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City seeking applicants to fill slots on several boards

Feb 4, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton is looking for community members to fill vacancies on the city's airport board, planning commission, tree board and beautification ... [more]

Science standards getting new look from legislators

Feb 4, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming lawmakers are debating legislation regarding the adoption of new educational science standards for K-12 schools in the state.
House Bill 23 would ... [more]

Man killed in Jan. 3 accident had .144 BAC

Feb 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show the Riverton man who died in a single-vehicle crash in January north of town was driving while intoxicated.
David H. Williams, 24, of ... [more]

Lawmakers to debate cuts to state's huge 'rainy day' accounts

Feb 4, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are proposing to cut the flow of cash into the state's rainy day fund to cover the recent decrease in revenue brought about by ... [more]

Lawmakers express relief that 'Hill bill' chapter appears over

Feb 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County legislators were happy to hear about the failure this week of a proposed amendment to do away with the elected state superintendent of public ... [more]

Digest

Feb 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Snowstorm could leave 2 feet
CHEYENNE -- Snow is making for some difficult travel conditions in parts of Wyoming.
Winter storm warnings and winter ... [more]

Today

Feb 4, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
CLAWSON

Cheri Clawson, 54, of Riverton, died Monday, Feb. 2, at her home. Services are pending.

COX
Charles Douglas Cox, 67, ... [more]

Former Lander resident killed in Sunday car wreck

Feb 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  A former Lander resident who died early Sunday in a one-vehicle traffic accident in Garfield County, Colo., has been identified.
Officials said Devon Cardera, ... [more]

Today

Feb 3, 2015 - Staff:  Births
HEBAH

A daughter was born to Constance Hebah of Lander at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 6 ... [more]

State Capitol site of annual Celebration of Hope

Feb 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  With a focus planned on colorectal cancer survivors, the Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium's 10th Annual Celebration of Hope is Friday at the ... [more]

Bill may help Fremont County recruit mental health care providers

Feb 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shortages of health care providers across Wyoming could see some alleviation due to a bill progressing through the state legislature. The legislation would ... [more]

Digest

Feb 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man arrested for Obama threat
CHEYENNE -- Federal authorities have arrested a Cheyenne man who has a violent criminal history for calling police and ... [more]

Snow conditions OK for rec; ice looking good

Feb 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  On Togwotee Pass above Dubois, there were 55 inches on the ground Tuesday.

Winter recreation enthusiasts have managed to enjoy the outdoors this year ... [more]

Medicaid add-on by Bebout called 'poison pill'

Feb 3, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate on Monday gave initial approval to a bill to expand the federal Medicaid program, but only after amending it to require that new ... [more]

CWC, other colleges don't favor bill on guns in school

Feb 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming community college officials, including Central Wyoming College president Cristobal Valdez, are opposed to a bill that would allow people with concealed ... [more]

Tribal license plate bill passes House

Feb 3, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The first production run will be 500 plates.

CHEYENNE -- A bill that would authorize specialized license plates for the state's two tribes has passed ... [more]

Wind River snowpack at 92 percent

Feb 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Snow-water equivalents have fallen in the Wind River Basin this week, according to the University of Wyoming Water Resources Data System.
The average SWE for ... [more]

Air service task force to go forward

Feb 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With a drastic drop-off in passenger boardings for 2014 confirmed at Riverton Regional Airport, the Riverton City Council plans to proceed with the creation of ... [more]

New school plan approved for 95 percent threshold

Feb 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming School Facilities Department gave Fremont County School District 25 permission to move from the 60 percent to the 95 percent design phase of the ... [more]

The way it was: Freshman legislator -- 1975

Feb 1, 2015 - Staff:  It's hard to imagine a Democrat being the top vote-getter in a Fremont County legislative election, but John Vinich did it more than once.
Here he is at the ... [more]

Library to show 'Treasure Island'

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Lander Library will be the site for the National Theatre's broadcast of "Treasure Island."
Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money and mutiny is ... [more]

In the saddle no matter the season

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  To a motorist driving by sipping coffee in the toasty cab of her vehicle, a person out riding a bike to work in the winter might seem crazy. Cyclists who ... [more]

Police chief recognizes motel owner for helping ill tenant

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead gave a Citizen Appreciation Citation to Arnulfo Zertuche Sr., owner of the Jackpine Motel, during a city council meeting ... [more]

BLM advisory council to meet; public welcome to attend

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming Resource Advisory Council will meet Monday through Wednesday in Laramie.
The meeting is open to the public and will ... [more]

Entrepreneurship program applications due Monday

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Silicon Couloir and Central Wyoming College have partnered to bring the fourth session of the Start Up Institute to Jackson this spring.
The Start Up ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments on the 14th day of the 2015 General Session:
URANIUM: The House for the third time voted to approve a bill that would authorize the ... [more]

Casper man lands state record perch at Boysen

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming has a new state record yellow perch thanks to the efforts of Casper angler Troy Schnepper who reeled in a 2.28-pound fish in January while ... [more]

'Special services' big part of District 25 mission

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Students enrolled in District 25 but not attending traditional area large component of the special services operation.

Special services for Riverton ... [more]

Changes to tribal liaison setup passes second Senate reading

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Changes to the terms outlined in Wyoming Senate file regarding tribal liaisons employed by the State of Wyoming passed on second reading with Senate approval ... [more]

Archaeological society offering scholarships

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Archaeological Society is offering the David Reiss Memorial Community College Scholarship to community college second semester freshmen or ... [more]