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Sep 18, 2013 - Associated Press:  New school facilities chief named
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Bill Panos as the new director of the Wyoming School Facilities ... [more]

Escape try goes from bad to worse for suspect

Sep 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Already handcuffed and in the back of a running squad car, a Lander man worsened his situation by climbing into the front of the Riverton Police Department ... [more]

Anti-DUI campaign launched statewide; ads began Monday

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- A new statewide advertising campaign against drunken driving takes aim at the culture of drinking and driving in Wyoming.
The radio, television and ... [more]

Black Hills wants to decommission 2 power plants

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  q The company determined it was more cost effective to retire and decommission the plants than to comply with the EPA regulations.

GILLETTE (AP) -- Black ... [more]

Learning under the same roof

Sep 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  CWC's health/sci center brings nursing, science students together

Central Wyoming College nursing instructor Debbie McClure said it's been refreshing ... [more]

CWC Health/Science Center to be dedicated Friday

Sep 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Ranger's special edition on the new facility is published Wednesday.
Students and faculty returning to Central Wyoming College this year have a lot ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Beer tax bill fails committee vote
BUFFALO (AP) -- A proposal to increase Wyoming's tax on beer has failed to gain support from an interim legislative ... [more]

Wyoming Guard activated to support flooding in Colorado

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Five Wyoming National Guard helicopters have been activated to help with the flood response in Colorado.
Gov. Matt Mead has activated UH-60 ... [more]

State workers might have to pay more to retirement

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Concerned about the solvency of Wyoming's public employee pension fund, lawmakers are looking at requiring state workers to contribute more ... [more]

UW vacancies may be filled by the end of this month

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  President Bob Sternberg reported that two finalists for vice president of administration will visit the Laramie campus this week.

LARAMIE (AP) -- ... [more]

Escapee 'sightings' in county don't pan out

Sep 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several residents called law enforcement over the weekend to report seeing fugitive Kenneth Ward in Fremont County, but officials said none of the sightings ... [more]

Month is rainy so far, but year still dry

Sep 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton has received twice as much precipitation this year compared to 2012, but local forecasters say the weather still hasn't been unusually wet by ... [more]

Judge: Youngest Hudson suspect OK to stand trial as adult

Sep 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A district court judge ruled that the youngest defendant in the Hudson homicides case can be tried as an adult, Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett ... [more]

Following lawsuit, BLM wants comment on wild horse policies

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A federal judge approved a consent decree, which outlines specific wild horse management analyses the BLM must perform.

RAWLINS -- The Bureau of ... [more]

Color run raises $1,055 for Travis Park

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  Forty-nine runners and walkers participated in Saturday's 5k Color Me Fun Run in Shoshoni that raised $1,055 for Travis Park ... [more]

Man hurt in four-wheeler crash

Sep 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 56-year-old Green River man is being treated for injuries suffered in a four-wheeler crash in Fremont County.
According to reports, the man had been driving ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Body found in Teton County
JACKSON -- Teton County authorities are investigating a human body found in the Bridger-Teton National ... [more]

Burroughs Fire eases; work at site illustrates variety of responses

Sep 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Burroughs Fire north of Dubois is almost one-quarter contained, and many firefighters assigned to the blaze have been sent home.
Sixty-eight personnel ... [more]

Grim scene in Colorado flood zone; little relief yet

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LYONS, Colo. -- As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave ... [more]

Project Green house, built with students crews, is ready for sale

Sep 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Project Green duplex -- built almost completely by using energy-efficient construction methods and "green" products -- is now open for bid.
Green ... [more]

The way it was: One Shot hunters -- 1973

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  The Lander One Shot Antelope attracted its typically impressive guest list in 1973, including a high-powered trio from Connecticut.
At left was Robert C. ... [more]

State wants online travel giants to pay more sales tax

Sep 15, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  The Wyoming Attorney General's office is asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that would force online travel companies to pay more in ... [more]

Marathon theater event in third year

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  Original theater scripts will once again be rehearsed and staged in a marathon-style event Saturday at Central Wyoming College.
For a third year, CWC will ... [more]

U.S. Forest Service gives update on road, trail and area closures

Sep 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest has implemented a temporary area closure on the eastern side of Atlantic Lake along Trail 723. This closure is within the Popo ... [more]

Redesigned UW football field ranked among top 10 in nation

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The new design of Jonah Field at the University of Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium is getting good reviews.
The national football website ... [more]

National Theater Live presents 'Othello'

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  National Theatre Live presents a major new production of William Shakespeare's "Othello" at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at Lander Library, 451 N. Second St., Lander.
The ... [more]

Colorado floods close I-25 in Wyo.

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Travel is restricted south of Cheyenne and Laramie because of flooding in Colorado.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has closed ... [more]

Colorado recall likely to stifle gun effort in Congress

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will make it ... [more]

Today

Sep 13, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page five story "After merger, Strathmore lays off half of employes" misconstrued the nature of the layoffs. ... [more]

Mead says he'll probably back UW pay raise request

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Gov. Matt Mead said he likely will support the University of Wyoming's $13.3 million request to increase salaries for faculty and staff.
But Mead ... [more]