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ATV association invites volunteers to clean up public land

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County ATV Association and the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office plan to clean up of public lands at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Government ... [more]

Wyoming Democratic Party to elect officers Saturday

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Democratic Party Central Committee will meet Saturday to elect officers as well as discuss strategy for the upcoming year. Only Central Committee ... [more]

Arapaho tribe asks court to deny Yellowbear a place in border lawsuit

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a brief Friday opposing Andrew John Yellowbear's recent request to join a lawsuit affecting the boundary of the Wind River ... [more]

Stiff prison terms await drug bust suspects if convicted

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton men were scheduled to appear in Fremont County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon in connection with drug charges issued Wednesday.
Court ... [more]

More juveniles held in Fremont County Detention Center last year

Apr 24, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The number of juveniles detained in Fremont County more than doubled from 2013 to 2014 according to statistics released this month.
Twenty-nine juveniles were ... [more]

Purple Bus adding nurse to assist with health care for District 6 population

Apr 24, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two years after Wind River schools put education on wheels by retrofitting an old bus into a mobile preschool classroom, a health component is being added as ... [more]

Digest

Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man struck, killed on I-80 shoulder
WAMSUTTER (AP) -- Authorities say a 32-year-old man who was working on a disabled truck in the emergency lane of ... [more]

Huge magma reservoir under Yellowstone contains enough to fill Grand Canyon 11 times

Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the "supervolcano" at Yellowstone National Park. It's big enough ... [more]

North Dakota allowed to join Wyoming's lawsuit against fracking rules

Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The Obama administration announced in March that it will require companies that drill on federal lands to disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic ... [more]

ATV association invites volunteers to clean up public land

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County ATV Association and the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office plan to clean up of public lands at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Government ... [more]

State Dems to elect officers Saturday

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Democratic Party Central Committee will meet Saturday to elect officers as well as discuss strategy for the upcoming year. Only Central Committee ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Rustler golfer leads women in Torrington with first-round 85

Apr 24, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Kristen Day shot an 85 Thursday afternoon in Torrington for the Central Wyoming College golf team, taking the early lead after the first day of ... [more]

Evanston takes early lead, beats Wolverine girls 5-2

Apr 24, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Lightning struck the Riverton Lady Wolverines girls soccer team literally and figuratively Thursday afternoon in Evanston.
Lightning caused a delay in the ... [more]

RHS boys top Evanston, go 9-1 on soccer season

Apr 24, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton hosts Gillette at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team scored three unanswered second-half goals to power past ... [more]

Shoshoni's Thompson to play hoops at CWC

Apr 24, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  She is the 2015 Fremont County girls high school Player of the Year.

SHOSHONI -- Olivia Thompson, the 2015 Fremont County Girls Basketball Player ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Seeding the clouds

Apr 24, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Research shows promise, and the costs ought to be weighed against effects of drought

For many years the idea of "seeding" clouds over mountain ... [more]

Near-miss on highway showed dangers of texting while driving

Apr 24, 2015 - Penny Fahey, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to remind everyone of the serious danger with texting and driving.
While driving from Lander to Riverton recently, I noticed a car ... [more]

What 'middle class' means in 2015

Apr 24, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  In Wyoming, we're keeping up better than many states

If you live in Wyoming and consider yourself a member of the middle class, you're doing ... [more]

FFA member and two teams win their career development events

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  One FFA member and two teams from Fremont County were recognized in their respective career development events at the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Convention, held ... [more]

Students encouraged to apply for Thomas foundation scholarships

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Applications for fall semester scholarships from the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation are due May 1. Wyoming students may apply.
"I believe strongly in ... [more]

Wyoming FFA announces 2015 proficiency award winners

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two FFA members from Fremont County won agricultural proficiency awards April 8 at the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Convention in Cheyenne.
The recipients were ... [more]