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Mar 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Money raised to open park on time
JACKSON -- Thanks to successful local community fundraising efforts, Yellowstone National Park will be open on time ... [more]

Incoming UW chief makes good impression on visit

Mar 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Visiting the University of Wyoming campus for the first time since being named its new president, Robert Sternberg is making a good impression with ... [more]

Fracking ruling sides with states, energy producers

Mar 26, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  In 2010, Wyoming became one of the first states to require companies to disclose ingredients in hydraulic fracturing chemicals to state regulators but not ... [more]

Tribe, feds agree to wait 60 days on eagle lawsuit

Mar 26, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawsuit between the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the tribe's fight for a permit allowing it to kill bald ... [more]

G&F wants new hunting quotas

Mar 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Area residents will have a chance to weigh in on proposed hunting seasons this week during a meeting with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Wednesday in ... [more]

Churches plan Holy Week schedules through Easter

Mar 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Anyone wanting to hunt for eggs over Easter weekend will have plenty of opportunities in the Riverton area.
The Riverton Chamber of Commerce will host its ... [more]

'Timing all wrong' for change in college funding, CWC says

Mar 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials at Central Wyoming College are worried about a potential change to the state's funding metric that would redistribute money to community colleges ... [more]

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Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Snake River motorboat use reviewed
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department hold a public meeting Monday in Jackson about motorized watercraft ... [more]

UW's new president to visit campus and Laramie

Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Robert Sternberg will make his first visit to Laramie this week since being named the new University of Wyoming president.
Sternberg is scheduled to ... [more]

Game and Fish leaders discussing service cuts

Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Entire Wyo-ming Game and Fish Department programs may be in jeopardy in 2015 because of a lack of funding, according to agency and state Game and ... [more]

Ceremonies planned April 1 for Veterans Welcome Home Day

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Veterans Commission will celebrate Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day on Monday, April 1. The day of welcoming was codified in ... [more]

The way it was: Dr. Barrasso -- 1989

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  John Barrasso was a familiar face in Wyoming long before he was a U.S. Senator. He wrote a weekly newspaper column on health care, and he was the Wyoming host ... [more]

Catholic college selects new president

Mar 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Board of Directors of Wyoming Catholic College is pleased to announce the selection of a new president of the college, Kevin D. Roberts, Ph.D.
Roberts ... [more]

Help for Health Hospice celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Mar 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Help for Health Hospice Home was the setting for a fun filled St. Patrick's Day party. The festivity was hosted by hospice volunteers. Patients, family and ... [more]

WRTA expanding service to include Dubois and Jackson

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wind River Transportation Authority is finalizing stops for a fixed route from eastern Fremont County to Dubois and Jackson three days a week. WRTA ... [more]

Wolverines speakers take first at national qualifier

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School qualified a record number of speakers for the National Forensic League national tournament this year, thanks to a dominating performance ... [more]

Judge won't allow state mental screen of Dale Eaton

Mar 25, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge on Friday denied a request from the state of Wyoming to allow its mental health expert to examine the state's lone death row inmate.
U.S. ... [more]

College wants more time to tweak budget

Mar 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College administrators have requested more time to develop next year's budget due to unanticipated losses of funding.
"We thought we had a ... [more]

Taking shape: CWC Health/Science Center tantalizes on tour

Mar 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Central Wyoming College nursing faculty are getting excited about their upcoming move to the new Health/Science Center being constructed on ... [more]

Reluctantly, county puts another $800k into health benefit plan

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rising costs of claims to Fremont County's health insurance plan drove the county board to approve $800,000 more for the program next year. At its March 19 ... [more]

Citizen panel will help direct county's 1-percent fund use

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A countywide committee of citizens to advise leaders on uses for money generated by the new 1 percent sales tax is filling up, though it still needs volunteers ... [more]

RHS honors fallen soldier

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School students started school Friday remembering RHS alumnus Kevin Griffin, who was killed in Afghanistan last year. A flag that was flown over ... [more]

Today

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Analysts expect lower revenues for county" should have said "The federal sequester ... [more]

Digest

Mar 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bison hunt numbers rise
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Hunters have killed more wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park this year than they have in ... [more]

Lawmakers treat Hathaway Scholarship fund with care

Mar 22, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Hathaway Scholarship program to help eligible Wyoming students pay their college tuition is backed by a $500 million fund that has been ... [more]

Kids museum idea in Riverton makes progress

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Planning for the Central Wyoming Center for Art, Technology and Science in Riverton is still in the works.
Organizers assured the mayor and city council that ... [more]

Speakers swap opinions on marriage issues to open CWC talk series

Mar 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A discussion on marriage equality at Central Wyoming College yielded many opinions but little resolution. More than 100 people in the Little Theater heard the ... [more]

Assessed value drops below $1B again

Mar 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A rebound to $1.09 billion is predicted for fiscal year 2015.

Fremont County government expects lower property tax income next fiscal year because ... [more]

City rates might rise more than normal to help cut into debt

Mar 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents may soon see a higher than usual increase in their utility bills. The rates for water, sewer and sanitation services automatically increase ... [more]

RMS puts on A Night of Jazz

Mar 21, 2013 - Staff:  Katie's sister Sydney Thayer took a flugelhorn solo on "My Funny Valentine" between trumpet players Tekah Branson and Tayte Thomas during the A Night of ... [more]