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Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teen substance abuse down
CHEYENNE -- A study indicates fewer Wyoming junior high and high school students are using alcohol and tobacco.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Trafficking bill passes 29-1

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is closer to passing its own laws barring human trafficking.
The state Senate passed a proposal Wednesday that would make it a felony to ... [more]

Mead expected to act on new budget bill Thursday

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The governor heads to Washington for a National Governors Association meeting.

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead intends to take action Thursday on the ... [more]

Rule on covered loads bringing new conflicts at trash disposal sites

Feb 21, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is considering revisions to its rules and regulations to alleviate conflicts between patrons and employees ... [more]

Final budget bill saves satellite court in Dubois

Feb 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming 9th Judicial District Circuit Court satellite facility in Dubois apparently will stay open.
State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, amended the ... [more]

Kids safe after endangering incident; Taser used

Feb 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  The case involved fleeing the scene, drunken driving, and fist fights with police.

Three Riverton residents were arrested last week reportedly after ... [more]

Preliminary OK for lottery bill in Senate

Feb 21, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would allow a Wyoming lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball received preliminary approval in the state Senate on ... [more]

Schoening gets college board seat until 2014

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  She was appointed Wednesday to fill the vacancy left by Judy Pedersen's resignation.

Nicole Schoening took her seat on the Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Today

Feb 20, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the photographer's credit for the page one story "Sinks big horn herd gone" should have said the photo was taken by ... [more]

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Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Governor signs silencer bill
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will allow the use silencers on firearms for all types of ... [more]

UW asks judge to change decision on president search

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A judge in Laramie is scheduled to hear arguments on whether the University of Wyoming can continue to conduct its search for a new president in ... [more]

Mead launches inquiry into Hill practices, says action was legal

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for the State of Wyoming say the Legislature acted within its authority to pass a law removing schools Superintendent Cindy Hill as head of ... [more]

CWC board to choose candidate Wednesday

Feb 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees will select one of seven candidates Wednesday night to fill an open Subdistrict 2 seat representing Riverton and ... [more]

RHS hopes breakfast cart will help teens

Feb 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students now have more options to choose from when selecting their first meal of the day.
A new "grab and go" cart has been set up in the ... [more]

Jury trial date set for suspect in hit-and-run

Feb 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  A jury trial has been scheduled for an Idaho woman charged in a fatal hit-and-run collision that took place in December at the Rezeride Roadhouse Saloon west ... [more]

Chicken ordinance approved

Feb 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has made a final deal with chickens.
After language amendments on a city ordinance passed at the regular city council meeting Tuesday, ... [more]

Dozens hear plans for Moneta Divide oil and gas project

Feb 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  At least 47 residents spent Valentine's Day talking about natural gas and its ramifications for jobs, taxes, water and air in Fremont County. They 47 attended ... [more]

Today

Feb 19, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ASPINWALL

Signe Aspinwall, 74, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, at her home. Services are pending under the direction of Davis Funeral ... [more]

Digest

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cody museum center changes name
CODY -- The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody has been renamed the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
The name ... [more]

Visits to Grand Teton park increased 5 percent last year

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park saw a nearly 5 percent increase in visitors last year with more of those tourists deciding to camp, rather than stay in ... [more]

Court orders DNA test on inmate convicted in 1989

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a first for Wyoming, a court has ordered a post-conviction test of DNA.
District Judge Thomas Campbell issued the order in the 23-year-old case ... [more]

Voters to decide UW trustee question

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution to allow nonresidents to serve on the University of Wyoming Board of ... [more]

Lottery, gun bills on Legislature's agenda

Feb 19, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature intends to cram some contentious issues into just four workdays this week.
A Senate committee will consider two ... [more]

Fire at RHS put response plan to test; outcome good

Feb 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Riverton High School crisis team did not identify much they would change about the building's emergency response process after last week's dryer ... [more]

CWC board to interview seven for vacated seat

Feb 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees will interview seven candidates Wednesday evening for the open Subdistrict 2 seat representing Riverton and ... [more]

Bennett named new county attorney

Feb 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  H. Michael Bennett will take over as Fremont County Attorney on March 1. The Fremont County Commission appointed him to the post Tuesday afternoon.
A ... [more]

First-graders present pirate-inspired concert

Feb 19, 2013 - Staff:  Ashgrove Elementary School first-graders donned skull and crossbones costumes as they presented a pirate-inspired concert Thursday evening. Above, Logan ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Feb 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead signs fuel tax increase into law
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will hike the state's fuel tax by a dime a ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 18, 2013 - By Emma Herbst, Riverton FFA Chapter:  The Riverton FFA started the new year in early May 2012 with the election of the 2012-13 officers. The officers include: Dallin Cooper (president), Haylee ... [more]

National FFA Week: Shoshoni

Feb 18, 2013 - By KayLee Jo Fegler, Shoshoni FFA Chapter:  From keeping the chapter going to helping out the community, the Shoshoni FFA has had a productive year.
During the summer, the chapter helped with the ... [more]