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'Something had to give,' says warden

As a result of state-level funding cuts, the Wyoming Department of Corrections has closed the 74-bed residential treatment unit at the Wyoming Honor Farm north ...

State considers law charging fee for public records

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming state government is considering a proposed rule to allow state agencies to charge the public for staff time required to respond to ...

The number of firefighters at the site near Dubois stands at 766.

The Lava Mountain Fire continues to grow, reaching more than 12,150 acres Thursday ...

Man sentenced for scratching his initials into park landmark

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) -- A Texas man has been sentenced to three days in jail and ordered to pay $250 in restitution for carving his initials into the iconic ...

Breanna Bower took fifth place in junior showmanship during the Fremont County Fair horse show Saturday in Riverton. The event traditionally is a preliminary ...

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Births

MADDELEIN
A daughter was born to Sierra Maddelein of Riverton at 11:54 a.m. July 21 at SageWest Health ...

Group using horses to assist veterans at CFD

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- BraveHearts, a group which uses horzes to assist veterans, is at Cheyenne Frontier Days this week giving demonstrations to audiences about ...

Death in park dormitory fire a suicide, report concludes

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Investigators have determined that a man set a fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park a year ago in an act of suicide.
The ...

Death in park dormitory fire a suicide, report concludes

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Investigators have determined that a man set a fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park a year ago in an act of suicide.
The ...

Wyoming digest

Big crowd at UW town hall
LARAMIE (AP) -- Hiring private contractors to do non-academic work, such as landscaping, is among the ideas that should be ...

North Federal rebuild could stretch 3 years

The reconstruction of North Federal Boulevard set to take place in 2017 will continue on for at least another summer, and could be stretched out to ...

No West Nile detected this week since fog increase

Weed and pest officials have not detected West Nile virus this week in mosquito pools in the Riverton area, despite the virus's presence last week on Mission ...

State budget woes could worsen when final figures calculated

Wyoming's budget picture continues to worsen, after a new state report indicated that the budget shortfall for the last fiscal year could be on the "high end" ...

The Lava Mountain Fire west of Dubois threatens about 870 structures, but officials say no property has been damaged or destroyed as a result of the blaze, ...

Blood test saves Riverton man from DUI homicide charge

Shawn Pendleton was sentenced to a year in jail on a lesser charge for the car wreck that killed Dana Trujillo.

A Riverton man will not be charged ...

South Broadway between Main Street and Washington Avenue closed down for Riverton's "Alive at 5" on Thursday, July 21, with music, bouncy houses, food and ...

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Community Calendar

Wednesday July 27

Music on the Lawn: Lost Springs Band, a classic rock and country ...

Smaller fire near Lander fully contained

From staff reports
The Shoshone Lake Fire west of Lander has been contained.
It was reported July 19 about 15 miles west of Lander on the Washakie Ranger ...

Ferrets returning to area where they nearly vanished

The release will complete the circle of a story that began in 1981.

MEETEETSE (AP) -- Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on ...

Man charged in father-son kidnap, murder case hangs himself in jail

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Adding a new twist to an already bizarre kidnapping and murder case, a man charged in the killing of a Utah train worker has died after ...

 
 

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