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Hound dies in garage, kennel blaze near Pavillion

Jan 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  At least one dog was killed Jan. 15 in a structure fire east of Pavillion.
No humans were injured in the blaze, which destroyed a garage and dog kennel and ... [more]

Cause unknown in Tuesday shop fire

Jan 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The building itself didn't sustain structural damage, but some of the insulation, lighting, wiring and overhead heating system may have been destroyed. ... [more]

Arts council taking grant applications

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  Applications are open for the Wyoming Arts Council's "arts education," "grants to organizations" and "operating support grants" categories.
Arts education ... [more]

BLM seeks comment on mine project

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office seeks public input on the Sheep Mountain uranium project draft environmental impact statement.
The BLM will ... [more]

Reggae concert coming to Riverton

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  Peter Chandler, aka Chanman, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverton Branch Library.
The free Roots Reggae concert will include comments on the ... [more]

Library to show opera

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander MetOpera will present the "Tales of Hoffmann" on Saturday in the Carnegie Room of the Lander Library.
The opera will be a live transmission from ... [more]

Wyoming Indian's $21 million elementary school taking shape

Jan 25, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  When Wyoming Indian set out to construct a new elementary school, officials knew the building had to pay tribute to culture and be large enough to serve as a ... [more]

Weeks after fire, Dubois planning for recovery

Jan 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Financial contributions have arrived from across the nation.

A fire devastated Dubois's downtown and left half a dozen business owners picking ... [more]

CREG: Influential state revenue forecast misses the mark again and again

Jan 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A well-known financial forecast released last week has state lawmakers predicting doom and plotting how to cut back spending.
The report, however, has a ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Friday the ninth eighth day of the 2015 General Session:
ROAD KILL: The Senate received from the House a bill that ... [more]

Digest

Jan 23, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Judge amendment goes to Senate
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to raise the mandatory ... [more]

Yellowstone bison moved for slaughter

Jan 23, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone National Park has begun shipping wild bison for slaughter as part of a plan to reduce the park's population by as many as 900 ... [more]

Enzi chairs Senate budget committee, says balanced ledger possible by '25

Jan 23, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The new Republican chairman of the Senate Budget Committee said Thursday that he'll try to pass a fiscal blueprint this spring that will promise a ... [more]

No immediate plans to address dog packs after woman's death

Jan 23, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After a woman was found dead in November due to an apparent dog attack on the Wind River Indian Reservation, some wondered whether officials would address the ... [more]

Children's event new to Wild West Winter Carnival

Jan 23, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Art, Technology and Science at 120 S. Third St. in Riverton.

A new event for children has ... [more]

Bill would OK tribal license plates

Jan 23, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Each tribe would have its own design, which would be determined by the tribal business council with help from the Wyoming Department of Transportation. ... [more]

Bill on unregulated food advances, but Campbell opposed

Jan 23, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  A Fremont County legislator was the sole vote Thursday against a House committee endorsement of a proposal that would exempt certain Wyoming food sales from ... [more]

Today

Jan 23, 2015 - Staff:  Births
BISHOP

A daughter was born to Danielle Bishop of Lander and Matthew Bishop of Lander at 1:38 p.m. Jan. 9, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

House votes down bill that would have weakened pot penalties for small quantities

Jan 22, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives on Wednesday defeated a bill to reduce the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
The House ... [more]

Medicaid plans weighed by lawmakers not identical

Jan 22, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  Department of Health Director Tom Forslund explained how one bill that has been filed differs from the plan put forth by Gov. Matt Mead.

CHEYENNE -- ... [more]

Digest

Jan 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Missing woman fell 15 to 20 feet
POWELL -- The Park County coroner's office says a woman whose body was found near an irrigation canal just west of ... [more]

Wind River snowpack looks good

Jan 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Statewide, median snow water equivalent for all 19 measuring locations is 101 percent, a full 20 percent lower than the level measured 12 months ... [more]

Students to compete at state poetry contest

Jan 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The 10th Annual Wyoming Poetry Out Loud state competition will take place Feb. 2 to Feb. 3 in Cheyenne. Ten student competitors, including Catlin Tillman of ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the seventh day of the 2015 General Session:
SCHOLARSHIP: The state House Education Committee has ... [more]

Today

Jan 22, 2015 - Staff:  Community calendar
SATURDAY
Ice Fishing Derby
is Jan. 23 to Jan. 25 at Boysen Reservoir. This is a Wild West Winter Carnival event.
Poker Run ... [more]

State House gives initial OK to science standards it nixed last year

Jan 22, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming House of Representatives gave preliminary approval Thursday to legislation that would allow the State Board of Education to adopt science standards ... [more]

Calvert to retire as public TV chief this summer

Jan 22, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two years after announcing -- then withdrawing -- her retirement in 2013, Ruby Calvert says she is ready to leave her post as general manager of the Wyoming ... [more]

Vehicular homicide suspect bound over

Jan 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Reuben Revere already has been convicted of DUI related to the Nov. 13 wreck in west Riverton.

Vehicular homicide and aggravated assault charges ... [more]

Wyoming water panel looks over projects added by lawmakers

Jan 21, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The programs include $2.6 million for spillway work at Bull Lake.

CHEYENNE -- Some members of the state Water Development Commission voiced concerns ... [more]

Today

Jan 21, 2015 - Staff:  Community calendar
FRIDAY
Family Movie Night
is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the activity room at the Dubois Library, 202 N. First St. Popcorn and lemonade ... [more]