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On final mission, Riverton officer key to carrier group

Jul 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Navy Cmdr. Chad Kennedy is retiring after a 20-year Naval career.

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson launched 2,400 combat missions in Syria and ... [more]

As crowd watches, mountain lion tranquilized, relocated

Jul 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish officials have relocated a mountain lion that was causing concern for residents in the Dubois area.
The animal had not threatened any ... [more]

Jury trial starts Monday for man accused of rape; alleged victim is cousin

Jul 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury trial is set to begin July 6 for an Arapaho man charged with sexually assaulting his cousin.
The Fremont County Attorney's Office charged the ... [more]

Man pleads guilty in death of RPD staffer; sentencing to come

Jul 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Reuben Revere pleaded guilty on Thursday in Lander District Court to aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of Riverton Police Department employee Carolyn ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Casper man killed in rollover
WHEATLAND -- A 62-year-old Casper man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash north of Wheatland.
Wyoming Highway ... [more]

The way it was: Wildfires - 2001

Jul 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The first week of July was a rough one for wildfires 14 years ago. Blazes near both Lander and Dubois required all-out effort to contain, and a fire truck was ... [more]

Fireworks banned in state parks

Jul 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Visitors also are urged to use caution when using campfires.

Visitors to Wyoming's state parks and historic sites are reminded that the possession ... [more]

Veterans assistance available in July throughout Fremont County

Jul 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout ... [more]

Good Samaritans help extinguish fire in ditch

Jul 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local fire officials said they were grateful for the help of passersby who stopped to extinguish a small grass fire at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday near Lewis Road ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights music series starts Monday

Jul 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The 67th Annual Army Band will perform at the first concert.

"Wyoming's Own" 67th Annual Army Band is the guest of the first Hot Notes Cool Nights ... [more]

Stories, photos sought for book marking 150th anniversary of Atlantic City

Jul 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Former residents and visitors can share family tales, letters or photographs that reach back to any period since the settlement's early ... [more]

District 14 officials tour new school site, sign beam

Jul 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A special steel beam was placed carefully with others in the center wing of the new Wyoming Indian Elementary School on July 14 after school board members, ... [more]


Jul 2, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Twylah Dewey, 59, died Sunday, June 28, at Davis Hospital and Medical Center in Layton, Utah. An evening service and wake will be at 7 ... [more]


Jul 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Water supply interrupted
LARAMIE -- Albany County officials say a broken waterline has left Rock River residents without water.
The Albany County ... [more]

Panel will assess effect of legal marijuana in Wyoming

Jul 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is creating a council to gauge the effects of marijuana usage in the state ahead of a push for a legalization initiative that ... [more]

Speed limit enforcement among conspicuous changes in state laws

Jul 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- More than 100 new state laws took effect Wednesday in Wyoming that change speeding fines in 80 mph zones, make roads safer for bicyclists, and ... [more]

Public hearing on new budget Monday evening

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Residents can weigh in on the new county budget during a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Fremont County Commission chambers in the Fremont County ... [more]

Earmarks might, might not, skew budget balance

Jul 2, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After cutting, trimming and shifting money among accounts, Fremont County has developed a draft budget that, depending on the perspective, either still shows a ... [more]

Helicopters sent to help in mountains

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two helicopters were mobilized Friday to rescue a woman who had been bucked off of a horse on Whiskey Mountain.
Search and rescue crews responded at about ... [more]

Driver in DUI death signs deal, could get 12 years

Jul 2, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Reuben Revere would spend up to12 years in prison if a judge accepts a plea agreement the Ethete man signed with prosecutors. Revere had been charged with ... [more]

Fun for the Fourth

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Events stretch through Sunday

The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year, but Independence Day celebrations begin as early as Thursday in towns ... [more]


Jul 1, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story and headline about a planned food storage rule for the southern Shoshone National Forest should ... [more]

Sauces, rubs and marinades can help create sparks for July Fourth cookout

Jul 1, 2015 - By Gretchen McKay, Tribune News Service:  To transform chicken, beef or fish from something ordinary into a dish that sings, consider a tasty marinade or sauce.

Holidays are all about ... [more]


Jul 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man eluding deputies causes fatality
GILLETTE -- Authorities say a man was eluding sheriff's deputies when he crashed his truck into another vehicle ... [more]

County declares state of emergency

Jul 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Severe damage from summer flooding has led Albany County to declare a state of emergency.
The county commission voted Tuesday to declare a state of ... [more]

More well testing coming to land near missile site

Jul 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A new round of homeowner well testing will occur later this summer near an old nuclear missile site on the plains where the U.S. Army Corps of ... [more]

Feds reject wolf petition

Jul 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Advocates sought to reclassify gray wolves as a threatened species in most of the United States.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Federal wildlife officials have ... [more]

1838 Rendezvous open, continues to Sunday

Jul 1, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Anyone camping or selling goods at the site is required to dress and act in a pre-1840s fashion, and visitors are encouraged to dress for the period as ... [more]

Man arrested for alleged knife attack; earlier call at same place

Jul 1, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was arrested for domestic violence Monday reportedly after cutting his live-in girlfriend in the throat.
The woman was treated and released at ... [more]

Council president to resign as of July 15

Jul 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council will be looking for a new member soon, due to the coming resignation of Ward 1 Councilman and current council president Jonathan ... [more]