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State population growth outpaced national rate during 2013

Wyoming remains the least-populated state in the nation as 2014 arrives, but the state did grow faster than the national average last year.
The U.S. Census ...

Hill blasts lawmakers over hearing rules

CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee plans a three-day hearing next week on Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill's administration of the state ...

Digest

Flu on the rise statewide
CHEYENNE -- Influenza is on the rise across Wyoming, with 460 cases reported so far this season, state officials and clinicians ...

State on alert as pot goes on sale nearby

LARAMIE -- Wyoming law officers expect an increase in marijuana arrests now that recreational use of the drug is legal in neighboring Colorado.
Shops opened ...

Fremont County Year in Review

January

2 -- Central Wyoming College experienced a decrease in students since reporting record-high enrollment for the 2010-11 school year.
The record head ...

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Births
SMITH
A son was born to Megan Mitchell-Smith and Kevin Smith, of Lander, at 7:59 a.m. Nov. 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ...

2013: Uden, EPA ruling, Job Corps top news of year

After carrying the knowledge for 33 years, Gerald Uden finally came clean in November, confessing to killing his ex-wife and their two young boys. The saga of ...

DNA leads to arrest in 2006 case

POWELL -- Authorities say DNA testing has led to the arrest of a Worland man in connection with a 2006 assault on a Powell woman in her apartment.
39-year-old ...

No change in Wyoming rig count; U.S. tally down 11

HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 11 this week to 1,757.
The ...

Both avalanches occurred in the early afternoon, when the avalanche center had warned that slides were most likely.

JACKSON -- An Idaho man died in ...

Hunters must apply online

Beginning in January, hunters will be required to use an online application process to apply to hunt in Wyoming.
License section manager Jennifer Doering said ...

Grants available for budding Wyoming historians

The state historical society is offering cash to individuals pursuing research on the state's history.

The Wyoming State Historical Society is again ...

WGFD combines publications

As part of its ongoing efforts to recognize budget and staffing efficiencies, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will merge two of its publications.
For the ...

Contractor asks for help with Riverview project

Citizens are reminded that it is a violation of state and federal laws to tamper with orange barrels and cones inside of a roadway construction work zone.
The ...

District 21 gets a 'clean opinion' in yearly audit

Fremont Count School District 21 recently received a "clean opinion" during the school's annual audit.
During the Fort Washakie board of trustees meeting ...

Feds show sage grouse plan favoring middle ground on protections

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service favor a middle path among the options they're considering for protecting habitat for the greater ...

City public works director fighting back from tumor, stroke

An important recovery process has taken over the daily life of a longtime Riverton municipal official.
Bill Urbigkit was diagnosed earlier in the year with a ...

Shop ruined, chickens safe after rural fire

No one was injured, and the incident does not appear to be
suspicious -- although it was unusual.

Firefighters were surrounded by chickens Thursday ...

Access changes at Boysen State Park draw fire

Boysen State Park is developing a master plan that calls for new restrictions on recreation, and that plan took criticism at a public meeting this ...

Today

Births
MORTON
A daughter was born to Abigail and Tyler Morton, of Riverton, at 1:01 p.m. Nov. 15, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ...

 
 

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