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Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State rig count lowest since 2010
CHEYENNE -- Cause for pessimism persists in Wyoming's oil industry as the number of drilling rigs exploring for oil ... [more]

Discrimination bill clears committee; lawmaker ejected

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity cleared a critical committee hearing on Friday and now ... [more]

The way it was: Mountain snow -- 1947

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  There's a reason most mountain roads and cabins above Dubois in the Wind River Mountains are inaccessible this time of year, as this picture from the 1940s ... [more]

Experts to provide one-on-one car seat training

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Injury Prevention Resources is hosting a mid-winter car seat check from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Riverton High School.
Nationally certified child ... [more]

Film contest seeking entries; $25K goes to grand prize winner

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. The grand prize winner will take home $25,000.
The winning entry will have ... [more]

Wyoming Latina Youth Conference offering two scholarships

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Scholarships are available from the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference for students who want to pursue a higher education.
Successful applicants must have ... [more]

CWC hosts negotiation training for local officers

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Thirteen law enforcement officers from the Riverton and Lander police departments and the Fremont County Sheriff's Office recently attended Central Wyoming ... [more]

Enzi accepting applications for summer page positions

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The deadline to apply is March 5.

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be Senate pages during one of ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Fri., Feb 20, the 27th day of the 2015 General Session:
VOTING RIGHTS: The Senate for the second time ... [more]

Bill to permit state role in adding value to minerals heads to Mead

Feb 22, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill to create a program in which the state partners with businesses to convert Wyoming minerals into value-added products cleared the Senate on ... [more]

College preps for once-per-decade look by accreditors

Feb 22, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Faculty at Central Wyoming College have been preparing since September for this year's accreditation visit from the Higher Learning ... [more]

County eyes falling oil price

Feb 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Taxes from oil account for about 10 percent of Fremont County's annual revenue stream.

Third in a series

Fremont County's revenue ... [more]

Today

Feb 20, 2015 - Staff:  Births
WASHINGTON

A daughter was born to Marie Rose Washington of Lander and Daniel Joy Washington of Lander at 12:13 p.m. Jan. 7, 2015, at SageWest ... [more]

Digest

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Inmate charged in murder-for-hire
CHEYENNE -- Federal prosecutors have charged a Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate with trying to hire someone to kill ... [more]

Teen gets 60 years for killing guard

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A Wyoming teenager who killed a western Nebraska jailer in what a judge called "a senseless act of violence" has been sentenced to at least 60 ... [more]

House trounces last gasp on Medicaid expansion

Feb 20, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The House voted 41-15 to reject the amendment to the supplemental budget.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a ... [more]

No serious injury from spectacular wreck Tuesday

Feb 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After being reported initially as a possible fatal wreck, a two-vehicle accident Tuesday near South Pass had a much better outcome. Officials say everyone ... [more]

City considers changing procedures for alcohol, home business permits

Feb 20, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two more city council readings must pass before any changes take place.

The process applicants must follow to obtain certain permits from the City of ... [more]

County OKs adding floodplain data for property buyers, owners

Feb 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The information would cover floodplains and floodways on the Popo Agie River around Lander and the Wind River near Dubois.

Floodplain data is to be ... [more]

Funding nixed for CWC's outreach site in Jackson

Feb 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming House of Representatives failed to pass a budget amendment Thursday that would have provided funding for a Central Wyoming College outreach center ... [more]

Today

Feb 19, 2015 - Staff:  Births
WALKER

A son was born to Benjamin Walker of Lander and Travis Walker of Lander at 7:36 a.m. Dec. 19, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. ... [more]

Organizations receive $100K to promote events

Feb 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly $100,000 has been assigned to local organizations by the Wind River Visitor's Council using funds generated by the Fremont County lodging tax.
The ... [more]

Lander police chief restructuring department

Feb 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Robert Cecrle also plans to review policies, make changes and submit them for city council approval.

The new Lander Police Department chief told the ... [more]

Digest

Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bison kills top 500 this winter
BILLINGS, Mont. -- More than 500 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park have been sent to slaughter, killed by ... [more]

Legislative panel kills concussion bill in tie

Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state House Education Committee has rejected a bill that sought to exempt school districts from class-action lawsuits for failing to implement ... [more]

Poor snow limits park snowmobiling

Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Unusually warm weather this month is to blame.

JACKSON -- Snowmobiles and metal-tracked vehicles are being prohibited between West Yellowstone and Old ... [more]

Judge denies Eaton's request to block death penalty hearing

Feb 19, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident was convicted of murder in 2004.

CHEYENNE -- A federal judge won't block the Casper district attorney from once again ... [more]

Man settles lawsuit against Shoshoni officials over 2012 arrest

Feb 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Shoshoni man recently settled his lawsuit with town officials after claiming police tased and arrested him without reason in 2012.
Details of the settlement ... [more]

Groups working to bring safe ride system to city

Feb 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Local groups want to bring safe rides to Riverton residents who are under the influence of alcohol.
Injury Prevention Resources executive director Noel ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 25th day of the 2015 General Session:
VOTING RIGHTS: The Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill ... [more]