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Low risk for Zika in state
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming health officials say that the state is not at risk for mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, but they ...

DUI crackdown coming countywide over Super Bowl weekend

Fremont County law enforcement will be looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or not wearing seatbelts during Super Bowl ...

Snowpack numbers rising; still below median for date

The winter storm that blew into Fremont County early this week contributed to an improved snow-water equivalent for the Wind River Basin.
The SWE was 74 ...

Fourth in a series

Job Corps officials are looking for opportunities to send students into the local community in the coming months.
"They want Job ...

District 25 delaying action on elementary reconfiguration; vote expected by Feb. 23

Fremont County School District 25 has pushed back the time frame for deciding on the elementary school configuration in order to give the community another ...

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Births

WATT
Two sons were born to Alexandra R. Watt of Riverton Jan. 31 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ...

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Corrections

In Sunday's Ranger, the page A-5 story "Public reception closes art show Friday at CWC" should have said a ...

ACA plans often have quit-smoking incentive

After initial enthusiasm for new year's resolutions, commitment often slows or ends in February - just when changes in behavior can start to become ...

Murder convict dies in prison

(AP) -- Wyoming Department of Corrections officials say a Casper inmate serving a life term for his mother's death has died after battling an ...

Setting up House run, Liz Cheney says energy policy would be her top priority

GILLETTE (AP) -- Liz Cheney formally kicked off her campaign for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat Monday with a newspaper interview in a region hard-hit by a ...

Wyoming digest

Interstate travel treacherous
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Much of Interstate 80 across southern Wyoming Monday and early Tuesday as a major winter storm brought ...

One killed, two injured in Friday night wreck west of Riverton

The driver fled the scene on foot but was apprehended at a residence nearby.

A Riverton woman died Friday night in a one-vehicle rollover west of ...

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District accepted Christmas trees again this season to help create fish habitat at Ocean Lake in Pavillion. Linnea ...

Case won't go for quick fix using 'rainy day' money

State Sen. Cale Case is in the midst of cancer treatment, but the longtime legislator said his medical issues won't interfere with his duties when the Wyoming ...

Job losses hit 5,400 statewide in 2015 due to energy slide

In what may be the first large-scale energy bust to hit the state in some 30 years, Wyoming's economy contracted in 2015, losing 6,500 jobs, mostly in the ...

Storm sparks three search-and-rescue calls; all successful

In one incident, High Plains Power provided a Sno-Cat which was used to reach a stranded motorist.

Local search and rescue crews responded to three ...

Judge considers sentence trim for Rails to Trails killer

Judge Norman Young is considering a sentence reduction for John Kalani Potter, who -- along with Santana Mendoza -- beat a man to death and severely injured a ...

State rig tally holds steady; nation down another 18

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 18 this week to 619.
The Houston ...

Sled dog racer Jerry Bath of Lander helped out at the local stop of the Stage Stop race years ago, piquing his interest in the sport. On Monday and Tuesday, ...

Dozens turned out Saturday in downtown Riverton to participate in the Wild West Winter Carnival ice sculpture ...

 
 

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