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Amid strong summer numbers, Yellowstone sets snowmobile dates

Jul 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The National Park Service plans to hold a series of public meetings to get comment on its proposal to increase the number of ... [more]

'I feel guilty every day,' says convict in sex assault

Jul 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County man will spend the next 18 to 40 years behind bars after pleading guilty to first-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
"Your Honor, I feel guilty ... [more]

Council to have public hearing on day care zoning issue

Jul 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After a lengthy and emotional discussion, the Riverton City Council voted to have a public hearing June 17 on an ordinance change that would allow some child ... [more]

State proceeds with Pavillion cistern plan

Jul 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Installation of the clean-water receptacles is likely to begin next spring.

Gov. Matt Mead's administration is pressing ahead with plans to install ... [more]

May jobless rate 1 percent lower in 2011

Jul 12, 2012 - From wire and staff reports:  Fremont County employment

Unemployment rate
May -- 5.8 percent
April -- 6.6 percent
May 2011 -- 6.8 percent

Labor force
May -- ... [more]

Library hosts music for kids

Jul 11, 2012 - Staff:  The library will host its summer reading program's final event at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18. The musical duo Jackie and Gary will perform at at 7 p.m. Both ... [more]

State tourism office 'goes mobile'

Jul 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Office of Tourism recently launched a mobile version of wyomingtourism.org.
This comes after a redesign of the desktop version which was ... [more]

Today

Jul 11, 2012 - Staff:  Births
JARVIS

A daughter was born to Codi and Beau Jarvis, of Shoshoni, at 5:18 a.m. April 9, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Riverton Rendezvous returns this weekend

Jul 11, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The 32nd Riverton Rendezvous is under way with several activities planned throughout the city this weekend.
The Rails to Trails Music on the River Walk is set ... [more]

Better day for firefighters

Jul 11, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Crews attacked several new fires started by lightning in northern Wyoming in hopes of extinguishing them before they got established.

CHEYENNE -- ... [more]

Digest

Jul 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Pilot survives plane crash
CHEYENNE -- A small plane has crashed near Cheyenne.
The plane went down around 7:30 Tuesday morning about 13 miles west of ... [more]

County OKs $23.5M budget with PILT

Jul 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Benefiting from a higher assessed valuation and $1.3 million in federal funding, Fremont County Commissioners on Tuesday approved their new budget with ... [more]

Commissioner mending after car accident

Jul 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Commissioner Keja Whiteman missed meetings for the board earlier this week, which included action to adopt the government's new fiscal-year ... [more]

Anderson waives preliminary hearing

Jul 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The former financial manager for Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis facing embezzlement charges related to the two Riverton companies chose not to challenge ... [more]

Newspaper stalwart Carolyn B. Tyler dead at age 77

Jul 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Carolyn B. Tyler, the senior news staff member of The Ranger and the newspaper's former editor, died Tuesday at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 77 ... [more]

Swim lessons begin

Jul 10, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Aquatic Center started its second session of swim lessons Monday. The next round of classes starts July 30 at the ... [more]

Today

Jul 10, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WHEATLEY

A daughter was born to Lisa and Jeremy Wheatley at 1:33 a.m. April 7, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ... [more]

Digest

Jul 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WyDOT says highway bill OK
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say they're pleased with the just-approved federal ... [more]

Wyoming investments earn $27M more than expected

Jul 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The state's investments are doing better than expected.
A June report on the state's economy through the first quarter of 2012 found that ... [more]

Rain, cooler weather slow wildfires

Jul 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's largest wildfires remained in check Monday after rain and cooler weather helped firefighters gain the upper hand in the effort to ... [more]

Fires sparked by lightning in county; bigger blaze slowed

Jul 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials blame lightning for several wildfires that ignited Monday on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Forestry and Wildland Fire ... [more]

Snowmobile allowances in Yellowstone change again

Jul 10, 2012 - From staff and wire reports:  The National Park Service says new pollution-control and noise-abatement technology will be sufficient to counteract an increased number of snowmobiles and ... [more]

Four arrests in meth case; 300 grams seized

Jul 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Investigators seized narcotics, paraphernalia and other alleged evidence at a home at 1701 E. Park Ave. and a trailer house near Pavillion.

Four ... [more]

City looks for answer on day care operation

Jul 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  At its meeting Tuesday, July 10, the Riverton City Council will discuss whether a proposed day care facility can operate in a city zone that currently does not ... [more]

Griffith's passing: TV pioneers fade into history

Jul 8, 2012 - By Rene Lynch, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  Contemporaries Dick Van Dyke and Sid Caesar are among the very few icons left who can speak about the start of traditional commercial network programming ... [more]

Beloved on TV, Andy Griffith was sharp businessman, too

Jul 8, 2012 - By Joe Flint McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- Andy Griffith was famous for playing hayseed characters full of homespun wisdom.
Off camera, though, he was no country bumpkin.
"He had a ... [more]

State rig count flat; national tally rises

Jul 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The rig count peaked at 4,530 nationwide in 1981 and bottomed out at 488 in 1999.

HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural ... [more]

C-130 firefighting program threatened

Jul 8, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The only manufacturer of a key piece of equipment, Sacramento, Calif.-based Aero Union, went out of business in August, and no other company has replaced ... [more]

LaBonde named Wyoming water development chief

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead appointed former Riverton municipal official Harry LaBonde the next director of the Wyoming Water Development Office. LaBonde replaces ... [more]

Paving, chip sealing in county to begin

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:   A Wyoming Department of Transportation asphalt paving crew is scheduled for work beginning Monday, July 9, on U.S. 20-26 east of Shoshoni.
"All work is ... [more]