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Lottery considers adding game in state paying $1,000 a day for life

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Lottery will consider adding a new draw game that features a jackpot paying $1,000 a day for life, an official said.
Lottery CEO ...

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Snowmobile damage in forest
SHERIDAN (AP) -- As warm weather conditions lead to an early snowmelt in parts of the Bighorn National Forest, snowmobiles ...

U.S. House of Representatives candidate Rex Rammell believes Wyoming citizens would see a smooth transition if he were elected to replace Republican Rep. ...

Rawlins wants spot on prison task force

RAWLINS (AP) -- The city of Rawlins is looking to earn a seat on a 13-member task force charged with making recommendations to improve the Wyoming State ...

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Births

MCCONNAUGHEY
A son was born to Katsie McConnaughey of Riverton and Morgan McConnaughey of Riverton at ...

Trooper cleared in shooting

CASPER (AP) -- A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper who shot and injured a woman during a pursuit of a wrong-way driver on Interstate 25 has been cleared to return ...

Peabody hints at bankruptcy filing

It's the biggest coal-mining company in the United States, with three huge mines in Wyoming.

The largest American coal miner, Peabody Energy, is ...

Community development enrollments dip at CWC

Enrollments have fallen over the past several years in the Central Wyoming College workforce and community education department.
"It's a three-year trend," ...

Stabbing investigated

The Riverton Police Department is investigating a stabbing incident that occurred at about 2:37 a.m. Wednesday. RPD chief Mike Broadhead said at least eight ...

Grizzly hunting could start next year

Lander will host one of the planned public meeting on the proposed hunt.

Grizzly bear hunting in Wyoming will not start until the fall of 2017 at the ...

Even in tighter times, towns and cities 'way ahead' in state funding

Although a last-minute change to the local government distribution model will cost Fremont County's smallest towns, they will still come away with more state ...

Coroner confirms natural causes in death of woman found in her car

Initial speculation that Rita Mares, 49, of Riverton, died of cardiac arrest on Feb. 25 while in her car was confirmed Tuesday when the Fremont County ...

Wyoming digest

Teton GOP chairwoman quits over Trump
JACKSON (AP) -- Teton County Republicans are alone in the state so far in choosing a pro-Donald Trump delegate for ...

The St. Margaret's 1950s Sock Hop dinner and dance drew a festive crowd Saturday night in Riverton. The annual fundraiser garnered about $45,000 this year. ...

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Deaths

MCCOY
Jesse Keith McCoy, 23, born in Lander, died Thursday, March 10. Funeral services will be 9:30 ...

Plane crashes shortly after takeoff; four from Idaho Falls dead on site

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities have identified the four people on a small plane that crashed near Palisades Reservoir along the Idaho-Wyoming border, ...

Wyoming digest

Tax could pay to stabilize slide
JACKSON (AP) -- Jackson voters will decide a $6 million sales tax for landslide repairs.
The Jackson Hole News and ...

Sunday afternoon, when my car's thermometer said the temperature was 61 degrees, I wondered where the kids were.
At spacious Rein Park, there was a man ...

Rendezvous Elementary School recently hosted an engineering ...

Car hits horseback rider; horse dies

A 60-year-old Riverton man is facing misdemeanor charges after striking a 37-year-old Riverton woman and her horse with his vehicle Saturday in north Riverton. ...

 
 

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