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Experts to drill at contaminated former uranium mill site

Scientists are worried the contamination is not dissipating as fast as they expected.

Contamination levels at the site of a former uranium mill ...

Space at fair 'can be used better'

Editor:
I agree with the letter from Ms. Desenfants on the use of the old armory building at the county fair.
A lot of the woven products were folded up so ...

Natural Trap Cave wows visiting archaeologists again this summer

CHEYENNE -- A strange Wyoming cave eight stories deep continued to give up secrets as paleontologists for a second summer in a row dug and sifted through a ...

Fires and pollution

The smoke in our skies this month compares to power plant emissions

Coincidental to the recent announcement of controversial new federal regulations ...

Digest

One killed, one hurt in crash
CODY -- Authorities say a man was killed and a woman was injured in a motorcycle crash on the Beartooth Highway north of ...

Mead: Time to look at tapping state's 'rainy day' funds

Citing falling oil and coal revenues, Gov. Matt Mead said it is time to look at tapping into Wyoming's rainy day fund and revisit whether the state should ...

Privatization talks on county EMS to proceed; two to lead negotiations

Fremont County Commissioners Larry Allen and Travis Becker are to lead negotiations with air ambulance company Guardian Flight as the county moves to privatize ...

There's more to the man than 'Mate'

When I started this column many years ago, I asked Ned -- yes, that's his real name --if I might write something about him, and he said 'You'll ruin the ...

Today

Births
FRANKSON
A child was born to Lyric Chingman of Lander and Brandon Frankson of Lander at 1:32 p.m. July 20 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. ...

Today

Deaths
HECKERT
Jeremy Robert Heckert, 38, died Friday, July 10, at Ponderay Lake, Idaho. Cremation has taken place, and his ashes have been spread in ...

Peace march was a success

Editor:
I thank the community for coming out Aug. 8 to participate in the inaugural peace march. It was a rousing success, and those of us who helped to ...

The summer was hot, dry and smoky 14 years ago this month, with 43 wildfires burning across 10 western states, including Wyoming.
The effort to control the ...

Swim, bike, run.
Sounds like a nice little day of family fun.
That's exactly what occurred Saturday during the fifth annual Lander Sprint Triathlon.
As the ...

Road work to begin Monday between Ethete and Kinnear

An 8.21-mile pavement improvement project is scheduled to begin Monday on Wyoming Highway 132 between Ethete and Kinnear.
Mountain Construction Co., of ...

Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies held a re-dedication ceremony July 27 at the Center of Hope. The event honored clients, staff and community members ...

Wyoming gains two drill rigs in weekly U.S. count

HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week remained steady at ...

The Wyoming Arts Council welcomes new applications for its 2016 Folk and Traditional Arts Mentoring Project Grants. The grant application postmark deadline is ...

BLM Hudson-Atlantic City Road to be improved next week

Travelers should avoid the route during construction.

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office will improve portions of the Hudson-Atlantic ...

Rocky Mountain Hall echoed Saturday with the sounds of squeaking sneakers and bouncing balls as the Wind River Bison, the newest entry in the American ...

Money moves make progress for solid waste district; $3.8M reserve likely

Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is in getting in better financial shape, according to a budget district superintendent Andy Frey presented on Aug. ...

 
 

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