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Jet air service at Riverton airport begins Friday

After a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning, Denver Air Connection will fly its first Riverton Regional Airport passengers out at 8:09 a.m., arriving in ...

Wyoming digest

Card charges filed
LARAMIE (AP) -- Six men and women face federal charges of using counterfeit credit cards to defraud Wyoming and Colorado fast-food ...

Police: Fugitive father, son killed Utah train worker

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Salt Lake City train worker who was kidnapped during his shift by a father and son on the run from police died just over two hours ...

John Lundberg walked alongside his family's float in the annual Shrine Circus kiddie parade Wednesday. Jackson Owens, dressed as a lion, stood at the rear of ...

New ombudsman says she's handled seven service calls so far

Jane Juve has been in the position since February.

Since starting her role as Riverton's first community relations ombudsman, Jane Juve said she's ...

Hay conditions struggle as FreCo tries to rebound from poor 2015

At the end of May, just 71 percent of Wyoming's hay was in good condition, as measured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.At the same time in 2015, the ...

Fire activity picking up; precautions urged for July 4 holiday

Scattered thunderstorms that rolled through the region Tuesday afternoon started several lightning-caused fires in the southern end of Fremont County.
At ...

Long closed session for CWC board as process to find president gets started

After almost three hours spent in a closed-door executive session meeting Tuesday, the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees offered no indication of its ...

Many in state to feel impact of $90 million in health cuts

A huge cut in the Wyoming Department of Health's budget is likely to have serious consequences across the state.
Last week, Gov. Matt Mead announced $90 ...

Beaver Creek Fire nears 10K acres

Consecutive days of low humidity and north by northwest winds greatly increased fire growth on the Beaver Creek Fire Monday afternoon and through the night. ...

County budget cut 15 percent; cash and investments tapped to keep it balanced

Fremont County Commissioners have finalized a budget for the 2017 fiscal year after taking comment at a public hearing Monday.
With the county's assessed ...

City inching closer to full funding for big N. Fed. rebuild next year

The $5.2 million project could take two years to finish.

The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board awarded the City of Riverton a $1.3 million ...

This year marks the 26th anniversary of the annual 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous re-enactment in Riverton. The events starts Wednesday, June 29, continuing ...

Wyoming digest


Foundation funds gov house improvements
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A nonprofit organization supported by major players in Wyoming's energy industry is spending ...

Animal vaccinations, human common sense key factors in rabies prevention

In 2015 a Fremont County resident died of rabies, the first such death ever recorded in the state.

Rabies prevention strategies, including animal ...

Oil spilled in truck wreck

Several thousand gallons of crude oil leaked from two tanker trailers after a crash Sunday on Wyoming State Highway 450 about 15 miles east of Wright.
The ...

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MORTENSEN
Sherry Ann Mortensen 59, of Riverton passed away June 17, 2016 at Help for Health Hospice Home. ...

Noise reductions sought at airport

JACKSON (AP) -- Commercial jets landing at Jackson Hole Airport may be changing course to reduce noise over the Snake River.
Up to a dozen commercial jets land ...

Fire grows near Colorado border

Staff reports

The Beaver Creek Fire, which started last Sunday on the Medicine Bow - Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, continued ...

Blaze in Crook County burns 3 square miles; evacs advised

SUNDANCE (AP) -- Fire-fighters have gained about 30 percent containment on a wildfire that is threatening rural residences in Crook County in northeast ...

 
 

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