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Egg hunt clues begin today, run through April 12

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Winners get $200 and two Major League Baseball tickets.

The second of The Ranger's newspaper treasure hunts starts today with the first of 10 ... [more]

College outreach programs growing through recreation, job training and the arts

Mar 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton's R Recreation program has continued to grow each year through the city's partnership with Central Wyoming College, achieving a new record in 2011-12 ... [more]

More crimes, more calls in '12 for sheriff

Mar 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Statistics show major crimes and calls for service to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office were higher in 2012 compared to the year before. The Sheriff's Office ... [more]

1 percent sales tax kicks in Monday

Mar 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sales tax rates in Fremont County will increase to 5 percent from 4 percent on Monday, five months after voters approved an optional 1 percent sales tax in ... [more]

Today

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page seven community calendar item for an Easter egg hunt should have said the event is at 1 p.m. Saturday at ... [more]

Digest

Mar 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Police: Woman shot while fleeing
CASPER -- Investigators believe a Casper man shot and killed his wife as she sought help at a neighbor's ... [more]

Hearing set on development

Mar 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Critics are mobilizing to oppose a planned subdivision that developers are proposing along a scenic river in far western Wyoming.
Developer Dan ... [more]

New UW chief plans to do fundraising personally

Mar 29, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Robert Sternberg, the incoming president of the University of Wyoming, said an important part of his job will be to find other sources of revenue to ... [more]

Already in prison for separate crime, woman to be charged in death of 7-week-old boy

Mar 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Crystal Lynn Dresser, 28, of Riverton, is released from federal prison on an unrelated matter in May, she will be arrested on a Fremont County warrant for ... [more]

Parents file suit in case of RHS girl killed in wreck

Mar 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The parents of a Riverton teen who was killed two years ago in a crash on North Federal Boulevard have filed a wrongful death suit against the grandparents of ... [more]

Women top men in leadership roles at CWC

Mar 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The college's labor force is predominantly white, with 4 percent of employees saying they are Hispanic, and 4 percent marking the American Indian/Alaskan ... [more]

Shoshones plan big expansion of casino near Lander

Mar 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Shoshone Rose Casino is planning a $38 million expansion that would triple the number of games, create a water park, and possibly add a bar.
With the ... [more]

Today

Mar 28, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Dubois boy's death called 'tragic accident'" should have said "County officials are ... [more]

Digest

Mar 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Arrest follows woman's death
CASPER -- A man has been arrested after a woman was found dead in Casper in a suspected case of domestic violence.
Police ... [more]

Fed move would end wolf protections in places where there are no wolves

Mar 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Western environmental groups say they're alarmed that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a plan to end federal protections for gray ... [more]

Elk hunt set record in 2012

Mar 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Elk hunters in Wyoming killed a record number of elk last year.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that favorable hunting conditions, ... [more]

New rec trail planned for Sinks Canyon

Mar 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Cyclists, equestrians, hikers, skiers and snowshoers will have more space to play in Fremont County. The Shoshone National Forest will start building a ... [more]

State weighs response to slashed fed lease payout

Mar 28, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting federal mineral payments to 35 states by about $110 million this fiscal year as part of the automatic federal ... [more]

County protests BLM plan in area of sage grouse habitat

Mar 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is at odds with the Bureau of Land Management over balancing environmental protections with development.
On March 22 the ... [more]

CWC wants to lower costs of employee recruitment

Mar 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Reducing airline travel expense is one of the college's priorities.

More than 60 percent of the money Central Wyoming College spends on employee ... [more]

Game herds feel drought impact; state changing seasonal quotas

Mar 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sportsmen say the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is managing game responsibly with 2013's big game seasons.
At a meeting Wednesday at the Riverton Branch ... [more]

A bewildering, big bunny

Mar 27, 2013 - Staff:  Children attending the PAWS annual pupcake fundraiser Saturday at the Riverton senior center had the opportunity to have their portrait taken with the Easter ... [more]

Today

Mar 27, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
LAWRENCE

Valerie J. Lawrence, 53, of Riverton, died Friday, March 22, at her home. There will be no services, per her request. Close family and ... [more]

Shooting restrictions to resume this week

Mar 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The U.S. Forest Service is restricting the shooting of firearms in the Pole Mountain area between Cheyenne and Laramie starting at the end of the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man to serve life in prison for killing
CODY -- A judge in Cody has sentenced a man to life in prison, with the possibility of parole, for the ... [more]

Federal gov't cuts $53M in mineral payments to state under 'sequester'

Mar 27, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The federal government has informed Wyoming officials that it will withhold more than $53 million in mineral payments to the state under the ... [more]

Denali expedition stresses diversity

Mar 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The NOLS-led ascent aims to place nine black climbers atop North America's tallest mountain.

Eight members of the Expedition Denali team spoke to ... [more]

Dubois boy's death called 'tragic accident'

Mar 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the Tuesday morning death of 6-year-old Lain Mathson of Dubois.
Coroner Ed McAuslan said he doesn't suspect foul play in ... [more]

Auditors want value established for county museum collections

Mar 27, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board has inquired about a request from county officials to have museum collections "accessioned" to determine total value.
Board ... [more]

County has a dozen bad bridges; state eyes replacements

Mar 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A recent inspection by the Wyoming Department of Transportation found damage to a wooden bridge on Ray Lake Road, where one support post was split from top to ... [more]