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Hunting raccoons with a greenhorn

May 3, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Taking a novice to the field for the first time is often one of the more enjoyable aspects of being a sportsman.
As University of Wyoming college students, ... [more]

Wyoming woman designs prized cards

May 3, 2015 - By Scott Hansen, The Associated Press:  What can be found in most greeting card aisles are variations of the same old messages.
There are some pretty standard ways of wishing someone a happy ... [more]

Wild horse and burro adoption set for May 15 to May 16 at Wyoming Honor Farm

May 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm host a wild horse and burro adoption and gentling clinic, the first of two to be held at the ... [more]

Riverwalk builds on recreation network

May 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Residents venturing outside to enjoy the warm spring weather can expect a surprise if they walk to the end of the Rails to Trails path at the Wind River.
A ... [more]

CWC Health and Science Center gets McFarland name

May 3, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Jo Anne Youtz McFarland Health and Science Center officially was christened Friday in honor of the retired 25-year CWC president and professor emeritus who ... [more]

Horse sculpture heads to new UW building

May 1, 2015 - By Ilene Olson, The Powell Tribune:  POWELL (AP) -- Sculptor Mike Thomas just calls her Darlin'.
She has a smile on her face because she's enjoying a hard ride on a good horse -- and he's a ... [more]


May 1, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Funeral services for Frank Cooper, 86, are at 3 p.m., Monday, May 4, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Shoshoni, ... [more]

Clinton to staff an office in Wyoming for 2016 race

May 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (MCT) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is trying to establish a foothold in deep red Wyoming.
No Democrat has carried Wyoming in a ... [more]

Grizzly research to begin

May 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE (AP) -- Biologists are planning to begin trapping grizzly bears in remote areas in Grand Teton National Park to see how the bruins' population is faring ... [more]


May 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Park staff cares for bison calf
(AP) -- State park officials are learning how to care for a bison calf after she was stranded by her mother.
Hot ... [more]

Big DEQ tank cleanup project recommended at multiple trouble spots in county

May 1, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  More than half a million dollars in remedial actions have been recommended for five petroleum-impacted sites in or near Lander.
The Wyoming Department of ... [more]

State revenue pinch lower oil, gas just starting, say analysts

May 1, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Severity will depend on duration

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyo-ming remains on solid fiscal footing for now but the effect of low oil and natural gas prices on ... [more]

Big meth bust Thursday; no link to last week's

May 1, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  At least six people were arrested Thursday in Riverton for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine as major drug enforcement operations continued.
Wanda Peden, ... [more]


Apr 30, 2015 - Staff:  Correction
An April 24 story in The Ranger should have said Dale Bennett, 38, of Riverton faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of possession of ... [more]

Report says grouse protections could harm military

Apr 30, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming has the nation's biggest population of sage grouse.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse under the federal ... [more]

$30 million 'scrubber' set for refinery

Apr 30, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  HollyFrontier expects the emission-cutting device to be fully operational in September.

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The skyline of Cheyenne is about to change ... [more]


Apr 30, 2015 - The Associated Press:  More windows shattered on I-25
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities say two more people have reported their windows being shattered while driving in ... [more]

Officers mark 20th anniversary of Sheriff lieutenant's death at hands of prisoner

Apr 30, 2015 - Staff:  Local law enforcement officers wore black bands over their badges Thursday in honor of Fremont County Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Crerar, who was shot to death ... [more]

CWC Health and Science Center to get McFarland's name during campus ceremonies Friday

Apr 30, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland will be honored Friday during a naming ceremony for the CWC Health and Science Center.
The CWC ... [more]

State OKs extra money for new K-12 school; work can proceed

Apr 30, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming School Facilities Commission has approved a request to exceed the budget set for construction of Willow Creek Elementary School by 3 percent, or ... [more]

Pavillion-area couple suing gas giant over contamination of well water

Apr 30, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A couple living near Pavillion is suing Encana Oil & Gas (USA) in federal court, saying the company's natural-gas developments contaminated their drinking ... [more]


Apr 29, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Michelle Iceman of Riverton at 1:30 p.m. March 30 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Charges upped for three inmates

Apr 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS (AP) -- Prosecutors have increased attempted murder charges for three Wyoming State Penitentiary inmates from second degree to first ... [more]


Apr 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  No charges in pedestrian fatality
CODY (AP) -- No charges will be filed against a driver who hit and killed a pedestrian in Cody.
Park County Attorney ... [more]

Preserve and trail closed due to more griz activity

Apr 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY (AP) -- A land preserve north of Cody has been closed after officials noticed increased grizzly bear activity.
The Nature Conservancy has closed its ... [more]

Officers pull guns, but no shots fired

Apr 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police drew their weapons and engaged in a short standoff with a resident Saturday evening while investigating reports of shots fired on Bell Avenue.
No one ... [more]

County sets hearings on EMS tax, privatization next week

Apr 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Public meetings to discuss the sustainability of Fremont County Emergency Medical Services are officially set for Monday and Tuesday.
"I hope there's clear ... [more]

'Thing of the past'

Apr 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After decades, Eagles club shuts its doors

A local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles closed its doors this month after failing to qualify for ... [more]

Unclaimed remains finally to be buried after years in limbo

Apr 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After spending months or years in storage, the remains of 12 people finally are to rest in peace at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.
When the individuals ... [more]

Inmate pleads guilty to plot to kill parents

Apr 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyo-ming State Penitentiary inmate pleaded guilty Monday to trying -- from behind bars -- to hire a hit man to kill his mother and stepfather ... [more]