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County still millions short after initial cuts

Fremont County still faces a $3.3 million shortfall in its budget for the 2017 fiscal year, even after department heads have whittled their budget proposal ...

With new park open, city's old skate ramps will go to Hudson

The old, city-owned skate park ramps at City Park in Riverton will be donated to Hudson after the Riverton City Council approved the donation.
Riverton city ...

'This is our reality'

More layoffs coming at CWC after governor's new spending mandate

Additional layoffs are coming to Central Wyoming College after Gov. Matt Mead ...

Wind River Job Corps will lead the construction effort with the alternative material, which has been used successfully elsewhere in ...

State artists convention set May-8 in Dubois

The annual Wyoming Artists Association Convention is scheduled for May 6-8 in Dubois.
The public is cordially invited to all events, which include a quick ...

Free cancer screening offered Thursday evening in Lander

Wyoming Cancer Resource Center, Rocky Mountain Onco-logy and local medical personnel are providing free cancer screenings in Lander this Thursday, May 5.
The ...

Sandbags available at three sites if flooding starts to pose risk

Fremont County Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the Big Wind, Little Wind, and Popo Agie rivers for signs of flooding.
If water conditions in your ...

Traffic control will be in place near the work south of Riverton, with minimal delays.

Erosion repair, seeding, reclamation, final Little Wind River ...

Student photographers excel at state contest

Central Wyoming College professor Lonnie Slack and photography students attended the Wyoming Professional Photographers Association annual convention in Casper ...

Monday deadline for BLM advisory council nominations

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations to fill four open positions on its Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on ...

The annual Voice of Democracy patriotic speaking contest had produced its local champions as May arrived in 1963, and a Lander student took her winning remarks ...

The Week in Review: 04/25/16 - 05/01/16

Monday

World and nation
WARWICK, R.I. (TNS) -- Ted Cruz and John Kasich couldn't count on voters to stop ...

Wyoming digest

Murder suspect arrested in Wyoming
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- A suspect in a killing outside of a South Dakota casino last week led troopers on a ...

Finally, pine beetle outbreak eases

But hundreds of thousands of dead, hazardous trees remain

The mountain pine beetle outbreak that spanned almost two decades is all but over in ...

Sports

Shoshoni's star middle blocker will play volleyball for the Division III university in Iowa.


Shoshoni's Raine Pingetzer sat at a table inside ...

One of the coolest aspects for me in covering high school sports is when players you follow are blessed with the opportunity to move on and continue their ...

Riverton hosted the Casper schools, beating Natrona and losing to Kelly Walsh, both in overtime.

The Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team gave up just ...

RHS girls rocked back-to-back

The Lady Wolverines were defeated on consecutive days by the Casper schools.

The Riverton Wolverines girls soccer team endured a cold and wet ...

Lander's away defeat to the Trailblazers was their first loss in three games this season against their conference rivals.

The Torrington Trailblazers ...

Lady Tigers torched by Torrington, 5-1

Autumn Hnilicka scored an early goal for Lander, but the hosts blazed back with five unanswered strikes.

Lander hit the road for Torrington on Friday ...

Cowboys' Yarbrough signs as free agent with Broncos

Laramie -- Wyoming senior defensive end Eddie Yarbrough earned an opportunity to fulfill his goal of playing in the NFL when he signed as a free agent with the ...

 

Opinion / Community

Some brighter spots

Amid our energy industry, slump there are other economic elements to sustain us

Understandably, there is some grumbling going on in Fremont County. ...

Slow-mo cheese and bouncing steak

Food commercials don't make me hungry, they make me irritated

We didn't eat out much when I was a kid. There was a hamburger stand in Blytheville, ...

Law Day focuses on Miranda, fairness in U.S. justice system

Editor:
Every year since 1958, the nation has marked Law Day on May 1.
Law Day provides an opportunity for us to commemorate our national ideals of liberty, ...

 

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