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BOCHES anticipates cash shortfall; added tax levy by school districts could help

Nov 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College's Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services is having trouble finding funding for future dual enrollment courses in Fremont ... [more]

County sets plans on six new projects to get 1 percent tax funding

Nov 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Design work for all seven projects is estimated to cost $2.1 million, and county funds will provide the entirety of construction costs.

Fremont ... [more]

Today

Nov 26, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARMAJO

Franklin J. Armajo, 71, of Arapahoe, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at his home. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Great Plains ... [more]

Program offering break to caregivers

Nov 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Senior Citizens Inc., through its National Family Caregiver Support Program, hopes to give more caregivers in Riverton a chance to rest.
The federal ... [more]

Digest

Nov 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead calls for fewer rules
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says several Wyoming agencies have reduced their standing rules this year as part of a push to ... [more]

Grand Teton park might eradicate mountain goats

Nov 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park officials are working on a plan that could result in removing mountain goats from the park in northwest Wyoming.
National ... [more]

Gillette mayor leaving office

Nov 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Gillette Mayor Tom Murphy has resigned to pursue a business opportunity with his son. The city council will name a successor next month.
Murphy ... [more]

Surge in hepatitis C cases in Park County worries officials

Nov 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Health officials are investigating an increase in reported cases of the liver disease hepatitis C among young people in Park County, with evidence ... [more]

Key Club set to deliver hot Thanksgiving meals Thursday

Nov 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton High School Key Club again plans to deliver warm meals this Thanksgiving to anyone wanting to enjoy a ready-to-eat turkey dinner.
"Everyone ... [more]

More testing at vacant lot starts in December

Nov 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A consulting firm will conduct field work and sampling during the first week of December at the city-owned vacant lot at 420 E. Main St. in downtown Riverton, ... [more]

Armed robbery at Maverik; suspect fled the scene

Nov 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police officials were building information Tuesday about an armed robbery that took place just after midnight at the Maverik Country Store on West Main Street ... [more]

Tribes want EPA nod on air regulation boundaries

Nov 26, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe says the U.S. Justice Department has blocked tribal efforts to gain authority to monitor air quality on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Meth ring leader Pitt and supplier agree to opt for plea deal

Nov 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Specifics of the agreements were not announced, as is typical in the federal court system.

Federal prosecutors have filed a plea agreement in the ... [more]

WyDOT issues reminders on chain law requirements

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers that the state's chain laws will go into effect when winter storms significantly affect ... [more]

Central Wyoming College dean earns 'once in a lifetime' award

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lynne McAuliffe has been honored with the 2013 Woman of Distinction Award.

Lynne McAuliffe, dean of workforce and community education at Central ... [more]

The way it was: Cheerleaders identified -- 1953

Nov 24, 2013 - Staff:  Last weeks' "The Way it Was" photo is reprinted this week, with one important difference -- everyone is identified.
We asked readers last Sunday to help with ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest tree permits now available

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Permits are now available for those who wish to cut their own Christmas trees in the Shoshone National Forest.
The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to ... [more]

Collision costs county-owned vehicle a rear wheel

Nov 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County vehicle lost a wheel Tuesday after a traffic accident in south Riverton.
No one was seriously injured in the incident, though officials said ... [more]

Riverview Road rec path bridge removed

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  A walking path bridge has been removed from where it crossed the Riverton Valley Irrigation District Canal to allow for installation of water and sewer lines ... [more]

More clients referred to treatment since detox name change

Nov 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton-based Center of Hope detoxification center is referring more clients to treatment since its merger with Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies this ... [more]

Manslaughter, not murder, is verdict in Shey Bruce case

Nov 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury has decided that Shey Elan Bruce killed Charles Darrell Laster on May 14 but did not do so maliciously.
That difference led to a manslaughter ... [more]

Guilty plea in bird deaths at Wyoming wind farms an industry first

Nov 24, 2013 - By Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- A major U.S. power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms and agreed to pay $1 million as part of ... [more]

College board extends McFarland's deal a year; she's on through 2016

Nov 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The board will set the president's salary this spring while developing the CWC budget for the coming fiscal year.

The Central Wyoming College Board ... [more]

Riverton woman pleads guilty to drug charges

Nov 24, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman pleaded guilty to drug charges this month as part of an agreement requiring her to undergo addiction treatment.
Abigail White, 22, of ... [more]

Today

Nov 22, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BODAN

DeVon Elaine Bodan, 48, of Casper, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Casper. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the Chapel ... [more]

Digest

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Avalanche risk high already
JACKSON -- Teton County Search and Rescue already is urging caution in the backcountry of northwest Wyoming after skiers ... [more]

University's faculty might ask for more transparency in new prez search

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Faculty Senate is considering a resolution saying that a search for a new UW president be transparent and the names of ... [more]

Interstate Ruby Pipeline approved again after new review

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Federal land managers intend to reissue a right of way for a 678-mile natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon now that government scientists ... [more]

JFK assassination stunned city

Nov 22, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton shared the nation's shock 50 years ago Friday when news broke that the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, had been killed by an assassin ... [more]

Early Christmas program Friday at Little Theater

Nov 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The performance staged by Wind River High School's theater department is based loosely on "A Christmas Carol."

Wind River High School drama students ... [more]