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Park discounts ending Feb. 15

CHEYENNE -- Outdoor enthusiasts have until Feb. 15 to take advantage of early-bird discounts for annual passes to Wyoming's state parks and historic sites.
The ...

Wyoming man convicted again for Nebraska killing

KIMBALL, Neb. -- A Wyoming man has been convicted, for a second time, of killing his former roommate in Nebraska.
Vencil Ash III, 43, was found guilty earlier ...

Vote on sputtering Medicaid bill put off another day in Senate

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has pushed back a final vote on whether to expand the federal Medicaid system.
The Senate voted Thursday to delay action on a ...

Pedestrian hit in September had .294 BAC

Autopsy results show the pedestrian killed in a car accident in September north of Riverton was intoxicated at the time of his death.
The incident has been ...

Deed scam asking money for documents available from county at no charge

No longer satisfied with limiting their tricks to the telephone, scammers also are taking to the mail to bilk Fremont County residents out of their money. ...

Long-delayed sentence set for sex offender

Lauro Alcaraz Jr. faces up to five years in state prison, then 13 more at the federal level.

As soon as his hearing finished Wednesday in Lander ...

Medical issue possible cause of wreck

A 70-year-old Riverton man suffered minor injuries Wednesday after driving his truck into a parked vehicle and colliding with a storefront in the 300 block of ...

Day at the Legislature

CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 17th day of the 2015 General Session:
DRONES: A bill that would place limits on law enforcement use ...

Bills would do away with old beer tax, raise malt beverage revenue differently

A bill to remove the excise tax on malt beverages in Wyoming passed on third reading in the Wyoming House and has moved to the Senate.
Another bill would ...

Record high, then record moisture at airport station

The National Weather Service reported a record high temperature Tuesday at Riverton Regional Airport.
For Feb. 3 the maximum temperature at the airport was 52 ...

City seeking applicants to fill slots on several boards

The city of Riverton is looking for community members to fill vacancies on the city's airport board, planning commission, tree board and beautification ...

Science standards getting new look from legislators

Wyoming lawmakers are debating legislation regarding the adoption of new educational science standards for K-12 schools in the state.
House Bill 23 would ...

Man killed in Jan. 3 accident had .144 BAC

Autopsy results show the Riverton man who died in a single-vehicle crash in January north of town was driving while intoxicated.
David H. Williams, 24, of ...

Lawmakers to debate cuts to state's huge 'rainy day' accounts

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are proposing to cut the flow of cash into the state's rainy day fund to cover the recent decrease in revenue brought about by ...

Lawmakers express relief that 'Hill bill' chapter appears over

Fremont County legislators were happy to hear about the failure this week of a proposed amendment to do away with the elected state superintendent of public ...

Digest

Snowstorm could leave 2 feet
CHEYENNE -- Snow is making for some difficult travel conditions in parts of Wyoming.
Winter storm warnings and winter ...

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Deaths
CLAWSON
Cheri Clawson, 54, of Riverton, died Monday, Feb. 2, at her home. Services are pending.

COX
Charles Douglas Cox, 67, ...

Former Lander resident killed in Sunday car wreck

A former Lander resident who died early Sunday in a one-vehicle traffic accident in Garfield County, Colo., has been identified.
Officials said Devon Cardera, ...

Today

Births
HEBAH
A daughter was born to Constance Hebah of Lander at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 6 ...

State Capitol site of annual Celebration of Hope

With a focus planned on colorectal cancer survivors, the Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium's 10th Annual Celebration of Hope is Friday at the ...

 
 

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