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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]

Today

Sep 26, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "It's Homecoming week at RHS" should have said that this year's Homecoming parade will begin at 2 ... [more]

Digest

Sep 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cases related
CHEYENNE -- Two of three people recently treated for "flesh-eating bacteria" at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette were in ... [more]

Wrecked truck spilled less oil than reported

Sep 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WHEATLAND -- Authorities say a tanker truck driver swerved to avoid a deer, causing an accident that spilled crude oil and closed Interstate 25 north of ... [more]

Welding students fashion new R for Homecoming

Sep 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A new "R" will be at the Riverton Homecoming bonfire Thursday, thanks to the work of two Riverton High School students.
Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Administrators mull adjusting school's drop-off, pick-up spots

Sep 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  There have been at least four "near miss" traffic incidents at Rendezvous Elementary School so far this year, prompting administrators to consider the ... [more]

Rain slows fire; demobilization of firefighting resources begins

Sep 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials are hopeful access restrictions caused by the Alpine Lake Fire could be eased in time for deer and elk hunting season opening Oct. ... [more]

Suspect named in Lander homicide

Sep 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  John Hereford faces two first-degree murder charges in connection with the Sept. 11 incident.

Officials have confirmed the identity of the suspect ... [more]

County evaluating other buildings as possible court sites

Sep 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is looking into using an existing building, such as the vacant High Plains Power office, as a potential location for a Riverton ... [more]

Going bald for a cause

Sep 25, 2012 - Staff:  Hair stylist Jordan Giddings patted the newly-smooth scalp of School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder at halftime of Friday's Riverton High School ... [more]

Today

Sep 25, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
THEILIG

Jonathan Theilig, 33, of Dubois, died Friday, Sept. 21. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Dubois ... [more]

Digest

Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Motorist sues in odd traffic stop
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming sheriff's deputy who detained a man in handcuffs for openly carrying a pistol offered to let ... [more]

Early voting starts Thursday in state

Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Now it's for real. Every time Mitt Romney or Barack Obama hits a rhetorical high note or commits another blunder, millions of voters watching ... [more]

Truck wreck closes I-25 both directions

Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WHEATLAND -- A tanker truck accident and crude oil spill has closed Interstate 25 north of Wheatland.
Wyoming Highway Patrol spokesman Stephen Townsend said ... [more]

Sawmill to reopen in Saratoga

Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A sawmill is expected to reopen in Saratoga in December, bringing what the new owner says will be more than 80 job opportunities to Carbon County.
The mill, ... [more]

More horse tails clipped, says sheriff

Sep 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials say a criminal enterprise is operating in Fremont County with the intent to steal horse tails and sell the hair for money.
At least five more ... [more]

After climbing in first month of new system, trash revenue dips

Sep 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Solid waste officials said they want to collect revenue totals for at least six months to gauge how the fee format is working.

Revenue collected from ... [more]

Address geriatric care issues now, say experts

Sep 25, 2012 - By Becky Orr, For The Associated Press:  With Wyoming's population projected to become the fourth-oldest in the nation within 20 years, the state needs to consider today how it will provide funding ... [more]

RHS Homecoming week begins

Sep 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coronation was Tuesday morning, with the chili feed and burning of the 'R' Thursday night, and the parade Friday afternoon.

Riverton High School ... [more]