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Bill authorizes state to 'get aggressive' in EPA disputes

Feb 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local legislators say they approve of a bill that would limit the rule-making authority in Wyoming of the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal ... [more]

Mark Stone to run for county sheriff

Feb 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The retired Riverton police captain and current Riverton school board member is a Republican.

Mark Stone, a 19-year veteran of the Riverton Police ... [more]

Pitt gets 15 years for running meth operation in county

Feb 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A methamphetamine dealer from Hudson is to spend the next 15 years in prison and five years after that on probation.
The dealer's supplier, a Green River ... [more]

Murder convict sentenced for June 9 stabbing attack

Feb 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dean Moss killed Dwight Spoonhunter with a kitchen knife.

A Fremont County man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for second-degree murder in ... [more]

Mardi Gras arrives early in Shoshoni

Feb 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Shoshoni Senior Center is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration this week, with dinner and a mock casino night Friday.
"We have the fake money so people can ... [more]

Today

Feb 27, 2014 - Staff:  Births
TILLMAN

A daughter was born to Medalia SittingEagle, of Riverton, and Craig Tillman, of Lander, at 7:44 a.m. Nov. 25, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

Mining ban sought near sage grouse

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont -- Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition with the federal government that seeks a prohibition on mining in areas across the West with ... [more]

Capitol renovation bill nearing final approval

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A $259 million plan to renovate Wyoming's State Capitol and the adjacent Herschler Building is close to legislative approval.
The Wyoming House of ... [more]

Digest

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man arrested in explosives theft
Federal officials say they've arrested a Wyoming man suspected in the theft of 559 pounds of explosives from a U.S. ... [more]

Hathaway award would grow 10 percent under proposed bill

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House has agreed to increase the Hathaway Scholarship award by 10 percent.
When Senate File 55 left the Senate, it had a 5 percent ... [more]

School to get two additional modular rooms temporarily

Feb 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is taking up an old offer from the Wyoming Schools Facilities Department to place three modular classrooms at Rendezvous ... [more]

Hornecker to seek fourth term as sheriff

Feb 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker has announced his intention to run for a fourth term, well in advance of the May filing deadline.
"I've had a lot of ... [more]

Mine-sniffing dog shows skills to kids

Feb 27, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Wyoming students raised money to buy the first trained mine-detecting dog 25 years ago for use overseas.

Senna, a dog that specializes in detecting ... [more]

CWC aiming to start new Lander center later this year

Feb 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College hope to begin construction on a new center in Lander sometime this spring.
The facility will be located on ... [more]

Miller says state could build West Coast port to ship coal

Feb 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Dave Miller thought West Coast ports were not shipping enough Wyoming coal, so he had an idea: Have the state build its own.
Miller brought his ... [more]

Today

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]