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Flu season 'active' this year, with at least two deaths confirmed

Apr 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Fremont County residents have died as a result of influenza this year, according to Coroner Ed McAuslan.
A third death may be attributed to flu as well, ... [more]

Big settlement checks arrive for Arapahos; Shoshones to get theirs in a few more days

Apr 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Oil and gas settlement checks for Northern Arapaho tribal members began arriving in Fremont County this week. One immediate effect was an uptick in trade at ... [more]

Second suspect in thefts from museum reports to authorities

Apr 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Nine days after prosecutors filed charges against him, Joseph E. Spriggs turned himself in Wednesday afternoon to the Fremont County Sheriff's office in ... [more]

Easter fire at motel requires evac; no injuries or big damage

Apr 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Guests at the Tomahawk Motor Lodge in Riverton had to evacuate their rooms on Easter Sunday after a fire began in the motel's basement laundry room.
No one ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Residents of Opal allowed to return
OPAL -- Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing ... [more]

Solid waste board cuts hours at three county facilities

Apr 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board has approved a raft of changes designed to cut costs, including reducing hours at the Riverton, Lander ... [more]

Democrat enters race in HD33

Apr 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Democrat has announced her candidacy for the state representative seat in House District 33.
Andrea "Andi" A. Clifford, a Northern Arapaho tribal member and ... [more]

WyoLotto aims to go live in August

Apr 23, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  A workshop for businesses interested in selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets will be Thursday in Riverton.

Wyoming Lottery Corporation chief ... [more]

County votes to begin bidding process for Riverton justice center construction

Apr 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Construction on the Riverton justice center could begin this summer after Fremont County Commissioners approved going to bid on the project April 28. The ... [more]

Governor will hear Thermop pool's position

Apr 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead plans to hear from Thermopolis residents Saturday regarding their concerns about operations at Hot Springs State Park following his ... [more]

Legal battle on horses continues

Apr 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wild horse advocacy groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling that denied their challenge to the government's management of the Pryor ... [more]

Digest

Apr 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teapot Dome oil reserve for sale
DENVER -- Teapot Dome, the Wyoming federal oil reserve that was at the root of a 1920s political scandal, is up for ... [more]

Better programming among goals of new museums director

Apr 23, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The new countywide museums director hopes the residents of Fremont County realize how unique the museums system is while looking forward to a "better" future ... [more]

UW booklet highlights native plants

Apr 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Regionally native plants that mix attitude and altitude with beauty are showcased in a new publication from the University of Wyoming.
These plants will ... [more]

Ranger Sports

CWC women climb to third in regional rodeo

Apr 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rustler cowgirl Kaylee Burnett leads the all-around cowgirl standings.

Behind the performance from Kaylee Burnett, the Central Wyoming College ... [more]

It's been an honor covering Dan Howlett's soccer teams

Apr 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  "Respect" is the word that comes to mind when thinking about Lander Valley High School boys soccer coach Dan Howlett.
In the past 11 years, I have had the ... [more]

Wolverines sweep on home track

Apr 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a very quick track meet Tuesday afternoon at Riverton High School for the Wolverine Twilight with competition completed in 17 events in the boys and ... [more]

Leemon scores hat trick for Lander vs. Riverton Wolverines

Apr 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  RHS will now return to the Class 4-A West league and play Rock Springs on Friday night.

Kyle Leemon stole the show Tuesday for the Lander Tigers, ... [more]

Lander girls control Riverton 2-0

Apr 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  One goal early in the first half and one in the final half lifted the Lander Tigers to a 2-0 win over the Riverton Wolverines in windy conditions Tuesday in ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Asking why

Apr 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Establishing motive is an important part of the probe into a baby's death

No one learning the details surrounding the arrest of the young Wind River ... [more]

What spring proves at my house

Apr 24, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  We're halfway through a lovely spring. Tulips are peeking, days are warming, and the Boston Bruins are doing very well.
That last fact brings me only ... [more]

Hill's victory gives 'glimmer of hope' against 'unruly few'

Apr 24, 2014 - Carole J. Boyd, Dubois:  Editor:
Something happened last week that resulted in a huge win for the citizens of Wyoming. The lower court acted on the Wyoming Supreme Court's decision ... [more]

Business, community support needed for books program

Apr 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Enrolled children receive one free book a month until they are 5 years old.

United Way of Southwest Wyoming has teamed up with the Dolly Parton ... [more]

Family practice doctor joins Riverton hospital

Apr 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Memorial Hospital has announced that Dr. Joe Turner has joined its staff to offer primary care services to patients throughout Fremont County.
"Dr. ... [more]

WCA appoints Lander native to executive director role

Apr 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Contractors Association has selected Lander native Katie Legerski as the organization's new executive director. Legerski previously served as the ... [more]

Consider the poet

Apr 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Once a year, it's an enriching effort

There are no ticker tape parades for National Poetry Month, no television specials, $10,000 per plate banquets ... [more]

State planning 'property grab' by ordering closure of Thermop pool

Apr 23, 2014 - Save the Teepee Pools, Thermopolis:  Editor:
On Thursday April 10, citizens of Thermopolis found out that the state parks department would be making a property grab. The Tepee Pools in Hot ... [more]

Continuing delay on XL pipeline in embarrassing

Apr 23, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  That metallic sound you hear is President Barack Obama again kicking the politically tough decision on the Keystone XL pipeline down the road.
This is ... [more]