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Man killed in motorcycle wreck was found by passerby

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  The body of a Riverton man was discovered early Saturday after a motorcycle accident on 8 Mile Road west of town.
Officials think Eli Holliman, 54, of ... [more]

Sheriff wants to replace old guns, improve safety planning for schools

May 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is working to replace its aging firearms by the end of fiscal year 2015.
"That's been probably a two-year project or ... [more]

Bridge work Wednesday part of project to widen highway to five lanes approaching casino

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Steel bridge girders are scheduled to be erected Wednesday over the Little Wind River, part of a 3.32-mile highway improvement project ... [more]

Professors side with tribes in boundary dispute

May 5, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Their point is not whether Riverton is part of the reservation but, rather, that it doesn't make much difference administratively.

Eight law ... [more]

UW to cut requirements for upper-level classes

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming will reduce the number of course credits required for upper-level students.
The UW Faculty Senate on Monday approved a ... [more]

Man gets 25-year prison term for soliciting child on Internet

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has sentenced a California man to 25 years in prison following his guilty plea to attempting to coerce a 13-year-old Laramie County ... [more]

Two workers burned in blast at oil facility in stable condition

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two workers are in stable condition after sustaining injuries in an explosion and fire at an oil facility in Converse County.
The two Susquehanna ... [more]

Digest

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Trade school laying off 42
LARAMIE -- More than three dozen WyoTech-Laramie employees are looking for work after the for-profit school laid them ... [more]

Fremont County least healthy in state for fifth consecutive year, survey says

May 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A coalition has defined four priority issues affecting residents' health.

Fremont County has been named the least healthy county in Wyoming for the ... [more]

Parks new administrator at WLRC

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Allen Parks is the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.
"We could not be more pleased to have Allen joining our leadership team ... [more]

Ranger Sports

CWC's Day wins women's golf at Eastern; first-ever Rustler season wraps up

May 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kristen Day's victory at the Eastern Wyoming College golf tournament capped the inaugural golf season at Central Wyoming College.
Day shot rounds of 84 and 82 ... [more]

'Matheny Manifesto' a must-read for sports parents

May 5, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Parents, you are the biggest problem in youth sports.
So said Mike Matheny in 2008 when he was in charge of his kid's 10-year-old youth baseball team and then ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Tuesday notes

May 5, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  May flowers
Those who look for small milestones of the season will note to the spring record that we seem to be having crabapple blossom season in the ... [more]

Is there a way CWC professors can be paid more?

May 5, 2015 - Louise Simons, Riverton:  Editor:
I did not know until reading in The Ranger recently that high school teachers make more money than some professors at Central Wyoming College. I had ... [more]