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Sinks Canyon overlook closing for construction

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The project will take two to three days to complete.

The overlook at the "sinks" in Sinks Canyon State Park will be closed Tuesday for construction. ... [more]

College booster club selling raffle tickets for Denver Broncos games

Jun 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new athletic booster club at Central Wyoming College is looking to "gain momentum" this summer by raffling off season tickets to the see the Denver ... [more]

Four CWC trustees up for election

Jun 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College Trustee Roger Gose has announced that he will not seek re-election to the board this year.
Gose has represented the Riverton-Shoshoni ... [more]

State Sen. John Schiffer dies at 68

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Sen. John Schiffer, of Kaycee, died Thursday just a few weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer. He was 68.
Laci Schiffer, who is ... [more]

Rez DFS heads share concerns about outdated equipment, slow program reviews

Jun 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Directors from the Department of Family Services for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes aired their concerns with the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Moose relocated to South Pass after visit to downtown Lander

Jun 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Some residents in Lander had a little excitement June 13 when a moose was spotted in the downtown area.
Large carnivore conflict coordinator Brian Debolt, of ... [more]

Airport flight numbers up after added Worland connection

Jun 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Connections to the Worland Municipal Airport has helped boost flight numbers in the past months at Riverton Regional Airport. Since the beginning of the year, ... [more]

Today

Jun 20, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BRAY

A daughter was born to Melissa Bray of Riverton and Devon Bray of Riverton at 12:02 p.m. May 27 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

Digest

Jun 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead appoints new judge
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Tom Lee as the new Circuit Court judge for the First Judicial District in Laramie ... [more]

Today

Jun 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDREW

A son was born to Erin Washut of Lander and Kyle Washut of Lander at 6:13 p.m. June 4 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Digest

Jun 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Retirement system shows good return
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Retirement System is doing better than expected thanks to increases in the state's ... [more]

Rock Springs airport to trim flights, raise subsidy

Jun 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport will see fewer flights but higher subsidy costs in coming months.
Sweetwater County commissioners voted ... [more]

State won't rush comment on new CO2 rules

Jun 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The federal government began taking comments Wednesday on proposed rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions. But Wyoming officials aren't rushing ahead ... [more]

Unusual June snowfall hits county, other areas of state

Jun 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service says areas in Fremont County and Wyoming received up to 9 inches of snow this week.
Snow was reported in Dubois and in numerous ... [more]

City OKs two fireworks displays

Jun 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents living near Ron Saban Little League Complex worry the show June 26 will harm veterans.

The Riverton City Council approved two fireworks ... [more]

Colorado woman dies in one-vehicle rollover near Shoshoni

Jun 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 29-year-old Wiggins, Colo., woman was killed in a one-vehicle rollover at about 4 a.m. Wednesday east of Shoshoni.
Officials say Cheryl L. Rapue was ... [more]

Last trustees meeting for McFarland, first for Valdez

Jun 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wednesday night marked a changing of the guard at Central Wyoming College.
It was the last board meeting for retiring CWC president Jo Anne McFarland, who has ... [more]

Today

Jun 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WHITE

A son was born to Elisabeth and Jarrod White, of Dubois, at 7:29 a.m. April 12, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Spree of car burglaries hits Riverton

Jun 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Residents are reminded to lock their car doors due to a rash of car burglaries overnight Monday to Tuesday.
At 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, a person in the 900 block ... [more]

Longmire novel launches state reading program

Jun 18, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Residents in Fremont County will have the opportunity this year to participate in One Book Wyoming, a program designed to build community dialogue through ... [more]

County trims $300K from Riverton justice center project; work to begin next week

Jun 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners eliminated a decorative entrance, four security cameras and electronic card-reading door locks.

Facing a budget overrun, the Fremont ... [more]

Tribal officials detail truancy issues, stress successes in report to committee

Jun 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Educators and tribal officials told the Select Committee on Tribal Relations that problems with school attendance and graduation rates continue to trouble the ... [more]

Registration open for youth fishing derby

Jun 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Registration is under way for the Boysen State Park Youth Fishing Derby scheduled for July 12 and held in conjunction with the Boysen Lake Marina, Shoshoni ... [more]

Today

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WATTS

A daughter was born to Rachel and Josh Watts, of Riverton, at 9:41 a.m. April 16, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Teen risk behavior drops in Wyoming

Jun 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey shows a decline in smoking, drinking and fighting.

CHEYENNE -- Many dangerous ... [more]

Digest

Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Refinery powder upsets neighbors
CHEYENNE -- People who live near a Cheyenne oil refinery are upset after the facility released an ash-like powder that ... [more]

Reservoirs filling fast on upper Colorado system

Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Strong spring runoff from heavy mountain snow is filling up reservoirs in the upper reaches of the Colorado River drainage in western ... [more]

Burke new Wyoming chief justice

Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The justices of the Wyoming Supreme Court have elected James Burke to be the next chief justice effective July 1.
The justices announced Tuesday ... [more]

Ranger's 59th annual Mining and Energy Edition to be published on Wednesday

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  The Ranger publishes its 59th annual Mining and Energy Edition on Wednesday.
Produced annually to coincide with the summer convention of the Wyoming Mining ... [more]

As Pavillion water tests go forward, transparency issues raised by residents

Jun 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rural Pavillion landowners were concerned with transparency and other aspects of a state study into groundwater quality near their homes at a June 12 meeting. ... [more]