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State ready to fight reservation border decision by EPA

State lawmakers say they plan to take a "strong, proactive position" against a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency impacting the boundaries ...

June Folston Hornecker Smail

June Folston Hornecker Smail, of Lander, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. She was 84 years old.
There will be no services.
June Folston was born June 4, 1929, ...

Jenner Gene Schoening

Jenner Gene Schoening, of Riverton, died as a result of a massive stroke Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Casper. He was 82 years old.
Services will be at 2 p.m. ...

Sandra 'Sandy' McMillen

Sandra "Sandy" McMillen, of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 67 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and ...

Shoshoni tops Eagles in early cross-county game

The St. Stephen's Eagles dropped a trio of games to Class 2-A opponents at the Thermopolis Invitational last weekend in Hot Springs County.
The Eagles fell ...

0-3 record for St. Stephen's girls to start hoops season

It was a long weekend for St. Stephen's playing up a division in the Class 2-A Thermopolis Invitational Tournament over the weekend.
The Lady Eagles dropped ...

Three county wrestlers first at Powell tourney

Two champs were from lander, the other fromR00;Dubois.

Two Lander Valley High School Tigers and one Dubois Ram tasted individual titles Saturday at ...

Hiring Craig Bohl to coach UW football a great move

If you check out my DVR, you'll see there is just one program that has the little padlock symbol next to it which means it can't be erased unless you can guess ...

Craig Bohl isn't leaving behind the cold and snow in taking over the Wyoming football program after 11 years at North Dakota State. He is moving up a level in ...

Lower approval for Obama, even worse for Republicans in new poll

WASHINGTON -- The American public is unusually pessimistic about the direction of the country and increasingly fed up with Washington gridlock, a sour mood ...

Expanded public transportation would be good for the city

Editor:
Riverton needs some more public transportation. I think that increased public transportation in the form of a larger bus line with more service would ...

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Two killed in head-on collision
WHEATLAND -- A tractor trailer hauling a tank full of ethanol collided head on with a pickup truck in Platte County, ...

Man arrested after deadly wreck Saturday

OSHKOSH, Neb. -- A Wyoming man is facing charges after a car accident in western Nebraska that killed one woman and injured another.
The Nebraska State Patrol ...

State gets good marks for tobacco education

CHEYENNE -- A report by a coalition of public health organizations ranks Wyoming fourth in the nation in funding programs to help prevent children from smoking ...

At budget hearings, Mead challenged on Medicaid expansion by Democrats

Analysts say more than 17,000 uninsured Wyoming residents could be covered under the plan while saving the state about $50 million in the ...

Drug arrests follow discovery of rental car that was overdue

A man and woman from Las Vegas were arrested for possession of a controlled substance Saturday night after their overdue rental car was found abandoned near ...

City hires new public defender, considers water request and dementia facility proposal

The City of Riverton has entered into several new agreements in action taken this month.
The council first voted to approve a contract with the Lori Gorseth ...

Meth ring leader Pitt pleads guilty; accomplice too

A federal judge now must decide whether to accept the plea bargains, which would involve prison terms of 10 to 15 years for the two ...

Federal agency says Riverton still is part of 'Indian Country'

After many years of trying, the two Wind River Indian Reservation tribes finally have found a federal entity willing to say that Riverton is part of the ...

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BROWN
Daniel Lee "Danny" Brown, 47, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Dec. 7, in Lander. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, and ...

 
 

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