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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]

Digest

May 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hill says she's cooperating
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming public schools Superintendent Cindy Hill says she has cooperated with an inquiry into the operations of ... [more]

Extended unemployment benefits to be reduced under sequestration

May 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Anyone who starts collecting those emergency payments on or after May 26 will receive less money.

CHEYENNE -- Extended unemployment payments in ... [more]

Mead's developed energy policy over two years

May 14, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Among other things, it recommends creation of an "energy campus" in which different fuel sources could be blended in production.

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt ... [more]

April snows didn't make much of a dent in drought; firefighting funds dwindle

May 14, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming's snowpack saw some significant melting in the last week -- not good news considering the expected shortage of firefighting funds this year.
The ... [more]

Trailer suffers fire, smoke damage in Sunday blaze

May 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the incident; two fire trucks and eight firefighters reported to the scene.

Officials said a single-wide trailer home was ... [more]

Search for missing Ethete man now in fourth day

May 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue teams are looking for Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete, who was reported missing at about 1 p.m. Saturday from 532 Diversion Dam Road.
Initial ... [more]

Alcohol crisis center to merge July 1 with Sheridan organization

May 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The merger has been confirmed and on July 1, the Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies organization will take ownership of the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis ... [more]

Digest

May 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BLM proposes horse roundup
RAWLINS -- The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a wild horse roundup in Wyoming in an area in Sweetwater and Carbon ... [more]

UW arena to get $30M renovation

May 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has chosen a Casper company to oversee renovation of the Arena-Auditorium.
Trustees decided Friday to ... [more]

The way it was: Lander-Riverton soccer -- 1996

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander and Riverton didn't play each other in high school soccer this year due to weather-related postponements that fouled up the schedule. That wasn't the ... [more]

Digest

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  4-H anniversary committee seeks help
Members of the 4-H 100th anniversary committee are asking former members or volunteers to help tell the story of ... [more]

Long way from home

May 12, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The bird was a long way from home, having attached itself to a small herd of cattle just north of Riverton.
The cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis, originated in ... [more]

Virtual museum brings artifacts closer

May 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Lost artifacts of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes have made a special trip back home from Chicago to be displayed in a kiosk at Central ... [more]

Conference encourages women to 'Leap into Leadership'

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nearly 300 women were elected to city, county and state positions in Wyoming in November, and at least 12 participants of past Leap into Leadership events were ... [more]

Book of photos and essays features five nurses with CWC ties

May 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Joint Business Council were given a copy of "The American Nurse" by Carolyn Jones during a short reception May 3 at Central Wyoming College. The ... [more]

Commission doles out three $500 scholarships

May 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three Fremont County high school seniors will be receiving a little help in paying for college from their local government.
On Tuesday, commissioners decided ... [more]

Clerk of Court vacancy likely to be filled Tuesday

May 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The two women seeking the Fremont County District Court Clerk position made their cases to Republican Party Central Committee members Thursday.
Now it's up to ... [more]