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Feb 6, 2015 - Staff:  Births
LEHTO

A child was born to Angie Lehto of Riverton and Kyle Lehto of Riverton at 5:53 p.m. Jan. 7, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Man breaks window of South Pass office to phone for help

Feb 6, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Reliance man broke the window of a South Pass City State Historic Site office Jan. 17 to use the phone after his vehicle had been stuck for several hours in ... [more]

WRHS to drug test students in extracurricular activities

Feb 6, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wind River High School students involved in extracurricular activities are now subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
Any student with a positive test ... [more]

All must make the effort to show respect in words we use

Feb 6, 2015 - Sergio A. Maldonado Sr., Arapahoe:  Editor:                         
"The injuns are going to be taken care of."  So said House District 19 Rep. Allen Jaggi, R-Lyman, as reported in the Rock ... [more]

More than just the game

Feb 6, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Sports can provide a tie that binds us

"I hate the Super Bowl,'' my wife said just as I was settling in on the couch last Sunday.
Holy ... [more]

Keep board votes public

Feb 6, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legislation that would permit secret voting ought to be allowed to die

If a piece of legislation that would permit public boards and commissions to ... [more]

Digest

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Crash leads to felony drug charge
WHEATLAND -- State troopers seized about 41 pounds of marijuana while investigating a two-vehicle crash north of ... [more]

House OKs lower fines for speeding

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- House lawmakers have passed a bill that would lower fines for speeding on an 80 mph highway.
The bill was approved Thursday 58-1. Currently, anyone ... [more]

Enzi son's firm must return money; 'misuse' suspected

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Federal officials have ordered the developer of a long-delayed power plant in northeast Wyoming to return $5.7 million in stimulus money.
Documents show ... [more]

Backup planned if Medicaid bill fails

Feb 6, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  It would make a one-time, $10-million payment to Wyoming hospitals to help cover the cost of treating uninsured people.

CHEYENNE -- Some Wyoming ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 18th day of the 2015 General Session:
SCIENCE STANDARDS: A bill that would allow the Wyoming State ... [more]

Uranium mine gets EIS from regulators; public comment being taken

Feb 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A uranium mine in Crooks Gap is one step closer to a permit after the Bureau of Land Management issued a draft environmental impact statement on the ... [more]

Family of girl killed on road sues District 6

Feb 6, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  MaKayla Marie Strahle, 11, died the evening of Dec. 20, 2011, after she was struck by a passing truck as she crossed U.S. Highway 26 to her home four miles ... [more]

Cowgirls drop hoops game at Colorado State

Feb 5, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  A 28-5 run in the first half from the Colorado State Rams (16-5 overall, 8-2 MW) was too much for the Wyoming women's basketball team (9-11 overall, 4-6 MW) to ... [more]

Fullerton to play college ball at Chadron

Feb 5, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine quarterback and defensive back Brandon Fullerton has signed a national letter of intent to play football at Chadron (Neb.) State College ... [more]

Thon invite starts Friday at RHS

Feb 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's Reece Prosser is the top-ranked wrestler in Class 4-A at 182 pounds.

Riverton High School senior Reece Prosser enters the Ron Thon ... [more]

Today

Feb 5, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
ADAMS

Mary Alice Farthing Adams, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 31, at her home in Albuquerque, N.M., surrounded by family. Funeral services will be ... [more]

Free business development class available to tribal entrepreneurs

Feb 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Small Business Administration's' Office of Native American Affairs will present a free training seminar on a business development program specific to ... [more]

Wells retires from WyDOT

Feb 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Dubois maintenance worker Chad Wells retired Jan. 30 from the Wyoming Department of Transportation after working for the agency for more than 28 years.
Wells ... [more]

Statute on state park permits not being enforced equally

Feb 5, 2015 - Ernest Lawson, Kinnear:  Editor:
I am 65 years old and worked most all my life in Wyoming and on the Wind River Indian Reservation. I now am disabled and retired but still trying to ... [more]

Energy from the winter carnival

Feb 5, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  We are all part of humanity's creative forces

Isn't Riverton's Wild West Winter Carnival fun? Activities like last weekend's ice artists on Main ... [more]

A thousand cuts

Feb 5, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's how legislation to expand Medicaid in Wyoming might die

The Wyoming Legislature's path toward expanding access to Medicaid in the state grows ... [more]

Science standards getting new look from legislators

Feb 4, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming lawmakers are debating legislation regarding the adoption of new educational science standards for K-12 schools in the state.
House Bill 23 would ... [more]

Wolverines hop bus to Evanston for hoops pair

Feb 4, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines try to bounce back into contention in the Class 4-A West conference race Thursday with a long, school-day trip to Evanston.
Both the ... [more]

Wrangler boys thump Thermop; girls drop close one to Greybull

Feb 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHS entertains Wind River on Saturday night in a non-conference battle, with the girls starting the doubleheader at 5:30 p.m.

Shoshoni's 67-51 win ... [more]

Governor's recognition of hospice, palliative care a state milestone

Feb 4, 2015 - Rhonda Locker, Riverton:  Editor:
Hospice and palliative care month was celebrated and recognized by Gov. Matt Mead.
I am the executive director of Help for Health. Recently I ... [more]

Lawmakers to debate cuts to state's huge 'rainy day' accounts

Feb 4, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are proposing to cut the flow of cash into the state's rainy day fund to cover the recent decrease in revenue brought about by ... [more]

Becker signs football letter to kick at Black Hills State

Feb 4, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine field goal kicker Dietrik Becker has signed a national letter of intent to play football at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., ... [more]

Lawmakers express relief that 'Hill bill' chapter appears over

Feb 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County legislators were happy to hear about the failure this week of a proposed amendment to do away with the elected state superintendent of public ... [more]

Digest

Feb 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Snowstorm could leave 2 feet
CHEYENNE -- Snow is making for some difficult travel conditions in parts of Wyoming.
Winter storm warnings and winter ... [more]