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No surprise: Temperature record set

Temperatures hit record lows Thursday in downtown Riverton, falling to -21 degrees to become the coldest Nov. 13 in local history.
The previous record for the ...

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Deaths
WHITEPLUME
Ira John "Ira Hays" Whiteplume, 52, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. The wake and services will be at 6 ...

Digest

Coldest day yet in frigid wave
DENVER -- The wind chill is making it feel as cold as 40 below in parts of the Rockies.
The actual temperature in ...

Tribes to get park bison held by Ted Turner

BILLINGS, Mont. -- A group of Yellowstone National Park bison is due to finally arrive at a permanent home on a northeastern Montana American Indian reservation ...

Marijuana trafficker in park gets five-year term

JACKSON -- A federal judge sentenced a West Virginia woman to five years in prison for trafficking nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in a recreational vehicle ...

Premeditation was the focus of arguments at a preliminary hearing for the defendant in a murder case.
The man's own life potentially was at stake in the ...

Biz council, developers eye reopening mine

The possibility of reopening the long-idled Atlantic City iron ore mine is being examined.
The mine in the mountains southwest of Lander once employed more ...

Woman forged prescriptions at least 10 times, got 1,000 pills illegally, cops say

A Riverton woman is charged with using old, stolen prescription forms to obtain prescription painkillers illegally.
The trick appears to have worked 10 time ...

An Ethete man was arrested for driving under the influence Thursday morning after a three-vehicle accident on West Main Street in Riverton in icy, frigid ...

Animal attack may have killed woman south of Riverton

A 40-year-old woman died Wednesday evening in Riverton after she was found unconscious in the 800 block of Rendezvous Road south of town.
Officials believe ...

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Community calendar
FRIDAY
Christmas Craft Fair is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Margaret's Gym, 622 E. Park Ave.
35th Annual Lander Community Craft Fair ...

Pair risotto with pork tenderloin for fancy fall dinner

Some people steer clear of making risotto because it can be tedious. A risotto is not something you whip up for a speedy weeknight meal, rather it should be ...

Digest

Cold's grip extends statewide
CHEYENNE -- Temperatures are only in the single-digits in much of Wyoming as an arctic front tightens its grip across the ...

University might seek stronger ties to Legislature

CHEYENNE -- Finding ways to prevent off-campus violence involving students and alcohol is one of the topics University of Wyoming administrators plan to discuss ...

Armed clown report a delusion, police confirm

A 32-year-old man was taken to the Riverton hospital early Wednesday after he told deputies that clowns had threatened him with guns at his house.
Law ...

Soldiers House opens, offers psychological services for veterans

Just in time for Veterans Day, the Soldiers House in Riverton opened its doors Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.
The facility is part of ...

District 25 irons out activities policy for non-district students

The changes follow a disagreement regarding an eighth-grade student at a church school who was removed from the Riverton Middle School football team. ...

Inversion keeping cold trapped

Arctic blast worsened by familiar Riverton pattern

This week's cold in Fremont County is part of a weather pattern impacting much of the nation.
The ...

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Births
ARAGON
A daughter was born to Victoria Jorgenson of Fort Washakie and Joey Aragon of Fort Washakie at 11:32 p.m. Nov. 2 at SageWest Health Care ...

State preps for 'gray wave'

Nearly one in three Wyomingites will be 60 or older by 2030.

Tim Summers calls it the "gray wave," and it's already washing over Wyoming.
Nearly one ...

 
 

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