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Jan 31, 2015 - Staff:  Births
HAMM

A son was born to Jandra Peasley of Shoshoni at 7:28 p.m. Jan. 19, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 5 pounds, ... [more]

Brock wants plea changed to mental deficiency; he will undergo evaluation

Jan 31, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a young girl has indicated he would use a defense of not guilty by reason of mental illness or ... [more]

Lantern release Friday night a new Winter Carnival event

Jan 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new event will light up the night sky above Riverton as Wild West Winter Carnival festivities continue this weekend.
A lighted lantern release takes place ... [more]

Five dogs perished in Elder Lane fire

Jan 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The family living in the house was absent when the blaze started.

Authorities confirm that five dogs were killed in a structure fire that destroyed a ... [more]

Value-added minerals bill passes House; 40-20 vote

Jan 31, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a bill that would create a program in which the state partners with private businesses to convert ... [more]

Tough child-abuse penalties focus of House legislation

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee has moved ahead a bill that would double the maximum prison sentence for some child abusers.
The House Judiciary ... [more]

State to feds: Thin out wild horses

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state House Agriculture Committee has endorsed a resolution calling on Congress to address the overpopulation of wild horses in Wyoming and ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 13th day of the 2015 General Session:
URANIUM: The House for the second time voted to approve a bill ... [more]

Guns-in-school bill clears its second vote with no debate

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns into most public places, including schools has cleared its first two ... [more]

Digest

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Child killed in border wreck
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A child is dead after a rollover crash on Interstate 25 near the Colorado-Wyoming border.
The crash ... [more]

Today

Jan 29, 2015 - Staff:  Births
GUINA-WHITEMAN

A daughter was born to Inez Whiteman of Ethete and Manfred Guina of Fort Washakie at 10:28 p.m. Jan. 8, 2015, at SageWest Health ... [more]

Digest

Jan 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bill would ban powder alcohol
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has passed a bill that would make it illegal to use, buy or sell powdered alcohol in the ... [more]

Pioneering lawmaker Liz Byrd dead at 88

Jan 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Harriett Elizabeth "Liz" Byrd, the first African-American woman to serve in the Wyoming Legislature, has died at age 88.
Her son, Rep. Jim Byrd of ... [more]

Bill allowing concealed guns in schools, colleges clears next hurdle

Jan 29, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House Judiciary Committee endorsed a bill Wednesday that would allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns onto school grounds ... [more]

WWWC Medallion found on rural road

Jan 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Not ready to give up quite yet in their search for the Wild West Winter Carnival Medallion on Wednesday, Nic Watts and Dustyn Bartlett of Riverton set out ... [more]

Being human through dance

Jan 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  RHS graduate leads Saturday performance

A Riverton High School graduate is returning to town this weekend to showcase the company she has developed ... [more]

Man found frozen at CWC was intoxicated

Jan 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show Dominick Arthur, 46, of Fremont County, was intoxicated at the time of his death.
His blood-alcohol content was .24 when he died of ... [more]

Local lawmakers present bill on landfills, energy

Jan 29, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills sponsored by the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee advanced Thursday by the Wyoming House of Representatives. ... [more]

Ex-museum director's charge reduced from felony

Jan 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors lacked enough evidence to support a felony case against former Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse, so they lowered her charge to a misdemeanor ... [more]

Today

Jan 28, 2015 - Staff:  Births
DENEVAN

A daughter was born to Destiny Marie Denevan of Hudson and James Wesley McLean Denevan of Hudson at 1 p.m. Jan. 14, 2015, at SageWest ... [more]

Riverton High School hosting youth car show Thursday

Jan 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students will show off their rides at the fourth annual SkillsUSA car show Thursday. The event is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the RHS ... [more]

CWC students experiencing high enrollee success

Jan 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College may not enroll as many people as other educational institutions in the state, but administrators say CWC students are likely to ... [more]

Digest

Jan 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Airport may lose $1M in funding
CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne Regional Airport could lose $850,000 to $1 million in federal funding after it failed to meet ... [more]

Committee to hears pros, cons of permitting firearms in schools

Jan 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents with a concealed carry permit would be allowed to bring their guns onto school grounds and into most public meetings under a bill ... [more]

Grizzly conflicts up in 2014; most involved livestock

Jan 28, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department documented more problems with grizzly bears last year compared to the year before, with most conflicts in 2014 occurring ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 11th day of the 2015 General Session:
FOOD FREEDOM: The House for the third time passed a bill that would ... [more]

Medicaid expansion bill amended, then advanced by panel

Jan 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A legislative committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill calling for Wyoming to accept federal funds to expand the Medicaid program to offer insurance ... [more]

CWC chief contemplates zero-cost college idea

Jan 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In his State of the Union address Jan. 20, President Barack Obama repeated his desire to lower the cost of community college to $0 for students.
"Free ... [more]

Extension options explored with county; nutrition focus is priority

Jan 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners are considering what direction they want the local University of Wyoming Extension Office to take.
Extension officials brought ... [more]

Today

Jan 27, 2015 - Staff:  Births
DAY

A son was born to Cheradee Wright of Lander and Andrew Day of Lander at 1:50 p.m. Jan. 8, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]