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Police looking for man who reportedly used meth with girl

Sep 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are looking for a 54-year-old Riverton man who reportedly smoked methamphetamine with a 16-year-old Riverton girl while staying at her house Friday ... [more]

Investigators say falling block damaged car

Sep 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police think a cinder block fell off of an apartment building overnight Friday to Saturday in the 500 block of East Main Street, damaging a vehicle that was ... [more]

Digest

Sep 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Three dead in two wrecks
WHEATLAND -- Three people are dead following two wrecks near Wheatland.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports the first accident ... [more]

Worker hurt in natural gas tank blast dies in Salt Lake

Sep 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- One of four men injured in a blast at a western Wyoming natural gas storage tank has died, a Salt Lake City hospital official said ... [more]

Libertarian Cozzens makes no secret he's a Republican at heart

Sep 25, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  A Libertarian gubernatorial candidate says he is running, in part, to unite the Republican Party within the state.
Dee Cozzens, a self-described "restoration ... [more]

Top of the stack

Sep 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The fragrant, purple-flowered alfalfa crown is back on Fremont County's head after recently released data shows it out-produced every other Wyoming county last ... [more]

After JBC split, tribe names team to handle work

Sep 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Business Council has announced a new team that will oversee the tribe's involvement in its joint programs with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. ... [more]

Brock facing new charges; case advances to higher court

Sep 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton man arrested for the alleged abduction of a Riverton girl now faces his charges in District Court. He waived his preliminary hearing, giving up an ... [more]

District 25 set to change policy on non-district students in activities

Sep 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board took the first step Tuesday in allowing home school and private school students to participate in district activities.
The board ... [more]

Monday wreck killed woman near Worland; Riverton driver may be charged

Sep 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Controlled substance use and driver inattention are being investigated as contributing factors in a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a Worland ... [more]

Life term will be sought at trial of man in kidnapping case at bank

Sep 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A life term in prison is on the line for a Riverton man going to trial on kidnapping and domestic violence charges.
The trial for defendant Robert Troy ... [more]

Digest

Sep 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Drone crasher banned from park
DENVER -- A German citizen who crashed a drone into a lake in Yellowstone National Park this summer has been banned from ... [more]

Canyon trails may get major upgrade

Sep 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park officials are considering a proposal to update and repair many of the overlooks and trails on the north ... [more]

Four hurt in natural gas tank blast

Sep 24, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An explosion at a natural gas storage tank injured four workers on Tuesday in western Wyoming, authorities said.
The blast occurred as a ... [more]

Wolves again relisted in state by judge

Sep 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  It marks the second time the Fish and Wildlife Service has accepted a delisting plan for Wyoming wolves only to see it dissolve under judicial ... [more]

Grizzly bit man on side before being repelled by bear spray

Sep 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A man is recovering after being bitten in his side by a grizzly bear Sunday in the Double Cabin area of the Shoshone National Forest.
A Fremont County ... [more]

A new favorite roast chicken recipe

Sep 24, 2014 - By Rick Nelson, McClatchy Newspapers:  This dish has lots of aspects to love: few ingredients, quick prep time and great leftovers.

When I was a kid, there were mornings when it didn't ... [more]

Today

Sep 24, 2014 - Staff:  Clarifications
In Tuesday's Ranger, the truck in this photo with the page one story "Officers focus on abandoned vehicles" is in compliance with the ... [more]

Woman reports found items to police

Sep 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A woman called police at about 3:20 p.m. Sunday to report finding clothing, a gift card and four bottles of liquor along the shores of Pilot Butte Reservoir. ... [more]

Today

Sep 23, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Airport won't hit 10,000 boardings; nine-seat planes now on all flights" should have said there are ... [more]

Man injured after fall from moving truck

Sep 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 29-year-old Riverton man suffered injuries to his head and face reportedly after being pushed out of a moving vehicle Sept. 15 on South Federal ... [more]

Business leaders to discuss rising health care costs

Sep 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming business and health leaders are meeting Thursday at a daylong summit on curbing health care costs for employers in the Cowboy State.
The Wyoming ... [more]

WDH says seniors can take steps to avoid injuries from falling

Sep 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  While many people unexpectedly take a tumble from time to time, the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents that falls sometimes can lead to ... [more]

Drug 'take back' day set for Saturday

Sep 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  With another drug "DEA Take Back" day scheduled across the nation for Saturday, the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents that medications can ... [more]

Rocky Mountain Oncology opens doors on new facility

Sep 23, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Rocky Mountain Oncology finally has opened its doors after years of working to bring the high-end cancer facility to Lander.
Acuhealth Acupuncture owner Paul ... [more]

Digest

Sep 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two dead in Saratoga plane crash
SARATOGA -- Two Casper residents are dead after their plane crashed Saturday evening after takeoff from the Saratoga ... [more]

Decision on bison quarantine expected in mid-2015

Sep 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A decision is expected in mid-2015 on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison from Yellowstone National Park so disease-free animals ... [more]

Police ask DFS to look into meth use at Riverton home

Sep 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two boys ages 6 and 8 live in the house.

The Department of Family Services has been asked to investigate use of methamphetamine at a Riverton home ... [more]

District 25 reviewing policy on private school issue

Sep 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Parents requested a change after learning homeschool and private school students are not allowed to participate in some public school ... [more]

Officers focus on abandoned vehicles

Sep 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  On Thursday, the Riverton Police Department identified 21 automobiles in violation of city code, and more reports came in over the weekend.

Local ... [more]