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July Fourth events abound in Dubois

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Residents in Dubois are making the Fourth of July special this year with their annual parade and events.
The day's festivities include participation from many ... [more]

Dubois Museum offers plenty of summer fun

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Dubois Museum is offering a wide variety of lectures and treks in July, featuring cultural and natural history unique to the Upper Wind River Valley.
All ... [more]

Fire ban effectively snuffs out fireworks

Jun 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  On Friday, three Fremont County commissioners made an emergency vote by telephone to implement fire restrictions in the county.
"We will still have to take an ... [more]

Citizens, farmers express worries about proposed food regulations

Jun 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  New rule revisions cover leafy greens, raw milk and egg grading.

Nan Slingerland thinks federal regulations are filtering down on farmers like ... [more]

Council to discuss day care dilemma

Jun 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  On Tuesday, the Riverton City Council will discuss options on whether or not a proposed day care facility should be allowed to operate in a city zone that ... [more]

Stanbury works to help small hands

Jun 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Riverton alumnus is in his final year of residency and hopes to specialize in children's hand surgery.

Riverton's Spencer Stanbury has been ... [more]

PAC raising support for 1 percent tax

Jun 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The political action committee formed to handle campaign activities supporting the proposed 1 percent optional use tax is busy rallying construction-related ... [more]

Today

Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CREEK

A son was born to Jessica Weaver and Ryan Creek, of Lander, at 11:19 a.m. June 17, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 5 ... [more]

Digest

Jun 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Inmate sprung despite protests
CASPER -- An internal review has found that Wyoming Department of Corrections officials mistakenly released an inmate ... [more]

Memories 'just burned' in blaze

Jun 29, 2012 - By P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- After waiting for two days, Rebekah and Byron Largent learned from lists distributed by authorities that their home was among the ... [more]

All Air Force fire planes in use

Jun 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- All eight Air Force cargo planes equipped to fight wildfires will be operating out of a Colorado air base Saturday.
Col. ... [more]

Wyoming man arrested after 31 years on the lam

Jun 29, 2012 - By Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press:  Welch sentenced to serve 16 months to six years in Carbon County on Sept. 16, 1980, for forgery and burglary.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Wyoming man who ... [more]

CWC having trouble getting reimbursed for project

Jun 29, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The college and the Wyoming Community College Commission are at odds over payments regarding the health and science center.

Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Blaze destroys Lander Community Center

Jun 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The fire was reported at 5:30 p.m. and crews remained on the scene throughout the night putting out warm spots.

The decades-old Lander Community ... [more]

City woman arrested in connection with residential burglaries

Jun 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman faces charges in connection with a recent rash of residential burglaries in the Riverton area.
Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said ... [more]

County leaders criticize changes in hours at trash transfer stations

Jun 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters called the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District's handling of recent changes to trash transfer station hours of operation ... [more]

Today

Jun 28, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Applicant field set for school board vacancy in Riverton" should have said Ted Ray works for Devon ... [more]

Digest

Jun 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bridger-Teton fire makes big run
CHEYENNE -- A wildfire burning in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming has become the largest in the ... [more]

Victims fill shelters as wildfire fight continues

Jun 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  More than 30,000 residents have been displaced by the blaze in Colorado Springs.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Fire crews fought to save the U.S. Air Force ... [more]

Red flag warnings prompt Gov. Mead to urge caution

Jun 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is urging Wyoming residents and visitors to take extra care in the outdoors because of the extreme fire danger.
Mead notes there are ... [more]

Jury decides doctor did not commit malpractice

Jun 28, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A jury in Lander spent almost four hours Friday to determine that a Riverton doctor did not commit malpractice in the 2008 delivery of a baby who sustained ... [more]

District 25 fills assistant principal spots

Jun 28, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 filled two assistant principals positions with people close to the Riverton school district Tuesday.
Jeremy Hill was ... [more]

Committee removes Arapaho chairman from seat

Jun 28, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Attorney says panel has no jurisdiction over elected officials after election results have been certified.

A Northern Arapaho government attorney is ... [more]

Shriners parade down Main Street

Jun 27, 2012 - Staff:  Children and Shriners paraded down Main Street in Riverton in preparation for the Fremont County Shrine Club Circus on Wednesday.The Shriners circus ... [more]

Scout suits up to work toward Eagle badge

Jun 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School sophomore Taylor DeVries suited up in navy blue coveralls as the scorching sun forced temperatures into the upper 90s Tuesday. DeVries is ... [more]

Today

Jun 27, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
HILL

Juanita Gail Hill, 61, died Tuesday, June 19, at her home in Rock Springs, following a battle with lung cancer. She was the daughter of ... [more]

Digest

Jun 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Jackson Lake Dam releases reduced
JACKSON -- Federal water managers have begun their annual procedure of closing down the spigot out of Jackson Lake Dam ... [more]

Keyhole State Park nixes fires

Jun 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Keyhole State Park in northeast Wyoming has become the latest place in Wyoming to prohibit open fires due to extremely dry conditions and the risk ... [more]

Council shifts start time of executive sessions

Jun 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton city staff members hope the change will shorten the meetings and keep the discussions on track.

Council members voted June 19 to begin ... [more]

Fireworks show canceled because of dry conditions

Jun 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Little League games have been full of fireworks with perfect pitches and home runs this season, but the league's annual fireworks show has been ... [more]