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City approves $21.9 million budget

The Riverton City Council approved a $21.9 million budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2014-2015 after noting some highlights and changes that had been made since ...

Cowboy from Kinnear first in team roping at state rodeo finals

Fremont County cowboy Joby Barquin and his partner, Nate Rogers, enter the state rodeo finals first in the team roping competition.
The tandem has piled up ...

See the 'gas globulars' in June sky

June is a good month to see one of the most impressive regions of the Milky Way. MS and M13 are two of the brightest "gas globulars" in the night sky, and they ...

The Riverton Raiders held of the Rock Springs Tigers 8-7 in the opening game of the conference American Legion baseball doubleheader Tuesday at Roy Peck ...

Patricia Diane 'Patti' Haverkamp

Patricia Diane "Patti" Haverkamp, of Riverton, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her home. She was 63 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, ...

Cantor's defeat

Is it an aberration or a signal?

There may have been bigger election-year upsets in modern American politics than the one that took place Tuesday in ...

Old Riverton schoolmates sought from mid-1980s

Editor:
I'm from Riverton but am living now in Springfield, Mo., but I used to live on East Park Ave. for most of my life, then later as an adult on Smith ...

Debt prevention even better than debt relief

Student loan debt is forcing millions of Americans to live with the brakes on. President Barack Obama on Monday announced a step that will help some of those ...

Today

Deaths
COATES
Daniel Paul Coates, 66, of Corvallis, Ore., died Saturday, May 17, in hospice care in Corvallis, Ore. No services have been announced. ...

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Deaths
BATES
Judy Bates, 69, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 8, at her home. A memorial service will be in August.

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Edward Norbert ...

Coal industry can't 'stick its head in sand'

Editor:
The coal companies have known these new carbon pollution rules were coming for years. Wyoming had better not stick its head it the sand and hope the ...

Tuesday notes

Vote for me
Thankfully, political season still starts a bit later in Wyoming than in most other states, but it most definitely has arrived. Expect ...

Digest

Reward offered in Sheridan fire case
SHERIDAN -- Authorities have announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and ...

Mead, other governors hear EPA climate change pitch in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is promoting proposed clean power plant rules to western governors as a way to deal ...

Lynx recovery plan might not be ready before 2018

In the Lower 48 states, lynx are rarely seen across a 14-state range that includes Wyoming.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- U.S. wildlife officials revealed ...

Attorney general says he'll work to increase ballot access for tribes

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access for American ...

Falling tree risk near Dubois prompts campground closure

Shoshone National Forest officials are unsure when the two areas will reopen to campers, though fishing, hiking and other recreation is allowed in the ...

Board OKs contracts, raises for top CWC administrators

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved contracts for several top administrators during its regular meeting in May.
Contracts for Jason Wood, ...

Rawlins builder picked for city's new justice center

The Riverton justice center project has a contractor: L.M. Olson Inc. of Rawlins. Fremont County Commissioners accepted Olson's bid on June 10 contingent upon ...

Second day of Roy Peck tournament washed out

A downpour in Riverton on Saturday night and into Sunday morning canceled the second day of the annual Roy Peck Wood Bat baseball tournament.
The Riverton ...

 
 

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