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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]

Digest

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]

Gamblers Anonymous offers meetings in Riverton

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  She describes herself as "an average person," but one who has a gambling problem.
"I have a compulsive gambling problem and I was searching for help and you ... [more]

CWC grads set to walk on May 11

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  The Central Wyoming Class of 2012 is led by five valedictorians who earned a 4.0 grade point average while obtaining their degrees.
Matthew Ayers, Dylan ... [more]

Electrical code update class available in Lander

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College is offering National Electrical Code Update classes at Outreach Centers in Jackson and Lander.
The courses are offered in Jackson May ... [more]

Game and Fish talking in Dubois

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Allowing parents and legal guardians to purchase hunting and fishing licenses for their minor children and creating a new mountain lion hunt area in the ... [more]

Graduation ceremonies happening this month

May 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  This month thousands of students countywide will walk across a stage and be handed a high school diploma or college degree.
Central Wyoming College will kick ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  17 Mile Road paving starts
Paving of a half-mile of 17 Mile Road, also known as Fremont County Road 334, has started on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

CWC: new health center gets kickoff

May 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College will break ground on Thursday, May 10, for the health and science center that has been in the works for years.
A groundbreaking ... [more]

Sentenced in near-fatal wreck, man says he's done with booze

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  With his voice breaking up and rising in pitch as he cried while talking about a crash that nearly killed a motorcycle rider, a Worland man promised a judge he ... [more]

Derby fans come down the stretch to off-track betting site

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Since starting in horse racing in 1964, Lander's Marlene Young has had eight state champions in Wyoming, but she knows one contest always takes the winner's ... [more]

Eaton to get new hearing in 'L'il Miss' murder

May 6, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  The former Riverton resident who is Wyoming's lone death row inmate will get a new court hearing on claims he didn't receive an adequate defense at trial in ... [more]

College braces for 2013-14 budget squeeze

May 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College leaders are trying to be proactive with the coming year's budget after Gov. Matt Mead announced April 23 that all state agencies should ... [more]

Today

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GRAHAM

Funeral services for James M. Graham, 77, of Lander and Jeffrey City, are at 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's ... [more]

Entrance opening

May 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opened to automobile traffic on Friday morning.
The National Park Service says ... [more]

Digest

May 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Kid sick after drinking food coloring
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Laramie County authorities say 24 children at a Cheyenne elementary school were sickened after ... [more]

University trustees hear report from president on 8 percent budget cut

May 4, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Thursday contemplated an 8-percent budget cut that would cost the state's only four-year public ... [more]

RHS activities director on administrative leave; board action may follow

May 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Keith Bauder, a longtime Fremont County high school teacher, coach and current activities director at Riverton High School, has been placed on paid ... [more]

Council considers changing procedure on executive session

May 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Councilman Eric Heiser approached the Riverton City Council on Tuesday to ask them to consider moving the executive session to the beginning of the council's ... [more]

Preliminary hearings for suspects in Hudson case delayed again

May 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The concurrent preliminary hearings in Riverton Circuit Court scheduled for last Wednesday morning for two defendants in the Hudson double homicide case have ... [more]

State got EPA to delay fracking report, used time to attack findings

May 4, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's governor persuaded the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to postpone an announcement linking hydraulic fracturing to ... [more]

Today

May 3, 2012 - Staff:  Births
PARSONS

A daughter was born to Louise and Matthew Parsons, of Lander, at 10:56 a.m. April 3, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

May 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Game Dept. urges trash control
CODY -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the grizzly bear problem around Clark will continue to get worse if ... [more]

Activists to protest abortion in Jackson

May 3, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Anti-abortion activists from around the country say they plan to converge in Jackson this month following a recent Wyoming Supreme Court ruling in ... [more]

Cable TV provider and satellite service finally reach programming deal

May 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After four months of on-and-off negotiations, DISH Network and several Casper-based broadcasting companies have come to an agreement over service to Fremont ... [more]