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Jul 1, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story and headline about a planned food storage rule for the southern Shoshone National Forest should ... [more]

Sauces, rubs and marinades can help create sparks for July Fourth cookout

Jul 1, 2015 - By Gretchen McKay, Tribune News Service:  To transform chicken, beef or fish from something ordinary into a dish that sings, consider a tasty marinade or sauce.

Holidays are all about ... [more]

Digest

Jul 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man eluding deputies causes fatality
GILLETTE -- Authorities say a man was eluding sheriff's deputies when he crashed his truck into another vehicle ... [more]

County declares state of emergency

Jul 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Severe damage from summer flooding has led Albany County to declare a state of emergency.
The county commission voted Tuesday to declare a state of ... [more]

More well testing coming to land near missile site

Jul 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A new round of homeowner well testing will occur later this summer near an old nuclear missile site on the plains where the U.S. Army Corps of ... [more]

Feds reject wolf petition

Jul 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Advocates sought to reclassify gray wolves as a threatened species in most of the United States.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Federal wildlife officials have ... [more]

1838 Rendezvous open, continues to Sunday

Jul 1, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Anyone camping or selling goods at the site is required to dress and act in a pre-1840s fashion, and visitors are encouraged to dress for the period as ... [more]

Man arrested for alleged knife attack; earlier call at same place

Jul 1, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was arrested for domestic violence Monday reportedly after cutting his live-in girlfriend in the throat.
The woman was treated and released at ... [more]

Council president to resign as of July 15

Jul 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council will be looking for a new member soon, due to the coming resignation of Ward 1 Councilman and current council president Jonathan ... [more]

Missing girl found

Jul 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials say they have found the local teenager who was "at risk" and missing Tuesday.
The girl, who only was identified as "Jordan" by law enforcement, was ... [more]

County to name interim ambulance director as full search is conducted

Jul 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County officially is looking for an interim director for the Emergency Medical Services agency in an effort to stabilize the department.
The interim ... [more]

Today

Jun 30, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the sub-headline with the page one story "Judge gives murder prosecutor, defendant last chance for a deal" should have ... [more]

Good hygiene can prevent the spread of water illnesses

Jun 30, 2015 - From staff reports:  While splashing in the waters of Wyoming's pools and lakes is a favorite summer pastime for many families, swimmers should be careful to avoid catching or ... [more]

WDH: Avoid ticks, mosquitoes and the diseases they carry

Jun 30, 2015 - From staff reports:  During Wyoming's warmer months, the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents to avoid mosquitoes and ticks when spending time outdoors, because the ... [more]

No changes required to college's budget at FY15 end

Jun 30, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The estimated budget for the fiscal year ending this month at Central Wyoming College did not require any adjustments at close-out.
The budget typically ... [more]

Court ruling Monday a win for coal, but still not 'the' win

Jun 30, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed ... [more]

New assignments for District 25 faculty; construction changes set

Jun 30, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The school board approved a budget transfer of $1.2 million to the depreciation reserve account, which could be used for additional features at the new ... [more]

New state laws set to take effect; energy industries to benefit

Jun 30, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Companies no longer will have to wait for an air quality permit to be issued before constructing and operating oil gas wells in Wyoming.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Teen missing Monday, officials seek help in locating her

Jun 30, 2015 - From staff reports:  This story has been [more]

Faubion steps down from Riverton City Council

Jun 30, 2015 - Staff:  This story has been [more]

Lander audience hears food order details for bear country

Jun 30, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Support and opposition to a planned food storage rule for the southern Shoshone National Forest was about even among the 20 people at a public meeting on the ... [more]

Digest

Jun 30, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man who killed son dies himself
A southeastern Wyoming man who authorities say shot his 4-month-old son last week has died of suicide.
Goshen County ... [more]

State greets court ruling on gay marriage with mixed reactions

Jun 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming gay rights activists welcomed Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. But they say true equality won't come ... [more]

Producers to shoot TV pilot with local performers, setting and crew

Jun 28, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  To much of the world, Wyoming is as alien as the desert bug planet Klendathu from the science fiction film "Starship Troopers." 
In fact, that movie was ... [more]

End of the line for bear

Jun 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Troublesome animal captured, euthanized; first such case this year

A black bear has been trapped and euthanized after causing problems at a youth ... [more]

Hearing to discuss management plan for massacre site

Jun 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  A public hearing regarding the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wind River Hotel and Casino. The meeting will discuss a ... [more]

Wyoming Indian approves budget

Jun 28, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The district also awarded interim superintendent Michelle Hoffman a part-time contract.

The Fremont County School District 14 Board of Trustees has ... [more]

Trial date set for nine in big drug crackdown

Jun 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A trial date is set for nine defendants in the largest crackdown on alleged drug dealing in Fremont County since 2011.
Lander District Court Judge Norman E. ... [more]

No change in state rig count, but U.S. total finally rises

Jun 28, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Wyoming's drilling rig count was unchanged during the week, but for the first time this year the national tally is up.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes ... [more]

Tribes forward nominations for state tribal liaison positions

Jun 28, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe has nominated Leslie Shakespeare for the job.

Gov. Matt Mead praised the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's choice of tribal liaison ... [more]