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Give Your Heart to Dubois benefit includes live music, silent auction

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  A "heartfelt" benefit Saturday will raise money for victims of the town's devastating fire Dec. 31.
The Give Your Heart to Dubois fundraiser will be 5 p.m. ... [more]

Today

Feb 6, 2015 - Staff:  Births
LEHTO

A child was born to Angie Lehto of Riverton and Kyle Lehto of Riverton at 5:53 p.m. Jan. 7, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Man breaks window of South Pass office to phone for help

Feb 6, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Reliance man broke the window of a South Pass City State Historic Site office Jan. 17 to use the phone after his vehicle had been stuck for several hours in ... [more]

WRHS to drug test students in extracurricular activities

Feb 6, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wind River High School students involved in extracurricular activities are now subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
Any student with a positive test ... [more]

Digest

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Crash leads to felony drug charge
WHEATLAND -- State troopers seized about 41 pounds of marijuana while investigating a two-vehicle crash north of ... [more]

House OKs lower fines for speeding

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- House lawmakers have passed a bill that would lower fines for speeding on an 80 mph highway.
The bill was approved Thursday 58-1. Currently, anyone ... [more]

Enzi son's firm must return money; 'misuse' suspected

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Federal officials have ordered the developer of a long-delayed power plant in northeast Wyoming to return $5.7 million in stimulus money.
Documents show ... [more]

Backup planned if Medicaid bill fails

Feb 6, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  It would make a one-time, $10-million payment to Wyoming hospitals to help cover the cost of treating uninsured people.

CHEYENNE -- Some Wyoming ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 18th day of the 2015 General Session:
SCIENCE STANDARDS: A bill that would allow the Wyoming State ... [more]

Uranium mine gets EIS from regulators; public comment being taken

Feb 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A uranium mine in Crooks Gap is one step closer to a permit after the Bureau of Land Management issued a draft environmental impact statement on the ... [more]

Family of girl killed on road sues District 6

Feb 6, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  MaKayla Marie Strahle, 11, died the evening of Dec. 20, 2011, after she was struck by a passing truck as she crossed U.S. Highway 26 to her home four miles ... [more]

Medicaid expansion defeated Friday in Senate in 19-11 vote

Feb 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Senate on Friday defeated a bill that would expand Medicaid coverage to low-income people in the state.
Senate File 129 went down 19-11 after ... [more]

Today

Feb 5, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
ADAMS

Mary Alice Farthing Adams, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 31, at her home in Albuquerque, N.M., surrounded by family. Funeral services will be ... [more]

Digest

Feb 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bill on secret voting put off
CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have allowed government bodies to vote in closed sessions likely is dead after the sponsor ... [more]

Park discounts ending Feb. 15

Feb 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Outdoor enthusiasts have until Feb. 15 to take advantage of early-bird discounts for annual passes to Wyoming's state parks and historic sites.
The ... [more]

Wyoming man convicted again for Nebraska killing

Feb 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  KIMBALL, Neb. -- A Wyoming man has been convicted, for a second time, of killing his former roommate in Nebraska.
Vencil Ash III, 43, was found guilty earlier ... [more]

Vote on sputtering Medicaid bill put off another day in Senate

Feb 5, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has pushed back a final vote on whether to expand the federal Medicaid system.
The Senate voted Thursday to delay action on a ... [more]

Pedestrian hit in September had .294 BAC

Feb 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show the pedestrian killed in a car accident in September north of Riverton was intoxicated at the time of his death.
The incident has been ... [more]

Deed scam asking money for documents available from county at no charge

Feb 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  No longer satisfied with limiting their tricks to the telephone, scammers also are taking to the mail to bilk Fremont County residents out of their money. ... [more]

Long-delayed sentence set for sex offender

Feb 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Lauro Alcaraz Jr. faces up to five years in state prison, then 13 more at the federal level.

As soon as his hearing finished Wednesday in Lander ... [more]

Medical issue possible cause of wreck

Feb 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 70-year-old Riverton man suffered minor injuries Wednesday after driving his truck into a parked vehicle and colliding with a storefront in the 300 block of ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 17th day of the 2015 General Session:
DRONES: A bill that would place limits on law enforcement use ... [more]

Bills would do away with old beer tax, raise malt beverage revenue differently

Feb 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A bill to remove the excise tax on malt beverages in Wyoming passed on third reading in the Wyoming House and has moved to the Senate.
Another bill would ... [more]

Record high, then record moisture at airport station

Feb 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service reported a record high temperature Tuesday at Riverton Regional Airport.
For Feb. 3 the maximum temperature at the airport was 52 ... [more]

City seeking applicants to fill slots on several boards

Feb 4, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton is looking for community members to fill vacancies on the city's airport board, planning commission, tree board and beautification ... [more]

Science standards getting new look from legislators

Feb 4, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming lawmakers are debating legislation regarding the adoption of new educational science standards for K-12 schools in the state.
House Bill 23 would ... [more]

Man killed in Jan. 3 accident had .144 BAC

Feb 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show the Riverton man who died in a single-vehicle crash in January north of town was driving while intoxicated.
David H. Williams, 24, of ... [more]

Lawmakers to debate cuts to state's huge 'rainy day' accounts

Feb 4, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are proposing to cut the flow of cash into the state's rainy day fund to cover the recent decrease in revenue brought about by ... [more]

Lawmakers express relief that 'Hill bill' chapter appears over

Feb 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County legislators were happy to hear about the failure this week of a proposed amendment to do away with the elected state superintendent of public ... [more]

Digest

Feb 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Snowstorm could leave 2 feet
CHEYENNE -- Snow is making for some difficult travel conditions in parts of Wyoming.
Winter storm warnings and winter ... [more]