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Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Transition to Common Core not easy
The transition into the Math and Language Arts Common Core Standards has produced unfavorable results at Arapahoe ... [more]

WyDOT: Be patient when driving near snowplows

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two snowplows have been hit by citizen drivers in the past month near Riverton and west of Dubois, prompting the Wyoming Department of Transportation to issue ... [more]

High bail for man charged in threats at Life Resource Center

Mar 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Judge Robert B. Denhardt said he would prefer an even higher bail for John Cardine.

A Wyoming Life Resource Center employee's bond was continued, and ... [more]

High court won't give new hearing to Hill case

Mar 3, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Supreme Court will not reconsider its decision striking down a law that stripped the superintendent of public instruction of most ... [more]

Even before it's built, new school to have a principal

Mar 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Active planning for the new elementary school in Riverton begins Tuesday, March 4, including naming a principal for the school before construction even ... [more]

Mown on the range

Mar 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Could one problem with the struggling sage grouse be too much sage brush? Researchers think it's possible.

Removing sagebrush may seem like an odd ... [more]

Law would push back on EPA in Wyoming

Mar 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Wyoming legislators from Fre-mont County approve of a bill that would limit the rule-making authority in Wyoming of the Environmental Protection Agency and ... [more]

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Feb 28, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ABEYTA

A son was born to Melissa and Mike Abeyta Jr., of Riverton, at 3:27 p.m. Jan. 10 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ... [more]

Fed research shows grizzlies not in decline

Feb 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A government-sponsored research team has concluded there are no signs of decline among Yellowstone's grizzly bears as officials consider ... [more]

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Feb 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming top C02 state per capita
CHEYENNE -- The worst state for carbon dioxide emissions per person isn't smoggy California or bustling New York, but a ... [more]

School bus cameras survive as Senate debates safety legislation

Feb 28, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- With the death of a Fremont County girl on their minds, Wyoming state senators has embraced the idea of the state helping school districts equip ... [more]

Bill authorizes state to 'get aggressive' in EPA disputes

Feb 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local legislators say they approve of a bill that would limit the rule-making authority in Wyoming of the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal ... [more]

Mark Stone to run for county sheriff

Feb 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The retired Riverton police captain and current Riverton school board member is a Republican.

Mark Stone, a 19-year veteran of the Riverton Police ... [more]

Pitt gets 15 years for running meth operation in county

Feb 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A methamphetamine dealer from Hudson is to spend the next 15 years in prison and five years after that on probation.
The dealer's supplier, a Green River ... [more]

Murder convict sentenced for June 9 stabbing attack

Feb 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dean Moss killed Dwight Spoonhunter with a kitchen knife.

A Fremont County man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for second-degree murder in ... [more]

Mardi Gras arrives early in Shoshoni

Feb 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Shoshoni Senior Center is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration this week, with dinner and a mock casino night Friday.
"We have the fake money so people can ... [more]

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Feb 27, 2014 - Staff:  Births
TILLMAN

A daughter was born to Medalia SittingEagle, of Riverton, and Craig Tillman, of Lander, at 7:44 a.m. Nov. 25, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

Mining ban sought near sage grouse

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont -- Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition with the federal government that seeks a prohibition on mining in areas across the West with ... [more]

Capitol renovation bill nearing final approval

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A $259 million plan to renovate Wyoming's State Capitol and the adjacent Herschler Building is close to legislative approval.
The Wyoming House of ... [more]

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Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man arrested in explosives theft
Federal officials say they've arrested a Wyoming man suspected in the theft of 559 pounds of explosives from a U.S. ... [more]

Hathaway award would grow 10 percent under proposed bill

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House has agreed to increase the Hathaway Scholarship award by 10 percent.
When Senate File 55 left the Senate, it had a 5 percent ... [more]

School to get two additional modular rooms temporarily

Feb 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is taking up an old offer from the Wyoming Schools Facilities Department to place three modular classrooms at Rendezvous ... [more]

Hornecker to seek fourth term as sheriff

Feb 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker has announced his intention to run for a fourth term, well in advance of the May filing deadline.
"I've had a lot of ... [more]

Mine-sniffing dog shows skills to kids

Feb 27, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Wyoming students raised money to buy the first trained mine-detecting dog 25 years ago for use overseas.

Senna, a dog that specializes in detecting ... [more]

CWC aiming to start new Lander center later this year

Feb 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College hope to begin construction on a new center in Lander sometime this spring.
The facility will be located on ... [more]

Miller says state could build West Coast port to ship coal

Feb 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Dave Miller thought West Coast ports were not shipping enough Wyoming coal, so he had an idea: Have the state build its own.
Miller brought his ... [more]

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Feb 26, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BOGACZ

Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Bogacz, 89, of Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, at Help for Health in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 11 ... [more]

Incident at school tied to students taking cold meds

Feb 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Two students at Riverton High School were taken to the emergency room when they showed signs of being under the influence in class.
They were back at home ... [more]

RHS 'connection circles' aim for better student communication

Feb 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School has set aside time Wednesday mornings to include 10 minutes of student conversations called "connection circles."
The connection circles ... [more]

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Feb 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mellencamp to play at CFD
CHEYENNE -- John Mellencamp will play at Cheyenne Frontier Days for the first time this summer.
Organizers announced Monday ... [more]