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Extension options explored with county; nutrition focus is priority

Jan 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners are considering what direction they want the local University of Wyoming Extension Office to take.
Extension officials brought ... [more]

CWC chief contemplates zero-cost college idea

Jan 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In his State of the Union address Jan. 20, President Barack Obama repeated his desire to lower the cost of community college to $0 for students.
"Free ... [more]

Medicaid expansion bill amended, then advanced by panel

Jan 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A legislative committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill calling for Wyoming to accept federal funds to expand the Medicaid program to offer insurance ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 11th day of the 2015 General Session:
FOOD FREEDOM: The House for the third time passed a bill that would ... [more]

Grizzly conflicts up in 2014; most involved livestock

Jan 28, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department documented more problems with grizzly bears last year compared to the year before, with most conflicts in 2014 occurring ... [more]

Committee to hears pros, cons of permitting firearms in schools

Jan 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents with a concealed carry permit would be allowed to bring their guns onto school grounds and into most public meetings under a bill ... [more]

Digest

Jan 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Airport may lose $1M in funding
CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne Regional Airport could lose $850,000 to $1 million in federal funding after it failed to meet ... [more]

CWC students experiencing high enrollee success

Jan 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College may not enroll as many people as other educational institutions in the state, but administrators say CWC students are likely to ... [more]

Riverton High School hosting youth car show Thursday

Jan 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students will show off their rides at the fourth annual SkillsUSA car show Thursday. The event is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the RHS ... [more]

From cop to coroner: McAuslan grateful for chance

Jan 27, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Ed McAuslan never planned on becoming a coroner, but after 15 years on the job he says he is grateful to have had the opportunity to serve.
"I'd just like to ... [more]

Medicaid expansion bill introduced

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A newly introduced bill would expand the federal Medicaid program in Wyoming following a plan endorsed by Gov. Matt Mead's administration.
The bill ... [more]

Under settled deal, frackers must justify secrecy claims

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they claim the ingredients in the chemical products they pump ... [more]

Eaton can't get fair shake in state, his attorneys say

Jan 27, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Lawyers for convicted murderer Dale Wayne Eaton say years of negative publicity prompted by improper statements from prosecutors to the media would make it ... [more]

With full funding in place, design work on library roof gets started

Jan 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The design is intended to put an end to leaks that have plagued the Riverton facility for many years.

Architects have the green light to start ... [more]

Wyoming man killed in plunge through lake ice

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LEMMON, S.D. -- Crews have recovered the body of a Wyoming man after an all-terrain vehicle broke through the ice of a lake in northwestern South ... [more]

Intox arrests dip, as does use of force by officers

Jan 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The number of public intoxication arrests recorded by the Riverton Police Department in 2014 was down compared to previous years.
RPD chief Mike Broadhead ... [more]

Digest

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man dies near snowmobile trail
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. -- The body of a Montana man was found along a groomed ski trail in Yellowstone National ... [more]

Region seeing steady rise in flu cases

Jan 27, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Officials say influenza has not hit Fremont County as hard as it as has affected the rest of the country.
"Nationally, I have heard it is an epidemic," said ... [more]

State preps for annual homeless count

Jan 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Communities across the state are preparing for Wednesday's annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families.
The event is an unduplicated ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Prosser second in Chadron at 182 pounds

Jan 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  He lost in the championship to the nephew of a familiar Riverton High School coach.

Reece Prosser registered three victories on his way to a solid ... [more]

Wranglers down Riverside as 2-A Northwest play starts

Jan 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of convincing victories started the Class 2-A Northwest conference season for the Shoshoni High School Wranglers basketball teams Saturday at ... [more]

UW can't solve zone defense from Utah State

Jan 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming next plays Nevada at 4 p.m. Saturday in Laramie to continue Mountain West Conference play.

LOGAN, Utah -- There were no late-game heroics ... [more]

CWC women get league win on road vs. Western

Jan 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The CWC men lost to Western 75-65.

In a defensive-minded women's basketball game, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers won a 56-49 decision ... [more]

Shrine Bowl experience wonderful for players

Jan 27, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Editor's note: Due to a production error, Tuesday's Sports Week column didn't run in its entirety. It appears here in its complete form.

One of the ... [more]

Cowboys take momentum into Utah State battle

Jan 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  LOGAN, Utah -- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team has a quick turnaround -- on the road -- after an emotional home victory.
Some coaches would be ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Force and law enforcement

Jan 28, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  RPD report shows value of experience and the need for governments to prioritize it

There is good news in the Riverton Police Department's year-end ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 27, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Time well spent?
Let's hope the Wyoming Legislature doesn't have to spend much time at all "debating" the place the jackalope deserves in the statutory ... [more]

Getting the chances I didn't

Jan 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva:  I'm trying not to miss my daughter's activities

While sitting on the cushioned seats of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre at Central Wyoming ... [more]

'Age should not be only factor' in judge service

Jan 27, 2015 - Dawn Herida, Riverton:  Editor:
I thought the legislator on the age limit for judge retirements made a good point when he said if the same current age limit applied to the ... [more]