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Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Governor signs silencer bill
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will allow the use silencers on firearms for all types of ... [more]

UW asks judge to change decision on president search

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A judge in Laramie is scheduled to hear arguments on whether the University of Wyoming can continue to conduct its search for a new president in ... [more]

Mead launches inquiry into Hill practices, says action was legal

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for the State of Wyoming say the Legislature acted within its authority to pass a law removing schools Superintendent Cindy Hill as head of ... [more]

CWC board to choose candidate Wednesday

Feb 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees will select one of seven candidates Wednesday night to fill an open Subdistrict 2 seat representing Riverton and ... [more]

RHS hopes breakfast cart will help teens

Feb 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students now have more options to choose from when selecting their first meal of the day.
A new "grab and go" cart has been set up in the ... [more]

Jury trial date set for suspect in hit-and-run

Feb 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  A jury trial has been scheduled for an Idaho woman charged in a fatal hit-and-run collision that took place in December at the Rezeride Roadhouse Saloon west ... [more]

Chicken ordinance approved

Feb 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has made a final deal with chickens.
After language amendments on a city ordinance passed at the regular city council meeting Tuesday, ... [more]

Dozens hear plans for Moneta Divide oil and gas project

Feb 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  At least 47 residents spent Valentine's Day talking about natural gas and its ramifications for jobs, taxes, water and air in Fremont County. They 47 attended ... [more]

Today

Feb 19, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ASPINWALL

Signe Aspinwall, 74, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, at her home. Services are pending under the direction of Davis Funeral ... [more]

Digest

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cody museum center changes name
CODY -- The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody has been renamed the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
The name ... [more]

Visits to Grand Teton park increased 5 percent last year

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park saw a nearly 5 percent increase in visitors last year with more of those tourists deciding to camp, rather than stay in ... [more]

Court orders DNA test on inmate convicted in 1989

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a first for Wyoming, a court has ordered a post-conviction test of DNA.
District Judge Thomas Campbell issued the order in the 23-year-old case ... [more]

Voters to decide UW trustee question

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution to allow nonresidents to serve on the University of Wyoming Board of ... [more]

Lottery, gun bills on Legislature's agenda

Feb 19, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature intends to cram some contentious issues into just four workdays this week.
A Senate committee will consider two ... [more]

Fire at RHS put response plan to test; outcome good

Feb 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Riverton High School crisis team did not identify much they would change about the building's emergency response process after last week's dryer ... [more]

CWC board to interview seven for vacated seat

Feb 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees will interview seven candidates Wednesday evening for the open Subdistrict 2 seat representing Riverton and ... [more]

Bennett named new county attorney

Feb 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  H. Michael Bennett will take over as Fremont County Attorney on March 1. The Fremont County Commission appointed him to the post Tuesday afternoon.
A ... [more]

First-graders present pirate-inspired concert

Feb 19, 2013 - Staff:  Ashgrove Elementary School first-graders donned skull and crossbones costumes as they presented a pirate-inspired concert Thursday evening. Above, Logan ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Feb 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead signs fuel tax increase into law
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will hike the state's fuel tax by a dime a ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 18, 2013 - By Emma Herbst, Riverton FFA Chapter:  The Riverton FFA started the new year in early May 2012 with the election of the 2012-13 officers. The officers include: Dallin Cooper (president), Haylee ... [more]

National FFA Week: Shoshoni

Feb 18, 2013 - By KayLee Jo Fegler, Shoshoni FFA Chapter:  From keeping the chapter going to helping out the community, the Shoshoni FFA has had a productive year.
During the summer, the chapter helped with the ... [more]

National FFA Week: Wind River

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  The Wind River FFA Chapter of Pavillion does many activities throughout the year. Among these activities are Career Development Events teams, fundraisers and ... [more]

National FFA Week: Lander

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  The Agriculture Education Program at Lander Valley High School consistently produces young people who are motivated and capable. This is evident by the number ... [more]

The way it was: Lincoln Day Dinner -- 1954

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Republicans assembled at the Lander American Legion Hall for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in 1954, with a top U.S. State Department official as ... [more]

Digest

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Walker to speak about Fort Laramie
The Fremont County Archaeological Society will host a presentation on the prehistory of Fort Laramie and the 2012 ... [more]

Field representatives meet with Fremont County residents

Feb 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Covering several areas in Fremont County on Tuesday and Wednesday, field representatives Ryan McConnaughey, Sandy Tinsley and Pam Buline visited with residents ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair begins Feb. 23

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 46th Annual Wyoming State Winter Fair is set to begin next weekend with changes for regular attendees.
Organizers said the fair's trade show, which will ... [more]

District 14 rounding up input on future elementary school

Feb 18, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Student wish lists included playgrounds, adequate restrooms, bowling alleys and game arcades.

Fremont County School District 14 continues to gather ... [more]

Sax players featured in free concert

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's big band, Time's-A-Wastin', performs in concert Friday, Feb. 22, with several saxophonists demonstrating improvisational ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the 29th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Feb. 15:
BUDGET: Lawmakers approved a $78 million supplemental ... [more]