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State adds two drilling rigs for week

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Nationwide, the rig count is down about 200 from a year ago.

HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively ... [more]

New oil and gas supervisor named

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming has a new state oil and gas supervisor.
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission an-nounced Friday that Grant Black will direct the ... [more]

Mead vetoes bill on jobless benefits

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has vetoed a bill he says would have made it easier for employers to deny unemployment benefits to terminated workers.
It's his veto ... [more]

The way it was: Lander Tigers -- 1972

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County sent three teams to the state high schol baskerball tournament at the University of Wyoming in 1972 -- Dubois in Class B (the equivalent of ... [more]

Digest

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Gun control next CWC 'Hot Topic'
Gun control is the subject of the second in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions at 11:30 a.m ... [more]

Wind River kids speak up on bus safety

Mar 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Motivated by a classmate's death, a group of Fremont County School District 6 students are lobbying the state Legislature to change laws about school bus ... [more]

Meth project art contest deadline extended

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  The Wyoming Meth Project has extended the registration deadline for the "Take a Stand Against Meth" statewide art contest from March 15 to April 1.
With ... [more]

Testing put off for a day after death of school staff member

Mar 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State testing was delayed by one day at Riverton Middle School last week due to the death of RMS paraprofessional Liz Erickson.
Erickson died Monday afternoon ... [more]

Calvert to stay on at Wyoming Public TV

Mar 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming PBS general manager Ruby Calvert has decided not to retire this summer, reversing her announcement to the contrary earlier this year.
"It's really ... [more]

Drive continues to improve atmosphere at Riverton City Park

Mar 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A committee of interested citizens has been proposed for "the purpose of researching, planning, fundraising and overseeing the construction of a fully ... [more]

Dashing through the snow

Mar 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Winter mountain bikers race the soft trails of Togwotee

Before the sixth annual Togwotee Winter Classic, many of the competitors talked excitedly ... [more]

Hanway gets life term for Hudson killings

Mar 17, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Facing a life sentence in prison, Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. said he will never stop being sorry for stabbing Eric Likes and Elva Quiver to death at the ... [more]

State lays out options to reduce school crowding

Mar 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The group tasked with reviewing the needs of the state's highest-capacity school districts has completed its report for Riverton.
The Wyoming School ... [more]

Kids and cops

Mar 15, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Police Department officers reached out to area school children Thursday during the annual Rock-A-Cop game day at the Riverton Branch Library. Top, ... [more]

Today

Mar 15, 2013 - Staff:  Births
GRIFFIN-FUTTER
A daughter was born to Kaitlyn Griffin of Riverton and Jeff Futter of Riverton at 5:23 a.m. Feb. 26, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Wyo. wind tax generated $2.6 million in first year

Mar 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming's new wind tax brought in $2.6 million in the first year it was collected.
State data show that $1 million went to the state, and the rest was ... [more]

First ruling likely next week on Hill lawsuit

Mar 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- After hearing more than two hours of testimony and arguments, a district judge said Thursday he will rule in a week on whether to restore the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Grizzlies waking up for spring
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Grizzly bears are emerging from their dens at Yellowstone National Park.
Park officials ... [more]

District 25 to proceed with demolition of Lincoln School

Mar 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Everything has to be out of the abandoned school building by April 12, with abatement scheduled to start April 25 and end May 31.

Local officials ... [more]

Non-profit cancer center proposed for Riverton site

Mar 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton is set to be the home of a new non-profit cancer treatment center.
Dr. Keith Mills, a Gillette oncologist who founded the Wyoming Cancer Foundation, ... [more]

County on guard for sequestration impacts

Mar 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Details are still emerging about $84.5 billion in cuts to the federal budget resulting from the sequester, which went into effect March 1. Some local county, ... [more]

Snow biz

Mar 14, 2013 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School pupils presented their third-quarter musical, "Snow Biz," on Tuesday. Above, fifth-grade weatherman Dylan Beasley gave the ... [more]

Today

Mar 14, 2013 - Staff:  Births
KHAN
Twin boys were born to Haseena Khan of Lander and Jhan Zeb of Lander at 7:25 a.m. and 7:53 a.m. Feb. 21, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Cody chamber seeks donations to plow Yellowstone east gate

Mar 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The chamber of commerce in Cody has begun seeking donations to hire state snow plows to clear the road through the East Entrance to Yellowstone ... [more]

Mead signs bill to permit lottery gambling in state

Mar 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents can start thinking about their lucky numbers and dreaming about hitting the big one.
Gov. Matt Mead signed a bill into law ... [more]

Digest

Mar 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Judge hears first of Hill's suit
CHEYENNE -- A district judge in Cheyenne says he will rule in a week whether to restore the powers and duties recently ... [more]

Family of wreck victims looks for safety changes

Mar 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Anthony and Deaun Smith of Riverton were killed in 2011 while stopped at a road construction site.
 
On the morning of Aug. 25, 2011, Anthony and ... [more]

Ashdown to leave Riverton school board

Mar 14, 2013 - Staff:  The newest member of the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees has announced plans to resign due to a change in employment.
Greg Ashdown was ... [more]

District 25 gets out the budget-cut knife

Mar 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials say they face a $1.2 million deficit as they work to develop next year's budget.
The problem has a lot to do with health insurance, ... [more]

Today

Mar 13, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ERICKSON
Elizabeth Butler Erickson, 36, of Riverton died Monday afternoon, March 11, 2013. Arrangements are pending through the Davis Funeral ... [more]