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Report on coal terminal made public

SEATTLE (AP) -- State and local regulators on Friday are releasing a sweeping review of a coal export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest ...

Life Resource Center rebuild to design stage

The Wyoming Legislature this year voted to appropriate $9 million for the level-three design phase of the dual project, which would precede full funding for ...

Two sentenced for meth offenses

Two Riverton residents have been sentenced to prison time for distribution of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting.
Amber Redick was sentenced to two years ...

Bison approved as official U.S. national mammal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States.
Legislation approved by Congress would elevate the bison to a stature ...

Wyoming digest

Forest supervisor Bobzien retiring
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) -- Black Hills National Forest Supervisor Craig Bobzien is retiring.
Bobzien will step down on ...

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Corrections


- Thursday's community calendar in the Today column should have said the Central Wyoming College United ...

Pay raises on attorney staff irk county commission

Fremont County Commissioners are frustrated that county attorney Patrick LeBrun has opted to give salary increases to his seven attorneys at a time when ...

FreCo region saw 'deflation' in last quarter; medical costs top state level

The Wyoming Cost of Living Index for the fourth quarter of 2015 shows rental prices have gone up in Fremont County for apartments while decreasing for larger ...

Jackson Elementary School collected $118.25, the most money in the School District 25 fundraiser Pennies for Patients sponsored by the Riverton High School ...

Casper lawmaker seeks Lummis seat

Stubson foregoes re-election bid for Wyoming Legislature

Tim Stubson is all in.
The Casper attorney doesn't have much of a choice.
State law ...

Wyoming digest

More coal layoffs announced
GILLETTE (AP) -- Alpha Natural Resources is laying off 37 workers at its Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte mines in northeast ...

Less-severe fire season expected across the West

DENVER (AP) -- The upcoming wildfire season across the U.S. isn't expected to be as bad as last year's infernos, when a record 15,800 square miles burned, the ...

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Births

HUNSACKER
A child was born to Kasia Hunsacker of Riverton and Aaron Hunsacker of Riverton at 4:31 p.m. ...

Hunter Marsico and other first-grade students at Ashgrove Elementary School in Riverton were taught roping skills by Piper Naylon, a student and rodeo team ...

Objective is more awareness of local veterans services


Two of Riverton High School's DECA students partnered with the Soldiers House of Fremont ...

Not-guilty plea in triple killing

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A man charged with killing three people in a tiny Montana town pleaded not guilty to three counts of deliberate homicide during a ...

Five-year prison sentence for child abuser after plea

An Arapahoe man was sentenced this month to five years in prison for child abuse.
John William Spoonhunter, 32, of Arapahoe, initially was charged with two ...

'Call before you dig' utility locator service available by phone at 811

April combines the themes of lawns, gardens and electrical safety by being designated as National Lawn and Garden Month and National Safe Digging Month. Rocky ...

Wyoming picture on one of 16 new stamps for NPS centennial

(AP) -- The National Park Service is featuring a photo taken in Wyoming more than a decade ago of bison in Yellowstone National Park on a postage stamp to ...

County struggling to get budget; savings might have to be used

Fremont County could be forced to tap into its cash reserves this year, with departments so far unable to find enough cuts to cover deficits.
Because there's ...

Highway troopers complete 'Indian Country' training

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers who work on the Wind River Reservation completed the "Criminal Justice in Indian Country" course this spring.
The course is ...

 

Sports

Track, rodeo and soccer teams in action during busy sports stretch

Riverton's Alec Richardson and Brayden Draper, and Shoshoni's Wyatt Ramsey have qualified for the prestigious Wyoming Track Classic.

The Wyoming ...

The Riverton Cup is staged Saturday at Rein Park, featuring 20 teams from different age groups.

The annual Riverton Cup soccer competition is ...

CWC wrapping up regular rodeo season

q The Rustler rodeo squads compete Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the University of Wyoming.

Central Wyoming College's rodeo teams are in Laramie for ...

Cowboys to play in Vegas

Laramie - The Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic has announced the participating teams for this year's event, to be held December 22-23, 2016 at the Orleans ...

Cowboys' Yarbrough awaits draft

LARAMIE (AP) -- The last five months have been quite the adventure for Eddie Yarbrough.
And this weekend, he'll learn the next destination on that ...

Alec Richardson is among many having a remarkable spring for the Wolverines.

The Riverton Wolverines track squad is at the midway point of the ...

Over 800 dollars was raised to benefit the Wranglers boys basketball program.

Shoshoni Fire Department, along with seven professional ...

 

Opinion / Community

Herrmann and Partipilo plan Sept. 4 vows

Audrey Herrmann and Andrew Partipilo announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is daughter of Chris Herrmann of Berthoud, Colorado, and Ted Herrmann of ...

Sale of Honor Farm land a 'historic event' for city

Editor:
l cannot tell you how delighted l was to be able to attend the historic event that took place at CWC lnter-Tribal Education Center on April l2.
This ...

Library roof replacement to begin soon

The roof and roof drainage system of the Riverton Library are being replaced.
The project will include some cement work and landscape renovation as well. The ...

School expulsion

School District 25's 'stipulated agreement' program is an appreciated alternative

Expelling a student from school rarely satisfies anyone.
There are ...

New music club invites members Monday, May 2, at Arts Center

A new music club is being organized at Central Wyoming College. Musicians of any instrument or skill level are invited to "get together and share some music," ...

Me and my trusty Fitbit

It's the very best tech friend I've ever had

If you're looking to work out more often, become healthier, or even find more motivation to do active ...

'Support staff' means a lot

In many places, that's where most of the work happens

Call them what you will. But I'm here to define the position as you may have never seen it ...

Topping himself

Trump tries it at least weekly with a new campaign remark

One of the great entertainments of the 2016 presidential campaign is watching Donald ...

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