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Feb 13, 2015 - Staff:  Births
PERRY

A daughter was born to Melvena Oldman of Arapahoe and Rusty Perry of Arapahoe at 8:34 a.m. Jan. 17, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Digest

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Search continues for missing girl
GILLETTE -- Searchers have yet to find a missing 4-year-old girl who fell through the ice on the Powder River on ... [more]

Senate passes science ed bill with Bebout amendment

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state Senate has passed a bill that allows the state Board of Education to consider the Next Generation Science Standards.
But the Senate on ... [more]

Bill stripping regulations on food sales gets 3-2 OK

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Senate committee has endorsed a bill to deregulate the individual sale of raw milk, canned goods and other foods that are considered to be ... [more]

'Every avenue we can'

Feb 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Revamped local VFW operation encouraging new veterans to visit

Volunteers from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Riverton are encouraging new veterans ... [more]

Farm Bill provisions complex, producers hear at annual Farm and Ranch Days in Riverton

Feb 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Deadlines to register for crop insurance under the 2014 Farm Bill are fast approaching. About a dozen producers attended a presentation on the subject Thursday ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 23rd day of the 2015 General Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the House and the Senate voted to give ... [more]

State funds in stock market? County's senators favor idea

Feb 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State amendment would be required

Some state legislators want to allow more state funds to be invested in the stock market and generate interest for ... [more]

One injured in 17 Mile Road crash

Feb 13, 2015 - Staff:  At least one person was injured Thursday in a two vehicle crash in the 600 block of 17 Mile Road in Fort Washakie.
According to the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

Teen's death in January wreck ruled a homicide

Feb 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office has determined the death of a 19-year-old Riverton man involved in a one-vehicle rollover in January south of town was a ... [more]

Digest

Feb 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Congress to hear wolf bill
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Members of Congress have proposed legislation that would remove court-imposed legal protections for ... [more]

Proposal would grant tuition cost control for juco students

Feb 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The concept is one of several being looked at to improve student completion rates.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's community colleges are looking at whether ... [more]

Bears waking up already in Yellowstone; visitors warned

Feb 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A relatively mild winter means bears are waking up from hibernation earlier than normal in and around Yellowstone National ... [more]

Woman gets 20-25 years in prison for her role in 2014 killing

Feb 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Standing in Lander District Court in front of a stern-faced Judge Norman E. Young on Thursday, public defender Devon Petersen had a tough job. He was ... [more]

Education standards review bill clears its first reading in Senate

Feb 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would change how often the state Board of Education must review its education standards is moving through the state Senate.
House Bill ... [more]

Boy hospitalized after wreck on Main Street

Feb 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  A 12-year-old boy was taken to SageWest Health Care at Riverton to be treated for face lacerations after being involved in a T-bone wreck at about 7:45 a.m. ... [more]

County's reps back study on state control of fed lands

Feb 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County senators are in favor of a bill commissioning a study on the transfer of public lands to state control.
They do not approve of legislation ... [more]

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Feb 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Births
PAGE

A son was born to Jacqui Stratton of Riverton and James Page of Scottesville, Va., at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 7, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Today

Feb 11, 2015 - Staff:  Births
MONROE

A son was born to Claudia M. Jenkins of Riverton and Steven M. Monroe of Riverton at 8:20 a.m. Dec. 16, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Caramel stars as a Valentine's Day treat

Feb 11, 2015 - By Judy Hevrdejs, Tribune News Service:  Chocolate may be the go-to sweet for Valentine's Day, but it's time to show caramel a little love.
It's been relegated to a supporting role in beribboned ... [more]

Digest

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Open meetings case to high court
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday over whether the school district in ... [more]

Troops head for Afghanistan

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Army National Guard artillery unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in August.
The Guard says members of A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th ... [more]

Alternative fuel tax bill forwarded

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Senate committee has advanced a bill that would add a new state tax on electric and other vehicles that use nontraditional fuels.
The Senate ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 21st day of the 2015 General Session:
PIPELINES: The Senate for the second time voted for a bill to ... [more]

Discrimination bill moves on, but county's senators vote against measure

Feb 11, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would extend anti-discrimination protections to cover sexual orientation and gender identity at the workplace cleared the Wyoming Senate ... [more]

Investigation of big Dubois fire proceeds at methodical pace

Feb 11, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The investigation into the cause of the late December fire in downtown Dubois is moving slowly -- as was expected.
Dubois fire chief Mike Franchini said ... [more]

Jobless rate inches higher in December

Feb 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Unemployment in Fremont County changed slightly for the worse in as the year ended, but the jobless rate remained lower than at the same point a year ... [more]

Faubion to be council president

Feb 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Under Mayor Lars Baker's new administration, Teresa McKee will remain municipal judge, and Rick Sollars returns as city attorney.

Riverton City ... [more]

Digest

Feb 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Girl fell through ice; still missing
BUFFALO -- A search continued Monday for a 4-year-old girl who fell through the ice on the Powder River at an ... [more]

Firing squad permission advances in House; lethal drugs said to be scarce

Feb 10, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill to allow the use of firing squads to execute condemned inmates advanced in the Wyoming Legislature on Monday, when the House Judiciary ... [more]