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District 21 gets a 'clean opinion' in yearly audit

Fremont Count School District 21 recently received a "clean opinion" during the school's annual audit.
During the Fort Washakie board of trustees meeting ...

Feds show sage grouse plan favoring middle ground on protections

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service favor a middle path among the options they're considering for protecting habitat for the greater ...

City public works director fighting back from tumor, stroke

An important recovery process has taken over the daily life of a longtime Riverton municipal official.
Bill Urbigkit was diagnosed earlier in the year with a ...

Shop ruined, chickens safe after rural fire

No one was injured, and the incident does not appear to be
suspicious -- although it was unusual.

Firefighters were surrounded by chickens Thursday ...

Access changes at Boysen State Park draw fire

Boysen State Park is developing a master plan that calls for new restrictions on recreation, and that plan took criticism at a public meeting this ...

Willett 'Billie' Scarpelli

Willett "Billie" Scarpelli, of Riverton, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 91 years old.
A viewing will be 3 ...

Dana J. Eagle

Dana J. Eagle died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Riverton. He was 36 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at St. Stephen's Catholic ...

ETHETE -- The Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs dialed up eight first half 3-pointers on their way to an easy 89-52 victory Friday over the Saratoga Panthers ...

ETHETE -- In a battle of two Fremont County boys basketball teams searching for a much-needed victory, the Wind River Cougars delivered Friday morning in an ...

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Births
MORTON
A daughter was born to Abigail and Tyler Morton, of Riverton, at 1:01 p.m. Nov. 15, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ...

Basolo picks 'Top Prof' at UW

Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year.
Mortar Board student Natalie ...

Sheriff requests $280K for dispatch center upgrades

The funds would cover a recording system for emergency calls, new furniture, and software updates.

The Fremont County Commission has asked for ...

Riverton man OK after night spent in vehicle

The 32-year-old Riverton man who was the subject of a search and rescue operation on Christmas Eve was reunited with his family members at about 6 p.m. ...

Americans must demand better financial security

News that cyber-criminals have put accounts of 40 million customers of retail giant Target at risk is a sober reminder that as much as you might think your ...

Look hard at all members of the Legislature, and consider a change

Editor's note: The published version of this letter included an inadvertent error that affected the meaning of one sentence. The proper version is published ...

It's 'Candid Camera' every day

The surveillance system at Riverton City Park is the newest example, but far from the only one.

Remember your excitement as a kid when you heard the ...

Marijuana in Wyoming

Once unthinkable, it's now about to be debated in the Legislature

Wyoming voters have been tipped off to what promises to be one of the most ...

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Mother sues over son's death
CHEYENNE -- The mother of a 16-year-old boy who was paralyzed after breaking two vertebrae during high school wrestling ...

Snowboarder killed by avalanche

JACKSON -- An avalanche has killed a snowboarder just outside the boundary of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Resort officials say the avalanche happened around ...

Cheyenne refinery tries injection well

CHEYENNE -- A well being drilled at the HollyFrontier Corp. refinery in Cheyenne will assess whether the company will be able to dispose of selenium-tainted ...

 
 

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