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Man shot by police changes plea to guilty

Apr 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A man who was shot by Laramie police in August has pleaded guilty to burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Kevin Cook originally ... [more]

UW unveils energy/law center

Apr 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  Robert Nordhaus, one of the nation's leading experts on energy law and policy, is the inaugural speaker Thursday for the University of Wyoming's new Center for ... [more]

School enrollment tops 90K again

Apr 25, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Kindergarten enrollment reached a record 8,131.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's K-12 public school enrollment has exceeded 90,000 for the first time since 1999 ... [more]

College to to tap 'field experience' in teaching

Apr 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Beginning in 2014, students at Central Wyoming College will have a new opportunity to put their education to work outside of the classroom through a ... [more]

Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour to make stop Thursday in Riverton

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour returns to Lander April 26 and will expand to include Riverton for the first time on April 25. The screenings will ... [more]

Safe infrastructure tops on 1-percent tax list

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's revenue from the optional 1 percent sales tax will be focused on improving the safety of infrastructure. An advisory committee of citizens ... [more]

School board names new administrators for RMS and Rendezvous School

Apr 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  New administration, faculty and staff contracts were awarded Tuesday during the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees regular meeting. ... [more]

Kiwanis hosts Books and Breakfast

Apr 24, 2013 - Staff:  Rena Christensen seemed overwhelmed by the selection of new books to choose from. Photo by Wayne ... [more]

$12M in highway work awarded

Apr 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- More highway construction projects will soon be underway around Wyoming, and most of them will be done by in-state companies.
The state's ... [more]

Digest

Apr 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New sentencing for Sheridan teen
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for one of the teenagers involved in the ... [more]

Simultaneous lawsuits on wolves can proceed

Apr 24, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A recent ruling by a federal judge means that two parallel lawsuits will continue to run in Cheyenne and Washington, D.C., over environmental ... [more]

Mead: No need now to slash state government spending again

Apr 24, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he will push to hold the state budget flat for the coming two-year budget cycle despite legislative calls for more state agency ... [more]

Group working to revitalize City Park will meet Thursday

Apr 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Revitalize Riverton, the group formed to plan and discuss renovation ideas for City Park, has its first meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Riverton City ... [more]

CWC still seeking ideal site for new Lander center

Apr 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials again had limited information this month on progress toward a new facility in Lander.
The project has been a topic of ... [more]

Big crowd at school board as football complaints voiced

Apr 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With six of eight Riverton High School assistant football coaches from last fall's team in the audience, the Riverton school board listened for 30 minutes ... [more]

Today

Apr 24, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ALEXANDER

Nicholas Nelson Alexander, 70, of Lander, died Sunday, April 21, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Riverton High School celebrates prom

Apr 23, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School prom royalty basked in applause Saturday night at the big dance. From left, first attendants Aisha Durfey and Wyatt Griffin, queen Kaitlin ... [more]

Today

Apr 23, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ABEYTA

Jim Abeyta, 67, of Riverton, died Saturday, April 20, at the University of Colorado Hospital. A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... [more]

Affordable Care Act bringing changes to health care in state

Apr 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Memorial Hospital CEO Chris Smolik said that with a reformed Affordable Care Act, providers will be paid less for certain services, and they'll ... [more]

No one hurt in fire at gas storage site

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  EVANSTON -- A natural gas storage site in southwestern Wyoming exploded but no one was hurt, and firefighters waited most of the day Sunday to allow the flames ... [more]

Digest

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jackson-Yellowstone bus planned
JACKSON -- A new bus service is being planned this summer to take people from Jackson to Yellowstone National ... [more]

State discovers extra money for Capitol renovation

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Officials have found more money for a proposed major renovation of the State Capitol in Cheyenne.
Budget officials recently discovered an extra ... [more]

Student enrollment on the rise in state's schools

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education says enrollment across the state is on the rise.
The department released figures Thursday that show the state ... [more]

Weekend deaths unusual, but foul play not suspected in either

Apr 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating two unrelated and unsuspicious deaths that took place over the weekend in Riverton.
The first was ... [more]

April fifth-snowiest for city; third storm boosts snowpack

Apr 23, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  For the third straight week, a spring snowstorm dumped snow and made travel hazardous in Wyoming, but a forecaster says the latest round of wintry weather is ... [more]

City to ask residents for help with sidewalk fix

Apr 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Worn out sidewalks are throwing a wrench in a proposed plan to fix curbs and gutters in Riverton, and the plan could bring big bills for property owners.
The ... [more]

District court clerk to resign

Apr 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk of District Court Katie Brodie Meredith announced her resignation Tuesday to the Fremont County Commission. She has held the office for 18 ... [more]

The way it was: Early museum work -- 1915

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County had been around long enough by 1915 that a group of history-minded citizens decided it was time to establish a county museum.
This photograph ... [more]

CWC student art exhibit now in arts center gallery

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  The annual show will run through May 4, and a reception will be Tuesday on campus.

Central Wyoming College art students are exhibiting their best ... [more]

Slope stabilization work taking place in Wind River Canyon

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  Traffic delays are expected during a $1.88 million slope stabilization project in Wind River Canyon between Shoshoni and Thermopolis on U.S. 20/Wyoming ... [more]