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Jan 18, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
JAN. 20
Community Dinner
, sponsored by Dubois Boy's and Girls Club, is at 5 p.m. at the Headwaters Arts and Conference Center, 20 ... [more]

Bill to fund roads with severance tax on hold

Jan 18, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would use some of the state's severance tax money to help fix highways and roads in Wyoming is on hold.
The Senate Revenue ... [more]

Digest

Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Senate hears dropout law
CHEYENNE -- A bill requiring students to stay in school until they're 18 or finish their senior year is advancing at the ... [more]

Students at UW push for state action on trafficking

Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Three words -- the first three -- stand out on a petition a University of Wyoming student group has circulated since late last year in hopes of ... [more]

Senate bill would end life without parole sentences

Jan 18, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Under a bill proposed Thursday, Wyoming would no longer have a prison sentence of life without parole -- a punishment currently reserved for ... [more]

County passes on District 25's modular building

Jan 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners had expressed interest in using the building as a day reporting center for the new juvenile detention alternatives initiative.

The ... [more]

I have learned some major lessons, says paralyzed adventurer

Jan 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though he has been confined to a wheelchair since 1994 when a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed, Clay Egan says he does not feel handicapped.
"I've ... [more]

Death at high school under investigation

Jan 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the death of George Watts, 59, of Riverton, who was found unconscious Wednesday evening after being involved in a ... [more]

Gasoline tax increase gets House approval

Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise Wyoming fuel taxes by a dime a gallon has cleared its final vote in the state House of Representatives.
The House on Friday ... [more]

Education leaders eye concealed gun bill with concern

Jan 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College are wary of a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on campus.
House Bill 105 states that anyone ... [more]

Riverton students rehearse for MCT show

Jan 17, 2013 - Staff:  Pupils from Fremont County School District 25 were busy rehearsing their parts for the Missoula Children's Theater production of "The Pied Piper" to be ... [more]

Today

Jan 17, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CLARK

Kale W. "Superman" Clark, 16, of Riverton, died Saturday, Jan. 5, at his home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at ... [more]

Digest

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Math quota may be upped
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming high school students would have to take math classes each year under a bill being considered by state ... [more]

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]

Digest

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]

Today

Jan 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ANTELOPE

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]