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'Name the Tribble' contest marks archives observance

Oct 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The reference is to the tiny, furry creatures from a memorable episode of the old "Star Trek" television series in 1967.

CHEYENNE -- Anybody who ... [more]

County, tribes struggle with new trash contract

Oct 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The current agreement is set to expire Dec. 14 and will put waste management in question for reservation areas.

The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Deputies cite Riverton men for littering

Oct 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton residents were cited Tuesday for illegally dumping litter on Bushwacker Road near the trash transfer station that serves Shoshoni-area ... [more]

Police look into found plane piece

Oct 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating an airplane tail section found Wednesday in the Willow Creek drainage area near Jeffrey City.
Sheriff's ... [more]

RMS takes steps to up AYP results

Oct 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though her school has struggled to meet Adequate Yearly Progress requirements, Riverton Middle School principal Cheryl Mowry said student learning at RMS has ... [more]

Budget cuts bug Baker and Bebout

Oct 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Reductions could hurt pest control

With state departments preparing for 8 percent cuts this year, Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker's thoughts have ... [more]

Today

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BROCKIE

Shannon Brockie died Monday, Sept. 27, in Riverton. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in ... [more]

Wyoming group loses first ruling in FEC suit

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A federal judge has denied a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by a Wyoming grassroots group challenging Federal Election Commission ... [more]

Digest

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Four wolves killed so far
The quota for this year's first Wyoming wolf hunt is 52 wolves out of an estimated 328 in Wyoming, and hunters had killed ... [more]

Two nominated for vacant House seat in Sheridan Co.

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- Sheridan County Republicans have selected two nominees to fill a vacant state House seat.
The precinct committee members nominated Kathy Coleman ... [more]

Mead noncommittal on higher fuel taxes

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says it's appropriate to consider raising the state fuels tax to help fix and maintain roads but he's not convinced that a tax ... [more]

Private sector urged to get involved with issues on aging

Oct 3, 2012 - By Becky Orr, For The Associated Press:  Wyoming must prepare now for the impact of an aging population on state health-care availability and other services, analysts say.
The state's population is ... [more]

Riverton/Shoshoni school merger suggested

Oct 3, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A motion to merge was defeated 3-2 by the Wyoming School Facilities Commission.

Wyoming is in a unique position when it comes to school construction. ... [more]

Revenue at trash sites off 20 percent for August

Oct 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Revenue collected from the county's seven trash transfer stations saw a roughly 20 percent drop in August compared to the previous month.
A report provided to ... [more]

City makes sundown park closure official with Tuesday vote

Oct 3, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Riverton City Council passed its final vote Tuesday to close local parks after sundown every evening.
The new ordinance defines sundown as "those hours of ... [more]

1 percent tax needed, leaders say

Oct 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  City administrator Steven Weaver sees the optional 1 percent sales tax on next month's general election ballot as an opportunity to protect the city's ... [more]

Badminton at Rendezvous elementary

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School fourth-grader Ethan Crowley returned the shuttlecock during Wednesday recess as he and his classmates played badminton near a ... [more]

Today

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one quotation graphic in the "Culture of Compassion" story should have said Cheryl Mowry is the Riverton ... [more]

Gas power plant to go forward

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne.
Black Hills Corp. said Monday ... [more]

State part of wild horse roundup

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- Wyoming is one of six states, where federal officials started rounding up thousands of wild horses and burros. The roundups will take place ... [more]

UW might keep presidential finalists secret until job filled

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is considering a more confidential approach in how it searches for a new president.
In the past, UW has ... [more]

Digest

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Meyer among UW honorees
LARAMIE -- State Treasurer Joe Meyer is among three University of Wyoming graduates who will receive distinguished alumni awards ... [more]

High court won't hear challenge to roadless rule

Oct 2, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Fremont County has about 50 square miles of land under the strictest regulation against road construction.

CHEYENNE -- Environmental groups hailed the ... [more]

4,300 miles on pedal power is goal of Canadian cyclist as she heads to Nicaragua

Oct 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Stephanie Solverson pedaled her bike into Riverton on Thursday, Sept. 27, she was already two weeks into a months-long trip from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, ... [more]

Schools, county join effort to keep misdemeanor juvenile offenders in school

Oct 2, 2012 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  The Fremont County Attorney's Office and other local agencies are teaming up with area school districts to offer educational services for juveniles arrested ... [more]

Riverton census figure was wrong

Oct 2, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Riverton's 2010 population was bigger than reported initially by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ahead of its first estimate of the populations of Wyoming cities, ... [more]

Homecoming high-schoolers go on parade

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  The flute section played as the Wolverine marching band anchored the homecoming parade and later debuted its state competition show at the football ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Rig count rises by 2
HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped this week by 11 to 1,848.
Texas-based ... [more]

Arrest made in arson blaze that destroyed Hitching Post

Sep 30, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal prosecutors announced Friday that a New Mexico man faces charges in a 2010 arson fire that destroyed a landmark Cheyenne hotel.
The U.S. ... [more]

Man charged with accidental shooting death of brother in Mills

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Natrona County Coroner Connie Jacobson has ruled the fatal shooting of Ryan Gish an accidental death.

CASPER -- A man accused of shooting his older ... [more]