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Riverton school board approves aquatic center grant and bus purchases

Mar 20, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school district is accepting new items while letting go of others.
The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees recently approved a ... [more]

Saxophone concert Friday to launch two days of music clinics at CWC

Mar 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  A group of saxophone educators will perform a concert Friday to kick off Central Wyoming College's annual Single Reed Celebration, a two-day clinic for middle ... [more]

State jobless rate falls to 4 percent

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's unemployment rate fell to 4.0 percent in January.
The jobless rate is down from 4.2 percent in December and down from the 4.3 percent ... [more]

Jury convicts teen of aiding in fatal attack on jail guard

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Prosecutors say he taught another teen how to strangle Amanda Baker.

GERING, Neb. -- A jury has convicted a 17-year-old boy of helping to plot a fatal ... [more]

Game and Fish gathering public input on draft hunting seasons

Mar 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish is gathering input on draft hunt seasons for the fall. The biggest proposed change is lifting antler-point restrictions in several ... [more]

Study: EPA regs threaten state coal

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming paper also says Wyoming would benefit from opening exports to Asia.

CHEYENNE -- A new economic study says pending federal ... [more]

Fegler named as 4-A West player of year

Mar 20, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Camey Fegler has been named the Class 4-A West conference girls basketball player of the year.
She also is a first-team Class 4-A all-state selection ... [more]

Let Holder quit

Mar 20, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  If he's so bad, his replacement should be confirmed immediately

The name of the game in Washington is politics.
That is to say, the professionals in ... [more]

Feds requiring companies to report chemicals used in fracking

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in ... [more]

Riverton school board approves bid for elementary roof project

Mar 20, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has added new work to its list of school projects.
The District 25 board of trustees approved a bid award for the Jackson ... [more]

RHS track opens season Saturday

Mar 20, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the past two weeks, the Riverton High School girls and boys track and field teams have been working on their endurance.
The conditioning will be put on ... [more]

Today

Mar 20, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page seven story "Fundraiser to honor Fremont County's first inductee in Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame" should have ... [more]

Today

Mar 19, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BIRCKHEAD

Edward "Ed" L. Birckhead, 78, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, March 9, at his home in Green River after a long battle with ... [more]

Today

Mar 18, 2015 - Staff:  Births
VAUGHN

A daughter was born to Abbigail Mae Vaughn of Riverton and Travis James Vaughn of Riverton at 5:57 a.m. Feb. 5 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

UW to play Northern Iowa

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Wyoming will play Northern Iowa in the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Seattle. The Cowboys are making their first appearance in the tournament since ... [more]

Police chief wants city to consider knocking out bare-knuckle fights

Mar 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The spectacle of two men pummeling each other with their bare fists arouses strong emotions.
Such was the case after a March 7 event in Riverton featuring ... [more]

Bighorn sheep moved near Sinclair

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Game managers have transplanted 25 bighorn sheep from the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming to the Seminoe Mountains in the south-central part of ... [more]

Digest

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State senator resigns seat
DOUGLAS -- Republican Party leaders in Converse and Platte counties have nominated three people to fill the state Senate seat ... [more]

Swan numbers look good

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Trumpeter swan numbers in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana have risen about 25 percent from a year ago thanks in part to the birds learning to find new ... [more]

Next three 1 percent jobs coming

Mar 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved seeking bids for three neighborhood concrete repair projects recommended by the city's Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee. ... [more]

Enrollment in federal health exchange near double this year

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The number of Wyoming residents enrolled in a federal health insurance marketplace has nearly doubled this year.
In the second year of the marketplace, 21,092 ... [more]

Justice center nears completion

Mar 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Other county offices in Riverton could find new homes as well once the new building is occupied.

The new Riverton justice center is projected to be ... [more]

Consolation trophy out of reach for Lander boys as hoops season ends

Mar 15, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Star Valley broke a scoreless tie in the last two minutes Saturday, outscoring the Lander Valley High School Tigers 9-2 to win the Class 3-A boys ... [more]

Pokes are going dancing

Mar 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Wyoming's Charles Hankerson Jr. ran over to the scorer's table and gave TV analyst Reggie Miller a giant bear hug.
"That's Reggie Miller!" he said ... [more]

Gloom-and-doomers rarely get it right

Mar 15, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Once it was predicted that traveling 30 mph by train would kill all the passengers.

When the small coal-burning locomotive dubbed Stephen's Rocket ... [more]

Wyoming and Montana weigh moves on Powder River lawsuit

Mar 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for Wyoming and Montana are weighing how to proceed in a lawsuit involving a dispute over allocation of water on the Tongue River.
The U.S. ... [more]

Alternatives to bison slaughter proposed

Mar 15, 2015 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- State and federal officials on Friday offered an array of options to overhaul a 15-year-old agreement that's led to the slaughter of ... [more]

Yellowstone National Park's winter season draws to close; road plowing already starting

Mar 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park is marking the end of its winter season with the last of the groomed roads closing to snowmobile and snow ... [more]

The way it was: State tournament -- 2003

Mar 15, 2015 - Staff:  Fremont County played for hardware at the Class 3-A /4-A state high school basketball tournament this weekend, and the same thing happened 12 years ago.
Both ... [more]

Library continues film series

Mar 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will continue its second annual Native American Film Series on Wednesday with "The Activist," an award-winning film set in 1973 ... [more]