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Public officials release assessment on county's health

May 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The coalition's report provides information that may help local programs apply for grants.

A useful tool now is available to local health programs ... [more]

Digest

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lower DUI limit discussed
CHEYENNE -- The National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation for states to lower their blood-alcohol limit for ... [more]

Hill bill recall deadline arrives

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Organizers of an effort to repeal changes to the state schools chief's duties and powers must submit their petitions Tuesday.
They have to collect ... [more]

Sculpture commemorates biggest wooden schooner

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BATH, Maine -- Maine Maritime Museum is celebrating the completion of its sculpture representing the Wyoming, the largest wooden sailing ship ever built in the ... [more]

Future of Colorado River on agenda in San Diego

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The river originates as the Green River in Wyoming, and water commitments from Flaming Gorge Reservoir are at issue in downstream disputes.

Top water ... [more]

Farmers market returning Wednesday

May 28, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton's downtown farmers market is returning Wednesday for its second year. It is expected to be larger than last year's market, said farmers market manager ... [more]

Man killed in Sunday wreck

May 28, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said preliminary investigation indicates a man involved in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday afternoon roughly 15 miles north of ... [more]

Follow your passion, says speaker at RHS graduation

May 28, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Twelve valedictorians were honored this year from Riverton High School's graduating class of 149 seniors, who received their diplomas during graduation ... [more]

Raises in budget for treasurer and assessor; budget flat otherwise

May 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County treasurer and the assessor budgets being proposed for fiscal year 2014 request only small increases in funding.
Both elected officials ... [more]

Coroner yields on decal flap; vehicles now have insignia

May 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has put to rest his long-standing squabble over decals with the Fremont County Commission.
McAuslan said his office ... [more]

Volunteers place flags at cemetery

May 26, 2013 - Staff:  A robin watched over a grave marker while Jill Niemi placed some of the 1,500 flags on the graves of veterans Saturday morning at Mountain View Cemetery in ... [more]

Digest

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man faces murder charge
LARAMIE -- A Vietnam veteran accused in a fatal stabbing in Laramie faces a charge of second-degree murder.
Former city of ... [more]

Tanker wreck leaves sticky roadside mess

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The tractor-trailer combination was carrying 39,000 pounds of liquid asphalt sealer at a temperature of 340 degrees.

MEDICINE BOW -- A tractor-trailer ... [more]

Hunting groups join state in asking dismissal of wolf lawsuit in Wyoming

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for the federal government and several pro-hunting organizations have joined the state of Wyoming in urging a federal judge not to allow a ... [more]

Man pleads in girl's abduction

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  DOUGLAS -- A Casper man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexual abuse of a minor in the abduction of a 2-year-old Glenrock girl from her bedroom last ... [more]

The way it was: One Shot sculpture -- 1975 (take 2)

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Many readers caught an error in last week's "The Way It Was" photo caption, which identified one of the men as Chuck Guschewsky of Lander. In fact it was Jim ... [more]

Officials: Loop Road to stay closed until June 7

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Louis Lake Road will remain closed because of snow and road conditions through Memorial Day weekend.
The road, also known as the Loop Road, is located in ... [more]

Stabilization project continues in canyon

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Construction of a 1,100-foot retaining wall is nearly complete on the $1.88 million slope stabilization project in the Wind River Canyon between Shoshoni and ... [more]

Hoffman congratulates seniors

May 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian High School's graduation on May 19 was the last one for the departing superintendent.

Departing superintendent Michelle Hoffman did ... [more]

Nine earn diplomas at St. Stephen's commencement

May 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  St. Stephen's Indian High School celebrated the accomplishments and next steps in life for its nine graduates May 18 at the class of 2013's commencement ... [more]

Arapaho Charter graduation full of celebration

May 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Arapaho Charter High School's graduation Tuesday was as much the end of an era for the five graduates as it was for retiring principal Mel Miller. Nearly 100 ... [more]

Vets park 'meet the artist event' set for Wednesday

May 26, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Lander sculptor was commissioned to create a bronze monument for the future memorial.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe will host a "meet the artist" event ... [more]

Raise in store for county attorney, but other hikes challenged

May 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Employee raises continue to be an issue at county budget hearings. Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett included them in the proposed budget he presented to ... [more]

Scottish cyclist camps in Riverton during 4,800-mile ride

May 26, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Beginning in San Francisco, Wrefrod Stewart of Rosyth, Scotland, so far has traveled about 1,700 miles on a bicycle, through California, Arizona, Nevada and ... [more]

Child killer suing again over use of eagle feathers

May 26, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A Wyoming prison inmate from Riverton is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming agency officials improperly delayed for years sending him eagle ... [more]

Airline chief says changes will improve performance

May 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes Airlines chief executive officer Chuck Howell briefed local leaders on efforts to eliminate reliability issues at Riverton Regional Airport during ... [more]

Pingetzer named Ag Man of the Year

May 24, 2013 - Staff:  Gene Jordan presented the Ag Man of the Year award to Missouri Valley rancher Rich Pingetzer, far right, during the 48th annual Fremont County Ag Appreciation ... [more]

Choir students put on final show of year

May 24, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School senior Wyatt Meyer, above, soloed on "Last Request" during Tuesday's vocal pops concert at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at ... [more]

Today

May 24, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one cutline for the "Les Miserables" photos should have said admission is free for students and $10 for ... [more]

Digest

May 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Farmers market impact noted
The Wyoming Business Council says those little farmers markets in the state have a big impact on the economy.
Data ... [more]