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City council elects Martinez as president

The Riverton City Council elected council member Lee Martinez as the council president and council member Kyle Larson as the council vice president during a ...

Lander woman loses nearly $2,000 in computer fraud

A Lander woman is out nearly $2,000 after a new fraud hit the area.
Officers from the Lander Police Department received a call at 9:03 p.m. Aug. 21 reporting ...

USDA reminds producers to purchase crop insurance

The coverage includes crop production losses due to natural perils.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency reminds producers to ...

Sage grouse decision good for bird, nation

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that the greater sage grouse does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species ...

Pope's vigor reaches Wyoming

He's breathing new life into venerable traditions

As a Methodist kid growing up in Riverton, Catholics were exotic.
So exotic, in fact, that later ...

New 'alternative'

Frontier Academy and other public schools are showing creative thinking

The image of the "alternative high school" is being rehabilitated in Fremont ...


Abduction sentence upheld
POWELL -- A Wyoming judge will not be reducing his original prison sentence for a Montana man who kidnapped and raped a ...

Truck driver guilty in fatal I-80 collision

GREEN RIVER -- A man is facing sentencing after a jury found him guilty of aggravated homicide by vehicle.
Prosecutors argued Salt Lake City truck driver ...

Bill would clarify privacy in online student accounts

LARAMIE -- Legislators are considering a bill making it a misdemeanor for school districts to request access to students' social media accounts.
The ...

Voters to decide on creation of water district north of Lander

A mailed-ballot election is set for Nov. 3 on the formation of the Lucky 13 water district. The district would comprise about 10 homes in a subdivision of the ...

Firefighter burned on Sept. 10 progressing

Officials say the firefighter who was injured this month during an incident in rural Fremont County is "progressing well" in his recovery.
Fremont County Fire ...

District 25 sets sights on land for future school location

Fremont County School District 25 has found a suitable location for a future school in Riverton.
The district is looking to purchase roughly 11 acres of land ...

Mistrial called in domestic violence case; prosecutors pledge to try again

Judge Norman E. Young cut the trial off as it was nearing its end Wednesday morning.

The trial for a Riverton man charged with beating his ...

College enrollment on track to reverse slide; up nine this fall

New enrollment totals at Central Wyoming College exceeded the numbers from the same time last year, surpassing the goals of administrators trying to maintain ...


Clarence "Archie" C'Hair, 63, died in San Francisco where he had been living. Services are pending.

Kathy Hanners, ...


Emergency calls

Information in this column is taken from official law enforcement reports. An arrest is a preliminary step in the legal process. It ...


Gertie Bouwman, 96, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Rapids, ...

New dorms at UW a 'good investment'

Count me in for replacing the dormitories at the University of Wyoming. It has been in the news. The White, Downey, Orr and McIntyre quartet are ...

Tuesday notes

Grouse deliberations
The Obama administration isn't popular in Wyoming, but many in the state are cheering the decision Tuesday by the U.S. Department ...

The Riverton Wolverines tennis team took to the road for a pair of encounters in Casper on Friday at Kelly Walsh and on Saturday at Natrona.
The results left ...


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