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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]

Victims fill shelters as wildfire fight continues

Jun 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  More than 30,000 residents have been displaced by the blaze in Colorado Springs.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Fire crews fought to save the U.S. Air Force ... [more]

Red flag warnings prompt Gov. Mead to urge caution

Jun 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is urging Wyoming residents and visitors to take extra care in the outdoors because of the extreme fire danger.
Mead notes there are ... [more]

Jury decides doctor did not commit malpractice

Jun 28, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A jury in Lander spent almost four hours Friday to determine that a Riverton doctor did not commit malpractice in the 2008 delivery of a baby who sustained ... [more]

District 25 fills assistant principal spots

Jun 28, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 filled two assistant principals positions with people close to the Riverton school district Tuesday.
Jeremy Hill was ... [more]

Committee removes Arapaho chairman from seat

Jun 28, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Attorney says panel has no jurisdiction over elected officials after election results have been certified.

A Northern Arapaho government attorney is ... [more]

Shriners parade down Main Street

Jun 27, 2012 - Staff:  Children and Shriners paraded down Main Street in Riverton in preparation for the Fremont County Shrine Club Circus on Wednesday.The Shriners circus ... [more]

Scout suits up to work toward Eagle badge

Jun 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School sophomore Taylor DeVries suited up in navy blue coveralls as the scorching sun forced temperatures into the upper 90s Tuesday. DeVries is ... [more]

Today

Jun 27, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
HILL

Juanita Gail Hill, 61, died Tuesday, June 19, at her home in Rock Springs, following a battle with lung cancer. She was the daughter of ... [more]

Digest

Jun 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Jackson Lake Dam releases reduced
JACKSON -- Federal water managers have begun their annual procedure of closing down the spigot out of Jackson Lake Dam ... [more]

Keyhole State Park nixes fires

Jun 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Keyhole State Park in northeast Wyoming has become the latest place in Wyoming to prohibit open fires due to extremely dry conditions and the risk ... [more]

Council shifts start time of executive sessions

Jun 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton city staff members hope the change will shorten the meetings and keep the discussions on track.

Council members voted June 19 to begin ... [more]

Fireworks show canceled because of dry conditions

Jun 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Little League games have been full of fireworks with perfect pitches and home runs this season, but the league's annual fireworks show has been ... [more]

Bridger-Teton fire casts smoky haze over county

Jun 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Weather officials say the smoke hovering above Fremont County is from the Fontenelle Fire that has scorched 12,000 acres in the Bridger-Teton National ... [more]

Today

Jun 26, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
LONEMAN

Catherine C. Loneman, 79, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Friday, June 22, at the Lander Regional Hospital. Funeral services ... [more]

Digest

Jun 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Men steal car, then wreck it
ROCK SPRINGS -- Bond has been set at $20,000 each for two men arrested at a wreck involving a reported stolen car.
The ... [more]

Massachusetts man gored by bison in park

Jun 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. -- Officials in Yellowstone National Park say a Massachusetts man was gored by a bull bison that threw him 10 feet in the air and then ... [more]

Western Wyoming has first big fire

Jun 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Authorities have decided to try to extinguish the 300-acre Fontenelle Fire immediately.

CHEYENNE -- The first major wildfire of the season in western ... [more]

Jeremy Hill to be named RHS activities chief

Jun 26, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Jeremy Hill, a Riverton High School graduate and current assistant principal at Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, Texas, will be named the new ... [more]

Friends of the Library marks 20th anniversary

Jun 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A celebration of the milestone will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverton branch, 1330 W. Park Ave.

The mezzanine level of the Riverton ... [more]

Commissioners to consider partial fire ban

Jun 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The written proposal could be considered at the board's July 3 meeting.

Fremont County Fire Protection District chief Craig Haslam is recommending ... [more]

Hot, dry, dangerous: Fire risk extreme, officials warn

Jun 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several agencies, including those in Fremont County, are on high alert due to extreme fire risk in nearly all of Wyoming.
"It's going to remain really, really ... [more]

Fires grow in Wyoming and neighboring states

Jun 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Firefighters prepared for the worst this weekend as hot, dry and windy weather returned and revived a wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest in ... [more]

The way it was: Butter shipments

Jun 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County once was among Wyoming's largest dairy farming regions, with a half dozen farms whose primary focus was dairy products, and two dozen more that ... [more]