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May 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Park County eyes added sales tax
POWELL (AP) -- The Park County Commission has endorsed placing a sales tax question on the county's November general ... [more]

New water tests show no problem near tailings site

May 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Tribal test results wrong, DOE says
The federal agency in charge of site cleanup and management of an area affected by uranium contamination near St. ... [more]

New lines on West Main

May 10, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Department of Transportation worker Mike Crawford controlled chipped center-line paint with a broom on West Main Street in Riverton as workers removed ... [more]

Burned workers wore safety clothing; probe continues

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The initial investigation into a flash fire that critically injured three workers at the Sinclair oil refinery near Rawlins found that the ... [more]

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May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snow King offers plans for ski hill
JACKSON (AP) -- The owners of the Snow King Ski Resort in Jackson are proposing ambitious plans they say are need to ... [more]

White Hall renovation to start this month at UW

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- Work will begin soon on renovating the 12-story White Hall on the University of Wyoming campus.
The $12 million White Hall project is the final ... [more]

State gives formal OK on Fort Washakie unification

May 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21's unification request got its final stamp of approval Monday after the Wyoming State Board of Education voted to accept the ... [more]

State's population could be the fourth-oldest by 2030

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Department of Health is calling attention to the aging of the state's population and says residents should consider how to address ... [more]

Amid reported layoffs, tribe plans General Council

May 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho government building in Ethete had locked doors Thursday morning as possibly dozens of employees have been receiving notifications of ... [more]

Judge asked to move teen Hudson suspect's case to juvenile court

May 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Attorneys for the youngest defendant in the Hudson double homicide prosecution have asked a judge to transfer proceedings to juvenile court and to hold a ... [more]

Smart Start director achieves her Montessori certification

May 9, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Lessons focus on manners, peace, order and respect.
Smart Start Academy will be adjusting its name and changing its style of teaching for the coming ... [more]

Mead won't rule out higher penalties for worker deaths

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says more may need to be done to combat the state's high workplace fatality rate.
Mead told a meeting of the Wyoming ... [more]

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May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Commission reverts to three members
PINEDALE (AP) -- Sublette County voters have reversed a decision they made last year to expand their county ... [more]

Three critically injured in Sinclair refinery fire

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS (AP) -- Three workers injured in a fire at the Sinclair refinery near Rawlins were taken to a burn center in Colorado in critical condition.
Sinclair ... [more]

Car chase ends with arrests Tuesday p.m.

May 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman was arrested Tuesday after she led law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit. Officers were attempting to locate the car she drove, which was thought ... [more]

CES gets construction grant; zone change OK

May 9, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has secured a Wyoming Business Council Council Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $194,305 on behalf of Community Entry ... [more]

Bauder's resignation accepted

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Following an executive session Tuesday, the Riverton school board unanimously accepted the resignation of activities director Keith Bauder without public ... [more]

Late Wednesday start proposed for Riverton schools

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A later start to the school day is being proposed on Wednesdays for the Riverton public schools during the 2012-13 academic year to facilitate teacher ... [more]

Fire guts rental house on North Broadway in city

May 9, 2012 - Christina George, Staff Writer:  By Christina George
Staff Writer
Fire officials are investigating a house fire that occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday in Riverton.
"At this time, we ... [more]

Today

May 8, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
AARON

Lena Aaron, 86, died Friday, May 4, in Fort Washakie. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Rocky Mountain Hall at ... [more]

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May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in ATV wreck
SODA SPRINGS, Idaho -- Officials in southwestern Wyoming say a 49-year-old Wyoming man died of injuries suffered in an ... [more]

Judge rejects challenge to DUI law

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A Teton County judge has ruled that warrants issued over the telephone for blood tests in drunken driving suspects doesn't violate Wyoming's ... [more]

Roaming bison to be shooed back inside Yellowstone borders

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Government officials plan to haze a large herd of migrating bison back into Yellowstone National Park this week -- an annual event that is ... [more]

Mead opposed to BLM plan limiting property for shale

May 8, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has told the U.S. Bureau of Land Management that he disagrees with the agency's proposal to reduce the amount of land in the state ... [more]

Oil, gas likely to drive more state growth, report says

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A survey indicates continued expansion of Wyoming's economy thanks to oil and gas activity.
The survey by the Denver-based Goss Institute for Economic ... [more]

Shoshoni starts planning for new school; $45M to be allotted in July

May 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  To assure compliance with a new state statute that requires school districts to have public involvement when building new facilities, Fremont County School ... [more]

Tribal leader tells Congress of fracking worry

May 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone Business Council co-chairman Wes Martel told a congressional group that tribes need a stronger role in regulating energy development, which ... [more]

Tribal tax appeal heard in Denver; has implications on border issue

May 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  DENVER -- Northern Arapaho litigation against Fremont County and the State of Wyoming is using a taxation issue to determine the Wind River Indian Reservation's ... [more]

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May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Restore America's Freedom on May 12
Anyone frustrated about the federal government and interested in discussions about ways for improvements can find ... [more]

'Best dunker in the nation' performing at county schools

May 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Arapaho Charter High School's Rec Club invites the community to attend one of two events next week with Kenny Dobbs, an American Indian known worldwide for his ... [more]