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Sex assault arrests would be public under new law

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming state lawmaker wants to change a provision of state law that keeps the identities of people charged with sexual assault secret until ... [more]

Watch vs. advisory vs. warning

Jan 17, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Ever hit a mental whiteout pondering the difference between a winter storm watch and winter weather advisory?
The National Weather Service is ... [more]

Fuel tax hike passes second vote in House

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise Wyoming fuel taxes by a dime a gallon has cleared a second vote in the state House of Representatives.
The House on Thursday ... [more]

Birth needed telephone assistance

Jan 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Ohja-Zonne Eli Nicolas Tarness was born just before Christmas, his family didn't have much time to prepare for the event.
"It was super quick," mom ... [more]

Pedersen quits CWC board post two months after election

Jan 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College Trustee Judy Pedersen resigned from her post Wednesday, apologizing to voters who elected her to another four-year term in ... [more]

District 25 chief says voters deserve voice in state ed

Jan 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  If Senate File 104 passes through the Wyoming Legislature this year, Riverton schools superintendent Terry Snyder said he hopes other changes follow as ... [more]

Senate nixes changes, passes bill removing superintendent power

Jan 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has approved legislation removing the state superintendent of public instruction as administrative head of the Wyoming Department ... [more]


Jan 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  House to hear fuel tax bill
CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise Wyoming fuel taxes is set to get its first hearing in the full House of ... [more]

Lummis votes against aid bill for 'superstorm' victims; says cuts needed elsewhere

Jan 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says she voted against $50.5 billion in Superstorm Sandy disaster relief because lawmakers refused to cut ... [more]

Legislators consider law to ban human trafficking in state

Jan 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering passing state laws barring human trafficking.
The state is the only one in the country without such laws.
The ... [more]

Legislation on abortion faces state lawmakers

Jan 16, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming lawmakers are facing bills this session that would restrict access to abortion services.
Meanwhile, a group is capitalizing on the legal victory it ... [more]

Thompson chairs commission again

Jan 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  The newly seated Fremont County Commission has elected its board officers for the year.
At the board's first meeting of the new year, Commissioner Travis ... [more]

More Winter Carnival events in week ahead

Jan 16, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Casino Night is this Saturday, and the medallion hunt begins on Tuesday.

Wild West Winter Carnival events continue this weekend as the seasonal ... [more]

Senior center van burns on road; no injuries

Jan 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured Tuesday when a Lander Senior Citizens Center vehicle caught fire on Wyoming Highway 789, about 10 miles south of Riverton.
Center director ... [more]

Bills could accelerate adoption of natural gas vehicles in county

Jan 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature is considering three bills to stimulate use of natural gas vehicles, all of which could affect Fremont County. The commercial natural ... [more]


Jan 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Virgil Garrett Antelope died Monday, Jan. 14, in Casper. A overnight visitation will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Blue Sky ... [more]

Fuel tax legislation advances to House

Jan 15, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A bill that would raise the state's fuel tax by 10 cents per gallon will advance to the Wyoming House of Representatives after a Joint Revenue Interim ... [more]

Surplus building offered to county; not accepted yet

Jan 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education has offered a surplus maintenance trailer to the Fremont County Commission.
The gesture does not ... [more]

UW police reviewing emergency response plan

Jan 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- An average year for the University of Wyoming Police Department entails officers responding to about 12,000 total calls -- 2,000 criminal and 10,000 ... [more]


Jan 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Changes to tip laws proposed
JACKSON -- A state lawmaker from Jackson is proposing some changes to Wyoming's tipping laws.
One bill introduced by Rep. ... [more]

Taking a closer look at women's health

Jan 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Politicians spent a significant amount of time in the past election season debating topics related to women's health, including abortion, insurance coverage ... [more]

Committee defeats banning sex offenders near child care sites

Jan 15, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee on Monday defeated a bill that would have banned sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of child care ... [more]

Radon testing kits available to state residents, businesses

Jan 15, 2013 - Staff:  The only way to know how much of the potentially dangerous gas radon is present in homes or workplaces is to test for it, according to the Wyoming Department ... [more]


Jan 15, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

James Delbert Oldman Jr., of Ethete, died Sunday, Jan. 13, in Lander. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Blue ... [more]

Bill to strip power from Hill's post amended

Jan 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, is working with fellow legislators to address accountability issues within the Wyoming Department of Education without ... [more]

Bison hunt reached goal of 200 killed

Jan 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Hunters report killing 200 bison during the just-completed bison hunting season in northwest Wyoming.
The number is precisely what wildlife managers ... [more]

County advised to buy Dubois building for ambulance department

Jan 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Emergency medical service staff in Dubois may not have to sleep in the ambulance's cab much longer.
The Fremont County Commission plans to buy a building in ... [more]

Winter Car & Bike show comes to Riverton

Jan 14, 2013 - Staff:  Twelve-year-old Grace Miller of Riverton laughed as her dad, Lyle, pointed out a interior detail of Mike's Rod Shop's 1947 Ford flathead V8 during Saturday's ... [more]

The way it was: Bank construction -- 1962

Jan 14, 2013 - Staff:  Mid-January typically isn't the time of year that comes to mind for a building project, but organizers of the new American National Bank of Riverton were eager ... [more]


Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  CWC hosting auditions for 'Hair'
Auditions for the Central Wyoming College Theater Department's production of the rock musical "Hair" are scheduled for ... [more]