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We've got to make young people competent for parenting

The front page headline said "Woman accused in baby killing found competent for trial.''
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Medicaid expansion

His primary election won, the governor shows signs of wanting to solve the problem

Word comes this week from Cheyenne that Gov. Matt Mead, whose ...

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Pastor actually shot himself
CENTENNIAL -- Wyoming law enforcement officials say a pastor who reported being shot and wounded in a struggle with a ...

Wyoming woman killed in accident at Burning Man festival in Nevada

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. -- A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a ...

CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming saw a slight dip in private contributions in the last fiscal year but still collected the second-highest amount ever ...

1 percent tax fund contains $2.36 million; Pure Gas Road project next up

The Riverton City Council has approved a bid advertisement for a widening and overlay project on Pure Gas Road.
The work will be paid for using 1 percent ...

Trail expansion eyed for cyclists and horseback riders

The Bureau of Land Management is considering expanding trails in the Johnny Behind the Rocks area, which would give mountain bikers and horseback riders more ...

Local ticket biggest payer in first week of WyoLotto

The biggest prize paid out by the first-ever drawings in Wyoming's new state lottery was on a ticket bought in Riverton.
The winner got $2,500.
No one hit ...

Visitor services coordinator hopes to build narrative through local history

What is a scholar of old Scandinavian languages, a Vikings expert, and ...

Phyllis Britain

Phyllis Britain, of Lysite, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 87 years old.
A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. ...

Cindy Henry

Cindy Henry, of Lander, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Salt Lake City after fighting multiple sclerosis for 15 years. She was 43 years old.
Services were ...

RHS then travels to Rawlins on Saturday.

Two swim meets on the road will mark the beginning of the season for the Riverton Lady Wolverine swimmers ...

Wolverines to Worland in week-zero scrimmage

With an emphasis on practice and improving, the Riverton Wolverines travel Friday night to Worland for a week-zero football scrimmage against the Warriors. The ...

WIHS Chief boys pursue eighth straight 2-A cross country title

Longtime Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country coach Chico Her Many Horses already has Saturday, Oct. 25, on his mind.
That is the day the Chiefs ...

The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team jumps into Class 4-A competition as host of the McDonald's volleyball tournament this Friday and Saturday. The ...

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BRITAIN
Phyllis Britain, 87, of Lysite, died Thursday, Aug. 28, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. A funeral service will be at 1:30 ...

Economy slowing down in rural parts of Western, Plains states

OMAHA, Neb. --A new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy is slowing down in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West.
Creighton ...

The transportation director for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes was one of 11 people honored by the White House as Champions of Change for ...

WPBS faces 'perplexing' spectrum issue

Not many people think about the radio frequency spectrum on a regular basis, even though the natural resource is central to many daily functions, according to ...

Blame Congress, not Burger King for turning to tax 'inversion'

Burger King, corporate deserter?
That's what President Barack Obama would call the fast-food giant now that it's buying Tim Hortons Inc., the Canadian coffee ...

 
 

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