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30-year state legislator to retire this year

Mar 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- State Sen. John Hines, of Gillette, says he doesn't plan to seek re-election this year and will retire after 30 years in the Wyoming ... [more]

Lottery vendor picked

Mar 24, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a major step toward getting a statewide lottery up and running, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. board on Friday selected international gaming giant ... [more]

The way it was: Bronze deer -- 1998

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  It takes a lot of different people to create and ship a huge bronze sculpture such as this one being readied for delivery in March 1998.
Sporting goods retail ... [more]

NWS urges caution with annual agricultural burns

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Inevitably, as temperatures begin to warm, many ranchers and farmers head outside to begin their annual agricultural burns. Each year, as the spring burning ... [more]

Digest

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's Indian School Educational Association selects board members
The St. Stephen's Indian School Educational Association had its annual ... [more]

Public invited to presentation on Eye to Eye mentor program

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A presentation on Eye to Eye -- a program that pairs learning-disabled children with high school and college mentors -- will be given April 3 at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Team with 17 Mile Road Project to receive award

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation's 17 Mile Road Project Team will be recognized with a national award for its work on right-of-way issues during the ... [more]

Skiing hunters subject of CWC talk

Mar 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  National Geographic Magazine contributor and University of Wyoming writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins will present the program "Last of the First Skiers" ... [more]

District 38 special ed program in need of change, director says

Mar 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The new special education director for Fremont County School District 38 wants the school board to revisit a different program for the Arapahoe schools.
At ... [more]

Officials: Inspections would not have prevented church fire

Mar 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton's building permits and inspections offices could not have prevented the apartment-building fire at 520 E. Fremont Ave. on March 12, ... [more]

Two District 38 principals not being rehired

Mar 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The contracts for the Arapahoe middle and charter high school principals did not get renewed during the Fremont County School District 38 special board meeting ... [more]

Air boardings down by 500 a month so far in 2014

Mar 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The number of departures and arrivals at Riverton Regional Airport closely reflected the difficulties the airport's sole commercial airline is suffering on a ... [more]

Great Lakes has a plan

Mar 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Struggling under new FAA regulations, airline cuts seats from some planes; Riverton to have 30-seater exclusively

The top man at Great Lakes Airlines ... [more]

Today

Mar 21, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KINNEY

A son was born to Gaylemarie and Jason Kinney, of Lander, at 2:11 p.m. Feb. 15 at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ... [more]

Chase starts in Wyoming, ends in South Dakota

Mar 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SPEARFISH, S.D. -- Two Florida residents were taken into custody after a police chase that began in Wyoming and ended in South Dakota.
The Wednesday night ... [more]

Digest

Mar 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Little change in winter park tourism
JACKSON -- The number of tourists who visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton this past winter was comparable to the ... [more]

Two GOP candidates join race for Secretary of State

Mar 21, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Two Republicans are among the first people to say they're running for Wyoming secretary of state.
They are Rock Springs City Council member Clark Stith and ... [more]

Museums chief getting $63K salary

Mar 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's first-ever countywide museums director will be paid $63,000 annually.
The county museums board approved the salary for Scott Goetz on a 3-1 ... [more]

First look at school plan available Tuesday

Mar 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The public is encouraged to attend a meeting next week to see a preliminary sketch of Riverton's new K-3 elementary school.
The Fremont County School District ... [more]

Investigators know what caused church fire, not why

Mar 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators are almost finished with their official report on the structure fire that destroyed an old church building and adjacent apartment last week in ... [more]

Getaway driver enters guilty plea in armed mugging at city store

Mar 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman pleaded guilty Thursday to accessory before the fact to robbery in connection with a November mugging at Walmart.
"That is something that ... [more]

Today

Mar 20, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HENRY

A daughter was born to Brittny Keller, of Riverton, and Morgan James Henry, of Lander, at 12:38 p.m. Feb. 5 at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Digest

Mar 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Extra $4 million for Casper schools
CASPER -- Casper's two main high schools are getting extra funding for reconstruction projects.
State lawmakers ... [more]

Refuge elk population strong all winter long

Mar 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A National Elk Refuge biologist says the number of elk deaths on the refuge appears to be unusually low as springtime draws near.
Refuge biologist ... [more]

Study looks at why bighorn sheep in Cody area do better than elsewhere

Mar 20, 2014 - By Gib Mathers, Powell Tribune:  POWELL -- The dart swatted the bighorn sheep ewe square on the rump, making her a winner of sorts.
Little did the ewe know she had been picked to be included ... [more]

Murder charge in death of man found near Lusk

Mar 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BOULDER, Colo. -- One of two men arrested in the death of a Colorado man found in Wyoming has been charged.
Fifty-eight-year-old Russell Britton was charged ... [more]

City to offer ideas to WAM on retirement and liquor rules

Mar 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council plans to submit three new resolutions for consideration during this year's Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention.
Members ... [more]

Airport board sets important meeting Friday; citizens urged to be there

Mar 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents are encouraged to attend Friday's meeting of the Riverton Regional Airport Board at 8 a.m. in the city council chambers at Riverton City Hall.
City ... [more]

County revenue to rise with PILT intact

Mar 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County should have more money in fiscal year 2015 as it expects revenues to be up $510,000 compared to the current projection for this year, fiscal ... [more]

College 'fared quite well' in Legislature; sizable one-time funding approved

Mar 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland generally was pleased with the outcomes of the Wyoming Legislature's recent budget session.
"Wyoming ... [more]