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Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads guilty to killing wife
CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne man faces a minimum of 20 years in prison after admitting to shooting his wife to death during ... [more]

Effects of outdoor rec analyzed in wolverines

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Researchers are studying the effects of winter recreation on wolverines in northwest Wyoming.
The research project headed by Round River ... [more]

Fall shutdown cost U.S. national parks $414M

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Some states used their own money to reopen parks during the federal impasses, but Wyoming did not.

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says the ... [more]

Budget bill passed, includes Medicaid study

Mar 4, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature passed a budget bill Monday that calls on Gov. Matt Mead and other Wyoming officials to investigate whether ... [more]

Online bullying targeted by speakers, kids at conference

Mar 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Middle School Be the Change Club organized this year's "Be the Change" conference Friday at Central Wyoming College. The event welcomed students ... [more]

Modelers group makes pitch for city-owned pond; access concerns raised by council

Mar 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Modelers Park Association hopes to lease a city-owned pond off East Monroe Avenue to operate remote-controlled boats and aircraft that land on ... [more]

Four-plus years in prison for man in knife attack

Mar 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Northern Arapaho man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for an assault that resulted in serious bodily injury to the mother of his ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Additional developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 16th day of the planned 20-day 2014 Budget Session:
BUDGET: Both houses of the ... [more]

New 'Hill bill' dies on House floor, along with amendment restoring previous job

Mar 4, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  A bill that would allow for a special legislative session to deal with fallout from the recent state Supreme Court decision in the superintendent of public ... [more]

Pilot shortage crippling small carriers

Mar 3, 2014 - By Joan Lowy, The Associated Press:  Analysts say a drastic increase in salary might be the only solution.

WASHINGTON -- The nation's regional airlines are having trouble hiring enough ... [more]

CWC auditions planned Tuesday night

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Auditions for Central Wyoming College Theater Department's Showcase 2014 are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center.
CWC Theater Director ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Oil tanks catch fire, explode
GILLETTE -- Nobody was hurt when two oil tanks caught fire and exploded northwest of Gillette. One partially full tank ... [more]

Gripping testimony in murder trial

Mar 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A woman who was wounded in a shooting that left two other people dead testified Friday that defendant Nathaniel Castellanos was the man who pulled ... [more]

Prizes, raffles highlight annual Shamrock Shindig fundraiser

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander's Shamrock Shindig on Saturday will offer each attendee a chance to win a "pot of gold" containing a 1-ounce gold coin valued at $1,300.
The event is ... [more]

Riverton man pleads guilty to deer poaching

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man has pleaded guilty to poaching a buck mule deer in a closed season. The incident occurred June 28 near the Wyoming Honor Farm, east of ... [more]

Immigration issues at heart of play

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Central Wyoming College.

"No Roosters in the Desert," a play that follows the journey of ... [more]

Foundation gives computers to three community libraries

Mar 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Patrons of three community libraries in Fremont County have new computers to use thanks to a donation from the Fremont County Library System Foundation.
Last ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Transition to Common Core not easy
The transition into the Math and Language Arts Common Core Standards has produced unfavorable results at Arapahoe ... [more]

WyDOT: Be patient when driving near snowplows

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two snowplows have been hit by citizen drivers in the past month near Riverton and west of Dubois, prompting the Wyoming Department of Transportation to issue ... [more]

High bail for man charged in threats at Life Resource Center

Mar 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Judge Robert B. Denhardt said he would prefer an even higher bail for John Cardine.

A Wyoming Life Resource Center employee's bond was continued, and ... [more]

High court won't give new hearing to Hill case

Mar 3, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Supreme Court will not reconsider its decision striking down a law that stripped the superintendent of public instruction of most ... [more]

Even before it's built, new school to have a principal

Mar 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Active planning for the new elementary school in Riverton begins Tuesday, March 4, including naming a principal for the school before construction even ... [more]

Mown on the range

Mar 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Could one problem with the struggling sage grouse be too much sage brush? Researchers think it's possible.

Removing sagebrush may seem like an odd ... [more]

Law would push back on EPA in Wyoming

Mar 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Wyoming legislators from Fre-mont County approve of a bill that would limit the rule-making authority in Wyoming of the Environmental Protection Agency and ... [more]

Today

Feb 28, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ABEYTA

A son was born to Melissa and Mike Abeyta Jr., of Riverton, at 3:27 p.m. Jan. 10 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ... [more]

Fed research shows grizzlies not in decline

Feb 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A government-sponsored research team has concluded there are no signs of decline among Yellowstone's grizzly bears as officials consider ... [more]

Digest

Feb 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming top C02 state per capita
CHEYENNE -- The worst state for carbon dioxide emissions per person isn't smoggy California or bustling New York, but a ... [more]

School bus cameras survive as Senate debates safety legislation

Feb 28, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- With the death of a Fremont County girl on their minds, Wyoming state senators has embraced the idea of the state helping school districts equip ... [more]

Bill authorizes state to 'get aggressive' in EPA disputes

Feb 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local legislators say they approve of a bill that would limit the rule-making authority in Wyoming of the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal ... [more]

Mark Stone to run for county sheriff

Feb 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The retired Riverton police captain and current Riverton school board member is a Republican.

Mark Stone, a 19-year veteran of the Riverton Police ... [more]

Pitt gets 15 years for running meth operation in county

Feb 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A methamphetamine dealer from Hudson is to spend the next 15 years in prison and five years after that on probation.
The dealer's supplier, a Green River ... [more]

Murder convict sentenced for June 9 stabbing attack

Feb 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dean Moss killed Dwight Spoonhunter with a kitchen knife.

A Fremont County man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for second-degree murder in ... [more]

Mardi Gras arrives early in Shoshoni

Feb 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Shoshoni Senior Center is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration this week, with dinner and a mock casino night Friday.
"We have the fake money so people can ... [more]

Today

Feb 27, 2014 - Staff:  Births
TILLMAN

A daughter was born to Medalia SittingEagle, of Riverton, and Craig Tillman, of Lander, at 7:44 a.m. Nov. 25, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

Mining ban sought near sage grouse

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont -- Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition with the federal government that seeks a prohibition on mining in areas across the West with ... [more]

Capitol renovation bill nearing final approval

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A $259 million plan to renovate Wyoming's State Capitol and the adjacent Herschler Building is close to legislative approval.
The Wyoming House of ... [more]

Digest

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man arrested in explosives theft
Federal officials say they've arrested a Wyoming man suspected in the theft of 559 pounds of explosives from a U.S. ... [more]

Hathaway award would grow 10 percent under proposed bill

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House has agreed to increase the Hathaway Scholarship award by 10 percent.
When Senate File 55 left the Senate, it had a 5 percent ... [more]

School to get two additional modular rooms temporarily

Feb 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is taking up an old offer from the Wyoming Schools Facilities Department to place three modular classrooms at Rendezvous ... [more]

Hornecker to seek fourth term as sheriff

Feb 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker has announced his intention to run for a fourth term, well in advance of the May filing deadline.
"I've had a lot of ... [more]