Rex Rammell to run for governor in Wyoming

Rex Rammell, a conservative Republican running for Wyoming governor this year, poses for a portrait at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Rammell, of Rock Springs, has been unsuccessful in previous attempts to gain elected office in both Idaho and Wyoming. Jacob Byk / Wyoming Tribune Eagle

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Conservative firebrand Rex Rammell of Rock Springs officially announced his candidacy to become Wyoming’s next governor during stops in Casper and Cheyenne on Wednesday.

3 Rigby juniors accepted into prestigious STEM program

Britain Butler, left, Carson Clayson, center, and Bridger Oswald pose for a photo at Rigby High on Wednesday. The three juniors were accepted into the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars program. John Roark/

RIGBY — Three Rigby High School juniors are among 88 in Idaho who will take part in a special science program over the next few months, with a chance to travel to a NASA research center in California if they finish the course.

January events scheduled at Harriman

Cross-country skiers make their way down the trail at Harriman State Park. Photo courtesy of Idaho Tourism

Winter visitation at Harriman State Park isn’t what it was last year — “We have a foot of snow; last year we had five,” Manager John Sullivan said — but people still show up in droves to ski, snowshoe and bike miles of scenic trails.

Melonie Smith sentenced to life in prison for murder

Melonie Smith, right, speaks to her defense attorney James Archibald during her Oct. 6 trial in Blackfoot. Smith was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for her first-degree murder conviction in the killing of David Davis. John Roark /

BLACKFOOT — David Davis’ family and friends let out a sigh of relief Tuesday when District Judge Darren Simpson sentenced Davis’ murderer.



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