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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]

New victim helper likes human payoff

Feb 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Cindy Gustin stepped in as the new victim witness coordinator with the Riverton Police Department at the start of the year and, taking over a position centered ... [more]

Search begins for CWC's next president

Feb 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Outside facilitator to assist

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has chosen 19 people to participate in its presidential search committee. ... [more]

Roger Lee Willenbrecht

Feb 20, 2014 - Staff:  Roger Lee Willenbrecht, of Lander, died unexpectedly and of natural causes Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, while snowmobiling on his Ski-Doo.
Funeral services were ... [more]

Nance injured in Wyoming win

Feb 19, 2014 - By Rob Black, Associated Press:  The Cowboys won 72-66 Tuesday over Fresno State in Mountain West Conference play.

LARAMIE -- Nathan Sobey scored 22 of his career-high 26 points in ... [more]

Both CWC teams fall to Casper on the road

Feb 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Casper College scored the game-winning Tuesday night with five seconds left against the Central Wyoming College Lady Rustlers.
CWC's Jolonna Sazue missed a ... [more]

With all eyes on postseason officials, state has careful system in place

Feb 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's a question heard often at culminating events in Wyoming prep sports, and most likely nationwide as well:
"How did he get picked to officiate a regional ... [more]

RHS teams face Natrona in Casper

Feb 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines girls and boys basketball teams will try to keep their Class 4-A West Conference records above .500 Thursday night when they travel to ... [more]

Today

Feb 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SAMUELSON

A daughter was born to Jolene and Andy Samuelson, of Riverton, at 1:22 p.m. Dec. 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

On gay marriage, tide flowing one direction

Feb 19, 2014 - By David G. Savage, MCT Washington Bureau:  A definitive test argued before the U.S. Supreme Court could come as soon as 2015.

WASHINGTON -- The legal campaign for marriage equality is picking ... [more]

State's 'power grab' from Hill left some ugly scars

Feb 19, 2014 - Carole S. Anderson, Riverton:  Editor:
This power grab in our state government is ugly.
The cannibalistic nature of the governor and state legislature in their treatment of legally-elected ... [more]

Justice center money

Feb 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There are two bills that could provide it, but Sen. Eli Bebout's is the stronger

The fact that there is another bill in the Wyoming Legislature that ... [more]

Digest

Feb 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Document details fatal attack on jailer
GERING, Neb. -- A 15-year-old inmate from Wyoming strangled a jail guard for more than 2 minutes after he ... [more]

Iowa snowmobiler killed in avalanche when snow sweeps sled into a tree

Feb 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A 26-year-old Iowa man died when an avalanche swept his snowmobile into a tree in northwest Wyoming.
Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam said ... [more]

DNA testing bill narrowed in committee

Feb 19, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee on Tuesday scaled back a proposal to require people arrested on serious charges to provide DNA samples.
The Senate ... [more]

Senate committee considers Medicaid bill

Feb 19, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Witnesses testifying in favor of a bill to expand the Medicaid program in Wyoming told lawmakers Wednesday that the program offers their sole hope ... [more]

Tribes, city say they are open to discussing EPA ruling; no talk set

Feb 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe last week requested that the Environmental Protection Agency stay a recent decision redefining the boundaries of the Wind River ... [more]

Wind River students question Barrasso on Obamacare, Second Amendment issues

Feb 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  The U.S. senator visited the Pavillion high school during a whirlwind tour of Wyoming.

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., visited Wind River High ... [more]

Defendant in Sinks Canyon shooting to enter alcohol abuse program

Feb 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge wants to see how Jeremy Cunningham does in an alcohol abuse treatment program before deciding whether to accept a plea agreement in his case.
"We'll ... [more]

Wellness program aims to save county on health care costs

Feb 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is hoping a large incentive will encourage its employees to improve their health, leading to lower claims costs to the county's health benefit ... [more]

Nancy Sue Shippen Gallagher

Feb 19, 2014 - Staff:  Nancy Sue Shippen Gallagher died after a long illness Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Casper. She was 61 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial ... [more]

James Patrick 'Pat' Underwood

Feb 19, 2014 - Staff:  James Patrick "Pat" Underwood, of Mill Creek, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital, surrounded by family. He was 60 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Donald Charles 'Don' Clausen

Feb 19, 2014 - Staff:  Donald Charles "Don" Clausen died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River in Riverton. He was 81 years old.
Military ... [more]