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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 ...

Digest

Buffalo got 10 inches of snow
CHEYENNE -- A late summer snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming.
The rare storm Wednesday and ...

Body of Illinois woman found in rural Wyoming

ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities in southwestern Wyoming have found the body of an Illinois woman who had not been heard from since Sept. 3.
Searchers found the ...

Protections for lynx expanded, but not habitat

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Canada lynx gained federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, but U.S. wildlife officials again declined to designate critical habitat ...

Reservation farms account for $21 million in economic impact locally

Comprehensive data on agriculture on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been released for the first time. The 293 farms on the reservation bring in $21 ...

Man still missing in mountain wilderness

The temperature in the search area fell to 12 degrees overnight Thursday.

Volunteer crews embarked Friday morning on the fifth day of an intensive ...

Fast-moving cold snap threatened growing season

A new record low for the date -- 30 degrees -- was established Thursday night.

Temperatures in Riverton hit an all-time low for the date Thursday ...

Man killed in police shooting was drunk

'Homicide' ruling doesn't imply guilt

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has released autopsy results for Justin Steele, 26, of Pavillion, who died ...

 
 

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