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Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  State winter fair begins Friday
The 2014 Wyoming State Winter Fair will begin with a new event Friday in Lander.
Seven teams have signed up for the ... [more]

Man gets year added to prison sentence after escape attempt

Feb 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Northern Arapaho man was sentenced Feb. 5 to 13 more months in federal prison after trying to escape from a halfway house in Gillette.
Garrett Blackburn, ... [more]

Miss Native American USA to exhibit work

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino will display the art of Miss Native American USA Sarah Ortegon throughout the spring.
Ortegon will open her exhibit with a ... [more]

Juvenile justice center woes remain; entities finalize memorandum

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After more than a year of not having a juvenile detention center to work with, the Northern Arapaho Family Services Department finalized a memorandum of ... [more]

Land mine detecting dog to visit Riverton school

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A land mine detecting dog will travel across Wyoming this week, visiting schools as part of the Children Against Mines Program.
The weeklong tour will stop ... [more]

Three spots open on St. Stephen's school board

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The St. Stephen's Indian School Educational Association is having an election for its board of directors March 11. Candidates will be elected to represent ... [more]

'Prince Igor' comes to Carnegie Room

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander MetOpera will present Alexander Borodin's "Prince Igor" in a live HDTV broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday.
The opera is famous for the ... [more]

Optional 1 percent tax now generating about $170,000 per month

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With money rolling in for the City of Riverton from the optional 1 percent sales tax, the city council approved advertising for bid schedules 1 and 2 as part ... [more]

County welcomes new weed and pest chief

Feb 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Aaron Foster has roots in agriculture stretching from his childhood on a small farm and ranch outside Wheatland. Now he is taking over as the supervisor of ... [more]

Police calls to liquor-licensed establishments dip; figures can be misleading

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department reported a slight increase in calls for service for 2013. Last year, the department handled 13,829 calls, while in 2012 it ... [more]

Workers, employers would pay more for retirement under bill

Feb 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill making its way through the Wyoming Legislature would require an increase in retirement contributions for state employees and their employers.
Wyoming ... [more]

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Feb 21, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SMITS

A daughter was born to Abigail Smits, of Papillion, Neb., and Eric Smits, of Ashland, Neb., at 8:20 p.m. Nov. 29, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

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Feb 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen in jail slaying named
GERING, Neb. -- Two teenagers, one from Wyoming, are facing adult felony charges after a 24-year-old guard at a western ... [more]

Bill would streamline effort to expand Cody business

Feb 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Some questioned whether it was special legislation designed to benefit a single entity.

CHEYENNE -- A carefully tailored bill aimed at enticing a ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the ninth day of the 2014 Budget Session:
SPEED LIMIT: The House gave initial approval to a bill ... [more]

Campground rebuild takes shape at Green Mountain; bid for construction awarded

Feb 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Patrick Construction is to rebuild Fremont County's Green Mountain campground. The Lander-based company entered the lowest bid for the project at ... [more]

Police, school leaders see no signs of added racial tension since EPA

Feb 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tribal representatives have been referring to an increase in perceived "anti-Indian sentiment" locally since the Environmental Protection Agency's disputed ... [more]

County's health options include high-deductible

Feb 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The spiraling cost of its health benefit plan has led Fremont County to make big changes to the program, including adding a high-deductible health plan to its ... [more]

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Feb 20, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SCOTT

A son was born to Trisha Childers and Christopher Scott, of Riverton, at 1:41 p.m. Dec. 2, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

Ducks Unlimited banquet set for Saturday

Feb 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton chapter of Ducks Unlimited is having its annual banquet Saturday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
"It's for all wildlife enthusiasts, not just ... [more]

Air Force seeks expansion of site for bomber training runs

Feb 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The U.S. Air Force is moving forward with its 2008 proposal to expand a bomber training site over Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota.
The ... [more]

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Feb 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone bison captures increase
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone National Park has captured roughly 150 migrating bison in recent days as officials ... [more]

Special session legislation moves forward

Feb 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Senate committee has approved a bill to pay for a special legislative session if one is necessary to deal with fallout from the recent ... [more]

Rather than vote, committee might simply do nothing on Medicaid bill

Feb 20, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative committee that heard public testimony Wednesday in favor of a bill that would expand Medicaid in Wyoming didn't vote on the matter and ... [more]

Day at the Wyoming Legislature

Feb 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the eighth day of the 2014 Budget Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the House and the Senate heard dozens of ... [more]

New victim helper likes human payoff

Feb 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Cindy Gustin stepped in as the new victim witness coordinator with the Riverton Police Department at the start of the year and, taking over a position centered ... [more]

Search begins for CWC's next president

Feb 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Outside facilitator to assist

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has chosen 19 people to participate in its presidential search committee. ... [more]

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Feb 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SAMUELSON

A daughter was born to Jolene and Andy Samuelson, of Riverton, at 1:22 p.m. Dec. 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

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Feb 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Document details fatal attack on jailer
GERING, Neb. -- A 15-year-old inmate from Wyoming strangled a jail guard for more than 2 minutes after he ... [more]

Iowa snowmobiler killed in avalanche when snow sweeps sled into a tree

Feb 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A 26-year-old Iowa man died when an avalanche swept his snowmobile into a tree in northwest Wyoming.
Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam said ... [more]