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Ferrets returning to area where they nearly vanished

The release will complete the circle of a story that began in 1981.

MEETEETSE (AP) -- Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on ...

Man charged in father-son kidnap, murder case hangs himself in jail

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Adding a new twist to an already bizarre kidnapping and murder case, a man charged in the killing of a Utah train worker has died after ...

FCAG funds to requesters total $285k for the year

Ten organizations in Fremont County are receiving a total of $284,517 after the Fremont County Association of Governments finalized last week its distribution ...

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Fugitive has Wyoming ties
RAPIC CITY (S.D.) -- The U.S. Marshals Service has added a South Dakota man who has been on the run for nearly eight years to ...

Allen says his second term would stabilize commission

Fremont County Commissioner Larry Allen is the board's only incumbent seeking re-election this fall.
If he's defeated, he said the board would lose important ...

The Lava Mountain Fire west of Dubois covered 8,020 acres Tuesday morning, having grown more than 1,150 acres overnight.
It remains 0 percent ...

New carrier's passenger boardings beat projections so far

New jet service provider Denver Air Connection already is exceeding passenger projections at Riverton Regional Airport since starting service July 1. The new ...

Betty Jean Ferris

No service is planned for Betty Jean Ferris, age 82, who died on July 8 at Brookdale Nursing home in Kerrville Texas.
She was born Jan. 13, 1934 in Akron, ...

Higher state park fees better than cutbacks in public access

Editor:
Referring to the news of how state park entrance fees might be raised, I would be all for it.
People around here have no idea what a great deal they ...

Victory in the second-place game punched the Majors all-stars' ticket to the state tournament.

Paxton Rees stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ...

Sauger on rise in local waters

For the past four years, a cooperative effort involving Wyoming Game and Fish, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes has aimed to ...

CWC set to accredit Job Corps courses

The Wind River Job Corps is working to get some of its curriculum accredited at Central Wyoming College, which would allow the center's students seeking ...

Asher Adams homered in a 17-6 setback, which eliminated the all-stars from the tourney.

Lander's Majors all-stars scored four runs in the first ...

Fundraising for Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp under way

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has launched a campaign to raise money to renovate and preserve theWhiskey Mountain Conservation Camp outside Dubois. The ...

District Little League makes for long but rewarding days

Sunburned. Dehydrated. Exhausted. Hungry. Thirsty. Hot. Dusty. Sweaty. Dirty.
And to think, I was only covering the games.
However, after an entire week of ...

Man charged for sex with 12-year-old

A Fremont County man was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he had sex with a 12-year-old girl in June.
The suspect is identified by initials in court ...

Nationals' season ends in consolation bracket at district tournament

Riverton's Minors all-stars were defeated by Bridger Valley by a 9-7 score to eliminate them from the event on their home fields.

Ryan Watson and ...

More evac at fire near Dubois in hot, windy conditions

Changing winds and continued hot weather worsened conditions Saturday at the site of the Lava Mountain Fire in the Wind River Mountains near Dubois.
At 3:50 ...

National rig count gains, but not in state

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 462.
A year ago, 876 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices ...

Riverton man gets seven years for drug trafficking

A Riverton man was sentenced to almost 7 years in prison this week for charges related to drug trafficking.
Joe Cruz Proo, 46, of, Riverton, was arrested ...

 
 

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