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Apr 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Parks get funds for electric car
MOOSE -- Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have teamed up with a clean energy coalition to secure more than ... [more]

Drivers cautious after woman shot in neck on Interstate 25

Apr 26, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- Days after a Milliken woman was shot in the neck while driving on Interstate 25 near Windsor on the heavily traveled corridor between ... [more]

Civil Air Patrol seeks new cadets and volunteers

Apr 26, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- A little-known group is looking for volunteers and cadets to take part in search-and rescue flights and other missions.
Col. Ken Johnston, ... [more]

Garden project helps inmates, community and students

Apr 26, 2015 - By Karla Pomeroy, For The Associated Press:  A partnership between Northwest College and the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office is designed to benefit students, inmates and community members in Basin.
"I'm ... [more]

High speed limits worry safety experts, but states forge ahead

Apr 26, 2015 - By Jenni Bergal, Tribune News Service:  WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin state Rep. Paul Tittl drives his Toyota Prius 140 miles from his home district to the state capitol in Madison every week. Usually, he ... [more]

Volunteers step up to help in aftermath of I-80 wrecks

Apr 26, 2015 - By Sarah Zoellick, Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- In the wake of last week's wrecks on Interstate 80 west of Cheyenne, local hospital staff and community members rallied to help dozens of people in ... [more]

The way it was: Composters - 1995

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Twenty years ago this month, composting was a hot topic in Fremont County. Tom Heald, a University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension agent, said he hoped to ... [more]

Mexican brass quintet performing at CWC

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Mexican brass quintet Metales M5 will perform Tuesday at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

More than 20 businesses to attend annual job fair

Apr 26, 2015 - By Andee Novotny, Staff Writer:  Most of the organizations at the employment expo are hiring for open positions.

The annual Central Wyoming College employment expo and job fair is 9 ... [more]

Author to sign copies of Arapaho anthology

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is hosting a book signing Tuesday where visitors can meet one of the authors of "Arapaho Stories, Songs, and Prayers: A ... [more]

Highway crack repair project set for Tuesday

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  A $2.3 million highway crack sealing maintenance project is scheduled to continue next week in Lander.
A crew with prime contractor Highway Improvement, Inc., ... [more]

Historian to teach free oral history workshop

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The class will include instruction on the basics of interviewing and putting audio recordings to good use.

The Fremont County Pioneer Museum will ... [more]

'All of you are very special to us'

Apr 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Children planted a pinwheel garden to celebrate National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Northern Arapaho WIC and the Native Connection Home Visiting ... [more]

Prosecutor's complain at slow pace of appeal to reinstate Eaton sentence

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Lawyers for a Wyoming inmate who once lived in Riverton want an appeals court to give them 14 months to contest a recent order allowing prosecutors to once ... [more]

Amid low oil prices, slow drilling pace lingers in state

Apr 26, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Drilling for oil and gas in Wyoming has sunk to the lowest rate since 1999 amid oil prices that are too low for petroleum companies to invest in new ... [more]

Solid waste district pulls out of county insurance pool; will go it alone with three-part

Apr 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is moving out of the county's self-insurance health benefit pool and onto private insurance for its employees. ... [more]

Search for bear victim sent county search/rescue costs higher

Apr 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue operations in Fremont County were down by half in 2014 compared with the year before, yet the total cost for missions almost quadrupled ... [more]

College to name three past faculty 'emeritus'

Apr 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three new names are being added to the list of emeritus professors at Central Wyoming College, including former college president Jo Anne McFarland, former ... [more]

State Dems to elect officers Saturday

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Democratic Party Central Committee will meet Saturday to elect officers as well as discuss strategy for the upcoming year. Only Central Committee ... [more]

ATV association invites volunteers to clean up public land

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County ATV Association and the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office plan to clean up of public lands at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Government ... [more]

North Dakota allowed to join Wyoming's lawsuit against fracking rules

Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The Obama administration announced in March that it will require companies that drill on federal lands to disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic ... [more]

Huge magma reservoir under Yellowstone contains enough to fill Grand Canyon 11 times

Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the "supervolcano" at Yellowstone National Park. It's big enough ... [more]

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Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man struck, killed on I-80 shoulder
WAMSUTTER (AP) -- Authorities say a 32-year-old man who was working on a disabled truck in the emergency lane of ... [more]

Purple Bus adding nurse to assist with health care for District 6 population

Apr 24, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two years after Wind River schools put education on wheels by retrofitting an old bus into a mobile preschool classroom, a health component is being added as ... [more]

More juveniles held in Fremont County Detention Center last year

Apr 24, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The number of juveniles detained in Fremont County more than doubled from 2013 to 2014 according to statistics released this month.
Twenty-nine juveniles were ... [more]

Stiff prison terms await drug bust suspects if convicted

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton men were scheduled to appear in Fremont County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon in connection with drug charges issued Wednesday.
Court ... [more]

Arapaho tribe asks court to deny Yellowbear a place in border lawsuit

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a brief Friday opposing Andrew John Yellowbear's recent request to join a lawsuit affecting the boundary of the Wind River ... [more]

Today

Apr 24, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one cutline with the story "Officials tour new Riverton justice center" should have said Fremont County ... [more]

Wyoming Democratic Party to elect officers Saturday

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Democratic Party Central Committee will meet Saturday to elect officers as well as discuss strategy for the upcoming year. Only Central Committee ... [more]

ATV association invites volunteers to clean up public land

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County ATV Association and the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office plan to clean up of public lands at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Government ... [more]