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Young actors of Missoula Children's Theater performed "The Frog Prince" Saturday afternoon at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center theater at Central Wyoming ...

CREG report predicts slight uptick in revenue

"The good news is that it appears that we've bottomed out," said State Senate President Eli Bebout of Riverton.

In a new report, the state's ...

First-ever heroin death confirmed in county; legislation linked to issue

Fremont County has confirmed its first-ever death directly caused by heroin.
Coroner Mark Stratmoen said Levi Little, 27, of Dubois, died accidentally Dec. 19 ...

Guardian's response times solid over first six months

Guardian EMS has averaged a total response time of almost 16 minutes in its first six months providing Fremont County's ambulances services.
Crews take about ...

Proposed city-tribe trash agreement raises questions for Riverton officials

Part two of two

The Northern Arapaho tribal official offering a cooperative trash disposal arrangement to the City of Riverton says past problems in ...

SageWest ER no longer in Blue Cross network; likely temporary

Costs are likely to go up for local hospital patients after Blue Cross Blue Shield dropped the SageWest Health Care emergency departments in Riverton and ...

State joins Texas, others in suit to halt coal action

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Wyoming has joined Texas and 11 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration ...

Flaring rules take effect; suit continues

Certain provisions in the rules don't take full effect for a year.

CHEYENNE (AP) -- New nationwide rules to curtail the practice of burning off excess ...

Wyoming digest

Slight increase in state graduation rate
CHEYENNE (TNS) -- High school graduation rates are marginally increasing across Wyoming.
The state's overall ...

Roper's thumb sewn back on

DENVER (AP) -- A Wyoming cowboy has got his thumb back after losing the finger while roping a steer at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
Justin ...

State Board of Education to prioritize native issues

The State Board of Education has made American Indian student issues a priority for this legislative session.
Specifically, board members say they will urge ...

Local school leaders push back against consolidation talks

Legislators and local superintendents pushed back this week on an idea to limit Wyoming counties to one school district apiece.
The Joint Education Committee ...

Crowds gathered at Riverton City Park on Monday morning for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march up Federal Boulevard to Riverton City Hall.
Wyoming ...

WWWC medallion hunt begins today

The Wild West Winter Carnival has returned for another year, and with it the annual medallion treasure hunt.
The Ranger sponsors the hunt each year, hiding ...

Riverton enrollments lowest in seven years

The enrollment of Riverton's school district has now dropped 8.6 percent in a little more than two years.
A little more than 1 percent of that decrease has ...

Wyoming digest

College basketball bus hits cow
POWELL (AP) -- A bus driver and four members of the Gillette College women's basketball team were taken to the hospital ...

Third straight year for record nat'l park visits

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such as Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky ...

University to hire diversity coordinator

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The University of Wyoming plans to hire a diversity coordinator soon.
The diversity coordinator will help make sure that students of all ...

State's first USDA slaughterhouse on track in Cody

CODY (AP) -- A Cody business is on track to become Wyoming's first federally licensed and inspected slaughterhouse.
The Cody Enterprise reported Monday that ...

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Births


LINCOLN
A daughter was born to Ashley Harding of Riverton and Travis Lincoln of Riverton at 9:34 a.m. ...

SageWest fully open after May flood closures

The facility was evacuated May 7 due to flood-related issues, leaving only parts of the hospital open for emergencies.


SageWest Health Care at ...

 

Sports

Five Central players scored in double-digits, with Loveeda White leading the way with 23 points.

Not often does a college basketball squad on either ...

Riverton won four of eight team duals at the Thoman Invitational, including victories against Lander and Jackson.

Riverton's wrestlers were in Green ...

Wolverines draw parallel with past Cowboys

In the early 1980s, when Wyoming Cowboy basketball players Charles Bradley, Kenneth Ollie, Bill Garnett, Chris Engler and Mike Jackson, along with their coach, ...

Chiefs hold off Grizzlies, 71-60

Wyoming Indian's Buell Robinson had 38 points in a road victory against Rocky Mountain.


Wyoming Indian rode a 25-point fourth quarter to pull away ...

Central Wyoming College's mens basketball squad scored 123 and 92 points, respectively, against Little Big Horn College and Miles Community ...

 

Opinion / Community

United States was never meant to be true democracy

Editor:
A recent letter to editor referred to the "tyranny of the majority" as though it was a bad thing, and the writer, in so many words, praised the ...

CREG's new guess

The new state revenue estimate is better, but not by enough to matter

It turns out that the Wyoming Consensus Revenue Estimating Group is a lot ...

Today

Births


WATERMAN
A child was born to Kelsey Brown of Lander and Alexander Waterman of Riverton at 3:03 p.m. ...

Tuesday notes

A cold one
We're halfway through January now, and our old, cold winter is continuing. We've only seen a day or two above freezing since Christmas, and ...

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