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Three finalists named in CWC search for new academic dean

Apr 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three finalists have been selected in the search to replace Jason Wood, former executive vice president for student and academic services at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Most sage grouse conservation changes would be outside Fremont County

Apr 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A major review of core habitat areas is taking place ahead of a federal decision on listing the fowl as endangered

A review this year of sage grouse ... [more]

New search planned for three Uden bodies in deep lake

Apr 17, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:   The whereabouts of the three is among the few unresolved questions in one of Fremont County's most notorious crimes.

Investigators once again are ... [more]

Plane crash in Idaho kills four; two were former Lander residents

Apr 17, 2015 - By Anne McGowan, The Lander Journal:  An airplane crash in a remote area of central Idaho on April 10 took the lives of three employees of a Lander-based business.
All three worked for Creative ... [more]

Airport runway rebuild starting soon

Apr 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A starting date of May 1 is anticipated for the 170-day job.

The $11.6 million runway reconstruction project at Riverton Regional Airport is closer ... [more]

Snowstorm leads to major wrecks and closures on I-80

Apr 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wintry weather swept across parts of the Rockies on Thursday, leaving behind some wrecks and road closures.
Heavy snow was being blamed for ... [more]

Digest

Apr 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  North Carolina man killed by train
GILLETTE (AP) -- A 28-year-old North Carolina man has been struck and killed by a train in northeast ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Twelve track teams set for Roy Peck Invitational

Apr 17, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The annual Roy Peck Invitational has drawn track and field teams from the Class 4-A, 3-A and 2-A divisions.
Teams entered are Riverton, Douglas, Dubois, ... [more]

Wranglers ready for test against 4-A/3-A athletes

Apr 17, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni track team is on display Saturday at the Roy Peck Invitational.

One month into the track and field season, the Shoshoni Wranglers are ... [more]

Mullins named head boys hoops coach at RHS, replacing Quayle

Apr 16, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Pending approval from the Riverton school board, Stuart Mullins will be the new head boys basketball coach at Riverton High School.
Mullins replaces Dick ... [more]

Raiders training for baseball season; 20 on early roster

Apr 16, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Early steps are being taking by the Riverton Raiders on the baseball diamond. The team has been practicing since March 16.
Riverton holds practice three ... [more]

Her Many Horses set to run track and XC for Black Hills

Apr 16, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Keegan Her Many Horses, the defending Class 2-A 800-meter and cross country champion from Wyoming Indian High School, has signed a national letter of ... [more]

High placings for county riders and ropers at two-day high school rodeo in Laramie

Apr 16, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cowboys and cowgirls from Fremont County placed high in several events Saturday and Sunday at a high school rodeo in Laramie.
High School rodeos are divided ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Why she runs

Apr 17, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hillary Rodham Clinton has done a lot already, so why endure another battle?

Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president. The worst-kept secret ... [more]

What a U.S. senator can do

Apr 17, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  John Barrasso can build on his visit to Ethete

At one level it's a plus to have Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso [more]

Speed limit is the law even if you do come from Casper

Apr 17, 2015 - Jeff Capelow, Riverton:  Editor:
So, this Mr. Hjelmstead is upset that he got a [more]

RMS names students to spring honor roll

Apr 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the third-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Would you like to be called a Pharisee? First disciples adhered to their rules

Apr 17, 2015 - By Kurt Schafli, Riverton Ministerial Association:  In our time and culture we definitely do not want to be called a Pharisee. We remember from Sunday School that Jesus chided them, calling them "blind guides" ... [more]

'Cop cams' for local officers and deputies worth consideration

Apr 16, 2015 - Lucille Lien, Riverton:  Editor:
It could cost us some money, but I support having the police officers and sheriff deputies in Fremont County wear the little "cop cams" on their ... [more]

Davey retiring after 20 years with CWC

Apr 16, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A retiring employee was commended for her service in February during a meeting of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
Martha Davey will retire at ... [more]

Devon Energy makes Fortune magazine's best workplace list

Apr 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy has been named to Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," the eighth consecutive year the company has earned a spot on ... [more]

DWS urges unemployment insurance claimants to file online

Apr 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Unemployment Insurance Division is encouraging individuals to file for unemployment insurance benefits online. ... [more]

State OKs EOG flaring request

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press, Cheyenne:  The state Board of Land Commissioners has approved a company's request to avoid paying royalties to the state on natural gas that the company has flared in the ... [more]