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Lawmaker will try for repeal of the 'Hill bill'

A Rock Springs lawmaker says he will sponsor a bill to reverse the changes made to the state superintendent of public instruction office.
The GOP-controlled ...

CHEYENNE -- There may be a silver lining to the Powder River Basin's coal-bed methane bust: A new report shows water levels in some monitoring wells are rising ...

Grief counselors working with students after teen's death

A preliminary autopsy showed that Nathan Hatfield, 18, of Riverton, died Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Coroner Ed McAuslan said a gun was found ...

The Fremont County Library Systems board of trustees is looking at ways to fund a maintenance issue concerning a drainage issue at the Riverton Branch ...

No new applicants this week for city slots

Martin Cannan, Phil Lavoie and former city councilman Lars Baker all announced their interest last week; the deadline is Jan. 31.

Anyone interested ...

Tribe fires back at state's challenge of EPA border ruling

Lawyers for the Northern Arapaho Tribe say Wyoming's petition against a recent ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency is "replete with errors of law and ...

Shyatt sick and will not coach Wyoming Cowboys vs. Air Force

University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt won't coach the Cowboys in their game Wednesday at Air Force due to an illness.
According to UW, ...

Olivia Thompson had 24 points for Shoshoni to lead all scorers Tuesday.

SHOSHONI -- Two consecutive victories from the Shoshoni High School Wranglers ...

Shoshoni holds off Thermop, breaks four-game loss skid

SHOSHONI -- The Shoshoni Wranglers were starving for a victory and came up huge Tuesday night in a 65-61 victory over Thermopolis.
The win snapped a ...

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Births
CHERRY
A son was born to Samathan Sauer, of Riverton, and Joshua Cherry, of Aberdeen, Wash., at 4:19 p.m. Dec. 17, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ...

Don't let passion 'overpower our tact' during civil discourse

Editor:
Over the past several months, I feel that there has been an increasing racially charged rhetoric in our community.
Internet-based chat boards give ...

Congrats, Congress, you passed a budget bill

So the U.S. House and Senate finally agreed on something. They agreed the status quo isn't so bad after all.
Last week, Congress sent a $1.1 trillion spending ...

A wink and a smile on camera

A public TV viewer made a connection with me during pledge week.

A group of Ranger people went on television not long ago to help raise money for ...

The missile scandal

Appalling offenses by the operators of our ICBM system hit close to home in Wyoming

Top officials from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Department of ...

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Air Force boss visiting Warren AFB
CHEYENNE -- The Air Force's top civilian leader is on a fact-finding mission following cheating and drug scandals in ...

Man who tried to buy, export rifle sights to be deported

CHEYENNE -- A Russian man who pleaded guilty to trying to export military-grade, thermal-imaging rifle sights from the U.S. without a federal license must leave ...

Democrat announces Senate run against Enzi

CHEYENNE -- Charlie Hardy, a former Catholic priest, says he will run as a Democrat in the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Wyoming.
Hardy is the first non-Republican ...

No more Hill investigation until Legislature session is done

An inquiry into Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill will not be done before the Legislature meets next month because of the mass of information to be ...

Zillmer takes county ambulance position after salary raised

Joseph Zillmer is to be Fremont County's new Ambulance Director. The Texan accepted the job Jan. 21 after the Fremont County Commission bumped up the salary ...

The program guides dispatchers through a series of nationally standardized questions tailored to fit any situation.

Anyone calling 911 for emergency ...

 
 

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