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Land values up, which means property taxes rising this year as well

Apr 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Farmers and ranchers can expect to see a bigger number on their notices of property value arriving in the mail this week from the Fremont County Assessor's ... [more]

Petition would halt removal of Shoshone councilmen

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone tribal members showed support in a petition that circulated last week asking the Eastern Shoshone Business Council to place a stay on actions ... [more]

Teachers say 'spiral' science method could improve student scores, retention

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Middle School teacher Aziz Waheed is proposing changes to the school's science program.
He explained his idea to the Fremont County School District ... [more]

City considers detox ownership request; no simple answer found

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The center's operators would like to acquire the building from the City of Riverton, but a simple transfer of deed is not permissible.

The city of ... [more]

Tribal check distribution has law departments on high alert

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Law enforcement officials throughout Fremont County have been preparing for a potential increase in criminal activity due to the distribution of oil and gas ... [more]

Hill back in the saddle at WDE; Crandall stays on during the transition

Apr 22, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill returned to the Department of Education on Monday. Her return ends nearly 15 months of exile ... [more]

Snow keeping some BT forest areas closed longer than anticipated

Apr 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The plentiful snow that fell in northwestern Wyoming this winter could keep some popular areas of the Bridger-Teton National Forest closed longer ... [more]

Digest

Apr 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Landslide plan changes
JACKSON -- Officials in Jackson are hoping a mound of dirt and rock will stop a slow-moving landslide from destroying a two-story ... [more]

Scholarships available to Wyoming students

Apr 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Students from Wyoming may apply for fall semester scholarships from the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation. The deadline is May 1.
The foundation says it is ... [more]

Prosecutor not running again

Apr 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Longtime Albany County Attorney Richard C. Bohling says he won't seek re-election.
Bohling made the announcement Saturday.
The Republican ... [more]

Ranger Sports

County wrestlers among best at statewide USA tournament

Apr 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Fremont County wrestlers won all three divisions last week in Casper at the USA state event.
Riverton's Dino Baldes finished first in the schoolboy ... [more]

Sid Finch, April 1, and Adjusto Turf in RHS red

Apr 22, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Do you remember the "Curious Case of Sid Finch"?
Written by George Plimpton for publication on April 1, 1985, the Sports Illustrated story profiled an ... [more]

Shoshoni Wrangler track teams hitting top form

Apr 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni High School Wranglers boys track and field team is starting to find the right formula under coach Brady Slack.
SHS is fresh off winning the Wind ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Tuesday notes

Apr 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Easter weekend
The happiest Easter Sundays in memory for most of us are those from childhood, reminiscent of grandparents, green grass and sunshine. Ma ... [more]

Confusion exists over men with the same name

Apr 22, 2014 - Wade G. LeBeau, Lander:  Editor:
I, Wade G. LeBeau, am writing to clarify any confusion concerning my identity and viewpoint. Many of you know me by my painting and construction ... [more]

Highway cable barriers could save lives

Apr 22, 2014 - By Curtis Tate, MCT Washington Bureau:  Missouri and North Carolina, which have installed the barriers on parts or all of their interstate highways, have seen cross-median fatalities cut by as ... [more]