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Murder convict free after decades

DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) -- A man whose 100-year murder sentence was commuted by Montana's governor walked out of prison still clad in the blue shirt of an ...

School District 25 investigates grading incident

Riverton school administrators are in the process of terminating an employee who is suspected of altering student grades.
Fremont County School District 25 ...

Runway rebuild was city's biggest '15 construction job

Infrastructure spending in Riverton tops $2.6 million, with major projects complete for the year.

About $2.6 million was spent on infrastructure ...

Fort Washakie advocating for 'Indian Education for All' concept

Fort Washakie school officials believe all native and non-native students deserve a comprehensive education inclusive of basic knowledge of Wyoming's first ...

Wyoming digest

Shooting may have been self-defense
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Cheyenne police say a shooting at a Cheyenne house party that left two men dead may have involved ...

The communities of Lost Cabin and Lysite were founded early in the 20th century, although settlement in the area dates to the late 19th century. Both once were ...

Lawmakers snuff tobacco tax hike

State lawmakers are unlikely to change the state's tobacco taxes -- at least for the time being.
The Joint Revenue Interim Committee decided Friday not to ...

Significant county presence at UW

Almost 250 students from Fremont County were enrolled at the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie during the spring semester of 2015, according to a recent ...

Suit to be filed in traffic death of RPD staffer

The daughter of a woman killed by a drunken driver Nov. 13, 2014, has begun a wrongful death suit.
Court documents filed so far do not indicate who the woman ...

Second-degree murder verdict reached in hatchet attack

Twelve jurors found Terry L. Schmuck guilty of attempted second-degree murder on Friday after a week-long trial in Lander District Court.
Schmuck avoided the ...

Two Fremont County women recently were named volunteers of the year for Make-A-Wish Wyoming.
Lori Griffin of Lander and Linda Treese of Riverton were ...

A pickup truck waited at the stop sign on Honor Farm Road before pulling onto Highway 789. Traffic safety officials recommend clearing a vechicle's entire ...

Fremont County got its first significant snow of the fall on Friday morning, with 3-5 inches accumulating in different areas. A FedEx truck slid through the ...

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Services are pending for Rodney Shaw, 63, who died Nov. 18 at the Wyoming Medical Center in ...

Judge considers new grouse regs

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A federal judge put a Nevada lawsuit challenging U.S. sage grouse protections on the fast-track Wednesday but said she isn't ready to decide ...

Park backs off 1,000-bison slaughter target for winter

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park is backing off its proposal to kill roughly 1,000 wild bison this winter as officials seek to reduce the ...

Wyoming digest

Man gets 14 years for fatal crash
ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- A Utah man has been sentenced to prison for striking and killing a man after falling asleep at ...

Fire damages house; no injuries

No one was injured in a structure fire involving a stove pipe at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday on Cliff Drive north of Riverton.
Initial reports indicate the ...

Armed robbery suspect caught soon after taking cash, cigarettes

A Riverton man was arrested for armed robbery early Wednesday after using a pellet gun to steal cash and cigarettes from a local convenience store, officials ...

City won't back legalizing medical marijuana in state

The Riverton City Council will not support the legalization of medical marijuana in Wyoming.
The opposition was made formal through a resolution passed ...

 
 

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