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Speer pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man accused of kidnapping a Cody girl has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting her.
Forty-year-old Jesse Paul Speer of Manhattan ... [more]

Budget compromise approved

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both Houses of the Wyoming Legislature have voted to approve the supplemental budget bill.
House Speaker Tom Lubnau, a Gillette Republican, and ... [more]

Fuel tax passes, awaits governor's signature

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise state fuel taxes by a dime a gallon cleared its final vote in the state Senate on Thursday. It now heads to Gov. Matt Mead, who ... [more]

Sinks big horn herd gone

Feb 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The last survivor of the Sinks Canyon's big horn sheep herd died this month.
The ram, nicknamed Bam Bam, died far from his home and away from the wild at a ... [more]

Crisis center, counseling service consider merger

Feb 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State funding for both programs is expected to be scaled back.

Budget cuts have led officials of the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center and Fremont ... [more]

County attorneys busy with heavy homicide caseload

Feb 15, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Five homicide trials are set to take place in the next several months, which has resulted in some court scheduling conflicts and a hefty workload for the ... [more]

District 25 set to begin the process of replacing administrators

Feb 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials will interview potential replacements for three top administrative positions next month because of the pending retirement of several ... [more]

Today

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Births
LEE

A daughter was born to Allison and Matt Lee, of Riverton, at 8:53 a.m. Dec. 11, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Fremont County got biggest brunt of weekend storm

Feb 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The snowstorm that blanketed Wyoming with much-needed precipitation last weekend left its heaviest snow totals in Fremont County.
The National Weather Service ... [more]

Saddled up for love: Riders deliver valentines

Feb 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Snow falling Friday did not stay six Fremont County couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, even if it was all just for fun.
The riders ... [more]

RPD took 13,750 calls in '12; many affected by alcohol

Feb 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department handled 13,750 calls for service in 2012. The calls varied from proactive police enforcement to shoplifting.
Riverton police ... [more]

GOP picks three for Varn vacancy

Feb 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has the final say on who will replace the departing Fremont County Attorney.
 
The Fremont County Republican Party on ... [more]

Digest

Feb 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Coal export deal reached
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A Wyoming mining company has signed an option agreement allowing it to ship up to 16 million tons of coal a ... [more]

Budget bill would give Legislature additional oversight of university

Feb 14, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The budget bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature would require University of Wyoming trustees to propose new policies requiring more oversight on ... [more]

Today

Feb 13, 2013 - Staff:  Clarifications
In the Feb. 6 issue of The Ranger, the page one story "Library sues to get her job back in Dubois," should have said the report hearing ... [more]

Digest

Feb 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wolves took 55 moose in three years
JACKSON -- Research shows wolves in the northern part of Grand Teton National Park have an appetite for moose during ... [more]

Bank robbery suspect says he gave stolen money to the poor

Feb 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- When it came to raising money for the unfortunate, accused bank robber Corey Allan Donaldson said he wanted to think outside the box.
The ... [more]

Towns changed by energy boom could get assistance

Feb 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering creating a way to offer grants to areas affected by energy development.
The proposal, House Bill 212, has already ... [more]

More education bills pass Senate panel

Feb 13, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Senate Education Committee endorsed two bills on Monday aimed at restarting ambitious education reform in Wyoming.
The panel approved House ... [more]

Two in the running so far to replace Brian Varn

Feb 13, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Work is under way to find a replacement for Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn, who is resigning from his post at the end of the month because of family ... [more]

With funds exhausted by lawsuit, LeClair raises irrigation rates for users

Feb 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Legal expenses over the past two years drained the reserves of the LeClair Irrigation District, so the district is increasing its rates to raise capital. The ... [more]

State lottery considered again by Wyoming lawmakers

Feb 13, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents who dream of hitting the jackpot will no longer have to drive across state lines to buy lotto tickets under a proposal advancing ... [more]

Middle school kids mix it up

Feb 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Middle School students stepped out of their comfort zones at lunch Friday, when they were asked not to sit with their usual friends during the midday ... [more]

Riverton schools to explore all-year school calendar

Feb 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials will begin studying the possibility of a year-long learning schedule after the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees on ... [more]

Today

Feb 12, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CUTSHAW

Harry F. Cutshaw, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 7, at his home in Lander. At his request, no services will be held.

DILLON
Billie ... [more]

TOPS offers support to people with weight loss goals

Feb 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The beginning of every new year is used by many as the time to start over and set new goals to lose weight.
The urge to quit typically emerges in ... [more]

House amends silencer bill, excludes big game animals

Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming hunters could use guns equipped with silencers to kill predators and non-game animals but could not use them for hunting big game under a ... [more]

Digest

Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead grants first commutation
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has granted his first commutation of a prison sentence since he took office two years ... [more]

Crash spills deicing chemical into Clarks Fork

Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- An estimated 5,000 gallons of a chemical used to deice roads spilled into the Clarks Fork River, killing dozens of fish, after a semitrailer ... [more]

Fort Washakie man charged in stabbing at hotel

Feb 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 32-year-old Fort Washakie man is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery after reportedly stabbing a Riverton woman early Sunday at ... [more]