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UW getting $1M to study oil and gas reservoirs

LARAMIE -- An oilfield services company is giving the University of Wyoming $1 million to support research on unconventional oil and gas reservoirs in the ...

Firefighters were able to salvage many personal items, including photographs, firearms and a pickup truck in the adjacent garage.

A rural Riverton ...

Dog that bit child allowed to live; bite was low-risk

An unvaccinated dog that bit a 5-year-old boy last week in Riverton has not been euthanized.
Instead, officials placed the dog under a 10-day quarantine to be ...

Survey finds 10 percent of county residents have diabetes

Also, 25 percent of Fremont County adults are obese, 23 percent smoke "every day or most days" and 24 percent did not have health insurance, according to ...

Behavior of tourists made widely seen 'bear jam' seem worse

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Dramatic video captured by a Montana wildlife official shows a mother black bear with cubs running toward a knot of camera-clicking tourists ...

Twenty-six deaths from flu in Wyoming so far this season

The figure is much higher than the average of 6.5 flu-related deaths a year.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Health reports 26 deaths have been ...

District 38 leader says he was fired 'without cause'

No reason has been provided officially for the dismissal of Tim Stathis as superintendent of Fremont County School District 38 in Arapahoe. Stathis was ...

Award-winning documentary on local teepee to premiere at casino

St. Stephen's Indian School will premiere its award-winning documentary, "Listening for a New Day: The Making of an Arapaho Buffalo Hide Tipi," Tuesday and ...

Powerful storm to sock it to Wyoming

CHEYENNE -- A potent spring snowstorm threatened to snarl traffic on interstate highways from Colorado to South Dakota, including a stretch of Interstate 80 ...

Central Wyoming College was nearing the end of a great rodeo season 15 years ago this week. Hosting their home rodeo, the Rustler Roundup, coach Rick Smith's ...

State taking control of two troubled nursing homes

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Health is taking over temporary management of troubled nursing homes in Rock Springs and Saratoga, state officials ...

Inmate who died in Torrington prison had Riverton ties

A former Riverton resident serving time at the medium-security prison in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness.
Department officials say 55-year-old ...

Rails to Trails killer finishes work camp, seeks reduction

A convicted killer is asking a judge to reduce his sentence to allow him out on probation.
Santana Mendoza, 17, is serving a sentence of 12 to 18 years in ...

WyDOT cautioning motorcyclists about highway construction

All drivers should expect traffic delays of up to 20 minutes.

Asphalt milling is scheduled to begin Monday on a highway and bridge improvement ...

Teen artist's work now on display at college

A new version of the Wyoming bucking horse and rider is on display at Central Wyoming College.
The iconic image, however, now includes a war bonnet.
The ...

CWC, NWS hosting Men in Science Conference on Tuesday

Young men from the region's middle and high schools will converge Tuesday at Central Wyoming College to participate in workshops presented by men involved in ...

City approves money from reserves to buy pothole machine

The Riverton City Council has voted to purchase a pothole-filling machine, despite worries over how the city would pay for it.
Riverton had been renting the ...

Children ages 7 to 14 years old can play pioneer games and learn to make a hide painting during events Friday and Saturday at two Fremont County museums.
The ...

Plea deal expected in death of UW student

LARAMIE -- The suspect in the death of a University of Wyoming student from Lander is expected to plead guilty to manslaughter next month in exchange for a ...

Central Wyoming College graduated 215 students this year, and many of them celebrated the achievement Friday night at the school's commencement.
For one ...

 
 

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