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Near-record antlers on display at Elk Refuge sale

May 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A near-record set of antlers found on the National Elk Refuge will be on display but won't be for sale at an auction in Jackson.
The antlers scored ... [more]

Man killed in Shoshoni; deputies arrest suspect

May 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 45-year-old Shoshoni resident has been arrested on second-degree murder and domestic violence battery charges in connection with the Wednesday morning death ... [more]

Big returns likely to ease budget concerns

May 17, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead's office says the latest Wyoming revenue figures continue to support his position that the state probably won't have to cut agency ... [more]

Officials request public's help in finding missing Ethete man

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker called the ongoing search for Curt LeClair, 62, of Ethete, an "open criminal investigation" in a press release Friday.
He enlisted the ... [more]

Digest

May 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fugitive fought before arrest
LARAMIE -- One of Kentucky's most wanted fugitives ran and fought with officers before being arrested in ... [more]

Library systems director resigns 'unexpectedly'

May 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County officials say they were surprised by the announcement.

Fremont County Library System director Matt Nojonen is resigning effective May 31. His ... [more]

RHS students take part in Spring Fling

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Senior Chris Holcomb, far left, was able to stay on his feet when a large group of his classmates charged the water and soap tarp during the Spring Fling on ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
TRIMMER

Phoebe Miriam (Morgan) Trimmer, formerly of Lander, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital after a short illness. ... [more]

Uranium mine looking to hire county workers

May 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If a new uranium boom is hitting Fremont County, only the first rumbles are sounding.
One early indication took the form of Rich Boberg, standing behind a ... [more]

DC-10 firefighting tanker company moving from California to Casper

May 16, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A California company that operates two large, jet-powered air tankers for fighting wildfires is moving from California to Wyoming.
Victorville, ... [more]

Crews adding sonar unit in search of missing man

May 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Curtis LeClair, of Ethete, has been missing since about 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Thursday's continued search for Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete will include ... [more]

Riverton justice center plans stall in second phase

May 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Progress on a new Riverton justice center stalled Tuesday after the Fremont County Commission didn't approve moving forward with the second phase of the ... [more]

Fire destroys trailer home

May 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A double-wide trailer home was destroyed Tuesday in an accidental fire on Ocean Lake Road.
Officials said no one was injured in the incident, which was being ... [more]

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]