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Feds show fire plan to protect sage grouse

A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West's sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose potential listing as ...

Autopsy shows man killed on motorcycle was intoxicated

A Riverton man who died this month in a motorcycle accident was intoxicated at the time of his death, according to an autopsy report.
Eiley R. Holliman Jr., ...

Woman accused of felony theft from realty board via unauthorized use of debit card

A series of shoplifting incidents also is alleged.

A Riverton woman was arrested Monday, accused of making about $4,600 in unauthorized charges on a ...

Commissioners order EMS chief not to speak with media; 'cohesive message' cited for move

Fremont County Commissioners have instructed Fremont County Emergency Medical Services director Joseph Zillmer not to talk to the media.
"I am not to speak ...

Wet spell gives another boost to snowpack, soil moisture

Two more weather systems are expected to drop continued precipitation on the Wind River Basin through May 26.
The Riverton area saw more than 1 inch of ...

Wyoming oil, gas rig count drops by two

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 ...

Federal court asks if Eaton might still face death penalty

CHEYENNE --A federal appeals court wants lawyers representing inmate Dale Eaton and the state of Wyoming to address whether he still faces a possible death ...

Skateboard group reaches $270K fundraising goal

The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association announced Wednesday it had raised the final $50,000 it needed to build a new skate park and reached its ...

One dead, two injured in Mount Moran avalanche

JACKSON --One man died and two others were injured in an avalanche at Grand Teton National Park's Mount Moran.
Luke Lynch, 30, died Sunday morning while on ...

Mead pushes deep-water coal ports on trip to Northwest

CHEYENNE --Faced with sliding domestic demand for coal, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has kept pressing for access to deep-water ports in the Northwest that would ...

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Utah plans to join fracking suit
SALT LAKE CITY --Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah will join three other states in a lawsuit challenging new rules for ...

More Wyoming adults reporting high blood pressure, WDH says

The issue can lead to heart disease, heart attack, stroke and other health problems.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a growing ...

Water to be shut off in parts of Boysen State Park

Water will not be available to the public this week in several areas of Boysen State Park.
An enhanced drinking water system will be installed in the ...

CWC facing 'major' budget challenges; college cutting back, using carryover funds

One of the issues has to do with a decrease in local mineral valuations.

Administrators at Central Wyoming College have identified four "major" ...

Farmers market returns Wednesday at new location and with new goods

Riverton's weekly farmers market is returning for its fourth summer, this year in a new location and with a range of goods that can be sold for the first time ...

District 25 OKs Indian Education grant for 2015

Fremont County School District 25 board members have accepted the Indian Education grant for 2015 in the tentative amount of about $172,000.
Ashgrove ...

Police arrest man after recovering $10,000 in stolen tools and equipment

More than $10,000 in stolen equipment and tools reportedly have been recovered, resulting in the arrest of a Lander-area man.
Joshua Alan Devore, 34, of rural ...

When wildfires burn archaeological survey sites, artifacts covered by hundreds of years of vegetation growth are revealed. The wealth of archaeological ...

CWC official says instructor pay disparity a retention challenge

Administrators at Central Wyoming College have noticed a disparity in the local salary structure for instructors at the K-12 and post-secondary levels.
Under ...

 
 

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