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80 on 80?: Legislature will consider it next month

Jan 6, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  Wyoming lawmakers are taking another run at raising the maximum speed limit for Wyoming's highways.
A group of legislators recently filed a bill that would ... [more]

Snowstorm surprises county; bitter cold expected to follow

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County was blanketed with unexpectedly heavy snow Friday and Saturday, with bitterly cold temperatures expected to follow as the storm system clears ... [more]

CWC hosting Jan. 15 session to talk about more sports

Jan 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students OK new fee for athletics

Students at Central Wyoming College have approved an additional charge of $1 per credit to support athletic ... [more]

WPBS coping with sudden death of producer, host

Jan 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Richard Ager died Dec. 29 at his home in Lander.

Wyoming's Public Broadcasting Service in Riverton is scrambling to cope with the loss of public ... [more]

Break over for CWC cage teams; back to court in Rock Springs

Jan 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 6-7 overall record was earned by the Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball team in the first 13 games on the schedule.
The Rustlers get back ... [more]

RHS wrestlers overpower Casper Natrona

Jan 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton dominated in its first home matches of the season.

Five pivotal pins by the Riverton Wolverines were the difference in a 48-23 conference ... [more]

Today

Jan 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WILLIS

A son was born to Krista and Cameron Willis, of Lander, at 7:55 a.m. Oct. 21, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Wyoming 4-H Foundation ups donations to counties

Jan 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming State 4-H Foundation donations to counties increased by more than $53,000 in fiscal year 2013 for a total of about $241,000.
Fremont County received ... [more]

RHS to compete in state We the People contest

Jan 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School has a shot to compete in the We the People National Finals competition in April in Washington, D.C., after placing with five other teams ... [more]

Olympics can't mask Putin's many abuses

Jan 3, 2014 - By The Chicago Tribune:  In 2007, when the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2014 Winter Games to the Russian city of Sochi, it raised hopes that the Kremlin was open to ... [more]

Decision to release Drennen from prison was 'outrageous'

Jan 3, 2014 - Dennis Quinfeldt, Riverton:  Editor:
I simply could not believe my eyes when I saw that the Fremont County attorney was going to let Gabriel Drennen walk free. This man was convicted of ... [more]

Low population has its perks

Jan 3, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Stats don't lie: With more people come more problems

The latest U.S. Census figures are out, and once again Wyoming has the smallest population of ... [more]

No grouse listing

Jan 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  New BLM guidelines testify to work group's effectiveness

An only-in-Wyoming scenario is playing out this winter as federal officials prepare to enact ... [more]

Ammunition firm moving to Cheyenne due to gun laws

Jan 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- One of the country's largest producers of ammunition magazines for guns is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of ... [more]

Digest

Jan 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No fines for Wyoming spills in 2013
LARAMIE -- Oil and gas companies weren't fined for any spills in Wyoming last year.
There were more than 500 ... [more]

Man pleads guilty in fossil case; looted bones were on sale in Wyoming gallery

Jan 3, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Colorado man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal felony charge of conspiring to smuggle fossils from China into the United States. He also agreed ... [more]

Lucky Mc, Shirley Basin mine sites sold; new owner plans to develop for production again

Jan 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite its recent purchase by the company that opened western Wyoming's first new uranium mine in decades, the historic Lucky Mc property probably will not be ... [more]

Riverton compressor station fire that injured worker investigated

Jan 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the Christmas Day explosion at a compressor station south of Riverton.
David ... [more]

Woman gets probation after plea change in Pitt meth ring

Jan 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman faces five years probation in connection with the Timothy Pitt methamphetamine bust.
During a pretrial hearing in December, Shene Springfield, ... [more]

Robert A. 'Bob' Masson

Jan 3, 2014 - Staff:  Robert A. "Bob" Masson, of Lander, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper following complications from a fall in his home.
Cremation ... [more]

Teen defendants in bike path murder want their cases in juvenile system

Jan 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The two teenaged defendants in the Rails to Trails homicide case are seeking to have their cases moved to juvenile court.
The Fremont County Attorney's ... [more]

First baby of 2014 born to Fort Washakie parents

Jan 2, 2014 - Staff:  Gladys Hill and Sonny Duran, of Fort Washakie, are the parents of Chordlen Duran, the first baby of 2014 in Riverton. The 9-pound, 6-ounce boy was delivered at ... [more]

Today

Jan 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births
TILLMAN

A daughter was born to Suzanna and Robert Tillman Sr., of Fort Washakie, at 8:20 a.m. Nov. 26, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Detimore retiring from WyDOT after 39 years

Jan 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander area maintenance supervisor Don Detimore is retiring Friday from the Wyoming Department of Transportation after more than 39 years of service.
Detimore ... [more]

Cedars Health opens in Riverton

Jan 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Predictions of Riverton having fewer doctors to care for its residents have proved true recently as more physicians leave their positions at area clinics. ... [more]

Nutrition program actions insensitive to community

Jan 2, 2014 - Teresa Hanway, Arapahoe:  Editor:
The Cent$ible Nutrition Program, under the auspices of the University of Wyoming, is undergoing turbulent times.
A petition is being circulated ... [more]

Another rate hike won't fix postal problems

Jan 2, 2014 - Newsday:  Federal regulators approved Tuesday a two-year temporary price increase for first-class stamps. The charge will go to 49 cents per stamp on Jan. 26 to help the ... [more]

I blame the Christmas fudge

Jan 2, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  The New Year brings with it enthusiasm and ambition -- and the two traits combine to make me scrub obscure nooks and crannies throughout the house. The final, ... [more]

The news to come

Jan 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Much of it will come out of nowhere

Here is the first edition of The Ranger of 2014. With it comes an obvious question, a fascinating question, a ... [more]

Matsen's top-10 races pace Wolverine swimmers at two meets in Laramie pool

Jan 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six Riverton High School swimmers competed in a pair of meets over the holiday break in Laramie.
The Wolverines participated Friday, Dec. 27, at the Laramie ... [more]