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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 ...

Small fire damages porch; no one injured in incident

No one was injured in a small porch fire spotted by a neighbor at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Hobson Street in Lander.
City fire chief Eric ...

Man found dead on CWC campus Wednesday; likely a victim of hypothermia

A 46-year-old Riverton-area man was found dead Wednesday on the Central Wyoming College campus in Riverton.
Initial reports indicate he died of probable ...

Runways at city airport to receive upgrades

The project should take 170 days to finish.

Two runways at Riverton Regional Airport will get upgrades in the new year.
Riverton public works ...

Back-to-back RHS golf champs top local sports story of 2014

The Riverton Wolverines' back-to-back Class 4-A state golf championships, including consecutive individual titles from sophomore Easton Paxton, was voted the ...


A daughter was born to Naomi C'Hair of Arapahoe and Dexter Wallowingbull of Arapahoe at 7:38 p.m. Dec. 9 at SageWest Health Care ...

Quoted in the news ... 2014

"They lied to the jury, committed prosecutorial misconduct, and they denied a man a fair trial in Fremont County. I'll be damned if I'm going to let the ...

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How our votes matched the outcome of the national AP news top 10 list

Elsewhere in today's year-end edition, you can find The Associated Press annual ...


Man prefers commission seat
ROCK SPRINGS -- Randal Wendling has resigned from the Sweetwater County School District No. l board of trustees after ...

2014: Elections, airport trouble, same-sex marriage top news

Elections that brought massive turnover in local government --three mayors gone, a sitting County Attorney and Commissioner defeated, a Republican replacing a ...


A daughter was born to Rebecca Ochoteco of Riverton. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 6.3 ounces.

A daughter was born to ...

More left state this year than moved in, says new state report

For the first time since 2001, more people have been leaving Wyoming than moving in, a report from the state's Economic Analysis Division shows.
Written by ...

Tiger skiers go against regional field

The ski race was the the second one of the season for the Tigers, who started the year at the Casper Invitational.

The Lander Valley High School ...

Documents don't show why EPA abandoned Pavillion water study

The Environmental Protection Agency never has fully explained why, after five years, it turned its investigation of groundwater near Pavillion over to Wyoming. ...

Honor Farm training leaves canines on their best behavior

Four Fremont County families got a special present this Christmas: rescue dogs that came well-trained in obedience and agility. The pups got their education ...

New extension educator will serve Fremont County

Jeremiah Vardiman will join the Park County University of Wyoming Extension office in Powell Jan. 5 as the northwest area educator for agriculture.
His work ...

News carriers getting a year-end bonus from appreciative customer

As I was driving home from work recently, I noticed a few newspaper carriers, bundled up, delivering papers. I was inside my warm car and had to ...

Shoshoni teen a top weightlifter in state contests

Standing at 5-foot-3-inches and weighing 132 pounds, Kourtney Tarango appears to be a petite teenager.
Looks can be deceiving.
The 16-year-old's small frame ...

Calculating the cost of happiness

It's not likely to have a dollars-and-cents price tag attached.

We've all heard that money can't buy happiness, but there is a lot more to the ...

Forest chief set

The Bridger-Teton National Forest has a new supervisor. Tricia O'Connor will start as the forest's new supervisor in February.
The B-T covers parts of ...


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