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Strong win for lodging tax; county joins state in nixing 'A'

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Besides picking elected officials, voters on Nov. 4 decided they wanted to keep taxing tourists, threw their weight behind shooting down a constitutional ... [more]

Cheyenne office complex favored for stand-in capitol

Nov 9, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's 2016 and 2017 legislative sessions could be held about three miles east of the State Capitol.
A legislative committee voted Thursday to ... [more]

BLM posting list of parcels for oil and gas lease sales

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office has posted its proposed list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale.
The auction ... [more]

Riverton school board alters employee policies

Nov 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The changes modify bereavement leave practices and National Board Certification compensation.

Officials announced two changes to the Fremont County ... [more]

Teen calmed by officer after seeing 'evil spirit'

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton police officer helped calm a 17-year-old girl who claimed to be possessed by an "evil spirit" Saturday on Eagle Drive.
Officer Gilbert Peck ... [more]

Oil pipeline wins approval

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Laramie County Commission has approved construction of a petroleum pipeline from a site in Laramie County to a facility in Colorado.
The new ... [more]

Telemarketer upset at resident makes false report

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say a disgruntled telemarketer made a false report to law enforcement this weekend in an attempt to harass a resident she had called.
"(She) ... [more]

Frazier the winner in Pavillion mayor run

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Voters elected a new mayor in Pavillion on Nov. 4 and returned one incumbent and one former councilman to the Pavillion Town Council.
Official results show ... [more]

Suspect charged in Lander man's death posts bond

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The fight at a party in Laramie involved University of Wyoming students but was not on campus, nor was it a university-sanctioned event.

A ... [more]

Digest

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Voter turnout was 65 percent
CHEYENNE -- Secretary of State Max Maxfield says preliminary numbers indicate that 65 percent of Wyoming voters cast ... [more]

Costumes cause concern on Halloween

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several realistic Halloween costumes caused concern for residents on Oct. 31.
One person called police at about 9:45 p.m. Oct. 31 to report that seven men ... [more]

Police issue citations after girls take pills found near dumpster

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three Riverton girls were issued citations on Halloween after they reportedly ate several orange pills they had found near a dumpster.
Their guardians also ... [more]

Balow said she can deliver new stability to education

Nov 7, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Jillian Balow, who was elected Wyoming's new state schools superintendent this week, is looking to rebuild the state Education Department and bring ... [more]

Laramie police say they foiled husband's murder-for-hire plot

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Police in Laramie say they foiled a plot by a 39-year-old Laramie man to kill a Cheyenne man that he believed was having an affair with his ... [more]

County's voter turnout 70 percent Tuesday

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Participation in presidential years is increasing, but it is decreasing in midterms.

Graphing voter local turnout for every general election in the ... [more]

Election outcome certified; no change required

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tuesday night's winners can stop holding their breath. They have won their elections officially.
The Fremont County Canvass Board reviewed and certified local ... [more]

Today

Nov 7, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WHITING-OCON

A daughter was born to NyKomia Whiting of Riverton and Fernando Ocon of Riverton at 5:01 a.m. July 4 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Peters re-elected mayor in Shoshoni; he carried 65 percent in Tuesday voting

Nov 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters says he wasn't surprised at the outcome of Tuesday's election.
Town voters sent Peters back to the mayor's seat for another ... [more]

Whiteman secures third commission term

Nov 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  She defeated Republican challenger Mark Lambert 1,058 to 560.

Democrat Keja Whiteman has won a third term on the Fremont County Commission after ... [more]

Case prevails in Senate 25 campaign vs. Maldonado

Nov 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, is headed back to the Wyoming Legislature after winning re-election Tuesday over Democratic challenger Sergio Maldonado.
With ... [more]

Yellowstone bison to be transferred to Fort Peck

Nov 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana wildlife officials say a group of about 140 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park will be relocated to the Fort Peck Indian ... [more]

Digest

Nov 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Parents charged in baby's death
ROCK SPRINGS -- The parents of 4-month-old twin girls and two other children are being held on $1 million bond after ... [more]

Embattled sheriff accused of covering up son's record

Nov 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is directing the Wyoming Attorney General's Office to take legal action to remove Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall from office ... [more]

Today

Nov 6, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WHITE EAGLE

A daughter was born to Lauren Bell of Fort Washakie and Alan White of Fort Washakie at 3:38 p.m. July 10 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

GOP to have 26-4 advantage in state senate

Nov 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The fact that Republicans would maintain an overwhelming advantage in the Wyoming Legislature was never in doubt.
The question entering Tuesday's ... [more]

Teton County error could mean special election on retaining circuit court judge

Nov 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Judge Wesley Roberts's name was supposed to be on three county ballots Tuesday, but it only appeared on two.

A ballot mistake in Teton County is ... [more]

Peck, Douglas, Schoening grab CWC trustee seats

Nov 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Open positions created by the retirement of three experienced Central Wyoming College trustees were filled by Tuesday's general election voting.
In the only ... [more]

Barton leads District 25 vote tally; Chouinard and Tippets also win school board spots

Nov 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Incumbents Mark Stone and Jody Ray lost their seats on the Riverton school board Tuesday after voters elected Sandy Barton, Lorenzo Chouinard and Kevin ... [more]

Voters pick Allen over Clifford in HD 33 contest

Nov 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After 10 years away from the Wyoming Legislature, Republican Jim Allen of Lander has earned election to House District 33.
He was appointed briefly to the HD ... [more]

Price beats Kessler in Commission District 4

Nov 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After answering to it for 36 years, Republican Ray Price has won a seat on the Fremont County Commission.
He beat out independent incumbent Stephanie Kessler ... [more]