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Jun 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Hotel roof blows off during storm
JACKSON -- A storm that blew through Jackson Hole on Saturday ripped a newly installed metal roof off of a hotel. No ... [more]

Earthquake swarm noted in Yellowstone Park

Jun 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Seismographs have picked up a swarm of earthquakes in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park, including dozens early ... [more]

Emergency workers packing up after worst of North Platte flooding recedes near Saratoga

Jun 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Most crews are heading home after filling tens of thousands of sandbags that protected the town of Saratoga and other areas from recent ... [more]

Strong support from industry for GIS at CWC

Jun 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than 40 area industry representatives say they are interested in the new Geospatial Information System credentials that will be available at Central ... [more]

River drops below flood stage; rising water predicted

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  National Weather Service flood warnings remain in effect this week for the Wind River near Dubois.
The waterway crested at about 5.3 feet at 6:15 a.m. Friday ... [more]

Primary filing season ends

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Three more Republicans filed Friday to challenge U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., this election season: Thomas Bleming of Lusk, Arthur Bruce Clifton of Cheyenne ... [more]

State leaders quick to blast EPA's new carbon emission requirements

Jun 3, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead said he will "fight for coal" if he has to amid proposed new regulations that would cut greenhouse emissions from power plants.
Meanwhile, ... [more]

Committee weighs using 1 percent tax funds to buy pothole-repairing machine

Jun 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee has asked the City of Riverton to hold off on buying a machine used to repair potholes.
Last year, FORCC saw a ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Lummis faces token opposition
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis drew just one Democratic opponent by Friday's registration deadline: an ... [more]

Varied reaction in Cheyenne to Shinseki resignation

Jun 2, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Local veterans had mixed reactions over the resignation Friday of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, who left the position amid a growing ... [more]

Teen drivers cited in separate accidents

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two traffic accidents on Fremont County highways over the Memorial Day weekend involved drivers in their teens.
No one was seriously injured in either ... [more]

Now 96, past Rawlins nurse saw the world in career

Jun 2, 2014 - By Han Cheung, Rawlins Daily Times:  Lillian Turner, a 96-year-old recent arrival at Rawlins Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation from Primrose Retirement Community in Casper, is not a stranger to ... [more]

Saratoga weathers North Platte river's flooding

Jun 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Residents of Saratoga are breathing easier after the North Platte River did not reach record levels on Saturday as feared.
The National Weather Service says ... [more]

Connections run deep for many in CWC class of 2014

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This was the last commencement exercise for President Jo Anne McFarland, who is retiring after holding the presidential post for a quarter ... [more]

Digest

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  School to serve free meals in summer
Fremont County School District 25 is providing free meals to children while elementary summer school is in ... [more]

CWC to host theater, film camp for teens

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  To launch its new interdisciplinary program in film and theater, Central Wyoming College is hosting a weeklong camp in July to give Wyoming high school juniors ... [more]

Homeowners thank first responders after blaze damages house

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the fire Tuesday.

The owners of a home that was damaged in a fire this week thanked neighbors and officials for their help ... [more]

Daily use fees waived Saturday

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  In conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Free Fishing Day on Saturday, the State of Wyoming will waive all daily use fees for parks and ... [more]

Free e-waste disposal available to residents

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County residents will be able to dispose of electronic waste for free on Saturday.
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District will be ... [more]

Rising water ushers irrigation

Jun 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  System managers 'charge' ditches first, then fill agriculture requests

With snow melting fast and water streaming off mountains encircling Fremont ... [more]

Shoshoni's superintendent has new post in District 25

Jun 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees approved new contracts and resignations in May.
The district awarded contracts to the following:
- ... [more]

'Meta major' program aimed at getting students to focus interests sooner

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College hopes to initiate a new set of academic programs this fall to help students identify preferred areas of study.
The "meta majors" were ... [more]

The way it was: Wild weather -- 1997

Jun 2, 2014 - Staff:  All eyes are on the Wind River and tributaries this weekend as fast-melting snowpack raises flood risk to the critical point. Flooding was a problem in early ... [more]

Uranium mine on hold; owner says startup still anticipated in future

Jun 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Energy Fuels had announced plans to develop a 5,400-acre mine in the Gas Hills.

Permitting for a new uranium mine in the Gas Hills has ceased because ... [more]

Today

May 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ROMAN

A son was born to Molly and Francisco Roman, of Riverton, at 1:31 p.m. April 8, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

May 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  New business council boss picked
LARAMIE -- Shawn Reese will be the new chief executive officer of the Wyoming Business Council.
Reese was selected ... [more]

Record flood predicted on North Platte

May 30, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The river runs through Saratoga, but no homes or businesses in the town of 1,700 have been damaged there so far.

The amount of rain that falls Friday ... [more]

County planning chief files for commission

May 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two people who already had announced plans to run for Wyoming governor submitted their filing paperwork for the position on Thursday.
Democrat Pete Gosar of ... [more]

Dual-credit enrollment at RHS and CWC reached new high in 2013-14 term

May 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  More students from Riverton High School are taking advantage of the dual credit program with the Central Wyoming College Board of Cooperative Higher ... [more]

Missing trio found after 60 hours in mountains

May 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Their car got stuck Sunday in the Mosquito Park area of the Wind River range.

The subjects of a search and rescue operation initiated Tuesday ... [more]