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Northern Arapaho student earns 4.0 GPA at Montana college

Feb 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Marlin Medicinehorse, an enrolled Northern Arapaho member, has earned a 4.0 GPA while studying at Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, Mont.
He is in his ... [more]

Freshman's idol reads his fan letter on national TV

Feb 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Nick Nerli said he was "shocked" when his idol read his letter on national television.
In December, the Lander Valley High School freshman class president ... [more]

An alternative to the imperial U.S. presidency

Feb 21, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Barack Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to ... [more]

Don't assume 'the sky is falling' due to EPA order

Feb 21, 2014 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
Bravo, Mayor Warpness and ex-mayor Vincent. It's nice to see that at least a few of our leaders have not fallen prey to the "Chicken Little" theme ... [more]

Background checks reflect troubled times

Feb 21, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Unfortunately, we never can know enough, or test for enough things, to eliminate risk or bad situations down the road.

Something about the Fremont ... [more]

A unique carbon copy

Feb 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Building Pinedale's school in Riverton

Let's not spend even one second in Riverton worrying that the new elementary school now being planned is going ... [more]

Digest

Feb 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen in jail slaying named
GERING, Neb. -- Two teenagers, one from Wyoming, are facing adult felony charges after a 24-year-old guard at a western ... [more]

Bill would streamline effort to expand Cody business

Feb 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Some questioned whether it was special legislation designed to benefit a single entity.

CHEYENNE -- A carefully tailored bill aimed at enticing a ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the ninth day of the 2014 Budget Session:
SPEED LIMIT: The House gave initial approval to a bill ... [more]

Campground rebuild takes shape at Green Mountain; bid for construction awarded

Feb 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Patrick Construction is to rebuild Fremont County's Green Mountain campground. The Lander-based company entered the lowest bid for the project at ... [more]

Police, school leaders see no signs of added racial tension since EPA

Feb 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tribal representatives have been referring to an increase in perceived "anti-Indian sentiment" locally since the Environmental Protection Agency's disputed ... [more]

Joyce Mole

Feb 21, 2014 - Staff:  Joyce Mole, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 73 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. ... [more]

County's health options include high-deductible

Feb 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The spiraling cost of its health benefit plan has led Fremont County to make big changes to the program, including adding a high-deductible health plan to its ... [more]

Wyoming regroups after Larry Nance Jr. suffers knee injury

Feb 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  You would never have guessed they won.
A few minutes after Wyoming's 72-66 victory over Fresno State on Tuesday night, Derek Cooke Jr., Nathan Sobey and Josh ... [more]

Small-school wrestlers heading to West regional; Shoshoni a favorite

Feb 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cokeville and the Shoshoni Wranglers have separated from the rest of the Class 2-A West wrestling field during the regular season.
Each team has superior ... [more]

Wolverines wrestle on regional mats this weekend at NC

Feb 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After dealing with several injuries during the regular season, the Riverton Wolverines are aiming to put forth their best effort on the wrestling mats at the ... [more]

Today

Feb 20, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SCOTT

A son was born to Trisha Childers and Christopher Scott, of Riverton, at 1:41 p.m. Dec. 2, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

Ducks Unlimited banquet set for Saturday

Feb 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton chapter of Ducks Unlimited is having its annual banquet Saturday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
"It's for all wildlife enthusiasts, not just ... [more]

Lander woodworker wins three CMA Wood Diamond Awards

Feb 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Scott Robeson Custom Woodworking earned two first-place prizes and one second-place award.

The Cabinet Makers Association has announced that Scott ... [more]

Wyoming.com announces major wireless project

Feb 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  The company says its entire network capacity will increase by 700 percent.

Wyoming.com announced that it has recently launched a complete wireless ... [more]

Airport reselects Jviation as engineering consultant

Feb 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has approved the airport board's recommendation to have Jviation as Riverton Regional Airport's engineering consultant.
The Federal ... [more]

Readers, please send Wyoming items for student project in Iowa

Feb 20, 2014 - Lauren A., Iowa:  Editor:
Hello. My name is Lauren. I am a fifth-grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa.
We are studying the history and geography of ... [more]

Car-born tech carries both promise, peril

Feb 20, 2014 - By The Chicago Tribune:  The entertainment options were fabulous at the Chicago Auto Show this year -- and that was just inside the cars.
Automakers have outfitted their vehicles with ... [more]

Hay stubble and Bode Miller

Feb 20, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  I imagine a kinship to the free-spirited Olympian

Why do we love the Olympics? Do we love the challenge, the excitement, the awards through the ... [more]

Keep pushing

Feb 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Public facilities don't build themselves, and CWC proves the value of steady exertion

The paint is barely dry on Central Wyoming College's huge new ... [more]

Air Force seeks expansion of site for bomber training runs

Feb 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The U.S. Air Force is moving forward with its 2008 proposal to expand a bomber training site over Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota.
The ... [more]

Digest

Feb 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone bison captures increase
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone National Park has captured roughly 150 migrating bison in recent days as officials ... [more]

Special session legislation moves forward

Feb 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Senate committee has approved a bill to pay for a special legislative session if one is necessary to deal with fallout from the recent ... [more]

Rather than vote, committee might simply do nothing on Medicaid bill

Feb 20, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative committee that heard public testimony Wednesday in favor of a bill that would expand Medicaid in Wyoming didn't vote on the matter and ... [more]

Day at the Wyoming Legislature

Feb 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the eighth day of the 2014 Budget Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the House and the Senate heard dozens of ... [more]