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State to stick with SAT for time being

(AP) -- Wyoming lawmakers decided that 11th-graders must take the ACT college preparation exam for now, despite a recommendation to offer an alternative test ...

Pilot worried landing gear not locked but landed safely

Emergency crews responded Monday afternoon to Riverton Regional Airport after a pilot called for help with his landing gear.
The twin engine Beechcraft King ...

Fewer drug, alcohol cases at CWC in '14; security staff hitting it off with students

The annual safety and security report for Central Wyoming College shows a decrease in drug- and alcohol-related arrests on campus in 2014.
The numbers may not ...

Casino announces layoffs; more than 100 workers to be cut by first of the year

About 120 local casino employees are set to lose their jobs after Jan. 1.
Managers attribute the layoffs to a recent downturn in the energy industry that ...

Another improved month for flights at Riverton Regional

15 cancelled in month; boardings 3,300 to date



Riverton Regional Airport reported fewer cancellations in November than in previous months.
Out ...

St. Margaret's Catholic School presented its annual Christmas concert Thursday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre. Front row from left, preschool ...

SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit Monday night with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an even more ...

Panel: State not ready for med marijuana

A petition drive to put the issue on the 2016 ballot is far short of its goal.

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- Mem-bers of a state panel said Wyoming is not ...

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Wyoming down a rig for week
HOUSTON (AP) -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the ...

Seventy years ago today these Riverton youth Christmas carolers were doing two good deeds at once -- entertaining audiences with songs of the season and raising ...

Man gets three-year prison term for possessing firearm as a felon

Starr Miller had pleaded not guilty to the charge July 28, then changed his plea shortly before trial.

Starr Dana Miller, 22, of Arapahoe, was ...

Landcapes used for new 'Good Dinosaur' movie basis of new Wind River Visitors council lis

The Wind River Visitors Council compiled possible adventures around Fremont County to imitate those shared in the Pixar movie "The Good Dinosaur" with Arlo an ...

Jump in meth-related death in county sparks warning from coroner

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has issued a public health warning about the use of methamphetamine, which has been involved in at least three local deaths ...

New highway camera up and running

Five new highway web cameras went live this week, including one in Fremont County.
Views from the cameras can be viewed remotely by travelers to help assess ...

UW, Wyoming State Library announce cooperative content service

The Wyoming State Library has announced a partnership with University of Wyoming Libraries which increases the amount of digital content available to Wyoming ...

WIES named on national list of innovative K-12 schools

Wyoming Indian Elementary School has been named one of the 41 Most Innovative K-12 Schools in America by the education website Noodle.
"WIES is proud to be ...

Man jailed on federal charges after break-in, theft at post office

An Arapahoe man is in custody on federal charges alleging he burglarized the U.S. Post Office in Riverton.
Allen Joseph Whiteplume Jr., 30, of Arapahoe, was ...

Her three-year contract includes annual base salary of $350,000 and a $48,000 housing allowance.

South Dakota State University administrator Laurie ...

A group committed to finding a solution to the livestock rustling problem in Fremont County hopes for support from the Wyoming Legislature.
The group ...

Wildfire money in new budget deal criticized as 'Band-Aid' fix

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Budget legislation headed toward approval by Congress includes an additional $610 million for the U.S. Forest Service to fight wildfires next ...

 
 

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