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Nearly $30,000 raised at CWC Oktoberfest

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College Quality Leader Whitney Martinez, right, used CWC basketball player Roozario Wiggins to measure lengths of raffle tickets at Thursday ... [more]

Community reads for Banned Books Week

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Lorie Nielson was one of roughly 10 people to read banned and challenged books during Tuesday night's event at the Riverton Branch Library. The Fremont County ... [more]

Today

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page five cutline for the "Hospitals brainstorm ways to improve" story should have said Kristie Yorgason is a ... [more]

Digest

Oct 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  14 workplace deaths so far
A state official says 14 workers have died in Wyoming so far this year.
State workplace epidemiologist Mack Sewell says ... [more]

First snow of season arrives in southeastern Wyoming

Oct 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Parts of southeastern Wyoming are getting their first snowfall of the season.
Light snow was falling in Douglas and Torrington on Friday morning ... [more]

Conservation group to buy out mineral leases near park

Oct 5, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A land conservation group has reached a long-sought agreement to prevent a gas drilling project near a southern approach to Jackson Hole and Grand ... [more]

Top general: Insider attacks wrenching, but not decisive

Oct 5, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Attacks on international forces by Afghan soldiers and police are disheartening but will not diminish the United States' commitment in Afghanistan, ... [more]

Residents help with probe into airplane wreckage find

Oct 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has continued its investigation into the discovery of an airplane's tail section Wednesday in the Willow Creek drainage ... [more]

Man killed outside bar when run over by pickup truck

Oct 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Preliminary reports stated that the driver of the truck didn't know 21-year-old Sterling Blackburn was underneath.

The Riverton Police Department is ... [more]

Littering at rez trash stations concerns solid waste district

Oct 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  It's not just the 100-plus tons of garbage collected in a month at the Fort Washakie trash transfer station -- generating practically nothing in user fees -- ... [more]

Volunteer board slots changed from one- to four-year terms

Oct 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to initiate four-year terms for volunteers serving on local boards and committees.
Before now, members of the city's ... [more]

CWC volleyball players introduced to crowd

Oct 4, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College women's volleyball players danced through a spotlight as they were introduced to the audience in Rustler gym ... [more]

Today

Oct 4, 2012 - Staff:  Community calendar
OCT. 6
Cowboy Day 5K/10K Run/Walk
is at 9 a.m. at the Shoshoni Recreation District building, 97 S. Maple St., Shoshoni. There is an ... [more]

State gets low mark on efficient energy record

Oct 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A study ranks Wyoming among the least energy-efficient states in the nation.
The study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ... [more]

Digest

Oct 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hit-and-run suspect sought
CHEYENNE -- Police are looking for a driver who hit a 12-year-old girl crossing the street in Cheyenne.
The girl was struck ... [more]

BLM releases preferred route for major power line

Oct 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- The federal Bureau of Land Management has chosen a preferred route for a 1,100-mile high-voltage transmission line expected to run through ... [more]

'Name the Tribble' contest marks archives observance

Oct 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The reference is to the tiny, furry creatures from a memorable episode of the old "Star Trek" television series in 1967.

CHEYENNE -- Anybody who ... [more]

County, tribes struggle with new trash contract

Oct 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The current agreement is set to expire Dec. 14 and will put waste management in question for reservation areas.

The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Deputies cite Riverton men for littering

Oct 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton residents were cited Tuesday for illegally dumping litter on Bushwacker Road near the trash transfer station that serves Shoshoni-area ... [more]

Police look into found plane piece

Oct 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating an airplane tail section found Wednesday in the Willow Creek drainage area near Jeffrey City.
Sheriff's ... [more]

RMS takes steps to up AYP results

Oct 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though her school has struggled to meet Adequate Yearly Progress requirements, Riverton Middle School principal Cheryl Mowry said student learning at RMS has ... [more]

Budget cuts bug Baker and Bebout

Oct 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Reductions could hurt pest control

With state departments preparing for 8 percent cuts this year, Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker's thoughts have ... [more]

Today

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BROCKIE

Shannon Brockie died Monday, Sept. 27, in Riverton. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in ... [more]

Wyoming group loses first ruling in FEC suit

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A federal judge has denied a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by a Wyoming grassroots group challenging Federal Election Commission ... [more]

Digest

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Four wolves killed so far
The quota for this year's first Wyoming wolf hunt is 52 wolves out of an estimated 328 in Wyoming, and hunters had killed ... [more]

Two nominated for vacant House seat in Sheridan Co.

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- Sheridan County Republicans have selected two nominees to fill a vacant state House seat.
The precinct committee members nominated Kathy Coleman ... [more]

Mead noncommittal on higher fuel taxes

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says it's appropriate to consider raising the state fuels tax to help fix and maintain roads but he's not convinced that a tax ... [more]

Private sector urged to get involved with issues on aging

Oct 3, 2012 - By Becky Orr, For The Associated Press:  Wyoming must prepare now for the impact of an aging population on state health-care availability and other services, analysts say.
The state's population is ... [more]

Riverton/Shoshoni school merger suggested

Oct 3, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A motion to merge was defeated 3-2 by the Wyoming School Facilities Commission.

Wyoming is in a unique position when it comes to school construction. ... [more]

Revenue at trash sites off 20 percent for August

Oct 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Revenue collected from the county's seven trash transfer stations saw a roughly 20 percent drop in August compared to the previous month.
A report provided to ... [more]

City makes sundown park closure official with Tuesday vote

Oct 3, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Riverton City Council passed its final vote Tuesday to close local parks after sundown every evening.
The new ordinance defines sundown as "those hours of ... [more]

1 percent tax needed, leaders say

Oct 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  City administrator Steven Weaver sees the optional 1 percent sales tax on next month's general election ballot as an opportunity to protect the city's ... [more]

Badminton at Rendezvous elementary

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School fourth-grader Ethan Crowley returned the shuttlecock during Wednesday recess as he and his classmates played badminton near a ... [more]

Today

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one quotation graphic in the "Culture of Compassion" story should have said Cheryl Mowry is the Riverton ... [more]

Gas power plant to go forward

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne.
Black Hills Corp. said Monday ... [more]

State part of wild horse roundup

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- Wyoming is one of six states, where federal officials started rounding up thousands of wild horses and burros. The roundups will take place ... [more]

UW might keep presidential finalists secret until job filled

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is considering a more confidential approach in how it searches for a new president.
In the past, UW has ... [more]

Digest

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Meyer among UW honorees
LARAMIE -- State Treasurer Joe Meyer is among three University of Wyoming graduates who will receive distinguished alumni awards ... [more]

High court won't hear challenge to roadless rule

Oct 2, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Fremont County has about 50 square miles of land under the strictest regulation against road construction.

CHEYENNE -- Environmental groups hailed the ... [more]

4,300 miles on pedal power is goal of Canadian cyclist as she heads to Nicaragua

Oct 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Stephanie Solverson pedaled her bike into Riverton on Thursday, Sept. 27, she was already two weeks into a months-long trip from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, ... [more]