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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]

Goal gasification plant clears big permitting step

Sep 18, 2013 - Associated Press:  GILLETTE (AP) -- After three years of work invested into bringing an underground coal gasification project to Wyoming, Linc Energy has reached a milestone in ... [more]

Digest

Sep 18, 2013 - Associated Press:  New school facilities chief named
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Bill Panos as the new director of the Wyoming School Facilities ... [more]

Escape try goes from bad to worse for suspect

Sep 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Already handcuffed and in the back of a running squad car, a Lander man worsened his situation by climbing into the front of the Riverton Police Department ... [more]

Anti-DUI campaign launched statewide; ads began Monday

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- A new statewide advertising campaign against drunken driving takes aim at the culture of drinking and driving in Wyoming.
The radio, television and ... [more]

Black Hills wants to decommission 2 power plants

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  q The company determined it was more cost effective to retire and decommission the plants than to comply with the EPA regulations.

GILLETTE (AP) -- Black ... [more]

Learning under the same roof

Sep 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  CWC's health/sci center brings nursing, science students together

Central Wyoming College nursing instructor Debbie McClure said it's been refreshing ... [more]

CWC Health/Science Center to be dedicated Friday

Sep 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Ranger's special edition on the new facility is published Wednesday.
Students and faculty returning to Central Wyoming College this year have a lot ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Beer tax bill fails committee vote
BUFFALO (AP) -- A proposal to increase Wyoming's tax on beer has failed to gain support from an interim legislative ... [more]

Wyoming Guard activated to support flooding in Colorado

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Five Wyo-ming National Guard helicopters have been activated to help with the flood response in Colorado.
Gov. Matt Mead has activated UH-60 ... [more]

State workers might have to pay more to retirement

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Concerned about the solvency of Wyoming's public employee pension fund, lawmakers are looking at requiring state workers to contribute more ... [more]

UW vacancies may be filled by the end of this month

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  President Bob Sternberg reported that two finalists for vice president of administration will visit the Laramie campus this week.

LARAMIE (AP) -- ... [more]

Escapee 'sightings' in county don't pan out

Sep 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several residents called law enforcement over the weekend to report seeing fugitive Kenneth Ward in Fremont County, but officials said none of the sightings ... [more]

Month is rainy so far, but year still dry

Sep 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton has received twice as much precipitation this year compared to 2012, but local forecasters say the weather still hasn't been unusually wet by ... [more]

Judge: Youngest Hudson suspect OK to stand trial as adult

Sep 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A district court judge ruled that the youngest defendant in the Hudson homicides case can be tried as an adult, Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett ... [more]