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New Q&A protocol in place for 911 emergency callers

Jan 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The program guides dispatchers through a series of nationally standardized questions tailored to fit any situation.

Anyone calling 911 for emergency ... [more]

County opts for ballistic glass in justice center

Jan 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The new Riverton justice center will employ ballistic glass and bullet-stopping sand in its concrete walls, Fremont County Commissioners have decided. They ... [more]

CWC makes gains on loan default rate, easing threat of federal pressure

Jan 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Federal student loan default rates are falling at Central Wyoming College due to several initiatives being implemented at the school.
Most recently, CWC's ... [more]

Today

Jan 21, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
HUNT
William S. (Bill) Hunt, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper following a massive stroke. A funeral mass was ... [more]

Teen's death Monday under investigation

Jan 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are investigating the shooting death of Nathan Hatfield, 18, of Riverton, who was found at about 4:30 p.m. Monday near the Rails to Trails ... [more]

Lawmakers confident about future of WLRC

Jan 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local legislators are confident that the Wyoming Life Resource Center will remain in Lander based on the results of a recent study by the state Department of ... [more]

Digest

Jan 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More delays in Hill probe
CHEYENNE -- The chairman of the legislative committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is recommending ... [more]

Sternberg lands spot at Cornell

Jan 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Former University of Wyoming president Robert Sternberg is joining the faculty at Cornell University.
Sternberg, a psychologist, will be a professor ... [more]

UW gun-free policy debated

Jan 21, 2014 - By Mark Heinz, For The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Whether the parameters of firearms rights in Wyoming should extend to the University of Wyoming campus could be an issue of contention.
According to ... [more]

Wild West Winter Carnival launches busiest part of event schedule

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  With a few introductory events already in the books, the Wild West Winter Carnival gears up for the busiest part of its schedule this week and continuing into ... [more]

Collision near South Pass kills 75-year-old Cody man

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Details on a fatal car accident Friday evening in Fremont County have been released. Gerald Haugen, 75, of Cody died at the scene of a two-vehicle, head-on ... [more]

MLK Day draws equality marchers in city

Jan 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Traffic on North Federal Boulevard in Riverton came to a halt as hundreds rallied Monday for the Martin Luther King Equality Day beginning at Riverton City ... [more]

County's DUI arrest rate second-lowest in state at 24 percent

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County recorded one of the lowest rates of drunken driving arrests in the state in 2012, according to the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of ... [more]

Digest

Jan 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead supportive of UW prez pick
LARAMIE -- Gov. Matt Mead said he has confidence in new University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity and doesn't intend ... [more]

General says missile scandal being corrected

Jan 20, 2014 - By Kelsey Bray, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Steps are being taken to make sure Air Force nuclear launch officers can't cheat on proficiency tests in the future, their leader said ... [more]

Old hotel marks 120 years

Jan 20, 2014 - Han Cheung, For the Associated Press:  SARATOGA -- When future Wyoming Governor Fenimore Chatterton returned to Rawlins from a business trip in Saratoga in Nov. 1893, he reported that the Hotel Wolf ... [more]

The way it was: County attorney finalists -- 1985

Jan 20, 2014 - Staff:  After Fremont County Attorney Tim Judson resigned to accept a judgeship early in 1985, the vacancy in the elected office needed to be filled. The Fremont ... [more]

Community considers CWC sports program

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the local sports community gathered Wednesday to talk about the future of athletics at Central Wyoming College.
Administrators at the school are ... [more]

Park seeks sponsors to help with summer run in canyon

Jan 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Deep snow covers much of Sinks Canyon, but the park is busy planning for the summer. A highlight this year is the second annual "Run Like a Bighorn" trail run ... [more]

Thayer reflects on her two decades of design at CWC

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The public information assistant was hired in 1989, and she creates all of the college's visual communications, from the quarterly magazine to posters ... [more]

Rural Justice Center paying off, says RPD chief

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The center has been open for almost five years, providing training sessions primarily to rural law enforcement agencies throughout the state and region. ... [more]

CWC staff, faculty want role in hiring replacement for McFarland

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees at Central Wyoming College want to be included in the upcoming search for a new school president.
The CWC Board of Trustees meets Wednesday, Jan. ... [more]

District 25 choir director retires unexpectedly to care for parents out of state

Jan 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  School District 25 is losing its new high school and middle school choir director unexpectedly.
Vocal music teacher Pamela Schweigert requested the board ... [more]

FCAG backs challenge to rez border ruling; calm response urged

Jan 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The recent Environmental Protection Agency opinion that ruled Riverton to be part of the Wind River Indian Reservation hasn't changed how the county and ... [more]

Today

Jan 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ALLEN

A daughter was born to Heidi and Ralph Allen, of Lander, at 10:20 a.m. Dec. 6, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Jan 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Murder convict resentenced
SHERIDAN -- A man serving life without parole in a Sheridan home-invasion killing will be eligible for parole after 35 years, ... [more]

Court hears case on griz records

Jan 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Attorneys argued before the Wyoming Supreme Court on Thursday over whether Gov. Matt Mead's administration properly withheld from an ... [more]

In divided vote, McGinity named UW president at least to 2016

Jan 17, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Eschewing a formal search and its own procedures, a divided University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Thursday promoted Dick McGinity to president ... [more]

City names six to parks, trails plan committee

Jan 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has named six new members to the Parks and Trails Master Plan Committee, which will serve as a planning group for the parks and trails in ... [more]

Tribe declines to give formal testimony on EPA decision

Jan 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Representatives from the Northern Arapaho Tribe say it is inappropriate for them, at this time, to discuss formally a recent ruling by the Environmental ... [more]