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Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowstorm heading in
JACKSON -- Bad news for travelers but good news for skiers: A significant winter storm is headed into Wyoming this weekend.
The National ... [more]

Enzi says he won't necessarily adhere to Norquist tax pledge

Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sen. Mike Enzi is among the vast majority of House and Senate Republicans who have signed a pledge not to vote for any tax increases, but said it's ... [more]

Three dead in Casper College attack

Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An attack at a community college in central Wyoming and another location nearby killed three people early Friday, including the attacker, police ... [more]

Students brush up on Constitution for state competition

Nov 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students enrolled in Riverton High School's senior college government course will travel to Casper on Monday to compete in this year's district-level We The ... [more]

Teens hurt in car wreck after chase

Nov 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two teenage boys were injured in a vehicle collision Saturday evening, reportedly after eluding law enforcement in Dubois.
Fremont County Sheriff's deputies ... [more]

Chaplain fired amid conduct allegations

Nov 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Catholic College took the action against the Rev. Stuart MacDonald.
 
Wyoming Catholic College officials said a chaplain was fired from the ... [more]

Three dead in Casper attack; one may be past Lander resident

Nov 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents had Casper College students and staff in mind on Friday after an attack resulted in the death of three people on and near the ... [more]

Today

Nov 29, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BRAACK

A son was born to Renae and Jonathan Braack, of Arapahoe, at 8:19 a.m. Oct. 17, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

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Nov 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Deer comment to be extended
PINEDALE -- The public is getting more time to comment on a plan to improve habitat in the Sublette Mule Deer Herd ... [more]

State buyers flocked to Colorado for lottery chance

Nov 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents flocked to Colorado to buy Powerball tickets in hope of winning the record $587 million jackpot.
It's very unlikely that ... [more]

Grizzly bear shooter was Dubois man

Nov 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- An elk hunter who said he was close by when other hunters killed a grizzly in Grand Teton National Park last week described hearing a volley of ... [more]

State inspected more than 38K boats

Nov 29, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming conducted more than 38,600 boat inspections this summer under a program that aims to keep undesirable mussels and other invasive species ... [more]

Family Planning providing free HIV testing

Nov 29, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Family Planning will offer free HIV testing Friday in recognition of World AIDS Day, which takes place Saturday this year.
Heidi Stearns with ... [more]

Tribe wants judge to revisit eagle situation

Nov 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Indian tribe is asking a federal judge to reconsider a recent ruling that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted properly in ... [more]

Riverton hosts state drama fest

Nov 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  It serves as the state culminating event for high school drama.

The Wyoming State Drama Festival began Thursday when high school students from ... [more]

Solid FY12 audit for CWC

Nov 29, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No violations were discovered, and the auditor found the college's finances to be in good shape.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees ... [more]

City's homeless: Advocates say problem is both underestimated, underserved

Nov 29, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of community service organizations are requesting that residents lend an extra hand when it comes to serving the area's homeless population.
The ... [more]

U.S. Energy property dressed up for holiday

Nov 28, 2012 - Staff:  The American Indian statue on the grounds of the U.S. Energy building faced west as Green Way Lawns employee David Howell strung holiday lights on trees from a ... [more]

Today

Nov 28, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SANCHEZ

A son was born to Ashley and Adam Sanchez, of Riverton, at 3:58 p.m. Oct. 9, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane missing from Gillette
GLENROCK -- Searchers in central Utah are looking for a missing airplane from Gillette.
The plane disappeared from radar on ... [more]

State's wolf program now gets second legal challenge

Nov 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A second coalition of environmental groups has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service claiming it violated the ... [more]

Cobell lawsuit could bring $8 million to area

Nov 28, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Enrolled Arapaho and Shoshone tribal members in Fremont County could start receiving their shares of the historic Cobell lawsuit settlement within a few ... [more]

Cameco uranium mine reaches EIS stage; nearly 100 new jobs forecast

Nov 28, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Uranium mining is a step closer to returning to Fremont County. The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office has released a draft environmental impact ... [more]

Word on skull identification not likely for weeks

Nov 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont Coroner Ed McAuslan said he could know by the end of January whether the partial human skull found this summer near the Popo Agie Falls belonged to ... [more]

County weighs state, federal cooperation on flood mitigation

Nov 28, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is considering joining the Wyoming Department of Transportation on a flood mitigation project on the Wind River.
In July 2011, a ... [more]

Green Line Equipment building being built

Nov 27, 2012 - Staff:  Sehnert Systems employee Josh Baldes fitted a structural member to the wall of the new 30,000 square foot Green Line Equipment building under construction ... [more]

Today

Nov 27, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MOSS

A daughter was born to Candice and Ronald Moss, of Fort Washakie at 1:28 p.m. Oct. 14, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

17th Annual World AIDS Day is Saturday, Dec. 1

Nov 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  The connection between HIV infection and the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases is likely an overlooked area of HIV prevention, according to a ... [more]

Digest

Nov 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grizzly killing under investigation
MOOSE -- Investigators at Grand Teton National Park are continuing to probe last week's killing of a charging ... [more]

Media file suit over search for UW president

Nov 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Several media outlets have filed a lawsuit challenging the secret search for a new president of the University of Wyoming, arguing that the public ... [more]