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Bill would exempt clergy from gay vows

Gay marriage became legal in Wyoming on Oct. 17 after a ruling by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl.

JACKSON -- An Afton senator is sponsoring ...

Big jump in traffic deaths for year in state

Wyoming saw an uptick in traffic fatalities across the state in 2014, according to data compiled by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
According to Sgt. David ...

Small fire damages porch; no one injured in incident

No one was injured in a small porch fire spotted by a neighbor at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Hobson Street in Lander.
City fire chief Eric ...

Man found dead on CWC campus Wednesday; likely a victim of hypothermia

A 46-year-old Riverton-area man was found dead Wednesday on the Central Wyoming College campus in Riverton.
Initial reports indicate he died of probable ...

Runways at city airport to receive upgrades

The project should take 170 days to finish.

Two runways at Riverton Regional Airport will get upgrades in the new year.
Riverton public works ...

Dubois assessing downtown fire damage

Dubois officials are busy this week addressing the aftermath of a Tuesday structure fire that destroyed and displaced more than a dozen local businesses.
No ...

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Births
WALLOWINGBULL
A daughter was born to Naomi C'Hair of Arapahoe and Dexter Wallowingbull of Arapahoe at 7:38 p.m. Dec. 9 at SageWest Health Care ...

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Man prefers commission seat
ROCK SPRINGS -- Randal Wendling has resigned from the Sweetwater County School District No. l board of trustees after ...

2014: Elections, airport trouble, same-sex marriage top news

Elections that brought massive turnover in local government --three mayors gone, a sitting County Attorney and Commissioner defeated, a Republican replacing a ...

No one was injured in the blaze Tuesday.

Eight Dubois businesses were destroyed Tuesday evening during a fire on the north side of Main Street in the ...

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Births
OCHOTECO
A daughter was born to Rebecca Ochoteco of Riverton. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 6.3 ounces.

READY
A daughter was born to ...

Tribe sues federal government over new ACA regulations

The Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Dec. 8 over proposed rules implementing the Affordable Care Act. Employees of the ...

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Buffalo man dies in house fire
BUFFALO -- A 46-year-old man died in a weekend house fire in northern Wyoming.
Officials say John Knebel of Buffalo and ...

Minimum wage bill to be heard by lawmakers

A Cheyenne lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would increase Wyoming's minimum wage to $9 an hour.
The state's current minimum wage is $5.15, but few ...

Governors of two states urge 94-year-old man's extradition

He faces three counts in Wyoming of child molestation dating to the 1960s.

JACKSON -- The governors of both Wyoming and Michigan are trying to speed ...

State gains ground in Tongue River spat

A special master in the case recommends denying most of Montana's remaining claims that Wyoming failed to deliver enough water on the Tongue ...

More left state this year than moved in, says new state report

For the first time since 2001, more people have been leaving Wyoming than moving in, a report from the state's Economic Analysis Division shows.
Written by ...

Airport board applications due by Wednesday

The City of Riverton is looking for community members to serve on the Riverton Regional Airport Board. The two-year terms of Bruce Kamminga, Cindy Olson and ...

Bennett quits attorney post; deputy at helm until LeBrun takes office

Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett has resigned just days before he was set to leave office.
The prosecutor's office is to operate without a chief until ...

Man stabbed, says wife tried also to run over him with car

A 22-year-old Riverton man said his wife stabbed him with a knife early Saturday during an altercation on East Monroe Avenue.
Responding deputies said a knife ...

 
 

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