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The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District accepted Christmas trees again this season to help create fish habitat at Ocean Lake in Pavillion. Linnea ...

Case won't go for quick fix using 'rainy day' money

State Sen. Cale Case is in the midst of cancer treatment, but the longtime legislator said his medical issues won't interfere with his duties when the Wyoming ...

Job losses hit 5,400 statewide in 2015 due to energy slide

In what may be the first large-scale energy bust to hit the state in some 30 years, Wyoming's economy contracted in 2015, losing 6,500 jobs, mostly in the ...

Storm sparks three search-and-rescue calls; all successful

In one incident, High Plains Power provided a Sno-Cat which was used to reach a stranded motorist.

Local search and rescue crews responded to three ...

Judge considers sentence trim for Rails to Trails killer

Judge Norman Young is considering a sentence reduction for John Kalani Potter, who -- along with Santana Mendoza -- beat a man to death and severely injured a ...

State rig tally holds steady; nation down another 18

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 18 this week to 619.
The Houston ...

Sled dog racer Jerry Bath of Lander helped out at the local stop of the Stage Stop race years ago, piquing his interest in the sport. On Monday and Tuesday, ...

Dozens turned out Saturday in downtown Riverton to participate in the Wild West Winter Carnival ice sculpture ...

Liz Cheney running for House slot, joining big GOP; field

The elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is running for Congress, following up a failed U.S. Senate campaign two years ago with another attempt ...

Grant paying for community gardens on the WR reservation

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $2.5 milling grant to partner with the University of Wyoming and the Wind River Indian Reservation ...

Brace for budget shock this year, local leaders warn

As a drop in prices for energy commodities has hurt Wyoming's economy, Fremont County officials are looking to cut nearly 20 percent of its costs for the ...

Pavillion working group meeting Tuesday, CWC

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission hosts a meeting of the Pavillion Working Group in Riverton ...

March 11 deadline for teen video contest to promote summer reading at library

Wyoming teens are invited to "Get in the Game" and compete in the Collaborative Summer Library Program 2016 Teen Video Challenge by creating a video that ...

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Corrections

Yesterday's front page story "Biggest weekend of winter carnival coming up now" should have said the ...

Another candidate joins field to replace Lummis

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Buford man has announced his bid for Wyoming's sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
25-year-old John Meena filed paperwork with ...

Heavily used rest area on I-80 closed abruptly when custodian quits job

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- A popular rest area on Interstate 80 will be closed for an unknown period of time because the contractor in charge of keeping the facility ...

Legal battle over airplane focuses state debate over asset forfeiture

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The single-engine Cessna aroused suspicion at the Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody even before it landed.
The pilot didn't radio the ...

Wyoming digest

UW to hire new provost
LARAMIE (AP) -- With the top spot at the University of Wyoming filled by incoming University President Laurie Nichols, ...

Trial date set for suspect in post office break-in, theft

A trial date has been set for the Arapahoe man charged with a felony for burglarizing the Riverton post office in December.
Allen Joseph Whiteplume Jr., 30, ...

Two dogs put down after man attacked; 40 stitches required

q Both dogs were unvaccinated pit bull terriers.

Two unvaccinated dogs were euthanized Friday morning after biting a 30-year-old Riverton man in the face ...

 
 

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