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 By David Martin    City    May 20, 2021

Input for Greenbelt sought

Members of the Greenbelt Taskforce are looking for input on what the future of the Greenbelt should look like. John Freeman, a member of the task force, said the group is preparing surveys for...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    May 20, 2021

Lawmakers discuss funding fix for emergency communications system

CHEYENNE — With money expected to run out by next summer for the state’s emergency communications system, known as WyoLink, lawmakers discussed potential ways to fund the radio system during a committee meeting Tuesday. First established in 2005,...

 

James "He Says" Fernandez

James "He Says" Fernandez, 68, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2021 at St. Josephs in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born on April 16, 1953 in Rock...

 

Leta Leon Andrews

Leta Leon Andrews, 89, passed away May 11, 2021 at Sage View Care Center. She has been a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming the past eight years. Mrs. Andrews was born May 21, 1931 in Sterling,...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    May 20, 2021

Can Wyo's failing juvenile justice system be fixed?

By Kerry Drake Wyofile.com Wyoming officials knew something was seriously wrong with the state’s juvenile justice system in 1970, when a governor’s committee examined the issue and came to the startling conclusion that no system actually...

 
 By David Martin    People    May 20, 2021

60 years at Little America celebrated

Sixty years is a long time for anyone. For some, that amount of time can nearly fit an entire lifetime. However, for one housekeeper working at Little America, it's the length of her career. Mary...

 

Women's club hosts installation

The Woman’s Club of Rock Springs, part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, met on May 18 at White Mountain Mining for a dinner meeting and installation ceremony. Officers installed were President - April Dittman, Vice President - Cindy Wa...

 

County woman's death tied to COVID; total deaths at 713

The death of a Sweetwater County woman has been linked to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday. The department said the older woman died within the last week, bringing the number of Wyoming deaths tied to COVID to 713....

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    May 20, 2021

Multiple Wolves qualify for State track

The Wolves had several track athletes on both the boys and girls teams travel to Riverton for the second time this season to compete in the 4A West Regional track meet Friday and Saturday. A number...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    May 20, 2021

Barrasso encouraged after infrastructure bill meeting

CHEYENNE — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., was among a handful of GOP senators who met at the White House on Thursday to discuss President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal, and he was encouraged that the president could be...

 
 By Nate Perez    News    May 20, 2021

Wind River tribes look at legalizing marijuana

CASPER — The Eastern Shoshone General Council met Saturday at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie to vote on legalizing medical marijuana on the Wind River Reservation but did not meet quorum. Still, several resolutions were passed — resolutions...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    May 20, 2021

Ouster mirrors battles within state GOP

Within minutes of Wednesday’s vote to oust Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney from her House Republican Conference leadership position, a handful of her Republican colleagues, including Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Ken Buck of Colorado ...

 

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