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Mead picked for national position
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has been appointed vice chairman of the National Governors Association's Natural ...

Body found in forest apparently that of missing Utah man

A man missing for more than a week in the Wind River Mountains above Dubois apparently has died.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday that ...

Beet harvest under way in Big Horn Basin

Harvest usually continues through the end of October.

POWELL -- Farmers have begun harvesting sugar beets in Wyoming.
Mark Bjornestad, of Western ...

Panel including Riverton lawmaker endorses firing squad for murder cases in Wyoming

The committee rejected another bill that would have called for the state to repeal the death penalty altogether.

The Wyoming Department of ...

CWC writes off more than $135K in bad debt

College officials say the accounts receivable account is at its lowest point in the past 10 years.

Central Wyoming College discharged more than ...

Theft blocked, employee injured during shoplifting attempt

The incident was labeled an armed robbery.

A shoplifting attempt was foiled last month in Riverton when the suspect reportedly collided with a store ...

Lost handcuff key results in call to police, locksmith

A Riverton woman got stuck in a pair of handcuffs recently after realizing she didn't have the key to free herself.
The woman arrived at the Riverton Police ...

The Susan Kathleen Black Foundation has assembled some of the nation's top nature artists in Dubois.
Their selection of paintings includes landscapes, ...

Producer to discuss film 'iThemba'

Dr. Elinor Burkett, a UW senior visiting scholar in global studies, will lead a discussion Sept. 25 on the film "iThemba."
The talk will begin at 6 p.m. in ...

Willow Creek School passes 35 percent design review

Planning for the new K-3 school in Riverton to be called Willow Creek Elementary has taken another step forward.
Fremont County School District 25 ...

'Hash oil' presenting legal hurdles for county cops, courts

A new illegal drug called hash oil has popped up in Fremont County this year, and Wyoming law has not fully caught up.
Hash oil is a concentrated form of ...

Twelve candidates file for ESBC; primary Tuesday

Three seats are open after the recent resignation of Mike Lajeunesse.

Voters will have 12 candidates to choose from in the primary election for the ...

Subjects scatter during underage drinking raid; police issue four citations

Several subjects were cited for underage drinking last month after failing in their attempts to hide from police.
The incident began with a noise complaint at ...

One-of-a-kind performance set for Friday

Thirty Central Wyoming College and area high school students will converge upon the Robert A. Peck Arts Center for a one-of-a-kind event Friday.
Beginning at ...

JACKSON -- A proposed conservation plan for the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming includes building wildlife crossings over a highway, restoring beavers ...

City parks getting new playground equipment

Riverton will get some new playground equipment this year using money from Wyoming Community Gas.
WCG has operated as a nonprofit consortium of municipalities ...

Detox facility hosting an 'empty bowl' fundraiser

The Center of Hope is having its first "Filling an Empty Bowl" fundraiser Oct. 23 in the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton.
Helen ...

After winter problems, air service was much better on summer trips

Editor:
I will give credit where credit is due. I had been screwed over big-time by the bad air service at Riverton Regional Airport late last winter. People ...

It was one great halftime show

I stepped out for a look at the year's last 'supermoon'

Monday night was another "supermoon," the last of three this summer.
It also was the first ...

 
 

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