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Bill on remedial classes would be a 'huge chunk' for CWC

Jan 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill that would make required remedial classes free for Wyoming students could cost the state's community colleges more than $1.7 million per year.
"That ... [more]

Superintendent bill passes; late amendment tough on Hill

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  After being pushed through the Wyoming Legislature at breakneck pace, a bill stripping the Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction of most administrative ... [more]

Wind River High School raising money for hospice

Jan 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wind River High School is hosting several events this week to support the Help for Health Foundation in Riverton. 
Organizers said the foundation represents ... [more]

Fish stories: Ice anglers seize the day at Wild West Winter

Jan 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  She was not going to win, but at least one little girl out on the lake was ecstatic about her catch in the Wild West Winter Carnival Ice Fishing Derby.
She ... [more]

Basin snow pack stands at 90 percent of average

Jan 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Levels at higher elevations are down from last year.

Early indicators of whether this year's precipitation will be better or worse than 2012 are ... [more]

Cobell settlement brings about $4 million locally so far

Jan 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  In December, the U.S. District Court approved the distribution of $1.5 billion in Indian Trust Settlement funds into Individual Indian Money accounts, ... [more]

The way it was: War effort -- 1944

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff:  News of World War II dominated Fremont County's front pages in 1944. With virtually every man aged 19-26 in military service, there always was war news of ... [more]

CWC extends contracts of high-ranking employees

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to extend the contracts of two high-level employees.
CWC President Jo Anne McFarland recommended ... [more]

Digest

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Casting for Recovery hosting retreat
Riverton High School drama students present the Neil Simon comedy "Lost in Yonkers" on consecutive nights this ... [more]

Applications sought for Public Lands Council conference

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Public Lands Coalition is offering Wyoming high school and college students the opportunity to attend the Public Lands Council Spring ... [more]

Wyoming FFA Foundation announces scholarship offerings

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming FFA Foundation, a 12-member board that works to enhance the FFA experience for 2,053 Wyoming FFA members who belong to one of more than ... [more]

Today

Jan 25, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
JAN. 27
Ice Fishing Derby
, part of the Wild West Winter Carnival, is Jan. 25 to Jan. 27 at the Boysen Reservoir.
Community ... [more]

Digest

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bible class bill advances
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering changing statutes to make it clear that schools have the right to teach ... [more]

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]