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Boy killed in sledding accident
LARAMIE (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy died of a head injury suffered when he hit a tree while sledding east of ...

Man accused in hatchet attack denied new trial

Terry L. Schmuck appeared in Judge Nor-man E. Young's court on Dec. 29 to file an appeal for a new trial, which was denied.
Schmuck, 46, of Kinnear, was ...

Wind River snowpack at 81 percent at year end

Snowpack in Fremont County is below average as the year comes to an end, but it has grown steadily over the past two weeks.
New "snotel" data from the ...

Lodging study reveals growth, potential for local tourism

A group that completed a local lodging survey says Fremont County is "evolving into a burgeoning year-round destination."
Berkeley Young of Young Strategies ...

Pot bust finds hundreds of plants indoors at city home

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation has announced the confiscation of about 640 "high grade" marijuana plants from a Riverton home.
DCI conducted ...

Wyoming digest

Personal income up slightly
(AP) -- Recently released state data shows that total personal income in Wyoming grew slightly during the third quarter of ...

City OKs extending decorative lights on N. Federal

The Riverton City Council has approved several changes to plans for the North Federal Boulevard reconstruction project set to start in 2017.
As part of the ...

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Births

WHITEMAN
A son was born to Chloeann Guina of Fort Washakie and Harley Whiteman of Fort Washakie at 3:24 ...

Family displaced from home after Christmas Eve fire call

The American Red Cross provided support and temporary lodging Christmas Eve for local a family that was displaced due to an electrical problem at their ...

CWC auditor notes issue common to all colleges

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has accepted the school's audit for fiscal year 2015
The audit earned CWC a "good opinion" according to Wayne ...

Habitat project will take them until Jan. 30
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District again is recycling live Christmas trees to create fish ...

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- It remains unclear if a proposal to extend health coverage to about 20,000 Wyomingites will be debated during the 2016 legislative ...

County population a bit older than state average; under-5 is biggest group

Fremont County by age group:

10,793 age 45-64

10,393 age 18 and younger

9,550 age 25-44

6,607 age 65 and older

3,359 age ...

Research project logo competition accepting entries through Jan. 25

A community based research project on the Wind River Indian Reservation is holding a design contest to develop a logo.
The designer of the selected logo will ...

Winter Fair schedule takes shape; vendor permits to be available soon

Planning for the 2016 Wyoming State Winter fair in Lander is in full swing, with many new events and activities for vendors and spectators planned this ...

Huge amount of material left over from runway project; city turns down initial bid to buy

The Riverton City Council has rejected a proposed price for 7,000 tons of aggregate the city owns as a result for the Runway Reconstruct-ion Project that was ...

Mother appeals dismissal of lawsuit in NOLS student's death in 2011

U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne dismissed Brenner's lawsuit in October, noting the young man had signed agreements acknowledging that the ...

New data on the Wyoming sage grouse population indicates that bird numbers should continue to grow in the coming year based on an analysis of sage grouse wings ...

Bill would restrict criminal history inquiries on job apps

Employers would still be free to ask applicants about their criminal histories during interviews. They also would still be able to run background checks on ...

U.S. rig count down nine to 700; Wyoming drops three

HOUSTON (AP) -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by nine this week to ...

 
 

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