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Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Campground reopens
The Lower Wind River Campground at Boysen State Park in Cheyenne has reopened following construction work, and road repairs and ... [more]

CWC assistant professor's research gaining attention

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The research of a Central Wyoming College anthropology and history professor is gaining attention.
An article by CWC assistant professor Todd Guenther is one ... [more]

Great Plains Utilities Organization to begin service, billing in October

Sep 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The organization will cover various water and wastewater services for customers spanning from the Arapahoe-Great Plains areas to Beaver Creek ... [more]

Group organizes Empty Bowls fundraiser

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Lander Care & Share Food Bank has scheduled their Empty Bowls "Soup 'n More" fundrasier for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The event is sponsored by the ... [more]

County to replace decade-old cardiac monitors

Sep 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The 10 new devices will be paid for with money from a grant and enterprise fund.

The Fremont County Commission approved a request from the emergency ... [more]

Sheriff's office urges motorists to use care when near school buses

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has received a total of 10 calls this fall about motorists who are passing stopped school buses despite the fact that the ... [more]

Root plans to leave the school board

Sep 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 trustee Marissa Root has shared her intention to step down from the board, but she will not officially leave her post until ... [more]

Road back from injury continues for Joe Metzler

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  He didn't even see it coming. The senior linebacker rolled to his left to shut down Wind River's toss sweep, and the tight end hit him hard on a legal ... [more]

Culture of compassion

Sep 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Bullying awareness central to early-year work in District 25

Riverton teachers are working to prevent bullying in the city's middle and high schools ... [more]

Community turns out for burning of the R

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School cheerleaders Daycee Lane, Kelcy David and Jamie Mathis led the student body and RHS fans in a cheer during the burning of the "R" ... [more]

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Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
COATS

Lt. Col. David "Bo" Coats, 81, formerly of Shoshoni, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Titusville, Fla., surrounded by his loving family. ... [more]

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Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Former Powell officer charged
POWELL -- A former Powell police officer is accused of using his former position of authority to get a woman to submit ... [more]

Coal mine faces safety fines

Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The mine's owners said they will challenge some of the findings.

Federal mining regulators hit a southwestern Wyoming coal mine with more than two ... [more]

Fire worries down in Teton Park; elk season nears

Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- Amid ongoing wildfire concerns, Grand Teton National Park's annual elk reduction program begins on Oct. 6.
Wyoming-licensed ... [more]

Commission seeks state grant to shore up court site

Sep 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing submission of a grant application for emergency funds for the Riverton ... [more]

Students aid in restoring rugged trail near Dubois

Sep 28, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Chelsea Lowry was one of seven University of Wyoming students who participated in the Wyoming Conservation Corps Project to fix the Ramshorn Trail near Dubois. ... [more]

Restrictions being lifted as wildfire's growth stalls

Sep 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  The huge fire in north central Fremont County has slowed to a crawl, and public land closures imposed because of the blaze are being lifted.
U.S. Forest ... [more]

First experts: Not much new in fracking data

Sep 28, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Just one of the wells was flowing with enough water to yield a reliable test sample.

New samples from beneath a Wyoming gas field where the U.S. ... [more]

Higher county tax base not all good for CWC funding

Sep 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College is one of two community colleges in Wyoming that will lose state funding this year because of an increase in local assessed ... [more]

Today

Sep 27, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page 9 correction should have said that Friday's Riverton High School Homecoming parade begins at 1:30 ... [more]

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Sep 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LeDoux gets music trail mark
BILOXI, Miss. -- The Mississippi Country Music Trail will honor the late Chris LeDoux with a marker in Biloxi.
The Biloxi ... [more]

Flesh-eating infection kills patient in Gillette

Sep 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- One of two people being treated at a Gillette hospital for "flesh-eating bacteria" has died, the hospital's infectious disease specialist said ... [more]

Early voting under way in Wyoming

Sep 27, 2012 - MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Already made your presidential and other election picks? Then why wait until Nov. 6 to vote?
Voters have the option to cast their ballots early. ... [more]

New fracking tests show less benzene than earlier

Sep 27, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- New groundwater testing in Wyoming shows lower levels of the carcinogen benzene than what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported when it ... [more]

School enrollment nearly same as last year

Sep 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The most recent tally of students enrolled in Riverton schools should validate administrators' claim that some Fremont County School District 25 buildings are ... [more]

Accused child killer has long jail wait until trial

Sep 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When the latest trial start date arrives for Jonathan David Marshall in his first-degree murder case alleging he caused a baby's death, the Riverton man will ... [more]

Bebout: AML loss might be forever

Sep 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The funding decision by Congress could cost Wyoming more than $100 million annually.

Wyoming representatives say they will work to restore $700 ... [more]

CWC students put on a show

Sep 26, 2012 - Staff:  Ashley Glynn and Tyeler Harris observed the effect of their lighting during pre-production Saturday morning of Central Wyoming College's "4 in 24," which ... [more]

Today

Sep 26, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "It's Homecoming week at RHS" should have said that this year's Homecoming parade will begin at 2 ... [more]

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Sep 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cases related
CHEYENNE -- Two of three people recently treated for "flesh-eating bacteria" at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette were in ... [more]