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Editor:
This is an open letter to all our elected legislators who are starting the new legislative session. You are going to have the opportunity to do a ...

Losing propositions

Legal pot failed, and gay marriage likely will, but it's better to confront these issue than ignore them

The Wyoming Legislature is at the point of ...

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More doing well on advanced exams
CHEYENNE -- The entity which tracks student performance says more Wyoming public school students are succeeding on ...

Liz Cheney fell behind U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi in fundraising and spent more money than she raised over the last three months of her campaign as her bid to unseat ...

University of Wyoming awards top scholarship to 104 students

The University of Wyoming has presented its top academic scholarship, the Trustees' Scholars Award, to 104 outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming ...

County UW students graduate

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2013 fall semester.
The following degrees ...

Area riders earn national Pony Club certification

Joan Hough, of Riverton, and Larissa Webb, of Pavillion, have completed their "D1 level" testing with the Wind River Pony Club in Riverton.
Joan Hough, 11, is ...

Tribe's stay request a reversal of earlier opinion

Last week, the Northern Arapaho Tribe requested a stay of a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision affecting the boundaries of the Wind River Indian ...

No land stolen in EPA ruling, tribe says

According to Northern Arapaho lawyers, Indian Country includes all lands within a reservation boundary, regardless of who owns specific ...

Legislators propose to amend state constitution to do away with state superintendent post

CHEYENNE -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the state superintendent of public instruction.
The proposal ...

Larsen says WLRC a key issue locally, hopeful about Riverton justice center cash

With the 2014 legislative session under way in Cheyenne, State Rep. Lloyd Larsen, R-Lander, expects to be involved in issues surrounding the future of the ...

Petitions on EPA action still accepted; past mayor's letter

The Environmental Protection Agency will accept petitions through Tuesday, Feb. 18, for judicial review of its recent ruling redefining the boundaries of the ...

Irene Ella Harris

Irene Ella Harris died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2014, at her home in Riverton. She was 71 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. ...

Swim team showed real courage at accident scene

On a cold trip home in a school bus, a bus driver, two swim coaches and members of the Riverton High School boys swim team had no idea what was just over the ...

Jeffrey 'Womp' Michael Wampach

Jeffrey "Womp" Michael Wampach, formerly of Fremont County, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his home in McCook, Neb. He was 58 years old.
Cremation has taken ...

Lois J. Wagner

Lois J. Wagner, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Chandler, Ariz. She was 91 years old.
A viewing will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. ...

Rustlers lose both ends of doubleheader in Gillette

The CWC men and women host Northwest College this Saturday at Rustler Gym.

Gillette College kept the Central Wyoming College Rustlers basketball out ...

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Births
MENDOZA
A daughter was born to Leighanna Oldman, of Salt Lake City, and Santana Mendoza, of Riverton, at 6:55 p.m. Dec. 31, 2013, at Riverton ...

Shoshoni school canceled after water break

A water line break Tuesday closed Fremont County School District 24 in Shoshoni.
School was canceled for the day.
Superintendent Tammy Cox said students ...

WAVE urges health pros in state to volunteer in emergencies

Doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and other healthcare providers are encouraged by the Wyoming Department of Health to register with the recently ...

 
 

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