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Unusual public sexual assault case bound to District Court

A Riverton man is facing felony charges for the alleged groping of a young woman on a path along a canal. If convicted of the one count of third-degree sexual ...

Rendezvous revs up with events at park, rec path and modelers facility

Riverton Rendezvous get up to full speed this weekend, offering music, food and shopping opportunities for residents and visitors to the city.
- The Sixth ...

Faulty gauge boosts release from Jackson Lake in error

JACKSON -- A faulty water level monitor has increased the release of water from Jackson Lake.
The malfunction happened between Thursday and Monday. U.S. Bureau ...

Lake Owen wildfire 80 percent contained; 140 on site

LARAMIE -- Firefighters have gained 80 percent containment on a wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Laramie.
The wildfire near Lake ...

Grad rate dips in Lander; officials studying issue

Fremont County School District 1 Board of Trustees hope to see graduation percentages increase. Recently the trustees reviewed previous graduation rates for ...

Reward offered in missing man case

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people or person responsible for the disappearance ...

City OKs City Park site for planned skate park

The skate area will be 68 feet wide and 166 feet long, with
protective berms on either side.

The City of Riverton has approved a location for a ...

Third arrest in vandalism rampage in Sinks Canyon; court dates set next week

A third person has been arrested in connection with damage done in May to two cabins in Sinks Canyon.
James Robert Webb, born 1993, had his initial ...

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Falling rock kills girl during hike
LOVELL -- A falling rock measuring a couple feet wide and weighing about 50 pounds has killed a 4-year-old girl in ...

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Deaths
CARMAN
Phyllis A. Carman died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at her home in Kinnear. She was 60. A memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 13, at ...

County pulls plug on plan to recruit its own pathologist

A plan, months in the works, to give Fremont County its own forensic pathologist has been scuttled, at least for now.
The problem came down to money.
The ...

Search is on for man in stabbing case

The victim's wounds were so severe that his intestines were protruding from his abdomen.
Police are looking for a man suspected of a stabbing at about ...

Safety first at RAC pool this summer

The summer swim season began June 23 at the Riverton Aquatic Center, but it isn't too late to sign up for classes due to a change in scheduling.
In the past, ...

Sheridan mayor to fill Schiffer's seat in Senate

SHERIDAN (AP) -- Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey will fill the Wyoming State Senate seat left vacant by the death last month of Sen. John Schiffer.
Schiffer, a ...

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Moderate growth projected
(AP) -- State economists are predicting a continuation of moderate growth in Wyoming in the months ahead.
The state is ...

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CORRECTION
A photo caption on Sunday's front page misidentified the sponsors of a veterans float displaying the American flag during Friday's Pioneer ...

Trauma conference now accepting registration for Aug. 14-17

The Wyoming Department of Health reminds emergency medical volunteers and professionals to register for the 44th Annual Wyoming Trauma Conference Aug. 14-17 in ...

Dozens of fireworks-related calls to firefighters

This year's Fourth of July holiday was "busy as all get-out" for local emergency officials, who spent the past weekend responding to fireworks-related grass ...

Lawmakers might ban 'logrolling'

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Pending legislation would reiterate that it's a crime for a Wyoming lawmaker to offer to support a colleague's bill in return for a promise of ...

County OKs new budget

Plan leaves $640,000 surplus
Fremont County Commission-ers gave final approval Tuesday to a $40 million budget for the fiscal year that started July 1. ...

 
 

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