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School officials and the invited public got a first look Tuesday at the proposed design for the planned K-3 elementary school for Fremont County School ...

Guilty plea by second Rails to Trails attacker

A judge has convicted the second defendant in the Rails to Trails attack of homicide and aggravated assault.
The defendant, Santana Mendoza, pleaded guilty ...

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Births
LINDEN
A daughter was born to Casey Brown and Sam Linden, of Riverton, at 8:21 p.m. Jan. 8 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 4 pounds, ...

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Couple charged in more robberies
CASPER -- A couple accused of robbing a Casper bank in January have also been charged in the hold ups of banks in Rock ...

Majority of Park County GOP votes to censure State Sen. Coe

POWELL -- A longtime state senator who led the effort to strip power from Wyoming Superintendent Cindy Hill has narrowly survived a censure by fellow ...

Treasurer Gordon to run for full term

CHEYENNE -- Appointed Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon will seek a full term.
He launched his campaign to continue holding that office on Monday.
Gordon ...

The risk of spring and early summer flooding in Fremont County is now considered moderate to high according to forecasting by federal hydrologist Jim Fahey, ...

Kitchen grease fire spreads, destroys single-family home

Fire investigators say the fire that destroyed a single-family dwelling Monday evening began when grease ignited on the stove.
No one was injured in the ...

State concedes unconstitutionality of Hill bill, hopes to preserve parts

Lawyers for the state concede in a court filing that the bulk of a law passed last year that stripped most duties from the superintendent of public instruction ...

DUI citations up for sheriff's office in '13; total calls up 4 percent

Although the demand on its patrol deputies and dispatchers increased in 2013, the Fremont County sheriff's office managed to step up crime prevention efforts, ...

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Deaths
CHENEY
Howard B. Cheney, 87, of Riverton, died Saturday, March 22, at home. Viewing and visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, ...

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Another power plant closing
Black Hills Corp. has closed down a coal-fired power plant outside Gillette, a move the company says is in response to ...

Murder suspect extradited from San Diego to Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. -- One of the suspects in the shooting death of a Colorado man whose body was found in Wyoming has been extradited to Boulder, Colo.
The Boulder ...

Park decides against using air guns to vaccinate bison

Yellowstone's chief scientist, David Hallac, has said vaccinations would cost $300,000 annually but do little to reduce infection rates.

HELENA, ...

Proposed coal gas project would require reclassification of sub-surface water

CHEYENNE -- A project that would produce gas by oxidizing an underground coal seam will be the subject of a state Department of Environmental Quality public ...

New campaign promotes free, confidential STD testing

The Wyoming Department of Health continues to promote free and confidential testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases through its recently updated ...

Health experts say more information is needed on effects of e-cigarette use

Electronic cigarettes have been available for years, but they have gained popularity recently, prompting concern from local smoking cessation advocates.
The ...

Riverton man flown to Salt Lake City after motorcycle hit truck

James Reid's bike wrecked when he tried to pass on the right side of a motorist in front of him.

A Riverton man was airlifted to Salt Lake City for ...

Tribal liaisons must be more accountable, says governor in budget note

Wyoming has asked liaisons for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes to keep better track of the work they do in order to receive state ...

City no longer requires $100 deposit for using parks

The Riverton City Council has amended the fee system for reserving city park facilities after discussion in a previous work session.
The amendment was ...

 
 

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