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Cool down the rush to legalize pot

There is a mad rush to legalize marijuana these days, but it's time to rethink that generous yet foolish move --generous because it lifts the onus of crime ...

A stay-at-home state of mind

A stay-at-home state of mind

Mothers, especially of the stay-at-home variety, are prone toward reclusiveness. This is a state of mind, life, and ...

Most people probably would not mind a higher tax on beer

Editor:
The Riverton mayor wants the state to raise the tax on beer. I think this would be all right with most people. I would guess that most people who buy ...

Tough mission

Traditional veterans groups are making difficult, good decisions

Riverton-area veterans groups had a difficult choice to make earlier this year. ...

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Rock Springs air service to improve
ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs is getting early morning and late night service to and from Denver back in 2014, making ...

Under budget agreement, state won't get minerals money

The budget deal in Congress will cost Wyoming, New Mexico and other states $415 million in lost oil and gas royalties over the next decade, according to the ...

Sex offender avoids prison in plea bargain

A judge Thursday morning gave a man what he described as a "lenient" sentence in line with a plea agreement with prosecutors for sexually abusing a minor ...

Even before Thursday storm, snowpack levels above average

Snowpack in the Wind River Basin continued to be above the 30-year average for the date, although fells slightly during the week following an increase as the ...

Man convicted of 2010 murder expected to be freed

After serving three years of a life sentence for first-degree murder, a Riverton man is expected to ...

Sammey Dale Lewis

Sammey Dale Lewis, of Lander, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his home. He was 75 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, in the ...

Eleanor 'Ellie' Lindell

Eleanor "Ellie" Lindell, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, at her home. She was 74 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be ...

Chief boys favored in local tournament, but girls side is wide open

Most likely there won't be any surprises on the boys side of this weekend's East-West Classic at Pavillion and Ethete. Wyoming Indian, Wind River and Big ...

Mountain West gets five teams in bowl games

If you are a college football fan, then the best time of the year is almost here with 35 football bowl games in a span of less than a month.
The postseason ...

Cowgirls run past Montana

LARAMIE -- Kayla Woodward scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in leading Wyoming past Montana 79-65 on Tuesday night in Laramie.
Fallon Lewis contributed ...

Wranglers get win, overtime loss in tourney at Burns

The Shoshoni boys stand 3-3 on the season.

The Shoshoni Wranglers were a layup away from going 2-1 last weekend at the Burns Classic boys basketball ...

Tough opponents away RHS teams this weekend

All three games for the Wolverine boys and girls are against opponents ranked in the state's top five.

Both the Riverton High School boys and girls ...

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Deaths
BROWN
Gertrude Trudy Brown, 92, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, in Lander. Per her request, cremation has taken place, and a private family memorial ...

Hill: Wyoming's citizens deserve answers on costly state investigation

Editor:
On I sent the following letter to the members of the Wyoming Legislature regarding the work of the Select Investigative Committee:
Dear ...

Turn vacant lot downtown into paid parking for businesses

Editor:
I have a suggestion for using the vacant lot at Fifth and Main in downtown Riverton that the City of Riverton owns if nothing is going to be built ...

A Christmas compromise

Congress looks poised for an actual accomplishment for once

What's this? An actual give-and-take compromise emerging from Congress on the federal ...

 
 

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