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Mar 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Dead airman identified
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE -- The man found dead at F.E. Warren Air Force Base has been identified as 21-year-old Airman 1st ... [more]

Session adjourns with $3.3 billion budget in place

Mar 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Senior Republican lawmakers and Gov. Matt Mead said the legislative session that wrapped up Thursday leaves Wyoming well-positioned both to meet the ... [more]

Hill will try to return to WDE Monday

Mar 7, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead said it would create "unneccesary chaos."

CHEYENNE -- Saying she has waited long enough, state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill vowed ... [more]

Legislators split on how to proceed on Hill matter

Mar 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, believes Senate File 106 would have passed the Wyoming House of Representatives if it had been introduced by the deadline ... [more]

Verosky to be principal at planned K-3 Riverton school

Mar 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Aspen Park Elementary School Andrea Verosky has been named the new principal for the new K-3 school expected to be built at 1200 W. Monroe Ave. in Riverton in ... [more]

Bruce sentenced to 4-10 years for Laster's death

Mar 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Weighing a defendant's intentions against the outcome of his actions led a judge to sentence Shey Elan Bruce on Thursday to four to 10 years in prison for ... [more]

Four-year-old, grandmother dead in wreck; SUV had 10 people inside

Mar 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Idaho 4-year-old and her grandmother died Thursday afternoon in a collision involving two vehicles and 12 people near Togwotee Pass.
The incident took ... [more]

Goggles says he won't run again

Mar 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Following the adjournment of this year's Wyoming Legislature on Thursday, Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete announced Friday his decision not to run for ... [more]

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Mar 6, 2014 - Staff:  Births
C'HAIR

A son was born to Anastasia Yellowfox and Norman C'Hair, of Riverton, at 12:25 a.m. Feb. 11 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

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Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Airman found dead at base
CHEYENNE -- Authorities are investigating the death of an airman at F.E. Warren Air Force Base.
Base officials said the ... [more]

Education panel to pick up Hill probe

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee is being tasked with trying to come up with solutions to a recent state Supreme Court ruling involving the powers of ... [more]

Game and Fish budget bill signed

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill to allow the state game and fish department to shift some of its costs away from sportsmen.
The measure Mead ... [more]

Four couples file suit in state seeking permission for same-sex marriage

Mar 6, 2014 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Four gay couples and a gay rights advocacy group sued Gov. Matt Mead and other officials Wednesday in an attempt to get Wyoming to recognize gay ... [more]

Governor signs budget bill; Friday adjournment set

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed the $3.3-billion budget bill that will cover state funding for the coming two years.
Mead made only minor line-item ... [more]

Appointed clerk of court to run as GOP

Mar 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Kristi H. Green is hopes voters will pick her to stay Fremont County's Clerk of District Court, the office she was appointed to in May. Green announced her ... [more]

College staff embraced volunteer day, ready to make it annual occasion

Mar 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees at Central Wyoming College are excited about a potential new tradition for staff development day.
The idea was initiated last month, when employees ... [more]

Group homes seeking director

Mar 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Facilities in the group home program are operated in both Riverton and Lander.

The Fremont County Group Homes hopes to hire its new executive ... [more]

County will join state petition to overturn EPA boundary ruling

Mar 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County plans to intervene in support of the State of Wyoming in the Environmental Protection Agency's recent action redefining the boundaries of the ... [more]

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Mar 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BRANHAM

A daughter was born to Katy and Paul Branham, of Riverton, at 7:54 a.m. Jan. 29 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ... [more]

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Mar 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW wins ranchland lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a Denver woman who sued to block foundations at the University ... [more]

Simpson among GOP expressing their support for same-sex marriage

Mar 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- A group of Republicans has come out in support of legalizing gay marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, arguing that allowing same-sex unions is ... [more]

Coroner waiting to confirm ID of found body

Mar 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County coroner is waiting to confirm the identity of a man who was found dead Feb. 26 in a residence north of Lander.
"He had been there for quite ... [more]

Commissioners move to end health benefit plan for county retirees

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners voted Feb. 4 to stop offering the health benefit plan to retirees at the end of the calendar year.
The decision ran against a ... [more]

Fight between roommates ends in arrest

Mar 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A struggle between two Riverton roommates resulted in an arrest and a citation last week.
Officials said the incident began at about 6:10 a.m. Feb. 25 when ... [more]

Lander chamber director named first county museums chief

Mar 5, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  For the first time, Fremont County has a central director of museum operations.
The Fremont County Museums board of trustees has named Scott Goetz to the new ... [more]

County valuation climbing toward $1 billion again; increase predicted

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials expect Fremont County's assessed value to rise by $24 million, or 2.6 percent, for fiscal year 2015 to $930 million.
The increase should spell a ... [more]

CWC adding golf, cross country to sports lineup

Mar 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Soccer teams could be created within two years, college leaders say.

Central Wyoming College administrative officials have preliminarily endorsed the ... [more]

Justice center money included in budget passed by Legislature

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One bill allocating state money for courthouse security died in the state House of Representatives on Monday, but the Legislature's approved budget set aside ... [more]

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Mar 4, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CARDINE

John Joseph Cardine Sr., 62, of Lander, died Friday, Feb. 28. A memorial service will be scheduled in the ... [more]

New grant for heart health to grow tribe's wellness initiative

Mar 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe will amp up its cardiovascular education initiatives for tribal members with a grant from the Astrazeneca Healthcare ... [more]