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Job Corps construction details aired for builders

May 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Contractors from Fremont County and throughout the United States are focusing on details about construction of the Wind River Job Corps Center, set to open ... [more]

Ambulance chief: Budget must double to keep pace

May 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Ambulance Department's budget will need to nearly double in future years for it to deliver adequate emergency medical services, said its ... [more]

Today

May 17, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
HEARTH

Donald R. Hearth, 86, of Lander, died Thursday, May 16, at his home. Per his request, cremation will take place, and there will be no ... [more]

Hudson defendant says he is 'deeply sorry' for his role in 2011 homicides

May 17, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Ryan Blake Hanway is sentenced to eight to 16 years in prison.

Ryan Blake Hanway will spend the next eight to 16 years in prison for his role in the ... [more]

Near-record antlers on display at Elk Refuge sale

May 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A near-record set of antlers found on the National Elk Refuge will be on display but won't be for sale at an auction in Jackson.
The antlers scored ... [more]

Man killed in Shoshoni; deputies arrest suspect

May 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 45-year-old Shoshoni resident has been arrested on second-degree murder and domestic violence battery charges in connection with the Wednesday morning death ... [more]

Big returns likely to ease budget concerns

May 17, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead's office says the latest Wyoming revenue figures continue to support his position that the state probably won't have to cut agency ... [more]

Officials request public's help in finding missing Ethete man

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker called the ongoing search for Curt LeClair, 62, of Ethete, an "open criminal investigation" in a press release Friday.
He enlisted the ... [more]

Digest

May 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fugitive fought before arrest
LARAMIE -- One of Kentucky's most wanted fugitives ran and fought with officers before being arrested in ... [more]

Library systems director resigns 'unexpectedly'

May 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County officials say they were surprised by the announcement.

Fremont County Library System director Matt Nojonen is resigning effective May 31. His ... [more]

RHS students take part in Spring Fling

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Senior Chris Holcomb, far left, was able to stay on his feet when a large group of his classmates charged the water and soap tarp during the Spring Fling on ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
TRIMMER

Phoebe Miriam (Morgan) Trimmer, formerly of Lander, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital after a short illness. ... [more]

Uranium mine looking to hire county workers

May 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If a new uranium boom is hitting Fremont County, only the first rumbles are sounding.
One early indication took the form of Rich Boberg, standing behind a ... [more]

DC-10 firefighting tanker company moving from California to Casper

May 16, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A California company that operates two large, jet-powered air tankers for fighting wildfires is moving from California to Wyoming.
Victorville, ... [more]

Crews adding sonar unit in search of missing man

May 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Curtis LeClair, of Ethete, has been missing since about 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Thursday's continued search for Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete will include ... [more]

Riverton justice center plans stall in second phase

May 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Progress on a new Riverton justice center stalled Tuesday after the Fremont County Commission didn't approve moving forward with the second phase of the ... [more]

Fire destroys trailer home

May 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A double-wide trailer home was destroyed Tuesday in an accidental fire on Ocean Lake Road.
Officials said no one was injured in the incident, which was being ... [more]

Feds urged to ban wolf hunting in Wyoming parkway

May 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A conservation group filed a petition on Wednesday asking the National Park Service to place an area between Grand Teton and Yellowstone national ... [more]

Digest

May 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Escaped convict caught in Wyo.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A former Army Ranger who fled from Fayette County Circuit Court last summer just before being convicted ... [more]

Young students treated to free books

May 15, 2013 - Staff:  First-grade students from Riverton, Wind River, Shoshoni, Arapaho and Trinity Lutheran made a point and were treated to free books, provided by Wyoming Reads ... [more]

Lander college student dies in hiking accident

May 15, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Wyoming Catholic College student returning home to California with family died last week during an evening hike in Utah.
"People are sad," Matthew Brasmer, ... [more]

Today

May 15, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ELLIS

Hugh Ellis, 74, of Riverton, died Saturday, May 11, at Wind River Health Care. Per his request, cremation will take place. Interment has ... [more]

Digest

May 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Capitol dome being mapped
CHEYENNE -- A team of specialized workers has been rappelling down the gold-plated dome at the Wyoming Capitol this week. ... [more]

Enzi, Lummis launch legislation to restore state mineral payments

May 15, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The money amounts to $53 million in Wyoming alone.

CHEYENNE -- A bipartisan group of western lawmakers is pushing legislation in Washington to restore ... [more]

Wildlife hazards at Riverton Regional Airport to be checked

May 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  No black magpies or antelope will escape the close watch of careful wildlife biologists in the coming months at Riverton Regional Airport.
Personnel from ... [more]

Still no sign of missing man; canal to be lowered

May 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials planned to lower water levels in the Wyoming Canal on Wednesday morning to help in the search for Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete, who has been missing ... [more]

Shoshones describe big plan to grow casino site

May 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  More than 70 proposals to build the planned $38 million Shoshone Rose Casino expansion have been submitted as the tribe looks to upgrade its gaming facility ... [more]

Green appointed to clerk of court post

May 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Lander deputy clerk will fill the remaining portion of Katie Brodie Meredith's elected term.

The Fremont County Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday to ... [more]

RMS band to perform Thursday

May 15, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Middle School band will perform its final concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College.
Doors ... [more]

Today

May 14, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Art students bring home the blue" should have said Katie Collins received the 3-Dimensional ... [more]