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Medicaid expansion for tribes and descendants possible under new bill

The state of Wyoming so far has opted not to expand Medicaid for all residents due to concerns from Gov. Matt Mead on whether the federal government would ...

Tim Despain Pence

Tim Despain Pence, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Forest, Miss., where he was working as a field engineer for Raytheon Corporation. He was ...

Bonnie L. Fields

Bonnie L. Fields, formerly of Fremont County, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Arvada, Colo.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at ...

Fern Kathleen Dennis

Fern Kathleen Dennis died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 92 years old.
A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. ...

Robert Bolding

Robert Bolding, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at his home. He was 82 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and military graveside services will be ...

Tough first-round loss for CWC at Region IX

Sheridan College swept the Central Wyoming College Rustlers in the opening round of the Region IX volleyball tournament Wednesday afternoon in ...

Two RHS spikers named all-state volleyball

Juniors Kiley Ridgway and Jensyn Pettit earned the distinction, and Ridgway is the West 4-A player of the year as well.

Tabbed as the Wyoming Class ...

Arrington for Wind River, Dechert for Shoshoni get all-state VB recognition

Macayla Arrington and Annika Dechert represent Fremont County on the Class 2-A all-state volleyball team.
Arrington is a senior for the Wind River Lady ...

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Births
DURAN
A son was born to Laura Friday and Kyle Duran, of Lander, at 6:28 p.m. Oct. 27, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 4 pounds, ...

Digest

Algae blooms in river tributary
JACKSON -- A new federal study says a tributary of the Snake River that's heavily flanked by development has high ...

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has named a diverse panel representing the timber products industry, government and environmentalists to examine how to improve the ...

Wyoming has low poverty rate under new way of measuring

Wyoming has the third-lowest poverty rate in the nation, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau analysis differs from other ...

Plans progress on new Fort Washakie school; construction still a year away

The new K-12 school will cost roughly $54.3 million, with $52.7 million coming from the Wyoming School Facilities Department and $1.6 million from District ...

Uden statement, sentencing resolve some old questions, but others still unanswered

Gerald Uden told a court Friday where he hid the bodies of his three first-degree murder victims 33 years ago -- ex-wife Virginia Uden and their sons, Richard ...

Fremont County stopped collecting stray dogs Oct. 25 because the Fremont County Sheriff's Office says it has nowhere to impound them. The county says it will ...

Council OKs $40,000 for skate park planning; fundraising to continue

The Riverton City Council and Mayor Ron Warpness have voted to award the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association $40,000 to help with construction costs for ...

School safety practices are neither wasteful nor fearmongering

Editor:
This letter is written in response to Mr. Finley's Oct. 31 criticism of Riverton Middle School's lockdown practice. As always, we appreciate the ...

I'm the capital of the state of hormones

In my late-pregnancy days, it's not hard to get me worried

The other day I was cooking up some lasagna, fantasizing about a pair of boots my feet ...

Save the firefighters work

They would rather not have to fight a fire at your house, so change your detector batteries

News flash: The fire department does not want to come to ...

John Oldman

John Oldman died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the Safe Haven Care Facility in Pocatello, Idaho. He was 72 years old.
A wake will be Thursday, Nov. 7, at Great ...

 
 

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