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Bo the dog keeps Capitol safe, one sniff at a time

Jan 25, 2013 - By James Chilton, MCT News Service:  If you tried to explain to Bo what nitroglycerin is, odds are he would have no idea what you were talking about. But ask him to find some, and he will, no ... [more]

New Indian Health director announced

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Anna Whiting Sorrell has been named director of the Billings Area Indian Health Service, which services Wyoming and Montana
She succeeds ... [more]

Senate panel hears bill on 'voter ID' requirement for Wyoming

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming state Senate committee is considering a bill that would require voters to show a valid photo identification card to cast their ... [more]

Bird hazard analysis set for airport

Jan 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Birds on runways and flight paths at Riverton Regional Airport are a concern to airport officials, so airport staff and the board are reviewing bids received ... [more]

District 25's surplus building to be used by Pavillion schools

Jan 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After their initial offer was rejected by the county, Riverton school officials on Tuesday awarded a surplus maintenance trailer to the Fremont County Board of ... [more]

Construction on campus: Health/Science Center on track; other work set in Riverton, Lander

Jan 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College reported last week that work on the new Health/Science Center is progressing ahead of schedule on campus.
"Some of ... [more]

Illegal dumping still a problem; communities looking for solutions

Jan 25, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  As communities continue to deal with illegal dumping, the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board of Directors is considering ways to address the ... [more]

Superintendent revamp passes in state House

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House of Representative has approved making major changes in the duties of the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction.
Senate File 104 ... [more]

Bill revives old land swap issue near city

Jan 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The parcel north of Riverton has been under discussion since 2006.

A bill that passed through the Wyoming Senate on Thursday could help put a piece ... [more]

Today

Jan 24, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
LEIKAM

Martha Leikam, 85, a longtime resident of Riverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Casper. A viewing will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. ... [more]

Digest

Jan 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Crow Tribe to sign coal deal
BILLINGS, Mont. -- The Crow Tribe was expected to sign an agreement Thursday giving a Wyoming mining company options to ... [more]

Military to weigh allowing planes to be used sooner in firefighting

Jan 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The general in charge of the military response to civilian emergencies says officials are weighing whether to make it easier ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the 12th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Wed., Jan. 23:
'HILL BILL': The House gave preliminary approval to a ... [more]

Media win suit to learn UW finalists' names

Jan 24, 2013 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees must disclose the finalists for the university's next president after they get that short list of names ... [more]

Stage Stop dog sled race to start Friday

Jan 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The mushers arrive in Lander on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

"Mush!" will once again echo through the mountains of western Wyoming. The International Pedigree ... [more]

McKinnon, assistant Riverton superintendent, is retiring

Jan 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees on Tuesday accepted a retirement request from assistant superintendent Kim McKinnon.
The retirement is ... [more]

No injuries or toxic spills from train derailment near Bonneville

Jan 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Cars carrying molten sulfur did not leave the tracks.

Two locomotives belonging to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company were derailed ... [more]

CWC accepts Pedersen's resignation; replacement process starts

Jan 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees voted to accept the resignation of former trustee Judy Pedersen during a special telephone meeting ... [more]

Bill to remove Hill's powers through second House reading

Jan 24, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The controversial bill that would change who runs the Wyoming Department of Education has survived a second round of floor debate in the state House of ... [more]

1 percent tax advisory panel named; includes former mayor Vincent

Jan 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness appointed has appointed nine new members to the Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee.
Warpness announced the selections Tuesday at the ... [more]

RHS sponsors winter car show

Jan 23, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School automotive students sponsored their second winter car show at the James H. Moore Career Center auto shop Tuesday ... [more]

Today

Jan 23, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CLAIR

Delphine Clair, 83, of Fort Washakie, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Lander Regional Hospital. Traditional Indian funeral services were ... [more]

Digest

Jan 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New uranium mine proposed
GILLETTE -- A Colorado-based company is proposing to start a new uranium mine in Campbell County in 2015.
Located about 12 ... [more]

Coalition calls for Legislature to approve fed expansion of Medicaid

Jan 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A coalition of medical groups is urging the Wyoming Legislature to approve expansion of the federal Medicaid program, a key element of the national ... [more]

House defeats bill to open arrest records

Jan 23, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Supporters argued that arrests on sexual assault charges should be treated the same as arrests on charges of murder and other crimes.

CHEYENNE -- A ... [more]

Much debate on 'Hill bill' as panel approves it 7-0

Jan 23, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- After hearing nearly two hours of testimony, a House committee unanimously endorsed a bill Tuesday evening that would change who runs the state ... [more]

Anderson set to accept deal in embezzle case

Jan 23, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The ex-financial manager accused of embezzling millions from Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis in Riverton may see a reduced number of years behind bars if ... [more]

Bebout and JAC take scissors to governor's supplemental budget

Jan 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, said the supplemental budget bill that came out of the Joint Appropriations Committee last week could be considered more ... [more]

Passenger numbers down at Riverton Regional Airport

Jan 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fewer passengers boarded commercial airline flights at Riverton Regional Airport last year compared to 2011.
Riverton public services director Bill Urbigkit ... [more]

Today

Jan 22, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
EDWARDS

Daniel Orvill (Danny) Edwards, 60, died Thursday, Jan. 17, at his home in Lander with his wife, Cindy, at his side. A simple gathering ... [more]