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Library director fires manager in Dubois; board upholds decision

Jan 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sabatka said she bought $500 in books with library money for the local school district, which said it would reimburse the library.

On Nov. 8, Fremont ... [more]

Nominations sought for the 2013 Jefferson awards

Jan 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  ServeWyoming invites citizens to submit 2013 Wyoming Jefferson Awards nomination essays for an individual or individuals who volunteer in the state of Wyoming ... [more]

Percussion group to perform at CWC

Jan 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  A percussion ensemble that blends ethnic and contemporary sounds will be in concert Saturday, Jan. 12, at Central Wyoming College.
Arts in Action and the CWC ... [more]

CWC Lander hosting Bridges Out of Poverty workshop

Jan 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  A daylong workshop aimed at service providers, educators and business owners whose daily work connects with people living in poverty will be hosted by Central ... [more]

Jackson Dinner Theater duo to perform in Lander

Jan 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Jackson Dinner Theater is coming to Lander for two performances in January.
"Cooking the World," written by Bob Berky and starring Bob Berky and Jeff ... [more]

Trail groomer has lonely job -- and likes it

Jan 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The sun had not yet peaked over the mountains or broken through the clouds, but a bright orange tractor was already chugging over the snow in the darkness on a ... [more]

TV series features case of missing Lander jogger

Jan 6, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Amy Wroe Bechtel disappeared in 1997 while running in the mountains near Loop Road.

The ongoing investigation into the 1997 disappearance of Amy Wroe ... [more]

Great Plains looking to expand water line

Jan 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Great Plains Utility Organization of the Northern Arapaho Tribe has asked Fremont County Commissioners to sponsor an application for a grant to be put ... [more]

Amid new drought climate, cloud seeding to continue

Jan 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  It's described as the most comprehensive research-based project undertaken to determine whether cloud seeding works.

Drought conditions have posed a ... [more]

CWC eyes new emphasis on 'campus culture' in new year

Jan 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College say they have started to focus on campus culture this year as their goals for the future evolve and mature.
"We're ... [more]

Legislature opens Tuesday; Bebout says finances now 'very manageable'

Jan 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) will be especially focused on budget issues during Wyoming's coming legislative session.
After almost 20 years in the ... [more]

Laramie takes on Laramie on Friday

Jan 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Members of the Riverton High School cheerleading squad led spectators in a cheer during a game break Thursday night during the Bill Strannigan East-West ... [more]

Lummis takes oath of office

Jan 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis was sworn in to the 113th Congress in ceremonies Thursday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. From left, Speaker of the ... [more]

Today

Jan 4, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In the Dec. 27 Ranger, the page one story "Holiday food drive aims to keep kids fed during break" should have said that organizers ... [more]

Digest

Jan 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Contractor sues over prison project
CHEYENNE -- A Utah construction company that built a medium-security prison in Torrington is suing the Wyoming ... [more]

Drug arrests increase at UW; rapes decline

Jan 4, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming Police Department is creating a full-time crime prevention officer to concentrate on making the campus safer, UW Police ... [more]

Laramie hotel robbery under investigation

Jan 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The robbers fled the Fairfield Inn with an undisclosed amount of money.

LARAMIE -- Police in Laramie say they're investigating a hotel robbery.
The ... [more]

Campbell has hospice bill ready for Tuesday

Jan 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The second-term representative's district was redrawn before the 2012 election.

Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni, will return to the Wyoming House of ... [more]

Miller says he's not in favor of fuel tax hike

Jan 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal lands and fuel taxes will be on Rep. Dave Miller's mind as he heads back to Cheyenne. Miller, R-Riverton, will start his eighth term in Wyoming's House ... [more]

Commission orders decals on coroner cars

Jan 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says he won't permit it.

Although official decals are ready, Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan and commissioners ... [more]

Physician surrenders license after state board investigation

Jan 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dr. Jason Lovell of Riverton Family Medical no longer is licensed to practice osteopathic medicine in Wyoming. The Wyoming Board of Medicine on Dec. 26 ... [more]

CWC grad rate highest in history

Jan 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's 35 percent graduation rate at Central Wyoming College is the highest ever recorded at the Riverton-based school, administrators said.
The number ... [more]

First baby of the year

Jan 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shannon Abeyta was surprised to hear that her newborn son, Conan Abeyta, was Riverton's first baby of 2013.
"I'm kind of shocked (that) it didn't happen ... [more]

Seven fender-benders on same street

Jan 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Riverton city workers said excess moisture was to blame for several rear-end collisions that took place Wednesday on Main Street downtown.
The incidents ... [more]

Attorney General weighs in on spat over deputy gloves

Jan 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The final word in the Fremont County Commission's long disagreement with Sheriff Skip Hornecker over gloves leaves the situation open for ... [more]

Wyoming lottery bill proposed again

Jan 3, 2013 - MCT:  CHEYENNE -- More than 189 million tickets were sold across the country for the record-setting $587.5 million Powerball jackpot in November.
But Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
OLSON

Lynn C. Olson, 89, of Riverton, died Monday, Dec. 31, at the Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton. Funeral ... [more]

Digest

Jan 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Judge says wolf season can resume
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wolf hunting and trapping can resume near Yellowstone National Park after a Montana judge on ... [more]

Late donations enable drill permit buyout

Jan 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Just last week the transaction looked dead due to a shortage
of funds as the deadline neared.


CHEYENNE -- A conservation group was able to preserve ... [more]

Feds vow to do better with bison info

Jan 3, 2013 - By Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  A wildlife advocacy group sued the federal government in 2012 over delayed responses to public-records requests and a failure to turn over all requested ... [more]