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Jan 31, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FOX

Verneda Fox, 83, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Cremation has taken place, and no services will be ... [more]

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Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers consider court gun ban
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are moving to ban people from bringing guns and other deadly weapons into ... [more]

Bill would punish animal rights activist for taping

Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would punish activists who secretly record video of animal cruelty at farms is advancing in Wyoming.
House Bill 126 introduced by Rep. ... [more]

House of Representatives defeats domestic partnership bill

Jan 31, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have would have allowed same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of marriage ... [more]

Hill says she'll run for governor in '14

Jan 31, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Two days after being stripped of most of her powers of office by the Wyoming Legislature, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced ... [more]

Farm/Ranch days group hears garden ideas

Jan 31, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Day two of the Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days consisted of another set of short classes where organization representatives provided valuable ideas and ... [more]

Mushers praise Lander leg of Stage Stop race

Jan 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The extreme conditions of his home course worked to local musher Jerry Bath's advantage Wednesday. His performance in the Lander leg of the International ... [more]

Local lawmakers split on 'Hill bill'

Jan 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County legislators have opposing views on a bill that was signed into law this week modifying the role of Wyoming's elected superintendent of public ... [more]

Today

Jan 30, 2013 - Staff:  Correction
In Sunday's Ranger, the page C-3 story "Wranglers beat depleted Wind River boys 61-53" should have said Shoshoni's win snapped a nine-year ... [more]

Digest

Jan 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bodies of avalanche victims found
MOOSE -- Authorities have recovered the bodies of two backcountry skiers who died in avalanches in western ... [more]

Bill to block federal gun laws in state clears its committee

Jan 30, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that Wyoming lawmakers say could block possible federal restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines cleared its first state ... [more]

Mead signs superintendent bill; Hill files court action

Jan 30, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Gov. Matt Mead signed into law the most drastic changes to the duties and powers of a statewide elected official in decades, and Superintendent Cindy Hill ... [more]

Hit-and-run suspect waives preliminary hearing

Jan 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Michelle Littleshield, 35, of St. Stephen's, died at about 2 a.m. Dec. 3 of blunt force trauma from the crash.

Court documents show Alma Mosho, 33, ... [more]

RHS expanding class offerings for 2013-14

Jan 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students will have six new courses to choose from when developing their schedules for next year.
The Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Ranchers get drought tips at Farm and Ranch Days

Jan 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 29th Annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days event was under way Wednesday in Riverton, where representatives and organizations from the industry ... [more]

Deputy says he'll vie to replace Varn as county attorney

Jan 30, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Shortly after Fremont County attorney Brian Varn submitted his letter of resignation to commissioners Tuesday, deputy county attorney Pat LeBrun announced he ... [more]

Glaucoma a leading cause of blindness; condition often goes undetected

Jan 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The connection between glaucoma and diabetes is closer than most think. Commonly found in those with diabetes, glaucoma is a group of diseases that can affect ... [more]

Digest

Jan 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in avalanches
BONDURANT -- Two backcountry skiers were killed in separate avalanches in western Wyoming on Sunday, the first two people to ... [more]

Domestic partnerships bill clears committee

Jan 29, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would allow same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of conventional marriage ... [more]

Lummis assigned

Jan 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cynthia Lummis will serve on three subcommittees of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee.
Wyoming's lone congresswoman will serve on the Energy and ... [more]

House panel votes down abortion bill

Jan 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have banned abortions in Wyoming after a fetus had developed a detectable heartbeat failed Monday in a legislative committee.
The ... [more]

Bills affecting reservation law enforcement gaining ground

Jan 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two bills that would affect law enforcement on the Wind River Indian Reservation have advanced in the Wyoming Legislature.
House Bill 27 returned to the ... [more]

Already state's biggest, Rendezvous school to grow

Jan 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The administrative team at Rendezvous Elementary School has begun planning for next year, when even more third- through fifth-grade students are expected to ... [more]

Girls learn about self-improvement at CWC

Jan 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Manicures and curling hair were on the list of activities for the girls attending this year's Girls Day Out event, aimed at helping girls learn new things and ... [more]

County attorney Varn to resign next month

Jan 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn is resigning effective Feb. 28 after serving in the position for nearly four years.
"After I retired from the Air Force, I ... [more]

Today

Jan 29, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
GALGERUD

Nancy W. Galgerud, 73, of Lander, died Sunday, Jan. 27, at home. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at New Hope ... [more]

Public invited to draft plans and goals for scenic byway

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Department of Transportation invites the public to attend a public meeting and workshop regarding the Wind River ... [more]

Riverton City Council votes to support WLRC via resolution

Jan 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to approve Resolution 1268, a resolution supporting Lander's Wyoming Life Resource Center, at their regular meeting ... [more]

WGFD accepting entries for stamp art contest

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Artwork for Wyoming's 30th annual Conservation Stamp Art Competition is now being accepted by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The winning artwork will ... [more]

Bill on remedial classes would be a 'huge chunk' for CWC

Jan 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill that would make required remedial classes free for Wyoming students could cost the state's community colleges more than $1.7 million per year.
"That ... [more]