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Plea terms for prison romance won't make the guard an inmate

While a sexual assault conviction would typically put a person behind bars, it's more likely to keep Cindy George out of prisons for good.
The 48-year-old ...

No change in Wyo rig count; national total down by two

Following weeks of steady increases, the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by two this week to 950.
A year ago, just 462 ...

Kids outdoor guide available at Lander library

The Lander Library and the Wyoming Game and Fish have been working on developing an "explorer's backpack," which includes various tools to help people learn ...

Wildlife hazards removed from game habitat

Ten volunteers headed up Windy Mountain outside of Dubois to remove old barbed wire fencing from important wildlife habitat July 15. The project was led by the ...

New storage containers on lands outside of Dubois

Recently, new bear-proof storage boxes were placed on the Spence and Moriarity Wildlife Manage-ment Area and the Whiskey Basin Wildlife Habitat Management ...

Conifers removed on South Pass to help aspens

A large habitat enhancement project is continuing thismonth in the South Pass area nearthe Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Trails R03;and along the Louis Lake Road. ...

Pedestrians on the Rails to Trails recreation path were treated to pleasant evening conditions for Friday night's Riverton Rendezvous Music on the River Walk ...

Park seeking to slim crowds at popular lake

MOOSE (AP) -- Officials in Grand Teton National Park are trying to reduce big crowds at a popular place to paddle a canoe or have a picnic.
Park officials say ...

Winter damages Old Glacier Trail

The "old" Glacier Trail (#801.1) is no longer recommended for stock use, according to the Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National ...

Yellowstone part of $50M improvement plan

ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks. Improving ...

After years of turmoil, WR tribes approve agreement on joint programs

The chairmen of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho business councils signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday, agreeing to a system -- the Wind ...

Wyoming digest

UW strategic plan approved
ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a five-year plan that aims to advance academic ...

Mixed bag for local schools on PAWS; new test next year

Results of the latest Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming Students tests show pretty bleak scores for most school districts in Fremont County.
The test ...

 

Sports

Riverton tops Lander in consolation final

The Fremont County rivals met for the sixth time this season at the District 1 Little League tournament in Green River.

On Saturday in Green River, ...

Uriah Hines hit a pair of home runs and drove in seven runs in a 21-6 championship game victory against Big Horn.

Uriah Hines watched what teammate ...

Imagine if you will, two big-league baseball clubs reach the World Series and are told, all of a sudden, "Guess what, boys? Now, that you've gotten al the way ...

A pair of home conference victories against Green River to close the regular season secured the second spot at the state tournament.



As the ...

Opinion / Community

Good riddance

The PAWS test is going away, and it won't be missed
This month the results of the annual PAWS standardized test in Wyoming's schools are being ...

A lesson from a gasping catfish

Most of us are just a few poor decisions away from real trouble.

There was a surprise early one morning by a section of gated pipe just below our ...

Lodging tax income is down countywide, but not in Dubois

Editor:
The article about Wind River Visitors Council budgeting was largely correct. However, as a Dubois representative to the WRVC and a member of the ...

 

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