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Cheyenne leaders say missile base still desirable and vital

Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne business group has launched a website to make the case for U.S. land-based missiles, a third of which are operated from F.E. Warren Air ... [more]

New snow truck added to airport fleet

Sep 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new set of wheels soon will be cruising around the Riverton Regional Airport.
The Riverton City Council has approved a bid from Jack's Truck and Equipment ... [more]

WACO meets in Lander

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Good turnout expected from state's county officials

Registration exceeded expectations for a statewide conference of county officials this week in ... [more]

County thinks back taxes still owed on piece of land taken into trust by tribe

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners were split in their opinions, however.

Back taxes led the Fremont County Commission to object Sept. 10 to the taking of a 199-acre ... [more]

Woman killed by gunshot; thought accidental

Sep 24, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman has died after being shot in the abdomen Saturday afternoon in her home.
Officials said the accident was initiated by the woman's husband, who ... [more]

First dirt being moved at justice center site -- for testing

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Passersby should soon see the first dirt moved at the site of the proposed Riverton justice center project.
But it won't be for construction.
Rather, ... [more]

UW in health research pact

Sep 22, 2013 - Associated Press:  LARAMIE, (AP) -- The Uni-versity of Wyoming has joined a research network to help address regional health concerns such as access to care, cancer, obesity, ... [more]

Digest

Sep 22, 2013 - Associated Press:  No change in Wyo. rig count
HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by seven this week to ... [more]

Buffalo Bill photos at museum to be digitized for viewing

Sep 22, 2013 - By Brett French, Associate Press:  CODY (AP) -- There's a ghostly, wispy hologram image of a life-sized William F. Cody that greets visitors to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
But it is ... [more]

New coal rules blasted by governor, delegation

Sep 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, AP:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and members of the state's congressional delegation reacted quickly on Friday to new U.S. Environmental Protection ... [more]

Environmental toll compounds misery of Colorado floods

Sep 22, 2013 - Matt Pearce, MCT News Service:  DENVER -- When the worst of the flooding began for Weld County last week, Cliff Willmeng, on a hunch, took his 2003 Subaru and drove east.
The county's roads ... [more]

South Dakota couple gets $8 million award for 2009 car wreck

Sep 22, 2013 - Associated Press:  (AP) -- A federal jury has awarded a South Dakota couple more than $8 million for losses they suffered in a 2009 traffic accident in Sweetwater County.
A ... [more]

Judge orders county to pay winner's fees in voting suit

Sep 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, Associated Press:  A federal judge has approved over $960,000 in legal fees for lawyers who represented American Indians who successfully challenged Fremont County's system of ... [more]

Innovative mural at Health/Sci rarely looks the same twice

Sep 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new mural hanging in the Health and Science Center at Central Wyoming College is likely to draw a second look from passersby.
The art piece is made up of ... [more]

We can do all kinds of great things

Sep 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Health and Science Center dazzles students, visitors

Community members were invited to tour the Health and Science Center at Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Installation starts next month on Pavillion cisterns

Sep 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Construction of cisterns and a loading station to provide safe drinking water for residents east of Pavillion is set to start in October.
The state-funded ... [more]

Earthquake jolts Lander, reservation; no damage

Sep 22, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Fremont County residents got a Saturday morning jolt when a 4.9 magnitude earthquake shook the area.
The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., which ... [more]

County moves to fill another key job vacancy

Sep 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County decided this week to begin advertising for a new ambulance department director.
Commissioners will continue revising the job description as ... [more]

State hammers out drilling deal on grouse land

Sep 20, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A deal between Chesapeake Energy and the Wyoming governor's office would guide drilling of potentially hundreds of oil wells in a vast area of ... [more]

An educational beacon

Sep 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After nearly a decade of persistence, CWC Health and Science Center is open
Speakers at Friday's dedication of the Health and Science Center at Central ... [more]

New uranium mine survives challenge by environmental group

Sep 20, 2013 - Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled against an environmental group's challenge to an in-situ uranium mine that started production last month in Sweetwater ... [more]

Wyoming Indian PAWS scores rise; improvement needed in areas

Sep 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Third-graders in Ethete this year did worse in math but better in reading than that age group last year.
Students at Wyoming Indian schools showed ... [more]

First snow of season hits Wyoming

Sep 19, 2013 - Associated Press:  The precipitation fell in areas of Yellowstone National Park and on Togwotee Pass between Dubois and Jackson.

(AP) -- Yellowstone National Park is ... [more]

Deal to open grouse habitat to oil drilling

Sep 19, 2013 - Associated Press:  By Mead Gruver
Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A deal between Chesapeake Energy and the Wyoming governor's office would guide drilling of ... [more]

NOLS students hurt while dodging avalanche

Sep 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It took parts of two days to bring them to safety from the Wind River range.
Officials have detailed the harrowing account of two students from the ... [more]

One Shot returns to Lander for the week

Sep 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The One Shot Antelope Hunt returns to Lander for the 70th time this week.
Born around a campfire in 1939, the event was first held in 1940 but was suspended ... [more]

Meth crackdown continues with three new busts

Sep 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  A traffic stop near Green River has led to felony drug charges against three Fremont County residents.
Elaine Laverne Fasthorse, of Riverton, Rose Marie Bell, ... [more]

State, drilling giant joining forces on new grouse regs

Sep 18, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- As Wyoming's oil boom continues to encroach on areas populated by sage grouse, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been working with a ... [more]

Judge nixes plea bargain in Sinks Canyon shooting

Sep 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  A judge has rejected the plea agreement for a man accused of shooting at three young adults in a case of road rage at a Sept. 18 hearing.
The move came after ... [more]

Fierce weather whips valley

Sep 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Another half inch of rain fell in some areas, adding to an already-wet September.

National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Lipson counted eight ... [more]