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Jan 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Voters receiving cancellation notices
CHEYENNE -- Registered voters in Wyoming who did not cast a ballot in November's general election are receiving ... [more]


Jan 8, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Keith Owen Tanner, 62, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, following a brief illness. Cremation has taken place, and there will ... [more]

Autopsy says woman died from dog attack

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have concluded that no humans were involved in the November death of Deanne L. Coando-Tyvonnes, 40, of Fort Washakie.
Coando-Tyvonnes was found ... [more]

County crews clear snow slide

Jan 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- Sheridan County crews have cleared a path through deep snows that slid across a road popular with local snowmobilers.
Sheridan County road and ... [more]

Riverton police searching for escaped suspect

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local police still are looking for Drew Blackburn, 28, of Arapahoe, who was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of South Federal Boulevard for ... [more]

Ethete man's death labeled as suspicious

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Friday death of Sheldon Whiteman, 25, of Ethete, has been labeled suspicious pending an autopsy.
Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen explained that all ... [more]

State Capitol work cost and timeline uncertain

Jan 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The cost and timeline to complete an extensive renovation and expansion of the Wyoming State Capitol and adjacent Herschler Building remain ... [more]


Jan 7, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Elected leaders take oath of office" should have said District Court Judge Norman E. Young ... [more]


Jan 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Reward upped for missing woman
CASPER -- The family of a 61-year-old Casper woman who has been missing since October is increasing the reward offered ... [more]

Trial set for teenager charged in hospital crash

Jan 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A judge has set a trial date for a girl accused of using inhalants before she crashed into the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, killing her two ... [more]

Jewell orders fire strategy that protects grouse

Jan 7, 2015 - By Keith Ridler, The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is calling for a new wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country, ... [more]

Three employees cited after RPD 'sting' operation

Jan 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  Employees at three Riverton businesses were cited Dec. 29 for selling tobacco to a minor.
The employees were subjects of a "sting" operation conducted by the ... [more]

Riverton mayor, council members take oath of office

Jan 7, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It was an emotional meeting Tuesday night for the Riverton City Council as Ron Warpness handed over his mayor seat to Lars Baker after he took the oath of ... [more]

Authorities identify man found dead on college campus

Jan 7, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dominic Lee Arthur Sr., 46, was not associated with the school.

The man found dead Dec. 31 at Central Wyoming College has been identified as Dominic ... [more]

Plea hearing set in death of newborn

Jan 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The agreement stipulates Ardis Enos would plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

An Ethete woman charged with killing her newborn child has reached ... [more]


Jan 6, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Phyllis Prigmore Boardman, 89, of Dubois, died Sunday, Dec. 28, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. Per her request, ... [more]

Poison center reminds residents about dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning

Jan 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Poison Center has received dozens of calls so far this season on carbon monoxide poisoning.
Every year more than 400 Americans die from ... [more]

Few flu cases reported in county; public nurse recommends vaccine

Jan 6, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health has reported an increase in the number of influenza cases seen in the state, but Fremont County has not yet seen a similar ... [more]


Jan 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Oil meeting set Thursday
CHEYENNE -- People worried by a surge in oil development in the Cheyenne area will get a chance to air their concerns with ... [more]

Mead takes oath for second term as governor

Jan 6, 2015 - By Ben Neary The Associated Press with wire reports:  The state's four other elected officials took office Monday as well.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and the state's other four statewide elected ... [more]

Scholarship not pacing costs at junior colleges and university

Jan 6, 2015 - From The Associated Press:  The State of Wyoming's Hathaway Scholarship program isn't keeping up with rising costs of attending the University of Wyoming or the state's community ... [more]

Federal wildlife managers seek data on sage grouse

Jan 6, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  A decision on listing the bird as an endangered species is expected by September.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking Indian tribes, ... [more]

About to leave one city council seat, Christensen files to fill Ward 2 vacancy

Jan 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  Letters of interest are to be submitted at Riverton City Hall by Monday.

Another resident with Riverton City Council experience has announced her ... [more]

Elected leaders take oath of office

Jan 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County elected officials elected in November took office Monday, bringing some new faces to local government and returning some familiar ones.
District Court ... [more]

'I think I've laid down my marker'

Jan 6, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The four-year term of Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness is at an end.
Warpness took office Jan. 4, 2011, and on Tuesday he will pass the gavel on to new mayor Lars ... [more]

Riverton man dies in single-vehicle crash

Jan 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  David H. Williams, 24, of Riverton, died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday on Wyoming Highway 789 north of the city.
Wyoming Highway Patrol reports state ... [more]

January Outside

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Outdoors Calendar
E-mail with outdoors events.

Jan. 1 Resident and non-resident hunting-license application period ... [more]

Hybrid duck reports help research

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  CASPER -- Hunters bagging a hybrid duck can help waterfowl research by donating the duck or even just a tissue sample. 
Hunters who think they may have bagged ... [more]

Participants can hone hiking, study sailing with NOLS scholarships

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  More than $25,000 in scholarship money is available to local residents interested in taking a course with the National Outdoor Leadership School this year.
A ... [more]

Shoshone Forest plan solidifies

Jan 4, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  No cycling in the Dunoir and no recommendations for a wilderness designation.
These are just two of many instructions officials offered in response to ... [more]