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Wyoming's first regulated wolf hunt to begin Monday

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Park County led sales with 562. Hunters in Fremont County bought 327, while Teton County followed with 324, Sublette with 228 and Natrona with ... [more]

The way it was: LVHS cross country -- 1995

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton had the star runner in 1995, but Lander had the stronger team. The Tigers hosted their home meet of the season in the week summer turned to fall.
As ... [more]

Digest

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]

Today

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]

Digest

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]

Digest

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]