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State ceremony honors Hartbank at fire academy

Firefighter Clarence "Speed" Hartbank lost his life in the line of duty. Now the state is honoring him with ceremonies Saturday afternoon.
This year's Wyoming ...

Overhauled recycling plan sees more people using curbside service

A month ago, the City of Riverton decided to try a new curbside recycling system for its residents and as a result saw an increase in customers.
Part of the ...

No arrest yet in school threat; charges expected

Police have not yet arrested anyone in connection with the threat made this week to Riverton schools, but officials say they intend to press charges.
"Our ...

Grad events set at UW

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Spring commencement ceremonies are being held this week at the University of Wyoming.
UW is scheduled to accord degrees upon 1,487 ...

Local committee IDs new spot for repairs

Local residents have told the Fix Our Roads Citizen's Committee that the alley behind Rocky Mountain Sports, 709 N. Federal Blvd., needs extra ...

Railroad impacts, history part of museum program

Stories and songs about the railroad will be part of "Magic Carpet Made of Steel" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lander Pioneer Museum.
Bill Rossiter, an ...

Senate blocks drill overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a surprising win for environmentalists and Democrats and a blow to the fossil-fuel industry, the Senate on Wednesday failed in a bid to ...

Lander man died of self-inflicted stab wound

Officials have determined the man found dead April 11 in a home in Lander committed suicide.
Autopsy results show David W. Carey, 62, died of a ...

Wyoming banks on good eclipse views for tourism

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- As Wyoming struggles to recover from a downturn in its mainstay energy industry, tourism officials believe the solar eclipse that will be ...

Pavement work starts this week

Traffic delays are expected on a 6.15-mile pavement improvement project beginning this week east of Shoshoni on U.S. Highway 20-26.
McGarvin-Moberly ...

Game management and the Riverton processing site were among topics discussed.

Interested community members were able to ask questions, obtain ...

Community event planned to accompany August eclipse

Local community members have come together to organize an event similar to Rendezvous in the Park -- a popular annual craft fair usually held in July-- around ...

Wyoming digest

ATV wreck victim identified
GILLETTE (AP) -- The 34-year-old man killed in an ATV accident in northeast Wyoming last week has been identified as Richard ...

Officials said they identified a person of interest Wednesday morning and brought him to the police department for questioning.
About half of the ...

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Births

ATKINS
A son was born to Sonia Pierre of Fort Washakie and Wesley Atkins of Fort Washakie at 10:24 p.m. ...

Lander calls off bike lane plans

The city of Lander has decided to cancel plans to add bike lanes to Main Street after strong public reaction against the idea.
"Based on initial analysis, ...

Wyoming digest

Man dies in ATV crash spraying weeds
DOUGLAS (AP) -- An east-central Wyoming man died in an all-terrain vehicle crash while he was spraying weeds.
The ...

Oil reserve 'revolutionized' by new directional drill method, says study

By Mead Gruver
Associated Press

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Certain approaches to hydraulic fracturing -- the more of it, the better -- and directional drilling appear ...

Enzi to GOP: Get behind a health bill, stick with it

LARAMIE (AP) -- Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi says Senate Republicans need to get over their disagreements about health-care reform and pass a bill.
The Senate is ...

Bebout: Don't count on state taking fed land

Staff and wire reports

Wyoming Senate President Eli Bebout of Riverton uses the words "pretty remote" in predicting whether Wyoming might assume management ...

 
 

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