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Pipeline won't be built along eastern Wyo. border after all

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  TULSA, Okla. � A proposed $1.8 billion oil pipeline running through Wyoming from North Dakota to Oklahoma has been called off because the company behind the ... [more]

Lottery bill being prepared

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Some Wyoming legislators are suggesting bringing Powerball to the state.
A group of lawmakers plans to draft a lottery bill that would bring multi-state games ... [more]

Victim and driver named in hit-and-run car fatality

Dec 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials have released the names of the suspect and deceased victim involved in a hit-and-run accident early Monday at the Rezeride Roadhouse Saloon west of ... [more]

No big objections raised at hearing on new uranium mine

Dec 5, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Comments generally were supportive at a public meeting discussing Cameco's proposed uranium mine in the Gas Hills east of Riverton.
The Bureau of Land ... [more]

Six Visions exhibit shows art variety at CWC gallery

Dec 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Six Fremont County artists with distinctly different styles teamed up this year to showcase their work at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at Central ... [more]

Kessler was top county spender in beating Hickerson

Dec 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The independent candidate who defeated incumbent Fremont County Commissioner Pat Hickerson in the Nov. 6 election was the top spender in the field.
Stephanie ... [more]

Man arrested in arson case after stakeout

Dec 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A man was apprehended after a lengthy stakeout Tuesday evening at a Lander residence. Police said they think the man is connected to an arson that occurred ... [more]

Children find bargains at the church bazaar

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff:  Three-year-old Isaiah Mascarenaz and his 6-year-old sister, Isabella, checked out the crafts for sale after their trip to the candy kitchen at Saturday�s ... [more]

Today

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BRADFORD

William A. "Billy" Bradford, 70, of Riverton died Friday, Nov. 30, at his rural Riverton home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Surveyed patients: IHS is improving

Dec 4, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Indian Reservation�s Indian Health Service has been given high ratings from patients who use the program.
IHS is an agency within the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead would cut $11.4M from UW
LARAMIE � The University of Wyoming would see its state funding cut by about $11.4 million under Gov. Matt Mead�s ... [more]

Poll: Residents favor higher tax for the rich

Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE � A University of Wyoming poll shows that residents of the state support raising tax rates on people who earn more than $250,000.
Of 668 Wyoming ... [more]

Memorial on campus for victims in Nov. 30 Casper College killings

Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER � A memorial service at Casper College will honor the victims of a grisly murder-suicide that happened on campus last week.
The memorial is scheduled ... [more]

Campus killer blamed dad for Asperger's

Dec 4, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Christopher Krumm killed his father, a former Lander resident, and a Casper woman before committing suicide Friday.

A man who killed his father, a ... [more]

College VPs hear student views on arts, housing, coursework

Dec 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College students had the chance to express their opinions about the school during the first-ever "Let Your Voice Be Heard" event on the ... [more]

City approves Gardens North assessment, eyes modular school building

Dec 4, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council adopted Resolution No. 1262 on Tuesday, which would help ensure property owners pay assessment costs for the Gardens North Special ... [more]

Arrest expected soon in fatal hit-and-run

Dec 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say they are waiting for autopsy results before they name the woman who died early Monday after an apparent hit-and-run accident in the parking lot ... [more]

Veterans receive Quilts of Valor

Dec 2, 2012 - Staff:  Chestine Brohm gave Paul Christensen a donated quilt during the annual Quilts of Valor event Nov. 13 at the VFW in Riverton. Christensen, a World War ... [more]

Santa visits CWC wagon rides

Dec 2, 2012 - Staff:  Two-year-old Sterling Baker of Lander gave Santa (Frank Enos) a look of uncertainty as he took a wagon ride with friend Anyssa Perez during the Central Wyoming ... [more]

County hears plan to improve Green Mountain rec facilities

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Recreation Board has a tentative renovation plan in place for the Green Mountain picnic area. The upgrade could be complete by next fall, ... [more]

Big cold snap could drive ducks, geese toward county hunters

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Duck and geese hunters in Fremont County can expect a large migration of birds this season. Wyoming Game and Fish announced Nov. 27 that many birds have not ... [more]

Empty modular could be new home for day reporting center

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County may have found a building for its Juvenile Detention Alternatives and Report Center. Commissioners voted at their Nov. 20 meeting to express ... [more]

Seat opens on Shoshoni school board

Dec 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigation shows trustee had been absent from nearly every meeting in the last calendar year.

A seat on the Fremont County School District 24 ... [more]

Police confirm identities of Casper victims

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Friday morning murder-suicide left three dead, including former Lander resident James Krumm.

Officials on Saturday confirmed Friday's article in ... [more]

CWC officials worry how potential cuts in benefits will affect recruitment

Dec 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Discussions at the state level about potential cuts to employee benefits have staff at Central Wyoming College worried about recruitment.
CWC's director of ... [more]

Supreme Court to rule on logging roads regulations

Dec 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to switch gears on more than 30 years of regulating the muddy water running off logging roads ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State liquor warehouse well-used
CHEYENNE -- Almost every bottle of wine, whiskey, vodka or other form of liquor sold in Wyoming comes through one ... [more]

Mead: Not enough info for Medicaid expansion

Dec 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is recommending that Wyoming not accept federal money for an expansion of the Medicaid program, a key component of the Affordable ... [more]

Son smuggled bow on campus to kill father

Dec 2, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Police released more details Saturday of a grisly murder-suicide at a Wyoming community college, saying a man shot his father in the head with a bow ... [more]

The way it was: Miners and veterans -- 1973

Dec 2, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County resident had their eyes to the skies in the holiday season of 1973, watching for the promised appearance of Comet Khohoutek overhead. The ... [more]

Victorian Christmas the theme of first Taste of Dubois event

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  Nostalgia Bistro chef kicks off the dining series with a festive mutli-course menu.

The first Dubois Main Street-sponsored Taste of Dubois, ... [more]

RMS teen plays central character in mature CWC play

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  A 13-year-old Riverton Middle School student who has been acting professionally since she was 7 is a central character in Central Wyoming College's upcoming ... [more]

Digest

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  Part of Loop Road closed for season
Parts of the Loop Road on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest have been closed for the ... [more]

CWC radio students test broadcasting skills with high school football games

Dec 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's rural high school football teams got more radio coverage this year with help from students in John Gabrielsen's sports survey class at Central ... [more]

Anglers can reap rewards from tagged burbot

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  LANDER -- Blaze orange tags placed on burbot in the upper Wind River drainage can be redeemed for a $10 reward.
Researchers with Montana State University, in ... [more]

Middle school student in CWC play

Nov 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School student Kirstin Dorn, far right, in the role of young Mary, agonizes over why she has ended up in an Irish asylum while actors Kim ... [more]

Digest

Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowstorm heading in
JACKSON -- Bad news for travelers but good news for skiers: A significant winter storm is headed into Wyoming this weekend.
The National ... [more]

Enzi says he won't necessarily adhere to Norquist tax pledge

Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sen. Mike Enzi is among the vast majority of House and Senate Republicans who have signed a pledge not to vote for any tax increases, but said it's ... [more]

Three dead in Casper College attack

Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An attack at a community college in central Wyoming and another location nearby killed three people early Friday, including the attacker, police ... [more]

Students brush up on Constitution for state competition

Nov 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students enrolled in Riverton High School's senior college government course will travel to Casper on Monday to compete in this year's district-level We The ... [more]