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Oct 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Uranium mine clears last hurdle
The state Department of Environmental Quality has approved a deep disposal well permit for a northeast Wyoming uranium ... [more]

Treasurer finalist censured by state supreme court

Oct 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- One of three finalists recommended by the Wyoming Republican Party to succeed former state Treasurer Joe Meyer was censured by the state Supreme ... [more]

High court hears term limits case

Oct 24, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's term limits law should be scrubbed because it deprives Secretary of State Max Maxfield of his right to seek a third term, his lawyer told the state ... [more]

New schedule opens transfer stations same day of week

Oct 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A newly approved schedule allows each of the county's seven trash transfer stations to have operation hours on one set day each week. 
"It's clean, it's easy ... [more]

Past councilman takes on incumbent for city council Ward 2 position

Oct 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Both candidates running for the Riverton City Council's open Ward 2 position are proud of the work they have been part of during their time on the ... [more]

State OKs bigger school when Fort Washakie builds

Oct 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The SFD action included upping square footage of the new Fort Washakie facility, approving an additional $13 million in construction
funds, and another ... [more]

Today

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
HARRIS

Milton Henry Harris Jr., 63, formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 21, at his home in Layton, Utah. Graveside services will be at 2 ... [more]

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Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Montana man killed in I-25 wreck
BAR NUNN -- The driver killed in a crash on Interstate 25 north of Bar Nunn on Saturday was a 27-year-old man from ... [more]

KKK material left in Gillette neighborhoods

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Some residents in Gillette found more than a Sunday newspaper in front of their homes over the weekend.
A 32-year-old man called police around 6 ... [more]

Wyoming recognized for high organ donor rate

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is one of the top states when it comes to the percentage of residents who sign up to become organ donors.
Nearly 60 percent of Wyoming ... [more]

Energy and eagles to be studied

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- It's well understood that pronghorn, mule deer and sage grouse have an aversion to natural gas infrastructure.
For birds of prey such as bald ... [more]

Health Science Center construction continues

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  A construction worker brushed sealer onto insulation from a lift Tuesday before masons laid the brick facade on the Health Science Center at Central Wyoming ... [more]

'Obamacare' helps to lower CWC staff health premiums

Oct 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College employees will see a 4.5 percent decrease in monthly health insurance rates in 2013 partly because of the federal Affordable Care ... [more]

General fires up military science students at WRHS

Oct 23, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It is not every day that a military general visits Pavilion, but on Monday, Brig. Gen. Steve Mount of the Wyoming National Guard gave advice to a Wind River ... [more]

State revenue forecast improves, but budget cuts still anticipated

Oct 23, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he's still requiring state agencies to prepare for 8-percent budget cuts even though the latest state revenue ... [more]

State Treasurer finalists picked in Riverton

Oct 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead will name Joe Meyer's replacement by Friday.

Wyoming's Republican Party State Central Committee met in Riverton on Monday to select ... [more]

In the pumpkin patch

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Two-year-old Elise Walton of Riverton choose her pumpkin at Son Harvest Farm north of Riverton after a lengthy deliberation with her mother and grandmother ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  $2 million bail for kidnap suspect
CODY -- A judge has set bail at $2 million cash for a Montana man suspected of abducting and assaulting an ... [more]

High court justices in Wyoming to hunt antelope

Oct 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia are ideological opposites, yet they share a pastime. They like to hunt ... [more]

New effort targets better broadband access in state

Oct 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It wasn't that long ago that broadband Internet access was considered a luxury. But for many it's now considered a necessity.
"We're on the verge ... [more]

The way it was: Candidates -- 1970

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming had three marquee elections in 1970. Former U.S. Rep. Teno Roncalio, a Democrat, sought to return to Washington after a four-year absence. He was ... [more]

Digest

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Students to sell handmade bowls
Central Wyoming College ceramics students are selling homemade chili in handmade bowls at a Chili Bowl Sale 11 a.m. to ... [more]

County author inspires Colorado, Utah trek

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  The annual fall trek sponsored by the Little Snake River Museum in Savery and the Little Snake River Valley Education Center was led by museum board member ... [more]

First Stop Help Center awarded $10,000 grant

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Community Foundation has awarded the First Stop Help Center $10,000 to support their work transitioning homeless Fremont County residents with ... [more]

'Otello' the next show in Lander Met Opera season

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Lander Met Opera's season will continue with the live broadcast of "Otello" at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 in the Lander Library.
This is Giuseppe Verdi's ... [more]

Forensics team and senate to host CWC candidate forum

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Event will provide an opportunity for members of the public to make an informed choice when they vote Nov. 6.

The Central Wyoming College forensics ... [more]

Meyer had chances, but wanted to stay in Wyo, mourners told

Oct 21, 2012 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  In the fall of 1978, Joe Meyer was offered the chance of a lifetime.
His lifelong friend, Dick Cheney, had just been elected to the U.S. Senate, and Cheney ... [more]

Long distance call: Riverton runner plans four marathons in five months

Oct 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coeur Stone has always been a runner, but this year the 37-year-old from Riverton decided to test her limits on the track by running in her first-ever marathon ... [more]

Traffic light needed at Hill and Main, say citizens

Oct 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College staff approached the City of Riverton on Tuesday to request help addressing safety issues at the intersection of Main and Hill ... [more]

Unsentenced inmates draw new scrutiny

Oct 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  175 jailed, no judgment on 122

Officials are reviewing jail statistics in an effort to determine patterns in pre-sentencing of inmates at the Fremont ... [more]