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Bentonite plan announced

An international company that has been in the clay industry for decades is looking to expand its reach in Wyoming with the launch of bentonite mining ...

Mead backs UW sports funding

LARAMIE -- Despite dire budget forecasts, Gov. Matt Mead said he supports continuing a state program that matches dollar-for-dollar contributions of up to $5 ...

Fed oil/gas drill regs blocked

The preliminary injunction means the already postponed rules might not take effect for years, if at all.

CHEYENNE -- A judge on Wednesday blocked new ...

Town, business owner both eye Shoshoni school property for buy

The Town of Shoshoni and a businessman both have expressed interest in property that Fremont County School District 24 might sell to purchase items for a new ...

Rebuilding the busy commercial street could take two years to finish, starting as soon as next year.

Orange cones and heavy equipment may not appear ...

Construction starts Monday on District 21 elementary, high school

Groundbreaking for two new school buildings on the Fremont County School District 21 campus in Fort Washakie is set for Monday.
Two years of design work went ...

Containment grows on forest fire

Nearly 200 personnel remained Thursday, but some equipment had been removed.

Firefighters made progress battling the Crooked Creek Fire northwest of ...

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Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Wildfire growing quickly northwest of Dubois" should have said Joseph Schwartz reported the fire ...

Any English major will tell you that rosemary is for remembrance.
In "Hamlet," poor Ophelia in her madness hands out herbs and flowers just before she drowns ...

Digest

Two more bears moved
CODY -- Wildlife officials have trapped and relocated two grizzly bears that were killing livestock north of Pinedale.
The Wyoming ...

Elderly hunter's body located in wilderness

JACKSON -- Officials in Teton County say an 85-year-old man who failed to return from a solo hunting trip has been found deceased.
Sheriff Jim Whalen says ...

Mead joins Montana cohort in call for changes to species act

CHEYENNE -- The process of removing Endangered Species Act protections from recovered species should be made more straightforward and predictable not only for ...

Blaze grew to 400-plus acres before doused by firefighters

Nearly 80 local firefighters responded Saturday afternoon to reports of a grass fire near U.S. Highway 287 north of Fort Washakie.
No one was injured in the ...

4-H week and carnival switch to fall

Fremont County's annual 4-H carnival has been moved to the fall this year to align with 4-H week, which begins Oct. 5.
"The 4-H carnival has been in the ...

CWC research documents glacier shrinkage, shown at big national conference

Field research conducted by Central Wyoming College students and faculty in the Wind River Mountains was one of the topics of discussion Monday during a ...

Two hundred crew reach fire scene in forest; growth slows

Bigger helicopter now employed

Fire managers on Wednesday were optimistic that they could further contain the Crooked Creek Fire 15 miles northwest ...

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Deaths
GOFF
June E. Goff, 93, died Friday, Aug. 21, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. ...

Digest

Homicide suspected in Laramie
LARAMIE -- Police in Laramie are investigating the weekend beating death of a 59-year-old man.
Lt. Gwen Smith says police ...

Bebout treated at cancer center, says he is optimistic about outcome

State Sen. Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) is undergoing treatments at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City for a medical issue.
The previous cancer survivor ...

Community dialogues set in response to fatal Center of Hope shooting

A fatal shooting in July at the Center of Hope in Riverton raised concerns about violence motivated by race in Fremont County.
Soon after the incident, the ...

 
 

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