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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]

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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]

Superintendent bill passes; late amendment tough on Hill

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  After being pushed through the Wyoming Legislature at breakneck pace, a bill stripping the Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction of most administrative ... [more]

Wind River High School raising money for hospice

Jan 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wind River High School is hosting several events this week to support the Help for Health Foundation in Riverton. 
Organizers said the foundation represents ... [more]

Fish stories: Ice anglers seize the day at Wild West Winter

Jan 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  She was not going to win, but at least one little girl out on the lake was ecstatic about her catch in the Wild West Winter Carnival Ice Fishing Derby.
She ... [more]

Basin snow pack stands at 90 percent of average

Jan 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Levels at higher elevations are down from last year.

Early indicators of whether this year's precipitation will be better or worse than 2012 are ... [more]

Cobell settlement brings about $4 million locally so far

Jan 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  In December, the U.S. District Court approved the distribution of $1.5 billion in Indian Trust Settlement funds into Individual Indian Money accounts, ... [more]

The way it was: War effort -- 1944

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff:  News of World War II dominated Fremont County's front pages in 1944. With virtually every man aged 19-26 in military service, there always was war news of ... [more]

CWC extends contracts of high-ranking employees

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to extend the contracts of two high-level employees.
CWC President Jo Anne McFarland recommended ... [more]

Digest

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Casting for Recovery hosting retreat
Riverton High School drama students present the Neil Simon comedy "Lost in Yonkers" on consecutive nights this ... [more]