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UP upgrading rail line
Union Pacific Railroad says it is spending $15 million to improve its rail line between Rawlins and near Rock Springs this ...

Man dies after being swept away by North Platte River

RAWLINS -- Authorities say a 32-year-old Denver man died after he was swept away by the North Platte River in southern Wyoming's Carbon County.
The sheriff's ...

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The popular Inspiration Point in Yellowstone National Park has been closed temporarily because of safety concerns about the ...

Have grizzly bears really recovered? Some say they are just counted more often

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Flaws in how the government measures Yellowstone's grizzly bear population raise questions about whether the animals have recovered ...

Teen dies of injuries from wreck near Lander

The other Wisconsin teen involved in a fatal accident June 12 near Lander died Monday afternoon in Colorado, according to local officials.
"The Arapaho County ...

Hill fires back at impeachment speculation by state lawmakers

She said the push to oust her is part of a move to 'federalize' education in Wyoming.

Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau of Campbell County has ...

Jerry Bornhoft said he was trying to jump-start his tractor Monday morning when the machine started smoking in the 200 block of South Hill Street in ...

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 ...

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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 ...

 
 

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