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2017 64TH WYOMING LEGISLATIVE NEWS: What 5 bills impact south Lincoln County residents

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
The countdown is on.
Wyoming legislators have 31 days and counting before the 2017 legislative general session ends.
Most bills have yet to be filed.
According to Sen. Fred Baldwin, R-Kemmerer, it is still hard to tie down the five top bills because they are not completed, or numbered. He has two key bills in mind
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K-12 education budget reform bill

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
By Lia Martin
GAZETTE editor

According to Sen. Fred Baldwin, R-Kemmerer, and Rep. Tom Crank, R-WY-018, the Wyoming K-12 public school budget is the most important critical issue legislators are facing during the 2017 Wyoming Legislation session.
"The school is the elephant in the room," Crank emphasized in an interview this week. "It will make or break the
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Faith, hope and love diaper drive

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
Teryn Thatcher, Kemmerer High freshman, has embarked on a mission to spread faith, hope and love to the refugee families living in Salt Lake City, by starting a diaper drive as part of her church's 10-hour program where young women help others.
It is estimated that more than 60,000 refugees live in Utah, with more than 1,500 refugees arriving every
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Feeding mule deer: Is a no-feeding local ordinance necessary locally?

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
Recently there has been increased concern from many Diamondville residents regarding the feeding of mule deer in town. During the last town meeting on Jan. 2, residents voiced their opinion about the problems derived from feeding the deer. Diamondville councilmembers decided to place it on the agenda for the next meeting.
Diamondville council members passed an ordinance that made
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Kemmerer caught between winter storms Helena and Iras

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
December brought only light to moderate snows, but by Jan. 5, winter storm Helena came roaring across the Rocky Mountains bringing massive snowfall, wind and a bevy of broken pipes and school closures. Thursday schools were closed.
These weeklong double-hitting storms had residents and business owners shoveling their front porches, sidewalks and driveways just to leave their homes this
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Ridley's Family Market closed last week due to gas line leak

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
There are many benefits to living in a small town and Kemmerer certainly has a wide variety of positive resources to help make this a wonderful place to be. However, when one of these valuable services are interrupted or halted, it can negatively impact the community.
Unfortunately, 2017 hasn't started off too well for local grocery store, Ridley's Family Market.
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D.J. Harrison expected to be extradited this month to face murder charges in Kemmerer

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
Later this month, Dereck James Harrison, 23, will be extradited and moved from the Utah Department of Corrections in Draper, Utah, to the Lincoln County Detention Center in Kemmerer to face sentencing on his involvement in the death of Kay Porter Ricks, a 63-year-old American Fork, Utah resident whose body was found near Kemmerer on May 17.
Harrison will
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WEATHER UPDATE: Lincoln County School District #1 schools closed TODAY

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
Due to the condition of the roads, the Lincoln County School District #1 schools will be closed today. Tomorrow (Friday) is an early release day and schools will close at 1 p.m.

Site will be updated regarding school tomorrow.
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