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Mar 1, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SOULE

A son was born to Megan Soule, of Nashville, Tenn., and Joshua Soule, of Hudson, at 8:06 a.m. Feb. 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Speaker says NAACP for anyone who feels discriminated against

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  How can the NAACP be relevant in a state like Wyoming, where a majority of residents are white? James Simmons, president of the NAACP branch in Casper, said ... [more]

Going solo: CWC student sets off alone to see Central America on a 26-day trip

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Central Wyoming College student Jordan Stapley set off on a 26-day solo trip to Central America, she wasn't sure whether she would enjoy the ... [more]

Enzi gets new committee slots

Mar 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi will be the Republican leader on the Senate Finance Committee's subcommittee dealing with the U.S. tax system.
The ... [more]

Digest

Mar 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State mines among those challenged
BILLINGS, Mont. -- An environmental group seeking to temporarily halt mining at seven coal mines in four states has ... [more]

State asks for ed waiver; Hill says it's a mistake

Mar 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education is seeking a waiver from federal education requirements.
The request for a waiver from the federal No Child ... [more]

Police looking into suspicious trailer house fire

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Police Department is investigating a suspicious trailer house fire that took place Saturday morning south of Riverton.
No one was injured in ... [more]

Bennett sworn in to county attorney seat

Mar 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's new prosecuting attorney, H. Michael Bennett, officially took office Friday after being sworn in by 9th Judicial District Court Judge Norman ... [more]

South Federal planning under way

Mar 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation had a public meeting Tuesday at Riverton City Hall to inform city residents and business owners about the effects on ... [more]

Barrasso says he welcomes debate about gun control

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The senator said he is concerned about recent legislation that would ban more than 100 firearms.

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., discussed the ... [more]

Today

Feb 28, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ROBINSON

A son was born to Deborah and Tim Robinson, of Riverton, at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 31, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 ... [more]

Dozens compete in fifth-grade science fair

Feb 28, 2013 - Staff:  More than 110 pupils participated in this year's fifth-grade science fair at Rendezvous Elementary School in Riverton. Areas of study included zoology, ... [more]

Legislature adjourns early; Mead praises budget efforts

Feb 28, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers should be proud of their public service and their willingness to make tough decisions, Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday in remarks ... [more]

Solutions committee talks alternatives for citizens facing chronic problems

Feb 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Local agencies are taking small steps and considering big ideas to make changes for people who battle with substance abuse or have no place to call home. ... [more]

Governor lukewarm on newly passed Wyoming lottery bill

Feb 28, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- A bill to bring a lottery to Wyoming has won final approval from the Legislature.
The state House and Senate both voted Tuesday to accept an ... [more]

Digest

Feb 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Montana wolf hunt toll: 222
BILLINGS, Mont. -- With at least 222 gray wolves killed by Montana hunters and trappers this winter, Gov. Steve Bullock and ... [more]

County goes forward on justice center planning without settling on the site

Feb 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has advanced plans to build a new Riverton justice center. The decisions came after the county board discussed concerns and how ... [more]

Yellowstone winter season ending

Feb 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park's winter season is drawing to a close this week.
Park roads that serve commercially guided snowmobile ... [more]

School boards wary of Legislature's bills on guns and curriculum

Feb 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill that would have allowed people to carry guns in schools did not make it through the Wyoming Legislature this session, but education officials said they ... [more]

Delegation: Don't slash national park funding if 'sequester' takes effect

Feb 28, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Obama administration is resorting to scare tactics by telling the public that steep budget cuts could result in closures and reduced services at ... [more]

Officials execute controlled burn around Ocean Lake

Feb 27, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County fire officials assisted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Bureau of Land Management on Monday with a controlled burn around the ... [more]

Today

Feb 27, 2013 - Staff:  Births
O'NEAL

A son was born to Skyla Brown, of Riverton, and Charlie O'Neal, of Fort Washakie, at 6:46 a.m. Jan. 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Digest

Feb 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Juvenile incarceration decreases
A children's charity says Wyoming is locking up fewer juveniles but still ranks near the top of the nation.
The ... [more]

State Senate squeezes gun money into bill encouraging bison hunt

Feb 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Senate has voted to shoehorn an appropriation of money to fight any possible federal gun ban into a bill originally intended to ... [more]

UW chooses new president

Feb 27, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Robert Sternberg is the current provost at Oklahoma State University.

CHEYENNE -- Robert Sternberg said being named the 24th president of the ... [more]

Wyoming Senate votes to concur on lottery legislation

Feb 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Proceeds would be split between local governments and public schools.

CHEYENNE -- Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature have voted to concur on a ... [more]

Hathaway Scholarship amendments among last big items for lawmakers

Feb 27, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state Senate has passed a bill that would add to the requirements for college-bound students applying for the top tiers of the Hathaway ... [more]

Legislature may adjourn earlier than expected

Feb 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, says he is confident about Wyoming's long-term financial situation.

Wyoming Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, is hopeful that ... [more]

Hudson suspect to undergo second evaluation

Feb 27, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A judge has granted a motion ordering a second competency evaluation on the youngest defendant in the 2011 Hudson double homicide case after the first ... [more]

Feds nudge Job Corps closer to construction bid

Feb 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday posted a "pre-solicitation notice" for construction services for the Wind River Job Corps facility scheduled to be ... [more]