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More than $86K collected in Dubois fundraising efforts

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Needs of Dubois fundraising group has received more than $86,000 in fire relief donations since a blaze Dec. 30 destroyed a portion of the city's ... [more]

Dubois Museum acquires three artifacts

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The items are on a temporary loan from the University of Wyoming.

Three new artifacts have been added to the Mountain Shoshone (Sheepeaters) Exhibit ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 36th day of the 2015 General Session:
BILL SIGNINGS: Gov. Matt Mead signed the following bills into ... [more]

County to seek EMS waiver in Dubois that could keep ambulance crew there

Mar 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The move would reverse a recommendation from two weeks ago to remove the Dubois crew in favor of more service in Lander.

Dubois could keep ... [more]

College planning to add after-school certification

Mar 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Liberal arts dean Mark Nordeen said such training is becoming more popular nationwide.

A new curriculum is being developed at Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Burglary charges added to counts against man whose tracks alerted police

Mar 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors filed 13 burglary-related charges Thursday afternoon against a man arrested two days earlier inside a garage on Big Horn Drive.
Riverton police ... [more]

State Legislature passes school accountability bill

Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Following the conference committee agreement, the bill was approved by a vote of 26-3 in the Senate and 40-13 in the House.

CHEYENNE -- State ... [more]

Digest

Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Child only survivor of head-on crash
GILLETTE -- Authorities say three people were killed and a 2-year-old child was injured in a head-on crash near ... [more]

Fort Washakie school board recognizes 10 students, staff

Mar 5, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees is working to recognize students and staff within its district.
During each regular meeting, the Fort ... [more]

Chief Washakie art in Capitol for sale; state among potential buyers

Mar 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Paintings that depict the life of Chief Washakie and hung in Lander's Noble Hotel decades ago are for sale, and the state of Wyoming is a potential ... [more]

Today

Mar 5, 2015 - Staff:  Births
HARDY

A son was born to Brooke Hardy of Riverton and Heath Hardy of Riverton at 12:13 p.m. Jan. 23 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

Women's day celebration Friday to include dancing, singing

Mar 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  A group of community members will have a special celebration for International Women's Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Intertribal Education and ... [more]

Digest

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  No firm price for Capitol rebuild
CHEYENNE -- The planned renovation and expansion of the State Capitol and adjacent Herschler Building is moving ... [more]

Quicker EMT licensing clears Legislature

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that seeks to get emergency medical technicians working sooner in Wyoming has been approved by state lawmakers.
Senate File 136 has passed ... [more]

UW posts spring enrollment increase

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The figure follows a 105-student increase in fall enrollment.

LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming has enrolled 12,627 students for the spring ... [more]

Striping of new South Federal stretch awaits better weather

Mar 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Construction on the South Federal Boulevard improvement project in Riverton concluded in November, but a few things remain to be done.
When spring weather ... [more]

Man expected to be charged in theft spree faces other crime counts first

Mar 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton police arrested Jeramie Lewis on Tuesday for burglary after finding him in a garage in the 1000 block of Big Horn Drive, but he had several ... [more]

Powdery package shuts Lander post office

Mar 5, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A hazardous material team from Riverton responded to the Lander incident, which was determined to be harmless.

A suspicious package found Thursday ... [more]

Convict in hammer death gets 50-60 years

Mar 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Parental neglect, an alcohol addiction, and an apology did not carry much weight against the brutality of the crime in District Court Judge Norman E. Young's ... [more]

Bebout says he heard 'unique' response to science bill

Mar 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Senate Majority Floor Leader Eli Bebout of Riverton has learned that a single phrase can sometimes gain more interest than intended.
Late ... [more]

Gun bill dead; too many open issues, lawmakers say

Mar 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Guns will remain outlawed in schools after the Wyoming Senate on Wednesday soundly defeated House Bill 114.
"We couldn't meet in the middle on ... [more]

Today

Mar 4, 2015 - Staff:  Births
EVANS

A son was born to Lauren Evans of Riverton and Mark Evans of Riverton at 11:49 a.m. Feb. 2 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby ... [more]

Classical guitar duo to perform at CWC

Mar 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Classical guitarists will perform works of modern and traditional composers Friday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

UW Extension specialist: Workers may qualify for federal tax credit

Mar 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  UW Extension wants to make life a little easier for workers by alerting them about a special tax credit that can put money in their pockets, said an extension ... [more]

Watch out for tax season scams

Mar 4, 2015 - By Fielding Buck, Tribune News Service:  Most people are wary of the Internal Revenue Service trying to separate them from their money.
But there are other threats out there during tax season.
The ... [more]

Maple: It is not just for syrup

Mar 4, 2015 - By Noelle Carter, Tribune News Service:  A diner can find it added to any number of restaurant dishes.

In coffee, tea and barbecue sauce, with duck, turkey and salads, it's become a go-to ... [more]

Digest

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man gets 55 years for kidnap, assault
GILLETTE -- A 53-year-old Gillette man who was convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his wife in ... [more]

Bill on balanced budget denied

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has shot down a bill that would have added the state to the list of those calling for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution ... [more]

Uninsured care bill for hospitals cut back again

Mar 4, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House voted Tuesday to cut most of the funding from a bill that Senate lawmakers had passed to help hospitals in the state cover the ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 34th day of the 2015 General Session:
WORKERS' COMP: Gov. Matt Mead signed into law a bill that ... [more]