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Tribal license plate clears two votes; mountain lion legislation denied

CHEYENNE - A bill that would authorize specialized tribal license plates narrowly cleared the first two hurdles in the Wyoming House of Representatives on ...

Price tag for prison fix-up $85 million

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Fixing structural problems at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins will cost $85 million, the state's corrections chief told state ...

Local lawmakers praise court slowdown in C02 rules

The EPA's Clean Power Plan calls for states to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday ...

Wyoming digest

Winter break enrollment up at UW
LARAMIE (AP) -- The University of Wyoming says an increasing number of students have been signing up to take classes ...

Kirra Coleman-Weisz, above, helped the Riverton Rotary Club serve crab Saturday night at the annual Wild West Winter Carnival Crab Crack at St. Margaret's ...

Wind River tribes in line for another big settlement

The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes are among the almost 700 tribes that will benefit from a $940 million settlement spearheaded by the Oglala ...

Riverton fire chief Scott Walters is reminding motorists to be careful when driving near emergency response scenes.
During a structure fire Sunday evening, ...

Woman's death in Jan. 29 car wreck ruled a homicide

The Fremont County Coroner has ruled the death of Dana J. Trujillo, 38, of Riverton, a homicide.
Trujillo died just after 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the ...

Cranky is a condition best met with afternoon tea. That's why the tradition was devised. So when our team of travelers got testy, we split up; the boys stomped ...

Today

Births

FELTER
A daughter was born to Erika Antelope of Riverton and Robert Felter Jr. of Riverton at 9:14 a.m. ...

CHEYENNE - Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said he made a promise five years ago to fight the federal health care program commonly referred to as Obamacare.
The legal ...

Larsen says lawmakers have no choice but 'to make those cuts'

The Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee's proposal to slash $45 million in K-12 education funding has caused some uproar, but State Rep. Lloyd Larsen ...

Day 1 at the Wyoming Legislature

CHEYENNE -- (AP) Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Feb. 8, the first day at the 2016 budget session:

MARIJUANA: The Wyoming House voted not ...

A Fremont County Sheriff's deputy was treated at the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Three dogs died in a structure fire that caused extensive ...

Drones, prices, goats among topics at Farm and Ranch days

Alternative meat cuts, cold-climate fruit trees, and legislation affecting raw milk sales give farmers, ranchers, and small-acreage owners ideas to chew on ...

Chief Justice says courts need improved tech

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Technological improvements in Wyoming's court system continue but still have a ways to go amid looming budget constraints, Wyoming Chief ...

Court decides university apartments tax-exempt

LARAMIE (AP) -- A district judge has sided with the University of Wyoming in the college's dispute over property taxes on a student apartment complex.
In a ...

Today

Deaths

FULLMER
Robert V. Fullmer, 92, died Feb. 4 at Community Hospital in Torrington. Grave side services will ...

Sports

Dubois extended their current winning streak to three contests.

The Dubois Lady Rams made it three in a row and, more importantly, moved their Class ...

Riverton Middle School eighth-grader Hannah Reinig (11) went up for a rebound against Leah Brown (12) from Lander Middle School during RMS's 31-25 victory over ...

Rustlers lose, 86-80

Nicholas Anderson scored 26 points for Central.

Central Wyoming College ventured to Campbell County on Saturday for a date with Gillette College, ...

Central women beaten by Pronghorns, 63-44

Jessie Underberg led the Rustlers with 14 points in a 63-44 defeat.


Jessie Underberg scored 14 points, and Kyla Paulus added another 11, as ...

Even governor saluted Broncos

Ah, kryptonite! That fictional substance from the Superman comic book series.
You know the stuff. It's usually green, and was created from the remains of ...

The RHS swimmer has set three school marks this season.

Travis Fisher, for the third time this season, has broken a Riverton High School boys ...

Opinion / Community

Coal's reprieve

The court slowdown of the Clean Power Plan buys some time, with no guarantees

The Wyoming coal industry got a bit of what it wanted Tuesday in a ...

Coal's Expanding Medicaid will 'return Wyoming taxpayer dollars to state'

Editor:
The Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association, the trade association representing more than 450 hotels and restaurants across Wyoming voted to ...

Tuesday notes

Convened
Wyoming's Legislature is up and running for the next 20 business days, working to build the state's operating budget covering fiscal years ...

1 percent tax jobs are a 'big improvement'

Editor:
It was interesting to me to read about all the ways the 1-percent sales tax was used for streets and alleys, etc., around town. They got a lot more ...

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