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Planned tech buildings at university get state funding

CHEYENNE -- Plans to build new academic buildings at the University of Wyoming are moving forward.
Design and construction plans for the Engineering Building ...

Farmers market opens in Fort Washakie

The Wind River Indian Reservation's fifth annual tribal farmers market is under way for the summer.
Organizers said the purpose of the market is to promote ...

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No fatals on 287 for 21 months
LARAMIE -- A stretch of highway from Laramie to the Colorado state line recently went 21 months without a fatal crash, a ...

Thunderbird returns to Frontier Days after last year's interruption caused by sequester

Thousands of onlookers let out a roar Wednesday morning as the first Thunderbirds jet emerged under the cloud cover.
After a one-year absence from Cheyenne ...

Federal criticism occupies much of Republican forum

Republican candidates for state office sparred during a public forum Thursday night in Central Wyoming College's Little Theater.
The biggest theme that arose ...

Gosar has governor primary to himself

The former Wyoming Cowboy football standout is making his second run for the state's highest office.

Wyoming's current leadership is shortsighted, ...

District 21 trustees approve $20.7 million budget for next fiscal year

The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees approved a budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015.
In a short budget hearing before the board's regular ...

Commission names Dubois man to county museums board

The Fremont County Commission voted unanimously July 2 to appoint Ron DuBay, of Dubois, to a three-year term on the Fremont County Museums Board.
According to ...

Wyoming PBS and the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center will host a free public screening of the documentary "Touching the Wild," featuring naturalist ...

Superintendents share success stories from schools on rez

The Wyoming Legislature's Select Committee on Tribal Relations heard from two reservation school superintendents recently at Central Wyoming College. ...

Fires crop up in Shoshone National Forest

A new fire has been identified in the Burned Timber Creek area within the Elk Fork drainage of the Shoshone National Forest.
The Swede Fire was located at 5 ...

State decides not to give gas company sneak preview of Pavillion water findings

Wyoming officials have changed course and no longer plan to allow an energy company to preview and suggest changes to two draft reports on possible causes of ...

A Riverton-area team of young livestock judges was the best in Wyoming as Fremont County Fair week approached in 1979.
At the state 4-H competition in ...

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Deaths
GIMPLE
Evelyn R. Gimple, 98, of Lander, died Tuesday, July 22, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. ...

Digest

Lawmaker: Investigate Mead
CHEYENNE -- A state lawmaker is asking for a special prosecutor to investigate Gov. Matt Mead and his staff.
Republican Rep. ...

The number of fires to date is about 70 percent of the 10-year average, and the area burned is less than half.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Widespread drought ...

'Red flag' fire warning takes effect locally

The National Weather Service has issued a "red flag" fire warning for residents in Riverton, Lander and throughout the Wind River Basin.
The status does not ...

The initial appearance on Thursday for the Riverton man arrested in the kidnapping of a young girl gave more insight into the case than most such ...

Late fair parade entries welcome

The annual procession starts at 6 p.m., with check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Smith's Food and Drug on West Main Street.

It may be too late to ...

Attorney, coroner, sheriff candidates debate at forum

Republican candidates for elected offices locked horns Wednesday evening during a forum at Central Wyoming College's Little Theatre. Members of the 100-strong ...

 
 

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