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State rig tally holds steady; nation down another 18

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 18 this week to 619.
The Houston ...

Sled dog racer Jerry Bath of Lander helped out at the local stop of the Stage Stop race years ago, piquing his interest in the sport. On Monday and Tuesday, ...

Dozens turned out Saturday in downtown Riverton to participate in the Wild West Winter Carnival ice sculpture ...

Liz Cheney running for House slot, joining big GOP; field

The elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is running for Congress, following up a failed U.S. Senate campaign two years ago with another attempt ...

Grant paying for community gardens on the WR reservation

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $2.5 milling grant to partner with the University of Wyoming and the Wind River Indian Reservation ...

Brace for budget shock this year, local leaders warn

As a drop in prices for energy commodities has hurt Wyoming's economy, Fremont County officials are looking to cut nearly 20 percent of its costs for the ...

Pavillion working group meeting Tuesday, CWC

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission hosts a meeting of the Pavillion Working Group in Riverton ...

March 11 deadline for teen video contest to promote summer reading at library

Wyoming teens are invited to "Get in the Game" and compete in the Collaborative Summer Library Program 2016 Teen Video Challenge by creating a video that ...

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Corrections

Yesterday's front page story "Biggest weekend of winter carnival coming up now" should have said the ...

Another candidate joins field to replace Lummis

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Buford man has announced his bid for Wyoming's sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
25-year-old John Meena filed paperwork with ...

Heavily used rest area on I-80 closed abruptly when custodian quits job

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- A popular rest area on Interstate 80 will be closed for an unknown period of time because the contractor in charge of keeping the facility ...

Legal battle over airplane focuses state debate over asset forfeiture

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The single-engine Cessna aroused suspicion at the Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody even before it landed.
The pilot didn't radio the ...

Wyoming digest

UW to hire new provost
LARAMIE (AP) -- With the top spot at the University of Wyoming filled by incoming University President Laurie Nichols, ...

Trial date set for suspect in post office break-in, theft

A trial date has been set for the Arapahoe man charged with a felony for burglarizing the Riverton post office in December.
Allen Joseph Whiteplume Jr., 30, ...

Two dogs put down after man attacked; 40 stitches required

q Both dogs were unvaccinated pit bull terriers.

Two unvaccinated dogs were euthanized Friday morning after biting a 30-year-old Riverton man in the face ...

The Riverton Fire Department responded to a fire call at the corner of Valley Circle and East Sunset Drive on Friday. A city employee driving a waste disposal ...

Job Corps about halfway to full enrollment; many students are local

Members of the Wind River Job Corps community relations council were pleased to hear that many students currently enrolled at the Riverton facility hail from ...

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Births

OSBACK
A son was born to Jolene Osback of Riverton and Travis Osback of Riverton at 1:05 a.m. Dec. 18, ...

Skiers killed in avalanche near Jackson went over cliff

JACKSON (AP) -- Two skiers who were killed in an avalanche just south of Jackson Hole were carried over a 100-foot cliff before they died.
Investigators said ...

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will discuss and could adopt new measures on Thursday to protect big-game migration routes, including ...

 
 

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