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Minimum wage hike nixed in committee

Jan 25, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's minimum wage will stay the same for at least another year.
The House Revenue Committee voted 8-1 on Friday to reject a bill that would ... [more]

Surveys show high rate of student satisfaction at UW

Jan 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A survey of University of Wyoming students shows that more than 90 percent are pleased with their education at the state's only four-year, public ... [more]

The way it was: Young mushers -- 2002

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The International Pedigree Stage Stop Dog Sled race was speeding from place to place in western Wyoming 13 years ago this week, and these young Fremont County ... [more]

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]

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]

Newspaper awards

Jan 23, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Seven news staff members combined for 12 awards in state competition

The Wyoming Press Association conducts an annual awards contest for Wyoming ... [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]

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]

New race to accompany annual sled dog contest

Jan 23, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A new two-day race will be added to the 20th International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race.
The Eight Dog Classic Sled Dog Race will kick off the event Jan. ... [more]

New mayor brings administrative changes to LPD

Jan 23, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department chief has been demoted and a lieutenant has resigned after a recent administrative shift within the department.
In November, ... [more]

Why doesn't county budget cover guns for sheriff's office?

Jan 23, 2015 - Dennis Clary, Riverton:  Editor:
The sheriff of Fremont County says his office needs about $40,000 to buy replacement firearms for the deputies. ( [more]

Dechert signs with Occidental VB

Jan 23, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  She was a two-time all-stater for the Shoshoni Wranglers.

SHOSHONi -- Annika Dechert is preparing to make a move from Shoshoni to Los Angeles. ... [more]

Mormon church creates 11 new missions

Jan 23, 2015 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon church has announced the creation of 11 new missions worldwide, including two in Utah.
Joining Logan and Orem with new missions ... [more]

UW preparing for Lobos

Jan 23, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Two of the top-three teams in the Mountain West Conference face off at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Arena-Auditorium when the University of Wyoming men's ... [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]

Wolverines send wrestlers to weekend tournaments in Nebraska and Lander

Jan 23, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines are participating in pair of wrestling meets in different states this weekend.
RHS coach Jay Galey is sending his upperclassmen to ... [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]

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]