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PAWS test shows drop in reading, math scores

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming students scored lower on statewide assessments this year.
The state Education Department report that the 2013 PAWS proficiency rates declined across ... [more]

Today

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BEEBE

A son was born to Brooke Beebe, of Riverton, at 7:15 p.m. July 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Sweetwater passes wind farm regs
GREEN RIVER -- The Sweetwater County Commission has approved stronger regulations for wind farm development in the ... [more]

Hill challenges probe fairness

Aug 8, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A special House committee is seeking $110,000 to conduct its investigation into state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the ... [more]

Biggest fire expands; three smaller blazes monitored across the state

Aug 8, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  Wyoming's largest wildfire has grown to more than 24 square miles.
The Hardluck Fire has been burning in the Shoshone National Forest since July 17 when it ... [more]

G&F officials say dogs likely responsible for attack on livestock

Aug 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish officials say domestic dogs likely were responsible for a weekend attack on horses and sheep along Paradise Valley Road west of ... [more]

New RHS principal making better grad rate a top priority

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  For the 2010-11 school year, the RHS graduation rate was 84 percent, but it dropped to 73 percent in 2011-12.

New Riverton High School principal John ... [more]

Eaton probably bipolar, expert says in court

Aug 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's sole death-row prisoner.

A psychiatrist who evaluated the former Riverton resident who is Wyoming's lone ... [more]

City to tap reserves to finish work on Riverwalk project

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Riverwalk project has inched forward after the Riverton City Council approved dipping into the city's general fund reserves to pay for the ... [more]

Today

Aug 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
STOVER

A son was born to Shadow Stover and Kevan Handley, of Riverton, at 9:58 a.m. June 27, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Academy welcomes new cadets

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming National Guard's Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy congratulated 452 members of Class 18 for completing the two-week Acclimation Period of their training on ... [more]

Riverton revises fence height ordinances for homeowners

Aug 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has updated the city's ordinances regarding fence height on private property.
During their regular meeting July 16, city council ... [more]

Arsonist faces two to five years in prison

Aug 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Lander man who burned a vacant house on Goodrich Drive in December faces two to five years in prison and seven years of supervised probation after ... [more]

Digest

Aug 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Education chief now on the job
CHEYENNE -- Richard Crandall has started work as the Wyoming Department of Education's director.
Crandall took over from ... [more]

Murder spree figure hurt in car wreck

Aug 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  TEKONSHA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A woman who was one of two teenage participants in a killing spree that left 11 people dead 55 years ago and became the basis of the ... [more]

College commission ranks top buildings on 'to-do' list

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Northwest College in Powell is the only college without a project seeking state funding.

CHEYENNE -- Two building proposals at Laramie County ... [more]

Central Wyoming College senate academic requirements strengthened

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Previously, a student had to maintain a grade point average of 2.0 to become a senator, but now each representative needs a GPA of 3.0 or ... [more]

West Nile virus case confirmed in Fremont Co.

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A woman in Fremont County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
She represents the second case of West Nile ... [more]

Grizzly sighted near Lander again; large numbers still unlikely in southern Winds

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year marks the third consecutive summer that a grizzly bear has been sighted in the mountains outside of Lander, but officials said the news shouldn't ... [more]

Riverton justice center plan rises again

Aug 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The possibility of funding from the Wyoming Legislature has spurred the Fremont County Commission to begin the process of designing a new Riverton justice ... [more]

Rotarians host duck race fundraiser

Aug 6, 2013 - Staff:  Plastic ducks floated down a portion of the Wind River during the Riverton Rotary Club's fundraiser Saturday. Vicki Williams had the winning duck, good for a ... [more]

Today

Aug 6, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FULLER

Genevieve L. (Trent) Fuller, 100, died in Phoenix where she was living with her son and daughter-in-law. A visitation will be 4 p.m. to ... [more]

Wyoming Medicaid looking at long-term care for older adults

Aug 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is inviting public participation in a project focused on long term care services supported by Wyoming Medicaid. The project ... [more]

Digest

Aug 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Towns suggested for recognition
Six Wyoming communities are in the running in Rand McNally's 2013 Best of the Road contest.
Centennial, Cody, Jackson, ... [more]

Liz Cheney denied fishing license; application listed 10 years as state resident

Aug 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney bought a state resident fishing license last summer just months after moving to Wyoming and said she was unaware of ... [more]

Hardluck Fire tops 10,000 acres

Aug 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Smoke will likely be visible in Cody, Meeteetse and Dubois.

A Washakie Wilderness wildfire has grown to more than 10,000 acres following shifting ... [more]

New uranium mine opens in Wyoming

Aug 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Uranium is being mined at a new facility in southwestern Wyoming.
Littleton, Colo.-based Ur-Energy Inc. announced Tuesday that production at the Lost Creek ... [more]

'Freak event' sends huge surge of water through campsite

Aug 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Forest Service is investigating an unusual water event that left an outfitter's campsite flooded Friday in the Wind River Mountains.
No one was ... [more]

More progress in meth case; nine suspects now charged

Aug 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An extensive countywide drug investigation involving wiretapping, surveillance and the use of confidential informants led to the arrests.

An eighth ... [more]

County sets tax levies; Riverton's up slightly

Aug 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Most Fremont County property owners likely will see a small rise in their tax rates this year after commissioners approved a package of mill levies Monday. A ... [more]