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School funds affected as stimulus money dwindles

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local educational institutions noticed a lack of federal funding this year after spending the last of their American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ... [more]

Kids from elementary to high school pitch in for holidays

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School Key Club's annual toy store opened early on Saturday morning.
Organizers had planned to start the event at 9 a.m. Saturday, but ... [more]

Unemployment down again across Fremont County

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's employment picture showed improvement in October, and the unemployment rate now stands at its lowest rate in four years -- 5.5 percent.
That's ... [more]

Today

Dec 7, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one cutline for the photos "Rehearsal rigors" should have said the Central Wyoming College holiday ... [more]

Digest

Dec 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  House candidate loses college job
CASPER -- The unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat is looking for a job.
Chris ... [more]

One dead, one hurt in Cheyenne shooting, stabbing

Dec 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- One man is dead and another injured in an altercation at a mobile home park on Cheyenne's south side.
Gerry Luce is spokesman for the Laramie ... [more]

State would feel fall from 'cliff,' says Mead

Dec 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says it's clear that Wyoming would take a big financial hit if Congress fails to reach a deficit-reduction agreement to avert the ... [more]

District 25 audit 'the best you can get'

Dec 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A local accounting firm had no findings to report after completing this year's audit of Fremont County School District 25.
Accountant Dave Brinda from McKee, ... [more]

Change in sewer protection plan could save city $80,000

Dec 7, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to eliminate the Sewer Lateral Protection Plan program that serves 1,223 homes in Riverton. City administrator Steven Weaver ... [more]

Firefighters get 'a good save' on Gas Hills blaze

Dec 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton firefighters kept a home from being destroyed Thursday evening after an electrical fire reportedly broke out in an attached garage on Gas Hills ... [more]

In deal, Hudson murder suspect describes crime

Dec 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Joseph Jude Jenkins can't recall much about the November 2011 killings of Eric Likes and Elva Quiver, a couple he told a judge Thursday he met once before ... [more]

County to help in path rebuild

Dec 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners are giving their support to rebuilding the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Pathway in Riverton.
The recreation group Go Fremont County ... [more]

CWC choirs rehearse for holiday concert

Dec 6, 2012 - Staff:  Bell choir members Makayla Mierdough and Eric Haines studied a difficult passage while rehearsing for the Central Wyoming College holiday concert, which will ... [more]

Digest

Dec 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Movie crew films in Wyoming
GILLETTE -- The production team for a new feature by Oscar-winning director Alexander Payne is shooting some footage in ... [more]

Community colleges in state generally safe, statistics show

Dec 6, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The vast majority of reported crimes are limited to burglaries and alcohol violations.

CHEYENNE -- Major violent crimes, such as the killing last week ... [more]

Deficit panel's Simpson blasts political 'stupidity'

Dec 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The co-chairman of President Barack Obama's deficit commission is assailing the politics of political brinksmanship surrounding the "fiscal ... [more]

R Recreation reports busy year in 2012

Dec 6, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The coordinators for the R Recreation program presented a success report to Riverton's City Council that showed how well the program has served the community ... [more]

U.S. Department of Labor seeking sources for construction of Wind River Job Corps

Dec 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Department of Labor released a notice just after 1 p.m. Thursday seeking sources for the future construction of the Wind River Job Corps.
The ... [more]

Football found on Bass Lake Road

Dec 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Charles White had just finished a meal at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday afternoon when his friend Dave Hatcher asked if he'd like to take ... [more]

Strathmore third firm to apply to dig uranium

Dec 6, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Strathmore applied for a permit to mine uranium in the Gas Hills Mining District on Oct. 31 with hopes of developing open pit mines on its 35,000-acre claim. ... [more]

Two workers suffer minor burns in oil tank blaze

Dec 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two people suffered minor burns Wednesday afternoon when one or more oil tanks reportedly caught fire off of Muskrat Road east of Riverton.
County fire ... [more]

Today

Dec 6, 2012 - Staff:  Births
GAINES

A son was born to Kristin and Chad Gaines, of Pinedale, at 3:28 p.m. Oct. 17, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Today

Dec 5, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BURKS

Nelson R. Burks, 89, died Thursday, Nov. 29, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at ... [more]

Digest

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Witness tells of college killing
A student who witnessed last week's bow-and-arrow killing of a Wyoming community college instructor says she thought ... [more]

With Mead opposed, lawmakers say Medicaid expansion probably dead

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some key Wyoming lawmakers say they see little chance the Legislature will expand the Medicaid program in coming months now that Gov. Matt Mead has ... [more]

Pipeline won't be built along eastern Wyo. border after all

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  TULSA, Okla. � A proposed $1.8 billion oil pipeline running through Wyoming from North Dakota to Oklahoma has been called off because the company behind the ... [more]

Lottery bill being prepared

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Some Wyoming legislators are suggesting bringing Powerball to the state.
A group of lawmakers plans to draft a lottery bill that would bring multi-state games ... [more]

Victim and driver named in hit-and-run car fatality

Dec 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials have released the names of the suspect and deceased victim involved in a hit-and-run accident early Monday at the Rezeride Roadhouse Saloon west of ... [more]

No big objections raised at hearing on new uranium mine

Dec 5, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Comments generally were supportive at a public meeting discussing Cameco's proposed uranium mine in the Gas Hills east of Riverton.
The Bureau of Land ... [more]

Six Visions exhibit shows art variety at CWC gallery

Dec 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Six Fremont County artists with distinctly different styles teamed up this year to showcase their work at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at Central ... [more]