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Tribes pushing to end health care mandate

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South Pass rollover kills one; three ejected from out-of-state car

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The first commercial oil production in Wyoming took place in Fremont County -- the Dallas Field just east of Lander to be exact.
This is believed to be a ...

New traffic light powers up Tuesday at intersection

A new traffic signal at the intersection of Wyoming 137 and Wyoming 789 south of Riverton is scheduled to receive power Tues-day, July 28 as the subcontractor ...

Tough Enough to Wear Pink night Tuesday at rodeo

The eighth annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink live auction event is hosted in Riverton on Tuesday, July 28, at the Fremont County Fairgrounds arena.
Tough ...

Nature walk focuses on South Pass area
"What the heck is salix bebbiana?"
Find out on Friday when renowned biologist and avid naturalist John ...

Speed a factor in fatal car crash, patrol says

Emergency responders at the scene of a fatal crash south of Ethete said speeds were a factor in the incident.
"Witnesses said (the drivers were) potentially ...

The Fremont County Museums System launched a website recently for its three museums in Lander, Riverton and Dubois.
The new ...

New library chief named

JoAnn Collins of northern California is the new director of the Fremont County Library System.
Her hire was approved unanimously by the Library Board of ...

Road sign vandalism a significant problem; Fremont County has most

When vandals steal or paint roadway signs, or shoot signs with high-powered handguns, rifles and shotguns, highway safety is compromised and taxpayers ...

U-mine gets permit; more to be required

Uranium mining is a step closer to returning to Fremont County after the Sheep Mountain project received a state permit this month.
The State of Wyoming ...

New 'WOTUS' proposal a 'bad, bad rule,' lawmaker says; pushback predicted

The Waters of the United States proposal is nothing more than Washington, D.C., trying to dictate how Wyoming and other states regulate water, says state Sen. ...

South Pass rollover kills one; three ejected from out-of-state car

One person is confirmed dead after a single-vehicle crash Friday near South Pass.
At least one other person was injured critically.
According to Wyoming ...

No change for week in Wyoming's rig count; national tally falls six more to stand at 897

HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by six this week to ...

Tribes pushing to end health care mandate

CHEYENNE -- Representatives of several Indian tribes say they support legislation introduced by congressional Republicans this week that would exempt tribes ...

Museum leading new eagle research

POWELL -- A team headquartered at the Draper Museum is studying golden eagles to learn how to manage and protect the raptors and their habitat.
The golden ...

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Swimmer missing in Yellowstone
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A search is under way in Yellowstone National Park for a seasonal worker from China who went ...

 

Sports

Wind River Classic hoops coming up next weekend in Ethete

The Wind River 3-on -3 Basketball Classic is hosting its annual tournament July 31- Aug. 1 at the Wyoming Indian High School parking lot in ...

U.S. Gold Cup defeat not a shocking result

Used to be the Confederation Of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football -- or CONCACAF -- as it's commonly known, was strictly the domain of ...

Lander 11-12s draw Laramie to open state Little League tourney

Qualifying for the state Little League 11-12-year-old baseball tournament was a pressure-packed trip for Lander.
At the district tournament in Powell, Lander ...

Pitching a strength for younger Riverton stars

A deep pitching rotation has kept the Riverton 9-10-year-old all-stars' chase for a state Little League title alive.
At the district tournament, Riverton ...

The Renegades open pool play Wednesday against Montana, followed by a game against Idaho on Friday, then a doubleheader against Alberta and Oregon on ...

A Lander team played its season in memory of a child lost to tragedy.

Tara Romans wears a bracelet on her right wrist inscribed with the Latin ...

Opinion / Community

What will define us?

Let no one, from any side, take a shred of encouragement from the Center of Hope gunman

An appalling crime was committed last Saturday, July 18.
It ...

How we used to get around

I rode in the family car on many a trip without a smartphone and Google maps.

My dad has an adage that he instilled in me from a very young age.Once ...

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