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Trustees with nearly three decades of experience step down from college board

Nov 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees lost 28 years of experience this week when three long-time members stepped down from service.
Scott Phister, ... [more]

University president talks up four-year nursing course at CWC, other colleges

Nov 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If funded by the Wyoming Legislature, the program would start in July.

University of Wyoming president Dick McGinity visited Fremont County on Nov. ... [more]

Prosecutor gets report on sheriff, son's DUI

Nov 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A special prosecutor is reviewing a state investigative report into how the Campbell County sheriff handled his son's drunken driving ... [more]

Today

Nov 21, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BELL

Helen (Maulik) Bell, 75, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Littleton, Colo. A memorial service will be at a later ... [more]

Blakeman wins second term as Dubois mayor

Nov 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Twila Blakeman won a second term as Dubois mayor in the Nov. 4 general election with a win over Grant Miller. The count was 262 to 130, according to official ... [more]

Women elected to Shoshoni Town Council want to restore civic pride

Nov 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Both of the women elected to the Shoshoni Town Council on Nov. 4 spoke about their desire to restore civic pride in the rural community.
Officials results ... [more]

Wyoming teen convicted of killing guard in Nebraska

Nov 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A Wyoming teenager has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a jail guard he strangled when she entered his cell at a juvenile ... [more]

Digest

Nov 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Jackson propane blast investigated
JACKSON -- An explosion at a propane dealer in the Wyoming tourist town of Jackson forced the evacuation of several ... [more]

New recommendation says sage grouse need three-mile buffer zone

Nov 21, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a ... [more]

No tuition increase for CWC students in 2015

Nov 21, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Tuition at the University of Wyoming is going up next year, but Central Wyoming College is not following suit.
Students attending CWC and the state's other ... [more]

Pollution cleanup finished at downtown lot

Nov 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton received a certificate of completion last week from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for a cleanup project at the vacant, ... [more]

CWC Health and Science Center to be named for McFarland

Nov 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new Health and Science Center at Central Wyoming College will be named in honor of former president Jo Anne McFarland.
The CWC Board of Trustees approved ... [more]

New projects using 1 percent tax take shape; others done

Nov 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several more projects funded by Fremont County's optional 1 percent sales tax are in the works as the first few are finishing.
At a Fremont County Commission ... [more]

Today

Nov 20, 2014 - Staff:  Births
CLARK

A son was born to Karyn Clark of Riverton and Spencer Clark of Riverton at 4:48 a.m. Aug. 3 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby ... [more]

Digest

Nov 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Resentencing ordered in killing
The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday for the second time ordered a district judge to resentence one of three men ... [more]

Washakie County attorney suspended from law practice

Nov 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the outgoing Washakie County attorney from practicing law for 30 days, ruling she violated ... [more]

Campaign donations down this year compared to 2012

Nov 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Campaign finance reports show Wyoming candidates for state offices raised less money this year than four years ago.
About $3.8 million was raised ... [more]

Carolina-style academic stink unlikely at UW, official says

Nov 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming athletic officials say they see no evidence of academic improprieties like what occurred at the University of North Carolina ... [more]

Eaton death sentence overturned by fed judge

Nov 20, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge on Thursday overturned the death sentence of the former Riverton resident who was the lone inmate on Wyoming's death row, saying his trial ... [more]

More than $35K and counting for improvements at Riverton library's Community Room

Nov 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  More than $35,000 has been raised and donated to help remodel the Community Room at the Riverton Branch Library.
"It's been very heartwarming for us," said ... [more]

CWC events drew 132,000 participants, spectators in fiscal 2014

Nov 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Facilities use was up at Central Wyoming College this year, primarily due to the construction of the Health and Science Center on the Riverton ... [more]

Arts in Action Winter Art Fair Friday, Saturday at fairgrounds

Nov 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton's 43rd Annual Winter Art Fair will feature new vendors and "old favorites" this weekend at the Fremont County Fairgrounds Fremont Center, 1010 ... [more]

Suspect bound over in Lander man's death

Nov 20, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- An Albany County judge ruled that enough evidence exists to continue murder charges against a Casper man accused in the death of Joseph McGowan, a ... [more]

Today

Nov 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
CONDON

A daughter was born to Melissa Arthur of Riverton and Sylas Condon of Riverton at 10:55 a.m. Oct. 8 at SageWest Health Care. The baby ... [more]

A guide to Thanksgiving turkey labeling

Nov 19, 2014 - By Russ Parsons, McClatchy Newspapers:  A high-end grocery store may sell as many as a half-dozen types.

Once upon a time, buying your Thanksgiving turkey was easy. You went to your ... [more]

Lawyer says Wyoming teen did not mean to kill guard

Nov 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- The attorney for a Wyoming teenager accused of attacking a Nebraska jailer says his client didn't intend to kill the woman.
Dylan Cardeilhac ... [more]

Digest

Nov 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wasting disease found in state
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reporting new discoveries of chronic wasting disease in two hunt ... [more]

Rule would require 500 feet between oil, gas rigs and inhabited buildings

Nov 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Tuesday to recommend an increase to the minimum allowable distance between oil and gas ... [more]

Wildfire season was light, freeing crews, equipment for other regions

Nov 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming saw its least active wildfire season in five years, freeing up state firefighters to help with wildfires in other states, state Forester Bill Crapser ... [more]

Boysen plan backs off earlier restrictions for boats, cars

Nov 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The public has until Nov. 21 to weigh in on a draft master plan for Boysen State Park.
After the comment period ends, a contractor will create a final draft ... [more]