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Price break at pump welcomed by consumers

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sixth in a series

The drop in oil prices is bringing smiles to many motorists when they pump fuel at gasoline stations.
In Riverton, the lowest ... [more]

Jury duty scam using officer names

Mar 22, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department says Fremont County residents are being targeted in a phone scam regarding jury duty.
According to LPD public information officer ... [more]

Survey shows general satisfaction on roads

Mar 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Among the results, 85 percent of the respondents agreed the state's highways and interstates usually permit travel with only minimal delays.

RAWLINS ... [more]

Digest

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads guilty to child abuse
RAWLINS -- A Rawlins man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of child abuse involving a 13-month-old ... [more]

State passes on purchase of Chief Washakie art

Mar 20, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead said the state will not purchase a series of paintings depicting the life of Chief Washakie for display at the Capitol after the building ... [more]

Lander man pleads not guilty in sexual abuse of two teens

Mar 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Patric Tobyas Lauderdale could serve up to 35 years in prison if convicted.

A Lander man charged with sexually abusing two teenagers pleaded not ... [more]

State jobless rate falls to 4 percent

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's unemployment rate fell to 4.0 percent in January.
The jobless rate is down from 4.2 percent in December and down from the 4.3 percent ... [more]

Jury convicts teen of aiding in fatal attack on jail guard

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Prosecutors say he taught another teen how to strangle Amanda Baker.

GERING, Neb. -- A jury has convicted a 17-year-old boy of helping to plot a fatal ... [more]

Game and Fish gathering public input on draft hunting seasons

Mar 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish is gathering input on draft hunt seasons for the fall. The biggest proposed change is lifting antler-point restrictions in several ... [more]

Study: EPA regs threaten state coal

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming paper also says Wyoming would benefit from opening exports to Asia.

CHEYENNE -- A new economic study says pending federal ... [more]

Feds requiring companies to report chemicals used in fracking

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in ... [more]

Riverton school board approves bid for elementary roof project

Mar 20, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has added new work to its list of school projects.
The District 25 board of trustees approved a bid award for the Jackson ... [more]

Today

Mar 20, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page seven story "Fundraiser to honor Fremont County's first inductee in Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame" should have ... [more]

Today

Mar 19, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BIRCKHEAD

Edward "Ed" L. Birckhead, 78, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, March 9, at his home in Green River after a long battle with ... [more]

Fundraiser to honor Fremont County's first inductee in Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame

Mar 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame is hosting a fundraiser locally to honor Fremont County's first inductee into the program.
BJ Griffin, the hall of fame's ... [more]

Digest

Mar 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  No hill climb this year
JACKSON -- The annual World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb has been called off because of safety concerns caused by an ... [more]

Elk feeding comes to end on Saturday

Mar 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wildlife managers have decided to stop supplemental feeding on the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming earlier than normal because warm weather ... [more]

Eaton's fed appeal delays new death

Mar 19, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A new round of federal appeals filed this week by the former Riverton man convicted of killing a young Montana woman will block, at least for now, a new ... [more]

Gas line suspected in fire that charred trailer

Mar 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The trailer was declared a total loss after Wednesday's blaze.

No one was seriously injured in a fire that destroyed a trailer Wednesday on Gas Hills ... [more]

College's new 'one stop' site delayed a year

Mar 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Work on a new student success center at Central Wyoming College has been pushed back to 2016.
Construction initially was scheduled to begin in May.
The ... [more]

Job Corps nearing finish line

Mar 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Opening set for May in Riverton

Student recruiting began this week for the Wind River Job Corps Center, which is set to open in May in Riverton. ... [more]

More defendants listed in Whiteman killing; three may have helped move body of victim

Mar 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three more people have been charged in the death of Jared Little Whiteman. The moves come five weeks after federal agents say they found a car the original ... [more]

Fake IRS calls noted in Fremont County

Mar 18, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The threatening phone calls -- completely bogus -- have been reported in both Riverton and Lander this year.

Fake IRS agents have targeted more than ... [more]

Today

Mar 18, 2015 - Staff:  Births
VAUGHN

A daughter was born to Abbigail Mae Vaughn of Riverton and Travis James Vaughn of Riverton at 5:57 a.m. Feb. 5 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

Minnesota chef serving American Indian cuisine

Mar 18, 2015 - By Lee Svitak Dean, Tribune News Service:  MINNEAPOLIS -- Sean Sherman grew up on his grandfather's ranch on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, surrounded by antelope, grouse and the scent of ... [more]

Digest

Mar 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in Tuesday wreck
CHEYENNE -- Police say a woman was killed in a two-vehicle rollover crash at an intersection in Cheyenne.
A 50-year-old ... [more]

Grouse 'conservation bank' intended to provide flexibility to bird's management

Mar 18, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A new way to protect sage grouse, called a conservation bank, will allow energy developers and others to offset their use of the birds' habitat by ... [more]

Child killer's new appeal reaches 10th Circuit Court

Mar 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Andrew John Yellowbear continues to insist he was unlawfully extradited from the Wind River Indian Reservation more than eight years after being convicted of ... [more]

More charges in case of armed confrontation outside hotel

Mar 18, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has been charged officially with aggravated robbery and possession of controlled substances. Prosecutors allege he held a Lander business owner ... [more]

New lottery game to feature tickets sold only within Wyoming borders

Mar 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Chances in Cowboy Draw will be sold at the same WyoLotto retailers and with the same machines as the multi-state games.

Wyoming's first in-state ... [more]