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Dec 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Movie crew films in Wyoming
GILLETTE -- The production team for a new feature by Oscar-winning director Alexander Payne is shooting some footage in ... [more]

Community colleges in state generally safe, statistics show

Dec 6, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The vast majority of reported crimes are limited to burglaries and alcohol violations.

CHEYENNE -- Major violent crimes, such as the killing last week ... [more]

Deficit panel's Simpson blasts political 'stupidity'

Dec 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The co-chairman of President Barack Obama's deficit commission is assailing the politics of political brinksmanship surrounding the "fiscal ... [more]

R Recreation reports busy year in 2012

Dec 6, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The coordinators for the R Recreation program presented a success report to Riverton's City Council that showed how well the program has served the community ... [more]

U.S. Department of Labor seeking sources for construction of Wind River Job Corps

Dec 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Department of Labor released a notice just after 1 p.m. Thursday seeking sources for the future construction of the Wind River Job Corps.
The ... [more]

Football found on Bass Lake Road

Dec 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Charles White had just finished a meal at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday afternoon when his friend Dave Hatcher asked if he'd like to take ... [more]

Strathmore third firm to apply to dig uranium

Dec 6, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Strathmore applied for a permit to mine uranium in the Gas Hills Mining District on Oct. 31 with hopes of developing open pit mines on its 35,000-acre claim. ... [more]

Two workers suffer minor burns in oil tank blaze

Dec 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two people suffered minor burns Wednesday afternoon when one or more oil tanks reportedly caught fire off of Muskrat Road east of Riverton.
County fire ... [more]

Today

Dec 6, 2012 - Staff:  Births
GAINES

A son was born to Kristin and Chad Gaines, of Pinedale, at 3:28 p.m. Oct. 17, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Today

Dec 5, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BURKS

Nelson R. Burks, 89, died Thursday, Nov. 29, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at ... [more]

Digest

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Witness tells of college killing
A student who witnessed last week's bow-and-arrow killing of a Wyoming community college instructor says she thought ... [more]

With Mead opposed, lawmakers say Medicaid expansion probably dead

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some key Wyoming lawmakers say they see little chance the Legislature will expand the Medicaid program in coming months now that Gov. Matt Mead has ... [more]

Pipeline won't be built along eastern Wyo. border after all

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  TULSA, Okla. � A proposed $1.8 billion oil pipeline running through Wyoming from North Dakota to Oklahoma has been called off because the company behind the ... [more]

Lottery bill being prepared

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Some Wyoming legislators are suggesting bringing Powerball to the state.
A group of lawmakers plans to draft a lottery bill that would bring multi-state games ... [more]

Victim and driver named in hit-and-run car fatality

Dec 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials have released the names of the suspect and deceased victim involved in a hit-and-run accident early Monday at the Rezeride Roadhouse Saloon west of ... [more]

No big objections raised at hearing on new uranium mine

Dec 5, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Comments generally were supportive at a public meeting discussing Cameco's proposed uranium mine in the Gas Hills east of Riverton.
The Bureau of Land ... [more]

Six Visions exhibit shows art variety at CWC gallery

Dec 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Six Fremont County artists with distinctly different styles teamed up this year to showcase their work at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at Central ... [more]

Kessler was top county spender in beating Hickerson

Dec 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The independent candidate who defeated incumbent Fremont County Commissioner Pat Hickerson in the Nov. 6 election was the top spender in the field.
Stephanie ... [more]

Man arrested in arson case after stakeout

Dec 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A man was apprehended after a lengthy stakeout Tuesday evening at a Lander residence. Police said they think the man is connected to an arson that occurred ... [more]

Children find bargains at the church bazaar

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff:  Three-year-old Isaiah Mascarenaz and his 6-year-old sister, Isabella, checked out the crafts for sale after their trip to the candy kitchen at Saturday�s ... [more]

Today

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BRADFORD

William A. "Billy" Bradford, 70, of Riverton died Friday, Nov. 30, at his rural Riverton home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Surveyed patients: IHS is improving

Dec 4, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Indian Reservation�s Indian Health Service has been given high ratings from patients who use the program.
IHS is an agency within the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead would cut $11.4M from UW
LARAMIE � The University of Wyoming would see its state funding cut by about $11.4 million under Gov. Matt Mead�s ... [more]

Poll: Residents favor higher tax for the rich

Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE � A University of Wyoming poll shows that residents of the state support raising tax rates on people who earn more than $250,000.
Of 668 Wyoming ... [more]

Memorial on campus for victims in Nov. 30 Casper College killings

Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER � A memorial service at Casper College will honor the victims of a grisly murder-suicide that happened on campus last week.
The memorial is scheduled ... [more]

Campus killer blamed dad for Asperger's

Dec 4, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Christopher Krumm killed his father, a former Lander resident, and a Casper woman before committing suicide Friday.

A man who killed his father, a ... [more]

College VPs hear student views on arts, housing, coursework

Dec 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College students had the chance to express their opinions about the school during the first-ever "Let Your Voice Be Heard" event on the ... [more]

City approves Gardens North assessment, eyes modular school building

Dec 4, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council adopted Resolution No. 1262 on Tuesday, which would help ensure property owners pay assessment costs for the Gardens North Special ... [more]

Arrest expected soon in fatal hit-and-run

Dec 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say they are waiting for autopsy results before they name the woman who died early Monday after an apparent hit-and-run accident in the parking lot ... [more]

Veterans receive Quilts of Valor

Dec 2, 2012 - Staff:  Chestine Brohm gave Paul Christensen a donated quilt during the annual Quilts of Valor event Nov. 13 at the VFW in Riverton. Christensen, a World War ... [more]

Santa visits CWC wagon rides

Dec 2, 2012 - Staff:  Two-year-old Sterling Baker of Lander gave Santa (Frank Enos) a look of uncertainty as he took a wagon ride with friend Anyssa Perez during the Central Wyoming ... [more]

County hears plan to improve Green Mountain rec facilities

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Recreation Board has a tentative renovation plan in place for the Green Mountain picnic area. The upgrade could be complete by next fall, ... [more]

Big cold snap could drive ducks, geese toward county hunters

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Duck and geese hunters in Fremont County can expect a large migration of birds this season. Wyoming Game and Fish announced Nov. 27 that many birds have not ... [more]

Empty modular could be new home for day reporting center

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County may have found a building for its Juvenile Detention Alternatives and Report Center. Commissioners voted at their Nov. 20 meeting to express ... [more]

Seat opens on Shoshoni school board

Dec 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigation shows trustee had been absent from nearly every meeting in the last calendar year.

A seat on the Fremont County School District 24 ... [more]

Police confirm identities of Casper victims

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Friday morning murder-suicide left three dead, including former Lander resident James Krumm.

Officials on Saturday confirmed Friday's article in ... [more]

CWC officials worry how potential cuts in benefits will affect recruitment

Dec 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Discussions at the state level about potential cuts to employee benefits have staff at Central Wyoming College worried about recruitment.
CWC's director of ... [more]

Supreme Court to rule on logging roads regulations

Dec 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to switch gears on more than 30 years of regulating the muddy water running off logging roads ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State liquor warehouse well-used
CHEYENNE -- Almost every bottle of wine, whiskey, vodka or other form of liquor sold in Wyoming comes through one ... [more]

Mead: Not enough info for Medicaid expansion

Dec 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is recommending that Wyoming not accept federal money for an expansion of the Medicaid program, a key component of the Affordable ... [more]