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Nov 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DURAN

A son was born to Laura Friday and Kyle Duran, of Lander, at 6:28 p.m. Oct. 27, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 4 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Nov 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Algae blooms in river tributary
JACKSON -- A new federal study says a tributary of the Snake River that's heavily flanked by development has high ... [more]

Mead names panel to study forest health in Wyoming; report expected in one year

Nov 7, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has named a diverse panel representing the timber products industry, government and environmentalists to examine how to improve the ... [more]

Wyoming has low poverty rate under new way of measuring

Nov 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming has the third-lowest poverty rate in the nation, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau analysis differs from other ... [more]

Plans progress on new Fort Washakie school; construction still a year away

Nov 7, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The new K-12 school will cost roughly $54.3 million, with $52.7 million coming from the Wyoming School Facilities Department and $1.6 million from District ... [more]

Uden statement, sentencing resolve some old questions, but others still unanswered

Nov 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gerald Uden told a court Friday where he hid the bodies of his three first-degree murder victims 33 years ago -- ex-wife Virginia Uden and their sons, Richard ... [more]

County quits catching stray dogs

Nov 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County stopped collecting stray dogs Oct. 25 because the Fremont County Sheriff's Office says it has nowhere to impound them. The county says it will ... [more]

Council OKs $40,000 for skate park planning; fundraising to continue

Nov 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council and Mayor Ron Warpness have voted to award the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association $40,000 to help with construction costs for ... [more]

Today

Nov 6, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ANDERSON

Funeral services for Don C. Anderson, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Rader of the ... [more]

Digest

Nov 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads guilty to ATM thefts
BOISE, Idaho -- A Las Vegas man targeted at least 21 ATMs in Wyoming and other western states as part of a crime spree ... [more]

Coal gas plant to receive state review

Nov 6, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An Australian company's plans to experiment in Wyoming with turning coal into gas without removing the coal from the ground are headed before a ... [more]

Health benefits for CWC workers to expand next year; costs up 5 percent

Nov 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Premiums still will be lower than 2011 levels, however.

Health insurance coverage for employees at Central Wyoming College will be expanded next year ... [more]

Man charged with felony for alleged beating of child

Nov 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 22-year-old Northern Arapaho man has been charged with felony child abuse by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming.
Robert Felter Jr. was arrested ... [more]

Lawmakers weigh Medicaid expansion in state

Nov 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Health officials say the move could save millions of dollars for Wyoming, but Gov. Matt Mead so far has resisted the idea as proposed under ... [more]

Uden bodies to be raised from bottom of deep lake

Nov 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has said it intends to recover the remains of Gerald Uden's three victims from the bottom of Fremont Lake, if they are ... [more]

Today

Nov 5, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BARRETT

Daniel Chester Barrett, 61, of Gillette, died Thursday, Oct. 31. A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Gillette ... [more]

Medicare open enrollment period now under way

Nov 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig is reminding Wyomingites that Medicare's open enrollment period will continue through Dec. 7.
In most cases, enrollees will ... [more]

Digest

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hit and run fatality probed
LINGLE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol is asking the public for information about a hit and run accident that killed a Lingle ... [more]

UW president assembles new team -- and ruffles feathers

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The decisions and management style of new University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg are drawing pushback from some faculty and students, ... [more]

Big marijuana stash discovered Saturday during I-80 traffic stop

Nov 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 16 pounds of high-grade marijuana was seized from a Lynnwood, Wash., driver who was stopped on eastbound Interstate 80 roughly 45 miles east of ... [more]

City tweaks recycling plan, looks to more cleanup at its vacant lot downtown

Nov 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As of Friday, Riverton residents can participate in the tag system for their recycling purposes and can purchase tags at the public works office. City ... [more]

Montana must refigure coal tax from Wyoming company

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The state alleges Cloud Peak Energy Inc. undervalued the material it sold between 2005 and 2007.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana authorities must ... [more]

Kidnap suspect under arrest

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A Laramie man and a Fort Collins woman he was suspected of kidnapping are both behind bars after the woman managed to call 911.
Laramie police say ... [more]

CWC might solve Jackson housing issue this month

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Each unit would include four beds and a kitchen and living area, and a resident assistant would be stationed at the property.

Central Wyoming ... [more]

Brothers say 'guilty' on 2006 homicide

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Brown have pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Big damage from two Sunday fires; no injuries

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fire officials think an unattended candle caused a structure fire Sunday at a home north of Riverton.
No one was injured in the blaze, but the room in which ... [more]

Good harvest, soft market: Sugar beet growers brace for lower prices

Nov 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite high yields, local sugar beet farmers may be looking at a pay cut this year due to low prices for their crops.
"There's no question, (the price) is ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead may seek more road money
CHEYENNE -- The passage of the state's fuel tax hike earlier in the year has not ended the debate about funding Wyoming's ... [more]

Most roads in Yellowstone to close Monday

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The roads to most Yellowstone National Park destinations will close to automobile travel on Monday as the park begins preparing for ... [more]

New GED exams offer more options

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming students seeking a high school equivalency certificate will soon have three testing options instead of just one.
In January, the state will ... [more]