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County to hit leafy spurge hard in key sage grouse acreage

A federal grant will permit the Fremont County Weed and Pest Control District to focus on an invasive weed in the Government Draw area east of Lander this ...

Snowstorm continues snarling Wyoming roads

A spring storm continued to hammer much of Wyoming on Friday, with heavy, wet snow, closing highways and bringing down tree branches
Most of Wyoming's ...

Hot summer forecast does not include Wyoming

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forecasters are predicting another warmer than normal summer for most of the country along with wetter weather in a swath of states ...

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Deaths

KLINGELHOETS
Laurie Janet Klingelhoets, 55, of Lander, passed away May 16, 2017, in Casper. A visitation ...

Riverton High School's spring musical "Beauty and the Beast" was staged Friday morning for Riverton elementary school students prior to the main performances ...

City settles on one fee for all temporary sellers

The Riverton City Council has scratched a proposal to issue four separate permit fee options to temporary merchants, instead agreeing to a one-year application ...

No work on North Federal until after eclipse

The estimated $12.62 million North Federal Boulevard highway improvement project in Riverton isn't expected to fully begin until after the Aug. 21 solar ...

Airport funds transferred to Rock Springs

Under the plan, Riverton will get the money back next year.

The Riverton City Council has authorized city staff to allow the transfer of $350,000 ...

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Births

ADAMS
A daughter was born to Cassandra Wright of Riverton and Michael Adams of Riverton at 12:22 p.m. May ...

'Inside Energy' reporter hired

The Montana native is tasked with reporting on the energy industry for a variety of media.

WyomingPBS and Wyoming Public Media have recently hired ...

Courthouse trees face dual threat of scale and beetles; spray program authorized

Pine needle scale has infested the grove of 20 spruce trees in the courtyard in front of the Lander courthouse.
The insects often lead to further infestation ...

Riverton's airport board asks Hertz to stay open on Saturdays

The Riverton Airport Board has asked Hertz to open its doors for business on Saturdays to accommodate passengers on incoming flights.
Hertz typically stays ...

Airport gets new snow plow

Jack's Truck and Equipment will be the provider of the Riverton Regional Airport's new $244,500 plow truck. The bid award was approved by the Riverton City ...

Wyoming rest stops to get more Wi-Fi access

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is finding new ways to provide connections for the traveling public.
New partnerships with telecommunications ...

As wet snow and rain continues to fall on Fremont County, snowpack in the high mountains is melting, causing problems on Wyoming Highway 28 over South ...

No free lawsuits for Yellowbear, court says

The convicted murderer killed his 22-month-old daughter, Marcela Hope Yellowbear.

A three judge panel from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has ...

CWC may send local teachers back to school to meet new HLC credentialing requirements

CWC has until 2022 to meet the new requirements.


Administrators at Central Wyoming College would like to help local high school teachers obtain the ...

Local graduations begin Friday

High school graduation season is in full swing in Fremont County, with 10 out of the 11 high schools in the county holding commencement exercises over the next ...

Decapitation killer gets 25-35 years

CODY (AP) -- A Wyoming man who pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering a suspected drug dealer has been sentenced to 25 to 35 years in prison.
John Marquez, ...

Storm brings snow to Wyoming; closes I-80

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A late spring snowstorm returned much of the Wyoming landscape to more of a winter scene and hampering travelers.
The Wyoming Department of ...

Wyoming digest

Famous bear back home with cubs
JACKSON (AP) -- A famous bear from Grand Teton National Park has come back to her usual territory with a new ...

 

Sports

Riverton's boys were defeated by Worland after going down to 10 players following a sending off.

SHERIDAN - Playing a man down the majority of the ...

Wyoming Indian's senior star won the 3200 meters in a snowstorm in Casper.

Hail, wind, sudden downpours, lightning and all the best Wyoming weather ...

Lander Tigers tame Bearcats, 8-0

Daniel Lobera and Jed Welsh each scored a pair of goals to lead Lander to the Class 3-A state soccer semifinals.

Lander opened the Class 3-A state ...

Riverton's girls soccer squad were defeated by Powell, 1-0, in the consolation round.

SHERIDAN - The Riverton Lady Wolverines girls soccer team saw ...

Braves bomb Yankees, 20-3

Kadon DeWitt, Vincent Brown, Ricky Hoffman and Braeden Cash all had multiple-hit games in a 20-3 win.

Wednesday's game at Riverton Babe Ruth Field ...

Lander's girls defeated Powell, 4-3, in extra time to advance to the Class 3-A state soccer semifinals.

SHERIDAN - The heavy rains stopped before ...

Opinion / Community

Transformed

Those who are revitalizing the old hospitalsite deserve congratulations and thanks

If you haven't been by the old Riverton Memorial Hospital site in ...

Beware the dreaded UPT maneuver

It's a misunderstood (by me) procedure employed by big trucks on Interstate highways.

I just drove 3,000 miles in two weeks, most of it spent along ...

Why the new requirement on bonding for contractors?

Editor:
The Wyoming Association of Municipalities has convinced some city councils in Wyoming that all carpenter contractors doing work in Wyoming communities ...

Fresh eyes

K-12 school 'recalibration' intends to re-focus state education priorities

Local news followers have been seeing and hearing the word "recalibration" ...

I got an education from the flu bug

I handle flu like a character in a Jane Austen novel, except without the encouraging idea that if I survive I'll get to go to the ball.

I caught ...

Exercise your role in protecting wild lands in the Red Desert

Editor:
I grew up in a small town in Nebraska and now live in Laramie. After working summers in Grand Teton National Park, the wildness in Wyoming greatly ...

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