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Pavillion water probe falls behind schedule

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality was to finish its report on contaminated wells by Sept. 30, 2014, but that appears unlikely.

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Drennen freed: Former murder convict released after nearly four years in prison

Nearly three years after being convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, Gabriel Drennen is a free man.
District Court Judge Norman E. ...

Iva Deane Varah Bateman

Iva Deane Varah Bateman, formerly of Shoshoni, died peacefully in her sleep Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Pioneer Manor in Gillette. She was 94 years old.
Per her ...

Wranglers host tournament

The invitational marks the home debut for both Shoshoni teams.

Four games apiece in two days are in store for the Shoshoni High School basketball ...

A small team contingent of Riverton Wolverines went on the road to Gillette Friday and Saturday and qualified for the state meet during their first weekend of ...

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Cheryl Lynn Eagle, 32, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Casper Medical Center. Arrangements are pending through Davis Funeral ...

Find comfort in small things to survive busy business life

Question -- "How do I keep my sanity in the hustle and bustle of my business life?"
-- Cindy, Gillette
Answer -- You need some inspiration on a ...

Menards recalls Christmas trees

Menards, a chain of home-improvement stores in the Midwest, is recalling 1,800 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees because the lights may overheat, start a fire ...

Devon donates $500 to Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country recently received a donation of $500 from Devon Energy. The donation will go toward the purchase of construction ...

Reinke honors Killebrew Irrigation with gold pride award at convention

DESHLER, Neb. --Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, has announced that Killebrew Irrigation in Lander ...

Cool down the rush to legalize pot

There is a mad rush to legalize marijuana these days, but it's time to rethink that generous yet foolish move --generous because it lifts the onus of crime ...

A stay-at-home state of mind

A stay-at-home state of mind

Mothers, especially of the stay-at-home variety, are prone toward reclusiveness. This is a state of mind, life, and ...

Most people probably would not mind a higher tax on beer

Editor:
The Riverton mayor wants the state to raise the tax on beer. I think this would be all right with most people. I would guess that most people who buy ...

Tough mission

Traditional veterans groups are making difficult, good decisions

Riverton-area veterans groups had a difficult choice to make earlier this year. ...

Digest

Rock Springs air service to improve
ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs is getting early morning and late night service to and from Denver back in 2014, making ...

Under budget agreement, state won't get minerals money

The budget deal in Congress will cost Wyoming, New Mexico and other states $415 million in lost oil and gas royalties over the next decade, according to the ...

Sex offender avoids prison in plea bargain

A judge Thursday morning gave a man what he described as a "lenient" sentence in line with a plea agreement with prosecutors for sexually abusing a minor ...

Even before Thursday storm, snowpack levels above average

Snowpack in the Wind River Basin continued to be above the 30-year average for the date, although fells slightly during the week following an increase as the ...

Man convicted of 2010 murder expected to be freed

After serving three years of a life sentence for first-degree murder, a Riverton man is expected to ...

Sammey Dale Lewis

Sammey Dale Lewis, of Lander, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his home. He was 75 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, in the ...

 
 

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