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Day at the Legislature

Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 11th day of the 2015 General Session:
FOOD FREEDOM: The House for the third time passed a bill that would ...

Medicaid expansion bill amended, then advanced by panel

A legislative committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill calling for Wyoming to accept federal funds to expand the Medicaid program to offer insurance ...

CWC chief contemplates zero-cost college idea

In his State of the Union address Jan. 20, President Barack Obama repeated his desire to lower the cost of community college to $0 for students.
"Free ...

Extension options explored with county; nutrition focus is priority

Fremont County Commissioners are considering what direction they want the local University of Wyoming Extension Office to take.
Extension officials brought ...

Today

Births
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A son was born to Cheradee Wright of Lander and Andrew Day of Lander at 1:50 p.m. Jan. 8, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ...

State preps for annual homeless count

Communities across the state are preparing for Wednesday's annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families.
The event is an unduplicated ...

Region seeing steady rise in flu cases

Officials say influenza has not hit Fremont County as hard as the rest of the country.
"Nationally, I have heard it is an epidemic," said Fremont County ...

Digest

Man dies near snowmobile trail
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. -- The body of a Montana man was found along a groomed ski trail in Yellowstone National ...

Intox arrests dip, as does use of force by officers

The number of public intoxication arrests recorded by the Riverton Police Department in 2014 was down compared to previous years.
RPD chief Mike Broadhead ...

Wyoming man killed in plunge through lake ice

LEMMON, S.D. -- Crews have recovered the body of a Wyoming man after an all-terrain vehicle broke through the ice of a lake in northwestern South ...

The design is intended to put an end to leaks that have plagued the Riverton facility for many years.

Architects have the green light to start ...

Eaton can't get fair shake in state, his attorneys say

Lawyers for convicted murderer Dale Wayne Eaton say years of negative publicity prompted by improper statements from prosecutors to the media would make it ...

Under settled deal, frackers must justify secrecy claims

CHEYENNE -- A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they claim the ingredients in the chemical products they pump ...

Medicaid expansion bill introduced

CHEYENNE -- A newly introduced bill would expand the federal Medicaid program in Wyoming following a plan endorsed by Gov. Matt Mead's administration.
The bill ...

From cop to coroner: McAuslan grateful for chance

Ed McAuslan never planned on becoming a coroner, but after 15 years on the job he says he is grateful to have had the opportunity to serve.
"I'd just like to ...

Digest

Paraglider dies following crash
JACKSON -- A paraglider who crashed within the boundary of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has died.
Billy Baker, 35, ...

Minimum wage hike nixed in committee

CHEYENNER00;-- Wyoming's minimum wage will stay the same for at least another year.
The House Revenue Committee voted 8-1 on Friday to reject a bill that would ...

Surveys show high rate of student satisfaction at UW

LARAMIE -- A survey of University of Wyoming students shows that more than 90 percent are pleased with their education at the state's only four-year, public ...

The way it was: Young mushers -- 2002

The International Pedigree Stage Stop Dog Sled race was speeding from place to place in western Wyoming 13 years ago this week, and these young Fremont County ...

Hound dies in garage, kennel blaze near Pavillion

At least one dog was killed Jan. 15 in a structure fire east of Pavillion.
No humans were injured in the blaze, which destroyed a garage and dog kennel and ...

 
 

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