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Parks new administrator at WLRC

Allen Parks is the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.
"We could not be more pleased to have Allen joining our leadership team ...

Fremont County least healthy in state for fifth consecutive year, survey says

A coalition has defined four priority issues affecting residents' health.

Fremont County has been named the least healthy county in Wyoming for the ...

Digest

Trade school laying off 42
LARAMIE -- More than three dozen WyoTech-Laramie employees are looking for work after the for-profit school laid them ...

Two workers burned in blast at oil facility in stable condition

CHEYENNE -- Two workers are in stable condition after sustaining injuries in an explosion and fire at an oil facility in Converse County.
The two Susquehanna ...

Man gets 25-year prison term for soliciting child on Internet

CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has sentenced a California man to 25 years in prison following his guilty plea to attempting to coerce a 13-year-old Laramie County ...

UW to cut requirements for upper-level classes

LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming will reduce the number of course credits required for upper-level students.
The UW Faculty Senate on Monday approved a ...

Professors side with tribes in boundary dispute

Their point is not whether Riverton is part of the reservation but, rather, that it doesn't make much difference administratively.

Eight law ...

Bridge work Wednesday part of project to widen highway to five lanes approaching casino

Steel bridge girders are scheduled to be erected Wednesday over the Little Wind River, part of a 3.32-mile highway improvement project ...

Sheriff wants to replace old guns, improve safety planning for schools

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is working to replace its aging firearms by the end of fiscal year 2015.
"That's been probably a two-year project or ...

Man killed in motorcycle wreck was found by passerby

The body of a Riverton man was discovered early Saturday after a motorcycle accident on 8 Mile Road west of town.
Officials think Eli Holliman, 54, of ...

Tyndall named new vice president for academic affairs at CWC

Brad Tyndall has formally accepted the position of vice president for academic affairs and plans to begin his employment with Central Wyoming College on July ...

Maintenance of property tops list of code citations in Riverton

Riverton's code enforcement division covered roughly 410 cases in 2014 - up by 1.4 percent from the previous year.
The top code violation in the city was for ...

An agreement signed by Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen and the cemetery board April 22 allowed for the burials to move forward.

Staff at ...

Wyoming digest

Antler hunters rescued
JACKSON -- Several participants in the annual antler rush in Grand Teton National Park had to be rescued when they fell into the ...

Museum exhibit features Butch Cassidy records, old sheriff logs

Butch Cassidy and other notorious Wyoming bad men are on view at the Pioneer Museum in Lander this month. A new photo exhibit called "The Outlaw Trail," is on ...

Digest

Brooks Lake road closed as snow melts
The Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has closed the gate on Brooks Lake Road, FS 515, ...

Fremont County fishing forecast

Open-water fishing is off to a strong start this spring in Fremont County, and experts expect the trend to continue through the rest of the season.
In ...

One-of-a-kind training center set for June opening

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a five-year, $41 million contract for operation of the ...

Fort Washakie upping teacher base to $50K; first in county to hit threshold

The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees has approved raising base salaries to $50,000 for teachers in Fort Washakie.
The move represents a ...

Four-state power line starting in Wyoming clears EIS hurdle

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A planned 730-mile power line project to export Wyoming wind power to southern California has passed a significant regulatory milestone with ...

 
 

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