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The way it was: State fair trio -- 1969

Aug 19, 2013 - Staff:  When the Wyoming State Fair opened in Douglas in August 1969, these three Fremont County girls were there.
Sali Allen of Lander, Margie McIntosh of the rural ... [more]

Comment sought in developing Boysen State Park Master Plan

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The public is invited to comment on the existing conditions, current and potential uses and ideas for the management of Boysen State Park through Sept. ... [more]

WSGS releases map showing energy projects around state

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Geological Survey recently released a new interactive map that identifies areas in Wyoming where oil and natural gas projects are slated for ... [more]

BLM and Honor Farm to host wild horse adoption

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse adoption and gentling clinic Aug. 30-31 in Riverton.
Adoptions held this year ... [more]

County to reconsider upkeep of Dubois road

Aug 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials say Kingfisher Road's right of way is too narrow for the transportation department to accept for maintenance.

A group of 12 Dubois area ... [more]

U.S. Forest Service bans use of exploding targets in some national forests, grasslands

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Exploding targets have started at least 16 wildfires since 2012 on Forest Service lands in 8 western states, with 7 of those fires occurring in the Rocky ... [more]

Busy week in roadwork begins Monday

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  A variety of road maintenance projects around Fremont County will begin Monday with some of the work continuing into September. Officials said motorists should ... [more]

Former CWC drama student makes early mark in the movies

Aug 19, 2013 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Central Wyoming College alumnus Devin Sanchez said the education she gained in Riverton has helped her to be successful in the New York City movie ... [more]

Reservation school leaders urge patience by lawmakers

Aug 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Superintendents from Fremont County school districts updated the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Education Committee and the Select Committee on Tribal Relations ... [more]

Man takes plea deal in stabbing at Gardens North

Aug 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded no contest to aggravated assault for stabbing another man in May at a home in the Gardens North subdivision north of Honor Farm ... [more]

CWC 'success center,' Jackson facility get funding thumbs-up

Aug 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Community College Commission is July recommending that the state fund two capital construction projects for Central Wyoming College.
Only some of ... [more]

Kindergarteners get a preview of school

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff:  Five-year-old Aspen Park Elementary School kindergartner Thomas Quinn looked back as he walked hand in hand with teacher Terri Bauder during Fremont County ... [more]

Today

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Solid gold history" should have said, "The crew even managed to locate the same Wilfley table ... [more]

UW eclipses previous record with $56 million in private donations

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming achieved a record year in private giving as the fiscal year closed on June 30. More than $56 million in private gifts eclipsed UW's ... [more]

Firefighters jump on new wildfire

Aug 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- With resources stretched by wildfires burning in Utah and Idaho, three smokejumpers and a helicopter are working to suppress the latest fire in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Old murder investigated again
CHEYENNE -- A special prosecutor is looking into how Sublette County law enforcement officers handled the investigation of ... [more]

If you are out for a hike, a mountain lion probably watches

Aug 16, 2013 - By Tom Lawrence, For The Associated Press:  If you go for a hike in the mountains or a stroll in the forest, there is an excellent chance a mountain lion may keep you company for part of the ... [more]

House panel requests more paperwork in Hill probe

Aug 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The chairman of a special House committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the Wyoming Education Department is ... [more]

Ruling on Eaton execution could come in 2014

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  A federal judge has given lawyers until early next year to submit written arguments about whether the former Riverton man who is Wyoming's lone death row ... [more]

County looks to preserve historical magazine

Aug 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Editor Loren Jost retired as Riverton Museum director last month, but he has been asked to continue the publication for another year.

The Fremont ... [more]

Hardluck Fire tops 16,000 acres

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Smoke from the Hardluck Fire near the Fremont-Park county border north of Dubois is filling the Riverton Valley, obscuring the mountains in most areas and ... [more]

State outlines plans for more water study in Pavillion vicinity

Aug 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If chemicals from oil and gas in the water exceed state and federal standards, Wyoming will investigate drilling activities in the area.
 
Wyoming's ... [more]

Digest

Aug 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hearing on power line conducted
BAGGS -- The Bureau of Land Management is holding public hearings on a proposed major transmission line to carry Wyoming ... [more]

Activists share manual on how to ruin wolf hunts

Aug 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Environmentalists upset with a federal proposal to remove protections for wolves across most of the U.S. have posted a manual on how to disrupt ... [more]

First lady helps in campaign on under-age drinking issues

Aug 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- First lady Carol Mead has joined an effort to help prevent under-age drinking in Wyoming.
In a new media campaign, Mead calls underage drinking an ... [more]

Disease killing dozens of white-tailed deer

Aug 15, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Many deaths have been confirmed, but the true number is hard to ascertain accurately.

CHEYENNE -- Hemorrhagic disease caused by two possible viruses ... [more]

Fire being monitored, but not fought

Aug 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Five of the six active fires burning in western Wyoming are being monitored by firefighters, while the sixth has been contained.
Three of the fires ... [more]

Strathmore predicts proposed Gas Hills mine would create 153 jobs

Aug 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The company conducted two meetings last week to answer questions and receive comments from the public.

Strathmore Minerals held two public meetings ... [more]

Officials discuss grad rates, issues at rez schools

Aug 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Student academic performance in Fremont County schools was the focus when the Joint Education Committee and the Select Committee on Tribal Relations on ... [more]

College OKs $5.7M in bonds to finance capital construction

Aug 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees in July approved $5.7 million in bonds to help pay for capital construction projects in Fremont County.
More ... [more]