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ACT scores improving in state; average at 20

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The latest statewide student assessments show that Wyoming 11th graders improved in every subject tested earlier this year.
The composite ...

Wyoming digest

Mead: Coal port ruling disappoints
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Officials in Wyoming and Montana are weighing how to respond to last week's ruling by an Oregon ...

Teen driver killed Saturday in wreck on remote road

An 18-year-old from Sweet-water County died Saturday evening in a one-vehicle rollover east of Farson.
Wyatt Kalivas, 18, of Superior, had been driving a 2003 ...

Man charged with murder of infant son; in court Monday

Forensic pathologist James Wilkerson determined a skull fracture caused the baby's demise and said he favored "anger (impulse) homicide" as the manner of ...

Commission contests highlight local ballot

Primary election voters in Fremont Country were choosing nominees for three county commission seats Tuesday, along with some contested Wyoming House races and ...

County short $1.1 million on funds for 1 percent jobs

Fremont County has allocated $15.9 million for 1 percent fund projects since voters approved the specialty sales tax in 2012.
However, Treasurer Scott ...

Wyoming digest

High court to hear same-sex case
CHEYENNE(AP) -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next week on whether a Pinedale judge who has said ...

U.S. rig count inches upward again; no movement in Wyoming

HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 17 this week to 481.
A year ago, 884 rigs were active. Depressed ...

Salazar: No new taxes to boost state revenue

House District 34 candidate Tim Salazar says he is running for two main reasons: taxes and jobs.
"I refuse to use my vote to raise taxes," he said. " I'm not ...

Singing in the rain

Rachael Price of Brooklyn-based band Lake Street Dive performed on a rainy Thursday night during the third concert of Lander LIVE's 2016 series. Local band Low ...

A gold Toyota Century rear-ended a semi truck at about 5:35 p.m. Wednesday on the 700 block of North Federal Avenue. The front bumper of the Toyota was caught ...

Man gets 10 to 15 for rape

Ryan Thain will be sentenced to five to 10 years imprisonment after he was accused of a raping a woman in Lander on June 18.
Thain entered an Alfred plea, ...

Local kids prepare for health careers at UW Summer Camp

Eleven Fremont County kids were among the 83 Wyoming high school students were exposed to a variety of health care career options during the sixth annual ...

Job Corps students organizing community powwow at CWC

The college has hosted powwows before, usually been in the gymnasium, but this one will be outdoors.

The Wind River Job Corps draws in many students ...

David Glynn worked on an asphalt overlay project Wednesday on South Broadway Avenue. The well-used street in central Riverton was repaired with funding from ...

No primary opposition in city for Jibben, Peterson

Riverton City Council members Holly Jibben and Sean Peterson, who were appointed to the council to fill in vacancies after two members resigned, are both ...

District 5 candidate Keiser: 'I'm no politician'

Mark Keiser was chairman of the Lander City Council more than a decade ago.
After being laid off from his job in the oil field in April, he's now hoping to ...

Retired priest Hardy faces Greene in House primary

Fair parade goers most likely spotted the vintage purple school bus in the lineup Saturday with the name Charlie Hardy painted across.
Hardy is a Democratic ...

School, college filings open; two CWC trustees in

The filing period for general election candidates seeking office on local school boards and other districts opened Wednesday and runs through 5 p.m. Aug. ...

Tribes can gather national park plants under new rule from Interior department

PHOENIX (AP) -- Tribes can begin entering into agreements with the National Park Service to allow their members to pick plants on protected land under a new ...

 
 

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