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Poor not 'ripping off' Medicaid

Feb 8, 2015 - Walter Penning. Lander:  Editor:
Making poor people prove they have full-time employment before they can get Medicaid is against what Medicaid is about.
Poor people don't want to be ... [more]

Wyoming State 4-H Foundation gives $13,000 to Fremont County

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Financial support from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation to county 4-H programs in fiscal year 2014 was roughly $242,000.
Financial assistance varied per ... [more]

Recruiting an airline

Feb 8, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Disastrous passenger figures at the airport prove that it must be done

Not that any more persuasion was required, but the year-and air passenger ... [more]

Two operas showing Saturday at library

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Lander MetOpera will present a doubleheader starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lander Library.
The Metropolitan Opera will show two short operas: Peter ... [more]

BLM seeking comment on assessment

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on the environmental assessment for the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District portion of the August 2015 ... [more]

Career-tech scholarship trimmed by Legislature

Feb 8, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill meant to establish a scholarship for career-technical students has passed in the Wyoming House of Representatives, but only after lawmakers ... [more]

Committee forwards investigator bill

Feb 8, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The Senate Revenue Committee on Thursday narrowly approved a bill that would create a special investigator position to look into any future ... [more]

Cheri Clawson

Feb 8, 2015 - Staff:  Cheri Clawson died at her Riverton home on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. She was 54 years old.
A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Davis ... [more]

Three dozen sessions at Farm and Ranch Days

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Brucellosis, heifer selection, cheatgrass and the new farm bill are among the topics that will be covered at the 31st annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days ... [more]

Intoxicated Ethete man's death ruled accidental

Feb 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The death of a 25-year-old Ethete man whose body was found Jan. 2 in a vehicle on Mill Creek Road has been labeled an accident.
Autopsy reports show Sheldon ... [more]

The way it was: Scout breakfast -- 1957

Feb 8, 2015 - Staff:  It was very cold and very dark outside when local business and civic leaders showed up at the Riverton American Legion hall at 6 a.m. on a February Thursday to ... [more]

Digest

Feb 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Avalanche warning in effect
JACKSON -- The Bridger Teton Avalanche Center is warning that skiers or snowboarders could be in danger of triggering wet ... [more]

Maker Space

Feb 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie students learn how to use 3-D printers in high-tech lab

Seventh-graders from Fort Washakie Middle School make a weekly trip to Maker ... [more]

UW Extension hosting pasture workshop

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  University of Wyoming Extension is presenting "Cows, horses, grass ... how to make the best of what you've got" on Friday at the Frank B. Wise Business Plaza in ... [more]

Give Your Heart to Dubois benefit includes live music, silent auction

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  A "heartfelt" benefit Saturday will raise money for victims of the town's devastating fire Dec. 31.
The Give Your Heart to Dubois fundraiser will be 5 p.m. ... [more]

Huge rally falls just short for Cougar girls

Feb 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River travels to Shoshoni for a 5:30 p.m. contest Saturday in non-conference action.

PAVILLION -- When the basketball season is over, the ... [more]

Laramie grapplers best RHS 41-30

Feb 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Laramie recorded three straight pins to open Thursday's non-conference wrestling dual against Riverton to pave its way to a 41-30 win at Wolverine Gym. ... [more]

Cougar boys blast Riverside

Feb 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Wind River Cougars spread 10 3-point shots among six different players Thursday night at Pavillion in an 83-29 walloping of Riverside. 
The ... [more]

Key road trip for Rustlers vs. league opponents

Feb 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC plays Sheridan College Friday night and Gillette College on Saturday.

Eight games into the Region IX basketball season, both the Central Wyoming ... [more]

Wolverine girls ride big second quarter to victory

Feb 6, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Lady Wolverine basketball coach Ron Porter calls the Evanston High School Gym, "a tough place to play." But on Thursday night, his Lady Wolverines ... [more]

Boys whip Evanston 62-44; key 4-A West conference road win

Feb 6, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team blew away the Evanston Red Devils 62-44 on the road Thursday night to gain an important conference road ... [more]

Today

Feb 6, 2015 - Staff:  Births
LEHTO

A child was born to Angie Lehto of Riverton and Kyle Lehto of Riverton at 5:53 p.m. Jan. 7, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Man breaks window of South Pass office to phone for help

Feb 6, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Reliance man broke the window of a South Pass City State Historic Site office Jan. 17 to use the phone after his vehicle had been stuck for several hours in ... [more]

WRHS to drug test students in extracurricular activities

Feb 6, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wind River High School students involved in extracurricular activities are now subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
Any student with a positive test ... [more]

All must make the effort to show respect in words we use

Feb 6, 2015 - Sergio A. Maldonado Sr., Arapahoe:  Editor:                         
"The injuns are going to be taken care of."  So said House District 19 Rep. Allen Jaggi, R-Lyman, as reported in the Rock ... [more]

More than just the game

Feb 6, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Sports can provide a tie that binds us

"I hate the Super Bowl,'' my wife said just as I was settling in on the couch last Sunday.
Holy ... [more]

Keep board votes public

Feb 6, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legislation that would permit secret voting ought to be allowed to die

If a piece of legislation that would permit public boards and commissions to ... [more]

Digest

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Crash leads to felony drug charge
WHEATLAND -- State troopers seized about 41 pounds of marijuana while investigating a two-vehicle crash north of ... [more]

House OKs lower fines for speeding

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- House lawmakers have passed a bill that would lower fines for speeding on an 80 mph highway.
The bill was approved Thursday 58-1. Currently, anyone ... [more]

Enzi son's firm must return money; 'misuse' suspected

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Federal officials have ordered the developer of a long-delayed power plant in northeast Wyoming to return $5.7 million in stimulus money.
Documents show ... [more]