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Court says no to salary for fired teacher

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has reversed a local judge's decision to award a terminated Laramie County School District 1 teacher his salary for ...

Structural problems at state pen threaten future operations

Structural problems could force the closure of Wyoming's only maximum-security prison.
State leaders were told Wednesday that movement and cracks in the walls ...

Feds halt all coal leases so financial audit can take place

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says it's halting new coal leases on federal lands until it completes a comprehensive review. The question is ...

Two bull moose have been spotted along the Wind River in multiple locations, including here south of the Wind River on the reservation side Monday. They also ...

Wyoming digest

WINhealth must liquidate
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A health insurance company that was once the second largest in Wyoming will be liquidated to pay off its ...

Spoonhunter new member of Arapaho council, filling spot vacated by McElroy

The Northern Arapaho Business Council has a new member. The governing body announced a vacancy on Dec. 21 and on Dec. 28 invited Ryan Spoonhunter, who got the ...

Accident halts traffic in WR Canyon; delays possible Saturday

Motorists traveling through Wind River Canyon should expect delays Friday and possibly Saturday as crews work to remove debris from a Thursday evening crash ...

Fewer marriages in county last year compared to '14

The Fremont County Clerk's office recorded almost 260 licenses for marriages that occurred in 2015.

Fewer couples were married last year in Fremont ...

Winter Carnival starting Busy 2-month slate begins with parade

The 30th annual Wild West Winter Carnival begins in full this week, with plenty of activities for the whole family lasting into February.
This year's carnival ...

New rules from CWC accreditor change faculty requirements; dual-credit big area of focus

Administrators at Central Wyoming College will be evaluating faculty credentials this year as the result of a change in standards through the Higher Learning ...

Parents arrested for child endangerment; three kids found in 'filthy' residence

Two Riverton parents were arrested for child endangerment early Tuesday after police found them intoxicated and unable to care for their three children.
One ...

Fatal grizzly bear conflicts follow ill-advised pattern, might have been prevented

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The killing of a Montana man by a Yellowstone National Park grizzly bear highlights the need for hikers in the region to travel in ...

Medical marijuana backers abandon effort for this year

Might try again for 2018 ballot

A petition to bring medical marijuana to Wyoming will not succeed in getting on the ballot in 2016.
Instead, the ...

Local firefighters and community members are mourning the Wednesday death of Fremont County Fire Protection District deputy chief Clarence "Speed" ...

Wyoming digest

Man arrested after two-state chase
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) -- A 40-year-old man arrested after a high-speed chase through two states and a highway standoff ...

State assisting reservation health facilities in financial aid bid

The requested assistance would help facilities such as Indian Health Services that are eligible for Medicaid payments.

The Wyoming Department of ...

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Births

WHITEMAN
A son was born to Audrelia Jenkins of Lander and Shaw Whiteman of Lander at 9:57 a.m. Jan. 8, ...

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Births

WADDA
A daughter was born to Rayna Oldman of St. Stephens and Bradlee Wadda of Ft. Washakie at 1:06 ...

If you have been binging on rich and creamy desserts for the past month and cannot suppress your sweet-tooth cravings, at least cut the fat some.
Low-fat ...

Wyoming digest

Life sentence in meth case
CASPER (AP) -- A Casper man convicted of distributing methamphetamine throughout Wyoming has been sentenced to life in ...

 
 

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