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Panel to discuss Wyoming Food Freedom Act on Thursday

May 21, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The bill allows for the sale and consumption of homemade foods.

A panel will meet to answer questions surrounding the Wyoming Food Freedom Act from 6 ... [more]

Oil drilling dips in Laramie County amid price slouch

May 21, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Low oil prices could be causing a slowdown in drilling activity in Laramie County after a long period of surging production.
Almost 1.37 million ... [more]

Hip-hop artist helps stricken driver on the way to Riverton

May 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Authorities have confirmed that a man having a medical emergency while driving alone in Wyoming was helped by Grammy Award winning Layzie Bone of the group ... [more]

Cody school board hears hot debate about new public reading curriculum

May 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The reading materials in question are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

CODY -- Proposed new reading materials for students in Cody schools ... [more]

City OKs $200K to help lure new airline to service Riverton Regional Airport

May 21, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council earmarked $200,000 during its meeting Tuesday that may be needed to help recruit a new airline to Riverton Regional Airport. ... [more]

Digest

May 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man guilty in pipe bomb plot
LARAMIE -- A jury has found a Laramie man guilty of plotting to use a homemade pipe bomb to kill the man his wife was ... [more]

Fleeing man killed himself during chase with police

May 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND -- The Washakie County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a Colorado man killed himself after a high-speed chase.
Deputy Mike Oberth attempted to ... [more]

Park might reintroduce cutthroat

May 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Public comments are due by June 19.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park officials are working with state game and fish agencies and ... [more]

Job losses for CWC as grants end, college eyes costs

May 21, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College is losing more than $500,000 in grant funding this year, and administrators say the change will have an impact on staffing.
During a ... [more]

Ambulance boss fired amid money challenges faced by department

May 21, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Emergency Medical Services director Joseph Zillmer has been fired.
Fremont County Commissioners voted Tuesday to terminate Zillmer, but they ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Tigers face Pinedale to start regional soccer

May 21, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A win puts Lander into the Class 3-A state tournament.

In a do-or-die boys soccer match, the Lander Tigers face the Pinedale Wranglers on Friday in ... [more]

Pinedale golfer wins Open regional round; Paxton 1-under at 71

May 21, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  When Pinedale High School junior Jordan Costello rolled in back-to-back birdies on No. 2 and No. 3, he felt good about his U.S. Open regional qualifying round ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Making room

May 21, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Plans for the remodeled Wyoming Capitol ought to include the news media

Progress on the costly renovation of the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne, and the ... [more]

Living conditions poor for horse

May 21, 2015 - Michelle Wright, Riverton:  Editor:
Am I the only person in this town of 10,000-plus who is disturbed by the living conditions of the horse in the small pen on the slope along Sunset ... [more]

School lectures can wait awhile

May 21, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  For now, my preschooler gets to enjoy his summer

My preschooler is finishing his first year of school (part-time though it is), and he's experiencing ... [more]

City council approves 31 liquor license renewal applications

May 21, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton approved 31 liquor license renewal applications in February. The city is due to receive about $39,500 from application fees in addition to ... [more]

Days Inn continues $1.4 million remodel

May 21, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The renovation includes 17 added rooms and a new spa area and exercise room.

For about $1.4 million, the Days Inn in Riverton underwent a remodel ... [more]

Col. John Butler retiring as head of Wyoming Highway Patrol

May 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The head of the Wyoming Highway Patrol is retiring.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says Col. John Butler announced he will retire on June 1. He's been ... [more]