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No one epitomized the boom-or-bust existence of 19th century gold mining in Fremont County more than these two men, Emil Granier, right, and W.G. Peters (some ...

Wyoming Farm Bureau elects Livingston to 10th term as president

Perry Livingston of Sundance was elected to his 10th term as president of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation at the organization's 95th annual meeting in ...

Second health insurance sign-up starting

Wyoming residents have a four-month window that started Saturday to buy health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act.
State residents who aren't ...

Hunter says men told him to 'get off their land'

A hunter called police at about 4:20 p.m. Nov. 7 to report that two unknown subjects had pointed a gun at him in the Dickinson Park area above Fort ...

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Births
BLACKBURN
A daughter was born to Alfreda Blackburn of Arapahoe at 8:05 a.m. Oct. 29 at SageWest Health Care. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 1 ...

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Barrasso retains leadership post
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso has been re-elected to serve as chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.
The ...

Hagel shakes up Minuteman missile command

The changes are to be implemented at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne.

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded that problems in the ...

Former museum director still intends to go to trial

Former Fremont County Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse intends to fight the new case against her, according to her attorney.
Prosecutors recently dropped ...

Shull's attorney wants to quit; judge denies request

On Nov. 13, a defendant found himself in the rare position of arguing against his own lawyer in front of a judge.
"I kind of disagree with all of this," said ...

Big job, revenue surge touted for Job Corps in new state analysis

State officials project the Wind River Job Corps Center currently under construction in Riverton will be a boon to the Fremont County economy --both before and ...

No surprise: Temperature record set

Temperatures hit record lows Thursday in downtown Riverton, falling to -21 degrees to become the coldest Nov. 13 in local history.
The previous record for the ...

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Deaths
WHITEPLUME
Ira John "Ira Hays" Whiteplume, 52, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. The wake and services will be at 6 ...

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Coldest day yet in frigid wave
DENVER -- The wind chill is making it feel as cold as 40 below in parts of the Rockies.
The actual temperature in ...

Tribes to get park bison held by Ted Turner

BILLINGS, Mont. -- A group of Yellowstone National Park bison is due to finally arrive at a permanent home on a northeastern Montana American Indian reservation ...

Marijuana trafficker in park gets five-year term

JACKSON -- A federal judge sentenced a West Virginia woman to five years in prison for trafficking nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in a recreational vehicle ...

Premeditation was the focus of arguments at a preliminary hearing for the defendant in a murder case.
The man's own life potentially was at stake in the ...

Biz council, developers eye reopening mine

The possibility of reopening the long-idled Atlantic City iron ore mine is being examined.
The mine in the mountains southwest of Lander once employed more ...

Woman forged prescriptions at least 10 times, got 1,000 pills illegally, cops say

A Riverton woman is charged with using old, stolen prescription forms to obtain prescription painkillers illegally.
The trick appears to have worked 10 time ...

An Ethete man was arrested for driving under the influence Thursday morning after a three-vehicle accident on West Main Street in Riverton in icy, frigid ...

Animal attack may have killed woman south of Riverton

A 40-year-old woman died Wednesday evening in Riverton after she was found unconscious in the 800 block of Rendezvous Road south of town.
Officials believe ...

 
 

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