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Mar 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Another power plant closing
Black Hills Corp. has closed down a coal-fired power plant outside Gillette, a move the company says is in response to ... [more]

Murder suspect extradited from San Diego to Colorado

Mar 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BOULDER, Colo. -- One of the suspects in the shooting death of a Colorado man whose body was found in Wyoming has been extradited to Boulder, Colo.
The Boulder ... [more]

Park decides against using air guns to vaccinate bison

Mar 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone's chief scientist, David Hallac, has said vaccinations would cost $300,000 annually but do little to reduce infection rates.

HELENA, ... [more]

Proposed coal gas project would require reclassification of sub-surface water

Mar 25, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A project that would produce gas by oxidizing an underground coal seam will be the subject of a state Department of Environmental Quality public ... [more]

New campaign promotes free, confidential STD testing

Mar 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health continues to promote free and confidential testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases through its recently updated ... [more]

Health experts say more information is needed on effects of e-cigarette use

Mar 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Electronic cigarettes have been available for years, but they have gained popularity recently, prompting concern from local smoking cessation advocates.
The ... [more]

Riverton man flown to Salt Lake City after motorcycle hit truck

Mar 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  James Reid's bike wrecked when he tried to pass on the right side of a motorist in front of him.

A Riverton man was airlifted to Salt Lake City for ... [more]

Tribal liaisons must be more accountable, says governor in budget note

Mar 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming has asked liaisons for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes to keep better track of the work they do in order to receive state ... [more]

City no longer requires $100 deposit for using parks

Mar 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has amended the fee system for reserving city park facilities after discussion in a previous work session.
The amendment was ... [more]

Attorney: Rez border issues not unique

Mar 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council invited attorney John Schumacher to a work session this month to talk about an Environmental Protection Agency ruling impacting the ... [more]

Howard B. Cheney

Mar 25, 2014 - Staff:  Howard B. Cheney, of Riverton, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at home. He was 87 years old.
Viewing and visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, ... [more]

Virginia A. Patterson

Mar 24, 2014 - Staff:  Virginia A. Patterson died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 89 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Gladys Hansen

Mar 24, 2014 - Staff:  Gladys Hansen, of Lander, died peacefully Monday, March 17, 2014, at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper. She was 89 years old.
A celebration of life service ... [more]

Willa Leaming

Mar 24, 2014 - Staff:  Willa Leaming died of age-related causes Thursday, March 20, 2014. She was 84 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Davis ... [more]

Leonard C. Gaines

Mar 24, 2014 - Staff:  Leonard C. Gaines, of Lander, died unexpectedly of natural causes Saturday, March 22, 2014. He was 39 years old.
A viewing will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

RHS girls fall 4-0 to Sheridan

Mar 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team took one of its longest road trips of the year and suffered a 4-0 setback to the Sheridan Lady Broncs Friday in ... [more]

LVHS boys miss Oldham, but solid soccer nucleus set

Mar 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers boys soccer program suffered a big blow when Jess Oldham tore a knee ligament during the Class 3-A West regional basketball tournament ... [more]

Wolverine boys drop soccer opener

Mar 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton was missing seven varsity players due to other school activities.

Playing without seven of its varsity starters, the Riverton Wolverine boys ... [more]

Budget won't be reined in under Obama

Mar 24, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  An improving economy is reducing the current federal deficit has reduced pressure to do something now.

White House officials selling President Barack ... [more]

Where is our sense of responsibility?

Mar 24, 2014 - Roni Jaure, Rawlins:  Editor:
We hear the clamor for personal rights, the right to an education, the right of a good paying job, and the right of health care among others.  ... [more]

Every stalling tactic in the book

Mar 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  What the state is doing to keep Cindy Hill from returning to power would make former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and his four-corners offense ... [more]

Politics creeping in

Mar 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Not every elected office in Fremont County needs to be held by a politician

Election years give voters plenty to think about. The primary and general ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  $300K in unclaimed funds returned
CHEYENNE -- State Treasurer Mark Gordon says his office recently helped more than 1,400 people be reunited with more ... [more]

30-year state legislator to retire this year

Mar 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- State Sen. John Hines, of Gillette, says he doesn't plan to seek re-election this year and will retire after 30 years in the Wyoming ... [more]

Lottery vendor picked

Mar 24, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a major step toward getting a statewide lottery up and running, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. board on Friday selected international gaming giant ... [more]

The way it was: Bronze deer -- 1998

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  It takes a lot of different people to create and ship a huge bronze sculpture such as this one being readied for delivery in March 1998.
Sporting goods retail ... [more]

NWS urges caution with annual agricultural burns

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Inevitably, as temperatures begin to warm, many ranchers and farmers head outside to begin their annual agricultural burns. Each year, as the spring burning ... [more]

Digest

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's Indian School Educational Association selects board members
The St. Stephen's Indian School Educational Association had its annual ... [more]

Public invited to presentation on Eye to Eye mentor program

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A presentation on Eye to Eye -- a program that pairs learning-disabled children with high school and college mentors -- will be given April 3 at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Team with 17 Mile Road Project to receive award

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation's 17 Mile Road Project Team will be recognized with a national award for its work on right-of-way issues during the ... [more]