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Increased moisture is causing more rocks to fall in Wind River Canyon.
The highway through the canyon was still closed Friday morning as a new snowstorm ...

Fingers crossed as groups seek subsidies from commissioners

As declining tax revenue has hurt the ability of Fremont County's government to continue its work as usual, available funding for social services is becoming ...

College gets a lower bid for audit, sticks with known firm

The audit firm that has served Central Wyoming College for the past decade will stay on for another three years.
The CWC Board of Trustees re-hired McGee, ...

Dog rescue at rural residence 'took on epic proportions'

Almost 50 dogs that were confiscated this week from a home west of Riverton are making progress toward rehabilitation and placement in permanent homes.
Gunda ...

Eagle case glimpses trafficking trade

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A two-year undercover operation that led to indictments against 15 people in Wyoming and other states for illegally trafficking eagles and ...

Wyoming digest

State hospital could lose beds
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Department of Health officials say they might have to shut down parts of the State Hospital in ...

Today

Births

MILLER
A daughter was born to Shianna Littleshield of Riverton and Josh Miller of Riverton at 12:25 a.m. ...

Fourth-grade students at Rendezvous Elementary School under the direction of Amy Hageman staged a class musical this week based on the beloved children's book ...

County decides no permits will be required for eclipse

Fremont County had considered requiring permits for landowners who want to rent out their property to campers during the solar eclipse this August, but planner ...

Wolf hunt likely this year

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department expects to open a wolf hunting season this year after a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals finalized a decision this week to ...

Cuts taking toll on library hours, books, night events

Fremont County Library System leadership has already taken action to make cuts that will accommodate a proposed 10 percent budget reduction for the upcoming ...

BOCHES revenues down again as levy values continue to fall

Funding for the Central Wyoming College Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services will be down again next year due to a continued decrease in local mill ...

Riverton's animal shelter was inundated this week after 50 dogs were discovered at a residence west of town.
Shelter manager Gina Gladman said it will take ...

Yellowstone's leaders say harassment to be addressed

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park managers are asking employees to help change the workplace culture after a report found evidence of sexual ...

Former state superintendent suing past lawmaker, Congress candidate

By Bob Moen
Associated Press

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A state district judge is considering whether to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Wyoming ...

Wyoming digest

Storm warning across much of state
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Another spring snowstorm has started to march through Wyoming.
Snow is already falling in Jackson ...

'Food freedom' hot topic for Fremont County producers

The local food community rallied at the The Middle Fork in Lander Friday for Wind River Farm to Plate Let Food Freedom Ring event this past weekend.
State ...

City Pizza Hut installs library

From staff reports

The Pizza Hut on North Federal Boulevard is installing a "Little Free Library" outside of their restaurant to enable greater access to ...

Local job fair sets record

A record 415 people attended the Fremont County Employment Expo last month at Central Wyoming College, including community members and students from CWC, the ...

Today

Births

GRAY
A son was born to Shaniya Smith of Riverton and Anthony Gray of Riverton at 7:07 p.m. April 25 at ...

Local student joins UW honor society

University of Wyoming student and Riverton native Elizabeth Grindle has been selected to join Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society. ...

 

Sports

For more than a decade, Tiffany Stauffenberg has patrolled the sidelines as the Central Wyoming College head volleyball coach.
Stauffenberg has chosen to ...

For the past two seasons, Atajma Criss-Felton has run the Central Wyoming College Lady Rustlers' show from her point guard position. Now the Las Vegas native ...

Riverton cowboy Nicholls third in rodeo average

Riverton High School alum and current Eastern Wyoming College cowboy Coley Nicholls finished second in team roping at the Casper College rodeo last weekend and ...

Under the roof of the teepee-shaped building which is the original gym on the campus of St. Stephen's Indian School is a place where young basketball players ...

Rustlers place fifth at Casper College rodeo

Last weekend, the Rustlers of Central Wyoming College competed at the Casper College rodeo, with Brady Thurston leading the way as he continues his quest to ...

Both Riverton High School soccer teams travel to Park County for a pair of matches Friday and Saturday.
Up first are Friday's matches in Powell.
The Lady ...

Opinion / Community

One hundred days

Is it important, or isn't it? The new president can't have it both ways

Donald Trump's see-saw assessment of the arbitrary 100-day standard of ...

Making the weather great again

Is there a greater disappointment than the arrival of cold, wintry weather weeks after the warmth of spring has set in--or so you thought--for good?
The leaves ...

Change government form only after contemplation

Editor:
Daniel Noejik made the suggestion of not replacing the Riverton city administrator. After the first job offer for a replacement fell through, there ...

Riverton Girl Scout sells over 1,000 boxes

The Girl Scout cookie season has come to an end, and the scouts were honored at the "Celebration of Girls Scouts" event last week.
Savannah Warren of Troop ...

From staff reports

The Riverton tree board organized the planting of six new trees along the Rails to Trails path Wednesday as National Arbor Day is ...

CWC names professors emeriti

From staff reports

Two retired teachers have been designated professors emeriti at Central Wyoming College.
The honor is conferred to professors who have ...

Wild things

This week's mountain lion incident probably hints at the shape of things to come

Rendezvous Elementary School's fourth-graders are presenting their ...

Tapping 'rainy day' funds or leaving them alone both have consequences for state

Editor:
What to do with Wyoming's Investments? By now, almost everyone in Wyoming has a sense that it has been raining for a while. And, it seems pretty ...

No veterans left to recall World War I

I'm the daughter of a World War I veteran. I remember childhood days with a father who'd fought in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg in the "Great War," a ...

 

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