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Cody school board hears hot debate about new public reading curriculum

May 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The reading materials in question are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

CODY -- Proposed new reading materials for students in Cody schools ... [more]


May 21, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page six story "Good RHS contingent to state track" should have said Jared Kobbe qualified with a fourth-place ... [more]

Hip-hop artist helps stricken driver on the way to Riverton

May 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Authorities have confirmed that a man having a medical emergency while driving alone in Wyoming was helped by Grammy Award winning Layzie Bone of the group ... [more]

Oil drilling dips in Laramie County amid price slouch

May 21, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Low oil prices could be causing a slowdown in drilling activity in Laramie County after a long period of surging production.
Almost 1.37 million ... [more]

Panel to discuss Wyoming Food Freedom Act on Thursday

May 21, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The bill allows for the sale and consumption of homemade foods.

A panel will meet to answer questions surrounding the Wyoming Food Freedom Act from 6 ... [more]


May 20, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Mary Elisabeth "Marybeth" Roberts, 76, died Friday, May 15. A private ceremony will be at a later date.

Community ... [more]


May 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Temp found for nursing homes
TOPEKA, Kan. -- The state of Kansas has temporarily taken over a Topeka nursing home after its owners couldn't make payroll ... [more]

Killer avalanche only inches deep

May 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- An avalanche in northwest Wyoming that killed one man and injured two others involved snow only a few inches deep.
The avalanche on Sunday streamed ... [more]

Mead shifts focus of coal mission to Oregon

May 20, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead continued his trade mission to the Northwest on Tuesday, emphasizing to the governor of Oregon that the future of Wyoming's ... [more]

Feds show fire plan to protect sage grouse

May 20, 2015 - By Keith Ridler and Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West's sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose potential listing as ... [more]

Autopsy shows man killed on motorcycle was intoxicated

May 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man who died this month in a motorcycle accident was intoxicated at the time of his death, according to an autopsy report.
Eiley R. Holliman Jr., ... [more]

Woman accused of felony theft from realty board via unauthorized use of debit card

May 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  A series of shoplifting incidents also is alleged.

A Riverton woman was arrested Monday, accused of making about $4,600 in unauthorized charges on a ... [more]

Commissioners order EMS chief not to speak with media; 'cohesive message' cited for move

May 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners have instructed Fremont County Emergency Medical Services director Joseph Zillmer not to talk to the media.
"I am not to speak ... [more]

Wet spell gives another boost to snowpack, soil moisture

May 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two more weather systems are expected to drop continued precipitation on the Wind River Basin through May 26.
The Riverton area saw more than 1 inch of ... [more]

Wyoming oil, gas rig count drops by two

May 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by six this week to ... [more]

Federal court asks if Eaton might still face death penalty

May 19, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal appeals court wants lawyers representing inmate Dale Eaton and the state of Wyoming to address whether he still faces a possible death ... [more]

Skateboard group reaches $270K fundraising goal

May 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association announced Wednesday it had raised the final $50,000 it needed to build a new skate park and reached its ... [more]

One dead, two injured in Mount Moran avalanche

May 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- One man died and two others were injured in an avalanche at Grand Teton National Park's Mount Moran.
Luke Lynch, 30, died Sunday morning while on ... [more]

Mead pushes deep-water coal ports on trip to Northwest

May 19, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Faced with sliding domestic demand for coal, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has kept pressing for access to deep-water ports in the Northwest that would ... [more]


May 19, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "First class graduates from rez college program" should have said "Nine students received their ... [more]


May 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Utah plans to join fracking suit
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah will join three other states in a lawsuit challenging new rules for ... [more]

More Wyoming adults reporting high blood pressure, WDH says

May 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The issue can lead to heart disease, heart attack, stroke and other health problems.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a growing ... [more]

Water to be shut off in parts of Boysen State Park

May 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Water will not be available to the public this week in several areas of Boysen State Park.
An enhanced drinking water system will be installed in the ... [more]

CWC facing 'major' budget challenges; college cutting back, using carryover funds

May 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the issues has to do with a decrease in local mineral valuations.

Administrators at Central Wyoming College have identified four "major" ... [more]

Farmers market returns Wednesday at new location and with new goods

May 19, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton's weekly farmers market is returning for its fourth summer, this year in a new location and with a range of goods that can be sold for the first time ... [more]

District 25 OKs Indian Education grant for 2015

May 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 board members have accepted the Indian Education grant for 2015 in the tentative amount of about $172,000.
Ashgrove ... [more]

Police arrest man after recovering $10,000 in stolen tools and equipment

May 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  More than $10,000 in stolen equipment and tools reportedly have been recovered, resulting in the arrest of a Lander-area man.
Joshua Alan Devore, 34, of rural ... [more]

Archaeologist who studies sites after wildfires to discuss research Tuesday

May 17, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  When wildfires burn archaeological survey sites, artifacts covered by hundreds of years of vegetation growth are revealed. The wealth of archaeological ... [more]

CWC official says instructor pay disparity a retention challenge

May 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College have noticed a disparity in the local salary structure for instructors at the K-12 and post-secondary levels.
Under ... [more]

EMS adding ambulance to 14-vehicle fleet

May 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new ambulance is on the way for Fremont County. Grant money from the State Loan and Investments Board is paying for most of the vehicle. Fremont County ... [more]