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Oct 23, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
OCT. 25
Wyoming Stories Recordings
is at the Intertribal Education and Community Center at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave., ... [more]

Digest

Oct 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fall moisture eases drought statewide
CHEYENNE -- Ample precipitation has pulled most of Wyoming out of a drought.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's ... [more]

Park stresses flexibility in new winter plan

Oct 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Starting in 2015, snowmobiles must have the best available pollution-control equipment to be allowed inside Yellowstone.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- ... [more]

Stung by budget cuts, Game and Fish welcomes plan to increase license fees

Oct 23, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  A proposal to hike Wyoming's hunting and fishing fees has cleared its first hurdle.
Lawmakers voted Tuesday to support legislation that would raise nearly all ... [more]

Community celebrates completion of 17 Mile Road reconstruction

Oct 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Community members celebrated a completed safer highway Tuesday with the ribbon-cutting ceremony on 17 Mile Road. The completion of the project also celebrated ... [more]

College drew 181,000 for more than 4,400 events in fiscal year

Oct 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College hosted more than 4,450 events during this fiscal year, drawing more than 181,000 people to its campuses throughout the state.
The ... [more]

State OKs money to buy land for elementary school

Oct 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has received much-wanted news from the Wyoming Schools Facilities Commission. The state agency has approved $408,200 for the ... [more]

State OKs funding for new elementary school property

Oct 22, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County School District 25 administrators have announced that the district will receive roughly $408,000 to purchase property for a new elementary ... [more]

Today

Oct 22, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CARLSON

Francis "Bill" Carlson, 79, died Monday, Oct. 21, at his son's home near Riverton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, ... [more]

Park winter plan takes a new approach

Oct 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The National Park Service has released a new policy that will regulate winter access to Yellowstone National Park by people riding ... [more]

Digest

Oct 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bills would up G&F funds
A legislative committee is considering bills to provide additional revenue sources for the Wyoming Game and Fish ... [more]

Deaths of five wolves worry monitors

Oct 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wolf-watchers say they're concerned that hunters participating in Wyoming's second annual wolf hunt may have killed five members of the Lamar Canyon ... [more]

'Obamacare' website problems evident in state

Oct 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming is among 36 states that opted to have the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services run its exchange.

Only a handful of Wyoming residents ... [more]

Teen injured in ATV crash

Oct 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said the boy was riding on the front rack when the vehicle crashed into a trailer.

A 14-year-old boy was sitting on the front rack of an ... [more]

College health insurance rate to increase 5 percent

Oct 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employee health insurance rates at Central Wyoming College will go up almost 5 percent in January, school administrators said.
Premiums for 2014 will be ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Small quakes rattle states
POCATELLO, Idaho -- Police agencies in western Wyoming and eastern Idaho say two small earthquakes occurring near each other ... [more]

LVHS campus to be closed for drill Wednesday

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Lander Police Department in conjunction with Lander Valley High School will be conducting a school emergency response drill from 2:35 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ... [more]

The last picture show

Oct 19, 2013 - By John M. Glionna, McClatchy Newspapers:  POWELL -- The autumn moon has taken its seat low in the evening sky as the cars arrive at Wyoming's last drive-in theater. Pokey Heny stands ready to indulge in ... [more]

The way it was: River crossing -- 1927

Oct 19, 2013 - Staff:  Sometimes technology develops faster than infrastructure, which was the case with automobile traffic in Fremont County.
Cars became available before good ... [more]

Officials find 'felony amount' of marijuana in misplaced bag

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Barbara Chamberlain, 54, of Kinnear, was arrested Oct. 4 on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
According to law enforcement reports, ... [more]

No 'serious injury' in accident on 8 Mile Road

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said a Riverton woman "escaped serious injury" Oct. 11 during a one-vehicle traffic accident on 8 Mile Road west of town.
Mary Lewis, 49, of ... [more]

Public invited to road ribbon-cutting

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Before being rebuilt, 17 Mile Road was called one of the most dangerous roadways in Wyoming.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion ... [more]

Registration under way for Young Women's Career Day

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Registration continues for the "Find Your ID" Young Women's Career Day on Oct. 29 at Western Wyoming Community College.
The event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Stories to visit CWC
Wyoming Public Media will record Riverton's Wyoming Stories on Thursday and Friday at the Intertribal Education and ... [more]

Opera to appear in Lander

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  A rather unique opera will be presented Saturday at the Lander Library: Dmitri Shostakovich's "The Nose."
The opera is based on a satirical tale by Nikolai ... [more]

Immigration focus of next CWC talk

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Immigration is the subject of the second in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions. The talk will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Robert A. ... [more]

Riverton airport unveils taxiway upgrade

Oct 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The modifications should make it easier for pilots to navigate the facility.

Riverton Regional Airport manager Paul Griffin gave a tour of the ... [more]

Road project near Gas Hills gets $1.5M grant

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several mining companies are receiving help through a state grant to rebuild a road accessing the Gas Hills area.
On Oct. 3, the Wyoming State Loans and ... [more]

Federal regulations place guidelines on health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal regulations have established guidelines for the health insurance exchanges, and consumers can apply and purchase health insurance through them ... [more]

Counselors begin helping residents enroll in health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Trained counselors are ready to help Fremont County residents make sense of Wyoming's health insurance exchange that opened Oct. 1.
"This is a place to ... [more]