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Children get chance to explore Sinks Canyon cave

Aug 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Applications are available for the fourth annual Wyoming Kids eXtreme Cave Exploration Adventure on Saturday at Sinks Canyon State Park.
Through the Wyoming ... [more]

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Aug 5, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Work begins on 17 Mile Road
A $1.34 million pavement improvement project has begun on Wyoming 137 near Riverton.
The work zone begins near 17 Mile ... [more]

Man sues town and police, says his civil rights were violated

Aug 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Shoshoni man is suing the Town of Shoshoni and two members of the local police department for allegedly violating his civil rights while investigating a ... [more]

Teens come together for leadership conference

Aug 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Youths from Montana continue to make the trip to the Wind River Indian Reservation each year to join their Wyoming friends for the annual Montana Wyoming ... [more]

College budget set; spending set at $42 million for fiscal year

Aug 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved the school's budget for fiscal year 2014.
The total annual budget amount was set at $42 million. ... [more]

Devastating sky collision did not ground Dana Bowman

Aug 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  In 1994, Dana Bowman, a U.S. Special Forces soldier and member of the U.S. Army's Golden Knights, was performing training maneuvers with the Golden Knights ... [more]

Curbs, gutters to be first of city's uses for optional 1 percent tax

Aug 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The 1 percent tax citizens committee recommended the City of Riverton find a way to help property owners pay for sidewalk repairs as the city fixes the ... [more]

Double amputee skydives into Crowheart fundraiser

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  In the first of three dives planned this week, double amputee skydiver Dana Bowman jumped from a plane piloted by Riverton contractor Jerry Bornhoft into a ... [more]

Three dozen teams compete in hog wrestling

Aug 2, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair hog wrestling competition began at 8 p.m. Thursday in the grandstands arena.

Female 16 and older
Eleven teams competed in ... [more]

Today

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "West Nile carriers now detected across much of the county" should have said municipal workers ... [more]

Riverton man pleads guilty to tax evasion

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Already in prison for embezzlement, a Riverton man has pleaded guilty to tax evasion for not paying nearly $400,000 owed to the Internal Revenue ... [more]

Digest

Aug 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hail damages barley crop
POWELL -- Farmers around Powell say hail from a violent storm on Tuesday night damaged or destroyed barley and other ... [more]

Coal output in Campbell Co. trails 2012 pace

Aug 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Figures show that the total mid-year production for Campbell County coal mines adds up to about 180 million tons, which is about 6 million tons less ... [more]

GOP leadership split by Hill controversy as '14 election approaches

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The allegations and conflict surrounding public schools Superintendent Cindy Hill haven't pushed the state's schools off course or knocked out its ... [more]

Cabinet officials to visit Riverton next week

Aug 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell are the guest speakers at a community forum on education Thursday, Aug. ... [more]

Fifty years at the fair

Aug 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Overgard mans post at poultry, rabbit barn

John F. Kennedy was president when Cerella Overgard became a 4-H leader.
Half a century later, she ... [more]

Armed robbery suspects still at large, RPD says

Aug 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton police officials still are looking for the suspects involved in an armed robbery and separate home break-in July 25.
"We can't find them," Riverton ... [more]

Man guilty of murder in Lander death

Aug 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury has found John Thomas Hereford guilty of second-degree murder, kidnapping and one count of first-degree sexual assault.
"This is what we anticipated ... [more]

West Nile carriers now detected across much of the county

Aug 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Mosquitoes throughout Fremont County tested positive for West Nile virus this week, with hits recorded in Riverton, Lander, rural Hudson and Arapahoe on ... [more]

Around the fair: Fremont County Fair news for Aug. 1

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  Hard work paid off for Ransom Slack on Wednesday. Slack was the champion senior sheep showman. "It's awesome," was all the 16-year-old could say after he ... [more]

Digest

Aug 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CFD sales below biz expectations
CHEYENNE -- Some Cheyenne businesses are reporting that sales traffic didn't meet their expectations during this year's ... [more]

Liz Cheney and husband late paying taxes on $1.6M home

Aug 1, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Senate candidate says it was an oversight, that the 4,482 past-due portion was paid without penalty, and that this year's taxes already are paid in ... [more]

Death penalty hearing starts for Dale Eaton in Cheyenne

Aug 1, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  An attorney for the former Riverton man who is Wyoming's only death row inmate called his client's former trial attorney to testify on the first day of a ... [more]

Today

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  Clarification
The family of Piper Stark said the page one story "Dogs win ribbons and fans at fair" in Tuesday's Ranger should have said Stark trained ... [more]

Defense rests in Hereford case; jury to start working

Aug 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Defense attorneys for a Lander man accused of rape and second-degree murder made their final presentation of evidence Thursday in Lander District Court.
John ... [more]

Toms, poults and red rangers

Aug 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Contestants learn the finer points of showing fowl at fair

Win or lose, Madeline Logan and Ashlyn Wagon are going to get a good dinner for their hard ... [more]

Major eruption in Yellowstone Park of Steamboat Geyser

Aug 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Old Faithful it's not.
Yellowstone National Park's Steamboat Geyser -- the world's tallest -- has erupted for the first time in more than ... [more]

Leftover big game licenses sold online

Aug 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been able to sell thousands of leftover big game licenses quickly and with little hassle thanks to the ... [more]

Today

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Legless skydiver highlight of Rocking the Winds slate in Crowheart" should have said, "The camping ... [more]

Bruce Jacobson benefit scheduled

Jul 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  A benefit auction and dinner for longtime Fremont County rancher Bruce Jacobson will begin at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Wind River Recreation Hall in ... [more]