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Health exchange enrollment low, but growing

Nov 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal figures show that 85 Wyoming residents have registered for private insurance through the federal government's health insurance exchange.
A ... [more]

Library system presents book to vet group

Nov 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  On behalf of the veterans in Riverton, the Fremont County Library Systems Foundation presented the Riverton Branch Library with a copy of "They Served with ... [more]

District 21 board of trustees votes to OK change in leave time policy

Nov 14, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees updated many policies during its October meeting, but it was a leave request that really got the Fort ... [more]

Alice Uden pleads not guilty to her old murder charge

Nov 14, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Missouri woman accused of killing her husband in southeast Wyoming in the mid-1970s has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
The current ... [more]

State orders water tests before drilling for oil and gas

Nov 14, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission adopted new rules Tuesday that will require companies drilling for oil and gas in the state to first test for ... [more]

Four-time felon bound over; could face life in prison over guns, threats

Nov 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander-area man faces life in prison for firearms and assault charges because he already is a convicted felon four times over.
Witnesses allege that Harold ... [more]

Only campus weapons violation was by a 12-year-old who hid gun

Nov 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has not seen a weapon offense on school property for at least three years, but campus safety officer Dan Ladd said one will appear in ... [more]

Campus security stepped up at CWC this semester

Nov 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  There has been an increase in security efforts at Central Wyoming College this year, beginning with the hire of campus safety officer Dan Ladd in the ... [more]

Bob Sternberg resigned as president of the Univ. of Wyoming

Nov 14, 2013 - Associated Press:  Bob Sternberg resigned as president of the University of Wyoming on Thursday, ending his tenure that lasted just over four months after taking over as ... [more]

Viola Pentecost Lorentzen

Nov 14, 2013 - Staff:  Viola Pentecost Lorentzen, a lifelong Wyoming resident, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. She was 88 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

Wyoming's Adams returns to scene of title-winning tip

Nov 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Josh Adams is going to try not to think about the play.
When Wyoming's sophomore guard runs onto the Coors Events Center court on Wednesday night to ... [more]

Golf title, VB success highlight fall RHS sports

Nov 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverine boys won the state golf title, the first Class 4-A championship in RHS history in any sport.

Excitement for the winter is at a high ... [more]

Rustler men fall to national juco power South Plains

Nov 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC stays on the road this weekend with a pair of games at North Idaho College.

Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty felt his ... [more]

Today

Nov 13, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
WASHINGTON

Theodore "Teddy" Washington, 60, of Arapahoe, died Monday, Nov. 11, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]

Community cleanup effort 'is how it's supposed to be'

Nov 13, 2013 - Max Spencer, Riverton:  Editor:
To all those involved in the recent community cleanup -- the Riverton High School student body, their families and others -- you guys moved about a half ... [more]

Zero tolerance for bullying is the only answer

Nov 13, 2013 - By Darryl Lorenzo, Wellington McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  We need to stop school bullying.
More than 3 million students suffer from bullying each year. And a whopping 160,000 students a day miss school because of the ... [more]

Moving the needle forward

Nov 13, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The good news: Wyoming kids overall are doing better than the national average in school.
The not so good news: four of the seven worst-performing school ... [more]

Soldier, rest

Nov 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  This Veterans Day probably was the first without any World War I troops

Sir Walter Scott found success writing both narrative poetry and adventure ... [more]

Digest

Nov 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Life sentence for quadruple killer
WHEATLAND -- A Wyoming man who killed his three young sons and brother and wounded his wife in a shooting rampage two ... [more]

Deer not poached

Nov 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- There's new information about the death of a well-known mule deer that frequented the campus of Western Wyoming Community College in Rock ... [more]

New UW admission regs watched closely

Nov 13, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Tougher University of Wyoming admission standards that took effect this year have caused some Wyoming school districts to rethink their high school ... [more]

Accomplice says 16-year-old led Sunday robbery plan

Nov 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The woman accused of driving the getaway car during an armed robbery Sunday at Walmart said her 16-year-old co-conspirator masterminded the crime.
The teen, ... [more]

ACA changing state health insurance scene, lawmakers told

Nov 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Before the Affordable Care Act took effect, 25 companies sold health insurance in Wyoming, but now there are just six.

The Affordable Care Act has ... [more]

Defiant killer gets 50 years to life for murder and assault in Lander

Nov 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man convicted of murder, rape and kidnapping will spend the next 50 years or the rest of his life in prison after his sentencing Wednesday in District ... [more]

Theodore 'Teddy' Washington

Nov 13, 2013 - Staff:  Theodore "Teddy" Washington, of Arapahoe, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 60 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Nov 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Ranking ups interest at ski resort
JACKSON -- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is seeing a moderate increase in pass sales and some more visitor interest ... [more]

Rail spur could be expanded, but at huge cost

Nov 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- City officials in Gillette are discussing the pros and cons of investing potentially tens of millions into expanding a rail spur to help their local ... [more]

Big Horn Basin revisiting regional landfill possibility

Nov 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- County officials in the Big Horn Basin are talking once again about establishing a regional landfill.
Park County has spent millions building a lined ... [more]

Departing dean challenges UW chief to public debate on quarrel

Nov 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The outgoing dean of the University of Wyoming law school has challenged President Bob Sternberg to a quasi-legal forum on their disagreement over a ... [more]

Hudson man bound over to district court

Nov 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  The case against Steven Ervin, 55, of Hudson, has been bound over to district court in Carbon County.
His arraignment had not been scheduled as of Tuesday ... [more]