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Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Six rescued from ice floe
ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities say they rescued six anglers from an ice floe that broke away from the shore of Flaming Gorge ... [more]

Snowmobilers found OK after two freezing nights stranded

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BISMARCK, N.D. -- One of the five North Dakota snowmobilers who spent two frigid nights lost in northern Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains said he ate snow to stay ... [more]

Rez border part of Legislature's pushback on EPA; two bills filed

Feb 25, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills expressing the displeasure of Wyoming lawmakers with what many of them see as an attack on coal by the U.S. Environmental Protection ... [more]

Day 11 at the Legislature

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 11th day of the 2014 Budget Session:
80 MPH SPEED LIMIT: The House for the third time ... [more]

South Federal Boulevard to undergo six-month reconstruction project

Feb 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the City of Riverton held a public meeting Monday at Riverton City Hall to talk about upcoming improvements at ... [more]

CWC's new campus security system expands reach

Feb 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new security system at Central Wyoming College will allow administrators to monitor campus activity online from any location.
The CWC Board of Trustees ... [more]

Runoff forecast average so far

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  The first look ahead toward spring-summer snowmelt runoff in the Wind River Basin predicts water availability to be at or near the 30-year average.
The Bureau ... [more]

Midvale enjoying early water outlook, eyes Bull spillway

Feb 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Midvale Irrigation District is optimistic about water this year, users heard at the district's annual meeting this month. The organization is working on ... [more]

Public meeting to detail South Federal Boulevard project

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials with the South Federal Boulevard project will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Riverton City Hall.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation ... [more]

Day 10 at the Wyoming Legislature

Feb 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Friday, Feb. 21, the 10th day of the 2014 Budget Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the Wyoming House and ... [more]

Nuke test scores actually fell during alleged cheating

Feb 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Last summer, when dozens of nuclear missile officers are alleged to have cheated on exams, test scores were among the lowest of the year, ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Feb 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen kills attempted abductor
GILLETTE -- Campbell County sheriff's officials say a 15-year-old boy fatally shot a man who was trying to abduct a woman ... [more]

Lawmakers tackle budget add-ons

Feb 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature waded through dozens of proposed amendments to the state's budget bill on Friday, defeating one in the Senate ... [more]

The way it was: Wyoming Commission on the Status of Women -- 1966

Feb 24, 2014 - Staff:  Two of Wyoming's best-known women helped launch the new Wyoming Commission on the Status of Women in the 1960s, and Fremont County was well-represented.
When ... [more]

National forest officials delay public meetings

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shoshone National Forest officials have postponed four public meetings scheduled this week due to winter storms and "adverse driving conditions."
The meetings ... [more]

Digest

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  State winter fair begins Friday
The 2014 Wyoming State Winter Fair will begin with a new event Friday in Lander.
Seven teams have signed up for the ... [more]

Man gets year added to prison sentence after escape attempt

Feb 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Northern Arapaho man was sentenced Feb. 5 to 13 more months in federal prison after trying to escape from a halfway house in Gillette.
Garrett Blackburn, ... [more]

Miss Native American USA to exhibit work

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino will display the art of Miss Native American USA Sarah Ortegon throughout the spring.
Ortegon will open her exhibit with a ... [more]

Juvenile justice center woes remain; entities finalize memorandum

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After more than a year of not having a juvenile detention center to work with, the Northern Arapaho Family Services Department finalized a memorandum of ... [more]

Land mine detecting dog to visit Riverton school

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A land mine detecting dog will travel across Wyoming this week, visiting schools as part of the Children Against Mines Program.
The weeklong tour will stop ... [more]

Three spots open on St. Stephen's school board

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The St. Stephen's Indian School Educational Association is having an election for its board of directors March 11. Candidates will be elected to represent ... [more]

'Prince Igor' comes to Carnegie Room

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander MetOpera will present Alexander Borodin's "Prince Igor" in a live HDTV broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday.
The opera is famous for the ... [more]

Optional 1 percent tax now generating about $170,000 per month

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With money rolling in for the City of Riverton from the optional 1 percent sales tax, the city council approved advertising for bid schedules 1 and 2 as part ... [more]

County welcomes new weed and pest chief

Feb 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Aaron Foster has roots in agriculture stretching from his childhood on a small farm and ranch outside Wheatland. Now he is taking over as the supervisor of ... [more]

Police calls to liquor-licensed establishments dip; figures can be misleading

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department reported a slight increase in calls for service for 2013. Last year, the department handled 13,829 calls, while in 2012 it ... [more]

Workers, employers would pay more for retirement under bill

Feb 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill making its way through the Wyoming Legislature would require an increase in retirement contributions for state employees and their employers.
Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Feb 21, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SMITS

A daughter was born to Abigail Smits, of Papillion, Neb., and Eric Smits, of Ashland, Neb., at 8:20 p.m. Nov. 29, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

Digest

Feb 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen in jail slaying named
GERING, Neb. -- Two teenagers, one from Wyoming, are facing adult felony charges after a 24-year-old guard at a western ... [more]

Bill would streamline effort to expand Cody business

Feb 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Some questioned whether it was special legislation designed to benefit a single entity.

CHEYENNE -- A carefully tailored bill aimed at enticing a ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the ninth day of the 2014 Budget Session:
SPEED LIMIT: The House gave initial approval to a bill ... [more]