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Turn vacant lot downtown into paid parking for businesses

Editor:
I have a suggestion for using the vacant lot at Fifth and Main in downtown Riverton that the City of Riverton owns if nothing is going to be built ...

A Christmas compromise

Congress looks poised for an actual accomplishment for once

What's this? An actual give-and-take compromise emerging from Congress on the federal ...

New warden at women's prison

LUSK -- Virginia Pullen has taken over as the new warden of the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk. She began the job last week.
Pullen is a 29-year veteran of the ...

Digest

Second teen pleads guilty in killing
GREEN RIVER -- A second Rock Springs teen has pleaded guilty to killing a 17-year-old boy last year.
Jose Antonio ...

SEATTLE -- The federal Surface Transportation Board has decided that BNSF Railway can require coal shippers to use certain methods to reduce the amount of coal ...

Lawmakers pitch county on health insurance proposal

The legislators expressed concerns about the idea and also doubted that it would stand much chance of passage during the 20-day budget session early next ...

CWC planning full study of jobs and pay compared with compensation elsewhere

Employees at Central Wyoming College have voted to move forward with a comprehensive study of salaries and job classifications at the school.
The staff met ...

Charges reduced in Sinks Canyon shooting

Prosecutors have reached a new plea agreement in the case of a Jan. 31 shooting in Sinks Canyon. On Sept. 18, District Court Judge Marvin L. Tyler rejected the ...

The odd circumstance will leave two vacancies at the start of 2014.

While the Riverton City Council congratulated departing council member Eric ...

Richard 'Poncho' Leroy Lone Dog Jr.

Richard "Poncho" Leroy Lone Dog Jr. died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 78 years old.
Traditional services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, ...

Gertrude 'Trudy' Brown

Gertrude "Trudy" Brown died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Lander. She was 92 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and a private family ...

Harlen 'Dean' Weitzel

Harlen "Dean" Weitzel, of Sterling, Colo., died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Sterling. He was 78 years old.
Memorial services were Friday, Dec. 6, at Trinity ...

Tuesday notes

Nighttime thaw
One of the great weather oddities of 2013 took place Sunday night in the Riverton Valley. We set the scene: It's seasonally chilly with ...

Digest

Court to hear wolf delisting
CHEYENNE --A federal judge in Washington, D.C., is set to hear arguments from environmental groups challenging the U.S. ...

HELENA, Mont. --The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is two times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park's supervolcano has the ...

Wyoming Association of Municipalities names new director

CASPER --The Wyoming Association of Municipalities has hired a new executive director.
The association has hired Shelley Simonton to succeed George Parks. He ...

Man sentenced in crash that killed teens

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. --A Wyoming judge on Monday sentenced a Cheyenne man to up to 60 years in prison for a fatal crash in January that killed two Scottsbluff, ...

False claim of assault leads to arrest of city man

A Riverton man was arrested Thursday after he called law enforcement to make a false claim about an assault.
Nathon Brewer, 39, of Riverton, reported the ...

Leasing, insurance rules sour CWC's Jackson housing deal

College administrators say they would have to rent every bed in every room for 12 months out of the year to keep from losing money.

Administrators at ...

WIHS planning vigil to mark shooting at sister high school in Colorado

Last week's fatal school shooting in Centennial, Colo., held special significance for students and staff at Wyoming Indian High School in Ethete.
For about ...

 
 

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