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Arriving in Wyoming -- my own Neil Armstrong moment

I had never even stepped foot in the state of Wyoming before the evening of July 18, 2015.
However, this was to be my personal July 20, 1969.
After a two-day ...

Big turnout for Run Like a Bighorn

More than 30 runners took the "Run Like a Bighorn" challenge in Sinks Canyon State Park Saturday morning to help raise funds for the park visitor center.
It ...

Enter the parade

The Fremont County Fair Parade is intended to showcase our summer best

We consider it semi-patriotic duty to encourage local citizens to enter the ...

Lander native new interim chief of workforce services

Gov. Matt Mead has named Lander native Del McOmie as interim director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.
McOmie, 59, is currently chief ...

Super psyched: Outdoor expo organizers say inaugural event a big success

Organizers and vendors said the first Wyoming Outdoor Weekend & Expo held June 26-28 at the Lander Community and Convention Center was a success.
They would ...

Many who need mental health services don't seek them, often because they can't locate them

Nearly two-thirds of individuals with a mental illness do not seek treatment, and racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. are even less likely to get help.
The ...

How to shrink government

Volunteer to serve on a local board, council or advisory committee

A common refrain expressed by the public, particularly in our part of the country, ...

Wyoming digest

Ring could yield leads to killings
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Police are releasing photos of a gold ring as they continue to investigate the fatal shootings of ...

Lawsuit seeks to keep proposed oil and gas drilling regulations from taking effect

CHEYENNE (AP) -- New rules for oil and gas drilling on federal lands nationwide will be delayed from August until September at the soonest amid a legal ...

Tribe wants shootings treated as hate crime by fed authorities

The Northern Arapaho Tribe called on federal authorities to file hate crime charges against a Wyoming man following the fatal shooting of one tribal member and ...

County flags at half staff

Flags at Fremont County buildings will fly at half staff until sunset Friday to honor the five victims of a shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn., on July16.
"We ...

ROOT SPORTS to televise UW football games

The Mountain West Conference and Root Sports announced on Monday that nine Mountain West football games will be televised by Root Sports during the upcoming ...

Rustlers to host fun run in support of cross country team

Central Wyoming College Rustlers cross country coach Al Lara has planned a 2-mile watermelon run or walk on Saturday.
The race begins and ends at the Robert ...

With a state 11-12-year-old Little League tournament spot on the line, Lander claimed the No. 2 position in a down-to-the wire win Saturday over Riverton at ...

In convincing fashion, the Riverton Raiders pounded the Torrington Tigers 17-1 on Friday in Rawlins to qualify for the state A American Legion baseball ...

Riverton's 9-10s grab slot for state tournament

Riverton ace Shawn Brown pitched a no-hitter, lifting the 9-10-year-old all-star Little League baseball team to a 12-0 win vs. Rock Springs Saturday night in ...

A perfect postseason was capped Saturday by the Riverton 13-15-year-old all-stars in a 7-4 victory over Newcastle in the state Babe Ruth baseball title game in ...

Peanut buttery spread helping ferret recovery

It's being used to carry a plague vaccine for prairie dogs, the key food source for black-footed ferrets.

POWELL -- A spoonful of sugar helps the ...

Time to take responsibility for impact of wrongdoing

Editor:
I would like to send out my apologies to my loved ones and to the community of all Fremont County, taxpayers, both Fremont County courts, tribal ...

Seeing what Oswald did in Dallas

A visit to the JFK assassination sight was eerie and informative.

If you were to name a single event in modern American history that changed the ...

 
 

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