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Bank robber says she did it to go back to prison

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A woman who recently was released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and ...

Absentee ballots now available for primary; school board filing open Aug. 10-29

The candidate filing period for local public school and community college boards is Aug. 10-29.
The timing is unique to those positions - other candidates for ...

Fremont County digest

Ribbon-cutting set for Shoshoni school
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new K12 school in Shoshoni will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. After the ...

Grand Teton National Park is launchinga new Tribal Youth Corps program this summer. The goals of the program are to reconnect American Indian youth with the ...

For 32 years the Wyoming Tie and Timber Co. was one of Fremont County's best-known businesses, and for most of that time this man was one of the most prominent ...

Dubois, U.S. 26 remain open despite wildfire

Duboisremains open for business and visitors despite the presence of the Lava Mountain Fire 20 miles west of town.
287 homes in the area have been evacuated, ...

Wyoming digest

Uinta County fire burns eight houses
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A new fire that blew up in southwest Wyoming has destroyed eight rural homes and forced the ...

The Riverton Museum has a new display up, showcasing a collection of unique toy soldiers from pre World War II.
The collection, donated by Paul Hughes, in ...

Left, Torrey McKiernan modeled the dress she made from wool she won in a 2013 contest. Above, Camryn Williams showed off her butterfly-themed outfit Tuesday at ...

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Corrections
- Thursday's page-one story "Lava Mountain Fire breaks 12,000-acre mark; no encouraging weather in near-term ...

RHS lists principal's honor roll

Riverton High School has announced its second-semester principal's honor roll, signifying a grade-point average of 3.76 to 4.0.

12th grade
Barlow, ...

Airport Road speed limit cut from 55 mph to 45, effective now

The speed limit on Airport Road north of Riverton has been decreased from 55 miles per hour to 45 mph after the Riverton City Council voted unanimously during ...

Sabrina Bierman, left, tried to catch water Connor Gopp poured behind his head in one of the events at Riverton Branch Library's water olympics Thursday on the ...

Candy tycoon Mars dead at 84; was Wyo resident

SEATTLE (AP) -- Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers ...

Firefighters gain some control of mountain fire; no new growth

After the Lava Mountain Fire grew by nearly 10,000 acres this week, firefighters have begun to gain control of the blaze, which has been burning since July ...

Two years after mayoral run, Gard seeks return to Ward 3 council seat

Rich Gard hopes to make his return to the Riverton City Council after this coming election season with the help of voters in Ward 3.
Others in the running for ...

Budget mandates mean end of certain tests now in use at state crime lab

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The director of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation says he expects that the recent decision to stop performing tests of some types ...

Wyoming digest

Fifteen arrested in prostitution sting
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Fifteen people have been arrested in connection to a sting aimed at stopping prostitution during ...

Lander SageWest aims for August reopening of ICU, psych and rehab

SageWest Healthcare hopes to reopen its psychiatric and rehabilitation wards in mid-August, and interim CEO Roy Vinson said the intensive care unit is "ready ...

Carbon XPRIZE draws international competition

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both ...

 
 

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