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Airport Road speed limit cut from 55 mph to 45, effective now

The speed limit on Airport Road north of Riverton has been decreased from 55 miles per hour to 45 mph after the Riverton City Council voted unanimously during ...

Sabrina Bierman, left, tried to catch water Connor Gopp poured behind his head in one of the events at Riverton Branch Library's water olympics Thursday on the ...

Candy tycoon Mars dead at 84; was Wyo resident

SEATTLE (AP) -- Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers ...

Firefighters gain some control of mountain fire; no new growth

After the Lava Mountain Fire grew by nearly 10,000 acres this week, firefighters have begun to gain control of the blaze, which has been burning since July ...

Two years after mayoral run, Gard seeks return to Ward 3 council seat

Rich Gard hopes to make his return to the Riverton City Council after this coming election season with the help of voters in Ward 3.
Others in the running for ...

Budget mandates mean end of certain tests now in use at state crime lab

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The director of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation says he expects that the recent decision to stop performing tests of some types ...

Wyoming digest

Fifteen arrested in prostitution sting
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Fifteen people have been arrested in connection to a sting aimed at stopping prostitution during ...

Lander SageWest aims for August reopening of ICU, psych and rehab

SageWest Healthcare hopes to reopen its psychiatric and rehabilitation wards in mid-August, and interim CEO Roy Vinson said the intensive care unit is "ready ...

Carbon XPRIZE draws international competition

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both ...

Wyoming digest

Enrollment dip predicted in Gillette
GILLETTE (AP) -- Campbell County school officials are preparing for an enrollment decline estimated at about 300 ...

Pacheco to be new state pen chief; Ziegler to lead Farm

The warden of the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton has been named the new man in charge at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins.
The Wyoming Department of ...

The Domino's Pizza in Riverton donated pizza, salad and brownies to the Riverton Police Department in support of law enforcement and the "stand united" social ...

Base resident appeals conviction

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- A resident of F.E. Warren Air Force Base who was found guilty last year of committing sex crimes against a family member has filed his appeal ...

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Births

VANDERMEULEN
A son was born to Lacey Vandermeulen of Riverton and Carl Vandermeulen of Riverton at 11:30 ...

Youth horse shows helped kick off the 103rd Fremont County Fair and Rodeo last weekend.
A three-day event for youth that started Friday combined arena timed ...

Plan could speed permitting for oil, gas drilling in Wyoming

(AP) -- U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up permitting for oil and gas drilling on federal and Indian lands in Wyoming to reduce delays, as ...

Cheney tops House poll, but more than half still undecided

CASPER (AP) -- A poll shows that more than 52 percent of Wyoming Republican voters are undecided in the race for the state's lone U.S. House seat.
The poll was ...

'Something had to give,' says warden

As a result of state-level funding cuts, the Wyoming Department of Corrections has closed the 74-bed residential treatment unit at the Wyoming Honor Farm north ...

State considers law charging fee for public records

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming state government is considering a proposed rule to allow state agencies to charge the public for staff time required to respond to ...

The number of firefighters at the site near Dubois stands at 766.

The Lava Mountain Fire continues to grow, reaching more than 12,150 acres Thursday ...

 
 

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