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Feb 24, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
ANTELOPE

Robert Thomas "Lope" Antelope, 35, died Friday, Feb. 20, at his home in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. ... [more]

Ambulance rates to rise; first increase since 2013

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riding in an ambulance is getting more expensive in Fremont County. Rates for the service are to rise March 1 by more than 50 percent on average.
"Cash in the ... [more]

Digest

Feb 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Pedestrian struck, killed in Gillette
GILLETTE -- A 59-year-old Montana woman who was walking along a road in Gillette at night was struck by two ... [more]

Idaho shows new sage grouse plan

Feb 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho Department of Lands has put forward a draft plan to protect sage grouse habitat on state endowment land as part an effort to avoid a ... [more]

Man arrested downtown after attempt to elude in truck with two flat tires

Feb 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  An Ethete man was arrested Friday evening after leading deputies on a short chase in north Riverton.
Ryan Dean Monroe, 27, of Ethete, was charged with ... [more]

County lawmaker says Friday incident at Capitol demonstrated importance of civility

Feb 24, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Rep. Lloyd Larsen called it an unfortunate choice of words by a fellow representative who last week proposed amending a contentious ... [more]

Audio system at courthouse getting upgrade

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  People who are hard of hearing should have an easier time hearing District Court proceedings soon in Fremont County after Fremont County Commissioners approved ... [more]

Comments split on enlarging 'setback' for Wyoming wells

Feb 24, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- About 150 people, businesses and organizations filed written comments on a proposal to increase minimum allowable distance between oil and gas wells ... [more]

Ambulance service would be helped by Medicaid vote, says director

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expanding Medicaid in Wyoming would help the beleaguered Fremont County Emergency Medical Service.
"Our net cash in the door would increase $170,000 to ... [more]

National FFA Week: Wind River

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chapter celebrating week with cow hunts, barbecue

The Wind River FFA chapter officers are president Darcey Maddock, vice president Robert Buline, ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 22, 2015 - By Tia Gopp, Riverton FFA Reporter:  Members preparing for career development event competitions

The Riverton FFA chapter started its year in early May with the election of the 2014-2015 ... [more]

National FFA Week: Shoshoni

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chapter busy working on stage decorations for state convention

The Shoshoni FFA chapter has had a full and eventful summer with an exciting growing ... [more]

National FFA Week: Lander

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Agricultural organization boasts a long, rich history

The Lander FFA chapter will be busy this week.
Members plan to talk about FFA on local radio ... [more]

Digest

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State rig count lowest since 2010
CHEYENNE -- Cause for pessimism persists in Wyoming's oil industry as the number of drilling rigs exploring for oil ... [more]

Discrimination bill clears committee; lawmaker ejected

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity cleared a critical committee hearing on Friday and now ... [more]

The way it was: Mountain snow -- 1947

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  There's a reason most mountain roads and cabins above Dubois in the Wind River Mountains are inaccessible this time of year, as this picture from the 1940s ... [more]

Experts to provide one-on-one car seat training

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Injury Prevention Resources is hosting a mid-winter car seat check from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Riverton High School.
Nationally certified child ... [more]

Film contest seeking entries; $25K goes to grand prize winner

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. The grand prize winner will take home $25,000.
The winning entry will have ... [more]

Wyoming Latina Youth Conference offering two scholarships

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Scholarships are available from the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference for students who want to pursue a higher education.
Successful applicants must have ... [more]

CWC hosts negotiation training for local officers

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Thirteen law enforcement officers from the Riverton and Lander police departments and the Fremont County Sheriff's Office recently attended Central Wyoming ... [more]

Enzi accepting applications for summer page positions

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The deadline to apply is March 5.

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be Senate pages during one of ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Fri., Feb 20, the 27th day of the 2015 General Session:
VOTING RIGHTS: The Senate for the second time ... [more]

Bill to permit state role in adding value to minerals heads to Mead

Feb 22, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill to create a program in which the state partners with businesses to convert Wyoming minerals into value-added products cleared the Senate on ... [more]

College preps for once-per-decade look by accreditors

Feb 22, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Faculty at Central Wyoming College have been preparing since September for this year's accreditation visit from the Higher Learning ... [more]

County eyes falling oil price

Feb 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Taxes from oil account for about 10 percent of Fremont County's annual revenue stream.

Third in a series

Fremont County's revenue ... [more]

Today

Feb 20, 2015 - Staff:  Births
WASHINGTON

A daughter was born to Marie Rose Washington of Lander and Daniel Joy Washington of Lander at 12:13 p.m. Jan. 7, 2015, at SageWest ... [more]

Digest

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Inmate charged in murder-for-hire
CHEYENNE -- Federal prosecutors have charged a Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate with trying to hire someone to kill ... [more]

Teen gets 60 years for killing guard

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A Wyoming teenager who killed a western Nebraska jailer in what a judge called "a senseless act of violence" has been sentenced to at least 60 ... [more]

House trounces last gasp on Medicaid expansion

Feb 20, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The House voted 41-15 to reject the amendment to the supplemental budget.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a ... [more]

No serious injury from spectacular wreck Tuesday

Feb 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After being reported initially as a possible fatal wreck, a two-vehicle accident Tuesday near South Pass had a much better outcome. Officials say everyone ... [more]