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Shoshone Forest plan solidifies

No cycling in the Dunoir and no recommendations for a wilderness designation.
These are just two of many instructions officials offered in response to ...

As reservation facilities grow, improvement a top priority for utilities

Improvements for residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation remain a high priority for agencies in Fremont County.
The Wyoming Legislature's Select ...

Digest

Riverton library to launch lit lanterns
Throughout January, the Riverton Branch Library will sell sky lanterns to benefit the Community Room Project. ...

State exhibition to include work of five county artists

The works of 48 Wyoming artists will be included in the 2015 Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale.
Now in its 15th year, the juried exhibition will be ...

Grand jury vs. preliminary hearing: Lawyers say state system has benefits

Each proceeding serves the same purpose, but it is accomplished in different ways.

Grand juries have stirred up controversy in other states recently, ...

Wyoming and Montana both see benefits in water decision

CHEYENNE -- A senior lawyer with the Montana Attorney General's Office said he sees areas of victory for the state in a hearing officer's recommendation this ...

Riverton's snowfall totals were trumped by Lander's over the past few days, with up to 13 inches on the ground in the Fremont County seat.
By comparison, ...

Arch Coal's teacher award nominations due Monday

The nomination phase of the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards Program is quickly coming to an end.
"Nominations close Jan. 5, 2015," said Greg Schafer, ...

Winter carnival fishing derby, poker run set

The Wild West Winter Carnival ice fishing derby and ORV poker run will take place Jan. 23 to Jan. 25 at Boysen State Park. The events are organized by the Wild ...

The Lander Tigers and Riverton Wolverines renewed their annual cross-county basketball rivalry 21 years ago this week with a pair of entertaining contests -- ...

Elk Refuge only place to see elk from a sleigh

JACKSON -- Horse-drawn sleigh ride, anyone?
If hopping into a sleigh for a National Elk Refuge journey sounds like a fun activity, you're in luck.
Because ...

Wyoming digest

Flu activity high in state
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming continues to see the spread of influenza viruses.
As of Dec. 20, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

Today

Deaths
BLACK
William Howard Black, 90, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 27, in Las Vegas, Nev., following a brief illness. There will be no ...

Deputies arrest three on criminal entry charges

Three men were arrested after allegedly breaking into a Lander home and stealing property.
Deputies responded at 7:56 p.m. Dec. 14 to Del Ray Drive in Lander ...

RHS adviser helps students with post-graduation plans

Riverton High School's new college adviser says her title is a bit of a misnomer.
"I always say I wish I could change it," Feryne McSweeny said.
Some ...

Digest

Bison moving closer to Jackson
JACKSON -- National Elk Refuge managers are urging Jackson residents to exercise caution when outside due to bison that ...

Natrona County to purchase body cameras

President Barack Obama has recommended spending $74 million to equip another 50,000 officers with the cameras.

CASPER -- The Natrona County sheriff's ...

Bald eagle survey planned statewide Jan. 10

As part of a national survey effort, the Bureau of Land Management Buffalo and Casper Field Offices are seeking volunteers to assist with the 2015 Midwinter ...

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 ...

 
 

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