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Ted Cruz is on a roll.
The tea party firebrand from Texas has been in the Senate all of seven months, but he's already looking like a strong contender for the ...

Victims didn't get a plea deal

Editor:
Well, it looks like the last one of the five people in the "Hudson homicide" case where the two innocent people were killed in their trailer home is ...

Tuesday notes

Still the season
No, last week's day or two of cooler, damper weather didn't mean summer was over. This week's hot, dry, smoky weather proves it's ...

Digest

Obesity rate holds steady
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents aren't getting any fatter, according to a national study.
The Trust For America's Health says ...

Powell tables further talk of smoking ban

POWELL -- The Powell City Council has abandoned further discussion of a possible city-wide smoking ban.
The issue was before the council for two months. On ...

The crash site is within the Powder River Training Complex, an 8,300-square-mile block of airspace centered just northwest of where South Dakota, Wyoming ...

Wyoming Supreme Court spends an hour on superintendent suit

Cindy Hill's lawsuit challenges a new law stripping the superintendent's office of many of its powers and duties.

CHEYENNE -- It is now up to the ...

Blistering day set records in Lander, elsewhere

Monday was one of the hottest August days on record for much of Wyoming, and more of the same is in store for Fremont County and Wyoming after some all-time ...

The cost of implementing a plan creating a single, central museums director for Fremont County was the main concern among county commissioners during a recent ...

Delegation seeks exemption from fed frack rules

Wyoming was one of the first states to regulate the practice, and the state's congressional representatives say the state action is ...

Jody Lopez

Jody Lopez, of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 56 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. The ...

Wyoming's defense steps up in second scimmage

Wyoming's second scrimmage of the fall took place on Saturday in Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium, and it was a much more balanced scrimmage between the offense ...

A Lander woman and a Riverton man produced the fastest times Thursday night at the annual Brain Drain Race in Lander.
Darci Nation crossed the finish line ...

Young racers make most of triathlon opportunity

Ethan Selley learned the importance of pacing himself in the first Lander Sprint Triathlon of his career.
Selley was the youngest athlete in the field at 11 ...

Hartpence edged by Gillette high school standout in triathlon

Campbell County High School senior Harrison Simmons knew before the Lander Sprint Triathlon started on Saturday morning that he would have to keep an eye out ...

Leroy changed a lot of lives

For decades, he was exactly what kids needed -- and they loved him for it.

It's almost rhetorical, nearing the edge of reason as much as the old ...

A decent, genuine class act

That's former President George H.W. Bush in a nutshell.

Tom Rosshirt, a friend of mine, was a White House speechwriter for President Bill Clinton. ...

Single director for all museums would only add bureaucracy

Editor:
I would like to comment on a proposal recently discussed at a Fremont County Commission to hire one director to supervise all three county museums. I ...

The PAWS dip

How long will it take for someone to blame it on Cindy Hill?

By now, anyone who still cares has heard that scores in the Proficiency Assessment for ...

Hardluck fire has 'very active' day; new flyover planned to determine acreage

An airplane overflight planned for Friday night was called off due to mechanical problems.

Hot, dry weather in the second half of the week permitted ...

 
 

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