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Mar 7, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In the Feb. 25 Ranger, the page five story "Therapists offering free help to veterans," should have said that local realtor Richard Emond ... [more]

Digest

Mar 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Dead airman identified
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE -- The man found dead at F.E. Warren Air Force Base has been identified as 21-year-old Airman 1st ... [more]

Session adjourns with $3.3 billion budget in place

Mar 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Senior Republican lawmakers and Gov. Matt Mead said the legislative session that wrapped up Thursday leaves Wyoming well-positioned both to meet the ... [more]

Hill will try to return to WDE Monday

Mar 7, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead said it would create "unneccesary chaos."

CHEYENNE -- Saying she has waited long enough, state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill vowed ... [more]

Legislators split on how to proceed on Hill matter

Mar 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, believes Senate File 106 would have passed the Wyoming House of Representatives if it had been introduced by the deadline ... [more]

Verosky to be principal at planned K-3 Riverton school

Mar 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Aspen Park Elementary School Andrea Verosky has been named the new principal for the new K-3 school expected to be built at 1200 W. Monroe Ave. in Riverton in ... [more]

Bruce sentenced to 4-10 years for Laster's death

Mar 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Weighing a defendant's intentions against the outcome of his actions led a judge to sentence Shey Elan Bruce on Thursday to four to 10 years in prison for ... [more]

Four-year-old, grandmother dead in wreck; SUV had 10 people inside

Mar 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Idaho 4-year-old and her grandmother died Thursday afternoon in a collision involving two vehicles and 12 people near Togwotee Pass.
The incident took ... [more]

Goggles says he won't run again

Mar 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Following the adjournment of this year's Wyoming Legislature on Thursday, Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete announced Friday his decision not to run for ... [more]

Fegler named to fall dean's list

Mar 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Macey Fegler of Arapahoe has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Fegler took 26 credit hours ... [more]

College dean honored with Lifetime Award

Mar 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Central Wyoming College dean was honored March 1 with a Lifetime Award from the CWC Rodeo Booster Club at its annual banquet.
Charlotte Donelson, who is the ... [more]

CWC student selected as New Century Scholar

Mar 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Central Wyoming College student has been selected as Wyoming's New Century Scholar.
Caitlin Heryford of Lander is Wyoming's highest scoring student in the ... [more]

District bee draws more than 50 spellers

Mar 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Students from 10 Fremont County schools gathered Feb. 19 to compete in the district spelling bee in Shoshoni.
More than 50 students in grades 5-8 began the ... [more]

Court says quit wasting time on Cindy Hill

Mar 7, 2014 - Margaret Tueller, Afton:  Editor:
I can't let the latest development in the SF104 saga pass by without comment. I feel like shouting "Hurrah for 'We the People.' Hurrah for the ... [more]

County's wellness program for insured workers a good step on a difficult path

Mar 7, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Would you pay more to be fat?
Conversely, would you like to pay less out of pocket for your health insurance if you are living a healthy lifestyle?
Fremont ... [more]

More CWC sports

Mar 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The announced expansion brings more than rah-rah benefits to campus

This week's announcement that Central Wyoming College is expanding its collegiate ... [more]

Helen Dobson

Mar 7, 2014 - Staff:  Helen Dobson, of Riverton, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Thermopolis Rehab and Care Center. She was 91 years old.
Per her request, there will be no ... [more]

Cowboys can't protect second-half lead at Utah State

Mar 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A solid start didn't result in a strong finish once again for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
The Cowboys dropped their fourth consecutive ... [more]

Lady Chiefs impress in opening-round win at 2-A state

Mar 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- Wyoming Indian's depth and tenacious defense was too much for the Pine Bluffs Hornets in opening-round Class 2-A girls basketball action at the state ... [more]

Today

Mar 6, 2014 - Staff:  Births
C'HAIR

A son was born to Anastasia Yellowfox and Norman C'Hair, of Riverton, at 12:25 a.m. Feb. 11 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

CWC employee wins state award

Mar 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Marilú Duncan, the director of Central Wyoming College's Student Support Services program, has been honored by the Wyoming Association of Community College ... [more]

Eighty acres of District 38 land leased to new tenant

Mar 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  The lessee said he intends to grow sugar beets on the irrigable property.

Fremont County School District 38 has approved a three-year lease agreement ... [more]

Cameco uranium mine proposal given final OK by BLM

Mar 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Bureau of Land Management gave final approval Feb. 13 for a uranium mine in Fremont County. The record of decision from the federal agency made slight ... [more]

Congress as a group falls short of its members

Mar 6, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I'd sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from ... [more]

Fair Tax Act would be a great improvement in this country

Mar 6, 2014 - Michael Gard, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing to ask voters of Fremont County to educate themselves about the Fair Tax Bill HR 25 that needs to be debated and voted on in the U.S. ... [more]

Figuring out who we are

Mar 6, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Who I Am."
The subject is an assignment for the upcoming meeting of our Westword (not misspelled -- we're just creative) Writers group.
I'm expecting a ... [more]

Justice center money

Mar 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has come through, so let the earnest planning begin

Fremont County got wonderful news this week when the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Digest

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Airman found dead at base
CHEYENNE -- Authorities are investigating the death of an airman at F.E. Warren Air Force Base.
Base officials said the ... [more]

Education panel to pick up Hill probe

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee is being tasked with trying to come up with solutions to a recent state Supreme Court ruling involving the powers of ... [more]

Game and Fish budget bill signed

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill to allow the state game and fish department to shift some of its costs away from sportsmen.
The measure Mead ... [more]