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Bill on school construction heads to Mead

Mar 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A proposal to spend about $600 million on school construction and renovations over the next two years is on its way to Gov. Matt Mead.
The ... [more]

Passing bill speeds along despite safety fears

Mar 2, 2012 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE (MCT) -- A bill that would let some motorists break the speed limit to pass on two-lane highways was moved to the Senate floor on Wednesday.
The ... [more]

Bill would increase authority of Game and Fish Department

Mar 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the 14th day of the Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature:
GAME AND FISH: The House for the second time gave its approval ... [more]

Today

Mar 2, 2012 - Staff:  Births
YEATES
A daughter was born to Taryn and Garth Yeates Jr., of Hudson, at 3:33 a.m. Feb. 10, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 ... [more]

School board notes staff changes

Mar 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Several staffing changes were made at the Riverton school board meeting Feb. 7, along with recognition of a Rendezvous Elementary School teacher and a Riverton ... [more]

Swords at play: Camelot features extended stage maneuvers

Mar 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Some people fight with words, others fight with a fist. "Camelot" director Mike Myers fights with a sword.
Trained as an actor combatant, Myers spent the ... [more]

City to put downtown property up for sale

Mar 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to put the former Daisy Cleaners property up for sale after demolishing the building and requiring the new owner to bring the ... [more]

Authorities identify man shot by deputy

Mar 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The man shot and killed by a Fremont County Sheriff's deputy Wednesday has been identified as Michael Huff, 42, of Pavillion.
Fremont County Coroner Ed ... [more]

Wolverine Field seating to double

Mar 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A new red, black and silver section will double the home-side seating section at Wolverine Field in Riverton, following the award of bid for the upper tier ... [more]

Digest

Mar 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Romney favorite in state precincts
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Mitt Romney has won a nonbinding vote of Republican activists who turned out for precinct caucuses across ... [more]

BLM rejects biggest coal bid in seven years

Mar 1, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday rejected the biggest total bid it has received for Wyoming coal reserves in more than seven years, ... [more]

Panel endorses education reform measure

Mar 1, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House Education Committee has endorsed a bill that continues education overhaul efforts in Wyoming's public schools.
The panel, which approved ... [more]

Winds topped 70 mph over weekend; gusts stronger in neighboring counties

Mar 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Exceptionally strong winds over the weekend resulted in downed tree limbs and minor property damage as meteorologists measured wind speeds rarely seen in ... [more]

Today

Mar 1, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WILSON

A son was born to Kari Lynn Winfield and Adam C. Wilson Jr., of Riverton, at 6:07 p.m. Feb. 8, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

House eyes records bill

Mar 1, 2012 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the 13th day of the Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Wed., Feb 29, 2012:
PUBLIC RECORDS: The House gave preliminary ... [more]

Call him Chief

Mar 1, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  There's a new chief in town. The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department recently elected Ralph Estell as its new leader.
When he is not working for the National ... [more]

CWC starts work on new master plan

Mar 1, 2012 - Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has begun the legwork required to compose a new master plan for the educational institution's Riverton campus and satellite sites ... [more]

Pavillion man shot, killed by deputy sheriff

Mar 1, 2012 - Christina George, Staff Writer:  By Christina George
Staff Writer
A Fremont County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Pavillion man Wednesday night after responding to a report of a ... [more]

$692,000 worth of pot seized in traffic stop

Feb 29, 2012 - Associated Press:  EVANSTON (AP) -- Authorities say a traffic stop in southwest Wyoming has led to the seizure of 115 pounds of marijuana worth more than $692,000.
The Wyoming ... [more]

CWC, hospitals partners in $5 million health careers grant

Feb 29, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming workers seeking careers in health care got a boost from a federal grant awarded to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) worth nearly $5 ... [more]

Riverton police investigating rash of recent vandalism cases in city

Feb 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating a slew of recent vandalism incidents that involve various types of damage throughout the city.
RPD Capt. C.T. ... [more]

Today

Feb 29, 2012 - Staff:  Births
TALLWHITEMAN
A daughter was born to Rosa N. Dodge, of Arapahoe, and Riley P. Tallwhiteman, of Lame Deer, Mont., at 12:22 a.m. Feb. 4, 2012, at ... [more]

Digest

Feb 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads not guilty in shootout
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- A Wyoming man charged with shooting at law officers after a vehicle chase in South Dakota has ... [more]

Wyoming Senate advances bill on redistricting; Meier seat intact

Feb 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has given preliminary approval to a state legislative redistricting plan.
The Senate approved the bill Tuesday, keeping it the ... [more]

Chiefs filmmaker wins Oscar for new project

Feb 29, 2012 - By Josh Rhoten, Wyoming Tribune Eagle:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Daniel Junge's phone hasn't stopped ringing since Sunday night.
The Cheyenne native won an Academy Award at the 84th annual Academy Awards for ... [more]

Amendment moves AML money from roads to UW construction

Feb 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Developments on the 11th day of the Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne:
HIGHWAYS: The Senate approved an amendment to move $30 million in ... [more]

Murder victim, suspect have ties to Fremont County

Feb 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Cody police have apprehended the man who has been identified as the prime suspect in the Sunday death of his wife, a Riverton High School graduate and former ... [more]

CDS Mardis Gras revenue jumps

Feb 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The decorative masks worn by many of the attendees could not hide their enjoyment Saturday at a Mardi Gras celebration that benefited Child Development ... [more]

Third-graders moving to Rendezvous school

Feb 29, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A proposal to move all School District 25 third-grade classes from their individual elementary schools to Rendezvous Elementary School for 2012-13 was detailed ... [more]

County tax base nears $1 billion again

Feb 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A spike in oil production is primarily responsible for driving Fremont County's total assessed valuation to roughly $984 million for the upcoming fiscal ... [more]