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Dec 18, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "District 25 to state: Not so fast on huge school reforms" should have said the Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Dec 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Deer mortality a concern
CHEYENNE -- Biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department warn that dry conditions in Wyoming this year are leaving ... [more]

Forest sets plan to fight bark beetle infestation

Dec 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The Black Hills National Forest plans to use extensive commercial tree thinning to battle the mountain pine beetle as part of a $70 million ... [more]

Wind farm permits survive state supreme court vote

Dec 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld permits issued by the state and Converse County allowing construction of two wind farms in the Laramie ... [more]

Fourth suspect arrested in moose poaching case

Dec 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  A fourth and final suspect has been arrested in connection with the poaching of four moose that were found dead this October on private land within the Wind ... [more]

County to fill fair, waste and animal board positions Tuesday

Dec 18, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission interviewed 13 candidates for open positions on the Solid Waste Disposal District, Fair and Predatory Animal boards.
The ... [more]

Keeping vigilant: Riverton teachers review drills after Connecticut shooting

Dec 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton teachers and administrators headed to work Monday with last week's Connecticut school shooting still fresh in their minds.
"Like every educator in ... [more]

Digest

Dec 16, 2012 - Associated Press:  School demolition might slow
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead has proposed slowing the process of razing old and constructing new schools for budget ... [more]

The way it was - Lander Mayor McOmie, 1981

Dec 16, 2012 - Staff:  State Rep. Del McOmie of Lander this month is wrapping up his 16-year career as a Wyoming Legislator, but his career as an elected official didn't start there. ... [more]

Central Wyoming College seeks a new director of campus safety

Dec 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  By Katie Roenigk
Staff Writer

Administrators at Central Wyoming College are still looking for a new director of campus safety to replace Steve Barlow, who ... [more]

Injury Prevention Resources names new executive director

Dec 16, 2012 - Staff:  The Board of Directors of Injury Prevention Resources is pleased to announce that Noel Cooper has been named as the agency's new executive director.
Cooper ... [more]

Hickerson proud of decade of service as commissioner

Dec 16, 2012 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  After three terms, the three-term Republican leaves office on Jan. 7.

Pat Hickerson has been a Fremont County Commissioner for 10 years. Now that his ... [more]

New digital radio system praised by users

Dec 16, 2012 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County implemented "WyoLink" well before next month's deadline.
County officials had high praise for the new WyoLink communication system but ... [more]

District 25 to state: Not so fast on huge school reforms

Dec 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees has endorsed a proposal requesting the Wyoming Legislature "slow down" implementation of the Wyoming ... [more]

RHS choir rehearsing for Christmas concert

Dec 14, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School students Vanessa Nells, front, Courtney Olson, center, and Cristina Linthicum and Carly David rehearsed with 26 members of the Concert ... [more]

Today

Dec 14, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Solar power options might get a look from city" should have said the city plans to install solar ... [more]

Digest

Dec 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone winter season ready
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Winter is on schedule in Yellowstone National Park.
The park opens to the public for the ... [more]

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]