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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]

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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]

Flu surging in state

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The number of flu cases is higher than at any point during the bad flu season of 2009-2010.

CHEYENNE -- State health officials are reporting a surge ... [more]

Smoke leads to Shoshoni school evacuation; cause uncertain

Jan 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students in Shoshoni were evacuated from their school for about 40 minutes Tuesday while firefighters investigated reports of smoke in a classroom.
A source ... [more]

Agencies to make count of homeless population

Jan 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A point-in-time count will be held Jan. 24 in Fremont County so sheltered and unsheltered homeless people can be counted and added to national data.
The PIT ... [more]

Firefighters kept hopping in blazes tied to ashes, wiring

Jan 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Volunteer Fire Department chief Ralph Estell said residents should be careful when disposing of hot ashes from wood stoves.
"Have a designated place ... [more]

Mead delivers State of the State talk

Jan 9, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead emphasized in his State of the State address Wednesday that Wyoming is in good shape overall, but it's time for immediate action on a ... [more]

Committee addresses high infant death rate on rez

Jan 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County has the second highest figure in Wyoming, according to reports.

The alarmingly high number of infant deaths on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Digest

Jan 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Past mayor, legislator a suicide
CASPER -- A former Casper mayor and state legislator facing felony child pornography charges has been found ... [more]

Court upholds plan to let bison roam freely in large region near Yellowstone

Jan 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana's decision to let migrating bison roam freely across 70,000 acres outside Yellowstone National Park was upheld by a court ruling ... [more]

Noon start in Cheyenne for Wyoming Legislature

Jan 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature is set to convene at noon Tuesday for the first day of its general session, set to run through early March.
The Legislature ... [more]

Information sought about trail of blood on snowmobile path

Jan 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  A trail of blood was discovered Sunday afternoon along the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail near Union Pass, but investigators don't know where it came ... [more]

CWC details need for better Jackson setup

Jan 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Nursing and culinary arts facilities both fall short at the satellite campus.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved a master ... [more]

Thousands in dark after truck collides with a power pole

Jan 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Thousands of Rocky Mountain Power customers went without electricity for almost an hour Tuesday after a vehicle struck a power pole on Sunset Drive.
No one ... [more]

Gas tax, G&F tag fees high on list for lawmakers

Jan 8, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature's 2013 session begins Tuesday, and Lander's two legislators agree one bill they will keep an eye on involves increasing the state's ... [more]

Legislature gets going: Revenue issues key, Speaker says

Jan 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Leaders of both houses in the Wyoming Legislature say lawmakers face four major issues in the session that kicks off Tuesday: crafting a supplemental state ... [more]