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Time to replace pistols for all deputies, sheriff tells county commission

Jan 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker says his deputies need new handguns.
"It's time to upgrade those, so we're looking at some funding sources," Hornecker ... [more]

Another try at pleading down sex assault case; judge still has doubts

Jan 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  For the second time, a Lander man has pleaded guilty to committing a sex crime with a minor as part of a plea agreement, but it is unclear whether a judge will ... [more]

Today

Jan 14, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
WINFIELD

Darrell Winfield, 85, of Riverton, died Monday, Jan. 12, at his residence. Per his request, cremation has taken place, and there will ... [more]

Larsen: Medicaid expansion key issue in Legislature

Jan 14, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Lander representative sits on the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee.

A proposal to expand Medicaid will be among key ... [more]

Digest

Jan 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lummis co-sponsors wolf bill
Several members of Congress are preparing legislation to take gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming ... [more]

Eaton seeks to have death penalty barred as future option

Jan 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is fighting an attempt to block the state from again seeking the death penalty against a convicted ... [more]

State of the state: Mead talks coal, water

Jan 14, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead pledged to keep fighting "with bulldog determination" for the future of Wyoming coal as a top priority as he delivered his state of ... [more]

Manslaughter plea accepted in death of infant

Jan 14, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Ethete woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of her newborn son in March. The plea, entered Tuesday in U.S. District Court in ... [more]

'Marlboro Man' Winfield died Monday at 85; local resident for four decades

Jan 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  A local rancher renowned for his work as the "Marlboro Man" in cigarette advertising died Monday at his home in Riverton.
Darrell Winfield, 85, moved to ... [more]

Get ready for good news, bad news in Legislature, says Bebout

Jan 14, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, thinks the 63rd Wyoming Legislature that convened this week will be a "good news, bad news" session.
He anticipates the ... [more]

WDH says cervical cancer is largely preventable

Jan 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Free screening is available for low-income, uninsured women.

Regular screening and a key vaccination series can help prevent most cases of cervical ... [more]

Digest

Jan 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Teen loses bid for new murder trial
GERING, Neb. -- A Wyoming teenager has lost his bid for a new trial and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 19 for ... [more]

City council to consider six candidates for Ward 2 seat

Jan 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Final letters of interest to fill the Riverton City Council Ward 2 vacancy were due Monday, and six residents made the deadline.
Sarah Kalbach, Richard ... [more]

Health care marketplace enrollment pace faster

Jan 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In Wyoming, more than 9,000 people chose plans in the insurance marketplace in the first month.

Reports show people are enrolling in health care ... [more]

Today

Jan 13, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
DICKINSON

Marcella "Marcy" Dickinson, 62, died Saturday, Jan. 3, at home surrounded by family. Per her request, there will be no ... [more]

Wood to leave CWC administrative position

Jan 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The vice president for student and academic services has worked at the college for nearly five years.

Central Wyoming College vice president for ... [more]

Legislators seeking to reduce penalties for some drug offenses

Jan 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawmakers will be asked to consider several proposals to ease the penalties for low-level drug offenses when they begin the 2015 session next ... [more]

Judge orders extradition for Lander man facing 10 sexual assault charges from Illinois

Jan 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man is set to be extradited to Illinois to face 10 separate sexual assault charges. Circuit Court Judge Robert B. Denhardt signed an order of ... [more]

Miller chairman of House committee

Jan 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton representative says he also will introduce his own legislation during the general session.

Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, has a new ... [more]

Accident kills teen, injures four others

Jan 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor in the early Sunday rollover.

Officials are investigating a one-vehicle accident that ... [more]

Officer dragged by vehicle during arrest; driver faces multiple charges

Jan 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dakotah Crawford, 25, of Riverton, was arrested Monday for driving under the influence, probation revocation, fleeing and reckless driving after reportedly ... [more]

State Legislature gathering amid financial worry

Jan 13, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The incoming leaders of the Wyoming Legislature say they intend to keep a close eye on factors affecting the state's financial future as they ... [more]

Bill would study lands transfer

Jan 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee is pushing a bill in the upcoming session to put up $100,000 to study the idea of seeking the transfer of federal ... [more]

Extension educator promotes hydropower

Jan 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Milt Geiger says irrigation districts and municipalities are interested in small hydropower.

WORLAND (AP) -- Milt Geiger gets pretty excited when he ... [more]

Ethete man gets 15 months in prison for beating girlfriend

Jan 11, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Ethete man was sentenced to 15 months in prison Thursday for beating his girlfriend with a plastic pipe. A judge also ordered him to serve three years of ... [more]

Scholarship available to Wyoming students

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Stock Growers Association has begun offering the Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship recognizes an outstanding college ... [more]

Public packs meeting on Wyoming oil regulations

Jan 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  New rules require companies to test groundwater before and after drilling.

CHEYENNE -- Several hundred people packed into an auditorium for a public ... [more]

Early bird park permits on sale

Jan 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources is offering annual permits at a discount until Feb. 15.
During the early bird sale, ... [more]

BYU dance team to perform in Riverton

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Brigham Young University ballroom dance company is bringing its world champion showcase "Capture the Magic" to Riverton.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Historians to discuss South Pass City

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Historians Jon Lane and Susan Layman will be available to answer questions about South Pass City during Coffee with a Historian on Wednesday.
The two can tell ... [more]