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North Federal rebuild could stretch 3 years

The reconstruction of North Federal Boulevard set to take place in 2017 will continue on for at least another summer, and could be stretched out to ...

No West Nile detected this week since fog increase

Weed and pest officials have not detected West Nile virus this week in mosquito pools in the Riverton area, despite the virus's presence last week on Mission ...

State budget woes could worsen when final figures calculated

Wyoming's budget picture continues to worsen, after a new state report indicated that the budget shortfall for the last fiscal year could be on the "high end" ...

The Lava Mountain Fire west of Dubois threatens about 870 structures, but officials say no property has been damaged or destroyed as a result of the blaze, ...

Blood test saves Riverton man from DUI homicide charge

Shawn Pendleton was sentenced to a year in jail on a lesser charge for the car wreck that killed Dana Trujillo.

A Riverton man will not be charged ...

South Broadway between Main Street and Washington Avenue closed down for Riverton's "Alive at 5" on Thursday, July 21, with music, bouncy houses, food and ...

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Wednesday July 27

Music on the Lawn: Lost Springs Band, a classic rock and country ...

Smaller fire near Lander fully contained

From staff reports
The Shoshone Lake Fire west of Lander has been contained.
It was reported July 19 about 15 miles west of Lander on the Washakie Ranger ...

Judith Elaine DuBry

Fremont County native Judith Elaine DuBry of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Kearney, Nebraska. She was 69 years old.
She was born ...

Good turnout and good times at Pavillion reunion

Editor:
A big thank-you to all those who helped organize the reunion of Pavillon High School graduates, spouses and staff.
There were 165 who attended at ...

Tuesday notes

Mother Nature's warmth
Weather forecasters who predicted 2016's hottest stretch of weather in the Wind River Basin last week had it right. We saw ...

Ferrets returning to area where they nearly vanished

The release will complete the circle of a story that began in 1981.

MEETEETSE (AP) -- Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on ...

Man charged in father-son kidnap, murder case hangs himself in jail

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Adding a new twist to an already bizarre kidnapping and murder case, a man charged in the killing of a Utah train worker has died after ...

FCAG funds to requesters total $285k for the year

Ten organizations in Fremont County are receiving a total of $284,517 after the Fremont County Association of Governments finalized last week its distribution ...

Wyoming digest

Fugitive has Wyoming ties
RAPIC CITY (S.D.) -- The U.S. Marshals Service has added a South Dakota man who has been on the run for nearly eight years to ...

Allen says his second term would stabilize commission

Fremont County Commissioner Larry Allen is the board's only incumbent seeking re-election this fall.
If he's defeated, he said the board would lose important ...

The Lava Mountain Fire west of Dubois covered 8,020 acres Tuesday morning, having grown more than 1,150 acres overnight.
It remains 0 percent ...

New carrier's passenger boardings beat projections so far

New jet service provider Denver Air Connection already is exceeding passenger projections at Riverton Regional Airport since starting service July 1. The new ...

Betty Jean Ferris

No service is planned for Betty Jean Ferris, age 82, who died on July 8 at Brookdale Nursing home in Kerrville Texas.
She was born Jan. 13, 1934 in Akron, ...

Higher state park fees better than cutbacks in public access

Editor:
Referring to the news of how state park entrance fees might be raised, I would be all for it.
People around here have no idea what a great deal they ...

 
 

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