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Catholic College seeks exception from ACA parts

Apr 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The school doesn't want to cover contraceptives for its employees.

Wyoming Catholic College has been granted a temporary stay relieving it from ... [more]

High court sides with state on lodging tax

Apr 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming can collect full taxes on retail lodging sales made by online travel companies, even if they have no physical presence in the ... [more]

Make admission to indoor sports at CWC free of charge

Apr 4, 2014 - Kevin Barr, Riverton:  Editor:
Central Wyoming College is adding golf and cross country to its sports program. That is fine with me, but these are not sports that the public is ... [more]

Reflections before Passion Week this spring

Apr 4, 2014 - By Kurt Schafli, Riverton Ministerial Association:  Passion Week is coming up again. To us it is known as "Easter", but it's origin is in the flight of the Israelite slaves from Egypt, known as "The Exodus". ... [more]

Evangelicals seeking souls, not votes

Apr 4, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Only a decade ago, Christian social conservatives were a commanding force in American politics. They helped elect one of their own, George W. Bush, to two ... [more]

New airline

Apr 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Attracting another carrier to Riverton Regional would be no simple thing

As the new task force assembled to address air service problems at Riverton ... [more]

Valenti, Cheng to wed in June

Apr 4, 2014 - Staff:  Linda Valenti of Laramie, formerly of Kinnear, announces the engagement of her daughter Shannon Marie Valenti to James Cheng.
The bride-to-be is also the ... [more]

Power outage planned at Federal Blvd. and Monroe

Apr 4, 2014 - Staff:  Work also will continue on Riverview Road, where citizens are asked to drive cautiously.

A planned power outage is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Saturday ... [more]

Gray wolf numbers in Rockies steady despite hunting

Apr 4, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A new population tally of gray wolves in the U.S. Northern Rockies shows their continued resilience despite increased hunting, trapping ... [more]

YNP fights rumors of bison flight

Apr 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park officials say supervolcano not about to erupt

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park is fighting online rumors that ... [more]

Urbigkit passes Friday morning

Apr 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  He worked for the City of Riverton for 24 years.

Long time Riverton civil servant Bill Urbigkit passed after battling a brain tumor and recovering ... [more]

Florida finding familiar foes in Final Four group

Apr 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- For Florida, the Final Four might as well be dubbed the Familiar Four.
The top overall seed in the NCAA tournament already played the ... [more]

RHS in spotlight at Roy Peck meet

Apr 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines have the opportunity to participate against all classifications at the annual Roy Peck Invitational track and field meet.
The one-day ... [more]

Colorado Rockies welcome D-backs for home opener

Apr 4, 2014 - Barry M. Bloom, The Colorado Rockies:  It's time for the Rockies' home opener at Coors Field on Friday against the D-backs even though there's snow on the ground and the weather seems more like ... [more]

Today

Apr 4, 2014 - Staff:  Births

ADAMS
A daughter was born to Natasha and Matthew Adams, of Lander, at 6:24 p.m. March 12, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ... [more]

Salena Trembley

Apr 4, 2014 - Staff:  Salena Trembley of Riverton, died on Thursday, March 27, at the age of 99. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Davis Funeral Home ... [more]

Museum board treasurer takes heat at meeting

Apr 4, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board treasurer was under fire for the second meeting in a row after delivering a seconds-long report March 13.
Board treasurer ... [more]

Dubois man dies in two-vehicle crash

Apr 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shane Grove, 24, of Dubois died Tuesday at the scene of a two-vehicle accident in Carbon County.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol states Grove was the driver of a ... [more]

Search for CWC president narrowed to three candidates

Apr 4, 2014 - Staff:  From staff reports

Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees Chair Charlie Krebs has announced the search for the institution's next president has been ... [more]

Shane Grove

Apr 4, 2014 - Staff:  Shane Grove, 24, of Saratoga, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 1:00 pm at the Dubois Headwaters ... [more]

Starrett could house youth detention alternative

Apr 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A program serving students facing expulsion and in trouble with the justice system could have a new home in the former Starrett Junior High building. The ... [more]

RHS soccer teams play home and away Friday vs. Natrona

Apr 3, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Despite it being spring break week at Riverton High School, both the Riverton High School boys and girls soccer teams have been practicing and will battle ... [more]

Golfers tee up for spring season

Apr 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the fall, the Riverton Wolverines won their first-ever Class 4-A state golf title.
Now, the Wolverines are taking momentum into the spring golf ... [more]

County lands three coaches on honor list

Apr 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two head coaches and one assistant coach from Fremont County have been named coaches of the year by the Wyoming Coaches Association for their respective winter ... [more]

Wyoming had the lowest state-local tax burden in '11

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A tax policy research group says Wyoming residents enjoyed the lowest state and local tax burden in the country in 2011.
The report released by the ... [more]

Today

Apr 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births

ROBISON
A son was born to Chezerai and Cody Robison, of Riverton, on Nov. 26 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ... [more]

Zoning changed for planned housing

Apr 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved replatting of property consisting of approximately 9.77 acres located on Valley View Road on the east side of the Valley ... [more]

Wyoming Business Council CEO leaving after 10 years

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The chief executive officer of the Wyoming Business Council is leaving his position after after 10 years on the job.
Gov. Matt Mead's office ... [more]

We need oil products and oil revenue to pay off our debt

Apr 3, 2014 - Dean Clark, Riverton:  Editor:
Oil, oil, oil. You have heard of it. It makes your car go (well, most of them).
But it is much more than that, something our elected officials fail ... [more]

When the meadowlarks sing

Apr 3, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Isn't spring a mystery?
Of course, it's all in how you view it. But after all these years, it's still an annual wonder to me.
Life begins anew where it ... [more]

The missing plane

Apr 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's not that there's a conspiracy,
but rather that the ocean is huge

A new group of spacemen arrived last week at the International Space Station. It ... [more]

District 25 to hire second psychologist

Apr 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 will soon look to fill a new school psychologist position. The board of trustees voted Tuesday to have another psychologist ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Hot Springs also censures governor
CASPER (AP) -- Republican Party delegates in two counties have voted to censure GOP Gov. Matt Mead over his role in ... [more]

Upgraded CWC Pro Tech center touted as best in Wyo.

Apr 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It isn't only health and science students who are using upgraded facilities this year at Central Wyoming College.
Some of the money that paid for CWC's new ... [more]

Improvement in loan default rate among CWC students

Apr 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Only 2 percent of students who borrowed money to attend Central Wyoming College in 2013 have defaulted on their federal loans, officials said this month.
The ... [more]

Tribal leaders blast U.S. Senate draft bill

Apr 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe issued a statement calling on "all tribes" to oppose a bill cosponsored by Wyoming's congressional delegation regarding the ... [more]

Wadda pleads not guilty in Montana murder case

Apr 3, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  One of two suspects in the killing of a single mother on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of murder ... [more]

Protests upheld on tanker bids

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A federal auditing agency on Wednesday upheld a challenge to a U.S. Forest Service contract for two next-generation air tankers to fight ... [more]

Digest

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Malaysian PM: 'We will not give up'
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday the search for the missing jetliner will not stop until ... [more]

Disputed UW ranch land sale still not certain

Apr 3, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The presidents of the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University plan to meet with members of their foundation boards in the next ... [more]