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Tribe sues federal government over new ACA regulations

Dec 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Dec. 8 over proposed rules implementing the Affordable Care Act. Employees of the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Buffalo man dies in house fire
BUFFALO -- A 46-year-old man died in a weekend house fire in northern Wyoming.
Officials say John Knebel of Buffalo and ... [more]

Minimum wage bill to be heard by lawmakers

Dec 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A Cheyenne lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would increase Wyoming's minimum wage to $9 an hour.
The state's current minimum wage is $5.15, but few ... [more]

Governors of two states urge 94-year-old man's extradition

Dec 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  He faces three counts in Wyoming of child molestation dating to the 1960s.

JACKSON -- The governors of both Wyoming and Michigan are trying to speed ... [more]

State gains ground in Tongue River spat

Dec 30, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A special master in the case recommends denying most of Montana's remaining claims that Wyoming failed to deliver enough water on the Tongue ... [more]

More left state this year than moved in, says new state report

Dec 30, 2014 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  For the first time since 2001, more people have been leaving Wyoming than moving in, a report from the state's Economic Analysis Division shows.
Written by ... [more]

Airport board applications due by Wednesday

Dec 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The City of Riverton is looking for community members to serve on the Riverton Regional Airport Board. The two-year terms of Bruce Kamminga, Cindy Olson and ... [more]

Bennett quits attorney post; deputy at helm until LeBrun takes office

Dec 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett has resigned just days before he was set to leave office.
The prosecutor's office is to operate without a chief until ... [more]

Man stabbed, says wife tried also to run over him with car

Dec 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 22-year-old Riverton man said his wife stabbed him with a knife early Saturday during an altercation on East Monroe Avenue.
Responding deputies said a knife ... [more]

Snow ends, deep-freeze begins

Dec 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Temps could plunge to -28 in some county spots

High temperatures will struggle to reach 0 in the Wind River Basin as the New Year begins this ... [more]

Documents don't show why EPA abandoned Pavillion water study

Dec 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency never has fully explained why, after five years, it turned its investigation of groundwater near Pavillion over to Wyoming. ... [more]

Honor Farm training leaves canines on their best behavior

Dec 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four Fremont County families got a special present this Christmas: rescue dogs that came well-trained in obedience and agility. The pups got their education ... [more]

New extension educator will serve Fremont County

Dec 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jeremiah Vardiman will join the Park County University of Wyoming Extension office in Powell Jan. 5 as the northwest area educator for agriculture.
His work ... [more]

Forest chief set

Dec 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bridger-Teton National Forest has a new supervisor. Tricia O'Connor will start as the forest's new supervisor in February.
The B-T covers parts of ... [more]

Airport to fall short of 10,000 boardings

Dec 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport will not reach the 10,000-passenger mark this year.
Through November, the airport hadn't come close to the boarding count it had ... [more]

Gillette-to-Denver jet flights to start in February

Dec 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Jet flights between Gillette and Denver are scheduled to begin in February.
Gillette-Campbell County Airport Executive Director Jay Lundell says ... [more]

Researchers use math to deduce famed pool's color before man-made pollution

Dec 28, 2014 - By Brett French, For The Associated Press:  With a little mathematics and some scientific wizardry, Joseph Shaw and two of his colleagues have put the glory back in Yellowstone National Park's Morning ... [more]

Digest

Dec 26, 2014 - Staff:  One man elected to two offices
ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- Sweetwater County commissioners say they hope a judge will decide soon whether a recently elected ... [more]

Storm leaves roads treacherous in state

Dec 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Driving remained treacherous Friday in many parts of Wyoming after a storm dumped several inches of snow across the state.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Legislation would up liquor license count

Dec 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- Proposed legislation would increase the number of liquor licenses available statewide for restaurants with bars, but the bill faces stiff opposition ... [more]

Blanket donation helps needy stay warm during the holiday season

Dec 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local Daughters of Utah Pioneers have donated 16 blankets to the Riverton Police Department this week for use by needy people.
"We just thought this would be ... [more]

Good year for R Recreation, leaders tell city council

Dec 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  R Recreation is touting a successful year of providing events and recreational opportunities for the city. Agency leaders listed accomplishments this month for ... [more]

Wild horse advocates hoping to intervene in suit

Dec 26, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press, with staff reports:  Wild horse advocacy groups across the country are pushing to intervene in a federal lawsuit the state of Wyoming filed recently against the U.S. Bureau of Land ... [more]

Conditions for holiday travel to deteriorate Thursday

Dec 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Santa will have to hit northwest Wyoming early on Christmas Eve to avoid a snowstorm forecast by the National Weather Service office in Riverton.
"He's going ... [more]

Family dog killed in rural house fire Monday

Dec 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A family dog died in a residential fire Monday that drew firefighters from multiple departments.
According to reports from the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

At Bebout's urging, state patrol to do away with ticket quota

Dec 24, 2014 - By Sarah Zoellick, Tribune News Service:  The head of the Wyoming Highway Patrol announced Tuesday that, effective immediately, the trooper evaluation policy that many criticized as being a quota ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 24, 2014 - Staff:  Wintry weather arriving statewide
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Much of Wyoming will have a white Christmas if current forecasts pan out.
Holiday travelers, take ... [more]

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Dec 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Weather forecasters say snowfall is on the way for Thursday

A classic "white Christmas" doesn't happen often in Fremont County, but weather ... [more]

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]