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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 ...

Wyoming digest

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 ...

Super psyched: Outdoor expo organizers say inaugural event a big success

Organizers and vendors said the first Wyoming Outdoor Weekend & Expo held June 26-28 at the Lander Community and Convention Center was a success.
They would ...

Many who need mental health services don't seek them, often because they can't locate them

Nearly two-thirds of individuals with a mental illness do not seek treatment, and racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. are even less likely to get help.
The ...

How to shrink government

Volunteer to serve on a local board, council or advisory committee

A common refrain expressed by the public, particularly in our part of the country, ...

Wyoming digest

Ring could yield leads to killings
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Police are releasing photos of a gold ring as they continue to investigate the fatal shootings of ...

Lawsuit seeks to keep proposed oil and gas drilling regulations from taking effect

CHEYENNE (AP) -- New rules for oil and gas drilling on federal lands nationwide will be delayed from August until September at the soonest amid a legal ...

Tribe wants shootings treated as hate crime by fed authorities

The Northern Arapaho Tribe called on federal authorities to file hate crime charges against a Wyoming man following the fatal shooting of one tribal member and ...

County flags at half staff

Flags at Fremont County buildings will fly at half staff until sunset Friday to honor the five victims of a shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn., on July16.
"We ...

ROOT SPORTS to televise UW football games

The Mountain West Conference and Root Sports announced on Monday that nine Mountain West football games will be televised by Root Sports during the upcoming ...

 
 

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