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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]

Campfires raise concern in Shoshone forest

Jun 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest is reminding visitors to practice proper campfire safety after several fires have escaped fire rings.
Also, several campfires ... [more]

Fort Washakie's library providing page-turners

Jun 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Staff members at the Fort Washakie School/Community Library want to encourage their patrons to make reading a regular activity this summer.
"The Summer ... [more]

Digest

Jun 24, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Forums focus on primary candidates
The Fremont County Republican Party is hosting various candidate forums in the coming weeks leading up to the Aug. ... [more]

Planning ongoing for new Dubois museum

Jun 24, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Lander architect Mike Quinn presented preliminary drawings of a new Dubois museum building on June 14 to the Fremont County Museums Board and Dubois ... [more]

Mead:State needs 'all of the above' angle on energy

Jun 24, 2012 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- Wyo-ming Gov. Matt Mead took a strong stance in support of his state's mining industry, particularly its coal sector, in a speech ... [more]

Crime reports on reservation rise in conjunction with more police on job

Jun 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  There's been more crime reported over the past two years on the Wind River Indian Reservation, but the U.S. Attorney for Wyoming says that's a sign of ... [more]

Good fun, good friends good times

Jun 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Cody residents Larry and Lucille Moerike love Willie Nelson's song "On the Road Again."
The Moerikes, who have been married 62 years, say any time is a good ... [more]

Reluctant Riverton council OKs cash infusion for detox center

Jun 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members got into a heated debate Tuesday when discussing whether to give money to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center so it can meet ... [more]

Today

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Thursday's Ranger, the page six story "Pitcher's 13-strikeout performance highlights Monday Babe Ruth Game" should have said the manager ... [more]

Monthly survey shows slower regional growth

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Economic growth has continued to slow in rural areas of Wyoming and nine other western and midwestern states because of the problems in ... [more]

Digest

Jun 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Teen presumed dead in capsize
CASPER -- A 17-year-old from Colorado is presumed dead following a canoeing accident at Wyoming's Glendo ... [more]

Mead requests more time to review EPA frack rules

Jun 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is asking the U.S. Interior Department for more time to study proposed federal hydraulic fracturing rules.
Mead opposes the proposed ... [more]

Famed Wyoming locomotive on goodwill tour through Nebraska

Jun 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- Railroad history buffs can check out one of Union Pacific's historic steam locomotives in Omaha during the College World Series, and then watch ... [more]

Firefighters dread return of drier, hotter weather

Jun 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The return of hot, dry and windy weather has firefighters preparing for the worst at a wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest in ... [more]

Minor fire dealt with quickly at KFC restaurant

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  The KFC restaurant in Riverton had to be evacuated Thursday afternoon after emergency personnel received a call of a fire at the business on North Federal ... [more]

Time for a 'wakeup call' for Wyoming coal, WMA speakers say

Jun 22, 2012 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- Wyoming coal mining executives got a wakeup call Thursday, but it wasn't from the front desk of the Jackson Lake Lodge.
Three ... [more]

WyDOT seeks county's help to finish 17 Mile Road

Jun 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and others met with Fremont County Commissioners to discuss how to cover a $2.15 million shortfall on 17 Mile Road's ... [more]

Applicant field set for school board vacancy in Riverton

Jun 22, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Incumbent members of the Riverton school board will interview the five candidates and announce the appointment this month.

The five citizens who ... [more]

Today

Jun 21, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BRIGHT

Former Lander resident Terry Lynn Bright, 71, died suddenly Saturday, June 9, at his home in Thermopolis. A memorial picnic will be at 3 ... [more]

Digest

Jun 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Senators voted to nix EPA rule
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso supported a failed attempt to block the Environmental ... [more]

Groups file suit over proposed development of CBM project

Jun 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Three conservation groups are suing the U.S. Interior Department over a plan to open the Fortification Creek area in northeast Wyoming to coal-bed methane ... [more]

Firefighters looking to gain upper hand in western states

Jun 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BELLVUE, Colo. -- More people evacuated by a northern Colorado wildfire are set to return home Thursday, the second wave of evacuees allowed back in as many ... [more]

Trial set for Cody homicide; death penalty will be sought

Jun 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A tentative trial date of March 15, 2013, has been set in the first-degree murder case of a Cody man accused of stabbing his wife to death with a ... [more]