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Mayor Lars Baker, right, administered the oath to Scott Christoffersen, the newly hired police officer for the Riverton Police Department. Chief Broadhead ...

Legislation looks to ease bitcoin transactions in Wyoming banks

CHEYENNE (AP) -- State legislators have introduced a bill that would make digital currencies, like bitcoin, equal to the U.S. dollar in bank transactions.
The ...

Fire officials note concern over unclean chimneys

With the winter weather season well under way, safety officials are reminding residents about the importance of clean chimneys for home safety.
The Riverton ...

U. S. Fish and Wildlife biologist Mike Mazur, right, helped Lorna Zheng Bing Zhang, Tyler Dorrell and Justin Lewis as they made incisions to their fish. Photo ...

Wyoming digest

No foul play suspected in man's death
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- Police say an autopsy on the body of man discovered in a snowbank near downtown Casper has ...

Man to prison for 7th DUI

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Cheyenne man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his ninth drunken driving charge.
50-year-old Paul Lucero asked a Laramie ...

Trustees position UW for lean times

Bob Moen
Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is positioning the state's only public four-year college to ...

Reflecting changed economy, Tunnel Hill Road rebuild awarded for half of estimate

Fremont County will start a realignment of Tunnel Hill Road near Ocean Lake this winter.
The existing road -- which runs along a canal bank -- is "very muddy ...

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Births

COUGHANOUR
A son was born to Christie of Riverton and Matthew of Riverton at 11:18 p.m. Jan. 16, at ...

Class sizes expected to increase as college eyes efficiency

A new report shows a need for more efficiency in staffing practices at Central Wyoming College.
Brad Tyndall, CWC's vice president for academic affairs, said ...

A hawk kept a sharp eye out for mice from its high perch on a power pole near Riverview Road in Riverton. Photo by Tibby ...

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Deaths

BRACKEN
Rodney Harold Bracken, 72, of Riverton, died Jan. 15 at his home. Per his request, there will be ...

Woman who died on snow machine now identified

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Authorities have identified a Cheyenne woman found dead in the Medicine Bow Mountains following a family snowmobiling trip that left her son ...

JAC votes not to put expanded Medicaid into new budget plan

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyoming legislative committee voted Wednesday to reject Gov. Matt Mead's suggestion that the state expand Medicaid to offer coverage to about ...

Wyoming digest

Another House candidate announces
CASPER (AP) -- A Casper resident says he's running a grassroots campaign for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat.
Paul ...

Man sentenced for Lander street stabbing; may serve in boot camp

Luis Manuel Varba was sentenced to three to six years after pleading guilty after stabbing two men last year in a Lander bar fight. Varba had pled guilty to ...

He spent 11 years as Wyoming Indian Elementary School principal, and before that was a social studies teacher in the Ethete school district.

Wyoming ...

Bookkeeping change makes county's liabilities look different

The underlying facts have not changed for the worse.

A change in bookkeeping will show at least an additional $90 million in unfunded pension ...

Riverton High School 11th- and 12th-grade social studies classes participated in a question-and-answer session with Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso on Friday. ...

Flags at half staff for 'Speed'

Flags will fly at half-staff through the state Saturday in honor of Fremont County Fire Protection District deputy chief Clarence "Speed" Hartbank.
Hartbank ...

 
 

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