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CWC Health and Science Center gets McFarland name

May 3, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Jo Anne Youtz McFarland Health and Science Center officially was christened Friday in honor of the retired 25-year CWC president and professor emeritus who ... [more]

Riverwalk builds on recreation network

May 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Residents venturing outside to enjoy the warm spring weather can expect a surprise if they walk to the end of the Rails to Trails path at the Wind River.
A ... [more]

Wild horse and burro adoption set for May 15 to May 16 at Wyoming Honor Farm

May 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm host a wild horse and burro adoption and gentling clinic, the first of two to be held at the ... [more]

Wyoming woman designs prized cards

May 3, 2015 - By Scott Hansen, The Associated Press:  What can be found in most greeting card aisles are variations of the same old messages.
There are some pretty standard ways of wishing someone a happy ... [more]

Hunting raccoons with a greenhorn

May 3, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Taking a novice to the field for the first time is often one of the more enjoyable aspects of being a sportsman.
As University of Wyoming college students, ... [more]

Four-state power line starting in Wyoming clears EIS hurdle

May 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A planned 730-mile power line project to export Wyoming wind power to southern California has passed a significant regulatory milestone with ... [more]

Fort Washakie upping teacher base to $50K; first in county to hit threshold

May 3, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees has approved raising base salaries to $50,000 for teachers in Fort Washakie.
The move represents a ... [more]

Job Corps contract in place

May 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One-of-a-kind training center set for June opening

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a five-year, $41 million contract for operation of the ... [more]

Fremont County fishing forecast

May 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Open-water fishing is off to a strong start this spring in Fremont County, and experts expect the trend to continue through the rest of the season.
In ... [more]

Digest

May 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Brooks Lake road closed as snow melts
The Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has closed the gate on Brooks Lake Road, FS 515, ... [more]

Museum exhibit features Butch Cassidy records, old sheriff logs

May 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Butch Cassidy and other notorious Wyoming bad men are on view at the Pioneer Museum in Lander this month. A new photo exhibit called "The Outlaw Trail," is on ... [more]

Wyoming digest

May 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Antler hunters rescued
JACKSON -- Several participants in the annual antler rush in Grand Teton National Park had to be rescued when they fell into the ... [more]

After languishing on coroner shelf, unclaimed remains being laid to rest

May 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An agreement signed by Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen and the cemetery board April 22 allowed for the burials to move forward.

Staff at ... [more]

Maintenance of property tops list of code citations in Riverton

May 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's code enforcement division covered roughly 410 cases in 2014 - up by 1.4 percent from the previous year.
The top code violation in the city was for ... [more]

Ranger Sports

LVHS girls capture two wins, secure No. 1 seed for state

May 3, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ella Welsh was determined to make her mark on the soccer field this weekend after sitting out with an injury Tuesday as the Riverton Wolverines edged her ... [more]

RHS boys lose to one Casper school, beat the other to run season soccer record to 12-2

May 3, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After a lackluster 2-1 setback Friday to the Casper Natrona Mustangs at Wolverine Field, Tristan White blasted four goals to power the Riverton High School ... [more]

Campbell top county placer Friday at Wyo Classic

May 3, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wyoming Track Classic features the top eight athletes in Wyoming regardless of classification in the sprints and hurdles, and up to 12 in the other track ... [more]

Rough season continues for RHS girls with home losses

May 3, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team couldn't ride the momentum of Tuesday's 2-1 win over cross-county rival Lander, falling to Casper Natrona 4-0 and ... [more]

Torrington puts in five goals in win over Tiger boys

May 3, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander dropped to 2-1-1 in conference play.

With a No. 1 seed for the Class 3-A boys soccer tournament on the line, Torrington scored five ... [more]

UW's Nzeocha picked in seventh round by Dallas

May 3, 2015 - Staff:  Wyoming senior linebacker Mark Nzeocha traded one Cowboy uniform for another on Saturday, when the Dallas Cowboys selected the former Wyoming Cowboy as the ... [more]

LeClair wins both throws for SHS girls at 11-team Meeteetse track invite

May 3, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Class 3-A Powell won both the boys and girls divisions Friday at the Meeteetse Invitational in southern Park County. 
The Panther girls edged Park County ... [more]

Fort Washakie, Shoshoni win youth track and field

May 3, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wind River Conference Athletic Assocation championships came down to a dual between the Fort Washakie and Shoshoni girls Friday at Pavillion.  Shoshoni won ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

EMS meetings

May 4, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County is asking citizens for help, so let's provide it

Fremont County government has a big decision to make as leaders evaluate the ... [more]

The summer I built my own house

May 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Twenty years later, the challenges and successes are still fresh in my mind.

You've probably already heard it.  The biggest test for a marriage isn't ... [more]

Speeding through Shoshoni is not an inconsequential act

May 4, 2015 - Harvey Reading, Shoshoni:  Editor:
I read with interest the letter from William Hjelmstad of Casper that appeared in the April 12 edition regarding his alleged violation of the speed ... [more]