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A son was born to Gaylemarie and Jason Kinney, of Lander, at 2:11 p.m. Feb. 15 at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ...

Chase starts in Wyoming, ends in South Dakota

SPEARFISH, S.D. -- Two Florida residents were taken into custody after a police chase that began in Wyoming and ended in South Dakota.
The Wednesday night ...


Little change in winter park tourism
JACKSON -- The number of tourists who visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton this past winter was comparable to the ...

Two GOP candidates join race for Secretary of State

Two Republicans are among the first people to say they're running for Wyoming secretary of state.
They are Rock Springs City Council member Clark Stith and ...

Museums chief getting $63K salary

Fremont County's first-ever countywide museums director will be paid $63,000 annually.
The county museums board approved the salary for Scott Goetz on a 3-1 ...

First look at school plan available Tuesday

The public is encouraged to attend a meeting next week to see a preliminary sketch of Riverton's new K-3 elementary school.
The Fremont County School District ...

Investigators know what caused church fire, not why

Investigators are almost finished with their official report on the structure fire that destroyed an old church building and adjacent apartment last week in ...

Getaway driver enters guilty plea in armed mugging at city store

A Lander woman pleaded guilty Thursday to accessory before the fact to robbery in connection with a November mugging at Walmart.
"That is something that ...


A daughter was born to Brittny Keller, of Riverton, and Morgan James Henry, of Lander, at 12:38 p.m. Feb. 5 at Lander Regional Hospital. ...


Extra $4 million for Casper schools
CASPER -- Casper's two main high schools are getting extra funding for reconstruction projects.
State lawmakers ...

Refuge elk population strong all winter long

JACKSON -- A National Elk Refuge biologist says the number of elk deaths on the refuge appears to be unusually low as springtime draws near.
Refuge biologist ...

POWELL -- The dart swatted the bighorn sheep ewe square on the rump, making her a winner of sorts.
Little did the ewe know she had been picked to be included ...

Murder charge in death of man found near Lusk

BOULDER, Colo. -- One of two men arrested in the death of a Colorado man found in Wyoming has been charged.
Fifty-eight-year-old Russell Britton was charged ...

City to offer ideas to WAM on retirement and liquor rules

The Riverton City Council plans to submit three new resolutions for consideration during this year's Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention.
Members ...

Airport board sets important meeting Friday; citizens urged to be there

Residents are encouraged to attend Friday's meeting of the Riverton Regional Airport Board at 8 a.m. in the city council chambers at Riverton City Hall.
City ...

County revenue to rise with PILT intact

Fremont County should have more money in fiscal year 2015 as it expects revenues to be up $510,000 compared to the current projection for this year, fiscal ...

College 'fared quite well' in Legislature; sizable one-time funding approved

Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland generally was pleased with the outcomes of the Wyoming Legislature's recent budget session.
"Wyoming ...


A son was born to Andrea and Andrew Fritz, of Riverton, at 6 a.m. Jan. 9 at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces. ...

Annual Wyoming Short Film Contest seeks entries

The Wyoming film office is seeking submissions for the seventh annual Wyoming Short Film Contest.
A $25,000 prize will be awarded to the winning entry with a ...

Facilities to hire part-time employees

The Fremont County Museums Board has voted to hire two part-time employees to fill positions at the Riverton and Dubois museums.
During the board's meeting ...


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