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WWWC Medallion found on rural road

Jan 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Not ready to give up quite yet in their search for the Wild West Winter Carnival Medallion on Wednesday, Nic Watts and Dustyn Bartlett of Riverton set out ... [more]

Being human through dance

Jan 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  RHS graduate leads Saturday performance

A Riverton High School graduate is returning to town this weekend to showcase the company she has developed ... [more]

Man found frozen at CWC was intoxicated

Jan 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show Dominick Arthur, 46, of Fremont County, was intoxicated at the time of his death.
His blood-alcohol content was .24 when he died of ... [more]

Local lawmakers present bill on landfills, energy

Jan 29, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills sponsored by the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee advanced Thursday by the Wyoming House of Representatives. ... [more]

Ex-museum director's charge reduced from felony

Jan 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors lacked enough evidence to support a felony case against former Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse, so they lowered her charge to a misdemeanor ... [more]

Today

Jan 28, 2015 - Staff:  Births
DENEVAN

A daughter was born to Destiny Marie Denevan of Hudson and James Wesley McLean Denevan of Hudson at 1 p.m. Jan. 14, 2015, at SageWest ... [more]

Riverton High School hosting youth car show Thursday

Jan 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students will show off their rides at the fourth annual SkillsUSA car show Thursday. The event is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the RHS ... [more]

CWC students experiencing high enrollee success

Jan 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College may not enroll as many people as other educational institutions in the state, but administrators say CWC students are likely to ... [more]

Digest

Jan 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Airport may lose $1M in funding
CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne Regional Airport could lose $850,000 to $1 million in federal funding after it failed to meet ... [more]

Committee to hears pros, cons of permitting firearms in schools

Jan 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents with a concealed carry permit would be allowed to bring their guns onto school grounds and into most public meetings under a bill ... [more]

Grizzly conflicts up in 2014; most involved livestock

Jan 28, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department documented more problems with grizzly bears last year compared to the year before, with most conflicts in 2014 occurring ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 11th day of the 2015 General Session:
FOOD FREEDOM: The House for the third time passed a bill that would ... [more]

Medicaid expansion bill amended, then advanced by panel

Jan 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A legislative committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill calling for Wyoming to accept federal funds to expand the Medicaid program to offer insurance ... [more]

CWC chief contemplates zero-cost college idea

Jan 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In his State of the Union address Jan. 20, President Barack Obama repeated his desire to lower the cost of community college to $0 for students.
"Free ... [more]

Extension options explored with county; nutrition focus is priority

Jan 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners are considering what direction they want the local University of Wyoming Extension Office to take.
Extension officials brought ... [more]

Today

Jan 27, 2015 - Staff:  Births
DAY

A son was born to Cheradee Wright of Lander and Andrew Day of Lander at 1:50 p.m. Jan. 8, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

State preps for annual homeless count

Jan 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Communities across the state are preparing for Wednesday's annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families.
The event is an unduplicated ... [more]

Region seeing steady rise in flu cases

Jan 27, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Officials say influenza has not hit Fremont County as hard as the rest of the country.
"Nationally, I have heard it is an epidemic," said Fremont County ... [more]

Digest

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man dies near snowmobile trail
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. -- The body of a Montana man was found along a groomed ski trail in Yellowstone National ... [more]

Intox arrests dip, as does use of force by officers

Jan 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The number of public intoxication arrests recorded by the Riverton Police Department in 2014 was down compared to previous years.
RPD chief Mike Broadhead ... [more]

Wyoming man killed in plunge through lake ice

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LEMMON, S.D. -- Crews have recovered the body of a Wyoming man after an all-terrain vehicle broke through the ice of a lake in northwestern South ... [more]

With full funding in place, design work on library roof gets started

Jan 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The design is intended to put an end to leaks that have plagued the Riverton facility for many years.

Architects have the green light to start ... [more]

Eaton can't get fair shake in state, his attorneys say

Jan 27, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Lawyers for convicted murderer Dale Wayne Eaton say years of negative publicity prompted by improper statements from prosecutors to the media would make it ... [more]

Under settled deal, frackers must justify secrecy claims

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they claim the ingredients in the chemical products they pump ... [more]

Medicaid expansion bill introduced

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A newly introduced bill would expand the federal Medicaid program in Wyoming following a plan endorsed by Gov. Matt Mead's administration.
The bill ... [more]

From cop to coroner: McAuslan grateful for chance

Jan 27, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Ed McAuslan never planned on becoming a coroner, but after 15 years on the job he says he is grateful to have had the opportunity to serve.
"I'd just like to ... [more]

Digest

Jan 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Paraglider dies following crash
JACKSON -- A paraglider who crashed within the boundary of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has died.
Billy Baker, 35, ... [more]

Minimum wage hike nixed in committee

Jan 25, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's minimum wage will stay the same for at least another year.
The House Revenue Committee voted 8-1 on Friday to reject a bill that would ... [more]

Surveys show high rate of student satisfaction at UW

Jan 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A survey of University of Wyoming students shows that more than 90 percent are pleased with their education at the state's only four-year, public ... [more]

The way it was: Young mushers -- 2002

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The International Pedigree Stage Stop Dog Sled race was speeding from place to place in western Wyoming 13 years ago this week, and these young Fremont County ... [more]