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Governor signs budget bill; Friday adjournment set

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed the $3.3-billion budget bill that will cover state funding for the coming two years.
Mead made only minor line-item ... [more]

Appointed clerk of court to run as GOP

Mar 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Kristi H. Green is hopes voters will pick her to stay Fremont County's Clerk of District Court, the office she was appointed to in May. Green announced her ... [more]

College staff embraced volunteer day, ready to make it annual occasion

Mar 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees at Central Wyoming College are excited about a potential new tradition for staff development day.
The idea was initiated last month, when employees ... [more]

Group homes seeking director

Mar 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Facilities in the group home program are operated in both Riverton and Lander.

The Fremont County Group Homes hopes to hire its new executive ... [more]

County will join state petition to overturn EPA boundary ruling

Mar 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County plans to intervene in support of the State of Wyoming in the Environmental Protection Agency's recent action redefining the boundaries of the ... [more]

Today

Mar 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BRANHAM

A daughter was born to Katy and Paul Branham, of Riverton, at 7:54 a.m. Jan. 29 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ... [more]

Digest

Mar 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW wins ranchland lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a Denver woman who sued to block foundations at the University ... [more]

Simpson among GOP expressing their support for same-sex marriage

Mar 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- A group of Republicans has come out in support of legalizing gay marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, arguing that allowing same-sex unions is ... [more]

Coroner waiting to confirm ID of found body

Mar 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County coroner is waiting to confirm the identity of a man who was found dead Feb. 26 in a residence north of Lander.
"He had been there for quite ... [more]

Commissioners move to end health benefit plan for county retirees

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners voted Feb. 4 to stop offering the health benefit plan to retirees at the end of the calendar year.
The decision ran against a ... [more]

Fight between roommates ends in arrest

Mar 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A struggle between two Riverton roommates resulted in an arrest and a citation last week.
Officials said the incident began at about 6:10 a.m. Feb. 25 when ... [more]

Lander chamber director named first county museums chief

Mar 5, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  For the first time, Fremont County has a central director of museum operations.
The Fremont County Museums board of trustees has named Scott Goetz to the new ... [more]

County valuation climbing toward $1 billion again; increase predicted

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials expect Fremont County's assessed value to rise by $24 million, or 2.6 percent, for fiscal year 2015 to $930 million.
The increase should spell a ... [more]

CWC adding golf, cross country to sports lineup

Mar 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Soccer teams could be created within two years, college leaders say.

Central Wyoming College administrative officials have preliminarily endorsed the ... [more]

Justice center money included in budget passed by Legislature

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One bill allocating state money for courthouse security died in the state House of Representatives on Monday, but the Legislature's approved budget set aside ... [more]

Today

Mar 4, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CARDINE

John Joseph Cardine Sr., 62, of Lander, died Friday, Feb. 28. A memorial service will be scheduled in the ... [more]

New grant for heart health to grow tribe's wellness initiative

Mar 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe will amp up its cardiovascular education initiatives for tribal members with a grant from the Astrazeneca Healthcare ... [more]

Take small steps when starting a workout

Mar 4, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  With "swimsuit weather" just around the corner and weight-loss resolutions waiting to be fulfilled, people are starting to look for the perfect exercise ... [more]

Digest

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads guilty to killing wife
CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne man faces a minimum of 20 years in prison after admitting to shooting his wife to death during ... [more]

Effects of outdoor rec analyzed in wolverines

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Researchers are studying the effects of winter recreation on wolverines in northwest Wyoming.
The research project headed by Round River ... [more]

Fall shutdown cost U.S. national parks $414M

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Some states used their own money to reopen parks during the federal impasses, but Wyoming did not.

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says the ... [more]

Budget bill passed, includes Medicaid study

Mar 4, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature passed a budget bill Monday that calls on Gov. Matt Mead and other Wyoming officials to investigate whether ... [more]

Online bullying targeted by speakers, kids at conference

Mar 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Middle School Be the Change Club organized this year's "Be the Change" conference Friday at Central Wyoming College. The event welcomed students ... [more]

Modelers group makes pitch for city-owned pond; access concerns raised by council

Mar 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Modelers Park Association hopes to lease a city-owned pond off East Monroe Avenue to operate remote-controlled boats and aircraft that land on ... [more]

Four-plus years in prison for man in knife attack

Mar 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Northern Arapaho man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for an assault that resulted in serious bodily injury to the mother of his ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Additional developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 16th day of the planned 20-day 2014 Budget Session:
BUDGET: Both houses of the ... [more]

New 'Hill bill' dies on House floor, along with amendment restoring previous job

Mar 4, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  A bill that would allow for a special legislative session to deal with fallout from the recent state Supreme Court decision in the superintendent of public ... [more]

Pilot shortage crippling small carriers

Mar 3, 2014 - By Joan Lowy, The Associated Press:  Analysts say a drastic increase in salary might be the only solution.

WASHINGTON -- The nation's regional airlines are having trouble hiring enough ... [more]

CWC auditions planned Tuesday night

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Auditions for Central Wyoming College Theater Department's Showcase 2014 are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center.
CWC Theater Director ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Oil tanks catch fire, explode
GILLETTE -- Nobody was hurt when two oil tanks caught fire and exploded northwest of Gillette. One partially full tank ... [more]