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Commissioners diverting money from road funds

The Fremont County Commission on June 18 decided to divert money from the road construction fund, freeing money to cover increased health insurance costs and a ...

County has an extra $1 million after whittling down budgets

The commissioners have proposed using the funds for raising salaries and covering health insurance costs.

After whittling down budget requests at its ...

Runners, strollers, and dogs left the starting line, top, of the second annual Fast and Furriest 5K/1K walk-run Saturday morning from the Robert A. Peck Arts ...

In 5K event, I kept up with my walk partner -- my mom

Fast & Furriest.
That is the name of the 5k walk I did Saturday morning with my mother in Riverton.
That name is one of the reasons I have done the walk ...

Smithbaker on traveling team this summer

Spencer Smithbaker had an eye-opening experience on the baseball diamond this month in Omaha, Neb.
The Lander 13-year-old played on the Casper Crush Under-13 ...

Jake Lemley is one of the best riders in the High Plains Motocross Association.
The Riverton rider is holding his own in the outlaw division of the HPMA. ...

A Swiss farm boy in the New World

My grandfather amazed me as one of the smartest and strongest men I ever met.

The connections that we make in our feeble attempts to understand the ...

Pay raises for commissioners and department heads don't feel right

Editor:
I don't think I could ever be a county commissioner or county head of a department because I could not sleep at night if I voted myself a nice pay ...

Open meetings

Solid waste board ought to have kept the doors open to the public

Rarely do members of a public board say, or even think, "Hey, let's have a secret ...

Digest

Power line document expected
DENVER -- The company behind a proposed $3 billion power line that would run through Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Nevada ...

Casper lifts smoking ban in local bars

Not all of America is moving toward banning smoking indoors and out. Months after prohibiting it, Casper is now telling smokers that it's OK to light up in ...

Thomson to be buried at Arlington National

The former Wyoming Secretary of State had the longest tenure of any statewide elected official in Wyoming history.

CHEYENNE -- One speaker at former ...

Sharon Kaye Harold Vogel

Sharon Kaye Harold Vogel, formerly of Fremont County, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
She was ...

James Chapin Downey

James Chapin Downey, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, June 20, 2013. He was 82 years old.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the Rigby LDS Stake ...

One of the best high school athletes ever to run the tracks and hardwood floors of Fremont County was honored in the early days of summer 1987 with Wyoming's ...

Asphalt milling work under way on U.S. Highway 287

Asphalt milling started Tuesday on a $4.4 million highway improvement project east of Lander on U.S. 287, according to Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of ...

Official cautions drivers: 'Critters graze roadside' this time of year

Large carnivore conflict coordinator Brian DeBolt said he knows the bears that were sighted earlier this month on U.S. Highway 26 near Dubois.
"We haven't ...

Some skeptical of Wyoming-EPA fracking study deal

Gov. Matt Mead said Friday that the EPA has recognized that Wyoming is best positioned to act, not the federal agency.

People who have been living ...

Deal between tribes, feds reinstates water sampling on the rez

The agreement requires the U.S. Department ofR00;Energy to provide information on the groundwater testing being performed.

The Eastern Shoshone and ...

Young adult fiction author signing books Saturday

Patrick M. Harris, author of history/mystery/adventure trilogy "The Waterman Chronicles," will be signing books from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Books and ...

 
 

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