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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]

James Delbert Oldman Jr.

Jan 16, 2013 - Staff:  James Delbert Oldman Jr., of Ethete, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He was 47 years old. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Quoted in the news

Jan 16, 2013 - Staff:  I can tell the public doesn't like this. I have had a couple of e-mails in favor (of the bill), and most of those people in favor have intimate knowledge of ... [more]

Pew poll finds agreement on some gun control proposals

Jan 16, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  LOS ANGELES (MCT) -- A month after an elementary school massacre pushed gun control back onto the public agenda, some of the key proposals being discussed ... [more]

Hill's problem is that she's no 'good ol' boy'

Jan 16, 2013 - Robin Berry, Cody:  Editor:
State Sen. Hank Coe has deceived voters.  In a public forum at the Cody Club Chamber lunch on Dec. 17, he stood before us and said that he would not ... [more]

New Panthers

Jan 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Powell makes Special Olympics 'official'

Of note in the news is the announcement that Powell High School has formed a new varsity sports team.
No, ... [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]

Two wins, two ties so far for River Rats hockey team

Jan 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts Douglas for a pair of games this week.

Riverton won two hockey games last weekend against the Casper Oilers B team in the high school ... [more]

RHS starts indoor track with 41 on the roster

Jan 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The team includes 12 athletes from Wind River High School and one from Shoshoni.

The Riverton High School indoor track team has a countywide flavor ... [more]

Martinez released on bond

Jan 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE - Luke Martinez told Laramie Police officers early Sunday morning that he kicked a defenseless man during a Dec. 30 fight that involved several people ... [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]

CWC doubleheader postponed in Miles due to bad weather

Jan 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mother Nature gave the Central Wyoming College men's and women's basketball programs Saturday off when the doubleheader at Miles City Community College was ... [more]

Meet three baseball hall-of-famers you've never heard of

Jan 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  On July 28, three great contributors to baseball, still known as America's game, will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New ... [more]

County pair crowned champs at Runner wrestling tournament

Jan 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Fremont County wrestlers won individual titles Saturday at the annual Don Runner Memorial tournament at Wind River High School.
At 220 pounds, Riverton ... [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]

Surplus building offered to county; not accepted yet

Jan 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education has offered a surplus maintenance trailer to the Fremont County Commission.
The gesture does not ... [more]

UW police reviewing emergency response plan

Jan 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- An average year for the University of Wyoming Police Department entails officers responding to about 12,000 total calls -- 2,000 criminal and 10,000 ... [more]

Digest

Jan 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Changes to tip laws proposed
JACKSON -- A state lawmaker from Jackson is proposing some changes to Wyoming's tipping laws.
One bill introduced by Rep. ... [more]