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Arraignment set for suspect in Cody abduction

Dec 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl is set for arraignment in district court later this month.
Jesse ... [more]

UW says naming finalists would be harmful

Dec 14, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Releasing the names of finalists for president of Wyoming's only four-year public university would harm the search, the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Board puts off Pedersen issue for now

Dec 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees will wait until next month to continue discussing an alleged code of ethics violation by Trustee Judy ... [more]

College leans toward 5 percent tuition hike for next school year

Dec 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees indicated this week that it would favor a 5 percent tuition increase for community college students next ... [more]

Change in Riverton catering permit process suggested

Dec 14, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is considering making changes to its catering permit process.
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Christensen said the current procedure is a ... [more]

Dubois court likely to shut down Jan. 11

Dec 14, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court recommended the closure by July 1, 2013, but a staff vacancy probably will hasten it to Jan. 11.

The 9th Circuit Court in ... [more]

Chairman: Shoshoni seat filled properly

Dec 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 24 Board of Education chairman Kevin Smith says there is lot of misinformation in the Shoshoni community concerning the recent ... [more]

Hearing for woman in hit-and-run postponed

Dec 14, 2012 - From staff reports:  The preliminary hearing that was scheduled to take place this week for Alma Mosho, 33, of Fort Hall, Idaho, was continued until January, according to Riverton ... [more]

Library hosts Beatrix Potter puppet show

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Amanda Murrell spoke below puppet characters Tuesday as narrator during the Riverton Branch Library's Christmas show of The Tailor of Gloucester, a story by ... [more]

Today

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ANTELOPE

A daughter was born to Teresa Timbana and Aaron Antelope Jr., of Fort Washakie, at 5:02 a.m. Nov. 26, 2012, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Digest

Dec 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowmobiling generates $175M
CHEYENNE -- A recent study by the University of Wyoming says snowmobiling generates more than $175 million a year for the ... [more]

Oil company fined $22,500 over deaths of migratory birds

Dec 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A Denver-based oil company has been fined $22,500 for the deaths of migratory birds at a subsidiary's fluid pits in Montana, Wyoming and ... [more]

Panel advises changes in education duties

Dec 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The action comes amid an ongoing rift between State Superintendent Cindy Hill and legislators.

CHEYENNE -- State public schools Superintendent Cindy ... [more]

Third suitor emerges for modular school building

Dec 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three local entities have expressed interest in a modular building offered for sale by Fremont County School District 25.
Fremont County, the City of ... [more]

State architects sizing up School District 25 facilities requirements

Dec 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school administrators have met with architects hired by the state to assess capacity needs in six Wyoming districts.
Fremont County School District ... [more]

Burns, logging planned for 8,000 acres on Loop Road

Dec 13, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shoshone National Forest Washakie District ranger Steve Schacht says the Forest Service is planning a fuel reduction and habitat improvement project along the ... [more]

State high court to hear appeal by Hudson teen

Dec 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal filed by the youngest defendant in the Hudson double homicide case who prosecutors are trying as an ... [more]

Today

Dec 12, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page nine Community Calendar listing for the RHS/RMS Winter Band Concert should have said the concert is at 6 p.m. ... [more]

Digest

Dec 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court to hear sentence appeal
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is set to hear arguments from lawyers representing two Wyoming teenagers serving ... [more]

Under bill, suit could not be filed on rescuers

Dec 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A Jackson lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would make it nearly impossible to sue search and rescue volunteers individually in Wyoming.
Rep. Keith Gingery ... [more]

Early snow brings avalanches

Dec 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  They are small so far, with little cause for alarm.

CHEYENNE -- Big, new snow is already avalanching in the mountains around Jackson Hole, but that's ... [more]

RHS student club reinforces feelings of connection, worth

Dec 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In an effort to discourage bullying, a newly founded student club is sponsoring "Be the Change" month this December at Riverton High School.
Club Hope adviser ... [more]

Solar power options might get a look from city

Dec 12, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton mayor Ron Warpness is proposing a push for solar power on city property.
The city council agreed Dec. 4 to add this topic to the agenda for a future ... [more]

12 12 12: Riverton kids turn 12 on odd calendar date

Dec 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wednesday has special significance for at least three Riverton residents who turned 12 years old this Dec. 12, 2012.
Two of the birthdays were celebrated by ... [more]

Trustees vote to keep Fegler on Shoshoni school board

Dec 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Teffany Fegler will keep her seat on the Fremont County School District 24 Board of Education after trustees voted to appoint her to replace a board member who ... [more]

Suspect says 'not guilty' to killing in September

Dec 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Second-degree murder suspect Dustin Nickelson entered a not-guilty plea during his arraignment Tuesday in Lander District Court.
Nickelson, 23, has been in ... [more]

Families flock to Festival of Trees

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Community Entry Services raised $29,000 Saturday at the annual Festival of Trees at the Fremont Center in Riverton. J.J. Majdic, 2, waited with his mother, ... [more]

Today

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
MABBITT

Crystal K. Mabbitt, 62, longtime Fremont County resident, died Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Cremation has ... [more]

Mead gives budget plans to lawmakers

Dec 11, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead told state lawmakers on Monday that it's time to come up with a stable source of funding for Wyoming highways. He said if they won't ... [more]

Digest

Dec 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Flu seasons gain strength
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's early flu season is getting more intense. State health officials recorded more than three times more flu ... [more]