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Two fires burning in Yellowstone
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park has just two small wildfires burning and neither is threatening ...

Car collides with bear on rural roadway

No one was injured Thursday evening after a black bear ran into a vehicle on Paradise Valley Road.
The reporting party called police at about 10 p.m. ...

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Births
WEITZEL
A daughter was born to Theresa Weitzel of Lander and Rodger Weitzel of Lander at 9:03 a.m. Aug. 19 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. ...

Man arrested after allegedly assaulting niece

A St. Stephen's man was arrested in August for allegedly assaulting his adult niece in a Riverton hotel room.
The woman called police at about 8:20 p.m. Aug. ...

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Game and Fish moves grizzly
PINEDALE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated a young female grizzly bear that was killing ...

'Human rights council' draws opposition in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE -- The proposal for a human rights council in Cheyenne is getting opposition from Christians as well as advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

Deputy cleared in fatal shooting

DOUGLAS -- Converse County authorities have concluded that a sheriff's office deputy was justified in shooting a South Dakota man this summer.
Converse County ...

Guilty plea from man who stabbed pair outside restaurant

The man charged with stabbing two other men outside The Forge Bar and Grill in Lander has pleaded guilty.
In exchange for the guilty plea Sept. 1 in Lander ...

Two men get plea deal for May attack with tools

Two men have pleaded guilty to charges that they attacked a third man on May 22.
Both defendants signed plea agreements last month with federal ...

Enrollment up in Shoshoni, at highest point in four years

Student enrollment at Fremont County School District 24 continues to climb, and officials say the growth is due to more young families in Shoshoni.
The ...

Firefighters pounced on a forest fire Thursday on Limestone Mountain before it grew out of control.
The U.S. Forest Service will continue to monitor the area ...

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Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page six story "Wolverines edge Chiefs at WIHS Invitational" had the incorrect spelling for Wyoming Indian High ...

As we continue to get used to the back-to-school routine, here's a lesson about healthy snacks: We want them.
A new study shows that 94 percent of Americans ...

For many people, cooking salmon on the grill poses challenges.
Do you grill it skin on or skin off? What's the best way to keep it from sticking on the grill? ...

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Bear euthanized after break-in
JACKSON -- Wildlife officials have euthanized a black bear that broke into a home with her cub near Hoback Junction south ...

State had 34 job fatalities in 2014

CHEYENNE -- A higher-than-average number of workers died on the job in Wyoming last year.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services said Tuesday 34 people ...

Accountability ratings show most schools making grade

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education released the 2014-2015 federal and statewide accountability ratings on Tuesday.
The federal ratings are the ...

The huge bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln that sits atop a column near Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie is about to undergo restoration in ...

Aspen Park roof damaged; Tonkin Athletics Center heating replaced

Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton is spending $7,500 to investigate damage to the roof at Aspen Park Elementary School.
Buildings and Grounds ...

Group proposing 'splash pad' for Riverton City Park

A community meeting on the project is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Riverton Branch Library.

A group of Riverton mothers has come together ...

 
 

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