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April 13 deadline for UW's new sci camp

Mar 14, 2012 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming is among 20 sites nationwide selected to host an all-expenses-paid science camp offered to increase math and science interest among ... [more]

New electronic health records effort gets good start in state

Mar 14, 2012 - Staff:  Encouraging the use of electronic health records by Wyoming healthcare providers is the goal of the Wyoming Department of Health's Medicaid Electronic Health ... [more]

Today

Mar 14, 2012 - Staff:  Births
FRIDAY

A daughter was born to Cathy Mink and Chado Friday, of Fort Washakie, at 1:59 p.m. Feb. 15, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Mar 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man accused of supplying drugs
RAWLINS (AP) -- A Colorado man recently sentenced to prison on drug charges is accused of supplying a Rawlins cocaine ... [more]

U.S. appeals court allows wolf hunts

Mar 14, 2012 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit from conservation groups that want to block wolf hunts that have killed more than 500 ... [more]

As legal battle continues, federal agency says tribe can use eagles

Mar 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued the Northern Arapaho Tribe a permit to take two eagles for religious ceremonies as litigation continued over the ... [more]

Longer wait for driver's license under new rules

Mar 14, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  A new state law means it takes longer to get or renew a driver's license in Fremont County than it used to, but local officials are working on the ... [more]

County OKs 1 percent tax question for Nov. 6 ballot

Mar 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County voters will get the chance in November to decide whether to impose an optional 1 percent sales tax to fund infrastructure projects.
On Tuesday, ... [more]

Grisly details emerge in Hudson deaths

Mar 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say the three suspects in the arson and homicides at a mobile home in Hudson in November planned the murders and fire to cover up a robbery.
Details ... [more]

Today

Mar 13, 2012 - Staff:  BIRTHS
SEABOLT

A son was born to Michelle and Richard Seabolt, of Riverton, at 10:19 a.m. Feb. 27, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Digest

Mar 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Firemen make more than chiefs
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Overtime pay pushed the income of two Cheyenne firefighters above the mayor, fire chief and police chief last ... [more]

Hot Springs County moves forward on plan for airport

Mar 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- Hot Springs County commissioners have signed a memorandum of agreement over land to build a new airport.
The general aviation airport, which would be ... [more]

Hearings start on fed shale plan

Mar 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SILT, Colo. (AP) -- The federal government held the first of several public meetings on plans for oil shale development on public lands that would keep activity ... [more]

County officials question $70,000 surgery for inmate

Mar 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners have expressed concern about taxpayers being responsible for a jail inmate getting gall bladder surgery at a cost of ... [more]

Food fair backs the local market

Mar 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Organizers of Saturday's 2012 Local Food Fair at Central Wyoming College said the event was a success with more than 300 attendees browsing the products of ... [more]

Two more murder suspects nabbed

Mar 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities on Monday night made two more arrests in connection with the arson and related homicides of Eric Clinton Likes and Elva Charlotte Quiver in Hudson ... [more]

Resident asks city to back upgrade to skate park

Mar 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton resident David Lain loves to skateboard, and he wants to use that love to improve the city.
Lain has been using the skate park since 2004, and on ... [more]

Wolf numbers hold steady in Yellowstone

Mar 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park wildlife officials say the park's gray wolf population has stabilized at about 100 wolves over the last two ... [more]

E-health records get good start

Mar 11, 2012 - Staff:  Encouraging the use of electronic health records by Wyoming healthcare providers is the goal of the Wyoming Department of Health's Medicaid Electronic Health ... [more]

Fort Washakie schools plan advances

Mar 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The group charged with determining whether to pass along Fremont County School District 21's proposal to become a kindergarten-through-12th-grade school system ... [more]

CWC gets grant to boost worker training programs

Mar 11, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  One Central Wyoming College employee said expanded health care training provided through a recent grant award could help even out average salaries in the state ... [more]

Digest

Mar 11, 2012 - Staff:  Replace smoke detector batteries
Fremont County Fire Protection District chief Craig Haslam is reminding the community to replace batteries in smoke and ... [more]

Arapahoe men going to prison for church arson

Mar 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A federal judge has ordered two Arapahoe men to serve more than four years in prison and pay nearly $224,000 in restitution for committing and arson and ... [more]

Concert offers green, Guinness and guitars

Mar 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Tensleep alt-country performer Jalan Crossland will help party-goers at Bar 10 in Riverton celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a concert.
Armed with his guitar ... [more]

Tribes asked to finalize plan to take over trash sites

Mar 11, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation are offering to take over management of the county trash transfers stations on the reservation.
The Fremont ... [more]

County GOP hammers out platform positions in convention

Mar 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Republicans on Saturday rejected a proposal to ban alcohol sales locally while questioning the federal government's role in health care and ... [more]

Romney sews up victory in Republican state caucus

Mar 11, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Republican front-runner Mitt Romney won the presidential delegate vote in caucusing at Wyoming's county conventions Saturday, picking up seven of 12 ... [more]

Murder suspect in court: Found lighter led to arrest

Mar 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities believe Eric Likes and Elva Quiver were stabbed numerous times and died before Ethete teen Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. set fire to their Hudson ... [more]

Ancient Petra discussed March 16

Mar 9, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton clergyman Kurt Schafli hosts an informational session titled "Petra: Death/Life" at 7 p.m. next Friday, March 16, at the Riverton Branch Library, 1330 ... [more]

Today

Mar 9, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
HENRIE

Former Shoshoni resident John William Henrie Sr., 67, of Arizona, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at home in Colorado, in the care of his ... [more]