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County, tribes agree on deal for operation of trash transfer sites

Jul 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes are taking over operation of the four solid waste transfer stations on the Wind River Indian Reservation ... [more]

While trooper drove, deputy revived boy who was not breathing

Jul 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 4-year-old Kinnear boy stopped breathing after a four-wheeler accident Saturday but survived after being resuscitated by a local deputy.
The child was ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne man killed in fall
DURANGO, Colo. -- Authorities have identified a Wyoming man who fell 300 to 400 feet to his death while climbing Jagged ... [more]

The way it was: Street paving -- 1956

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton citizens and civic leaders engaged in an argument for a decade about whether -- and how -- to pave the city's streets.
A plan to "oil" the streets ... [more]

CWC to group resident students in Living-Learning Communities

Jul 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College has many student housing options available for the 2013 fall semester with the added benefit of living among a group that shares ... [more]

Dubois hosting a backyard dance

Jul 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Mike Hurwitz and the Aimless Drifters of Alta will perform a selection of cowboy blues favorites at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dunoir Dance Pavilion in the ... [more]

Deputies unable to make 'head or tail' of Atlantic City situation

Jul 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Deputies responded to a disorderly situation at about 11:50 p.m. July 3 at the Atlantic City Mercantile.
No one was injured or arrested in the incident, and ... [more]

College finds land for new Lander facility

Jul 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has secured a piece of ground for its new facility in Lander.
Dennis Egge, a project manager with the state's Construction Management ... [more]

Interim ambulance chief named

Jul 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  As of Friday, the Fremont County ambulance department has its interim director.
Lander division supervisor Todd Smith took over the top spot after Fremont ... [more]

Two legs, no arms: Amputee cycling across U.S.

Jul 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A custom-made bicycle is helping Hector Picard ride 3,200 miles in 36 days from Miami, Fla., to Spokane, Wash.
Picard of Fort Lauderdale, a double-arm ... [more]

Legislature to proceed on new Hill probe; she vows to 'go the distance'

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming House of Representatives will begin an unprecedented investigation of schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the state Education ... [more]

Health officials urge people to avoid Lander river

Jul 13, 2013 - Staff:  Unsafe levels of E. coli bacteria have been found in the waters of the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River in and around Lander, and the Fremont County Health ... [more]

Today

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Rendezvous events to begin" should have said the "Second annual Derby to EradDUCKate Polio is at ... [more]

Hearing delayed for pharmacist

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Andrew Evans Paxson is charged with stealing $4,800 in narcotics for personal use from a safe at the Lander store where he worked.

A hearing for the ... [more]

Digest

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone hits 1 million already
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The number of people visiting Yellowstone National Park so far this year has topped 1 ... [more]

Australian gets 70-month term for bank heist

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Wyoming handed down a nearly six-year prison sentence to an Australian man who says he robbed a Jackson bank so he could give ... [more]

Sponsor of 'Hill Bill' petition effort suing secretary of state

Jul 12, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The lead sponsor of the failed petition drive seeking to repeal Senate File 104 is seeking another chance to challenge the new law.
Jennifer Young ... [more]

Legislators weigh further action on superintendent

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming legislative leaders are considering a request to investigate schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the state Education ... [more]

Fall caused Monday death, says coroner

Jul 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have determined that Audrey Arguello, 49, of Riverton, died Monday of a subdural hematoma as the result of an accidental fall.
Medical references ... [more]

Man's death not accidental, but no proof seen of Russian roulette

Jul 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Police Department chief Mike Broadhead addressed speculation Thursday that Juan Carlos Galvan, 22, of Riverton, died during a game of Russian ... [more]

Commissioners finalize budget for fiscal year 2014

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county made few changes after a public hearing Monday.

Fremont County commissioners made few changes to their proposed budget after hearing ... [more]

Man arrested on suspicion of involvement in 'string of crimes'

Jul 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Billy Napier, 20, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence at about 4 a.m. Thursday, reportedly after being involved in two traffic accidents ... [more]

Trial date set for meth suspects

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  All four pleaded not guilty

Four defendants in May's countywide meth bust have a trial set for Sept. 16.
They all pleaded not guilty to the ... [more]

Today

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
MANZANARES

Joseph Arthur "Art" Manzanares, 64, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, July 8, at his home. Memorial services will be at 1 ... [more]

Gold Rush begins Saturday

Jul 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The South Pass City State Historic Site will host the annual Gold Rush Days celebration from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 125 South Pass Ave. The ... [more]

Digest

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Montana keeps limits on wolves
HELENA, Mont. -- Montana Fish and Wildlife commissioners on Wednesday increased the bag limit from one to five wolves ... [more]

Land swap in Grand Teton park unfinished

Jul 11, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State and federal officials in Wyoming are talking about negotiating a land swap to add more than two square miles of state land to Grand Teton ... [more]

Vicious river otter attacks woman

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A river otter attacked a woman on the Madison River west of West Yellowstone earlier this week, prompting state wildlife officials to post ... [more]

Governor says he'll push to win pay increases for state government workers

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he intends to push for pay raises for state employees in the legislative session early next year.
Mead said Wednesday ... [more]

Balloon Block hunt starts in today's edition

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  The Ranger's Riverton Rendezvous Balloon Block Treasure Hunt begins in today's edition.
A block of wooden letters spelling "balloon" in backward style of ... [more]