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It's rendezvous season again in Riverton.
That means the entire month is filled with ways to celebrate the city, including games, gatherings, the Friday ...

Grant would fix Rails to Trails

A newly formed local group, the Riverton Pathways Volunteers, is applying for a grant from the Wyoming Department of Transportation to help pay for ...

No Zika mosquitoes in Fremont County

They couldn't live here, says Weed and Pest



The species of mosquito that carries the Zika virus does not live in Wyoming.
Even if an Aedes ...

At hearing, Bebout, Miller favor finding new site for penitentiary

A Wyoming legislative task force which includes two Riverton lawmakers is recommending that Gov. Matt Mead approve spending $3.5 million for emergency ...

Colleges bear burden of rising demand just as state revenue dips

Education experts say the counter-cyclical nature of community college enrollments provides an extra challenge for administrators facing mandatory budget cuts ...

Grizzly activity reported near Dubois; overall numbers up

With several grizzly bears "kicking around" Wind River Country, wildlife officials are warning residents to be vigilant and keep garbage, bird seed and animal ...

High court splits 3-2, upholding drug conviction after car search

The Wyoming Supreme Court voted 3-2 last week to uphold the guilty verdict of a man who was imprisoned based on a disputed search north of Riverton.
After ...

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Births


WALES
A daughter was born to Erica Smith-Arndt of Riverton and Brandenn Wales of Riverton at 2:20 a.m. ...

New University of Wyoming president Laurie Nichols is in Fremont County this week, part of a statewide tour intended to introduce her to Wyoming education ...

Two people suffered minor injuries in this one-vehicle rollover at about 2:10 p.m. Sunday near milepost 110 on Wyoming Highway 789 north of Riverton. The ...

Non-profit would buy GTNP parcel

JACKSON(AP) -- A philanthropic partner of Grand Teton National Park is trying to raise money to purchase a square-mile, Wyoming-owned tract of land within the ...

State population older, diversifying; minority up 15K since 2010

Fremont County, home to the Wind River Indian Reservation, has the state's largest non-white population by percentage.

Wyoming's residents are ...

Report rates Wyoming kids high in economic stability, near bottom in overall health

CHEYENNE (TNS) - Wyoming needs to work on improving the health of its youth. That's the message in the 2016 Kids Count Data Book, an annual report issued by ...

Wyoming digest

Deadline near for $20M carbon prize
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Organizers of an international competition to turn greenhouse gases into useful products are making ...

Christensen says he's natural to follow Lummis

State Sen. Leland Christensen, R-Alta, sees himself as the natural choice to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis in the House of Representatives in ...

Woman drowned in canal; might have been trying to rescue dog from water

CODY (AP) -- Investigating authorities say a southwestern Wyoming woman who drowned Saturday in an irrigation canal near Cody may have been trying to rescue her ...

Celebrants 'safer than they used to be,' say firefighters

Local firefighters commended residents for being responsible with fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.
Crews responded to several fire calls Monday, ...

Repairs start at Yellowstone overlook

(AP) -- Trails, overlooks and parking lots near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River are getting about $9.1 million in improvements and repairs.
Fatal ...

The typical huge crowd lined up to see Lander's annual Pioneer Days Parade for Independence ...

Wyoming digest

Torrington prison warden retires
(AP) -- Officials have announced that the warden of the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington has ...

 
 

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