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Fed leader won't be at big summit in Teton Park

May 27, 2015 - By Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- It turns out that being the first woman to head the Federal Reserve is not the only tradition Janet Yellen is breaking. The Fed said Tuesday that ... [more]

National foundation critical of state's angle on foster children

May 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A new report says Wyoming has too many children who are in institutionalized care rather than foster care.
The report from the Annie E. Casey ... [more]

Digest

May 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Powell weighs e-cigarette rules
POWELL -- Powell's police chief is calling for the city council to ban electronic cigarettes for children under the age ... [more]

Pride Picnic returning to Lander

May 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  The event marks the kick-off of a grassroots campaign to pass an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance in the city.

The second annual LGBT Pride Picnic ... [more]

District 14 adds human resources director, reorganizes other positions

May 27, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian High School principal Phil Garhart will assume the role of human resources and athletic director for the 2015-2016 school year. It is a position ... [more]

Zillmer challenges county to say why he was terminated

May 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ex-EMS chief says he's ready to sue

A week after his termination, former Fremont County Emergency Medical Services director Joseph Zillmer said he ... [more]

Canyon highway open again, but saturated walls still of concern

May 27, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The roadway through Wind River was reopened to vehicle traffic at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, but motorists still should expect slow driving conditions due to mud ... [more]

Sinks Canyon vandals get probation but must pay $50K in restitution

May 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge gave probation to four defendants in the case of two Sinks Canyon cabins vandalized in May 2014. The young adults pleaded guilty to some of the charges ... [more]

New alternative school option takes shape in Riverton

May 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Frontier Academy will start off with four staff members and as many as 40 students.

The Riverton school district is closer to having a full staff ... [more]

Ranger Sports

RHS boys contenders as 4-A state soccer begins

May 27, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton opens at 11 a.m. Thursday in Rock Springs against Cheyenne Central.

It's not the scoring opportunities that have Riverton High School boys ... [more]

Tiger girls seeded No. 1, boys No. 2 at 3-A tournament

May 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Competition starts Thursday in Jackson.

A pair of first-year coaches have guided the Lander Valley High School boys and girls into the Class 3-A ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

State hosts

May 27, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  If the 1-A basketball tournament is available, then Riverton ought to explore hosting it

The Wyoming High School Activities Association recently ... [more]

'Utterly disgusted' with recent outing at Rendezvous Ponds

May 27, 2015 - Kimberlee Raymond, Riverton:  Editor:
Recently we took our son fishing at the Rendezvous Ponds, and I want to say how utterly disgusted I was at the ponds and their maintenance.
There ... [more]