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Feb 26, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BOGACZ

Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Bogacz, 89, of Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, at Help for Health in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 11 ... [more]

Incident at school tied to students taking cold meds

Feb 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Two students at Riverton High School were taken to the emergency room when they showed signs of being under the influence in class.
They were back at home ... [more]

RHS 'connection circles' aim for better student communication

Feb 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School has set aside time Wednesday mornings to include 10 minutes of student conversations called "connection circles."
The connection circles ... [more]

Digest

Feb 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mellencamp to play at CFD
CHEYENNE -- John Mellencamp will play at Cheyenne Frontier Days for the first time this summer.
Organizers announced Monday ... [more]

Dem announces candidacy for state superintendent

Feb 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Saying he's confident the political controversy over the duties of the state superintendent of public instruction office will be resolved, Mike ... [more]

Senate OKs special session bill

Feb 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has passed a bill allowing for a special legislative session to deal with fallout from the recent state Supreme Court decision in ... [more]

Pool, R Rec and skate park biggest rec fund recipients

Feb 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board awarded roughly $210,000 this year for organizations serving District 25 patrons. The money is generated ... [more]

Five finalists, three interviews for central museum director position

Feb 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board continues to face questions about plans to name a central director to oversee all three county museums. The Fremont County ... [more]

Regional basketball tournaments mean boost for business

Feb 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Economic expectations are high in Cheyenne when Frontier Days comes around each summer. The business people of Cheyenne refer to the last full week in July as ... [more]

Bennett seeks GOP nomination for county attorney post

Feb 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett hopes to continue working on several projects and representing Fremont County residents in court by seeking a second ... [more]

Senators vote 'no' on amending superintendent job in constitution

Feb 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's state senators both voted against a bill that proposed amending the constitutional duties of the State Superintendent of Public ... [more]

Today

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BOGACZ

Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Bogacz, 89, of Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, at Help for Health in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 11 ... [more]

Therapists offering free help to veterans

Feb 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Soldiers Project in Riverton will provide psychological aid to military personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The physical structure that ... [more]

Digest

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Six rescued from ice floe
ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities say they rescued six anglers from an ice floe that broke away from the shore of Flaming Gorge ... [more]

Snowmobilers found OK after two freezing nights stranded

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BISMARCK, N.D. -- One of the five North Dakota snowmobilers who spent two frigid nights lost in northern Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains said he ate snow to stay ... [more]

Rez border part of Legislature's pushback on EPA; two bills filed

Feb 25, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills expressing the displeasure of Wyoming lawmakers with what many of them see as an attack on coal by the U.S. Environmental Protection ... [more]

Day 11 at the Legislature

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 11th day of the 2014 Budget Session:
80 MPH SPEED LIMIT: The House for the third time ... [more]

South Federal Boulevard to undergo six-month reconstruction project

Feb 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the City of Riverton held a public meeting Monday at Riverton City Hall to talk about upcoming improvements at ... [more]

CWC's new campus security system expands reach

Feb 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new security system at Central Wyoming College will allow administrators to monitor campus activity online from any location.
The CWC Board of Trustees ... [more]

Runoff forecast average so far

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  The first look ahead toward spring-summer snowmelt runoff in the Wind River Basin predicts water availability to be at or near the 30-year average.
The Bureau ... [more]

Midvale enjoying early water outlook, eyes Bull spillway

Feb 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Midvale Irrigation District is optimistic about water this year, users heard at the district's annual meeting this month. The organization is working on ... [more]

Public meeting to detail South Federal Boulevard project

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials with the South Federal Boulevard project will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Riverton City Hall.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation ... [more]

Day 10 at the Wyoming Legislature

Feb 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Friday, Feb. 21, the 10th day of the 2014 Budget Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the Wyoming House and ... [more]

Nuke test scores actually fell during alleged cheating

Feb 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Last summer, when dozens of nuclear missile officers are alleged to have cheated on exams, test scores were among the lowest of the year, ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Feb 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen kills attempted abductor
GILLETTE -- Campbell County sheriff's officials say a 15-year-old boy fatally shot a man who was trying to abduct a woman ... [more]

Lawmakers tackle budget add-ons

Feb 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature waded through dozens of proposed amendments to the state's budget bill on Friday, defeating one in the Senate ... [more]

The way it was: Wyoming Commission on the Status of Women -- 1966

Feb 24, 2014 - Staff:  Two of Wyoming's best-known women helped launch the new Wyoming Commission on the Status of Women in the 1960s, and Fremont County was well-represented.
When ... [more]

National forest officials delay public meetings

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shoshone National Forest officials have postponed four public meetings scheduled this week due to winter storms and "adverse driving conditions."
The meetings ... [more]

Digest

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  State winter fair begins Friday
The 2014 Wyoming State Winter Fair will begin with a new event Friday in Lander.
Seven teams have signed up for the ... [more]

Man gets year added to prison sentence after escape attempt

Feb 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Northern Arapaho man was sentenced Feb. 5 to 13 more months in federal prison after trying to escape from a halfway house in Gillette.
Garrett Blackburn, ... [more]