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Construction ends on reservation's $8 million irrigation rehabilitation

Jul 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It has taken nearly $8 million to complete rehabilitation work on several diversion structures on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The project consisted of ... [more]

Digest

Jul 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Lottery set to begin Aug. 24
CHEYENNE -- With the launch of the Wyoming Lottery just over a month away, the Wyoming Lottery Commission is working on ... [more]

Legislature might need a role in funding for swim pools

Jul 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  From our days in math class, we remember that when x equals one-half x, something just isn't adding up.
Lander superintendent of schools Mike Bowman uses that ... [more]

Eleven candidates showing interest in late Schiffer's seat

Jul 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- Eleven people from Sheridan and Johnson counties have stepped forward to fill the Wyoming Senate seat vacated by the late Sen. John ... [more]

Search to replace Schiffer begins in Story

Jun 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The process of finding a replacement for the late Republican Sen. John Schiffer has begun.
Schiffer, of Kaycee, died last Thursday with two years ... [more]

State Sen. John Schiffer dies at 68

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Sen. John Schiffer, of Kaycee, died Thursday just a few weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer. He was 68.
Laci Schiffer, who is ... [more]

Tribal officials detail truancy issues, stress successes in report to committee

Jun 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Educators and tribal officials told the Select Committee on Tribal Relations that problems with school attendance and graduation rates continue to trouble the ... [more]

Prying information out of Cheyenne

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Give it a try if you like, but don't expect much.

Test pilot Chuck Yeager turns to his friend and fellow pilot Jack Ridley and says, "Well, I'll tell ... [more]

State needs alternative to lethal injection for executions, prisons boss says

Apr 28, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Many states have had problems getting execution drugs.

The head of the Wyoming Department of Corrections wants state lawmakers to consider ... [more]

Lawmakers tilting away from special session on Cindy Hill

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Legislature's Joint Education Interim Committee don't see an urgent need for a special session to deal with fallout from a court ... [more]

Digest

Apr 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  House Speaker Lubnau to retire
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau is retiring from the Legislature.
The Gillette Republican was elected ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Inmate gave dope to others
GILLETTE -- A Gillette man faces four felony drug charges after he allegedly smuggled heroin into the Campbell County ... [more]

Wyoming vs. D.C.

Apr 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sen. Barrasso points out a few lessons the latter could take from the former

Of Wyoming's two U.S. Senators, John Barrasso maintains a higher ... [more]

Democrats pen party platform, discuss vacancies at convention

Apr 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party established an eight-point platform at their convention in March, but no party members announced an election bid for the ... [more]

Tribal liaisons must be more accountable, says governor in budget note

Mar 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming has asked liaisons for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes to keep better track of the work they do in order to receive state ... [more]

Every stalling tactic in the book

Mar 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  What the state is doing to keep Cindy Hill from returning to power would make former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and his four-corners offense ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  $300K in unclaimed funds returned
CHEYENNE -- State Treasurer Mark Gordon says his office recently helped more than 1,400 people be reunited with more ... [more]

30-year state legislator to retire this year

Mar 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- State Sen. John Hines, of Gillette, says he doesn't plan to seek re-election this year and will retire after 30 years in the Wyoming ... [more]

College 'fared quite well' in Legislature; sizable one-time funding approved

Mar 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland generally was pleased with the outcomes of the Wyoming Legislature's recent budget session.
"Wyoming ... [more]

Eighth-graders led push to put cameras on school buses

Mar 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kids 'wanted to make a change'

Pavillion students were instrumental in getting legislation passed this year to improve safety on school buses in ... [more]

Beer tax bill fails

Mar 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  But the legislation fared better this year

Well-meaning supporters of increasing the malt beverage tax in Wyoming have taken another run at the idea ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gingery retiring from Legislature
JACKSON -- Republican State Rep. Keith Gingery of Jackson says he won't seek re-election.
The five-term veteran ... [more]

Burglary bill fails; Case optimistic for its future

Mar 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill introduced by state Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, modifying penalties for burglary was voted down in a 16-14 vote of the Wyoming Senate on Feb. 20.
The ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter resurgence
Always thinking ahead, the stalwart editorial writer produced the following words Monday afternoon: "Spring doesn't arrive until the ... [more]

Beer-tax bill failed in House, but support grew

Mar 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Last year it got just two votes; this year it had 20.

The Wyoming House bill to increase the state malt beverage tax from 2 cents per gallon to 17 ... [more]

Session adjourns with $3.3 billion budget in place

Mar 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Senior Republican lawmakers and Gov. Matt Mead said the legislative session that wrapped up Thursday leaves Wyoming well-positioned both to meet the ... [more]

Legislators split on how to proceed on Hill matter

Mar 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, believes Senate File 106 would have passed the Wyoming House of Representatives if it had been introduced by the deadline ... [more]

Goggles says he won't run again

Mar 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Following the adjournment of this year's Wyoming Legislature on Thursday, Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete announced Friday his decision not to run for ... [more]

Justice center money

Mar 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has come through, so let the earnest planning begin

Fremont County got wonderful news this week when the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Governor signs budget bill; Friday adjournment set

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed the $3.3-billion budget bill that will cover state funding for the coming two years.
Mead made only minor line-item ... [more]