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Commission contests highlight local ballot

Primary election voters in Fremont Country were choosing nominees for three county commission seats Tuesday, along with some contested Wyoming House races and ...

County short $1.1 million on funds for 1 percent jobs

Fremont County has allocated $15.9 million for 1 percent fund projects since voters approved the specialty sales tax in 2012.
However, Treasurer Scott ...

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High court to hear same-sex case
CHEYENNE(AP) -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next week on whether a Pinedale judge who has said ...

Marion (Hays) Trenary

Marion (Hays) Trenary died Friday afternoon, Aug. 5 2016, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings, Mont.
Viewing is 6-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at the Davis ...

Mary Ann (Behan) Allen

Mary Ann (Behan) Allen died Jan. 9, 2016, at the Collier Hospice in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
She was 72 years old.
She was the daughter of the late Robert ...

Randy Fancher

Randy Fancher, 62, of Kinnear, died Sunday, July 9, 2016, in Sheridan. A memorial service will be held at a later time.
Her was born Dec. 1, 1954 in Tuscola, ...

Reuben Daniel Jenkins

Wind River Indian Reservation native Reuben Daniel Jenkins Brown died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Hot Springs County Hospital in Thermopolis. He was 72.
Funeral ...

Concerned for those is harm's way due to fire, and proud of those working to douse it

Editor:
I have a friend who is running for Fremont County Commissioner who has shared with me that many of the residents of Fremont County do not feel that ...

Sometimes Olympics can rise above it all

Advertisers, media experts and audience targeting have taken much of the charm away from the Olympics, but at its heart the games remain the greatest athletic ...

Touting tourism

With energy revenue down, state cuts to visitor promotion his extra hard

With the biggest pillars supporting Wyoming's economy - tax revenue from ...

U.S. rig count inches upward again; no movement in Wyoming

HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 17 this week to 481.
A year ago, 884 rigs were active. Depressed ...

Salazar: No new taxes to boost state revenue

House District 34 candidate Tim Salazar says he is running for two main reasons: taxes and jobs.
"I refuse to use my vote to raise taxes," he said. " I'm not ...

Singing in the rain

Rachael Price of Brooklyn-based band Lake Street Dive performed on a rainy Thursday night during the third concert of Lander LIVE's 2016 series. Local band Low ...

A gold Toyota Century rear-ended a semi truck at about 5:35 p.m. Wednesday on the 700 block of North Federal Avenue. The front bumper of the Toyota was caught ...

Man gets 10 to 15 for rape

Ryan Thain will be sentenced to five to 10 years imprisonment after he was accused of a raping a woman in Lander on June 18.
Thain entered an Alfred plea, ...

Local kids prepare for health careers at UW Summer Camp

Eleven Fremont County kids were among the 83 Wyoming high school students were exposed to a variety of health care career options during the sixth annual ...

Job Corps students organizing community powwow at CWC

The college has hosted powwows before, usually been in the gymnasium, but this one will be outdoors.

The Wind River Job Corps draws in many students ...

David Glynn worked on an asphalt overlay project Wednesday on South Broadway Avenue. The well-used street in central Riverton was repaired with funding from ...

No primary opposition in city for Jibben, Peterson

Riverton City Council members Holly Jibben and Sean Peterson, who were appointed to the council to fill in vacancies after two members resigned, are both ...

District 5 candidate Keiser: 'I'm no politician'

Mark Keiser was chairman of the Lander City Council more than a decade ago.
After being laid off from his job in the oil field in April, he's now hoping to ...

 
 

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