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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]

Free housing this summer for full-time CWC students

Feb 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Beginning this year, Central Wyoming College will offer summer housing free of charge for students who successfully complete 12 credit hours of ... [more]

Religious leaders debate gay marriage during CWC 'Hot Topic' discussion

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Marriage equality is the subject of the first in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Sponsored by ... [more]

Brawl, arrests mar basketball tournament

Feb 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  At least two people were arrested at Lander Valley High School, and police said a half-dozen more arrests could follow.

Two arrests followed a brawl ... [more]

The way it was: Elkhorn Hotel -- 1915

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff:  The Chicago North Western Railroad got to Shoshoni before either Riverton or Lander in 1906, and the town prospered. While it didn't approach Lander in size or ... [more]

Today

Feb 22, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ADDISON

A son was born to Rosaline Addison, of Thermopolis, at 1:53 a.m. Jan. 31, 2013, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Digest

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man convicted of child endangerment
GILLETTE -- A Gillette man who left his infant son in his pickup truck while he went to work has been convicted of ... [more]

UW to give names of president candidates

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- University of Wyoming trustees will withdraw their request for a judge to keep secret their search for a university president and will soon publicly ... [more]

NPS set to release latest Yellowstone winter plan

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The National Park Service's latest proposal on the use of snowmachines in Yellowstone National Park is based on limiting their collective noise and ... [more]

Horse advocates anxious for First Amendment ruling

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- There may or may not be too many horses on federal lands in the West, but a U.S. district judge says there's not enough judicial staff in Nevada ... [more]

Hudson suspect pleads guilty to second-degree murder charges

Feb 22, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. said he hesitated moments before he used a 3- or 4-inch black pocketknife to stab Elva Charlotte Quiver and Eric Clinton Likes to ... [more]

Runoff predictions higher for Midvale

Feb 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The drought did not lessen the water Midvale Irrigation District diverted last year, and the Bureau of Reclamation expects runoff into the Midvale system to be ... [more]