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Firewise project thins fuels; no cause for alarm

Jan 16, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The activity caught the attention of at least one resident who called law enforcement Wednesday.

County residents shouldn't be too alarmed if they ... [more]

District 25 Hall of Fame nominations being taken until Feb. 1

Jan 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 25 will continue to accept nominations for its proposed hall of fame until Feb. 1.
Inductions are planned for the fall.
An ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments on the third day of the Wyoming Legislature's 2015 General Session:
FIRING SQUADS: The Senate for the second time voted to approve ... [more]

Harassment from dogs adds to deer stress; human food not for wildlife

Jan 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County residents can help local deer stay healthy through the difficult winter months by keeping their dogs under control and letting the wild animals ... [more]

Today

Jan 15, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
FRAHM

Darlene Elizabeth Frahm, 91, died Monday, Jan. 5, while visiting her daughter and family in Arizona. A family service will be Saturday, ... [more]

Digest

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Judge: Judiciary in good shape
CHEYENNE -- The chief justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court tells state lawmakers that the condition of the state's ... [more]

Lawmakers consider limits on cop drones

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering setting limits on the use of drones in law enforcement.
The proposal would prohibit police and sheriff's ... [more]

Mead to lawmakers: 'We need to address Medicaid expansion'

Jan 15, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead told state lawmakers that Wyoming can no longer afford to wait to pass a Medicaid expansion bill.
"We have fought the fight against ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Developments at the 2015 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature:
STATE OF THE STATE: Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead delivered his state of the state address to a ... [more]

Winter carnival starts Friday

Jan 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The theme for the monthlong series of events is "Snowman Stampede."

Hot chili and hot rods will help keep away the cold during the first weekend of ... [more]

Time to replace pistols for all deputies, sheriff tells county commission

Jan 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker says his deputies need new handguns.
"It's time to upgrade those, so we're looking at some funding sources," Hornecker ... [more]

Another try at pleading down sex assault case; judge still has doubts

Jan 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  For the second time, a Lander man has pleaded guilty to committing a sex crime with a minor as part of a plea agreement, but it is unclear whether a judge will ... [more]

Today

Jan 14, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
WINFIELD

Darrell Winfield, 85, of Riverton, died Monday, Jan. 12, at his residence. Per his request, cremation has taken place, and there will ... [more]

Larsen: Medicaid expansion key issue in Legislature

Jan 14, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Lander representative sits on the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee.

A proposal to expand Medicaid will be among key ... [more]

Digest

Jan 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lummis co-sponsors wolf bill
Several members of Congress are preparing legislation to take gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming ... [more]

Eaton seeks to have death penalty barred as future option

Jan 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is fighting an attempt to block the state from again seeking the death penalty against a convicted ... [more]

State of the state: Mead talks coal, water

Jan 14, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead pledged to keep fighting "with bulldog determination" for the future of Wyoming coal as a top priority as he delivered his state of ... [more]

Manslaughter plea accepted in death of infant

Jan 14, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Ethete woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of her newborn son in March. The plea, entered Tuesday in U.S. District Court in ... [more]

'Marlboro Man' Winfield died Monday at 85; local resident for four decades

Jan 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  A local rancher renowned for his work as the "Marlboro Man" in cigarette advertising died Monday at his home in Riverton.
Darrell Winfield, 85, moved to ... [more]

Get ready for good news, bad news in Legislature, says Bebout

Jan 14, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, thinks the 63rd Wyoming Legislature that convened this week will be a "good news, bad news" session.
He anticipates the ... [more]

WDH says cervical cancer is largely preventable

Jan 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Free screening is available for low-income, uninsured women.

Regular screening and a key vaccination series can help prevent most cases of cervical ... [more]

Digest

Jan 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Teen loses bid for new murder trial
GERING, Neb. -- A Wyoming teenager has lost his bid for a new trial and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 19 for ... [more]

City council to consider six candidates for Ward 2 seat

Jan 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Final letters of interest to fill the Riverton City Council Ward 2 vacancy were due Monday, and six residents made the deadline.
Sarah Kalbach, Richard ... [more]

Health care marketplace enrollment pace faster

Jan 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In Wyoming, more than 9,000 people chose plans in the insurance marketplace in the first month.

Reports show people are enrolling in health care ... [more]

Today

Jan 13, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
DICKINSON

Marcella "Marcy" Dickinson, 62, died Saturday, Jan. 3, at home surrounded by family. Per her request, there will be no ... [more]

Wood to leave CWC administrative position

Jan 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The vice president for student and academic services has worked at the college for nearly five years.

Central Wyoming College vice president for ... [more]

Legislators seeking to reduce penalties for some drug offenses

Jan 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawmakers will be asked to consider several proposals to ease the penalties for low-level drug offenses when they begin the 2015 session next ... [more]

Judge orders extradition for Lander man facing 10 sexual assault charges from Illinois

Jan 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man is set to be extradited to Illinois to face 10 separate sexual assault charges. Circuit Court Judge Robert B. Denhardt signed an order of ... [more]

Miller chairman of House committee

Jan 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton representative says he also will introduce his own legislation during the general session.

Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, has a new ... [more]

Accident kills teen, injures four others

Jan 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor in the early Sunday rollover.

Officials are investigating a one-vehicle accident that ... [more]