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Riverton schools to explore all-year school calendar

Feb 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials will begin studying the possibility of a year-long learning schedule after the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees on ... [more]

Today

Feb 12, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CUTSHAW

Harry F. Cutshaw, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 7, at his home in Lander. At his request, no services will be held.

DILLON
Billie ... [more]

TOPS offers support to people with weight loss goals

Feb 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The beginning of every new year is used by many as the time to start over and set new goals to lose weight.
The urge to quit typically emerges in ... [more]

House amends silencer bill, excludes big game animals

Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming hunters could use guns equipped with silencers to kill predators and non-game animals but could not use them for hunting big game under a ... [more]

Digest

Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead grants first commutation
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has granted his first commutation of a prison sentence since he took office two years ... [more]

Crash spills deicing chemical into Clarks Fork

Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- An estimated 5,000 gallons of a chemical used to deice roads spilled into the Clarks Fork River, killing dozens of fish, after a semitrailer ... [more]

Fort Washakie man charged in stabbing at hotel

Feb 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 32-year-old Fort Washakie man is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery after reportedly stabbing a Riverton woman early Sunday at ... [more]

C-h-a-m-p-s: Top spellers crowned

Feb 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County will send four contestants to the state spelling bee this year instead of two because of scheduling confusion at local schools.
Organizers said ... [more]

Support lukewarm on enhancements for North Federal rebuild

Feb 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton business owners and residents who attended the regular city council meeting Tuesday at city hall expressed consensus that some types of small ... [more]

Field set at seven for college board; meeting Feb. 20

Feb 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Seven people will vie this month for the open Subdistrict 2 seat on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
The group now includes Jack Hildner and ... [more]

Snow buries Fremont County

Feb 10, 2013 - Staff:  A road grader led a pickup truck through a snowy East Park Avenue in Riverton Saturday morning as the heaviest snowfall of the year arrived in Fremont County. ... [more]

Amrine retires from Game and Fish; career included two years in Dubois

Feb 10, 2013 - By Laura Lundquist, For the Associated Press:  Gary Amrine, assistant division chief with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's services division in Cheyenne, recently retired after 34 years of service in ... [more]

Yellowstone biologists struggle to maintain wolf research

Feb 10, 2013 - By Laura Lundquist, For the Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park has lost a record number of wolves to this year's hunting season, and that's left scientists scrambling ... [more]

The way it was: Fire hall -- 1988

Feb 10, 2013 - Staff:  Travelers heading through Kinnear notice the handsome Morton-Kinnear fire station with its log front. This picture shows how it came to be.
Enjoying a mild ... [more]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposes federal protections for rare wolverines

Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to list the wolverine in the lower 48 states as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act. ... [more]

Verdi opera gets modern twist

Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Lander Met Opera will bring a new HDTV production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" to the Fremont County Library, 220 Amoretti St., at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. ... [more]

Commission appoints Herbst, Lanham to preservation board

Feb 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Candidates say they are bringing their interest and "a lot of experience" to the positions.

The Fremont County Commission appointed Lois Herbst and ... [more]

Digest

Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Prescribed burns planned for spring
The Shoshone National Forest will be conducting multiple prescribed burns on the Washakie and Wind River ranger ... [more]

Center provides safe place for abused children

Feb 10, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  American Indian children who become victims of abuse or neglect will soon have a safe place on the Wind River Indian Reservation to meet with those who can ... [more]

Some call for self-service fueling at airport, but cost effectiveness in doubt

Feb 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Costs apparently exceed the means of both the City of Riverton and the airport's fuel operator.

The idea of having a self-service fuel for pilots at ... [more]

Districts mull year-round school idea in legislation

Feb 10, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Some Wyoming students could start attending school on a year-round basis under a bill legislators are considering.
If House Bill 255 passes, funds would be ... [more]

Senate bill addresses use of eagles away from reservation

Feb 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A bill that would change a Wyoming law pertaining to the taking of eagles off the Wind River Reservation passed in the Wyoming Senate and now sits in the House ... [more]

Plan would put Riverton courthouse on Major parcel

Feb 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tentative plans are shaping up to build a $5 million Riverton courthouse facility at the Major property in north Riverton that would house the county court, ... [more]

McManamen getting more playing time

Feb 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  In recent weeks, University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt has seen two things from true freshman guard Jason McManamen in ... [more]

Today

Feb 8, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the cutline for the photo accompanying the page one story "Fire closes school for the day" should have said ... [more]

Lander native releasing debut album

Feb 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lebeau to perform concert Sunday at the Lander Bar.

Lander native Garrett Lebeau is returning to his hometown this weekend to celebrate the upcoming ... [more]

Digest

Feb 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wolf count nearly done
JACKSON -- Wyoming wildlife officers are wrapping up their annual wolf count, saying they expect the totals to be about 170 ... [more]

UW energy school rakes in another big-money gift

Feb 8, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Another major corporate gift from the oil and gas industry, this time from ExxonMobil, seeks to boost hydrocarbon deposit research at the University ... [more]

Honor Farm intersection site of wreck

Feb 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Highway 789 north of Riverton was obstructed for about 30 minutes Friday morning after another accident occurred at the Honor Farm Road ... [more]

Skull testing doesn't prove it's Rubano's, but case closed

Feb 8, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Examinations of a human skull discovered near Popo Agie Falls have brought inconclusive results.
Officials had hoped the skull could be identified positively ... [more]