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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]

CWC accepts Pedersen's resignation; replacement process starts

Jan 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees voted to accept the resignation of former trustee Judy Pedersen during a special telephone meeting ... [more]

Bill to remove Hill's powers through second House reading

Jan 24, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The controversial bill that would change who runs the Wyoming Department of Education has survived a second round of floor debate in the state House of ... [more]

1 percent tax advisory panel named; includes former mayor Vincent

Jan 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness appointed has appointed nine new members to the Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee.
Warpness announced the selections Tuesday at the ... [more]

RHS sponsors winter car show

Jan 23, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School automotive students sponsored their second winter car show at the James H. Moore Career Center auto shop Tuesday ... [more]

Today

Jan 23, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CLAIR

Delphine Clair, 83, of Fort Washakie, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Lander Regional Hospital. Traditional Indian funeral services were ... [more]

Digest

Jan 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New uranium mine proposed
GILLETTE -- A Colorado-based company is proposing to start a new uranium mine in Campbell County in 2015.
Located about 12 ... [more]

Coalition calls for Legislature to approve fed expansion of Medicaid

Jan 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A coalition of medical groups is urging the Wyoming Legislature to approve expansion of the federal Medicaid program, a key element of the national ... [more]

House defeats bill to open arrest records

Jan 23, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Supporters argued that arrests on sexual assault charges should be treated the same as arrests on charges of murder and other crimes.

CHEYENNE -- A ... [more]

Much debate on 'Hill bill' as panel approves it 7-0

Jan 23, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- After hearing nearly two hours of testimony, a House committee unanimously endorsed a bill Tuesday evening that would change who runs the state ... [more]

Anderson set to accept deal in embezzle case

Jan 23, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The ex-financial manager accused of embezzling millions from Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis in Riverton may see a reduced number of years behind bars if ... [more]

Bebout and JAC take scissors to governor's supplemental budget

Jan 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, said the supplemental budget bill that came out of the Joint Appropriations Committee last week could be considered more ... [more]

Passenger numbers down at Riverton Regional Airport

Jan 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fewer passengers boarded commercial airline flights at Riverton Regional Airport last year compared to 2011.
Riverton public services director Bill Urbigkit ... [more]

Today

Jan 22, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
EDWARDS

Daniel Orvill (Danny) Edwards, 60, died Thursday, Jan. 17, at his home in Lander with his wife, Cindy, at his side. A simple gathering ... [more]

Health care providers seeing rise in flu cases

Jan 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Influenza activity in Wyoming has surged in the past two weeks, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. The current flu numbers have not been seen since ... [more]

Cell phone proposal killed in committee; 'Hill bill' hearing late Tuesday

Jan 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state Senate committee has killed a bill that would have prohibited the use of hand-held cellular phones while driving in Wyoming.
The Senate ... [more]

Leaders note Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's top statewide elected officials marked Martin Luther King-Equality Day with speeches on Monday that called on people to continue working ... [more]

Digest

Jan 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State 10th in pet ownership
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming ranks in the top 10 in the percentage of households with a pet.
The American Veterinary Medical ... [more]

Committee says 'no' to Mead revenue shift proposal

Jan 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The legislative panel responsible for drafting a supplemental Wyoming state budget bill is recommending that lawmakers reject Gov. Matt Mead's proposal to ... [more]

WWWC medallion hunt now under way

Jan 22, 2013 - Staff:  The busiest part of the 28th annual Wild West Winter Carnival is approaching, and Tuesday marks the beginning of the WWWC Medallion Treasure Hunt.
A $500 ... [more]

District 25 policy would address kids in workplace

Jan 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school administrators said they tried to be fair to employees with families when they crafted a potential new policy this month addressing the ... [more]

Marchers in Riverton walk for equality on state, federal holiday

Jan 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  In 1990, the Wyoming Legislature designated Martin Luther King Jr. Day also as Wyoming Equality Day. Celebrated on the third Monday of January, this legal ... [more]

Democrats in county to oppose bill on superintendent

Jan 22, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party has voted to voice opposition to Senate File 104 regarding the Wyoming Superintendent of Public instruction post. The party ... [more]

County to make sure citizens see 1-percent tax money in use

Jan 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Municipal and county leaders in Fremont County want to make sure the public knows how they spend money from the 1 percent optional sales tax. The Fremont ... [more]

The way it was: Hospital anniversary -- 1994

Jan 20, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County's two "new" hospitals were constructed within a year of each other. Riverton Memorial Hospital opened in 1983, with Lander Valley Medical Center ... [more]

Big donation goes toward UW energy research

Jan 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A multimillion-dollar corporate donation announced Friday will help scientists at the University of Wyoming take an extremely magnified look at the ... [more]

Digest

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  DWS warns of phishing scam
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is warning of a "phishing" scam website bearing DWS's Unemployment ... [more]

Innovation Institute keynote speech open to public

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Robert B. Tucker, an internationally recognized leader in the field of innovation, kicks off Central Wyoming College's Innovation Institute on Wednesday, Jan. ... [more]

Inn adds second scotch tasting

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Miner's Delight Inn Bed and Breakfast in Atlantic City hosted its 54th consecutive Second Saturday Scotch Sipping at Six in December 2012.
The Saturday ... [more]