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Lawmakers endorse overhaul of state law on involuntary hospitalizations

Feb 4, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  ACLU has expressed concerns about the committee bill.

CHEYENNE -- A panel of Wyoming lawmakers is pushing changes to the state law governing ... [more]

County offices shifting to electronic patient records

Feb 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The change should help improve the "quality, safety, efficiency" of the health care system.

Physicians and medical staff in Fremont County are making ... [more]

Digest

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Skiers swept over cliff
JACKSON -- An avalanche forecaster says two skiers who were swept off a cliff by a small slide south of the boundary of the ... [more]

High national honor for UW ecology prof

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The American Society of Naturalists has presented one of its highest honors to a University of Wyoming professor.
The organization awarded its E.O. ... [more]

Supplemental feeding starts at refuge

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Officials say there are about 6,000 elk and about 600 bison wintering on the refuge this season.

JACKSON -- Biologists say forage conditions at the ... [more]

Sled dog race covers Lander route Tuesday

Feb 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mushers and their dog teams arrived in Lander Tuesday to complete the third stage of the Stage Stop Sled Dog Race.
Tuesday's 42-mile stage began in the ... [more]

County Dems to push for expanded Medicaid

Feb 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Democrats say they are hoping to help working-class people get health insurance by pushing for the Wyoming Legislature to expand Medicaid. At a ... [more]

Council expected to fill vacancies Tuesday

Feb 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Seats in Ward 1 and Ward 3 are open following the resignation of two councilmen in December.

Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness and the city council have ... [more]

Soaring health costs weigh on county as budget talks get going

Feb 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Hoping to find an equitable method of compensating for county employees, Fremont County Commissioners are looking for a standard for comparing jobs and ... [more]

Law enforcement officers to increase patrols Sunday

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Local and state law enforcement officers plan to increase patrols this weekend in an attempt to curb drunken driven on Super Bowl Sunday.
The football ... [more]

School board approves contracts, accepts resignations

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  The Riverton school board has approved to a contract offer to Jennifer Campbell as an assistant high school track coach.
A contract also was approved for ... [more]

Digest

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Sue Wallis replacement process to start
GILLETTE -- A Republican Party committee will meet Feb. 8 in Gillette to nominate three people to replace state ... [more]

Cheyenne man pleads guilty in August wreck that killed three

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GREELEY, Colo. -- A 22-year-old man who was determined to have caused an automibile crash in northern Colorado that killed two siblings and an Air Force senior ... [more]

Idaho worries about new Wyoming lottery's effect on revenue across border

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- Wyoming's upstart lottery could take a bite of out what have been steadily growing sales since the first $1 scratch ticket was sold in Idaho in ... [more]

Tarantino says he will not use Wyoming in movie after all

Feb 3, 2014 - By Brielle Schaeffer, For The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who is known for rampantly killing off characters in his movies, decided this time to kill his script, much to the ... [more]

The way it was: Co-ed Jeffrey City hoops - 1992

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  Jeffrey City High School was in decline in the winter of 1992. Enrollment had plunged so far that the school couldn't field either a boys or girls basketball ... [more]

Dubois mayor voices concern over museum resignations

Feb 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dubois Mayor Twila Blakeman wants Fremont County commissioners to rehire two Dubois museum staff who resigned. She also seeks reassurance on the direction of ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest hiring seasonal workforce

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest is looking for a dedicated, hardworking, highly capable workforce for the summer.
Forest managers will fill temporary, seasonal ... [more]

Rez students participate in National Drug Facts Week

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  In celebration of National Drug Facts Week, students from Arapahoe Middle School were encouraged to be drug and alcohol free and learned about the dangers of ... [more]

WyDOT engineering office closes

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation's Dubois engineering office permanent closed its doors Saturday.
WyDOT's construction crew in Dubois is relocating to ... [more]

Carnegie Room opens with 'Rusalka'

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The opera begins at 11 a.m. Saturday with a dedication
ceremony at 1:15 p.m.


The Fremont County Library in Lander plans a grand opening of the ... [more]

Groups taking applications for rangeland internships

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The program gives budding agriculturalists ranching experience and educational opportunities.

The Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Wyoming ... [more]

Obama to be invited to education conference

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Department of Education officials say the agency will send an invitation to President Barack Obama, asking him to be a guest at the Wyoming Native ... [more]

Two new classes at RHS; three apply for rec board seats

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has approved two new Riverton High School courses.
Principal John Griffith described for the school board the new academic ... [more]

Sources now sought for operations at Wind River Job Corps Center

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The facility is under construction near Riverton Regional Airport.

The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking sources interested in operating the Wind ... [more]

State's delays on Hill's reinstatement called a 'detour,' by staff

Feb 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the senior leadership team for Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill said they were confused by Attorney General Peter Michael's ... [more]

Field set for council vacancies; six to be interviewed Tuesday

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A final pool of six hopefuls has been finalized for the two vacancies on the Riverton City Council.
Six candidates submitted their formal letters of interest ... [more]

Wild game dinner comes to Riverton

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A relatively new tradition in Riverton offers residents a chance to sample a variety of game meats from the local area.
The Third Annual Wild Game Dinner ... [more]

Today

Jan 31, 2014 - Staff:  GREEN
A son was born to DaleRae Green, of Fort Washakie, at 9:06 p.m. Sept. 19, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

GREEN ... [more]

Death in Riverton City Park ruled accidental

Jan 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Toxicology results show Dana Eagle, 36, of Riverton, was intoxicated at the time of his December death in Riverton City Park.
The incident was ruled an ... [more]