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Wednesday's page one story "EPA decision on Riverton thrown out" should have said David Miller, R-Riverton, ...

Tribes vow to appeal ruling on boundary

The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes plan to appeal Wednesday's ruling from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which determined that a 1905 act of ...

City nixes tribal trash offer; could reconsider after more observation

The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to deny a proposal from the Northern Arapaho Tribe that would have changed who handles the city's trash.
The Northern ...

Flood victim identified; winter storm changes conditions dramatically

The victim of a drowning death Tuesday night being blamed on flooding has been identified as 33-year-old Joseph Atkin of Lander.
Initial investigations ...

Paula Hunker was appointed Wednesday evening to represent the Lander sub-district on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
"We were all very ...

Thursday morning's heavy snowstorm nearly obscured Kim Rogers, who shoveled a portion of the alley in the 400 block of downtown Riverton. A winter storm ...

Wyoming digest

Snowstorm grips state
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Much of central, east-central and southern Wyoming is being hit by a snowstorm that has closed highways and ...

Senate panel OKs armed school staff bill; decision left to local school boards

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Senate committee advanced a bill that would allow individual Wyoming school districts to allow K-12 school personnel to carry concealed guns ...

Full Legislature passes bill requiring online sales tax; governor considering

The bill is intended to take effect July 1.

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Online retailers who sell goods to Wyoming residents will soon be required to collect the ...

Free shipping helps boost online sales

According to a consumer survey done by Jupiter Media Matrix Inc., 67 percent of those polled would cancel or not complete an online order if shipping costs ...

Biz group participates in de-escalation training

Fremont County Leadership participants completed the deescalation unit of the course Feb. 16 at the Central Wyoming College.
The program, managed by the ...

Kusel's receives supplier award

Kusel's Furniture and Appliances of Riverton was named the 2016 BrandSource Dealer of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Region.
Larry Kusel and his wife Kristi ...

Court rules for state on reservation border

EPA decision on Riverton thrown out


The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a 1905 Act of Congress did diminish the boundaries of ...

Missing skier OK

JACKSON (AP) -- A skier missing in Grand Teton National Park since Monday has been found alive.
Lt. Matt Carr of the Teton County Sheriff's Office said the ...

School guns bill advances to floor debate

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Senate committee has advanced a bill that would allow K-12 school personnel to carry concealed guns.
It'll be up to each school district ...

Local officials praise ruling

Municipal and county government officials in Fremont County said the Tenth Circuit Court's decision that a 1905 Act of Congress did diminish the Wind River ...

Wyoming digest

Casper gunshot victim dies
CASPER (AP) -- Authorities say a man who was critically injured in a shooting at a residence in the northern part of Casper ...

One CWC replacement candidate ran for seat in '16 general election

One of the people who applied to fill the open seat on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees sought election to the board last November.
Walter Olson ...

Yeates book tells of brain injury, recovery; reception Friday in Riverton

A Riverton woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury more than a decade ago has written a new book about her recovery process.
A book signing and author ...

Today

Corrections

Sunday's front-page story about flooding concerns in the LeClair Irrigation District should have said that ...

Sales tax for K-12 blocked in committee

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A proposal to raise the state sales tax got a chilly reception Tuesday in a legislative committee where lawmakers advocated a wait-and-see ...

The National Weather Service developed the Weather-Ready Nation program to encourage various entities in the community to take action during and before ...

Tuesday's sudden flooding in unexpected parts of Riverton and the surrounding area sent water over streets, inundated a city park, and filled irrigation ...

Man found dead in irrigation ditch amid flooding

A 33-year-old Lander man was found dead Tuesday night in an irrigation lateral flowing with a large volume of water along Honor Farm Road in Riverton, shortly ...

Sports

CWC women lose to Lady Generals, 91-73

Bailey Forney scored a career-high 22 points in a home defeat to Sheridan College.

On Saturday, the Lady Rustlers of Central Wyoming College dropped ...

Vonnie Capitan led Wind River with six points.

The No. 2-No. 3-seeded games are always the best in an eight- team tournament bracket and Wind River ...

Central Wyoming College's men defeated Sheridan College in their final home game of the season.

Marcus Nolan received a pass from a teammate, took ...

RHS swimmers to state

The Riverton High School boys swim team will compete, for the first time, in the Class 3-A state swim meet this Friday and Saturday in Gillette. This is ...

Wolverines looking to make history

Both Riverton basketball squads could rewrite the record books as they host Lander in the regular-season finale.

History could be made on two fronts ...

Cowboys to compete at indoor track championships

LARAMIE. - After competing at the Albuquerque Convention Center just two weeks ago, the University of Wyoming track and field team returns to the venue and its ...

Wolverines take three regional mat titles

Riverton's Hayden Wempen, Koa Rodriguez and Ridge Briggs all claimed Class 3-A crowns in their respective weight divisions.

Riverton's wrestlers ...

Maddock signs with Northwest College

Shoshoni's leading volleyballer has committed to the Lady Trappers.

Tammy Maddock has been pounding volleyballs into submission for the Shoshoni ...

Opinion / Community

I guess the garlic can wait

And, though I'm eager for spring, so can I

It ain't spring yet.
At least, that's what I told myself as I admired the heap of sprouted garlic ...

They come from all over

On a wintry weekend, let's be sure to welcome our tournament visitors

Come early, the teams were told Wednesday. Pack your gear and your clothes. Get ...

Unbeaten RHS team a fine group of players, young men

Editor:
Too many times we are assaulted by the news and how bad people can be. I just want to say we have a group of young men that are simply amazing. You ...

Iris June Oldman

Iris June Oldman of St. Stephens died peacefully in her sleep Feb. 20, 2017, at home. She was 72 years old.
A visitation will be held 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, ...

If unknown caller asks 'Can you hear me?' just hang up

Editor:
The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an old scam with a new twist. The "Can You Hear Me?" scam has long been used to coerce ...

Dangerous and damaging

Unexpected winter flooding is teaching us new lessons about life in Fremont County

We live in Fremont County, Wyoming. When it rains -- hard -- in ...

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