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Swimmer missing in Yellowstone
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A search is under way in Yellowstone National Park for a seasonal worker from China who went ...

Museum leading new eagle research

POWELL -- A team headquartered at the Draper Museum is studying golden eagles to learn how to manage and protect the raptors and their habitat.
The golden ...

Shirley Whitener

Shirley Whitener, of Riverton, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Sage West Hospital - Riverton. She was 85. A graveside service were Saturday, July 25, 2015, at ...

Levina Dorothy Gambler

Levina Dorothy Gambler, of Arapahoe, died Thursday, July 23, at her daughter's home. She was 79 years old.
A rosary will is recited at 7p.m. Sunday, July 26, ...

How we used to get around

I rode in the family car on many a trip without a smartphone and Google maps.

My dad has an adage that he instilled in me from a very young age.Once ...

What will define us?

Let no one, from any side, take a shred of encouragement from the Center of Hope gunman

An appalling crime was committed last Saturday, July 18.
It ...

Tribes pushing to end health care mandate

CHEYENNE -- Representatives of several Indian tribes say they support legislation introduced by congressional Republicans this week that would exempt tribes ...

No change for week in Wyoming's rig count; national tally falls six more to stand at 897

HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by six this week to ...

Bear put to death

LARAMIE (AP) -- Wildlife of-ficials have euthanized a black bear that showed up at a home in Laramie about a week after it was removed from a residential area ...

Construction expense leads to biggest District 25 budget in years

The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees approved a budget appropriation of about $80 million during a meeting July 14.
"That's probably the ...

Gunman faces death or life sentence; city, reservation, county leaders conferring

Local officials from Riverton, Lander, Fremont County and the Wind River Indian Reservation met Wednesday to discuss the fatal shooting that took place last ...

More joining suits against new EPA reg on water

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Nine environmental conservation groups have joined the surge of states and businesses suing the federal government over a new water ...

In good marriage, both sides win

A life well shared needs a highly regarded home in your head

Each mid-July brings another anniversary to the long life my mate and I share, right ...

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Shooting details undisclosed for now
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation says it will not release details about a man who ...

Renegades ready to hit road; fundraising critical for success

Wednesday morning brought a waterworld of sorts to the Walmart parking in Riverton as the Riverton 13-15-year-old all-stars, the Renegades, conducted a car ...

Fair parade Saturday evening; entries accepted until shortly before starting time on Main

The procession begins at 6 p.m. at the School District 25 administration building, 121 N. Fifth St. W.

Entries for the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo ...

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 ...

 
 

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