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Lottery marks anniversary; revenue share delayed while loan repaid

A year after the first lottery ticket was sold in the state, the Wyoming lottery is a winner in the eyes of some but a disappointment those still waiting for a ...

Bear activity high; incidents in both Lander and Dubois

An "unusual amount" of bear activity has been reported in and around developed areas in Fremont County and throughout the state this year, according to Game ...

Digest

Two dead in separate wrecks
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash near Laramie and another near Hartville.
Sgt. David ...

WDH now accepting only electronically submitted death filings

Increased use of an online registration system for death notices will help smooth the process for loved ones following the death of a family member, according ...

Big upgrades planned for YNP canyon trail and overlook areas

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a plan to rehabilitate many of the overlooks and trails along the rim of the ...

Climbers killed in fall; no cause discovered yet

MOOSE -- The National Park Service has no word yet on what caused two women climbers to fall to their deaths at Grand Teton National Park over the weekend.
The ...

Group says Wyoming falls short in cancer prevention

The state meets only one recommendation of nine benchmarks according to the organization's report.

CHEYENNE --Wyoming has not done enough to adopt ...

Today

Births
PATIK
A child was born to Chelsey Patik of Kinnear and Tyler Patik of Kinnear at 9:29 a.m. July 22 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ...

New tablets add technology to Dubois Museum exhibits

The Dubois Museum has installed two of the five electronic tablets purchased for the museum by the Dubois Museum Association.
The tablets have been placed ...

Wyoming digest

Fires banned in Laramie region
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has banned open fires on the land it administers within the Laramie ...

New regional report predicts tepid growth ahead in ag states

A new survey suggests that the economic outlook for 10 Midwest and Plains states is weaker than in previous months.
The Rural Mainstreet Index sank to growth ...

The "opening" of the Wind River Indian Reservation to white settlement in 1906 was so tantalizing that a former Wyoming governor moved to Fremont ...

Deadline for quilt show approaching

Fremont County quilters are expected to participate in Yellow-stone Quilt Fest 2015.
The festival has announced that it is accepting entries through August. ...

Montana Conservation Corps tackles local jobs

The two 12-person MCC crews were made up of high school and college students from the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Projects in Fremont County that ...

Air boardings erode again; 5,000 figure will be hard to reach

Boardings at Riverton Regional Airport are down 47 percent compared to last year, according to a statement presented byairport manager Paul Griffin at the ...

Fire up to 350 acres; roads in area still closed

After a day of strong winds, the Little Bob Lake Fire is now estimated at approximately 350 acres. U.S. Forest Service public information officer Karl Brauneis ...

Farmers market succeeding in new location; top produce now

The market is open from5 p.m. to 7 p.m.everyWednesdayin the parking lot of St. John Lutheran Church, 606 N. Eighth St. W.

It's peak growing ...

Digest

BLM starts new fire-prevention effort
The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region and the Wyoming ...

Rig count up one for the week

HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week increased by one to ...

Gangs become focal point in Cheyenne teen's murder trial

CHEYENNE -- When Phillip Sam was booked into the Laramie County Juvenile Detention Center on the morning of Oct. 5, 2014, he indicated he was in a gang.
Deputy ...

 
 

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