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Medicaid expansion bill amended, then advanced by panel

Jan 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A legislative committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill calling for Wyoming to accept federal funds to expand the Medicaid program to offer insurance ... [more]

CWC chief contemplates zero-cost college idea

Jan 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  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 ... [more]

Extension options explored with county; nutrition focus is priority

Jan 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners are considering what direction they want the local University of Wyoming Extension Office to take.
Extension officials brought ... [more]

Today

Jan 27, 2015 - Staff:  Births
DAY

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 ... [more]

State preps for annual homeless count

Jan 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Communities across the state are preparing for Wednesday's annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families.
The event is an unduplicated ... [more]

Region seeing steady rise in flu cases

Jan 27, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  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 ... [more]

Digest

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man dies near snowmobile trail
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. -- The body of a Montana man was found along a groomed ski trail in Yellowstone National ... [more]

Intox arrests dip, as does use of force by officers

Jan 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The number of public intoxication arrests recorded by the Riverton Police Department in 2014 was down compared to previous years.
RPD chief Mike Broadhead ... [more]

Wyoming man killed in plunge through lake ice

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  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 ... [more]

With full funding in place, design work on library roof gets started

Jan 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  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 ... [more]

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

Jan 27, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Lawyers for convicted murderer Dale Wayne Eaton say years of negative publicity prompted by improper statements from prosecutors to the media would make it ... [more]

Under settled deal, frackers must justify secrecy claims

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they claim the ingredients in the chemical products they pump ... [more]

Medicaid expansion bill introduced

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  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 ... [more]

From cop to coroner: McAuslan grateful for chance

Jan 27, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  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 ... [more]

Digest

Jan 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Paraglider dies following crash
JACKSON -- A paraglider who crashed within the boundary of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has died.
Billy Baker, 35, ... [more]

Minimum wage hike nixed in committee

Jan 25, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- 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 ... [more]

Surveys show high rate of student satisfaction at UW

Jan 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  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 ... [more]

The way it was: Young mushers -- 2002

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  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 ... [more]

Hound dies in garage, kennel blaze near Pavillion

Jan 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  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 ... [more]

Cause unknown in Tuesday shop fire

Jan 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The building itself didn't sustain structural damage, but some of the insulation, lighting, wiring and overhead heating system may have been destroyed. ... [more]

Arts council taking grant applications

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  Applications are open for the Wyoming Arts Council's "arts education," "grants to organizations" and "operating support grants" categories.
Arts education ... [more]

BLM seeks comment on mine project

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office seeks public input on the Sheep Mountain uranium project draft environmental impact statement.
The BLM will ... [more]

Reggae concert coming to Riverton

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  Peter Chandler, aka Chanman, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverton Branch Library.
The free Roots Reggae concert will include comments on the ... [more]

Library to show opera

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander MetOpera will present the "Tales of Hoffmann" on Saturday in the Carnegie Room of the Lander Library.
The opera will be a live transmission from ... [more]

Wyoming Indian's $21 million elementary school taking shape

Jan 25, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  When Wyoming Indian set out to construct a new elementary school, officials knew the building had to pay tribute to culture and be large enough to serve as a ... [more]

Weeks after fire, Dubois planning for recovery

Jan 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Financial contributions have arrived from across the nation.

A fire devastated Dubois's downtown and left half a dozen business owners picking ... [more]

CREG: Influential state revenue forecast misses the mark again and again

Jan 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A well-known financial forecast released last week has state lawmakers predicting doom and plotting how to cut back spending.
The report, however, has a ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Friday the ninth eighth day of the 2015 General Session:
ROAD KILL: The Senate received from the House a bill that ... [more]

Digest

Jan 23, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Judge amendment goes to Senate
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to raise the mandatory ... [more]

Yellowstone bison moved for slaughter

Jan 23, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone National Park has begun shipping wild bison for slaughter as part of a plan to reduce the park's population by as many as 900 ... [more]