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Field representatives meet with Fremont County residents

Feb 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Covering several areas in Fremont County on Tuesday and Wednesday, field representatives Ryan McConnaughey, Sandy Tinsley and Pam Buline visited with residents ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair begins Feb. 23

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 46th Annual Wyoming State Winter Fair is set to begin next weekend with changes for regular attendees.
Organizers said the fair's trade show, which will ... [more]

District 14 rounding up input on future elementary school

Feb 18, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Student wish lists included playgrounds, adequate restrooms, bowling alleys and game arcades.

Fremont County School District 14 continues to gather ... [more]

Sax players featured in free concert

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's big band, Time's-A-Wastin', performs in concert Friday, Feb. 22, with several saxophonists demonstrating improvisational ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the 29th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Feb. 15:
BUDGET: Lawmakers approved a $78 million supplemental ... [more]

Tribes say they're ready to try again on trash issues

Feb 18, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Long-term negotiations have stalled for months.

Wind River Environmental Quality Commission solid waste coordinator Ryan Ortiz hopes to move forward ... [more]

Home in History

Feb 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The straight-grained, rough-cut, Douglas fir planks and posts are testament to the construction ability of the men who built Delfelder Hall 93 years ago. While ... [more]

Commissioners see-saw on site for Riverton courthouse

Feb 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some details about a new Riverton justice center are more solid, but the location is once again up in the air.
Fremont County Commission vice chairman Travis ... [more]

All smiles after accident

Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Three-year-old Brooke Lynn Lookingbill beamed as she was carried to the ambulance by Riverton firefighter Buddy Armstrong on Saturday. The toddler was a ... [more]

Today

Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Births
MOSQUEDA

A daughter was born to Annette and Mitchell Mosqueda, of Riverton, at 8:54 p.m. Dec. 11, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Courtroom gun ban passes 28-2
CHEYENNE -- The state Senate passed a bill that would ban deadly weapons in Wyoming courtrooms.
House Bill 216 was ... [more]

Speer pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man accused of kidnapping a Cody girl has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting her.
Forty-year-old Jesse Paul Speer of Manhattan ... [more]

Budget compromise approved

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both Houses of the Wyoming Legislature have voted to approve the supplemental budget bill.
House Speaker Tom Lubnau, a Gillette Republican, and ... [more]

Fuel tax passes, awaits governor's signature

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise state fuel taxes by a dime a gallon cleared its final vote in the state Senate on Thursday. It now heads to Gov. Matt Mead, who ... [more]

Sinks big horn herd gone

Feb 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The last survivor of the Sinks Canyon's big horn sheep herd died this month.
The ram, nicknamed Bam Bam, died far from his home and away from the wild at a ... [more]

Crisis center, counseling service consider merger

Feb 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State funding for both programs is expected to be scaled back.

Budget cuts have led officials of the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center and Fremont ... [more]

County attorneys busy with heavy homicide caseload

Feb 15, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Five homicide trials are set to take place in the next several months, which has resulted in some court scheduling conflicts and a hefty workload for the ... [more]

District 25 set to begin the process of replacing administrators

Feb 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials will interview potential replacements for three top administrative positions next month because of the pending retirement of several ... [more]

Today

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Births
LEE

A daughter was born to Allison and Matt Lee, of Riverton, at 8:53 a.m. Dec. 11, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Fremont County got biggest brunt of weekend storm

Feb 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The snowstorm that blanketed Wyoming with much-needed precipitation last weekend left its heaviest snow totals in Fremont County.
The National Weather Service ... [more]

Saddled up for love: Riders deliver valentines

Feb 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Snow falling Friday did not stay six Fremont County couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, even if it was all just for fun.
The riders ... [more]

RPD took 13,750 calls in '12; many affected by alcohol

Feb 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department handled 13,750 calls for service in 2012. The calls varied from proactive police enforcement to shoplifting.
Riverton police ... [more]

GOP picks three for Varn vacancy

Feb 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has the final say on who will replace the departing Fremont County Attorney.
 
The Fremont County Republican Party on ... [more]

Digest

Feb 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Coal export deal reached
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A Wyoming mining company has signed an option agreement allowing it to ship up to 16 million tons of coal a ... [more]

Budget bill would give Legislature additional oversight of university

Feb 14, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The budget bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature would require University of Wyoming trustees to propose new policies requiring more oversight on ... [more]

Today

Feb 13, 2013 - Staff:  Clarifications
In the Feb. 6 issue of The Ranger, the page one story "Library sues to get her job back in Dubois," should have said the report hearing ... [more]

Digest

Feb 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wolves took 55 moose in three years
JACKSON -- Research shows wolves in the northern part of Grand Teton National Park have an appetite for moose during ... [more]

Bank robbery suspect says he gave stolen money to the poor

Feb 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- When it came to raising money for the unfortunate, accused bank robber Corey Allan Donaldson said he wanted to think outside the box.
The ... [more]

Towns changed by energy boom could get assistance

Feb 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering creating a way to offer grants to areas affected by energy development.
The proposal, House Bill 212, has already ... [more]

More education bills pass Senate panel

Feb 13, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Senate Education Committee endorsed two bills on Monday aimed at restarting ambitious education reform in Wyoming.
The panel approved House ... [more]