10 years and allows states to develop conservation management plans to meet the unique needs of the sage grouse in each state,” according to the release. “The Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act requires the Departments of Interior and Agriculture to work with states throughout the species management process to ensure that all concerns about the recovery of the sage grouse are met.”

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Today’s Obituaries: Gunnison, Hurt, Juschka and Miller

Screen Shot 2014-05-22 at 2.20.54 PM(Riverton, Wyo.) – Karen P. Gunnison, 80, of Riverton, died at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Wind River Center on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be taken back the family burial plot in Northern New York for a memorial service at a later date. Read the full obituary here.

Fawna Sanchez booking photo from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.

Riverton woman charged with public welfare fraud, hearing set June 4th

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A 40-year-old Riverton resident charged with unlawfully making false statements to obtain public welfare benefits is slated for a preliminary hearing on June 4th in Ninth District Circuit Court. Fawna Sanchez, also known as Fawna Friday, is alleged to have received $36,370.95 between March 1, 2010 and September 2013, that she was not eligible for.