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Robin Whiteplume, an enrolled Northern Arapaho, has released his first published book, "Sho-Rap Highway The Native American Firefighters of Wind River." ...

Man gets 3-5 for attacking girlfriend

Shane Garvin, who beat up his girlfriend last month in Riverton, is set to be sentenced to three to five years in prison.
Under his plea agreement, however, ...

Ft. Washakie man gets 12 years for rape

Harold Duane Friday of Fort Washakie was sentenced this week to 12 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to three counts of abusive sexual contact.
The ...

Blake Dale pitched hitless relief to help secure passage to the Babe Ruth state championship game on Sunday.


It's been one wild ride for Riverton ...

Going to war with cheat grass

No matter what you do, there's a good chance it will just grow back -- thicker.

The match hit the ground, and within seconds the fire erupted high ...

BLM firefighters prep for fire season

As BLM firefighters in the Wind River Basin prepare for things to heat up, the busy 2016 season remains fresh in their minds.
Last year, the Salt Center Fire ...

Job Corps cuts off students' access to city

The Wind River Job Corps has moved to a "closed campus" policy, which will not allow students to leave campus during the school week.
Previously, students ...

Riverton hosts third march after detox shooting

A third annual peace march will take place Tuesday, on the second anniversary of a deadly shooting at the Center of Hope alcohol detoxification and ...

Treasurer 'hijacks' government

Editor:
I do not like the way the county treasurer is trying to hijack the government with closing the Riverton office, which means the clerk's office has to ...

World War II requires unprecedented spending by the United States, and everyone played a role in paying for the war.
In every community in the nation, war ...

Margaret Dent

Margaret Dent of Lander died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton. She was 84 years old.
A funeral ...

Something good in local baseball water

Something special has been in the air this spring and summer for Fremont County baseball.
Or, perhaps the water.
Maybe both -- or neither.
All I know is ...

Today

Corrections
The July 12 page one story "Governor seeks fed flood aid for RVID emergency," and the June 13 page one story ...

Phone scam uses trick to make calls appear to be from Wyoming DFS

Wyoming Department of Family Services employees are reporting that citizens are being called by what appears to be a state-affiliated phone number beginning ...

Okes, Gabel to wed July 22

Mark Okes and Robynn Gabel have announced their engagement.
Their wedding is at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Lander E-Free Church, 1215 Hwy 287, in ...

Cases mark their 75th anniversary

Ned L. and Betty Jean (Starks) Case of Riverton celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary this weekend.
They were married in Casper on July 15, 1942.
They ...

A sense of motion from within

I'm away from Wyoming for the whole summer for the first time in my life. There are some good things about that.
It means I'm gainfully employed and liking ...

State has billions in trust, but it can't be spent the way simple cash can be

Editor:
June 30 was the end of the fiscal year for the State of Wyoming. Unhappily, loans the state gave herself which were supposed to be paid off won't be. ...

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For the 37th summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally first appeared ...

Wyoming digest

Dog finds missing man's body
ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- A cadaver search dog has found a man's body in southwestern Wyoming.
Officials in Sweetwater County ...

 
 

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