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Air service group positive about new developments

The improving local air service picture holds promise for economic development in 2017, leaders of the Fremont Air Service Task Force report.
Two task force ...

Indian education bill gets 9-0 nod from committee

Extra teaching burden a concern

A bill that would incorporate American Indian education into public school standards passed out of the House ...

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Births

REED
A daughter was born to Celia Reed of Lander and Julian Reed of Lander at 6:39 a.m. January 12 at ...

Judge dismisses Capitol renovation lawsuit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit contesting a $300 million project to renovate the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne.
In dismissing the ...

Massive Wyoming wind project gets critical federal approvals

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The biggest onshore wind development in the works in the U.S. has received two critical federal approvals that could allow the first turbines ...

Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, has developed new bills he plans to present during this year's legislative session, which began Jan. 10.
Allen has been a strong ...

College trustee Douglas to resign; replacement action starts immediately

Mickey Douglas will resign from the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees effective Feb. 13.
The board accepted her resignation Wednesday, with ...

Indian education bill gets 9-0 nod from committee

Extra teaching burden a concern

A bill that would incorporate American Indian education into public school standards passed out of the House ...

Insurance rep expects quick fix for SageWest ER

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming plans to "expedite" the process to bring the emergency rooms at SageWest hospitals back in network, officials at the ...

Wyoming digest

Bill on palliative care considered
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming lawmakers will consider a measure meant to improve the quality of palliative care.
The ...

DeVos' gun remark lands differently in grizz country

CHEYENNE (AP) -- In grizzly country, comments by President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary that schools should have guns on campus to ...

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 ...

 

Sports

Olivia Thompson posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 91-52 road loss to Gillette.

Central Wyoming College's women's basketball ...

Central Wyoming College's eight-game winning streak came to an end with an 89-75 road defeat to Gillette College.

All good things must come to and ...

Riverton now has five athletes qualified for state.

Riverton High School swimmers Trystan Gorley and Michael Kraft swam state-qualifying times last ...

Riverton's basketball squads play a pair of conference opponents in the Panthers and Broncs.

Friday is home-game night this weekend for the Riverton ...

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 ...

Opinion / Community

Grizzly bears in schools

Education nominee's odd remark gave unexpected attention to Wyoming

Wyoming doesn't often come up during confirmation hearings for a presidential ...

For Trump, rejection is promotion

He's more fascinating psychologically than politically

Will I get tweeted? Twaddled? Twiddled? (Hey, they're all in the dictionary).
What will be ...

Edward Roberts

Edward Roberts of Shoshoni passed away on January 7, 2017. He was 58.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Shoshoni ...

EPA made good decision on delay of uranium regs

Editor:
This month the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew its proposed rule that would have put new regulations on in-situ uranium recovery.
I applaud ...

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 ...

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Births


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

 

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