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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]

Court tosses out term limits in state

Feb 1, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has sided with Secretary of State Max Maxfield in ruling that term limits for him and most other statewide elected ... [more]

Barnes gets 300-day sentence for death of Crowheart girl

Feb 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The man convicted of three misdemeanor charges in the 2011 death of a Wind River Elementary School student will serve roughly 10 months at the Fremont County ... [more]

New office for superintendent

Jan 31, 2013 - Staff:  Enforcement of Senate File 104 began this week when State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill was ordered to vacate her office at the Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Jan 31, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FOX

Verneda Fox, 83, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Cremation has taken place, and no services will be ... [more]

Digest

Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers consider court gun ban
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are moving to ban people from bringing guns and other deadly weapons into ... [more]

Bill would punish animal rights activist for taping

Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would punish activists who secretly record video of animal cruelty at farms is advancing in Wyoming.
House Bill 126 introduced by Rep. ... [more]

House of Representatives defeats domestic partnership bill

Jan 31, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have would have allowed same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of marriage ... [more]

Hill says she'll run for governor in '14

Jan 31, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Two days after being stripped of most of her powers of office by the Wyoming Legislature, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced ... [more]

Farm/Ranch days group hears garden ideas

Jan 31, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Day two of the Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days consisted of another set of short classes where organization representatives provided valuable ideas and ... [more]

Mushers praise Lander leg of Stage Stop race

Jan 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The extreme conditions of his home course worked to local musher Jerry Bath's advantage Wednesday. His performance in the Lander leg of the International ... [more]