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Miller leads fight against failed bill on powdered booze

CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have outlawed powdered alcohol in the state failed by one vote Tuesday in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Rep. David ...

Wyoming House defeats bill on study of bicycle safety, state trail system

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House has narrowly defeated a bill calling for a comprehensive study of bicycle safety and the eventual construction of a statewide ...

Writing test killed

CHEYENNE -- Legislation that would eliminate a writing test now given in Wyoming schools has passed the Legislature. The Senate voted 16-14 on Tuesday to ...

Bill barring workplace bias fails; locals join hot debate

CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have made it a crime to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity failed in the Wyoming House of Representatives ...

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Robert Thomas "Lope" Antelope, 35, died Friday, Feb. 20, at his home in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. ...

Ambulance rates to rise; first increase since 2013

Riding in an ambulance is getting more expensive in Fremont County. Rates for the service are to rise March 1 by more than 50 percent on average.
"Cash in the ...

Digest

Pedestrian struck, killed in Gillette
GILLETTE -- A 59-year-old Montana woman who was walking along a road in Gillette at night was struck by two ...

Idaho shows new sage grouse plan

BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho Department of Lands has put forward a draft plan to protect sage grouse habitat on state endowment land as part an effort to avoid a ...

An Ethete man was arrested Friday evening after leading deputies on a short chase in north Riverton.
Ryan Dean Monroe, 27, of Ethete, was charged with ...

County lawmaker says Friday incident at Capitol demonstrated importance of civility

CHEYENNE -- Rep. Lloyd Larsen called it an unfortunate choice of words by a fellow representative who last week proposed amending a contentious ...

Audio system at courthouse getting upgrade

People who are hard of hearing should have an easier time hearing District Court proceedings soon in Fremont County after Fremont County Commissioners approved ...

Comments split on enlarging 'setback' for Wyoming wells

CHEYENNE -- About 150 people, businesses and organizations filed written comments on a proposal to increase minimum allowable distance between oil and gas wells ...

Ambulance service would be helped by Medicaid vote, says director

Expanding Medicaid in Wyoming would help the beleaguered Fremont County Emergency Medical Service.
"Our net cash in the door would increase $170,000 to ...

National FFA Week: Wind River

Chapter celebrating week with cow hunts, barbecue

The Wind River FFA chapter officers are president Darcey Maddock, vice president Robert Buline, ...

National FFA Week: Riverton

Members preparing for career development event competitions

The Riverton FFA chapter started its year in early May with the election of the 2014-2015 ...

National FFA Week: Shoshoni

Chapter busy working on stage decorations for state convention

The Shoshoni FFA chapter has had a full and eventful summer with an exciting growing ...

National FFA Week: Lander

Agricultural organization boasts a long, rich history

The Lander FFA chapter will be busy this week.
Members plan to talk about FFA on local radio ...

Digest

State rig count lowest since 2010
CHEYENNE -- Cause for pessimism persists in Wyoming's oil industry as the number of drilling rigs exploring for oil ...

Discrimination bill clears committee; lawmaker ejected

CHEYENNE -- A bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity cleared a critical committee hearing on Friday and now ...

The way it was: Mountain snow -- 1947

There's a reason most mountain roads and cabins above Dubois in the Wind River Mountains are inaccessible this time of year, as this picture from the 1940s ...

 
 

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