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Disaster readiness in state could use some improvement, report says

Dec 27, 2012 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- When it comes to emergency preparedness, Wyoming may not be at the level it needs to be.
The state scored a six out of 10 in a report on public ... [more]

Highway patrol to crack down on DUI cases over holiday

Dec 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol plans to place more troopers on the state's roadways during "saturation patrols" on New Year's Eve.
The extra patrols are carried ... [more]

Lawmakers, commissioners trade concerns on legislation

Dec 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, and Republican Reps.-elect Nathan Winters of Thermopolis and Lloyd Larsen of Lander are concerned how several bills will affect ... [more]

Holiday food drive aims to keep kids fed during break

Dec 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of Riverton Middle School students went home last Friday carrying enough food to last through their holiday break.
The bags filled with breakfast, ... [more]

After earlier worries, auditors give county clean fiscal report

Dec 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An independent audit of Fremont County's financial statement and policies found few problems.
In the language of accounting, county officials said, nothing ... [more]

Today

Dec 26, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GORDON

Richard Gordon, 60, of Riverton, died Friday, Dec. 7, of natural causes in Fruit Heights, Utah. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Dec 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man sentenced for wild car chase
CHEYENNE -- A Colorado man who led Wyoming state troopers on a wild high-speed chase in June has been sentenced to ... [more]

Officials object to judge's ban on guns at Albany County's courthouse

Dec 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A recent order from a judge in Albany County banning people from carrying guns in the county courthouse has prompted county commissioners to ask ... [more]

Governor and delegation want public input on forest merger

Dec 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Gov. Matt Mead and the state's congressional delegation have asked the U.S. Forest Service to involve the public on the possibility of merging the ... [more]

Judge merges two new lawsuits challenging wolf plan in state

Dec 26, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A third federal suit is pending in Denver.

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has merged two lawsuits filed by separate coalitions of groups ... [more]

Man's frozen body found near South Pass

Dec 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy planned for Wednesday afternoon to determine the cause of death of a 42-year-old man whose frozen body was ... [more]

Teen driver killed Christmas Eve in one-vehicle wreck

Dec 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities say 18-year-old Clarence J. Armajo Jr. died in the crash on Plunkett Road.
 
A one-vehicle rollover on the Wind River Indian Reservation ... [more]

Numerous applicants for Lander museum vacancy

Dec 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The new director will replace Carol Thiesse, who was terminated in August.
 
The Fremont County Museums Board had received at least nine applicants ... [more]

CWC tuition to rise $4 per credit hour in fall

Dec 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Community College Commission has voted to raise tuition at the state's seven campuses by 5 percent next year in a move that Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Digest

Dec 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Science fair judges needed
Central Wyoming College, which is hosting the West Central Regional Science Fair on Monday, Jan. 28, is seeking judges to ... [more]

New Game and Fish feature helps with hunt planning

Dec 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- A new section of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's website makes it easy for hunters to plan their hunt for the coming year.
By selecting ... [more]

Commissioners fill five county board seats

Dec 26, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four new faces will serve on the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District, the Fair and the Predatory Animal boards.

Fremont County Commissioners ... [more]

BLM asking for input on herbicide policy changes

Dec 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management announced opportunities for the public to share ideas on the potential utilization of three new vegetation treatments to be ... [more]

Spin-In to feature fiber arts vendors and artists

Dec 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  A variety of fiber arts vendors and artists from throughout the state will give demonstrations at the Spin-In, Fiber-Fest on Saturday, Jan. 5, in Riverton. ... [more]

Dear Santa ... (part six)

Dec 23, 2012 - Santa letter writers:  Aryana would like
skulls on her bike
Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. I dont really care what I get but I really want a two heeler bike that's blak ... [more]

Dear Santa ... (part five)

Dec 23, 2012 - Santa letter writers:  Mason is going Majik bowling this year
Dear Santa,
I would like a black horse, boxing/punching hands, Majik bowling, Angry birds car set, Mario Sports Wii ... [more]

Dear Santa ... (part four)

Dec 23, 2012 - Santa letter writers:  Makael wants to swim
with Barbie from Santa
Santa
I would like to have swmen brbe
Makael, 5

Taylor will play Mario
games this Christmas
Santa
I ... [more]

Dear Santa ... (part three)

Dec 23, 2012 - Santa letter writers:  Aluysia Warren's Grandma On Naughty List.
Dear Santa,
I want a doll, a teddy bear, and a stuffed cat doll. I have been a good girl. My grandma always gets on ... [more]

Dear Santa ... (part two)

Dec 23, 2012 - Santa letter writers:  Jarryd Warns The
Roof Is Slippery
Dear Santa,
Please give me a Batman toy with a motorcycle. I want a Sponge Bob toy. Mommy wants a pretty ring and a ... [more]

Dear Santa ... (part one)

Dec 23, 2012 - Santa letter writers:  Dear
Santa...

Cambree requests
a drawing house
Dear Santa,
 I am excited for you to come this year! I would love to get a new ds game, a drawing house, ... [more]

Students' thinking at center of ACT preparation program

Dec 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Teach-ers at Cheyenne's Central High are focusing on how students think.
The work started with a grant-funded extended day program to help students ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Speer pleads not guilty
CODY -- A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl has pleaded not guilty.
Jesse P. ... [more]

Hand-made ornaments deck the halls of local homes

Dec 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Many halls in Riverton homes will be decked with homemade crafts for the holiday season thanks to several Christmas-themed events hosted this month through R ... [more]

Huge tribal land 'buyback' is next part of Cobell deal

Dec 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. government officials are launching a $1.9 billion American Indian land buyback program now that a nearly 17-year lawsuit over more ... [more]

Council allows chickens in city limits

Dec 23, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Chickens are here to stay.
The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to allow residents to own chickens within city limits.
City staff proposed a list of ... [more]