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An appreciative crowd honored the first 10 inductees to the Riverton High School Hall of Fame in ceremonies Saturday at RHS.
A dinner crowd of about 200, plus ...

Loud storm caused fire calls, brief power bump

A quick, loud storm that blew through Riverton overnight generated just enough thunder and lightning to cause problems for firefighters early Friday.
Crews ...

Bus drive-bys investigated; 'zero tolerance' for offenders

Police are investigating three separate traffic reports involving school bus drive-bys in Riverton.
A fourth report was made Wednesday by a parent who was ...

Anti-bias 'ombudsman' job being advertised

The job opening was posted Aug. 28 on the City of Riverton website.

The Riverton Police Department has begun seeking applicants for a part-time ...

After second trial, jury says man not guilty of rape

After four hours of deliberation at the conclusion of a four-day trial, a jury on Thursday acquitted a local man of first-degree sexual assault.
It was the ...

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Births
GOODMAN
A child was born to JayShauna Tillman of Riverton and James Goodman Jr. of Riverton at 6:14 p.m. Aug. 18 at SageWest Health Care at ...

Digest

No big changes planned at ranch
CHEYENNE -- A cattle ranch sold by foundations at the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University despite the ...

Shepherds sue, say big sheep firms colluded on low wages

CHEYENNE -- Two former shepherds from Peru are accusing key players in the sheep industry in the western United States of conspiring to keep wages low for ...

Sheridan-area residents help fight grass fire

SHERIDAN -- Towns surrounding Sheridan came together to fight two grass fires in the area.
The two fires scorched about 160 acres and several small buildings ...

Marijuana backers fan out in long-shot bid for ballot spot

With its small population and large land mass, Wyoming poses unique logistical challenges when it comes to gathering signatures on a petition.
But those ...

Local experts have completed their inspection of the equipment that was involved in the falling death of two climbers Friday in the Wind River Mountains. ...

After hung jury, second proceeding ongoing for man in sex assault case

The man is charged with the rape of his cousin last year.

A second trial for an Arapahoe man charged with sexually assaulting his cousin is under way ...

It's the second significant hay fire in Fremont County this week.

More than 1,000 tons of hay continued to burn Thursday after catching fire ...

Judge hears, denies motion for new trial in Shull conviction

First-degree murder verdict intact

Jeremiah Ethan Samuel Shull was denied a new trial Tuesday after District Court Judge Norman E. Young heard ...

More bear sightings; dogs chase one up tree

A black bear continued to make appearances this week in the Lander area after being spotted several times throughout the past month.
Most recently, a resident ...

Fire crews stayed on scene all night in Hudson after 70 to 80 bales of hay caught fire Tuesday afternoon.
Lander Rural Fire Department chief Nick Johnson said ...

New Capitol project leader predicts April starting date

CHEYENNE -- The date for the start of construction on the planned restoration of the Wyoming Capitol continues to move back as a new project manager takes stock ...

Digest

Man rescued after Teton fall
JACKSON -- A 200-foot fall knocked out a Moran man who was descending the Middle Teton, triggering a search and rescue ...

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Corrections
In the Aug. 4 Ranger, the page one story "Whiteman leaving commission seat, effective Wednesday" incorrectly said the four commissioners ...

First guilty plea set in 13-suspect meth ring

Jorge David Esquivel will face no more than eight years in prison, as part of the agreement.

Jorge David Esquivel pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lander ...

 
 

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