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Fires in state force hundreds to leave region

Jul 3, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Fed by bone-dry timber and fanned by hot winds, the four major wildfires burning in Wyoming on Tuesday have destroyed an unknown number of ... [more]

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Jul 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming coal train derails
PASCO, Wash. -- Railroad workers are cleaning up coal that spilled when 31 cars of a 125-car coal train derailed at the ... [more]

Faulty porch light blamed for Lander fire

Jul 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Nearly 70 firefighters responded to the June 28 blaze, consuming 675,000 gallons of water from the city's municipal water supply.

Lander city fire ... [more]

'Dealer-dealer' gets two-year sentence in December drug bust

Jul 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Calling him a dealer supplying narcotics to others, a judge in Lander sentenced a Riverton man to between two and four years in prison as part of a massive ... [more]

County fireworks ban eased slightly

Jul 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After hearing a barrage of concerns from fireworks proprietors about a last-minute ban of their product's use in the county, Fremont County Commissioners on ... [more]

The way it was: Grocer, 1919

Jun 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton was born as a farm town in 1906, but not everyone was involved in agriculture. A need arose almost immediately for a general grocery store for those ... [more]

Digest

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Dubois quilt show in August
Visitors to the 17th annual Dubois Quilt Festival at the Headwaters Arts & Conference Center on Aug. 10-12 will be able to view an ... [more]

Youth offenders getting help from CWC grant

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College received a $1.2 million grant to provide vocational and life skills to 18- to 21-year-old adults who had been juvenile offenders, ... [more]

Carissa Mine improvements starting

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  This summer will be busy at the Carissa Mine and Mill in the South Pass area with numerous activities planned for the historic site.
Beginning in July the ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights starting July 2 in Riverton City Park

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College summer band performs patriotic and American classics at its first Hot Notes Cool Nights concert Monday, July 2, at Riverton City ... [more]

Ag groups hosting a barbecue, ranch tour

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  A barbecue hosted by the Crofts family as well as Fremont County Cattlemen and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association will be held July 9 at South ... [more]

Geo-caching happening at Boysen

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Children interested in going on a modern day treasure hunt are urged to register for the Boysen Cache Dash, an event that teaches the basic skills of ... [more]

July Fourth events abound in Dubois

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Residents in Dubois are making the Fourth of July special this year with their annual parade and events.
The day's festivities include participation from many ... [more]

Dubois Museum offers plenty of summer fun

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Dubois Museum is offering a wide variety of lectures and treks in July, featuring cultural and natural history unique to the Upper Wind River Valley.
All ... [more]

Fire ban effectively snuffs out fireworks

Jun 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  On Friday, three Fremont County commissioners made an emergency vote by telephone to implement fire restrictions in the county.
"We will still have to take an ... [more]

Citizens, farmers express worries about proposed food regulations

Jun 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  New rule revisions cover leafy greens, raw milk and egg grading.

Nan Slingerland thinks federal regulations are filtering down on farmers like ... [more]

Council to discuss day care dilemma

Jun 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  On Tuesday, the Riverton City Council will discuss options on whether or not a proposed day care facility should be allowed to operate in a city zone that ... [more]

Stanbury works to help small hands

Jun 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Riverton alumnus is in his final year of residency and hopes to specialize in children's hand surgery.

Riverton's Spencer Stanbury has been ... [more]

PAC raising support for 1 percent tax

Jun 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The political action committee formed to handle campaign activities supporting the proposed 1 percent optional use tax is busy rallying construction-related ... [more]

Today

Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CREEK

A son was born to Jessica Weaver and Ryan Creek, of Lander, at 11:19 a.m. June 17, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 5 ... [more]

Digest

Jun 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Inmate sprung despite protests
CASPER -- An internal review has found that Wyoming Department of Corrections officials mistakenly released an inmate ... [more]

Memories 'just burned' in blaze

Jun 29, 2012 - By P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- After waiting for two days, Rebekah and Byron Largent learned from lists distributed by authorities that their home was among the ... [more]

All Air Force fire planes in use

Jun 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- All eight Air Force cargo planes equipped to fight wildfires will be operating out of a Colorado air base Saturday.
Col. ... [more]

Wyoming man arrested after 31 years on the lam

Jun 29, 2012 - By Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press:  Welch sentenced to serve 16 months to six years in Carbon County on Sept. 16, 1980, for forgery and burglary.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Wyoming man who ... [more]

CWC having trouble getting reimbursed for project

Jun 29, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The college and the Wyoming Community College Commission are at odds over payments regarding the health and science center.

Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Blaze destroys Lander Community Center

Jun 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The fire was reported at 5:30 p.m. and crews remained on the scene throughout the night putting out warm spots.

The decades-old Lander Community ... [more]

City woman arrested in connection with residential burglaries

Jun 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman faces charges in connection with a recent rash of residential burglaries in the Riverton area.
Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said ... [more]

County leaders criticize changes in hours at trash transfer stations

Jun 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters called the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District's handling of recent changes to trash transfer station hours of operation ... [more]

Today

Jun 28, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Applicant field set for school board vacancy in Riverton" should have said Ted Ray works for Devon ... [more]

Digest

Jun 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bridger-Teton fire makes big run
CHEYENNE -- A wildfire burning in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming has become the largest in the ... [more]