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Special election in Teton County finalizes retention of Riverton-based judge

Dec 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A special election in Teton County has finalized the retention of Riverton-based Circuit Court Judge Wesley Roberts.
He garnered 81 percent of the ... [more]

Health department says flu activity picking up in state

Dec 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  With flu activity reports stepping up across the state, the Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging residents to take common-sense steps to avoid spreading ... [more]

CWC audit complete; enrollment dips slightly over past three years

Dec 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College received a clean audit this year from McGee, Hearne and Paiz of Cheyenne.
The firm serves four community colleges in the state as well ... [more]

Digest

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State slips to 25th in health survey
CHEYENNE -- An annual survey of U.S. health ranks Wyoming 25th in the nation, down from 17th the previous ... [more]

CWC offering unique medical program

Dec 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new medical assistant certificate program will be available at Central Wyoming College beginning in the spring.
The CWC Board of Trustees approved the ... [more]

Today

Dec 16, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
ALVAREZ

Sally Alvarez, 78, died Thursday, Dec. 11, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander due to a lengthy illness. Traditional Indian ... [more]

After record levels in 2013, fewer trout south of Palisades

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Trout numbers on the Snake River below Palisades Reservoir declined an estimated 32 percent during the past year.
Below Palisades, where the Snake ... [more]

South Pass area would violate planned EPA reg on ozone

Dec 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ozone levels measured on South Pass could be an issue if and when new federal air pollution standards take effect in three years.
The most recent value was 65 ... [more]

'It puts you in the spirit'

Dec 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Families, hospice staff brighten the season at Help for Health

Fremont County is awash this time of year in Christmas decorations and celebrations. ... [more]

Couple 'border to border' on unique North American hunting expedition

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The goal was to eat only what they hunted or caught as they moved north.

A dream of many American hunters is to start at the Mexican border and hunt ... [more]

Incoming mayor to name past chief to lead Lander Police Department

Dec 14, 2014 - By Anne McGowan and Kelli Ameling, Staff Writers:  Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper and former Lander Police Department chief Bob Cecrle will be named Lander police chief when Mayor-elect Del McOmie takes office ... [more]

The way it was: White Christmas -- 1985

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  There was no doubt about a white Christmas 39 years ago this month. Two major snowstorms hit Fremont County before Christmas, with precious little melting ... [more]

Tribe to begin work on casino expansion in spring

Dec 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Among the improvements is a 65-room hotel with more than 500 slots and table games.

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe announced last week its plans to ... [more]

Maxfield's retirement ends long run in state government

Dec 14, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, Tribune News Service:  Max Maxfield struggles when he tries to think of what he won't miss about being secretary of state.
"I don't think there is anything," he said. "I come in ... [more]

WyDOT urges patience around plows

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Some of the basic ways to be prepared for winter driving include installing winter windshield wiper blades and checking headlights and tire pressure.
When ... [more]

Storm advisory most of Sunday

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Unseasonably mild weather in the Wind River Basin is coming to an end Sunday, with a winter weather advisory posted through 3 p.m.
Snow accumulation of 2-4 ... [more]

Vintage toys on display at museum for holiday season

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new display at the Pioneer Museum in Lander showcases toys from the past.
Rather than iPhones, mountain bikes and PlayStations, children in Lander's early ... [more]

Winter weather returning

Dec 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The unusually warm weather is coming to an end in Wyoming as a storm system with snow and colder temperatures began its march across the state Saturday.
The ... [more]

Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians seeks advisory board nominees

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians is requesting candidate nominations for individuals to serve on the Special Trustee ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone snowmobile season arrives
Yellowstone National Park opens Monday for snowmobiles and other motorized snow machines.
Recent warm weather ... [more]

Tribal mapping partnership receives award

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A partnership of five reservations in Montana and Wyoming has been awarded an Engineering Excellence Honor Award for surveying and mapping ... [more]

Big response in state to new sign-up period for ACA plans

Dec 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Both companies offering health insurance coverage in Wyoming under the Affordable Care Act report business is brisk ahead of Monday's deadline to register for ... [more]

Digest

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Pile burning planned in forest
With winter conditions in place, the Shoshone National Forest plans to burn both hand constructed and machine built ... [more]

Today

Dec 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births
YELLOWPLUME

A son was born to Lorissa Yellowplume of Bellingham, Wash., and Sean Yellowplume of Lander at 8:13 a.m. Nov. 5 at SageWest Health ... [more]

Digest

Dec 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two charged after meth found in mail
POWELL -- A man and a woman from Powell are facing felony drug charges after police intercepted a mailed package ... [more]

Lottery to add two games

Dec 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Two new games are expected to join the Wyoming Lottery lineup next year.
State lottery CEO Jon Clontz says The Cowboy Game, or Cowboy State Game, ... [more]

Rec rules at Killpecker Dunes to be modified

Dec 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRING -- Off-road vehicles driven on the Killpecker Sand Dunes in western Wyoming would need to be fitted with safety flags under rules proposed by the ... [more]

Sanctuary for wild horses to be near Lander

Dec 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will begin sending wild horses rounded up from public rangelands to a new sanctuary in Fremont County.
Horses could begin ... [more]

Snags delay progress in cabin vandalism cases

Dec 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Incoming prosecutor Patrick LeBrun is being given extra time to prepare.

Cases against several young adults charged with breaking into and ... [more]

Commissioners inching closer to purchase of ambulance stretchers

Dec 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After more than a year of discussing the need for the equipment, local ambulances may feature six new stretchers soon. The total cost would be a little less ... [more]