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Starrett could house youth detention alternative

Apr 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A program serving students facing expulsion and in trouble with the justice system could have a new home in the former Starrett Junior High building. The ... [more]

Wyoming had the lowest state-local tax burden in '11

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A tax policy research group says Wyoming residents enjoyed the lowest state and local tax burden in the country in 2011.
The report released by the ... [more]

Today

Apr 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births

ROBISON
A son was born to Chezerai and Cody Robison, of Riverton, on Nov. 26 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ... [more]

Zoning changed for planned housing

Apr 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved replatting of property consisting of approximately 9.77 acres located on Valley View Road on the east side of the Valley ... [more]

District 25 to hire second psychologist

Apr 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 will soon look to fill a new school psychologist position. The board of trustees voted Tuesday to have another psychologist ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Hot Springs also censures governor
CASPER (AP) -- Republican Party delegates in two counties have voted to censure GOP Gov. Matt Mead over his role in ... [more]

Upgraded CWC Pro Tech center touted as best in Wyo.

Apr 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It isn't only health and science students who are using upgraded facilities this year at Central Wyoming College.
Some of the money that paid for CWC's new ... [more]

Improvement in loan default rate among CWC students

Apr 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Only 2 percent of students who borrowed money to attend Central Wyoming College in 2013 have defaulted on their federal loans, officials said this month.
The ... [more]

Tribal leaders blast U.S. Senate draft bill

Apr 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe issued a statement calling on "all tribes" to oppose a bill cosponsored by Wyoming's congressional delegation regarding the ... [more]

Wadda pleads not guilty in Montana murder case

Apr 3, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  One of two suspects in the killing of a single mother on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of murder ... [more]

Protests upheld on tanker bids

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A federal auditing agency on Wednesday upheld a challenge to a U.S. Forest Service contract for two next-generation air tankers to fight ... [more]

Digest

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Malaysian PM: 'We will not give up'
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday the search for the missing jetliner will not stop until ... [more]

Disputed UW ranch land sale still not certain

Apr 3, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The presidents of the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University plan to meet with members of their foundation boards in the next ... [more]

Progress still delayed at Two Elk plant after 18 years

Apr 3, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  A power plant that has been in the works for 18 years remains stalled three months after the officially scheduled date when construction was supposed to have ... [more]

Today

Apr 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births

NIPWATER
A son was born to Raylene Warren and Myron Nipwater, of Fort Washakie, at 11:56 a.m. Feb. 13 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 ... [more]

Pot cookie blamed in student death

Apr 2, 2014 - Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- The Denver coroner says an exchange student from Wyoming fell to his death after eating a marijuana cookie.
It's the first reported death linked ... [more]

New group wants to build relationships as EPA ruling plays

Apr 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new group formed recently on the Wind River Indian Reservation is looking to advocate for unity in Fremont County.
The Wind River Citizen's Equality ... [more]

Murder suspect back in Montana; arrested in Fremont County

Apr 2, 2014 - Associated Press:  (AP) -- One of two suspects in the murder of a woman on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation has returned to Montana from Wyoming to face federal ... [more]

Enzi, Barrasso start legislation saying Riverton not on rez

Apr 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) are drafting a bill to clarify the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The move comes after the ... [more]

Proposals sought for new operator at Airport Cafe

Apr 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes still battling shortage of pilots; bigger planes now in use
The City of Riverton will accept proposals through 5 p.m. Friday from companies or ... [more]

Wyoming Digest

Apr 2, 2014 - Associated Press:  No bond for bank robbery suspect
CASPER. (AP) -- A man accused of attempting to rob a Wells Fargo bank in Casper last week will remain in detention awaiting ... [more]

Montana seeks proposals to take quarantined bison

Apr 2, 2014 - Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A new home is being sought for a group of roughly 135 bison that came through an experimental program to see if animals from Yellowstone ... [more]

Driver in high-speed chase faces multiple charges

Apr 2, 2014 - Staff:  Matthew Smith, 22, of Kinnear, was arrested on multiple charges after he attempted to elude police during a high-speed traffic chase Monday evening in ... [more]

Today in Fremont County

Apr 1, 2014 - Staff:  Births

McFARLAND
A son was born to Clair and Josh McFarland, of Riverton, at 2:01 a.m. Jan. 25 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ... [more]

June 2 trial set for man accused of assaulting BIA police of

Apr 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Northern Arapahoe man is charged with assault on a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer.
The defendant, Kevin Paul Brown, 23, of Fort Washakie pleaded not ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two more enter Sec-State campaign
(AP) -- Two former Wyoming legislators have announced they're running for Wyoming Secretary ofState.
Ed Buchanan, who ... [more]

County settles on higher health insurance rates; discount fo

Apr 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County employees can get a break on higher health insurance costs if they choose a high-deductible policy and participate in the county's wellness ... [more]

Child's death near Ethete investigated

Apr 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Federal authorities have confirmed they are investigating the March 26 death of an infant on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The death was related to a ... [more]

Hill: Don't fragment SF104

Apr 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Lawyers for the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction are back in court after lawyers for the state conceded in a court filing that the ... [more]

Yellowstone quake was strongest since 1980

Apr 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.8 earthquake that shook northern Yellowstone National Park is the strongest ... [more]