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Jason Baldes, executive director of the Wind River Native Advocacy Center, gave a presentation Wednesday at Ashgrove Elementary School on the many ways the ...

Mead doesn't want in Trump administration

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming's governor says he wouldn't be interested in taking a job in Donald Trump's administration.
Mead has been governor of Wyoming ...

DEQ: Pavillion study not a national statement on gas production practices

When the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality finalized its study last month on groundwater around the Pavillion Gas Field, pro-fracking mouthpiece ...

CWC to present Christmas concert, Bar J Wranglers

Central Wyoming College will present its annual Festival of Carols performance Sunday at 2. p.m. in the Robert A. Peck Center theater. This year's performance ...

Veterans Park Committee seeking donors to purchase memorial bricks

The Riverton Veterans Park Committee is getting ready to roll out the first phase of a park improvement project by beginning fundraising efforts.
Kent Cook ...

Pepper spray prompts evac

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- Campus security briefly evacuated a building at Casper College after a student accidentally fired pepper spray into her purse.
Chemicals ...

Wyoming digest

Police dog found after crash
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- A police dog has been found after jumping out of his partner's patrol car and running away following ...

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Births

DURAN
A daughter was born to Odetta Oldman of Riverton and Newell T. Duran II of Riverton at 4:59 p.m. ...

Lockdown at Wyoming penitentiary

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) -- Structural problems caused by shifting soil at the Wyoming State Penitentiary led to an inmate lockdown while workers repaired several ...

The Wyoming Department of Transportation installed radios at every traffic signal in Riverton last month to improve remote data transfer capabilities.
Prior ...

Children's advocate says BIA court compromises juvenile health, safety

Youth services workers have been barred from client hearings, and jail rosters have been withheld.

The "health and safety" of juveniles on the Wind ...

Financial aid reporting glitch still problematic for CWC

For the second year in a row, auditors have identified a problem with financial aid reporting requirements at Central Wyoming College.
The issue has no ...

Santa, songs, stories and more on tap to celebrate season

The second weekend of December is stuffed to the brim with festive activities, with plenty to do in the coming week, too.

Santa Loves Pancakes
The ...

Wind project closing in on federal eagle permit

The Chokecherry-Sierra Madre farm in Wyoming is one of the biggest wind energy projects in the United States.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- One of the ...

The traveling group couldn't start its buses Thursday morning in Casper.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- It got so cold in Wyoming, even the Moscow Ballet ...

One killed in plane crash

BASIN, Wyo. (AP) -- Authorities say one person was killed and another was injured in a small plane crash in northern Wyoming.
Big Horn County Sheriff Ken ...

Wyoming digest

Former attorney ordered jailed
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A former Johnson County prosecutor will spend the holidays behind bars after pleading guilty to a ...

Local students compete in UW biz competition

Two students from Fremont County have are among the 10 finalists for the chance to earn funds for their startup business plans in the annual John P. Ellbogen ...

DEQ gives Loaf 'N Jug eco award

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will recognize Loaf 'N Jug - Mini Mart, Inc. with the third quarter of 2016 Environmental Stewardship ...

Nick Lewis and David Maulik are offering 3-D printing services to the general public at Wind River 3-D Prints at 217 E. Main St. in Riverton. The duo owns ...

New media degree at CWC

A new media degree is in the final stages of completion at Central Wyoming College.
Television and broadcasting professor Amanda Nicholoff says the ...

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Deaths

MYERS
James C. Myers III, 16, died on December 5 at the Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, ...

Sports

Chiefs fall short in opener to Pine Bluffs

Wyoming Indian's boys were defeated by the defending state champion Hornets, 61-54.

It was a long, cold 320-mile trek to Burns from Ethete on ...

Riverton's boys basketball squad rolled to victories over Rock Springs and Laramie to open the new season.

Class 4-A won't miss the Riverton ...

Lady Chiefs lose thriller to Hornets

Wyoming Indian suffered a 64-59 defeat to Pine Bluffs in their season-opener.

It was that rare occurrence of No. 1 vs. No. 2 in a season-opening game ...

The Lady Wolverines were defeated by Laramie in comprehensive fashion, dropping to 0-2 on the season.

It was a long night for a young Riverton girls ...

Cydney Bradley led Riverton with seven points against the Lady Tigers in the tourney opener.

The Lady Wolverines played well early, but Rock Springs ...

Wind River's boys hoopsters return to the court with a powerful front line.

Just a handful of key plays kept the Wind River Cougars from repeating as ...

Lady Cougars rebuild, ready for campaign

Wind River's girls basketball squad faces challenges as the new campaign kicks off.

A new look and a lot of new faces mark Wind River girls' ...

 

Opinion / Community

Temperatures are low in Wyoming

But at least you're not on the moon, or worse - Pluto

Weather has been cooling off from the unseasonable nicety I predicted in this column last week, ...

Trump will be better for Wyoming than Obama

Editor:
Let us hope that President-Elect Donald J. Trump will do something quickly to get the coal miners and all of the railroad workers as well as the oil ...

John Glenn

Marine fighter pilot's 'gee whiz' style made him a superstar as an astronaut

If America had a "happy warrior" in its original astronaut corps, it was ...

Don't take wild places for granted

Editor:
I recently had the opportunity to ride the BART from the airport to downtown San Francisco at rush hour.
Commuter rails always force me to ...

Dear Santa

Now's the time to send us your letters to Santa Claus for our Christmas edition

No one has ever counted exactly how many letters to Santa Claus the ...

Memories of learning, growth and connection at Central Wyoming College

School has been a caring mentor for the community

Remember when?
The recent 50th anniversary of Central Wyoming College existence was a memory ...

Red Desert's 'nothing' is everything to Wyoming

Editor:
I respect the BLM across the state of Wyoming.
The agency, for the most part, is doing remarkable work in managing lands for everyone and everything ...

School's music program was 'uplifting and timely'

Editor:
Recently I had the opportunity to attend the second-grade program at the new Willow Creek Elementary School in Riverton. The new school stands across ...

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