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Need in Wyoming for higher beer tax is real, and it is not going away

Feb 12, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to all our elected legislators who are starting the new legislative session. You are going to have the opportunity to do a ... [more]

Losing propositions

Feb 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legal pot failed, and gay marriage likely will, but it's better to confront these issue than ignore them

The Wyoming Legislature is at the point of ... [more]

Digest

Feb 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More doing well on advanced exams
CHEYENNE -- The entity which tracks student performance says more Wyoming public school students are succeeding on ... [more]

Cheney money trailed Enzi's when she quit

Feb 12, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Liz Cheney fell behind U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi in fundraising and spent more money than she raised over the last three months of her campaign as her bid to unseat ... [more]

University of Wyoming awards top scholarship to 104 students

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming has presented its top academic scholarship, the Trustees' Scholars Award, to 104 outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming ... [more]

County UW students graduate

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2013 fall semester.
The following degrees ... [more]

Area riders earn national Pony Club certification

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Joan Hough, of Riverton, and Larissa Webb, of Pavillion, have completed their "D1 level" testing with the Wind River Pony Club in Riverton.
Joan Hough, 11, is ... [more]

Tribe's stay request a reversal of earlier opinion

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Last week, the Northern Arapaho Tribe requested a stay of a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision affecting the boundaries of the Wind River Indian ... [more]

No land stolen in EPA ruling, tribe says

Feb 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  According to Northern Arapaho lawyers, Indian Country includes all lands within a reservation boundary, regardless of who owns specific ... [more]

Legislators propose to amend state constitution to do away with state superintendent post

Feb 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the state superintendent of public instruction.
The proposal ... [more]

Larsen says WLRC a key issue locally, hopeful about Riverton justice center cash

Feb 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  With the 2014 legislative session under way in Cheyenne, State Rep. Lloyd Larsen, R-Lander, expects to be involved in issues surrounding the future of the ... [more]

Petitions on EPA action still accepted; past mayor's letter

Feb 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency will accept petitions through Tuesday, Feb. 18, for judicial review of its recent ruling redefining the boundaries of the ... [more]

Irene Ella Harris

Feb 12, 2014 - Staff:  Irene Ella Harris died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2014, at her home in Riverton. She was 71 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. ... [more]

Swim team showed real courage at accident scene

Feb 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  On a cold trip home in a school bus, a bus driver, two swim coaches and members of the Riverton High School boys swim team had no idea what was just over the ... [more]

Jeffrey 'Womp' Michael Wampach

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  Jeffrey "Womp" Michael Wampach, formerly of Fremont County, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his home in McCook, Neb. He was 58 years old.
Cremation has taken ... [more]

Lois J. Wagner

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  Lois J. Wagner, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Chandler, Ariz. She was 91 years old.
A viewing will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. ... [more]

Rustlers lose both ends of doubleheader in Gillette

Feb 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The CWC men and women host Northwest College this Saturday at Rustler Gym.

Gillette College kept the Central Wyoming College Rustlers basketball out ... [more]

Today

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MENDOZA

A daughter was born to Leighanna Oldman, of Salt Lake City, and Santana Mendoza, of Riverton, at 6:55 p.m. Dec. 31, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

Shoshoni school canceled after water break

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  A water line break Tuesday closed Fremont County School District 24 in Shoshoni.
School was canceled for the day.
Superintendent Tammy Cox said students ... [more]

WAVE urges health pros in state to volunteer in emergencies

Feb 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and other healthcare providers are encouraged by the Wyoming Department of Health to register with the recently ... [more]

Football player who came out showed courage

Feb 11, 2014 - By Newsday:  Michael Sam has courage. Good for him. And now, good luck.
Sam is the All-American football player from the University of Missouri who announced over the ... [more]

Lawmakers, consider the worker

Feb 11, 2014 - Bruce Palmer:  Editor:
This week the Wyoming Legislature convenes for a 20-day budget session to hammer out the budget for the next two years. Fortunately, the state is in a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  All Olympics
The opening ceremonies of the Olympics have become spectacular shows over the past 20 years or so, but the grandest spectacles have been ... [more]

Digest

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Marijuana demonstration at Capitol
CHEYENNE -- Marijuana activists say they want state lawmakers to legalize pot now rather than wait for voters to do ... [more]

Special session likely over Hill

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative panel is sponsoring a bill that could lead to a special legislative session to deal with fallout from the state Supreme Court decision ... [more]

Bill would allow same-sex marriage in Wyoming

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Laramie lawmaker is pushing legislation to change state law to allow same-sex marriages.
State Rep. Cathy Connolly's bill would rewrite the ... [more]

In State of the State, governor touts sound fiscal condition

Feb 11, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming is in good financial shape and getting stronger, Gov. Matt Mead said in his State of the State address to lawmakers Monday in Cheyenne.
If the state ... [more]

ALICE trainees learn how to respond to intruder

Feb 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Board of Cooperative Education Services helped facilitate the first Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate training -- or ALICE -- for ... [more]

Man pleads down sex assault charges but might face new fed counts

Feb 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plea agreement and federal charges are in store for a Lander man facing three counts of first-sexual assault related to two cases in state court.
The 9th ... [more]

Tribe takes advice of former mayor, asks that EPA ruling be delayed

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe has joined the state of Wyoming in requesting that the Environmental Protection Agency stay its recent ruling redefining the ... [more]