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Apr 8, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HARTENSTEIN
A daughter was born to Danielle Hartenstein, of Lander, at 1:57 p.m. March 7, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Fifth hopeful pursuing Maxfield seat
CHEYENNE -- The race to succeed Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is becoming even more crowded.
Cheyenne ... [more]

Judge rejects environmental challenge to new CBM project

Apr 8, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled against environmental groups that challenged the U.S. Interior Department's plan to open the ... [more]

State ready to plug old wells

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- As soon as the weather permits, the state will start plugging more than 1,200 orphan wells in Wyoming.
The goal is to plug 300 wells a year.
A ... [more]

Teton Park Road opening could be delayed by snow

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park officials say heavy snow could delay the opening of the popular Teton Park Road.
Park spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles ... [more]

Shoshones oust two longtime leaders from business council; official says rules suspended

Apr 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Enrolled tribal members of the Shoshone General Council voted to remove longtime Eastern Shoshone Business Council members Ivan Posey and Wes Martel from their ... [more]

GOP candidates announce; party opposes EPA border opinion

Apr 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  With the announced retirement of State Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, two Republican candidates have announced they are running for the seat. Daniel Cardenas ... [more]

Election preparations under way; no precinct or district changes this year

Apr 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After several voting precinct and districts changes two years ago, Fremont County's voting geography will be unchanged this year. There will be 32 precincts ... [more]

Feds want more info about education audit

Apr 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Department of Education is seeking more information from the Wyoming Department of Education on spending of federal funds under ... [more]

The way it was: Delfelder pens -- 1913

Apr 7, 2014 - Staff:  Jacob Delfelder's arrival in Riverton during its infancy was a pivotal development for the town founded in 1906.
After moving to town from Lander and buying ... [more]

Bowhunters met in March, decided to fund projects

Apr 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Bowhunters of Wyoming (BOW) held its 2014 meeting and 40th anniversary banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn - UW Convention Center on March 28-29 in Laramie.  ... [more]

Women's group wants nominations

Apr 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues is seeking nominations for its 2014 Woman of Distinction and Employer of Choice Awards.
Nominations should be sent to ... [more]

College still serving thousands each year

Apr 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College continued to support its mission of public outreach last year, as evidenced by an annual report from Lynne McAuliffe, the school's dean ... [more]

Art professor's painting exhibit showcases Wyoming

Apr 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The mountain ranges, animals, and woods of Wyoming proved to be the proper setting for the artwork of Lander artist Matt Flint.
He is an associate professor ... [more]

Inventors learn how to navigate patent system during conference

Apr 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., sponsored the event, which was held in Riverton.

Inventors from across Wyoming gathered at the Central Wyoming College's ... [more]

Studying the sheep of Whiskey Mountain

Apr 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The sun rose on a 40-by-40-foot net suspended a dozen feet above a frosty slope on Torrey Rim as Dubois High School students Kurt Leseberg and Rowan Hawk sat ... [more]

Catholic College seeks exception from ACA parts

Apr 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The school doesn't want to cover contraceptives for its employees.

Wyoming Catholic College has been granted a temporary stay relieving it from ... [more]

High court sides with state on lodging tax

Apr 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming can collect full taxes on retail lodging sales made by online travel companies, even if they have no physical presence in the ... [more]

Power outage planned at Federal Blvd. and Monroe

Apr 4, 2014 - Staff:  Work also will continue on Riverview Road, where citizens are asked to drive cautiously.

A planned power outage is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Saturday ... [more]

Gray wolf numbers in Rockies steady despite hunting

Apr 4, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A new population tally of gray wolves in the U.S. Northern Rockies shows their continued resilience despite increased hunting, trapping ... [more]

YNP fights rumors of bison flight

Apr 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park officials say supervolcano not about to erupt

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park is fighting online rumors that ... [more]

Urbigkit passes Friday morning

Apr 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  He worked for the City of Riverton for 24 years.

Long time Riverton civil servant Bill Urbigkit passed after battling a brain tumor and recovering ... [more]

Today

Apr 4, 2014 - Staff:  Births

ADAMS
A daughter was born to Natasha and Matthew Adams, of Lander, at 6:24 p.m. March 12, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ... [more]

Museum board treasurer takes heat at meeting

Apr 4, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board treasurer was under fire for the second meeting in a row after delivering a seconds-long report March 13.
Board treasurer ... [more]

Dubois man dies in two-vehicle crash

Apr 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shane Grove, 24, of Dubois died Tuesday at the scene of a two-vehicle accident in Carbon County.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol states Grove was the driver of a ... [more]

Search for CWC president narrowed to three candidates

Apr 4, 2014 - Staff:  From staff reports

Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees Chair Charlie Krebs has announced the search for the institution's next president has been ... [more]

Starrett could house youth detention alternative

Apr 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A program serving students facing expulsion and in trouble with the justice system could have a new home in the former Starrett Junior High building. The ... [more]

Wyoming had the lowest state-local tax burden in '11

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A tax policy research group says Wyoming residents enjoyed the lowest state and local tax burden in the country in 2011.
The report released by the ... [more]

Today

Apr 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births

ROBISON
A son was born to Chezerai and Cody Robison, of Riverton, on Nov. 26 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ... [more]

Zoning changed for planned housing

Apr 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved replatting of property consisting of approximately 9.77 acres located on Valley View Road on the east side of the Valley ... [more]

District 25 to hire second psychologist

Apr 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 will soon look to fill a new school psychologist position. The board of trustees voted Tuesday to have another psychologist ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Hot Springs also censures governor
CASPER (AP) -- Republican Party delegates in two counties have voted to censure GOP Gov. Matt Mead over his role in ... [more]

Upgraded CWC Pro Tech center touted as best in Wyo.

Apr 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It isn't only health and science students who are using upgraded facilities this year at Central Wyoming College.
Some of the money that paid for CWC's new ... [more]

Improvement in loan default rate among CWC students

Apr 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Only 2 percent of students who borrowed money to attend Central Wyoming College in 2013 have defaulted on their federal loans, officials said this month.
The ... [more]

Tribal leaders blast U.S. Senate draft bill

Apr 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe issued a statement calling on "all tribes" to oppose a bill cosponsored by Wyoming's congressional delegation regarding the ... [more]

Wadda pleads not guilty in Montana murder case

Apr 3, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  One of two suspects in the killing of a single mother on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of murder ... [more]

Protests upheld on tanker bids

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A federal auditing agency on Wednesday upheld a challenge to a U.S. Forest Service contract for two next-generation air tankers to fight ... [more]

Digest

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Malaysian PM: 'We will not give up'
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday the search for the missing jetliner will not stop until ... [more]

Disputed UW ranch land sale still not certain

Apr 3, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The presidents of the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University plan to meet with members of their foundation boards in the next ... [more]

Progress still delayed at Two Elk plant after 18 years

Apr 3, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  A power plant that has been in the works for 18 years remains stalled three months after the officially scheduled date when construction was supposed to have ... [more]