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Government as innovator? You bet

Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it's down to $134 billion.
People who ...

The blood moon and the night streets of town

There's only one way to see a lunar eclipse that peaks at 2 a.m.
So I stayed up until 2 a.m. Tuesday to try to get a look at the "blood moon."
I wanted a ...

Countywide elections

Those that remain are an antidote to the anti-voter lawsuits and districts of recent years

The political season is building speed in Fremont County, ...

Digest

Strangling suspect to get mental tests
GERING, Neb. -- A mental health evaluation has been scheduled for a 15-year-old Wyoming boy charged with killing ...

Road grading may have caused Wyoming hill slide

JACKSON -- A consultant says road grading projects may have contributed to a slow-moving landslide that has displaced nearly 60 residents and damaged homes and ...

Former State Rep. McOmie running for Lander mayor; held job 1975-87

Former Lander mayor and State Rep. Del McOmie is running for mayor again, 27 years after he last held the job.
McOmie announced Wednesday that he will run to ...

The second egg in The Ranger's annual Easter Egg Hunt has been found, but the winner has something different in mind for his prize.
The egg was found Tuesday ...

Man with gun rammed RPD squad car

A Pavillion man was arrested on multiple charges early Saturday after a reported attempt to run over a police vehicle with his truck.
Justin Whitt, 24, of ...

Three men vying to become the next president at Central Wyoming College are in Riverton this week for interviews with school staff, members of the public and ...

Julia May Ramsey

Julia May Ramsey died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at home in the arms of her husband after a brave battle with multiple illnesses. She was 74 years old.
A ...

Woman charged with first-degree murder for death of newborn

Federal prosecutors charged an Eastern Shoshone woman with first-degree murder on Tuesday in the death of a newborn boy three weeks ago.
An affidavit in the ...

Today

Births
McFARLAND
A son was born to Alyssa and Scott McFarland, of Riverton, at 7:57 a.m. Feb. 26, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ...

Cecilia Marian (Dean) Heninger

Cecilia Marian (Dean) Heninger, of Lander, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 88 years old.
Services will be at ...

Alzheimer's Association offering grant to caregivers

The Alzheimer's Association's Respite Care Assistance Program is offering relief to caregivers.
The purpose of the program is to give family caregivers time ...

Dietitian says new health routines require planning

When it comes to finding the perfect diet to help shed winter weight, dietitian Susan Kreager said the best way to begin is to start planning ahead.
Kreager ...

WYhealth Due Date Plus helps women follow through on prenatal care with the goal of preventing premature births.

A new smart phone app from the ...

You pay taxes --why doesn't General Electric?

Editor:
You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. It's the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security ...

Tuesday notes

Calendar counting
Monday was about as close as we're going to get this year to one of those fun calendar numbers like Dec. 12, 2012 -- 12/12/12 -- or ...

Digest

House Speaker Lubnau to retire
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau is retiring from the Legislature.
The Gillette Republican was elected ...

Money approved to stabilize hillside

JACKSON -- The Jackson Town Council has authorized up to $700,000 to build a massive buttress that could temporarily slow the landslide at East Gros Ventre ...

 
 

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