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Problems found in coal lease program

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Congressional investigators have found problems with federal coal sales that might have cost taxpayers $200 million or more in lost revenue, ... [more]

Mead hints at second run, says state in good shape

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday that he thinks the state is in good shape going into the legislative budget session that starts next ... [more]

Deep cold to linger; wind chills of particular concern

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind chill warnings and advisories remain in effect for Fremont County and much of Wyoming.
Wind chills in the range of 20 to 30 degrees below zero were ... [more]

Museums board chided by county commissioners

Feb 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The elected leaders questioned the board's process on several issues.

The Fremont County Museums Board has three candidates for a central museums ... [more]

Miller: Let cities tax themselves

Feb 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Republican also has a bill encouraging state investment in a West Coast coal port.

As the 2014 legislative session approaches, state ... [more]

Air boardings up in 2013; new crew regs now having negative effect

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Regional Airport surpassed the required 10,000 enplanement mark in 2013, making it eligible to receive federal funding for airport maintenance and ... [more]

City appoints Cannan, Larson

Feb 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council seated two new members Tuesday night during it regular meeting.
Kyle Larson in Ward 1 and Martin Cannan in Ward 3 were voted in by ... [more]

Ursula W. Sankey

Feb 5, 2014 - Staff:  Ursula W. Sankey died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She was 76 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Blue ... [more]

City council chooses Larson, Cannan for vacant seats

Feb 5, 2014 - Staff:  The Riverton City Council has selected two new candidates for the seats that were vacated in December.
Kyle Larson will represent Ward 1, and Martin Cannan ... [more]

Rustler women split high-scoring pair vs. Little Big Horn, Dawson

Feb 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A long trip to Montana resulted in a 1-1 record for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball team.
The Rustlers started off the weekend by ... [more]

CWC men hang on for 73-70 win over Dawson after loss to Little Big Horn

Feb 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers return home on Wednesday night to play Western Wyoming College, which is fresh off a win at Casper College last Saturday afternoon. ... [more]

My camera is new, but my enthusiasm for photos isn't

Feb 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For years I've tried my best to use my Canon SX20is camera to take pictures of family, sports and stuff. And before the Canon, with its 20x optical zoom that ... [more]

Today

Feb 4, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BOEHLER

Margaret Boehler, 89, of Lander, died Monday, Feb. 3, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. Services are pending through Davis ... [more]

Lawmakers endorse overhaul of state law on involuntary hospitalizations

Feb 4, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  ACLU has expressed concerns about the committee bill.

CHEYENNE -- A panel of Wyoming lawmakers is pushing changes to the state law governing ... [more]

County offices shifting to electronic patient records

Feb 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The change should help improve the "quality, safety, efficiency" of the health care system.

Physicians and medical staff in Fremont County are making ... [more]

'Concern for the younger generation'

Feb 4, 2014 - Tom Lindsey, Cheyenne:  Editor:
I feel concern for the younger generation. They desire independence, freedom and happiness, but in reality by not critically analyzing what it takes ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: RoJean and the round-cornered photographs

Feb 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Many in the community noted the retirement announcement of RoJean Thayer from Central Wyoming College. She worked for many years in the college's public ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thanks, groundhog
Punxsutawney Phil must have sharper eyes than the human inhabitants of his city. Sunday morning was foggy and overcast in the small ... [more]

Digest

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Skiers swept over cliff
JACKSON -- An avalanche forecaster says two skiers who were swept off a cliff by a small slide south of the boundary of the ... [more]

High national honor for UW ecology prof

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The American Society of Naturalists has presented one of its highest honors to a University of Wyoming professor.
The organization awarded its E.O. ... [more]

Supplemental feeding starts at refuge

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Officials say there are about 6,000 elk and about 600 bison wintering on the refuge this season.

JACKSON -- Biologists say forage conditions at the ... [more]

Sled dog race covers Lander route Tuesday

Feb 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mushers and their dog teams arrived in Lander Tuesday to complete the third stage of the Stage Stop Sled Dog Race.
Tuesday's 42-mile stage began in the ... [more]

County Dems to push for expanded Medicaid

Feb 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Democrats say they are hoping to help working-class people get health insurance by pushing for the Wyoming Legislature to expand Medicaid. At a ... [more]

Council expected to fill vacancies Tuesday

Feb 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Seats in Ward 1 and Ward 3 are open following the resignation of two councilmen in December.

Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness and the city council have ... [more]

Soaring health costs weigh on county as budget talks get going

Feb 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Hoping to find an equitable method of compensating for county employees, Fremont County Commissioners are looking for a standard for comparing jobs and ... [more]

Stephen R. Stone

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  Stephen R. Stone died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. He was 61 years old.
There will be no services.
Stephen Ralph Stone was born Oct. 22, 1952, the son of Willie ... [more]

Dorothy Jean Chapman

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  Dorothy Jean Chapman died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Sugar Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Normal, Ill. She was 91 years old.
A funeral service will ... [more]

Robert 'Bob' Norris

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Norris, of Atlantic City and Lander, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 70 years old.
A memorial service ... [more]

Joann Kanack

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  Joann Kanack, of Riverton, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, from complications following cancer surgery at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper with her son Terry ... [more]

Law enforcement officers to increase patrols Sunday

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Local and state law enforcement officers plan to increase patrols this weekend in an attempt to curb drunken driven on Super Bowl Sunday.
The football ... [more]