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Third straight year for record nat'l park visits

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such as Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky ...

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College basketball bus hits cow
POWELL (AP) -- A bus driver and four members of the Gillette College women's basketball team were taken to the hospital ...

Riverton enrollments lowest in seven years

The enrollment of Riverton's school district has now dropped 8.6 percent in a little more than two years.
A little more than 1 percent of that decrease has ...

WWWC medallion hunt begins today

The Wild West Winter Carnival has returned for another year, and with it the annual medallion treasure hunt.
The Ranger sponsors the hunt each year, hiding ...

Crowds gathered at Riverton City Park on Monday morning for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march up Federal Boulevard to Riverton City Hall.
Wyoming ...

Local school leaders push back against consolidation talks

Legislators and local superintendents pushed back this week on an idea to limit Wyoming counties to one school district apiece.
The Joint Education Committee ...

State Board of Education to prioritize native issues

The State Board of Education has made American Indian student issues a priority for this legislative session.
Specifically, board members say they will urge ...

Legislature to open under cash crunch

Case says notes 'firming,' says wind tax could ease fiscal woe

The recent downturn that struck local minerals industries seems to be reaching its ...

Man convicted of trying to kill wife won't get new trial

For a second time, district court judge Norman Young has denied a request for a new trial from Terry Schmuck, who has claimed his previous trial attorneys were ...

Municipalities constrained by budgets, equipment, logistics

City of Riverton crews tasked with clearing local roadways of snow didn't get much of a ...

City re-ups with online provider; should see more revenue under the new terms

The city of Riverton and Wyoming.com have renewed their five-year lease agreement, with a new rate for use of the Griffey Hill property that houses the local ...

Legislative directory offered through trucking, contractors associations

The 2017-2018 issue of the Wyoming "Legislative Directory" is now available.
This reference booklet published and distributed by the Wyoming Trucking ...

Fat bike demonstration day set this month near Dubois

Three Wyoming bicycling groups hosts Fat Tire Bike Demo Day at Deception Creek/Falls Campground Winter Trail near Dubois on Sunday, Jan. 15.
The event takes ...

Prairie dog problems on rise in national grassland

GILLETTE (AP) -- The Campbell County Commission has expressed concerns to federal officials about problems with prairie dogs on the Thunder Basin National ...

Tad Hobbs

Tad Hobbs of Riverton died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton.
He was 74 years old.
No services are planned.
Tad Eugene Hobbs ...

Group vies for tourism signs at county's entry points

The Fremont County Historic Preservation Commission is applying for a grant to place "Preserve America" signs at each of the five roadway entrances to Fremont ...

New Fremont County Commissioners Clarence Thomas and Jennifer McCarty were sworn in Tuesday along with new vice chairman Larry Allen at the county board's ...

Becker chairs county board

After longtime Doug Thompson retired from the Fremont County Commission in December, Commissioner Travis Becker of Riverton was voted in as the board's new ...

Gordine "Gordie" McLoud

Gordine "Gordie" McLoud of Riverton died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton.
She was 87 years old.
A memorial service will be held ...

Keep public education 'No. 1 top priority' amid fiscal crisis

Editor:
All the money coming out of state budgets due to the energy downturn is starting to effect our schools. In my opinion this must be the No. 1 top ...

 
 

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