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Incident at airport was not a crash

Mar 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A twin-engine plane landed unexpectedly at the Riverton Regional Airport last week reportedly after experiencing engine problems along its route.
The incident ... [more]

Federal budget battle might cancel Thunderbirds at CFD

Mar 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Air Force Thunderbirds might not make their traditional appearance at Cheyenne Frontier Days this year because the team has been grounded by the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Searchers finds missing plane
RAWLINS -- Searchers found a missing plane and the body of its pilot on a mountainside in south-central Wyoming.
Carbon ... [more]

Today

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FRIES
Elrose Sullivan Fries, 89, the mother of Lander resident Patsy Abbey, died Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Johnson County Health Care Center in ... [more]

Even after veto, Legislature still wants to see budget cut plans

Mar 5, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Legislature intends to direct state agencies to prepare for a range of budget cuts despite Gov. Matt Mead's recent veto of a similar directive in ... [more]

Hill claims new law has left 'chaos'

Mar 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill says a new state law that stripped her of most of her power left the state's public education system in ... [more]

Work group studies health of Fremont County

Mar 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  What started as a community health assessment on the Wind River Indian Reservation soon turned into a thorough study on factors affecting the health of the ... [more]

Canyon road improvements weighed at talk session

Mar 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Community members shared thoughts about the future of the Wind River Canyon during a public meeting about the scenic byway's Corridor Management Plan.
The CMP ... [more]

District 21 superintendent announces resignation

Mar 5, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21 superintendent Richard McClements is resigning from his post in June.
"I am appreciative of having had the Wyoming ... [more]

Ranger marks 60th newspaper birthday

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  It's been 60 years to the day since the first edition of The Ranger was published.
The March 5, 1953, edition was the result of a business merger between the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Plane missing in south Wyoming
RAWLINS -- A search is under way for a plane reported missing in south-central Wyoming.
Carbon County Sheriff Jerry ... [more]

Teens charged in triple killing

Mar 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teens charged in a triple homicide in a small Wyoming town told investigators they stole handguns from a Cody gun store and went to a house they ... [more]

RHS hosts district speech; judges sought

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School hosts the top speech and debate students from western Wyoming this week for their national qualifying tournaments, and school officials ... [more]

Firemen enjoy Jackalope Jump

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Battalion No. 1 firefighters Logan Davis and Matt Hitt leaped in tandem into a pool of water in front of Riverton City Hall during Saturday's ... [more]

With funds sequestered, state could plow road to park

Mar 5, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Plow the Beartooth Highway. It's one idea being floated to aid tourism in Cody during a delay in opening Yellowstone National Park to automobiles ... [more]

Wet month keeps snowpack below 30-year average

Mar 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  City weather in February

High: 50 (Feb. 4)
Low: -2 (Feb. 12)
Average
temperature: 23.9
30-year average: 24.3
Snowfall: 8.8 inches
Moisture: ... [more]

As D.C. squirms, Wyoming relishes its own fiscal health

Mar 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- While Washington D.C. squirmed this week over the impending federal government spending cuts, Wyoming lawmakers in Cheyenne -- some 1,500 miles west ... [more]

Scientists say more bison vaccines wouldn't work

Mar 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  About half of Yellowstone National Park's more than 4,000 bison have been exposed to brucellosis, which is also found in elk.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- A ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Group will try to repeal 'Hill bill'
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Constitution Party is seeking to repeal the new state law that removed state Superintendent ... [more]

NWS encouraging weather preparedness

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service office in Riverton is proud to promote National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 3 to March 9. During this week members of ... [more]

County has fourth-lowest government cost per capita

Mar 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County raised and spent relatively little in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. Officials attributed the trend to governmental efficiency and ... [more]

CWC broadcast students crew PBS broadcasts from Legislature

Mar 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Some lessons can only be learned through experience.
For example, when filming a live broadcast during the winter in Wyoming, it's best to bring along warm ... [more]

Writer, adventurer to lecture at CWC

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Author, adventurer and University of Wyoming writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins discusses his 2012 ascent on Mount Everest on Wednesday, March 6, at Central ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  First lady to read at Story Time
Wyoming's first lady Carol Mead is traveling the state to promote literacy.
Her next event is 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. ... [more]

New UW prez has Yale, Stanford background

Mar 3, 2013 - By Joshua Roberts, For the Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Robert Sternberg said his father's dream was for him to someday take over the family's second-floor, walk-up button store in Newark, N.J.
The son ... [more]

Officials ask residents to use caution when burning slash

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Firewise and the Dubois Fire District want to caution area residents about open burning of forest project slash.
The current snow depths in ... [more]

Students create space museum at school

Mar 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The exhibit had its grand opening Thursday with a special ribbon cutting by St. Stephen's principal Alma Brown.

After following a trail of stars, ... [more]

Veterans officer to provide outreach

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout ... [more]

Conservation stamp art contest entries due March 15

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  The deadline for artists to submit entries for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's annual Conservation Stamp Art Competition, is less than a month away. ... [more]

The way it was: Plane crash -- 1964

Mar 3, 2013 - Staff:  One of the most memorable news events of its time occurred 49 years ago this week on the windy, snow-covered prairie near Jeffrey City.
A single-engine ... [more]