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State renews gaming compact with Shoshones

Jun 23, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The State of Wyoming extended the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's Class III Gaming Compact on June 16 after Gov. Matt Mead met with members of the Eastern Shoshone ... [more]

Fireworks OK'd for July 2 and July 18 in city

Jun 23, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Pyrotechnics are set to go off on July 2 and July 18 for two separate celebratory events in Riverton.
The Riverton City Council has approved both fireworks ... [more]

CWC professors producing television crime drama; auditions set Thursday

Jun 23, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Creators of Fremont County's upcoming crime drama envision a series that will challenge stereotypes, incite intrigue, and introduce more than one unique spin ... [more]

UW pushes ahead on drive to improve teacher training

Jun 23, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A University of Wyoming Board of Trustees initiative to boost the college into national prominence in teacher preparation continues to ... [more]

Analyst says regs threaten coal, so state must focus on implementation

Jun 23, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Proposed regulations present a tough challenge for Wyoming's coal economy, but the state could help its economy by pushing the federal government to implement ... [more]


Jun 23, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Early park visitation up
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park has seen about 24 percent more visitors January through May of this year ... [more]


Jun 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Flagger struck, killed by truck
ELK MOUNTAIN -- A flagger has been struck and killed by a truck in a construction zone on Interstate 80 in southern ... [more]

Car windows likely hit by debris, not shots

Jun 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LOVELAND, Colo. -- Officials investigating three roadside shootings in northern Colorado say shattered vehicle windows in the area are being reported more ... [more]

Hospital auxiliary disbands; members dwindling

Jun 21, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Sage West Auxiliary members realized their organization was in peril in 2013 -- the same year the organization celebrated its 40th anniversary and received the ... [more]

Commissioners quiz forest service man on new order for food storage

Jun 21, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Public hearing Tuesday in Lander

Amid a rising number of dangerous and unwanted encounters between bears and humans, a proposed U.S. Forest Service ... [more]

Housing repair loans and grants available

Jun 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  Low-income homeowners and senior citizens are eligible for assistance.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development department is offering ... [more]

UW student e-mail privacy might be protected under law weighed by legislators

Jun 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative panel will consider a proposal to make sure e-mails from University of Wyoming students are not accessible under the state's Public ... [more]

Rock Springs wants back in picture for NHFR

Jun 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The city is is hosting the event for the fourth time in July, but Gillette is hosting it for 2016 and 2017.

ROCK SPRINGS -- Officials in the city ... [more]

UW horticultural experts to begin webinar series

Jun 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  Participants can attend the live events at the county extension offices.

Gardeners and others vexed by plant problems and insect nuisances can send ... [more]

Library hosting doodle workshop

Jun 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library presents the fourth "Summer of Doodle" workshop at 1 p.m. Monday.
Artist Aubry Ellis will teach the art of mixed media.
To sign ... [more]

Cowboy hall of fame picks three county residents as '15 honorees

Jun 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  The trio will be inducted Sept. 27 at the Casper Events Center.

The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame has announced the names of the 51 cowboys and ... [more]

Justice center complete; dignitaries in town for dedication and once-only public tour

Jun 21, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials from all over the state and every branch of government gathered to dedicate the new Riverton justice center at 1160 Major Ave. on June 19. They, and ... [more]

CWC students present at archaeology conference

Jun 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College archaeology students presented their research May 2 during a joint conference of the Wyoming Archaeological Society/Wyoming Association ... [more]

Museums line up another week of programs

Jun 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Museum will kick off this week's programs with an Adventure Trek on Tuesday to St. Stephen's Indian Mission.
The trek will begin at 8:30 a.m. at ... [more]

Mead appeals dismissal of lawsuit on wild horses

Jun 21, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is appealing a federal judge's recent dismissal of a lawsuit the state filed seeking to force the federal government to remove more wild ... [more]

Tuesday open house set for Wind River Job Corps Center

Jun 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  A public open house is scheduled this week at the Wind River Job Corps Center on Airport Road in Riverton.
Free tours begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the ... [more]

The way it was: Treaty Day - 1992

Jun 21, 2015 - Staff:  The Shoshone Tribal Cultural Center hosted the fifth annual Treaty Day events in the first week of summer 1992. Visitors and participants saw exhibits of ... [more]

Wyoming rig count down one for week

Jun 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by two this week to ... [more]


Jun 19, 2015 - Staff:  Community calendar
Wyoming Leadership Symposium
, hosted by the Wyoming Department of Education Individual Learning Division, is June 22 to June ... [more]

Finances taking shape for North Federal Boulevard water and sewer segment

Jun 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  When the Wyoming Department of Transportation reconstructs North Federal Boulevard in 2017, the city of Riverton will be able to use $200,000 in general fund ... [more]

Card partners take donations to help crosswalk driver

Jun 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A group of pinochle players is taking up donations to help a woman charged with vehicular homicide in the death of 7-year-old girl.
"We just all thought we ... [more]

Commission expects to spend more; attorney less

Jun 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Several county departments presented budget requests to Fremont County commissioners on June 10.
Most continued the trend of keeping spending in line with ... [more]

Foster Grandparents reception Saturday

Jun 19, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Foster Grandparents program hosts a 50th year celebration open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cottonwood Room at the Wind River Hotel ... [more]

Population in Gillette grows enough to add a liquor license

Jun 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- An additional retailer can apply for a liquor license in Gillette under a state-approved increase prompted by the city's rising ... [more]


Jun 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State able to prosecute ex-official
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General's Office wants a district judge to deny former Albany County Attorney ... [more]