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Fed health insurance exchange opening to businesses

Nov 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Roughly 1,200 Fremont County residents bought coverage through the marketplace last year.

Individuals, families and now small businesses can sign up ... [more]

Digest

Nov 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Three killed when semi hits vans
CHEYENNE -- Authorities have released the names of three people who were killed in a three-vehicle crash east of ... [more]

In committee, lawmakers consider privacy legislation

Nov 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative task force proposal to change the Wyoming Constitution to specify that individuals have a right to privacy is set to go before a ... [more]

Woman disarms assailant, jumps from moving car

Nov 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Additional charges might be filed against a man arrested Nov. 1 and accused of domestic violence battery and property destruction after striking a woman in the ... [more]

Meth suspect violates plea agreement, now could face bigger penalty in Dubois case

Nov 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Stiff penalties are back on the table for a Dubois man who had been charged with making and selling methamphetamine but signed a plea agreement and was out on ... [more]

Fierce cold arrives; temps could dive to 20 below zero for next two nights

Nov 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Temperatures dropped across the Wind River Basin this week, falling from the mid-60s on Sunday to single digits Tuesday morning.
The thermometer is expected ... [more]

County adjusts case against past museum official; one count dropped

Nov 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former Fremont County Pioneer Museums director now is facing reduced charges and a lower penalty for alleged theft from the Lander institution.
In late ... [more]

Long stretch of fine weather to end suddenly, forcefully by Monday afternoon

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wind River Basin's almost continuous period of unseasonably warm weather stretching six weeks or more is about to come to a screeching halt.
Thanks to the ... [more]

Soldiers House: Mental health facility for veterans opens Tuesday

Nov 9, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Military personnel who served post 9/11 now have a place to go for psychological services.
The Soldiers House of Fremont County in Riverton will be unveiled ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Nov 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Worker killed in fall at Gillette-area power plant
GILLETTE -- Authorities are investigating after a worker was killed in a fall at a power plant in ... [more]

Charity seeks volunteers to bring back 'kettle drive'

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new charity is helping bring back Salvation Army bell ringers to Riverton, and organizers say they need volunteers for it to be successful.
The charity is ... [more]

Matson confirms resignation from Riverton Regional Airport board

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jim Matson has announced his resignation from the Riverton Regional Airport Board.
"Right now I've got some health issues that are not really conducive to me ... [more]

Aging broadcast tower to be put to use at CWC for 'high angle' rescue training

Nov 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The structure will be moved behind CWC's Professional-Technical building.

The Wyoming Public Broad-casting Service has donated a 60-foot radio tower ... [more]

Digest

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Class to teach artificial insemination
A four-session beef artificial insemination school, sponsored by University of Wyoming Extension, will meet in ... [more]

Library to broadcast live 'Skylight' performance

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library is broadcasting the National Theatre's Live performance of "Skylight" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room.
Donations are $10 for ... [more]

RHS marching band rated best in state

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Only Cheyenne East matched Riverton's performance at the state festival in Casper.

The Riverton High School marching can lay claim to the state ... [more]

The way it was: Delfelder fix-up -- 1962

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Delfelder Hall north of Riverton needed renovations in 1962, and a group of volunteers hurried to get the job done before winter.
Built in 1920 and named in ... [more]

Big game animals begin to migrate as weather changes

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  As the weather changes, many big game animals leave their summer and fall ranges for traditional wintering areas.
Migration routes often lead animals into ... [more]

Huge visitation year continues at Yellowstone National Park

Nov 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  It was another record visitation month for Yellowstone in October.
A total of 194,804 recreational visitors came to Yellowstone last month, surpassing the ... [more]

Fiber media, paintings next display at CWC

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College will feature two artists' work this winter in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center gallery.
The display will open Nov. 17 and continue ... [more]

Three ESBC members sworn in; six pledge for entertainment committee

Nov 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Clinton D. Wagon, Jodie A. McAdams and Robert Nick Harris Jr. were sworn into the Eastern Shoshone Business Council on Monday after the primary election Oct. ... [more]

Riverton Regional Airport not alone in traffic decrease this year

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  10,000 passenger mark won't be met

Riverton's airport woes are not unique in Wyoming.
Data from the Wyoming Department of Transportation shows six ... [more]

Treasurer wants authority to buy stocks

Nov 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming lawmakers have set aside roughly $2 billion in the state's Legislative Stabilization Reserve Fund.

State Treasurer Mark Gordon is proposing ... [more]

Strong win for lodging tax; county joins state in nixing 'A'

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Besides picking elected officials, voters on Nov. 4 decided they wanted to keep taxing tourists, threw their weight behind shooting down a constitutional ... [more]

Cheyenne office complex favored for stand-in capitol

Nov 9, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's 2016 and 2017 legislative sessions could be held about three miles east of the State Capitol.
A legislative committee voted Thursday to ... [more]

BLM posting list of parcels for oil and gas lease sales

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office has posted its proposed list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale.
The auction ... [more]

Riverton school board alters employee policies

Nov 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The changes modify bereavement leave practices and National Board Certification compensation.

Officials announced two changes to the Fremont County ... [more]

Teen calmed by officer after seeing 'evil spirit'

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton police officer helped calm a 17-year-old girl who claimed to be possessed by an "evil spirit" Saturday on Eagle Drive.
Officer Gilbert Peck ... [more]

Oil pipeline wins approval

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Laramie County Commission has approved construction of a petroleum pipeline from a site in Laramie County to a facility in Colorado.
The new ... [more]

Telemarketer upset at resident makes false report

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say a disgruntled telemarketer made a false report to law enforcement this weekend in an attempt to harass a resident she had called.
"(She) ... [more]