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Park winter access expands

Dec 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The east entrance of Yellowstone National Park is now open for the winter season.
The National Park Service announced that ... [more]

Suspect in beating death of student says 'not guilty' in Laramie

Dec 23, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- The Casper man charged in the death of University of Wyoming student Joseph McGowan of Lander pleaded not guilty Monday to second-degree murder and ... [more]

Christmas services for many faiths and tastes this week at Fremont County churches

Dec 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Most holiday church services will be held on Christmas Eve this year in Riverton, but at least one group is starting the celebration early with a gathering ... [more]

'We can extend the lifetimes of many people'

Dec 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Tribes seek waiver on health care expenses

Officials on the Wind River Indian Reservation are not giving up on their push for a waiver under the ... [more]

New trustees sworn in to college board

Dec 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three new members were sworn in to the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Mickey Douglas, John Mercer and Steve Peck all were ... [more]

Bus cameras 'making our community safer,' say District 25 officials

Dec 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Since exterior video cameras were installed on Riverton school buses, an average of two vehicles per week are being reported for traffic violations to the ... [more]

Trustees to abide by CWC per diem rule

Dec 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The newest members of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees were vocal in their desire to adhere to per diem allowances for trustee travel.
The ... [more]

'The county is very fortunate'

Dec 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Good year for revenue, investments and surplus

Money is not a problem for Fremont County government, according to a recently released financial ... [more]

Fremont County eligible for assistance for September freeze

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Secretary of Agriculture has declared eight Wyoming counties eligible for disaster assistance.
Farmers and ranchers may qualify for emergency loans based ... [more]

Lenore bridge open to public near Crowheart

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  A bridge across the Wind River near Crowheart has reopened for public use, according to Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Transportation Department ... [more]

Was this the least productive Congress ever? Just about

Dec 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The only Congress that produced less legislation was the once right before this one.

WASHINGTON (AP, TNS) -- The 113th Congress began its turbulent ... [more]

States not ready for infection outbreak

Dec 21, 2014 - By Tony Pugh, Tribune News Service:  Washington (TNS)-- Most states are not prepared to handle outbreaks of severe infectious diseases, according to a new report by the Trust for America's Health ... [more]

Don't expect systemic or regime change, Cuba warns

Dec 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban Pres-ident Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between ... [more]

Digest

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Drone strike kills five
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least ... [more]

Dubois man receives Wyoming Governor's Arts Award

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Gov. Matthew H. Mead has selected Jim Wilcox of Jackson, Tom Lucas of Dubois and Zachary Pullen of Casper as the recipients of the 2014 Wyoming Governor's Arts ... [more]

Divide trail ranks high for snowmobilers

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  SnoWest Magazine again has named the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail one of the top places to ride in the country.
The trail landed the No. 5 spot on ... [more]

Today

Dec 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BORN

A son was born to Kristie Asay of Riverton and Matt Born of Riverton at 7:56 p.m. Nov. 6 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Digest

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Former prosecutor charged with theft
The Wyoming Attorney General's Office has charged Albany County's former top prosecutor, saying he used county ... [more]

Prison buildings under inspection

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Building inspectors have been examining possible structural issues at the 13-year-old Wyoming State Prison in Rawlins.
"We've noticed the past ... [more]

UW arena getting more improvements

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  An addition to the east side of the auditorium should be the most notable change of the next phase.

LARAMIE -- Work on a second phase of renovations ... [more]

Waiting game for new skate rink as ice gets thicker

Dec 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It's only a matter of time -- and temperature -- before Riverton residents are able to skate on the new ice rink installed this month at the intersection of West ... [more]

State moving forward on Honor Farm land parcel; modelers to be paid to move

Dec 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The State Board of Land Commissioners voted this month to proceed with an auction of 302 acres between Honor Farm and Webbwood roads east of North Federal ... [more]

Tall grass key if grouse to prosper, says study

Dec 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Newly published research that examined the relationship between grass height and the greater sage grouse's nesting success could have implications for cattle ... [more]

Second guilty plea in hammer killing; third suspect's case tossed

Dec 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A guilty plea on Thursday finalized the disposition of a grisly murder case that involved three defendants originally.
Charges against another defendant were ... [more]

Today

Dec 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A daughter was born to Carmella Jade Blackburn of Arapahoe and James Raymond Blackburn of Arapahoe at 3:46 p.m. Nov. 21 at SageWest ... [more]

Shoshoni library showcasing world Christmas traditions

Dec 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shoshoni Public Library employees invite the community to join them in celebrating their "A Taste of Christmas Around the World" week.
Presentations will ... [more]

Digest

Dec 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Second murder suspect in court
CHEYENNE -- The second of two men charged with first-degree murder in the death of another man in Cheyenne remains in ... [more]

Enzi next chairman of Budget Committee

Dec 18, 2014 - By Alan Fram, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Alabama lawmaker who has been the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee for the past four years ended his effort Wednesday to become ... [more]

Eaton attorneys fight new hearing on death sentence

Dec 18, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Lawyers for the former Riverton man whose death sentence recently was overturned want a judge to block Wyoming prosecutors from holding a new hearing on ... [more]

Mead budget supplement does not add money for CWC project

Dec 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer with staff reports:  The supplemental budget recommendation Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead released this week does not include additional funding for the planned student success center at ... [more]