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Quicker EMT licensing clears Legislature

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that seeks to get emergency medical technicians working sooner in Wyoming has been approved by state lawmakers.
Senate File 136 has passed ... [more]

UW posts spring enrollment increase

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The figure follows a 105-student increase in fall enrollment.

LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming has enrolled 12,627 students for the spring ... [more]

Striping of new South Federal stretch awaits better weather

Mar 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Construction on the South Federal Boulevard improvement project in Riverton concluded in November, but a few things remain to be done.
When spring weather ... [more]

Man expected to be charged in theft spree faces other crime counts first

Mar 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton police arrested Jeramie Lewis on Tuesday for burglary after finding him in a garage in the 1000 block of Big Horn Drive, but he had several ... [more]

Powdery package shuts Lander post office

Mar 5, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A hazardous material team from Riverton responded to the Lander incident, which was determined to be harmless.

A suspicious package found Thursday ... [more]

Convict in hammer death gets 50-60 years

Mar 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Parental neglect, an alcohol addiction, and an apology did not carry much weight against the brutality of the crime in District Court Judge Norman E. Young's ... [more]

Bebout says he heard 'unique' response to science bill

Mar 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Senate Majority Floor Leader Eli Bebout of Riverton has learned that a single phrase can sometimes gain more interest than intended.
Late ... [more]

Gun bill dead; too many open issues, lawmakers say

Mar 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Guns will remain outlawed in schools after the Wyoming Senate on Wednesday soundly defeated House Bill 114.
"We couldn't meet in the middle on ... [more]

Today

Mar 4, 2015 - Staff:  Births
EVANS

A son was born to Lauren Evans of Riverton and Mark Evans of Riverton at 11:49 a.m. Feb. 2 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby ... [more]

Classical guitar duo to perform at CWC

Mar 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Classical guitarists will perform works of modern and traditional composers Friday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

UW Extension specialist: Workers may qualify for federal tax credit

Mar 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  UW Extension wants to make life a little easier for workers by alerting them about a special tax credit that can put money in their pockets, said an extension ... [more]

Watch out for tax season scams

Mar 4, 2015 - By Fielding Buck, Tribune News Service:  Most people are wary of the Internal Revenue Service trying to separate them from their money.
But there are other threats out there during tax season.
The ... [more]

Maple: It is not just for syrup

Mar 4, 2015 - By Noelle Carter, Tribune News Service:  A diner can find it added to any number of restaurant dishes.

In coffee, tea and barbecue sauce, with duck, turkey and salads, it's become a go-to ... [more]

Digest

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man gets 55 years for kidnap, assault
GILLETTE -- A 53-year-old Gillette man who was convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his wife in ... [more]

Bill on balanced budget denied

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has shot down a bill that would have added the state to the list of those calling for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution ... [more]

Uninsured care bill for hospitals cut back again

Mar 4, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House voted Tuesday to cut most of the funding from a bill that Senate lawmakers had passed to help hospitals in the state cover the ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 34th day of the 2015 General Session:
WORKERS' COMP: Gov. Matt Mead signed into law a bill that ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair strengthened this year

Mar 4, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In October 2013, fair organizers announced the event would cease after 45 years if more people did not pitch in, and volunteers have answered the call for ... [more]

Dubois fire 'accidental'; insurance probe will continue

Mar 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The late December blaze that consumed a portion of downtown Dubois will be ruled accidental, according to local fire officials.
In a press release Monday, ... [more]

House OKs amended bill on tribal liaisons; Senate now must concur

Mar 4, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday afternoon that will overhaul the state's tribal liaison program.
Senate File 50 will ... [more]

Burglar caught in act, may be linked to other thefts from cars

Mar 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man arrested for burglary early Tuesday in Riverton may be connected to a string of thefts reported recently in the area.
Jeramie Lewis, 29, of Riverton, ... [more]

Today

Mar 3, 2015 - Staff:  Births
BELL

A son was born to Morgan Bell of Riverton and Jacque Bell of Riverton at 9:12 a.m. Feb. 11 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Legality of wild horse roundup argued in fed court

Mar 3, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Attorneys argued Monday over whether a wild horse roundup on western Wyoming rangelands last year complied with or violated a federal law that carries ... [more]

Riverton woman: 'I'm one of those' who needs Medicaid

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expansion of the program was voted down by the Wyoming Legislature in one of the year's high-profile debates.

Melody Moats watched closely this year ... [more]

Snowpack, water content near average levels

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The key part of the mountain snowpack season is about to begin.

Snowpack in northwestern Fremont County is strong, but it is low in the southern end ... [more]

School gun bill adds local control

Mar 3, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A third reading is set for Wednesday in the Senate.
 
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has passed a bill on second reading that would allow guns to be ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Prison for man who hit cyclist
CASPER -- A Casper man who pleaded guilty to killing a bicyclist while driving drunk has been sentenced to 12 to 16 years ... [more]

Roads shut statewide

Mar 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  A winter storm bringing heavy snow and gusty winds led to highway closures across much of Wyoming on Tuesday morning while difficult traveling conditions were ... [more]

Three airports keep Great Lakes; two others sign with Boutique Air

Mar 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- The Scottsbluff, Neb., airport has joined airports in Kearney and North Platte in signing new, one-year agreements with Great Lakes ... [more]

Riverton couple starts healthy lunch support group at home

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton couple is organizing a group to support eating healthy at lunch time.
"I thought it would be nice to create a little refuge for people to bring ... [more]