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Medicaid 'coverage gap' looming for poor in Wyoming 20 others

Sep 3, 2013 - By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON _ One month after undergoing a partial hysterectomy in 2011 to remove a rare form of ovarian cancer, Erika Neal of St. Louis got a double dose of ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  More patrols this weekend
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol has beefed up staffing for the Labor Day weekend.
The patrol is especially on the ... [more]

Rallies protest Wyoming disability funding changes

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The program funds in-home care and vocational skills training.

CHEYENNE -- People rallied in Cheyenne, Jackson and Casper to protest changes to one ... [more]

UW honoring man who created distinctive gardens

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  A new University of Wyoming landmark honors Tommy Thompson, a master floriculturist who cultivated the university's beautiful flower gardens for three ... [more]

Enzi, GOP encumbents planning for no surprises in 2014 election

Sep 3, 2013 - By Erik Schelzig and Ken Thomas, The Associated Press:  ASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Faced with a potentially serious primary challenger, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander was not about to sit back and wait.
The same goes for ... [more]

Digest

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Tree spraying to close campgrounds
Several Shoshone National Forest campgrounds will be closed for one to two days starting Tuesday. This closure will ... [more]

Low pine cone production could up bear encounters

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  CODY -- Annual whitebark pine surveys on established transects in northwest Wyoming indicate poor whitebark pine cone production during 2013, which could mean ... [more]

Water grant equipment gives boost to CWC research

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Professor Suzanne Smaglik uses the geophysics tools to help forward her work in Hot Springs State Park.

The hot mineral springs in Thermopolis ... [more]

New app encourages visits to Wyoming state parks

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Summer is in full swing, and the fun is heating up on the Wyoming State Parks Pocket Ranger app.
The Wyoming State Parks Passport Challenge uses the app's ... [more]

Violinist, pianist to perform concert at CWC arts center

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  An intimate one-hour concert featuring violinist Qing Li and pianist Richard Dowling will be performed Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Library hosting raffle to buy new equipment

Sep 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The prizes include a quilt and a fishing basket and are on display in Shoshoni.

The Shoshoni Public Library will host a raffle and ice cream social ... [more]

Design for Fort Washakie schools begins

Sep 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The design phase for the new $50 million Fort Washakie school has begun after the district selected architects for the work.
Ward+Blake Architects of Jackson ... [more]

Big damage when truck smashes Lander garage

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Damage estimated at more than $100,000 damage was the result of when vehicle and camper struck two homes in the 1000 block of Gabel Street in ... [more]

New blaze flares in forest near Dubois; firefighters rushed in

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several closure and evacuation orders are in effect.

Firefighters have moved quickly in trying to suppress a new wildfire in Fremont County near ... [more]

Wilderness crew braves rugged conditions to rebuild rocky trail

Sep 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wind River range is so rugged people often call it a rock pile.
Matt Walter would know. It's his job to smash those rocks, move those rocks or, failing ... [more]

Man who stabbed woman last winter in motel sentenced to 5-7 year term

Sep 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Heto Thayer fled justice late one night in February by running from the hotel room where he had stabbed a woman, racing across parking lots and into the ... [more]

Rain and firefighters slow down Burroughs Fire

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A sprinkling of rain over the weekend helped firefighters gain more control of the Burroughs Fire near Dubois, which, as of Tuesday morning, maintained the ... [more]

Yellowstone wildfires grow little

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A smokejumper remained hospitalized Sunday after sustaining a hip injury parachuting into rugged backcountry on the Montana-Idaho border to battle the Two ... [more]

Rendezvous hosts open house

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Students, parents and teachers met Thursday at Rendezvous Elementary School in Riverton for the back-to-school open house. New to Rendezvous this fall is ... [more]

Welcome rain falls on Riverton

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  An evening thunderstorm Thursday created perfect conditions for a rainbow over the Wind River Valley. The brilliantly colored arc spanned downtown Riverton at ... [more]

Today

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BLAIR

Quin Blair, 101, of Cody, died of natural causes Saturday, Aug. 24, at his home. Services will begin with a family prayer at 9:30 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Dry weekend ahead for firefighters
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A new wildfire has started in Yellowstone National Park but officials report no issues ... [more]

Investigation of state superintendent moving slowly

Aug 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Legislature's Select Investigative Committee hasn't met since Aug. 7.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House investigation into Superintendent of Public ... [more]

More squabbles involving railroad's plan

Aug 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and the state of South Dakota are at odds over whether the railroad has met its obligation to invest $300 ... [more]

Remote corner of lake is trout battleground

Aug 30, 2013 - By Brett French, The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- In a wide delta hemmed in by 8,000-foot mountains, the Yellowstone River pours its nourishing waters into the Southeast Arm of ... [more]

Gas leak leads to temporary evac in Dubois

Aug 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A propane leak prompted a precautionary evacuation of Dubois Elementary School.
No children were exposed to the gas, but officials said they were worried that ... [more]

Good PAWS figures for Shoshoni schools; lower grades gain the most

Aug 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni schools superintendent Tammy Cox said she is proud of her district's results on this year's Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students.
"PAWS data ... [more]

Tribes, county working on liquor license rules

Aug 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  For the first time in decades, serious discussion is taking place on re-establishing alcohol sales on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

A memorandum ... [more]

One conviction, two plea deals so far in nine-person meth bust

Aug 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors on Thursday secured their first conviction as the result of a countywide methamphetamine bust in May.
Travis Fauque, 21, of Lander pleaded guilty ... [more]

Today

Aug 29, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
AUG. 31
Wild Horse Adoption and Gentling Clinic
is Aug. 30 to Aug. 31 at the Wyoming Honor Farm, 40 Honor Farm Road, Riverton. The ... [more]