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Chance Phelps Foundation schedules 5K in Dubois

The Chance Phelps Foundation will present the annual Run4Chance 5K, Chance Challenge Obstacle Race, and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Town Park in ...

Final water report shows big surpluses

Water year 2017 saw some fluctuation in precipitation from May to June, but not enough to avoid leaving the state enormously above average in snowpack and ...

49 from county earn 4.0 at CWC

Dozens of students from Fremont County earned the honor of being on the Central Wyoming College Spring 2017 President's list, which requires a 4.0 garade ...

North Second West to be reconstructed with 1 percent money

North Second West from West Pershing to West Sunset will be reconstructed this year after the Riverton City Council awarded the project bid to Dave's Asphalt ...

District 25 reworks busing and facilities following resignation

After the resignation of Michael Forget, transportation supervisor for Riverton schools, the district's busing administration is being restructured to be under ...

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Deaths

BEKKEN
John Tillman Bekken, 66, of Lander died on June 15, 2017, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. ...

Loop Road open to Worthen Meadow

The Washakie Ranger District of Shoshone National Forest has opened Louis Lake Road (Forest Service Road 300), also known as the Loop Road, from Sinks Canyon ...

Former Ashgrove student now heads Ashgrove

Necole Hernandez, literacy facilitator at Ashgrove elementary school in Riverton, has been tapped to be the interim principal at Ashgrove after the retirement ...

Five-victim car wreck raises fatality total in county to 11, far ahead of 2016 pace

The quintuple-fatal traffic incident that took place June 3 south of Riverton brought the tally of fatalities for the year in Fremont County to 11, Fremont ...

'Carriage right' extended; will keep LeClair water flowing to city's plant

The "carriage right" between the City of Riverton and the LeClair Irrigation District has had 20 more years added to its long-standing partnership.
The ...

Teenagers from the Riverton Branch Library's teen department read, performed and entertained children Tuesday during their Rebel Storytime event. Ashley ...

Minerals can't 'save the day' for schools, state lawmaker says

The Wyoming Legislature is expects to have a contractor in place to recalibrate the state's K-12 school funding model by July 3.
Matthew Willmarth, the school ...

Kayak guide dies in Yellowstone Lake during rescue attempt on guided trip

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS (AP) -- A kayak guide in his first season on the job in Yellowstone National Park has died while trying to rescue a park visitor who ...

Wyoming digest

Runaway truck net halts bus
JACKSON (AP) -- A bus driver has proved that a runaway truck system on a highway in western Wyoming works as ...

UW art museum gets $2.27M gift; new fund started

LARAMIE -- An anonymous gift of $2.27 million will create the Susan B. Moldenhauer Fund for Contemporary Art for the University of Wyoming Art Museum.
"This ...

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Births

FINLEY
A son was born to Kaysha Finley of Pavillion and Shain Finley of Pavillion at 5:57 p.m. June 12 at ...

Four of five victims in June 3 crash intoxicated; most labeled 'homicide'

Four of the five people who died June 3 at the scene of a two-vehicle, head-on collision south of Riverton were intoxicated, and one of those intoxicated ...

City says 'yes' to alcohol in park for summer 'Live at Five' events; first June 21

An alcohol ban at City Park has been lifted for Riverton's Chamber of Commerce Alive at Five concerts this summer.
The Riverton City Councilstruggledwith ...

As water levels begin receding in local rivers, Fremont County officials are now assessing the damage that was done by flooding last week and figuring out what ...

Park worker falls into hot spring

The 21-year-old from North Carolina was flown to the University of Utah burn center.

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) -- A 21-year-old North Carolina ...

 
 

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