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UW dean searches nearly done

Apr 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Four high-ranking administrators departed during the short, rocky administration of former president Robert Sternberg.

LARAMIE -- The University of ... [more]

NASA: Snow in Wind River Range melting weeks earlier

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Snow is melting off the Wind River mountains 16 days earlier in the season than it did in the 1990s, a recent NASA study found.
Changes to the timing of ... [more]

Funding to assist Arapahoe kids in District 25 doubling

Apr 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board of trustees has approved an award of about $175,000 from Fremont County School District 38 for Riverton's Arapahoe Instruction Grant. ... [more]

Court ruling on bail sparked by county cases

Apr 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Judges now can demand that criminal defendants post their bail in cash, according to a recent Wyoming Supreme Court decision. The practice is common in ... [more]

Pot seizure may be part of larger case

Apr 3, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation requested the help of the Lander Police Department in closing the 200 block of Jefferson Street in Lander on ... [more]

CWC faculty aging; surge of retirements expected to continue

Apr 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The human resources department at Central Wyoming College is anticipating a continued string of retirements from the school in the coming years.
"The aging ... [more]

Digest

Apr 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Boat inspection training set
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is beginning to offer watercraft and equipment inspection and ... [more]

Board starts on science standards

Apr 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Board of Education has reopened and expanded the task force assigned to review the state's K-12 science standards.
This the second ... [more]

Governors tout conservation efforts in West for sage grouse

Apr 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming's Matt Mead has been a leader in seeking alternatives to full endangered-species listing.

BOISE, Idaho -- A group of western-state governors ... [more]

College's new Lander center on track for fall occupancy

Apr 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Work is progressing on schedule at the site of the new Central Wyoming College Lander Center, 120 Leedy Blvd.
Ron Granger, CWC's vice president for ... [more]

Tax for ambulance service? Options to be aired at county session Tuesday

Apr 2, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  By the end of just about any meeting on the suffering finances of Fremont County Emergency Medical services, a resident in attendance asks a basic ... [more]

Man killed Wednesday in truck rollover

Apr 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton resident died Wednesday at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Sand Draw (Wyoming Highway 135) east of town.
Reports state Daniel William ... [more]

Superintendent at Arapahoe out immediately

Apr 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 38 curriculum director Kenneth Crowson has been asked to step in as the interim superintendent for the Arapahoe schools.
The ... [more]

Basin snowpack dips to 68 percent; still time for a rebound

Apr 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Basin drainage level has been falling steadily all year after registering at or about 100 percent in the late fall and early ... [more]

Today

Apr 2, 2015 - Staff:  Births
BOTT

A daughter was born to Kara Bott of Riverton and Drew Bott of Riverton at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 25 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby ... [more]

Today

Apr 1, 2015 - Staff:  Births
ABEYTA

A daughter was born to Morgan Abeyta of Riverton at 1:46 p.m. March 24 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ... [more]

Delectable Bundt cakes are beautiful without the fuss

Apr 1, 2015 - By Sarah Gish, Tribune News Service:  The classic desserts have stood the test of time because they serve a crowd and are easy to slice.

In 1950, Nordic Ware founder H. David Dalquist ... [more]

Winds, warmth raising fire risk

Apr 1, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Warm temperatures and strong wind are raising the risk of wildfires, and the Riverton area is under a "fed flag warning" from the National Weather Service.
In ... [more]

Inmates charged in murder try

Apr 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Three Wyoming State Penitentiary inmates are charged with trying to kill another inmate.
36-year-old Michael Grooman, 31-year-old Joseph Martinez ... [more]

No plea deal reached in case of ex-museum director; trial more likely

Apr 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Residents soon could see the rare spectacle of a public official on trial for her actions in office.
A circuit court judge is setting a trial for the former ... [more]

Air service, beautification, fast Internet among city's goals for year

Apr 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has identified a set of goals that will help guide the local decision-making process throughout the year.
Council members began ... [more]

Long-eared bat listed as threatened

Apr 1, 2015 - From The Associated Press:  The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly ... [more]

Digest

Apr 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  DEQ acts on orphan well issue
CHEYENNE -- The review board for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality voted Tuesday to dismiss bond forfeiture ... [more]

Middle class in Wyoming faring better than in all other states

Apr 1, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Wyoming lost some of its middle class and jobs because of the Great Recession -- but its losses were the smallest in the nation, a research organization ... [more]

Churches plan Holy Week events starting Thursday

Apr 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Local churches have planned special worship services this week leading up to Easter on Sunday.
Many of the events begin Thursday, when Christians remember the ... [more]

School safety tip line scrutinized

Mar 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Recent legislation that would have replaced a school-safety tip line serving Wyoming with an in-state program has generated debate over whether the ... [more]

UW arena upgrades delayed

Mar 31, 2015 - By Scott Nulph, Tribune News Service:  Rising construction costs have taken a toll on the University of Wyoming's plans for Phase II of the reconstruction of the Arena-Auditorium.
Phase I -- the ... [more]

'Neighborhood' police officers assigned to zones in Riverton

Mar 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Citizens are encouraged to call their designated neighborhood officers when they have questions or concerns about a non-emergency.

Riverton ... [more]

Today

Mar 31, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
PACHECO

Dixie Marie Pacheco, 65, formerly of Lander, died Monday, March 23. A Mass of Christian burial was Monday, March 30, at St. Joseph's ... [more]

ND joining state's frack lawsuit

Mar 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BISMARCK -- North Dakota plans to join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal hydraulic fracturing rule for U.S. government lands.
The North Dakota ... [more]