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Top state officials say they will back Trump

It's official -- Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president.
But while some of Wyoming's top elected officials don't necessarily agree with ...

City of Riverton Public Works employee for the Rob Heatley was awarded the "Challenge Coin" Tuesday during a regular city council meeting.
On behalf Rick ...

Achievers


Mr. and Mrs. Burns mark 65th anniversary
Longtime Fremont County residents George and Ann Burns celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 10. ...

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Community Calendar

Friday July 22

The Casting for Recovery Retreat is July 22-24. This is a ...

Jury duty calls are scams, police say

An old jury scam has been hitting residents in Wyoming hard over the last couple of days, but with a new twist. Now, when the con artists call posing as the ...

Wyoming digest

Ex-teacher guilty in abuse case
RAWLINS (AP) -- A former Rawlins Middle School teacher has been convicted of sexually assaulting two girls.
34-year-old ...

FEC wants more info from House hopeful

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Federal Election Commission has raised concern about missing campaign finance information submitted by one of Wyoming's Republican ...

Lava Mountain Fire doubles overnight; conditions worsen

Traffic on heavily used U.S. Highway 26 is a major concern now.

The Lava Mountain Fire doubled in size overnight west of Dubois.
As of Friday ...

No one was injured in a Thursday evening grass fire that threatened homes in the neighborhood behind Tonkin Stadium.
"It could've been pretty bad," Riverton ...

Toxicology tests show the man who died after rolling a commercial truck July 12 in the Wind River Canyon was not under the influence of drugs or ...

Vote limits tribe general council's authority on personnel

The Eastern Shoshone Business Council had called for the referendum after the general council voted last month to remove high-ranking officials from the ...

Man saved repeatedly by first responders now cycling across the nation in gratitude

After being clinically dead twice and undergoing 23 heart ...

Head-on collision in Yellowstone Park kills person, closes park road

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park officials say a head-on collision killed one person and closed a portion of the park's main roadway ...

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Clarification

- The June 17 story "Restoration starts on Simpson Lake Lodge in Wind River Mountains" stated that ...

Trial likely next year for pair in murder/kidnap

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Prosecutors say it will likely be next year before a father and son stand trial in Wyoming on murder and kidnapping charges in the abduction ...

Man buys Daylight Donuts to avert its closure

John Esquibel wasn't planning to buy a doughnut shop. He didn't have any experience in the food industry.
But that didn't stop him from buying Daylight Donuts ...

Getting the cold shoulder in Cleveland

Miller, state delegation 'punished' for backing Cruz instead of Trump

Wyoming Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, has been in Cleveland this week ...

Wyoming digest

Griz cub killed near Togwotee
JACKSON (AP) -- A grizzly bear cub has died after being struck by vehicle on a northwest Wyoming highway, marking the ...

Evacuation ordered near Lava Mountain fire scene

Residents near the Lava Mountain Fire west of Dubois were evacuated Wednesday, and officials have told homeowners in surrounding areas to have their emergency ...

County's forecast for energy revenue dips

Fremont County's financial outlook continues to worse after local energy production for the first quarter of 2016 was down 29 percent from that time last ...

Job Corps tightens behavior rules

The new standards are particularly strict on drugs and alcohol.

The Wind River Job Corps began cracking down on behavioral issues last month, ...

Bondurant fire growing, but evac order lifted

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A couple of wildfires burning in national forests in Wyoming have seen big growth because of hot, dry, windy weather.
The Cliff Creek Fire, ...

West Nile virus has been detected in the area.

Beginning Thursday, the City of Riverton will start mosquito fogging two times per week in each ...

 

Sports

Jace LeClair, Blake Dale and Derrick Lange combined on the mound for a two-hitter.

Bridger Valley's majors all-stars arrived at Ron Saban Little ...

Wyoming all-stars seek respite from heat wave

Riverton's softball squad continued to get ready for their opening game in California with practice and a plunge.

Anytime one travels from Central ...

A close game was blown open by a 15-run onslaught in the third and fourth innings.

Riverton's Americans competed with their counterparts from Cody ...

Fastpitch all-stars arrive in SoCal

Riverton's softballers touched down in Los Angeles, before making their way to San Bernardino.

It'a a 984-mile journey southwest from Riverton, ...

Riverton's 10-and-unders defeated Kemmerer by a score of 16-12 to advance to the second day.

Wednesday's Little League District 1 opener for the ...

 

Opinion / Community

Summer of Trump

He's not going to change the formula that has him on the brink of the presidency

As he accepted the Republican presidential ...

Close-up access to balloons is 'something wonderful' here

Editor:
I spent the night in Riverton on July 14 on the way to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone. On Friday morning we went for an early walk and saw ...

Caregiver law a positive development for the state

Editor:
Caregivers are an invaluable part of our state. Providing over $680 million in unpaid care and juggling difficult life-work responsibilities are just ...

Opening unseen doors


Good things don't always happen by themselves

What a weekend our world just experienced! Beautiful balloons adorned blue morning skies. Nighttime ...

All-star time

From your cheers to your dollars, lend a hand to the kids representing us

The Little League and Babe Ruth baseball regular seasons are over, and now ...

 

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