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State health exchange questions remain

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to
launch the insurance website Oct. 1.


CHEYENNE -- The federal government stands ready next ... [more]

Man sentenced to six years for possession of child pornography

Sep 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 30-year-old also will have to pay a $100 special assessment and a $400 fine.

Charles Lee Caines, 30, of Riverton, has been sentenced to six years ... [more]

County to share attorney fees with insurer in civil rights voting case

Sep 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is likely to pay less than one-tenth of the $960,000 of attorney fees awarded to plaintiffs in the 2005 civil rights voting case against the ... [more]

Snyder: District 25 enrollment 'bubble is here to stay'

Sep 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  More students are enrolled in Riverton schools this year, and Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder thinks the increase will become the ... [more]

Riverton airport enplanement figures on target for fed mandate

Sep 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Ten thousand passengers a year have to board at the facility for it to receive federal funding for maintenance and operations costs.

The Riverton ... [more]

RHS marching band preps for contest

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Rylan Peranteaux looked at bandmate Bryan VanSkike as he aligned himself during Riverton High School marching band practice Tuesday at Wolverine Field. Band ... [more]

Educators getting first look at new evaluation process for schools

Sep 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education has given educators in the state a sneak preview of how state schools will be graded on accountability.
The ... [more]

Ag secretary backs South Dakota in spat over railroad

Sep 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Track in Wyoming is involved in the case.

PIERRE, S.D. -- The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture is backing South Dakota in the state's effort to make sure ... [more]

Digest

Sep 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Horses still need WNV vaccine
CHEYENNE -- Despite the onset of fall, cases of West Nile Virus in horses continue to be reported throughout the state of ... [more]

Wyoming sees tamer wildfire season in 2013

Sep 25, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  While neighboring states saw large wildfires this summer, Wyoming had a comparatively tame fire season due to timely rain, fewer dry lightning strikes and ... [more]

Officials label Burroughs Fire inactive, lift all closures in area

Sep 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Burroughs Fire north of Dubois has been labeled inactive, and all closures in the area have been lifted.
"There's just nothing really happening to it ... [more]

Storm drops 9 inches of snow on Togwotee Pass

Sep 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The mountains above Dubois were transformed overnight by a winter storm that dropped 9 inches of snow on Togwotee Pass by 11:30 a.m., officials said.
"It got ... [more]

Judge orders county to cover attorney fees of plaintiffs in 2005 civil rights case

Sep 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The majority of the $960,000 bill will be paid by the county's insurance provider.

A federal judge has awarded $960,000 in attorney fees to ... [more]

Today

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
DuRYEA

Betty DuRyea, 80, of Riverton, died Friday, Sept. 6, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. Per her request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Today

Sep 24, 2013 - Staff:  Births
VANDIJK

A son was born to Noelle Weimann, and Feike Van Dijk, of Lander, at 1:43 p.m. Sept. 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Milestone for WINhealth

Sep 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  WINhealth achieved the first step in accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
WINhealth received notice this week that it has been ... [more]

Digest

Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Motors banned on Snake River
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has approved a ban on motorized watercraft along the Snake River in Jackson ... [more]

Wyoming's first lottery director chosen; game has 2014 target

Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jon Clontz starts work Oct. 7 as CEO at a salary of $165,000 a year.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Lottery Corporation on Monday announced its selection of ... [more]

Cheyenne leaders say missile base still desirable and vital

Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne business group has launched a website to make the case for U.S. land-based missiles, a third of which are operated from F.E. Warren Air ... [more]

New snow truck added to airport fleet

Sep 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new set of wheels soon will be cruising around the Riverton Regional Airport.
The Riverton City Council has approved a bid from Jack's Truck and Equipment ... [more]

WACO meets in Lander

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Good turnout expected from state's county officials

Registration exceeded expectations for a statewide conference of county officials this week in ... [more]

County thinks back taxes still owed on piece of land taken into trust by tribe

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners were split in their opinions, however.

Back taxes led the Fremont County Commission to object Sept. 10 to the taking of a 199-acre ... [more]

Woman killed by gunshot; thought accidental

Sep 24, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman has died after being shot in the abdomen Saturday afternoon in her home.
Officials said the accident was initiated by the woman's husband, who ... [more]

First dirt being moved at justice center site -- for testing

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Passersby should soon see the first dirt moved at the site of the proposed Riverton justice center project.
But it won't be for construction.
Rather, ... [more]

UW in health research pact

Sep 22, 2013 - Associated Press:  LARAMIE, (AP) -- The Uni-versity of Wyoming has joined a research network to help address regional health concerns such as access to care, cancer, obesity, ... [more]

Digest

Sep 22, 2013 - Associated Press:  No change in Wyo. rig count
HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by seven this week to ... [more]

Buffalo Bill photos at museum to be digitized for viewing

Sep 22, 2013 - By Brett French, Associate Press:  CODY (AP) -- There's a ghostly, wispy hologram image of a life-sized William F. Cody that greets visitors to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
But it is ... [more]

New coal rules blasted by governor, delegation

Sep 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, AP:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and members of the state's congressional delegation reacted quickly on Friday to new U.S. Environmental Protection ... [more]

Environmental toll compounds misery of Colorado floods

Sep 22, 2013 - Matt Pearce, MCT News Service:  DENVER -- When the worst of the flooding began for Weld County last week, Cliff Willmeng, on a hunch, took his 2003 Subaru and drove east.
The county's roads ... [more]

South Dakota couple gets $8 million award for 2009 car wreck

Sep 22, 2013 - Associated Press:  (AP) -- A federal jury has awarded a South Dakota couple more than $8 million for losses they suffered in a 2009 traffic accident in Sweetwater County.
A ... [more]

Judge orders county to pay winner's fees in voting suit

Sep 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, Associated Press:  A federal judge has approved over $960,000 in legal fees for lawyers who represented American Indians who successfully challenged Fremont County's system of ... [more]

Innovative mural at Health/Sci rarely looks the same twice

Sep 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new mural hanging in the Health and Science Center at Central Wyoming College is likely to draw a second look from passersby.
The art piece is made up of ... [more]

We can do all kinds of great things

Sep 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Health and Science Center dazzles students, visitors

Community members were invited to tour the Health and Science Center at Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Installation starts next month on Pavillion cisterns

Sep 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Construction of cisterns and a loading station to provide safe drinking water for residents east of Pavillion is set to start in October.
The state-funded ... [more]

Earthquake jolts Lander, reservation; no damage

Sep 22, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Fremont County residents got a Saturday morning jolt when a 4.9 magnitude earthquake shook the area.
The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., which ... [more]

County moves to fill another key job vacancy

Sep 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County decided this week to begin advertising for a new ambulance department director.
Commissioners will continue revising the job description as ... [more]

State hammers out drilling deal on grouse land

Sep 20, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A deal between Chesapeake Energy and the Wyoming governor's office would guide drilling of potentially hundreds of oil wells in a vast area of ... [more]

An educational beacon

Sep 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After nearly a decade of persistence, CWC Health and Science Center is open
Speakers at Friday's dedication of the Health and Science Center at Central ... [more]

New uranium mine survives challenge by environmental group

Sep 20, 2013 - Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled against an environmental group's challenge to an in-situ uranium mine that started production last month in Sweetwater ... [more]

Wyoming Indian PAWS scores rise; improvement needed in areas

Sep 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Third-graders in Ethete this year did worse in math but better in reading than that age group last year.
Students at Wyoming Indian schools showed ... [more]