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The way it was: Fire hall -- 1988

Feb 10, 2013 - Staff:  Travelers heading through Kinnear notice the handsome Morton-Kinnear fire station with its log front. This picture shows how it came to be.
Enjoying a mild ... [more]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposes federal protections for rare wolverines

Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to list the wolverine in the lower 48 states as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act. ... [more]

Verdi opera gets modern twist

Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Lander Met Opera will bring a new HDTV production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" to the Fremont County Library, 220 Amoretti St., at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. ... [more]

Commission appoints Herbst, Lanham to preservation board

Feb 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Candidates say they are bringing their interest and "a lot of experience" to the positions.

The Fremont County Commission appointed Lois Herbst and ... [more]

Digest

Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Prescribed burns planned for spring
The Shoshone National Forest will be conducting multiple prescribed burns on the Washakie and Wind River ranger ... [more]

Center provides safe place for abused children

Feb 10, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  American Indian children who become victims of abuse or neglect will soon have a safe place on the Wind River Indian Reservation to meet with those who can ... [more]

Some call for self-service fueling at airport, but cost effectiveness in doubt

Feb 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Costs apparently exceed the means of both the City of Riverton and the airport's fuel operator.

The idea of having a self-service fuel for pilots at ... [more]

Districts mull year-round school idea in legislation

Feb 10, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Some Wyoming students could start attending school on a year-round basis under a bill legislators are considering.
If House Bill 255 passes, funds would be ... [more]

Senate bill addresses use of eagles away from reservation

Feb 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A bill that would change a Wyoming law pertaining to the taking of eagles off the Wind River Reservation passed in the Wyoming Senate and now sits in the House ... [more]

Plan would put Riverton courthouse on Major parcel

Feb 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tentative plans are shaping up to build a $5 million Riverton courthouse facility at the Major property in north Riverton that would house the county court, ... [more]

McManamen getting more playing time

Feb 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  In recent weeks, University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt has seen two things from true freshman guard Jason McManamen in ... [more]

Today

Feb 8, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the cutline for the photo accompanying the page one story "Fire closes school for the day" should have said ... [more]

Lander native releasing debut album

Feb 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lebeau to perform concert Sunday at the Lander Bar.

Lander native Garrett Lebeau is returning to his hometown this weekend to celebrate the upcoming ... [more]

Digest

Feb 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wolf count nearly done
JACKSON -- Wyoming wildlife officers are wrapping up their annual wolf count, saying they expect the totals to be about 170 ... [more]

UW energy school rakes in another big-money gift

Feb 8, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Another major corporate gift from the oil and gas industry, this time from ExxonMobil, seeks to boost hydrocarbon deposit research at the University ... [more]

Honor Farm intersection site of wreck

Feb 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Highway 789 north of Riverton was obstructed for about 30 minutes Friday morning after another accident occurred at the Honor Farm Road ... [more]

Skull testing doesn't prove it's Rubano's, but case closed

Feb 8, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Examinations of a human skull discovered near Popo Agie Falls have brought inconclusive results.
Officials had hoped the skull could be identified positively ... [more]

Supplemental budget legislation getting last-minute tweaks

Feb 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's supplemental budget bill faces final amendments in both Houses.
The Wyoming House and Senate both have scheduled final reading of the ... [more]

Commission rejects another idea for insignia on coroner's vehicles

Feb 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A disagreement among county officials over vehicle decals continues to have no end in sight. The Fremont County Commission rejected a "compromise" from county ... [more]

4,250 wells: Gas partners readying big play

Feb 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Encana Oil & Gas and Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company seek to develop an oil and natural gas field straddling Fremont and Natrona counties. The Bureau of ... [more]

Today

Feb 7, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page 12 story "Balloon in the breeze" should have said Cloud Kisser II was giving tethered rides Saturday in ... [more]

Digest

Feb 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW makes 'best value' list
LARAMIE -- A survey has ranked the University of Wyoming as among the 100 best college values in the nation.
The annual ... [more]

Rare winter call on North Platte placed downstream

Feb 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The first winter-time call on administration of water rights in the North Platte River drainage in Wyoming since 2005 means several cities and towns ... [more]

Bill on domestic violence protections passes Senate

Feb 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, said he sponsored Senate File 117 at the request of a constituent from Fremont County.

A bill that would better ... [more]

District 38 superintendent to step down

Feb 7, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After a year on the job, Fremont County School District 38 superintendent Jonathan Braack submitted his resignation, effective June 30.
"My wife and I feel ... [more]

County to set up citizen committee on uses for 1 percent tax

Feb 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is establishing a committee of citizens to advise on the spending of optional 1 percent tax revenue.
The Fremont County Commission on Feb. 5 ... [more]

Five in field to fill CWC board vacancy

Feb 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Five people have applied to fill the vacancy left on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees after Judy Pedersen resigned in January.
The list of ... [more]

Fire closes school for the day

Feb 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Overheated dryer at RHS blamed; smoke was thick

Local high schoolers got an unexpected day off on Thursday after a dryer fire started in the Riverton ... [more]

Balloon in the breeze

Feb 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Cloud Kisser II gives tethered rides for winter carnival.

The 2013 Wild West Winter Carnival continued Saturday, and Riverton's City Park was ... [more]

Today

Feb 6, 2013 - Staff:  Births
CRAZYTHUNDER

A daughter was born to Rachel Norse, of Arapahoe, and Billy Crazythunder Jr., of Ethete, at 3:44 a.m. Dec. 12, 2012, at Lander ... [more]