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Changes announced at Sheridan College after racist incidents

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:50:16 GMT

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the announcement on Thursday calls for requiring keycard access to gain entrance to buildings and the possibility of adding security cameras. Dr. Paul Young, the president of the community college district that includes campuses at Sheridan and Gillette colleges, said that Sheridan College would work with the Department of Justice to ``evaluate and strengthen training for campus police and Crisis Management team.




Recruits needed for upcoming Riverton Civil Air Patrol unit

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:27:40 GMT

U.S. Air Service Public Affairs Officer Capt. Karl Falken says Civil Air Patrol units have been active in Wyoming since the corporation's infancy.




5 Sterling High School students sing at Skyline High School Men's Choir Festival

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:56:33 GMT

Sterling High School choir director Annette Lambrecht is pictured with Eric Lovell, a Fleming High School graduate who is a member of the University of Wyoming's men's choir The Singing Statesmen, and SHS choir students Devin Bernatchez, Ivan Velez and Justin Kassi, who recently sang with the Statesmen. Pictured are the five Sterling High School choir students who recently attended the Skyline High School Men's Choir Festival on Monday, Nov. 13. From left; Justin Kassin, Elijah Hjelm, Devin Bernatchez, Gabe Walters and Ivan Velez.




New Mexico teens may know rules of the road better than adults

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:25:47 GMT

Lots of people complain there are too many bad drivers on the road, and teens get the worst rap for it. But as KRQE News 13 discovered on Special Assignment, teens may know the rules of the road better than most adults.




Those are the breaks

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:51:19 GMT

Tony MacDonald, vice president of the Powder Basin chapter of the Wyoming Society of Professional Engineers, watches Wednesday as a high school physics student adds weight beneath a handmade wooden bridge during a bridge break competition at Tower West Lodge. Trey Hladky keeps an eye on his bridge as he adds weight to a crate hung beneath it Wednesday during a bridge break competition for physics students at Tower West Lodge.




College moves forward after tax failure

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:14:08 GMT

Leaders of Gillette College and the Northern Wyoming Community College District encouraged supporters not to give up after the failure of a quarter-percent tax proposal in Campbell County. Paul Young, president of the district, spoke to members of the Gillette College Advisory Board on Wednesday, assuring them the college's mission and commitment will continue in Gillette.




Efficiency recommendations coming to state Legislature

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:50:18 GMT

Wyoming has suggestions for how to increase government efficiency in ways that could save the state hundreds of millions of dollars in the long run after an upfront investment. The challenge now is selling the idea to legislators.




Attorney Hageman considers running for governor

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:13:58 GMT

The race for governor in Wyoming could have quite a primary contest brewing on the Republican side of the aisle. The latest name to cross the speculation threshold is Cheyenne attorney Harriet Hage-man.




Wyoming legislators advance bills to cut $16 million from schools, add computer science

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:41:08 GMT

Lawmakers advanced one bill to cut roughly $16 million from Wyoming schools and another to add computer science to the educational program Tuesday in what was almost certainly the last Joint Education Committee meeting for the next several months. The meeting - which also saw lawmakers shoot down two bills - brings to a close an arduous interim for one of the several committees working to solve the state's education funding crisis.




Teardrops for Taylor: Let's lure T-Swizzle to Wyoming with the Devil's Tower and a Kanye ban

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:15:07 GMT

Yeah, she's the biggest star in the world now, but if you know the right words to plug into Youtube there is visual proof that Taylor Swift once played "Teardrops On My Guitar" in this state. To put things in true perspective, the last time Taylor Swift did anything in Wyoming, other than fly over it, Kanye West had yet to jump up on the VMA stage for a moment that neither of them can fully get past.




Wyoming Department of Health investigates salmonella cases

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:15:06 GMT

Wyoming Department of Health officials have discovered cases of salmonella in the central part of the state after investigating a cluster of gastrointestinal illness. The Ranger reports Fremont County Public Health spokeswoman Teresa Nirider says the health department had received multiple reports of similar illnesses in different places, including child care centers and schools, prompting investigators to visit the area last week.




Snapshot shows an improved economy in Wyoming

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:53:50 GMT

Various indicators show that Wyoming's economy is now performing better than it was during the energy bust but has yet to catch up with the losses of recent years, according to a state economic report. Between April and September of this year, the state's economy improved every month by more than 2 percent compared to the year before in sales and use tax paid by the mining sector, the number of tourists visiting Wyoming parks and weekly wages in the private sector, according to a recent report.




Shootout at the cocktail corral

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:24:38 GMT

The Wyoming Whiskey Bartender Shootout will host Ski Town Showdown Finals at the Pink Garter Theatre on Dec. 1 starting at 8 p.m. Amber Pollock, of Mills-based Backwards Distilling Company, pours her "No Unnecessary Travel" cocktail during the Nov. 8 Wyoming Whiskey Bartender Shootout at the Mangy Moose in Teton Village. Pollock won the competition and will return for the Dec. 1 finals at The Rose.




Democratic candidate favors diversification

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:24:37 GMT

Gubernatorial candidate Mary Throne is a Wyoming Democrat who doesn't concern herself with party lines. The phrase she uses to describe her political philosophy is "common sense."




Judge Delivers Setback to Wyoming Woman Suing Over Boot Camp

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:48:21 GMT

A federal judge has ruled that a woman suing the Wyoming Department of Corrections claiming the prison system violated her constitutional rights cannot represent all women in similar situations. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Tuesday that Taylor Blanchard was recommended to a boot camp program, but was instead sent to prison to begin serving a six- to 10-year sentence because the state doesn't have a camp for women - only men.




Upgrades expected for nuclear missile system in WY

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:37:15 GMT

The military is expected to spend between $4 billion and $5 billion over the next 10 to 20 years to modernize the intercontinental ballistic missile system at Wyoming's F.E. Warren Air Force Base. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the spending could more than quadruple the typical amount of construction spending in Cheyenne.




New video: 'Wind River' is a finely crafted crime thriller and a heartening hit

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:20:24 GMT

Elizabeth Olsen as Jane Banner and Jeremy Renner as Cory Lambert in the film "Wind River." Taylor Sheridan's western/cop hybrid "Wind River" marks the directorial debut of the man who wrote "Sicario" and " Hell or High Water ," and firmly establishes him as one of the most vital genre filmmakers working today.