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Inmates charged in murder try

RAWLINS -- Three Wyoming State Penitentiary inmates are charged with trying to kill another inmate.
36-year-old Michael Grooman, 31-year-old Joseph Martinez ...

Residents soon could see the rare spectacle of a public official on trial for her actions in office.
A circuit court judge is setting a trial for the former ...

Air service, beautification, fast Internet among city's goals for year

The Riverton City Council has identified a set of goals that will help guide the local decision-making process throughout the year.
Council members began ...

Long-eared bat listed as threatened

The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly ...

Digest

DEQ acts on orphan well issue
CHEYENNE -- The review board for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality voted Tuesday to dismiss bond forfeiture ...

Middle class in Wyoming faring better than in all other states

Wyoming lost some of its middle class and jobs because of the Great Recession -- but its losses were the smallest in the nation, a research organization ...

Churches plan Holy Week events starting Thursday

Local churches have planned special worship services this week leading up to Easter on Sunday.
Many of the events begin Thursday, when Christians remember the ...

School safety tip line scrutinized

CHEYENNE -- Recent legislation that would have replaced a school-safety tip line serving Wyoming with an in-state program has generated debate over whether the ...

UW arena upgrades delayed

Rising construction costs have taken a toll on the University of Wyoming's plans for Phase II of the reconstruction of the Arena-Auditorium.
Phase I -- the ...

'Neighborhood' police officers assigned to zones in Riverton

Citizens are encouraged to call their designated neighborhood officers when they have questions or concerns about a non-emergency.

Riverton ...

Today

Deaths
PACHECO
Dixie Marie Pacheco, 65, formerly of Lander, died Monday, March 23. A Mass of Christian burial was Monday, March 30, at St. Joseph's ...

ND joining state's frack lawsuit

BISMARCK -- North Dakota plans to join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal hydraulic fracturing rule for U.S. government lands.
The North Dakota ...

Chicks, ducklings a common source of salmonella bacteria

A Wyoming Department of Health representative wants to remind the public that chicks and ducklings -- animals that often are bought in the spring -- can carry ...

Outreach enrollment growing at college; dip noted in Dubois

Second Wind program ends in June

Dubois was the only Central Wyoming College service area to see a decrease in outreach participation last ...

Digest

Trial coming in murder scheme
CASPER -- A Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate accused of trying to hire someone to kill his parents so he could collect ...

Airline on-time performance up, but boardings sharply lower

About 770 people boarded a flight at Riverton Regional Airport in January and February. That's about half of the roughly 1,200 who flew in those months in ...

Wyoming digest

Plane lands on highway near Thermopolis
THERMOPOLIS -- A pilot safely landed his single-engine plane on a highway in rural central Wyoming after the ...

The way it was: Toastmistresses -- 1974

Among the Toastmasters service club's missions is to instill confidence in public speaking among its members. The club was prominent in Fremont County 41 years ...

BLM to conduct prescribed burn in county

The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a prescribed burn along the foothills of the south side of Green Mountain in an area known as the Hadsell Pasture, ...

Antique Easter decor on display

A new display in the lobby of the Fremont County Pioneer Museum shows some vintage Easter decorations and cards from the late 1800s through the 1930s.
The ...

 
 

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