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Bank robbery a dud because door was locked

Feb 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sheriff's officials say employees of a bank in a small town in southeast Wyoming unwittingly thwarted a holdup by locking the front door. Sheriff's ... [more]

Same-sex marriage bills nixed in House

Feb 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House on Thursday defeated bills on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue.
The House first defeated a bill that would have changed ... [more]

Baxter Black show begins 4-H centennial activities

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Other anniversary events are planned through the summer.

A Valentine's Day dinner and show kick off the 100th anniversary of Fremont County 4-H this ... [more]

Case thinks state will prevail in EPA decision

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, doesn't think the Wyoming Legislature can do much in response to a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency ... [more]

Deal postponed in store mugging

Feb 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concerns about her public defender led a woman charged in connection with a November mugging at Walmart to postpone finalizing a plea agreement.
District ... [more]

CWC leaders in Washington for summit with lawmakers

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees are in Washington, D.C., this week for the 2014 National Legislative Summit.
The annual meeting ... [more]

State files petition on EPA action in fed appeals court

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state of Wyoming filed a petition Friday morning in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals requesting a review of the Environmental Protection Agency's recent ... [more]

EPA backs off border ruling for time being, acknowledges likely 'court proceedings'

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to stay part of a recent ruling granting treatment as a state (TAS) to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern ... [more]

Today

Feb 13, 2014 - Staff:  Births
PORTER

A daughter was born to Kiri and Drew Porter, of Riverton, at 12:03 a.m. Nov. 28, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Feb 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State files Hill rehearing request
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court should reconsider and reverse -- or at least clarify -- its decision in the state ... [more]

Stuck snowmobilers found safe near Togwotee

Feb 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Six snowmobilers from Minnesota are unharmed after spending a night stuck in the Wyoming back country near Togwotee Pass in the Bridger-Teton ... [more]

Senate defeats Medicaid expansion bill

Feb 13, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  But the issue might be reconsidered in a different form later.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate on Wednesday voted down a bill endorsed by an interim ... [more]

Full water service expected by Friday in Shoshoni; school remains closed

Feb 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Officials in Shoshoni say full water service should be restored to the town by Friday.
A leak on Tuesday affected pressure in the local line, but Mayor Scott ... [more]

Family conflict in ag operations a challenge, says speaker at Farm and Ranch Days

Feb 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Among 21 other classes Wednesday at Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days covering aspects of agriculture such as pesticides, livestock nutrition and weather ... [more]

McAuslan to retire as county coroner; deputy will run for post

Feb 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Chief deputy coroner Mark Stratmoen is running Fremont County Coroner this year as a Republican.
Stratmoen announced his plans Wednesday, the same day ... [more]

District 25 picks model for new K-3 school in city

Feb 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sandstrom Architecture is the firm chosen to help design the new K-3 elementary school in Riverton.
The Fremont County School District 25 board of trustees ... [more]

Today

Feb 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births
PERRY

A son was born to Keiyonna Sankey and Myron Perry, of Riverton, on Dec. 23, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ... [more]

Digest

Feb 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More doing well on advanced exams
CHEYENNE -- The entity which tracks student performance says more Wyoming public school students are succeeding on ... [more]

Cheney money trailed Enzi's when she quit

Feb 12, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Liz Cheney fell behind U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi in fundraising and spent more money than she raised over the last three months of her campaign as her bid to unseat ... [more]

University of Wyoming awards top scholarship to 104 students

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming has presented its top academic scholarship, the Trustees' Scholars Award, to 104 outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming ... [more]

County UW students graduate

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2013 fall semester.
The following degrees ... [more]

Area riders earn national Pony Club certification

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Joan Hough, of Riverton, and Larissa Webb, of Pavillion, have completed their "D1 level" testing with the Wind River Pony Club in Riverton.
Joan Hough, 11, is ... [more]

Tribe's stay request a reversal of earlier opinion

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Last week, the Northern Arapaho Tribe requested a stay of a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision affecting the boundaries of the Wind River Indian ... [more]

No land stolen in EPA ruling, tribe says

Feb 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  According to Northern Arapaho lawyers, Indian Country includes all lands within a reservation boundary, regardless of who owns specific ... [more]

Legislators propose to amend state constitution to do away with state superintendent post

Feb 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the state superintendent of public instruction.
The proposal ... [more]

Larsen says WLRC a key issue locally, hopeful about Riverton justice center cash

Feb 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  With the 2014 legislative session under way in Cheyenne, State Rep. Lloyd Larsen, R-Lander, expects to be involved in issues surrounding the future of the ... [more]

Petitions on EPA action still accepted; past mayor's letter

Feb 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency will accept petitions through Tuesday, Feb. 18, for judicial review of its recent ruling redefining the boundaries of the ... [more]

Today

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MENDOZA

A daughter was born to Leighanna Oldman, of Salt Lake City, and Santana Mendoza, of Riverton, at 6:55 p.m. Dec. 31, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

Shoshoni school canceled after water break

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  A water line break Tuesday closed Fremont County School District 24 in Shoshoni.
School was canceled for the day.
Superintendent Tammy Cox said students ... [more]

WAVE urges health pros in state to volunteer in emergencies

Feb 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and other healthcare providers are encouraged by the Wyoming Department of Health to register with the recently ... [more]