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Glaucoma a leading cause of blindness; condition often goes undetected

Jan 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The connection between glaucoma and diabetes is closer than most think. Commonly found in those with diabetes, glaucoma is a group of diseases that can affect ... [more]

Digest

Jan 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in avalanches
BONDURANT -- Two backcountry skiers were killed in separate avalanches in western Wyoming on Sunday, the first two people to ... [more]

Domestic partnerships bill clears committee

Jan 29, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would allow same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of conventional marriage ... [more]

Lummis assigned

Jan 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cynthia Lummis will serve on three subcommittees of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee.
Wyoming's lone congresswoman will serve on the Energy and ... [more]

House panel votes down abortion bill

Jan 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have banned abortions in Wyoming after a fetus had developed a detectable heartbeat failed Monday in a legislative committee.
The ... [more]

Bills affecting reservation law enforcement gaining ground

Jan 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two bills that would affect law enforcement on the Wind River Indian Reservation have advanced in the Wyoming Legislature.
House Bill 27 returned to the ... [more]

Already state's biggest, Rendezvous school to grow

Jan 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The administrative team at Rendezvous Elementary School has begun planning for next year, when even more third- through fifth-grade students are expected to ... [more]

Girls learn about self-improvement at CWC

Jan 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Manicures and curling hair were on the list of activities for the girls attending this year's Girls Day Out event, aimed at helping girls learn new things and ... [more]

County attorney Varn to resign next month

Jan 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn is resigning effective Feb. 28 after serving in the position for nearly four years.
"After I retired from the Air Force, I ... [more]

Today

Jan 29, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
GALGERUD

Nancy W. Galgerud, 73, of Lander, died Sunday, Jan. 27, at home. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at New Hope ... [more]

Public invited to draft plans and goals for scenic byway

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Department of Transportation invites the public to attend a public meeting and workshop regarding the Wind River ... [more]

Riverton City Council votes to support WLRC via resolution

Jan 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to approve Resolution 1268, a resolution supporting Lander's Wyoming Life Resource Center, at their regular meeting ... [more]

WGFD accepting entries for stamp art contest

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Artwork for Wyoming's 30th annual Conservation Stamp Art Competition is now being accepted by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The winning artwork will ... [more]

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]