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RHS Hall of Fame inducting first group

The first inductions to the new Riverton High School Hall of Fame are set for Saturday night at the RHS Commons.
Dinner tickets for the 6:30 p.m. banquet and ...

Past board members testify in ex-director's trial

Carol Thiesse is charged with stealing from the Fremont County Pioneer Museum, which she once oversaw.

The defense began mounting its case Friday ...

Four flashing crosswalk signals have been installed in the 100 block of East Sunset Drive where 7-year-old Sophia Archer was killed in May.
Installation ...

Fire still burning in nearby states, but smoke dissipating

Residents in Fremont County woke up Thursday able to see the surrounding mountains as smoke from regional wildfires started to diminish.
Kelly Allen, lead ...

Dubois Museum hosting book signing Saturday

Local historian Steve Banks will do a book signing 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dubois Museum.
Banks edited the second edition of "Recollections ...

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Company to move to Laramie
LARAMIE -- A San Diego-based manufacturer is planning to move its production operation from China to Laramie.
Plans were ...

Bus driver pleads guilty to fatal crash

GILLETTE -- A Gillette bus driver accused of killing three people after a crash last year in a construction zone will avoid prison after pleading guilty to ...

UW donations dip, still top $40 million

CHEYENNE -- Private contributions to the University of Wyoming dropped for the second year in a row to about $46 million, a $10 million decrease from the record ...

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Births
SITTING EAGLE
A daughter was born to Kandace Van Fleet of Montebello, Calif., and Truman Sitting Eagle of Riverton at 8:49 a.m. July 23 at ...

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Death penalty won't be sought
POWELL -- A Park County prosecutor says he won't seek the death penalty for a woman charged in connection with a plot to ...

Yellowstone fire watched, not fought yet

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A lightning-caused wildfire is being allowed to burn for now in a remote area of Yellowstone National Park.
The fire is on the ...

Listing or no listing, more federal money pledged to protect grouse

BILLINGS, Mont. -- The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western ...

State may have to pay for Eaton hearing that might be ruled moot

The State of Wyoming was bracing Wednesday to cover the cost of a new death penalty hearing for a former Riverton man convicted murderer even as a federal ...

Man charged in gun theft, shooting

Oliver Reed faces multiple counts for the July 24 incident.

A burglary case against Oliver Daryl Reed has reached District Court.
He is charged with ...

Casper man gets three to five years for punching death of Lander student

LARAMIE --The man who punched and killed a University of Wyoming student from Lander last Halloween was sentenced Wednesday to three to five years in ...

Three meet filing date for council vacancy; interviews set for Tuesday

The last letter of interest for Riverton's Ward 1 City Council vacancy arrived Wednesday, leaving three candidates to be considered.
Patricia Granlund, Phil ...

Author to speak, perform at Riverton library

The University of Nevada Center for Basque Studies presents author David Romtvedt who will read from and talking about his novel "Zelestina Urza in Outer ...

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Births
RED BOW
A child was born to Chelsey Red Bow of Lander and Buddy Red Bow of Lander at 5:36 p.m. July 20 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The ...

This is about the time of year when everyone and his brother, mother and second cousin are trying to give away homegrown zucchini squash. Yet one can eat only ...

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Two killed in Tuesday head-on
THAYNE -- A woman and an infant died when their vehicle drifted into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a pickup ...

 
 

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