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Damp August sets record in Riverton

Sep 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  August 2014 was the wettest on record for the Riverton area based on numbers from the National Weather Service office northwest of town.
Meteorologist Brett ... [more]

Riverton woman's cabin vandalism case transferred to District Court

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The fourth defendant in the case of a pair of vandalized Sinks Canyon cabins waived her preliminary hearing and had her case transferred to District Court on ... [more]

Decker Mine to be sold; deal grants access to coal port planned in Washington

Sep 4, 2014 - By The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Coal companies announced an agreement Thursday to consolidate ownership of a Montana mine in a deal aimed at boosting exports of the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Driver cited in fatal crash
CODY -- A Cody man has been cited for careless driving in a crash that killed a motorcyclist from Colorado.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Coal giant lowers production estimate for next three years

Sep 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Recent heavy rain and congested rail lines have caused a Powder River Basin coal company to lower its production estimates for this year, and the ... [more]

Jackson waits on landslide options

Sep 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Jackson's town council has decided not to immediately award contracts to design a stabilization plan for a creeping landslide.
Council members had ... [more]

Pedestrian killed by car north of Riverton

Sep 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Ivan R. Pine, 34, of Riverton, died in a traffic collision early Monday while he was walking on Wyoming Highway 789 north of the city.
Wyoming Highway Patrol ... [more]

Man who robbed two in their home sentenced to 12-15 years

Sep 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who robbed an elderly couple in May while he was on the run from a halfway house is to spend the next 12 to 15 years behind bars.
District Court ... [more]

Graduation rates better at WIHS

Sep 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Editor's note: This is the first in a series exploring graduation rates among American Indian students in Fremont County and efforts being taken to improve ... [more]

Neat Repeat store getting more items it cannot sell

Sep 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Disposing of the unwanted donations in the landfill costs the store hundreds of dollars every month.

In a glance, Neat Repeat store manager Denise ... [more]

City defends its effort on weed control; hundreds of contacts made

Sep 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Responding to criticism from residents, Riverton city staff say departmental employees are working to control weeds in town.
The topic came up again Tuesday ... [more]

Rediscover the joys of campfire cooking

Sep 3, 2014 - By Andrea Weigl, McClatchy Newspapers:  The scents of wood smoke and burnt sugar remind many people of times spent around a campfire singeing marshmallows for s'mores.
Few people ever move beyond ... [more]

Today

Sep 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ABERNATHY

A daughter was born to Maria Abernathy of Lander and Chris Abernathy of Lander at 4:28 a.m. July 23 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Today

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one photo with the story "Troubling 2012 poaching incident not ruinous" should have said the photo was taken ... [more]

Digest

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park rescues near 90 this year
JACKSON -- Rangers have conducted nearly 90 search-and-rescue operations in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so ... [more]

Montana eyes state control of federal land; governor opposes state takeover

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana officials are looking into taking control of federal lands in the state, although they say the proposal is complicated and ... [more]

Science task force meets next week for first time

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed a task force to study how to improve the science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming.
The Task ... [more]

Unemployment rate up for month in Fremont County; still better than '13

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County employment
Unemployment rate

July -- 5.8 percent
June -- 5.5 percent
July 2013 -- 6.0 percent

Labor force
July -- 19,899
June ... [more]

CWC graduate speaks nationally for American Nurse Project

Sep 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 2008 graduate from Central Wyoming College recently made an appearance on national television to talk about her involvement in a documentary about nurses. ... [more]

Trials in hammer death postponed but not dismissed

Sep 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A murder case avoided dismissal Tuesday after a defense attorney argued state analysts were not investigating evidence responsibly.
District Court Judge ... [more]

Troubling 2012 poaching incident not ruinous

Sep 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Moose sightings around Hudson are common again, and the overall population in the area is stable.

The moose population that moves in and out of the ... [more]

State watching Colorado River talks closely

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Farmers get first dibs on most of the water held by the more than 100 dams in the basin.

LAS VEGAS -- A top federal water administrator said Friday ... [more]

CWC selling tickets for new theater season

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Season tickets for the 2014-2015 lineup of Central Wyoming College theater productions are on sale now at the box office.
"This year we will be performing ... [more]

New eyes on road

Sep 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recalling 2011 tragedy, surveillance cameras now adorn all school buses

Over the last two weeks, contractors have installed 62 video cameras on the ... [more]

Quilts of Valor on display

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Ten quilts sewn by Central Wyoming College staff, students and faculty are on display in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery.
In February, CWC employees ... [more]

The way it was: Democrats -- 1968

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Of the five Democrats nominated for the Wyoming Legislature from Fremont County in 1968, not one was elected in November -- but there were other elections to ... [more]

Tribal names bigger election presence than previous years

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Thanks to Fremont County, American Indians are a bigger presence in the 2014 general election than ever before.
The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone ... [more]

Monster trucks head to Riverton

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Mega Monster Truck Tour will invade Riverton on Saturday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
"We are very excited to put on a quality monster truck and ... [more]

Riverton library awarded funding to repair leaky roof

Sep 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library has been awarded money to help cover the cost of fixing the building's roof.
When heavy snow or rain hits the area, the moisture ... [more]

Wild horse adoption set for Saturday at Honor Farm

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse and burro adoption Saturday in Riverton.
From 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, the ... [more]