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Lottery boss says Wyoming tickets will go on sale in June

Mar 27, 2014 - By Becky Orr, McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- The leader of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation said Friday he is confident lottery tickets will go on sale in the state in June.
Jon Clontz, chief ... [more]

State audit gives high marks to WDE under Hill's tenure; Mead sees 'serious concerns'

Mar 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A highly anticipated audit of federal spending by Wyoming government agencies was released Wednesday, with the Wyoming Department of Education receiving high ... [more]

Colleagues recall John Philp as good-natured leader

Mar 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former three-term Fremont County commissioner died Friday at age 92.

Those who served with him remember former Fremont County Commissioner John ... [more]

Plans for elementary school taking shape

Mar 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  School officials and the invited public got a first look Tuesday at the proposed design for the planned K-3 elementary school for Fremont County School ... [more]

Guilty plea by second Rails to Trails attacker

Mar 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge has convicted the second defendant in the Rails to Trails attack of homicide and aggravated assault.
The defendant, Santana Mendoza, pleaded guilty ... [more]

Today

Mar 26, 2014 - Staff:  Births
LINDEN

A daughter was born to Casey Brown and Sam Linden, of Riverton, at 8:21 p.m. Jan. 8 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 4 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Mar 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Couple charged in more robberies
CASPER -- A couple accused of robbing a Casper bank in January have also been charged in the hold ups of banks in Rock ... [more]

Majority of Park County GOP votes to censure State Sen. Coe

Mar 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A longtime state senator who led the effort to strip power from Wyoming Superintendent Cindy Hill has narrowly survived a censure by fellow ... [more]

Treasurer Gordon to run for full term

Mar 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Appointed Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon will seek a full term.
He launched his campaign to continue holding that office on Monday.
Gordon ... [more]

Flood risk moderate to high along Wind River near city

Mar 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The risk of spring and early summer flooding in Fremont County is now considered moderate to high according to forecasting by federal hydrologist Jim Fahey, ... [more]

Kitchen grease fire spreads, destroys single-family home

Mar 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fire investigators say the fire that destroyed a single-family dwelling Monday evening began when grease ignited on the stove.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

State concedes unconstitutionality of Hill bill, hopes to preserve parts

Mar 26, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Lawyers for the state concede in a court filing that the bulk of a law passed last year that stripped most duties from the superintendent of public instruction ... [more]

DUI citations up for sheriff's office in '13; total calls up 4 percent

Mar 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Although the demand on its patrol deputies and dispatchers increased in 2013, the Fremont County sheriff's office managed to step up crime prevention efforts, ... [more]

Today

Mar 25, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CHENEY

Howard B. Cheney, 87, of Riverton, died Saturday, March 22, at home. Viewing and visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, ... [more]

Digest

Mar 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Another power plant closing
Black Hills Corp. has closed down a coal-fired power plant outside Gillette, a move the company says is in response to ... [more]

Murder suspect extradited from San Diego to Colorado

Mar 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BOULDER, Colo. -- One of the suspects in the shooting death of a Colorado man whose body was found in Wyoming has been extradited to Boulder, Colo.
The Boulder ... [more]

Park decides against using air guns to vaccinate bison

Mar 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone's chief scientist, David Hallac, has said vaccinations would cost $300,000 annually but do little to reduce infection rates.

HELENA, ... [more]

Proposed coal gas project would require reclassification of sub-surface water

Mar 25, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A project that would produce gas by oxidizing an underground coal seam will be the subject of a state Department of Environmental Quality public ... [more]

New campaign promotes free, confidential STD testing

Mar 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health continues to promote free and confidential testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases through its recently updated ... [more]

Health experts say more information is needed on effects of e-cigarette use

Mar 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Electronic cigarettes have been available for years, but they have gained popularity recently, prompting concern from local smoking cessation advocates.
The ... [more]

Riverton man flown to Salt Lake City after motorcycle hit truck

Mar 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  James Reid's bike wrecked when he tried to pass on the right side of a motorist in front of him.

A Riverton man was airlifted to Salt Lake City for ... [more]

Tribal liaisons must be more accountable, says governor in budget note

Mar 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming has asked liaisons for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes to keep better track of the work they do in order to receive state ... [more]

City no longer requires $100 deposit for using parks

Mar 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has amended the fee system for reserving city park facilities after discussion in a previous work session.
The amendment was ... [more]

Attorney: Rez border issues not unique

Mar 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council invited attorney John Schumacher to a work session this month to talk about an Environmental Protection Agency ruling impacting the ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  $300K in unclaimed funds returned
CHEYENNE -- State Treasurer Mark Gordon says his office recently helped more than 1,400 people be reunited with more ... [more]

30-year state legislator to retire this year

Mar 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- State Sen. John Hines, of Gillette, says he doesn't plan to seek re-election this year and will retire after 30 years in the Wyoming ... [more]

Lottery vendor picked

Mar 24, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a major step toward getting a statewide lottery up and running, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. board on Friday selected international gaming giant ... [more]

The way it was: Bronze deer -- 1998

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  It takes a lot of different people to create and ship a huge bronze sculpture such as this one being readied for delivery in March 1998.
Sporting goods retail ... [more]

NWS urges caution with annual agricultural burns

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Inevitably, as temperatures begin to warm, many ranchers and farmers head outside to begin their annual agricultural burns. Each year, as the spring burning ... [more]

Digest

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's Indian School Educational Association selects board members
The St. Stephen's Indian School Educational Association had its annual ... [more]