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Delegation: Don't slash national park funding if 'sequester' takes effect

Feb 28, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Obama administration is resorting to scare tactics by telling the public that steep budget cuts could result in closures and reduced services at ... [more]

Officials execute controlled burn around Ocean Lake

Feb 27, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County fire officials assisted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Bureau of Land Management on Monday with a controlled burn around the ... [more]

Today

Feb 27, 2013 - Staff:  Births
O'NEAL

A son was born to Skyla Brown, of Riverton, and Charlie O'Neal, of Fort Washakie, at 6:46 a.m. Jan. 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Digest

Feb 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Juvenile incarceration decreases
A children's charity says Wyoming is locking up fewer juveniles but still ranks near the top of the nation.
The ... [more]

State Senate squeezes gun money into bill encouraging bison hunt

Feb 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Senate has voted to shoehorn an appropriation of money to fight any possible federal gun ban into a bill originally intended to ... [more]

UW chooses new president

Feb 27, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Robert Sternberg is the current provost at Oklahoma State University.

CHEYENNE -- Robert Sternberg said being named the 24th president of the ... [more]

Wyoming Senate votes to concur on lottery legislation

Feb 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Proceeds would be split between local governments and public schools.

CHEYENNE -- Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature have voted to concur on a ... [more]

Hathaway Scholarship amendments among last big items for lawmakers

Feb 27, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state Senate has passed a bill that would add to the requirements for college-bound students applying for the top tiers of the Hathaway ... [more]

Legislature may adjourn earlier than expected

Feb 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, says he is confident about Wyoming's long-term financial situation.

Wyoming Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, is hopeful that ... [more]

Hudson suspect to undergo second evaluation

Feb 27, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A judge has granted a motion ordering a second competency evaluation on the youngest defendant in the 2011 Hudson double homicide case after the first ... [more]

Feds nudge Job Corps closer to construction bid

Feb 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday posted a "pre-solicitation notice" for construction services for the Wind River Job Corps facility scheduled to be ... [more]

CWC concert celebrates the saxophone

Feb 26, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College music instructor Jason Ogg, right, watched University of Wyoming faculty professor J. Scott Turpen jam with Riverton High School ... [more]

Today

Feb 26, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page C-1 photo cutline with "Miller takes 3-A mat title at 145 pounds for LVHS" should have said Riverton's T.J. ... [more]

Fremont County ranks last in Kids Count report

Feb 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County continues to rank last in the Wyoming Kids Count 2013 Data Report, which evaluates the well-being of children in Wyoming.
The 11 most populous ... [more]

Lottery bill going down to the wire

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Don't bet just yet on a bill that would allow a lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball in Wyoming.
The state House of Representatives on ... [more]

Digest

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW candidates interviewed
CASPER -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has interviewed the four finalists to be the school's next ... [more]

Legislature looks to adjourn Wednesday

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature plans to wrap up its general session Wednesday, which would mean ending on the 36th day of what was scheduled to be a 40-day ... [more]

Enzi hears residents voice concerns

Feb 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's senior U.S. senator vowed to remedy federal funding problems at St. Stephen's School and to investigate whether the threatened budget "sequester" ... [more]

Wyoming health department to work on Medicaid reform

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the 34th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature:
MEDICAID: The House voted to approve a bill that would call on the ... [more]

County still undecided on spot for new court facility in Riverton

Feb 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission took one step toward building a Riverton justice center while throwing another location into the mix. The county board discussed ... [more]

City opts for some fancier lighting on N. Federal; no trees for now

Feb 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Amenities for the North Federal Boulevard reconstruction project in Riverton have been selected.
After incorporating input from the North Federal Boulevard ... [more]

Senator kills weapons bill, says gun group's tactics went too far

Feb 24, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A leader in the Wyoming State Senate said Friday that he killed a bill that sought to exempt the state from any future federal assault weapons ban ... [more]

Riverton, Lander among state's smallest spenders per city resident

Feb 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Audit recently released a report showing Riverton had a lean budget last fiscal year compared to other Wyoming municipalities with ... [more]

Summer internships available at Enzi's office

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office in the summer. The ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the 33nd day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Feb. 22:

GUNS: A bill that would have tried to exempt ... [more]

Students pledge that Graduation Matters

Feb 24, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian Elementary School kindergartener Chaleigha Morris said she plans to be a veterinarian when she grows up.
"I want to help puppies to feel ... [more]

Digest

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Public invited to swearing in
The public is invited to attend the swearing in ceremony of newly appointed Fremont County Attorney H. Michael Bennett. ... [more]

Preschool on wheels: Youngest students enjoy learning on little purple bus

Feb 24, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wind River Schools have a new bus -- both inside and out.
The vehicle is shorter, has a side door that opens with a pull from the driver and has full windows ... [more]

Wagner opera coming to Lander

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander Met Opera will bring its next presentation in the 2012-13 season of performances from the Metropolitan Opera to the Lander Library at 10 a.m. March ... [more]

County FFA students visit capital

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Each year for the past 21 years, Fremont County Farm Bureau has taken on the financial, transportation and chaperoning duties of accompanying county FFA ... [more]