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Case: Diversification easier said than done

Economic diversification is a common topic of discussion in Wyoming, a state that is heavily reliant on mineral severance taxes for revenue, but state Sen. ...

Council member recovering after brain tumor removed

Councilman Lee Martinez still has a mass in his kidney.

Riverton City Council member Lee Martinez is back home recovering after undergoing surgery in ...

Quilt Fest among weekend highlights as Winter Carnival kicks into high gear

The Wyoming Star Quilter's Quilt Fest gets the 31st Wild West Winter Carnival started this weekend.
This year's carnival, themed "Snowclipse: 2017" features ...

Teton tax could pay for Jackson outreach center

Administrators at Central Wyoming College are trying to get Teton County to provide financial support for a new facility in Jackson.
CWC offers culinary arts ...

Local reps defeat proposed amendments


The bill to incorporate American Indian education into public school standards in the state passed through ...

Fire district honors its own

Paul Downey from the Missouri Valley battalion has been named as Fremont County's Firefighter of the Year.
Rocky McWilliams, chief of the Midvale battalion, ...

Riverton expands parenting programs with Lunch and Learn

Riverton schools are expanding their parental assistance programs with "Lunch and Learn," which invites parents of struggling students to once-a-month sessions ...

Riverton Regional Airport is set to receive much-needed upgrades while potentially paying only about $50,000 for nearly a half-million dollars in work.
The ...

Deep snow could have made 2017 the first year in history that the Wild West Winter Carnival medallion was not found, if not for the dedication and fortitude of ...

Miller co-sponsors bill to fine utilities using renewable energy for power

A group of Wyoming lawmakers is bucking the U.S. trend of supporting renewable energy with a plan to do the opposite: Fine utilities if they provide energy ...

District 25 sees ed bill, starts prepping for cuts

Plan likely won't allow much time



The same day the Wyoming Legislature released a comprehensive proposal on K-12 school funding, the Riverton school ...

The bill is is being debated this week in the Wyoming Legislature.

A bill which would incorporate American Indian education into Wyoming public ...

Wyoming digest

Gillette lost estimated 2,182 residents
GILLETTE (AP) -- Gillette's population has dropped for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Gillette lost an ...

Another guilty plea in 2014 decapitation killing

CODY (AP) -- A 30-year-old man has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree murder in the death of another man whose decapitated body was found in ...

Bill allowing firearms in gov't meetings moves on

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- People would be able to carry concealed weapons in government meetings under a bill advanced by the House Judiciary Committee on ...

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Births

DUNHAM
A daughter was born to Courtney Marie Dunham and of Lander at 9:25 a.m. January 22 at SageWest ...

Keeping schools open Tuesday a tough call in SD25

"Today was one of those 'man-what-do-you-do' days," Riverton superintendent Terry Snyder said of his decision to keep schools open Tuesday after nearly a foot ...

Clean audits a key tool to increasing tribal funding

For the first time in some years, the Northern Arapaho received a "clean" audit in 2016, with no findings of concern.

As the Northern Arapaho ...

House nixes Yellowstone license plate

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming drivers won't get to put a license plate featuring Yellowstone National Park on their vehicles anytime soon, after the House of ...

Forester sounds warning about invasive ash beetle

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- The City of Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division is looking for the public's input on how the city might best prepare for an invasion that now ...

 
 

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