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Family planning services allowed to seek funding, grants for another year

Feb 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After answering a variety of tough questions, Fremont County Family Planning Services gained the Fremont County Commission's approval to seek funding for ... [more]

Digest

Feb 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Committee approves Hathaway bill
CHEYENNE -- The Senate Education Committee has endorsed a bill that would add to the requirements for applying for the ... [more]

State Education Board opposes electing members

Feb 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Board of Education has voted to oppose the idea of having some of its members elected.
Currently, 12 of the 13 board members are ... [more]

Annual count of trumpeter swans starting this week

Feb 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is conducting an aerial survey for trumpeter swans and other waterfowl in the Pacific Flyway portion of western ... [more]

Agency backs controls on coal power plants

Feb 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  If approved, the measures likely would take years to complete.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's consumer watchdog agency has approved environmental controls for ... [more]

School, RPD cooperated on 'end of the world' worries

Feb 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  School officials are thanking the Riverton Police Department for helping to ensure student safety in the face of unsubstantiated rumors.
Fremont County School ... [more]

Dry summer, dry fall and dry winter

Feb 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Grazers keeping an anxious eye on range moisture conditions

Last year's drought caused problems for ranchers and continues to cast uncertainty on ... [more]

Masons named new WWWC royalty as big weekend wraps

Feb 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Next year's Wild West Winter Carnival king and queen are Scott and Darla Mason of Riverton.
The royal couple was crowned on Saturday evening after a day ... [more]

Recreation board receives unusually high number of grant applications

Feb 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is among the applicants, requesting $80,000 for a "green space" downtown.

The amount of money recently requested by the City of ... [more]

Digest

Feb 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Flaming Gorge gets hovercraft
MANILA, Utah -- Flaming Gorge Reservoir is welcoming a long-awaited amphibious hovercraft meant to keep the dam secure ... [more]

Bill would let schools test all-year class

Feb 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Represent-attires has given initial approval to a bill that would encourage school districts to try out year-round class ... [more]

Conditions right for low gas prices in Wyoming, Rockies

Feb 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A boom in domestic oil drilling has helped lower U.S. gasoline prices, though the steepest drops have missed California commuters, Midwestern ... [more]

The way it was: Cutter racing -- 1978

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County has been enthusiastic cutter racing country for years, with February often a prime month for the modern-day chariot racers to hit the ... [more]

Four-day CWC event to display a range of plays

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's 10th annual showcase of student-directed plays provides two different evenings of comedy, music and drama over a four-day ... [more]

Photographer, writer pair up to create 'Wyoming from the Air'

Feb 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new book captures state scenery in hundreds of aerial photos.

After the successful sale of their "Wind River County" photo book several years ... [more]

Encana announces academic scholarships

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. has announced its scholarships for 2012-13 high school seniors. One $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for up to four years) will ... [more]

All 'yes' votes so far on bills tied to natural gas and cars

Feb 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A slew of bills regarding natural gas is marching through both Wyoming legislative houses. Fremont County's legislators are mostly backing the eight bills, ... [more]

Rez dancers return from inauguration parade in D.C.

Feb 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With a last-minute notification to participate in the presidential inauguration parade, Northern Arapaho tribal liaison Gary Collins quickly gathered dancers ... [more]

Medallion found Friday alongside rural roadway

Feb 3, 2013 - Staff:  Paul Avery said he and his family decided ahead of time that they would work together and find the Wild West Winter Carnival Medallion.
And that's exactly ... [more]

Plans firming up on N. Federal rebuild; city seeks input for last time on Tuesday

Feb 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Tuesday meeting at Riverton City Hall is the last chance for citizens to give input on the North Federal Boulevard rebuild in Riverton before plans are ... [more]

Field representatives to meet with residents

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Field representatives for U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis will be available to visit with Fremont County residents Tuesday, ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 3, 2013 - Staff:  Events on the 19th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Feb. 1:

UW PRESIDENT: A bill that would allow the selection of University ... [more]

First ice, then art: Sculptors chisel creatively for WWWC competition

Feb 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  They were supposed to carve sculptures, but along two blocks on Riverton's Main Street on Saturday, a few chisels, chainsaws and files turned blocks of ice ... [more]

Today

Feb 1, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's page one story "Local lawmakers split on 'Hill bill'" the legislator representing Shoshoni should have been identified as ... [more]

Digest

Feb 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Abortion bill fails in committee
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming State Senate committee has shot down a bill that would have required doctors performing ... [more]

Wyoming Senate kills Medicaid expansion

Feb 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has killed a proposal to add about 17,600 low-income adults to the state's Medicaid program.
The Senate voted 22-8 against ... [more]

Obama nominates state attorney general for spot on federal appeals court

Feb 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- President Barack Obama has nominated Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips for a seat on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Phillips has ... [more]

Hill explains early announcement for governor

Feb 1, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two days after being stripped of most of her official duties, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced she will run for ... [more]

Young scientists impress judges during regional fair

Feb 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of students from Fremont County joined their peers from around the region Monday at the West Central Regional Science Fair at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Man fired at car Thursday; search is on

Feb 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A man suspected in a reported weapon offense Thursday evening near Lander remained at large Friday, but authorities said the suspect is not a danger to the ... [more]