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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]

CWC hosting auditions for reading of '8'

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Theater Department is having an audition for the public reading of the critically acclaimed play "8." Tryouts will be at 6:30 p.m. ... [more]

Angler catches record crappie at Boysen on New Year's Eve

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming's black crappie state record has been broken for the first time since 1997. The new record black crappie was caught out of Boysen Reservoir on New ... [more]

Johnson named to DU national board

Jan 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton resident is the first person from Wyoming to serve on the Ducks Unlimited body.

Riverton resident Howard Johnson was elected recently to ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the ninth day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Jan. 18:
FUEL TAX : The Wyoming House of Representatives gave ... [more]

Pavillion water study extended again; governor is not pleased

Jan 20, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has joined those expressing disappointment that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended for a third time a public ... [more]

Deaths from man-made causes all up for 2012

Jan 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Coroner Ed McAuslan made a somber report Jan. 15 to the Fremont County Commission.
The rates of accidental deaths, suicide, homicide and motor vehicle deaths ... [more]

Coroner not giving up on vehicle spat

Jan 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A fresh line of reasoning from Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan failed to persuade Fremont County Commissioners that the coroner vehicles do not need to have ... [more]

City moving forward with 'green space' proposition

Jan 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton submitted a grant application Monday to the Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board to ask for help with the cost of developing ... [more]

Run, hide and fight: CWC students, faculty and staff get training on campus intruder

Jan 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials have been sharing an instructional video with students, staff and board members this week that shows people what to do in ... [more]

Today

Jan 18, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
JAN. 20
Community Dinner
, sponsored by Dubois Boy's and Girls Club, is at 5 p.m. at the Headwaters Arts and Conference Center, 20 ... [more]

Bill to fund roads with severance tax on hold

Jan 18, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would use some of the state's severance tax money to help fix highways and roads in Wyoming is on hold.
The Senate Revenue ... [more]

Digest

Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Senate hears dropout law
CHEYENNE -- A bill requiring students to stay in school until they're 18 or finish their senior year is advancing at the ... [more]

Students at UW push for state action on trafficking

Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Three words -- the first three -- stand out on a petition a University of Wyoming student group has circulated since late last year in hopes of ... [more]

Senate bill would end life without parole sentences

Jan 18, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Under a bill proposed Thursday, Wyoming would no longer have a prison sentence of life without parole -- a punishment currently reserved for ... [more]

County passes on District 25's modular building

Jan 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners had expressed interest in using the building as a day reporting center for the new juvenile detention alternatives initiative.

The ... [more]

I have learned some major lessons, says paralyzed adventurer

Jan 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though he has been confined to a wheelchair since 1994 when a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed, Clay Egan says he does not feel handicapped.
"I've ... [more]

Death at high school under investigation

Jan 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the death of George Watts, 59, of Riverton, who was found unconscious Wednesday evening after being involved in a ... [more]