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Feb 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man arrested for Obama threat
CHEYENNE -- Federal authorities have arrested a Cheyenne man who has a violent criminal history for calling police and ... [more]

Snow conditions OK for rec; ice looking good

Feb 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  On Togwotee Pass above Dubois, there were 55 inches on the ground Tuesday.

Winter recreation enthusiasts have managed to enjoy the outdoors this year ... [more]

Medicaid add-on by Bebout called 'poison pill'

Feb 3, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate on Monday gave initial approval to a bill to expand the federal Medicaid program, but only after amending it to require that new ... [more]

CWC, other colleges don't favor bill on guns in school

Feb 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming community college officials, including Central Wyoming College president Cristobal Valdez, are opposed to a bill that would allow people with concealed ... [more]

Tribal license plate bill passes House

Feb 3, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The first production run will be 500 plates.

CHEYENNE -- A bill that would authorize specialized license plates for the state's two tribes has passed ... [more]

Wind River snowpack at 92 percent

Feb 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Snow-water equivalents have fallen in the Wind River Basin this week, according to the University of Wyoming Water Resources Data System.
The average SWE for ... [more]

Air service task force to go forward

Feb 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With a drastic drop-off in passenger boardings for 2014 confirmed at Riverton Regional Airport, the Riverton City Council plans to proceed with the creation of ... [more]

New school plan approved for 95 percent threshold

Feb 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming School Facilities Department gave Fremont County School District 25 permission to move from the 60 percent to the 95 percent design phase of the ... [more]

The way it was: Freshman legislator -- 1975

Feb 1, 2015 - Staff:  It's hard to imagine a Democrat being the top vote-getter in a Fremont County legislative election, but John Vinich did it more than once.
Here he is at the ... [more]

Library to show 'Treasure Island'

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Lander Library will be the site for the National Theatre's broadcast of "Treasure Island."
Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money and mutiny is ... [more]

In the saddle no matter the season

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  To a motorist driving by sipping coffee in the toasty cab of her vehicle, a person out riding a bike to work in the winter might seem crazy. Cyclists who ... [more]

Police chief recognizes motel owner for helping ill tenant

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead gave a Citizen Appreciation Citation to Arnulfo Zertuche Sr., owner of the Jackpine Motel, during a city council meeting ... [more]

BLM advisory council to meet; public welcome to attend

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming Resource Advisory Council will meet Monday through Wednesday in Laramie.
The meeting is open to the public and will ... [more]

Entrepreneurship program applications due Monday

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Silicon Couloir and Central Wyoming College have partnered to bring the fourth session of the Start Up Institute to Jackson this spring.
The Start Up ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments on the 14th day of the 2015 General Session:
URANIUM: The House for the third time voted to approve a bill that would authorize the ... [more]

Casper man lands state record perch at Boysen

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming has a new state record yellow perch thanks to the efforts of Casper angler Troy Schnepper who reeled in a 2.28-pound fish in January while ... [more]

'Special services' big part of District 25 mission

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Students enrolled in District 25 but not attending traditional area large component of the special services operation.

Special services for Riverton ... [more]

Changes to tribal liaison setup passes second Senate reading

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Changes to the terms outlined in Wyoming Senate file regarding tribal liaisons employed by the State of Wyoming passed on second reading with Senate approval ... [more]

Archaeological society offering scholarships

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Archaeological Society is offering the David Reiss Memorial Community College Scholarship to community college second semester freshmen or ... [more]

February Outside

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  OUTDOORS CALENDAR
E-mail with outdoors events.
- Feb. 3 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meet and Greet mushers of International Pedigree ... [more]

Oil decline

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State worries over revenue loss amid price drop, but some benefits seen as well

Part 1 in a series

Falling oil prices are a growing concern ... [more]


Feb 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Government sells Teapot Dome
CHEYENNE -- A private company finally will be able to drill legally for oil at Teapot Dome, a remote Wyoming oilfield that ... [more]

Savings accounts out of Medicaid bill

Feb 1, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  The amendment would have established accounts that Medicaid enrollees could use to make their co-payments.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's Medicaid expansion ... [more]


Jan 31, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Jandra Peasley of Shoshoni at 7:28 p.m. Jan. 19, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 5 pounds, ... [more]

Brock wants plea changed to mental deficiency; he will undergo evaluation

Jan 31, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a young girl has indicated he would use a defense of not guilty by reason of mental illness or ... [more]

Lantern release Friday night a new Winter Carnival event

Jan 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new event will light up the night sky above Riverton as Wild West Winter Carnival festivities continue this weekend.
A lighted lantern release takes place ... [more]

Five dogs perished in Elder Lane fire

Jan 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The family living in the house was absent when the blaze started.

Authorities confirm that five dogs were killed in a structure fire that destroyed a ... [more]

Value-added minerals bill passes House; 40-20 vote

Jan 31, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a bill that would create a program in which the state partners with private businesses to convert ... [more]

Tough child-abuse penalties focus of House legislation

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee has moved ahead a bill that would double the maximum prison sentence for some child abusers.
The House Judiciary ... [more]

State to feds: Thin out wild horses

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state House Agriculture Committee has endorsed a resolution calling on Congress to address the overpopulation of wild horses in Wyoming and ... [more]