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Tribal license plate survives committee; floor debate next

Twelve days after the legislation was introduced, a bill to create special license plates for enrolled tribal members has made it out of committee in the ...

CWC enrollment lags early in spring semester

Spring semester enrollment totals at Central Wyoming College continue to fall short of expectations.
On Jan. 6, about 1,270 students had enrolled for the ...

Solar eclipse bill amended and endorsed by panel

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A state House committee has endorsed a bill to help deal with the expected onslaught of visitors coming to Wyoming to view the total solar ...

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Births

RIDGE BEAR
A daughter was born to Rebecca Ridge Bear of Ethete and Michael Eugene of Ethete at 5:44 p.m. ...

Hard western winter tough on wildlife

Antelope injured while falling on ice. Horses stranded in snowy mountains. Cougars descending from their wilderness lairs to forage in a town.
It's been a ...

Wyoming digest

Bill blasted by civil rights advocates withdrawn
CHEYENNE (TNS) -- The sponsors of a controversial bill titled the "Government Nondiscrimination Act" ...

Frontier principal to retire

Frontier Academy Principal Tammy Cox will retire this spring after two years of helming the new alternative school, which takes a more flexible and customized ...

Photo ID called for in voter bill

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming voters would need to show photo identification at the polls under a proposed measure introduced in the state House.
Currently, ...

Riverton band enters NPR contest

If you are a regular listener to NPR, chances are that you've heard advertisements for the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest. The winner of the contest will be asked to ...

Case: Diversification easier said than done

Economic diversification is a common topic of discussion in Wyoming, a state that is heavily reliant on mineral severance taxes for revenue, but state Sen. ...

Council member recovering after brain tumor removed

Councilman Lee Martinez still has a mass in his kidney.

Riverton City Council member Lee Martinez is back home recovering after undergoing surgery in ...

Quilt Fest among weekend highlights as Winter Carnival kicks into high gear

The Wyoming Star Quilter's Quilt Fest gets the 31st Wild West Winter Carnival started this weekend.
This year's carnival, themed "Snowclipse: 2017" features ...

Teton tax could pay for Jackson outreach center

Administrators at Central Wyoming College are trying to get Teton County to provide financial support for a new facility in Jackson.
CWC offers culinary arts ...

Local reps defeat proposed amendments


The bill to incorporate American Indian education into public school standards in the state passed through ...

Fire district honors its own

Paul Downey from the Missouri Valley battalion has been named as Fremont County's Firefighter of the Year.
Rocky McWilliams, chief of the Midvale battalion, ...

Riverton expands parenting programs with Lunch and Learn

Riverton schools are expanding their parental assistance programs with "Lunch and Learn," which invites parents of struggling students to once-a-month sessions ...

Riverton Regional Airport is set to receive much-needed upgrades while potentially paying only about $50,000 for nearly a half-million dollars in work.
The ...

Deep snow could have made 2017 the first year in history that the Wild West Winter Carnival medallion was not found, if not for the dedication and fortitude of ...

Miller co-sponsors bill to fine utilities using renewable energy for power

A group of Wyoming lawmakers is bucking the U.S. trend of supporting renewable energy with a plan to do the opposite: Fine utilities if they provide energy ...

District 25 sees ed bill, starts prepping for cuts

Plan likely won't allow much time



The same day the Wyoming Legislature released a comprehensive proposal on K-12 school funding, the Riverton school ...

 
 

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