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#Smiles: Willow Creek students give back to Riverton with random acts of kindness [Videos]

A series to share #smiles across our community through the achievements of our local youth, brought to you by Rendezvous Dental. Students at Riverton’s Willow Creek Elementary School celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week in Riverton by helping people all over town with various tasks on Friday.


The ‘Happy Face Killer’ Committed a Brutal Murder on This Wyoming Highway

In 1995, a January blizzard swept over I-80 as Keith Jesperson and Angela Subrize traveled across Wyoming in a purple semi truck. The conditions were worsening, so Keith decided to wait out the storm at an isolated rest stop. Angela hitched a ride from Kieth in Washington. She wanted Keith to keep m


SageWest Closes PineRidge Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit

SageWest Health Care today announced that the PineRidge Behavioral Health Unit will close, effective February 28. “The decision to close PineRidge was not made lightly,” said Alan Daugherty, chief executive officer of SageWest Health Care. “There have been significant changes in regulations and accr


Wyoming Inmate Dies of Illness in Prison

An inmate who was being at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington died Sunday due to a lengthy illness, according to a statement from the Wyoming Department of Corrections.


Wyoming Corporate Income Tax Bill Tabled In Committee

A bill that would have imposed Wyoming's first-ever corporate income tax was tabled in a Senate committee Tuesday night, effectively killing the measure for this session. Senate Corporations, Elections, and Political Subdivisions Committee Charman Bill Landen [R-Natrona County] tabled the measure wi


4 ways to save your money with Worker’s Compensation

SageWest Health Care – WorkWise has partnered with Wyoming Workforce Services to bring the community a free seminar that can help business owners protect their business and reduce costs in the process.


Did You Know About Wyoming’s Hidden River?

There are many rivers with hidden secrets throughout Wyoming, but there is one in specific that performs a magic trick that could compare to the late great Harry Houdini. The river is located in the Wind River Mountains just 6 miles Southwest of Lander WY. in Sinks State Park. While it is an absolut


On the map: Travelers can now find RIW when planning their flights

Imagine you live in another state. You need to plan a trip to Fremont County for business, or you’re looking to avoid the nuttiness of Jackson or one of the other airports that service the Yellowstone visitor. Prior to this week you would not have seen “RIW – Riverton Airport” listed as a destinatio


Trial begins in sex discrimination case against Wyoming Highway Patrol

CHEYENNE – Delsa Brooke Sanderson made history in May 2015 when she was named the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s first-ever female K9 handler, a legacy 84 years in the making. She was a part of the prestigious O Division, responsible for protecting government officials and other state dignitaries, and she


Boys' dares lead to sex battery reports at Wyoming schools

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities say male students at Casper-area middle and high schools have been daring each other to inappropriately touch female classmates, leading to about 15 reports of sexual battery.


Man arrested after fleeing from traffic stop near Riverton Monday afternoon

At approximately 3:40 p.m. Monday afternoon, Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were conducting routine patrol on Wyoming Highway 789, just south of Riverton. Near the 789 Smoke Shop, a trooper observed a vehicle that he believed had an expired registration. When attempting to pull the vehicle over, th


One-Student School To Open In Wyoming

A child that is ready to start kindergarten this fall will be the only student at the school in Albany County School District No.1, according to Gillette News Record. A new school will not be built for this child, Cozy Hollow School will open back up. This school hasn't been open in almost a decade


Craziest Wyoming’s Social Media Challenge EVER!

Just when you thought the latest social media challenge could not get any worse than The Tide Pod Challenge, someone topped it, and some idiots out there were dumb enough to do it.


Wyoming’s ‘Best Comfort Food’ Missed the Mark

Let's just say that when we think comfort food in the Cowboy State, we don't think of this... Comfort food is just that, comfort. It's food that tends to be decadent, but mostly it transports us to where were are most comfortable. These dishes are a taste of home and can chase away sadness or feelin


NWS: Dangerous Wind Chills of -30F Possible in Southeast Wyoming

Parts of southeastern Wyoming could see wind chills as low as 30 degrees below zero Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, according to wind chill advisories issued by the National Weather Service.


Lander and Riverton will host regional basketball tournaments this weekend

Riverton and Lander will once again host regional basketball tournaments this year. Beginning Thursday, February 21st girl’s and boy’s teams from the 1A west will compete in Lander at the Field House and Auxilary gymnasiums inside of the High School. 2A West teams will compete in Riverton at both Ri


Several years and one lawsuit later, Wyoming releases financial data to watchdog group

CHEYENNE -- After four years of scrutiny by Chicago-based watchdog group OpenTheBooks.com, the Wyoming Auditor’s Office released six years of state financial data, averting a lawsuit filed last July.


The 52nd Annual Wyoming State Winter Fair is just around the corner!

The Trade Show is sold out and will feature a host of great vendors from around Lander, around the region and around Wyoming. They’ll have great food on hand and many vendors featuring home improvement services, health and beauty, fashion and clothing, crafts, home goods, jewelry, collectibles, farm


#Smiles: Riverton youth hockey team goes undefeated at Denver tournament

A series to share #smiles across our community through the achievements of our local youth, brought to you by Rendezvous Dental. The Riverton River Rats Mite 8-and-under hockey team competed last weekend at the Hyland Hills Jag Jam in Denver, Colorado.


#aglife doesn’t slow down for a little cold

#aglife is a new County 10 series, brought to you by Wyoming Community Bank, that pulls the curtain back on farm and ranch life in Fremont County through images and stories. There may be life off the ranch, but any Fremont County farmer or rancher will tell you – The #aglife is “the good life.”