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Francis 'Marvin' Mendenall

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Raising the center pole

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New operator found for Riverton airport cafe space

Fullmer's Fatboy Diner plans to open May 16.

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Top finishes for RMS at Lander track meet

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Births
BAKER
A son was born to Estelle and Zachary Baker, of Hudson, at 9:24 p.m. April 7, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ...

College approves contract with Cheyenne-based auditing firm

In January, Central Wyoming College advertised for the services and received one proposal.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved a ...

IDEA director moving on

Christopherson has held the position for 10 years

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Gerrymandering lets politicians pick voters, not other way around

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Think carefully before filling out military survey for young people

Editor:
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Yes, I am trying to learn to speak French

A friend's recent move to Europe has sparked in me the interest to learn French.
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