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2012 was warmest year on record for both Riverton and Lander

Jan 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  2012 was a record-setting year for both Riverton and Lander.
According to the National Weather Service Office in Riverton, last year was Riverton's warmest on ... [more]

New-look county commission seated; nighttime meeting possibility raised

Jan 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It's the first time two women have served since 2008.

A more diverse Fremont County Commission met for the first time Jan. 8. The county board ... [more]

Bill would remove voters from state education, Hill warns

Jan 14, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The ongoing battle between State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill and a handful of state senators and representatives escalated Friday afternoon ... [more]

Digest

Jan 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two teens killed in pickup wreck
YODER -- Two teen girls from Scottsbluff, Neb. are dead after a crash just over the Wyoming border.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Powell creates Special Olympics team for school

Jan 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- For two weeks following the state Special Olympics Fall Games in Casper, several members of the Powell Panthers Special Olympic team could be seen ... [more]

Judge moves wolf case to Wyoming's federal court

Jan 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental groups challenging the federal government's decision to transfer wolf management to the state of ... [more]

Two wolves poached, says G&F

Jan 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens are looking for information about the illegal killing of two gray wolves in the Gros Ventre area near ... [more]

Gun-control 'exemption' proposed through new Wyoming legislation

Jan 11, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing to pre-empt any federal crackdown on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the aftermath of last month's ... [more]

Rez dancers invited to inauguration parade in D.C.

Jan 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The traditional U.S. Presidential Inauguration parade will be Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C., to honor the newly sworn in president and vice president. Military ... [more]

Hundreds of firefighters in city for annual fire school

Jan 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming State Firemen's Association and the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department have come together again to host this year's Mid Winter Fire School. More ... [more]

Commission reconsiders buying school modular

Jan 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The estimated cost of moving and installing a modular building made Fremont County Commissioners rethink their interest in the Fremont County School District ... [more]

'Hill bill' advanced by two committees

Jan 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposed bill to drastically reduce the administrative role of Wyoming's top state public schools official cleared two Senate committees Friday, ... [more]

State schools chief goes on offense against legislators

Jan 11, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Battling to preserve the authority of her position in the face of legislation aimed at stripping it from her, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy ... [more]

Today

Jan 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BARR

Susie Barr, 30, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her home in Casper. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

Study reveals shifts in ancient population tied to changes in moisture, temperature

Jan 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  During the past 13,000 years, Wyoming's Big Horn Basin has experienced significant increases in population growth -- due primarily to periods of high effective ... [more]

Today

Jan 10, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CHAVEZ

Patrick Luke Chavez, 37, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

County settles on plan for vehicle decals

Jan 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The issue of vehicle decals continues to occupy the Fremont County Commission. The county board at its Jan. 8 meeting ran into disagreement as it decided the ... [more]

County educators, lawmakers wary of rushed ed initiatives

Jan 10, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature is expected to re-evaluate a timeline it approved two years ago regarding the state's education accountability system. The possibility ... [more]

New council sworn in; Mahoney given strong send-off

Jan 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first Riverton City Council meeting of the year was also the last for Diana Mahoney, Ward 1 representative.
"I accepted the challenge that the mayor put ... [more]

Digest

Jan 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Colorado eyes new drilling regs
DENVER -- In a decision begin watched closely Wyoming and surrounding states, Colorado regulators gave initial approval ... [more]

Once on the rocks, UW geology museum reopens after upgrade

Jan 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- After its first makeover in nearly 60 years, the University of Wyoming's Geological Museum is ready to reopen to the public.
While much of the work ... [more]

State's gasoline cost second-lowest in U.S.

Jan 10, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- It's a good time to be a motorist in Wyoming, with the Cowboy State enjoying some of the cheapest gasoline in the nation.
With a statewide price ... [more]

Bill would gut state superintendent's role in education

Jan 10, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The role of the statewide elected superintendent of public instruction would be greatly reduced under a proposed bill that would remove the ... [more]

Fremont Fiber Arts Guild hosts Spin-In/Fiber-Fest

Jan 9, 2013 - Staff:  Rachel Bundschuh of Riverton grinned as she spun yarn using a drop spindle at the Spin-In/Fiber-Fest on Saturday in the Heritage Hall at the Fremont County ... [more]

Gov. Mead wants changes in cash management

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is asking lawmakers to approve some fundamental changes in how the state handles its cash flow.
In his State of the State ... [more]

In State of the Judiciary speech, chief justice defends closing Dubois court

Jan 9, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Chief Justice Marilyn Kite says Wyoming's court system is working to cut costs as best it can because of predictions of flat state ... [more]

Man returns home, finds intruder sleeping on couch

Jan 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unusual break-in that was discovered early Sunday in the 7200 block of Riverview Road.
According to ... [more]

Today

Jan 9, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CHAVEZ

Patrick L. Chavez, 37, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with the Davis Funeral ... [more]

Digest

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lummis to chair subcommittee
CHEYENNE -- Rep. Cynthia Lummis has been appointed chairman of a U.S. House subcommittee.
She will chair the energy ... [more]

Jackson chamber blasts tourism budget plans

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Gov. Matt Mead's proposal to cut about $1 million from the state tourism budget is drawing opposition from some people in Jackson Hole.
Jackson ... [more]