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College staff earmarked for smaller raise than other state workers

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead has recommended raises for all state employees in his biennial budget request this year, but he outlined a smaller increase for community ... [more]

Today

Feb 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HAGEMAN

A son was born to Amy and Aric Hageman, of Riverton, at 6:53 p.m. Dec. 10, 2013, Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ... [more]

Digest

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Author: Shepard killed over drugs
LARAMIE -- The author of a controversial book about Matthew Shepard's killing says it should send a sobering message ... [more]

Problems found in coal lease program

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Congressional investigators have found problems with federal coal sales that might have cost taxpayers $200 million or more in lost revenue, ... [more]

Mead hints at second run, says state in good shape

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday that he thinks the state is in good shape going into the legislative budget session that starts next ... [more]

Deep cold to linger; wind chills of particular concern

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind chill warnings and advisories remain in effect for Fremont County and much of Wyoming.
Wind chills in the range of 20 to 30 degrees below zero were ... [more]

Museums board chided by county commissioners

Feb 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The elected leaders questioned the board's process on several issues.

The Fremont County Museums Board has three candidates for a central museums ... [more]

Miller: Let cities tax themselves

Feb 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Republican also has a bill encouraging state investment in a West Coast coal port.

As the 2014 legislative session approaches, state ... [more]

Air boardings up in 2013; new crew regs now having negative effect

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Regional Airport surpassed the required 10,000 enplanement mark in 2013, making it eligible to receive federal funding for airport maintenance and ... [more]

City appoints Cannan, Larson

Feb 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council seated two new members Tuesday night during it regular meeting.
Kyle Larson in Ward 1 and Martin Cannan in Ward 3 were voted in by ... [more]

City council chooses Larson, Cannan for vacant seats

Feb 5, 2014 - Staff:  The Riverton City Council has selected two new candidates for the seats that were vacated in December.
Kyle Larson will represent Ward 1, and Martin Cannan ... [more]

Today

Feb 4, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BOEHLER

Margaret Boehler, 89, of Lander, died Monday, Feb. 3, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. Services are pending through Davis ... [more]

Lawmakers endorse overhaul of state law on involuntary hospitalizations

Feb 4, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  ACLU has expressed concerns about the committee bill.

CHEYENNE -- A panel of Wyoming lawmakers is pushing changes to the state law governing ... [more]

County offices shifting to electronic patient records

Feb 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The change should help improve the "quality, safety, efficiency" of the health care system.

Physicians and medical staff in Fremont County are making ... [more]

Digest

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Skiers swept over cliff
JACKSON -- An avalanche forecaster says two skiers who were swept off a cliff by a small slide south of the boundary of the ... [more]

High national honor for UW ecology prof

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The American Society of Naturalists has presented one of its highest honors to a University of Wyoming professor.
The organization awarded its E.O. ... [more]

Supplemental feeding starts at refuge

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Officials say there are about 6,000 elk and about 600 bison wintering on the refuge this season.

JACKSON -- Biologists say forage conditions at the ... [more]

Sled dog race covers Lander route Tuesday

Feb 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mushers and their dog teams arrived in Lander Tuesday to complete the third stage of the Stage Stop Sled Dog Race.
Tuesday's 42-mile stage began in the ... [more]

County Dems to push for expanded Medicaid

Feb 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Democrats say they are hoping to help working-class people get health insurance by pushing for the Wyoming Legislature to expand Medicaid. At a ... [more]

Council expected to fill vacancies Tuesday

Feb 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Seats in Ward 1 and Ward 3 are open following the resignation of two councilmen in December.

Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness and the city council have ... [more]

Soaring health costs weigh on county as budget talks get going

Feb 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Hoping to find an equitable method of compensating for county employees, Fremont County Commissioners are looking for a standard for comparing jobs and ... [more]

Law enforcement officers to increase patrols Sunday

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Local and state law enforcement officers plan to increase patrols this weekend in an attempt to curb drunken driven on Super Bowl Sunday.
The football ... [more]

School board approves contracts, accepts resignations

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  The Riverton school board has approved to a contract offer to Jennifer Campbell as an assistant high school track coach.
A contract also was approved for ... [more]

Digest

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Sue Wallis replacement process to start
GILLETTE -- A Republican Party committee will meet Feb. 8 in Gillette to nominate three people to replace state ... [more]

Cheyenne man pleads guilty in August wreck that killed three

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GREELEY, Colo. -- A 22-year-old man who was determined to have caused an automibile crash in northern Colorado that killed two siblings and an Air Force senior ... [more]

Idaho worries about new Wyoming lottery's effect on revenue across border

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- Wyoming's upstart lottery could take a bite of out what have been steadily growing sales since the first $1 scratch ticket was sold in Idaho in ... [more]

Tarantino says he will not use Wyoming in movie after all

Feb 3, 2014 - By Brielle Schaeffer, For The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who is known for rampantly killing off characters in his movies, decided this time to kill his script, much to the ... [more]

The way it was: Co-ed Jeffrey City hoops - 1992

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  Jeffrey City High School was in decline in the winter of 1992. Enrollment had plunged so far that the school couldn't field either a boys or girls basketball ... [more]

Dubois mayor voices concern over museum resignations

Feb 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dubois Mayor Twila Blakeman wants Fremont County commissioners to rehire two Dubois museum staff who resigned. She also seeks reassurance on the direction of ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest hiring seasonal workforce

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest is looking for a dedicated, hardworking, highly capable workforce for the summer.
Forest managers will fill temporary, seasonal ... [more]