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Senate backs balanced budget bill

Feb 26, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The bill carries no authority with the federal government but signals the state's willingness to cooperate in a constitutional convention on a balanced ... [more]

Endowment for PBS passes both houses; news not all good for college, however

Feb 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Legislators this week approved a bill that makes permanent the state endowment for the Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service headquartered at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Previous sex offender charged in new case to say he was drugged

Feb 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A convicted sex offender charged with sexual assault plans to base his defense on a claim that he was drugged the night before the alleged offense, his lawyer ... [more]

Slow start to air boardings in new year

Feb 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport began the year at a slower pace than it did at the beginning of 2014 for commercial air passengers.
At the end of January in 2014 ... [more]

Some roads in Yellowstone to close Sunday

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone's winter season is coming to an end, which means roads that allow guided snowmobiles and snowcoach travel to some of ... [more]

City to take ownership of Big Bend drainage

Feb 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has decided to take ownership of the Big Bend Drainage District after hearing about the benefit the system could provide for the ... [more]

Digest

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man gets seven years for gun thefts
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A man who stole eight guns from a Big Timber business and led police on a car chase the day ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 30th day of the 2015 General Session:
DEATH PENALTY: The House voted to reject a Senate amendment to ... [more]

Charity care money for hospitals cut by committee

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House Appropriations Committee has endorsed a bill that would provide funds to cover a portion of hospitals' uncompensated care.
But the ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Wolverine high jumper leaps to medal in Idaho

Feb 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shepp Campbell from the Riverton Wolverines cleared 5 feet 11 inches indoors to place 11th in the high jump at the annual Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho. ... [more]

Six Wolverines seeded at 4-A state wrestling

Feb 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The two-day tournament starts Friday at the Casper Events Center.

Four months of grueling workouts and competition for the Riverton Wolverines ... [more]

Chief girls beat Shoshoni as regional opens

Feb 26, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian advances to playR00;Thermopolis in a 3 p.m. Friday semifinal at Riverton High School, Shoshoni plays Big Piney at 8:30 a.m.

A 9-1 run ... [more]

Rustler men host Sheridan in Region IX tourney Friday

Feb 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Under a new Region IX men's basketball tournament format, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers play Sheridan College in the opening round Friday night at ... [more]

Fresno State knocks out Cowboys in Laramie

Feb 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LARAMIE -- It was a game similar to many others the University of Wyoming men's basketball team played this season.
More often than not, UW made the plays ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

City renews 31 liquor licenses

Feb 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton City Council approved 31 liquor license renewal applications during its regular meeting Feb. 17.
The city received 32 applications: 22 were for ... [more]

Snow removal method makes it hard to use trash rollouts

Feb 26, 2015 - Lyndon McKacey, Riverton:  Editor:
Since people are writing in about snow, here is my 2 cents. The city has changed the way snow is plowed, now being pushed up to the curbs.
Also at ... [more]

Encana seeks to renew soil treatment permit

Feb 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Encana Oil & Gas (USA) is applying to renew a permit for a soil treatment facility near Pavillion and for a second land farm in the Moneta Divide area. ... [more]

Hoping for a honey-free March

Feb 26, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  At least as far as the upstairs bedding is concerned

It's been a crazy month.
I wish I could impart this analysis out of a wellspring of ... [more]

Transportation commission approves eight state contracts

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The work includes repaving five miles of U.S. Highway 287 in Fremont County.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Transportation Commission has awarded contracts ... [more]

One-second crime fighting

Feb 26, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The burglars on the loose find their dirty job easy when cars aren't locked

Many readers remember fondly the monthly column in The Ranger written for ... [more]