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Developing 'El Nino' portends tough winter

Indications point to a stronger-than-normal pattern that could persist well into next spring.

It may translate to "the child," but this year's El ...

Just one bid to fix library roof, so work to be delayed

The effort to fix the Riverton Branch Library's leaky roof and its drainage problems suffered a setback when only one company submitted a bid by the Aug. 12 ...

Riverton city staff will be developing a proposal in the coming weeks for a "pocket park" -- or small park with easy access to the general public -- at the empty ...

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Deaths
HECKERT
Jeremy Robert Heckert, 38, died Friday, July 10, at Ponderay Lake, Idaho. Cremation has taken place, and his ashes have been spread in ...

Dems meeting Wednesday on commission replacement

Fremont County Democrats meet Wednesday at Hudson Town Hall to select three nominees to replace Keja Whiteman, who stepped down from the Fremont County ...

District 25 to review more bids on RMS sound system

The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees is preparing for the 2015-2016 school year with plans for new projects. School starts next week. ...

Shelter shooter's crime astonished acquaintances

Editor's note: This story, the first in a two-part series, aims to provide understanding of murder suspect Roy Clyde, who has confessed to the shootings ...

County adds 156 jobs; labor force grows to state's fifth-largest

An influx of available workers helped Fremont County's economy fill 156 more jobs in June, but it also led to a tiny increase in the county's unemployment rate ...

Wyoming gets new poison center vendor

Services for state residents who have critical questions about potential poisoning incidents are continuing without interruption as a new vendor takes over ...

Digest

Marijuana petition drive starting
Activists are collecting signatures to get a medical marijuana measure on the November ballot.
Wyoming's chapter of ...

State to host big coal conference

LARAMIE -- International energy experts will gather in Jackson this fall to explore new opportunities for coal, through carbon engineering and carbon dioxide ...

University opposes tax ruling on apartments

CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming is challenging a state tax board's decision that it must pay property taxes on a relatively new $15 million student ...

Snyder gets another year; District 25 personnel moves set

Riverton schools superintendent Terry Snyder has another year on his contract, and he has some new authority as well.
The Fremont County School District 25 ...

The summer was hot, dry and smoky 14 years ago this month, with 43 wildfires burning across 10 western states, including Wyoming.
The effort to control the ...

Road work to begin Monday between Ethete and Kinnear

An 8.21-mile pavement improvement project is scheduled to begin Monday on Wyoming Highway 132 between Ethete and Kinnear.
Mountain Construction Co., of ...

Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies held a re-dedication ceremony July 27 at the Center of Hope. The event honored clients, staff and community members ...

Wyoming gains two drill rigs in weekly U.S. count

HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week remained steady at ...

The Wyoming Arts Council welcomes new applications for its 2016 Folk and Traditional Arts Mentoring Project Grants. The grant application postmark deadline is ...

BLM Hudson-Atlantic City Road to be improved next week

Travelers should avoid the route during construction.

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office will improve portions of the Hudson-Atlantic ...

Boundary suit briefs complete; arguments months off

Lawyers have finished filing mountainous briefs in a case pitting the federal government and two Indian tribes against the state of Wyoming and local ...

 
 

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