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May 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hill says she's cooperating
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming public schools Superintendent Cindy Hill says she has cooperated with an inquiry into the operations of ... [more]

Extended unemployment benefits to be reduced under sequestration

May 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Anyone who starts collecting those emergency payments on or after May 26 will receive less money.

CHEYENNE -- Extended unemployment payments in ... [more]

Mead's developed energy policy over two years

May 14, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Among other things, it recommends creation of an "energy campus" in which different fuel sources could be blended in production.

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt ... [more]

April snows didn't make much of a dent in drought; firefighting funds dwindle

May 14, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming's snowpack saw some significant melting in the last week -- not good news considering the expected shortage of firefighting funds this year.
The ... [more]

Trailer suffers fire, smoke damage in Sunday blaze

May 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the incident; two fire trucks and eight firefighters reported to the scene.

Officials said a single-wide trailer home was ... [more]

Search for missing Ethete man now in fourth day

May 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue teams are looking for Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete, who was reported missing at about 1 p.m. Saturday from 532 Diversion Dam Road.
Initial ... [more]

Alcohol crisis center to merge July 1 with Sheridan organization

May 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The merger has been confirmed and on July 1, the Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies organization will take ownership of the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis ... [more]

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May 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BLM proposes horse roundup
RAWLINS -- The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a wild horse roundup in Wyoming in an area in Sweetwater and Carbon ... [more]

UW arena to get $30M renovation

May 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has chosen a Casper company to oversee renovation of the Arena-Auditorium.
Trustees decided Friday to ... [more]

The way it was: Lander-Riverton soccer -- 1996

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander and Riverton didn't play each other in high school soccer this year due to weather-related postponements that fouled up the schedule. That wasn't the ... [more]

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May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  4-H anniversary committee seeks help
Members of the 4-H 100th anniversary committee are asking former members or volunteers to help tell the story of ... [more]

Long way from home

May 12, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The bird was a long way from home, having attached itself to a small herd of cattle just north of Riverton.
The cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis, originated in ... [more]

Virtual museum brings artifacts closer

May 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Lost artifacts of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes have made a special trip back home from Chicago to be displayed in a kiosk at Central ... [more]

Conference encourages women to 'Leap into Leadership'

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nearly 300 women were elected to city, county and state positions in Wyoming in November, and at least 12 participants of past Leap into Leadership events were ... [more]

Book of photos and essays features five nurses with CWC ties

May 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Joint Business Council were given a copy of "The American Nurse" by Carolyn Jones during a short reception May 3 at Central Wyoming College. The ... [more]

Commission doles out three $500 scholarships

May 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three Fremont County high school seniors will be receiving a little help in paying for college from their local government.
On Tuesday, commissioners decided ... [more]

Clerk of Court vacancy likely to be filled Tuesday

May 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The two women seeking the Fremont County District Court Clerk position made their cases to Republican Party Central Committee members Thursday.
Now it's up to ... [more]

'We just shot a grizzly'

May 12, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Thanksgiving Day 2012 took on added meaning for three men of the Trembly family. David Trembly of Dubois and sons Grant and Joel came within just a few feet of ... [more]

Caps and gowns at CWC

May 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A few months ago at a Central Wyoming College input session, student senate president Garret VonKrosigk told faculty members that graduation, although is an ... [more]

Commission pay raise to kick in; many entities seek spending increases

May 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Elected officials and other county entities proposed budgets to the Fremont County Commission in its first week of budget hearings May 6 and 7. Several ... [more]

Today

May 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
RAMBO

A son was born to Michelle and Skylar Rambo, of Riverton, at 4:50 p.m. April 11, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, ... [more]

Man injured in collision with cattle truck

May 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating a traffic collision that may have involved alcohol May 2 north of Shoshoni.
The crash was reported at about 10 ... [more]

Riverton man arrested after police chase

May 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Ryan Apodaca, 32, of Riverton, was arrested for fleeing or attempting to elude and reckless driving at about 10:15 a.m. Monday when he reportedly failed to ... [more]

Officials say child started trailer blaze

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County fire officials said a Wednesday evening storage trailer fire in Fort Washakie was started by a child playing with a lighter.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Owner removes smoking oven from home, saves structure

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A house in Fort Washakie was saved Thursday evening after residents reportedly removed a smoking oven from the home's kitchen.
Fort Washakie fire chief ... [more]

CWC officials expect nursing enrollment to double in the coming years

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The nursing program at Central Wyoming College is expected to double in the coming years because of the completion of the Health/Science Center on campus.
CWC ... [more]

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May 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GOP leaders dodge Hill talk
CODY -- State lawmakers gathered at a public forum in Cody refused to talk about recent legislation that has stripped the ... [more]

District 14 school board selects new superintendent

May 10, 2013 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Terry Smith will replace longtime leader Michelle Hoffman.

Fremont County School District 14 Board of Education selected a new superintendent to ... [more]

Prosecutors considering whether to retry man released on DNA evidence

May 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Prosecutors are still investigating whether to proceed with a new trial for a Wyoming man who was granted the state's first retrial based on DNA ... [more]

Spring snow helped North Platte woes

May 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Engineer's Office says it expects more calls on water rights in the North Platte River drainage in the months ahead, despite ... [more]