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More left state this year than moved in, says new state report

Dec 30, 2014 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  For the first time since 2001, more people have been leaving Wyoming than moving in, a report from the state's Economic Analysis Division shows.
Written by ... [more]

Tiger skiers go against regional field

Dec 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The ski race was the the second one of the season for the Tigers, who started the year at the Casper Invitational.

The Lander Valley High School ... [more]

Documents don't show why EPA abandoned Pavillion water study

Dec 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency never has fully explained why, after five years, it turned its investigation of groundwater near Pavillion over to Wyoming. ... [more]

Honor Farm training leaves canines on their best behavior

Dec 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four Fremont County families got a special present this Christmas: rescue dogs that came well-trained in obedience and agility. The pups got their education ... [more]

New extension educator will serve Fremont County

Dec 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jeremiah Vardiman will join the Park County University of Wyoming Extension office in Powell Jan. 5 as the northwest area educator for agriculture.
His work ... [more]

News carriers getting a year-end bonus from appreciative customer

Dec 28, 2014 - Sheila Watson, Riverton:  Editor:
As I was driving home from work recently, I noticed a few newspaper carriers, bundled up, delivering papers. I was inside my warm car and had to ... [more]

Shoshoni teen a top weightlifter in state contests

Dec 28, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Standing at 5-foot-3-inches and weighing 132 pounds, Kourtney Tarango appears to be a petite teenager.
Looks can be deceiving.
The 16-year-old's small frame ... [more]

Calculating the cost of happiness

Dec 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  It's not likely to have a dollars-and-cents price tag attached.

We've all heard that money can't buy happiness, but there is a lot more to the ... [more]

Forest chief set

Dec 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bridger-Teton National Forest has a new supervisor. Tricia O'Connor will start as the forest's new supervisor in February.
The B-T covers parts of ... [more]

Airport to fall short of 10,000 boardings

Dec 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport will not reach the 10,000-passenger mark this year.
Through November, the airport hadn't come close to the boarding count it had ... [more]

Still in holiday break, Rustler men start Region IX slate Jan. 9

Dec 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two of the elite men's junior college basketball teams in the Region IX North division open up league play against the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
CWC ... [more]

Go team, go

Dec 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The college football playoff might or might not be better, but we all still watch

To borrow shamelessly from the old song, the hills are alive with ... [more]

Gillette-to-Denver jet flights to start in February

Dec 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Jet flights between Gillette and Denver are scheduled to begin in February.
Gillette-Campbell County Airport Executive Director Jay Lundell says ... [more]

Fremont County Shootout staged for last time Monday and Tuesday

Dec 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The tournament once featured every varsity team in the county, but the field has thinned in recent years.

The final Fremont County Shootout is ... [more]

Researchers use math to deduce famed pool's color before man-made pollution

Dec 28, 2014 - By Brett French, For The Associated Press:  With a little mathematics and some scientific wizardry, Joseph Shaw and two of his colleagues have put the glory back in Yellowstone National Park's Morning ... [more]

Today

Dec 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BORN

A son was born to Kristie Asay of Riverton and Matt Born of Riverton at 7:56 p.m. Nov. 6 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Even my two football-playing sons have doubts about the sport

Dec 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Combined participation among the four "big" sports is down 4 percent since 2008.

I watched more football, and enjoyed more football, this past ... [more]

Turner tops Evanston field at 152 to pace RHS mat performance

Dec 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the team standings, the Wolverines were sixth with 87 points.

T.J. Turner opened his senior wrestling season by taking an individual title ... [more]

Prosecutors should have known woman died from wreck

Dec 16, 2014 - Jeff Capelow, Riverton:  Editor:
Prosecutors say they "weren't aware" that the older lady injured in the wreck at Main and Hill Street had died a week later? Seriously? This is why no ... [more]

Kalbach, Jibben and Bennett first to file for Ward 2 opening

Dec 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton so far has received three applications from individuals interested in being appointed to the vacant Ward 2 seat on the Riverton City ... [more]

No decision from committee yet on Medicaid expansion

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are debating whether they will back a plan to make the state the latest to expand its Medicaid program.
The Joint Labor, Health ... [more]

Special election in Teton County finalizes retention of Riverton-based judge

Dec 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A special election in Teton County has finalized the retention of Riverton-based Circuit Court Judge Wesley Roberts.
He garnered 81 percent of the ... [more]

Health department says flu activity picking up in state

Dec 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  With flu activity reports stepping up across the state, the Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging residents to take common-sense steps to avoid spreading ... [more]

CWC audit complete; enrollment dips slightly over past three years

Dec 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College received a clean audit this year from McGee, Hearne and Paiz of Cheyenne.
The firm serves four community colleges in the state as well ... [more]

Digest

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State slips to 25th in health survey
CHEYENNE -- An annual survey of U.S. health ranks Wyoming 25th in the nation, down from 17th the previous ... [more]

CWC offering unique medical program

Dec 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new medical assistant certificate program will be available at Central Wyoming College beginning in the spring.
The CWC Board of Trustees approved the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter's touch
We got a blast of winter over the weekend, but it was a short one. Aside from the stunning spasm of arctic cold a month ago, our ... [more]

After record levels in 2013, fewer trout south of Palisades

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Trout numbers on the Snake River below Palisades Reservoir declined an estimated 32 percent during the past year.
Below Palisades, where the Snake ... [more]

South Pass area would violate planned EPA reg on ozone

Dec 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ozone levels measured on South Pass could be an issue if and when new federal air pollution standards take effect in three years.
The most recent value was 65 ... [more]

'It puts you in the spirit'

Dec 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Families, hospice staff brighten the season at Help for Health

Fremont County is awash this time of year in Christmas decorations and celebrations. ... [more]