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Prison buildings under inspection

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Building inspectors have been examining possible structural issues at the 13-year-old Wyoming State Prison in Rawlins.
"We've noticed the past ... [more]

UW arena getting more improvements

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  An addition to the east side of the auditorium should be the most notable change of the next phase.

LARAMIE -- Work on a second phase of renovations ... [more]

Waiting game for new skate rink as ice gets thicker

Dec 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It's only a matter of time -- and temperature -- before Riverton residents are able to skate on the new ice rink installed this month at the intersection of West ... [more]

State moving forward on Honor Farm land parcel; modelers to be paid to move

Dec 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The State Board of Land Commissioners voted this month to proceed with an auction of 302 acres between Honor Farm and Webbwood roads east of North Federal ... [more]

Tall grass key if grouse to prosper, says study

Dec 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Newly published research that examined the relationship between grass height and the greater sage grouse's nesting success could have implications for cattle ... [more]

Second guilty plea in hammer killing; third suspect's case tossed

Dec 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A guilty plea on Thursday finalized the disposition of a grisly murder case that involved three defendants originally.
Charges against another defendant were ... [more]


Dec 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Carmella Jade Blackburn of Arapahoe and James Raymond Blackburn of Arapahoe at 3:46 p.m. Nov. 21 at SageWest ... [more]

Shoshoni library showcasing world Christmas traditions

Dec 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shoshoni Public Library employees invite the community to join them in celebrating their "A Taste of Christmas Around the World" week.
Presentations will ... [more]


Dec 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Second murder suspect in court
CHEYENNE -- The second of two men charged with first-degree murder in the death of another man in Cheyenne remains in ... [more]

Enzi next chairman of Budget Committee

Dec 18, 2014 - By Alan Fram, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Alabama lawmaker who has been the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee for the past four years ended his effort Wednesday to become ... [more]

Eaton attorneys fight new hearing on death sentence

Dec 18, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Lawyers for the former Riverton man whose death sentence recently was overturned want a judge to block Wyoming prosecutors from holding a new hearing on ... [more]

Mead budget supplement does not add money for CWC project

Dec 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer with staff reports:  The supplemental budget recommendation Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead released this week does not include additional funding for the planned student success center at ... [more]

Stretcher plan approved, but attorney will review

Dec 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  New stretchers likely are on the way soon for local ambulances after Fremont County Commissioners approved leasing the equipment on Tuesday.
They included a ... [more]

Odd, frosty weather to continue

Dec 18, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  If you've ever imagined living in a cloud, you don't have to dream anymore. It's happening now.
A recent atmospheric inversion brought thick fog, hoarfrost ... [more]

Man sentenced for swiping $1.9 million in gold from his parents

Dec 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A man has been sentenced to seven years and two months in prison for stealing $1.9 million worth of gold and from his parents' home north of Riverton between ... [more]


Dec 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Daisy Norse of Lander and Joseph Antelope of Riverton at 5:44 p.m. Nov. 13 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]


Dec 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Water in huge aquifer declining
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Groundwater levels are declining in an aquifer that serves parts of Wyoming and seven other states, ... [more]

Mead supplemental budget nixes $80M in funding requests

Dec 17, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, Tribune News Service:  Much involves construction projects that the governor says he supports, he but is asking the Legislature to delay funding for now.

Gov. Matt Mead is ... [more]

Mine blasting rules to be studied; changes likely

Dec 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The federal agency in charge of environmental protection at surface mines including Wyoming's huge open-pit coal mines has agreed to work toward ... [more]

No grooming planned this season for Deception trail in Shoshone National Forest

Dec 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Trail crew members cleared downed trees, removed leaning trees, and posted blue diamonds on the ski trails earlier this fall, but the trail will not me ... [more]

Medicaid bill endorsed by Legislature committee

Dec 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A plan to extend health coverage to thousands of low-income Wyoming residents has cleared a major hurdle.
The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Labor, Health and ... [more]

Warrant out for suspect in hit-and-run that hurt man

Dec 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 43-year-old Riverton man was injured in a hit and run accident at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of East Monroe Avenue.
Witnesses said the man ... [more]

Improved audit report this year for county

Dec 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's accounting received a clean bill of health from auditors on Tuesday.
"The auditor expressed an unqualified opinion on the financial ... [more]

Legislation would solidify endowment for public TV

Dec 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Joint Appropriations Committee has recommended a bill that would make permanent the state endowment for the Wyoming Public Broadcasting ... [more]

Performance scores down in District 25 as standards recalibrated

Dec 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Results of state and federal accountability reports have been released for Riverton schools.
The Wyoming Accountability in Education Act is paired with ... [more]

Mead shows $156M budget to lawmakers; decline in oil prices heightens uncertainty

Dec 16, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead urges state lawmakers to determine how much money the state needs to have in its so-called rainy day fund and what conditions would ever ... [more]

Kalbach, Jibben and Bennett first to file for Ward 2 opening

Dec 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton so far has received three applications from individuals interested in being appointed to the vacant Ward 2 seat on the Riverton City ... [more]

No decision from committee yet on Medicaid expansion

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are debating whether they will back a plan to make the state the latest to expand its Medicaid program.
The Joint Labor, Health ... [more]

Special election in Teton County finalizes retention of Riverton-based judge

Dec 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A special election in Teton County has finalized the retention of Riverton-based Circuit Court Judge Wesley Roberts.
He garnered 81 percent of the ... [more]

Health department says flu activity picking up in state

Dec 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  With flu activity reports stepping up across the state, the Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging residents to take common-sense steps to avoid spreading ... [more]