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Value-added minerals bill passes House; 40-20 vote

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a bill that would create a program in which the state partners with private businesses to convert ...

Tough child-abuse penalties focus of House legislation

CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee has moved ahead a bill that would double the maximum prison sentence for some child abusers.
The House Judiciary ...

State to feds: Thin out wild horses

CHEYENNE -- The state House Agriculture Committee has endorsed a resolution calling on Congress to address the overpopulation of wild horses in Wyoming and ...

Day at the Legislature

CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 13th day of the 2015 General Session:
URANIUM: The House for the second time voted to approve a bill ...

Guns-in-school bill clears its second vote with no debate

CHEYENNE -- A bill that would allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns into most public places, including schools has cleared its first two ...

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Child killed in border wreck
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A child is dead after a rollover crash on Interstate 25 near the Colorado-Wyoming border.
The crash ...

Today

Births
GUINA-WHITEMAN
A daughter was born to Inez Whiteman of Ethete and Manfred Guina of Fort Washakie at 10:28 p.m. Jan. 8, 2015, at SageWest Health ...

Digest

Bill would ban powder alcohol
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has passed a bill that would make it illegal to use, buy or sell powdered alcohol in the ...

Pioneering lawmaker Liz Byrd dead at 88

CHEYENNE -- Harriett Elizabeth "Liz" Byrd, the first African-American woman to serve in the Wyoming Legislature, has died at age 88.
Her son, Rep. Jim Byrd of ...

Bill allowing concealed guns in schools, colleges clears next hurdle

CHEYENNE -- The House Judiciary Committee endorsed a bill Wednesday that would allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns onto school grounds ...

WWWC Medallion found on rural road

Not ready to give up quite yet in their search for the Wild West Winter Carnival Medallion on Wednesday, Nic Watts and Dustyn Bartlett of Riverton set out ...

Being human through dance

RHS graduate leads Saturday performance

A Riverton High School graduate is returning to town this weekend to showcase the company she has developed ...

Man found frozen at CWC was intoxicated

Autopsy results show Dominick Arthur, 46, of Fremont County, was intoxicated at the time of his death.
His blood-alcohol content was .24 when he died of ...

Local lawmakers present bill on landfills, energy

CHEYENNE --Two bills sponsored by the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee advanced Thursday by the Wyoming House of Representatives. ...

Ex-museum director's charge reduced from felony

Prosecutors lacked enough evidence to support a felony case against former Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse, so they lowered her charge to a misdemeanor ...

Today

Births
DENEVAN
A daughter was born to Destiny Marie Denevan of Hudson and James Wesley McLean Denevan of Hudson at 1 p.m. Jan. 14, 2015, at SageWest ...

Riverton High School hosting youth car show Thursday

Riverton High School students will show off their rides at the fourth annual SkillsUSA car show Thursday. The event is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the RHS ...

CWC students experiencing high enrollee success

Central Wyoming College may not enroll as many people as other educational institutions in the state, but administrators say CWC students are likely to ...

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Airport may lose $1M in funding
CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne Regional Airport could lose $850,000 to $1 million in federal funding after it failed to meet ...

Committee to hears pros, cons of permitting firearms in schools

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents with a concealed carry permit would be allowed to bring their guns onto school grounds and into most public meetings under a bill ...

 
 

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