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Man sentenced to up to 18 years in Wyoming slaying

Apr 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A South Carolina man will spend between 13 and 18 years in prison for the slaying of a carnival worker.
Thirty-one-year-old Bradley O. Petty ... [more]

Big gas expansion faces hurdles

Apr 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- Infrastructure challenges in western North Dakota could limit the number of oil and gas drilling rigs in the Bakken system's rich Williston ... [more]

County jobless rate continues to fall

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  The newest data compiled by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Service showed the unemployment rate in Fremont County at 7.4 percent for February, down from ... [more]

Riverton police create a task force to fight graffiti

Apr 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department has formed a new task force in a cooperative effort with property owners to remove unwanted graffiti.
Police chief Mike ... [more]

Curiosity brings Enzi to Riverton lab

Apr 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Eight years ago, Heidi Fabrizius started testing wastewater samples in her garage. She had a vision, a young family and a desire to bring a business that had ... [more]

District 4 seat to appear as two-year term on fall ballot

Apr 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission district represented by Pat Hickerson will appear on the November general election ballot as a two-year unexpired term.
During ... [more]

Today

Apr 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ANESI

Funeral services for Annie Jean Anesi, 90, of Lander, are at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, at the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's Funeral ... [more]

Natural gas below $2 for first time since '02

Apr 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of natural gas has fallen below $2 per 1,000 cubic feet for the first time in more than a decade, a remarkable decline for a ... [more]

State predicts hunters would kill 52 wolves in initial season

Apr 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- Wildlife managers estimate hunting and other causes of death should reduce Wyoming's wolf population outside Yellowstone National Park to ... [more]

Digest

Apr 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead to China for coal meeting
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead is heading to China in June for an international coal conference.
Renny MacKay is spokesman for ... [more]

Naturalist imprints on turkeys in nationally recognized work

Apr 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A mother turkey comforts, nourishes, supports and patiently stays by her young. When Lander naturalist Joe Hutto was living in Florida in the early 1990s, he ... [more]

No charges against deputy who killed Pavillion resident

Apr 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County attorney Brian Varn said charges would not be filed against the deputy sheriff who shot and killed a distraught Pavillion man in late ... [more]

Big water pipe along Cooper Rd. could serve Job Corps

Apr 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton received a $9.2 million grant from the Wyoming Water Development Commission for a multi-phased project.
A well with a 24-inch ... [more]

Community invited to help Riverton resident mark her 105th birthday

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  The Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton is getting ready to celebrate the upcoming birthday of the facility's oldest resident and staff ... [more]

Court says ban on abortion protest was unconstitutional

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A state court order that barred abortion protesters from appearing at Jackson's town square last year violated the protesters' constitutional ... [more]

Digest

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Frontier Days drew 252,000
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Last year's Cheyenne Frontier Days attracted more than 252,000 people to its rodeo, night concerts and ... [more]

State's coal industry worries about lower price demands as old contracts are renewed

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming is the nation's top producer of coal, with thousands of workers employed by the industry. Wyoming State Geological Survey

LARAMIE (AP) -- The ... [more]

No major flood worries so far; Wind River area snowpack at 70 percent

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- A warm, dry spring has sapped Wyoming's mountain snowpack to the point that the state likely won't see the widespread, record flooding that occurred ... [more]

McOmie will not run for re-election

Apr 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A longtime state legislator has announced his retirement.
Seven-term Republican State Rep. Del McOmie of Lander will not run again.
"It will be 14 years, ... [more]

Sheriff, commissioners spar over work gloves

Apr 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker on Tuesday launched litigation against county commissioners over a rejected payment for work gloves, the county ... [more]

District 25 approves major staff shuffle to meet 16:1 mandate

Apr 11, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A school staffing plan that will affect 34 educators in Fremont County School District 25 for the 2012-13 academic year was approved by the Riverton school ... [more]

Today

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Hospital helpers" included an incorrect last name. The correct name full name should have been ... [more]

Today

Apr 10, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In the April 6 edition of The Ranger, the page one story "Deer population at center of G&F talks with county residents" should have said ... [more]

Occupational therapy eases the work of living

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Virginia Holcomb goes to work, she makes the pain of others disappear. As the director of occupational therapy at Teton Therapy, Holcomb works to improve ... [more]

Microsoft to build in capital

Apr 10, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Microsoft has agreed to invest up to $112 million to build a new data center in southeast Wyoming, Gov. Matt Mead announced Monday.
Mead said work ... [more]

Digest

Apr 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Boy found shot to death
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Laramie County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy in ... [more]

Hospital helpers: Preschoolers get an inside look at RMH

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A group of short specialists in purple scrubs, hair nets, masks and name bracelets moved through the halls of Riverton Memorial Hospital on Thursday.
"You ... [more]

Library Week activities through Friday in city

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is celebrating National Library week April 8-14 by providing free library card replacements to all patrons during the week. ... [more]

Property tax notices ready

Apr 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Stronger home sales in Shoshoi and Hudson could lead homeowners in those communities to notice an increase in their property taxes compared to elsewhere in the ... [more]

Painter Thomas Kinkade dead at 54

Apr 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Artist Thomas Kinkade once said that he had something in common with Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell: He wanted to make people happy.
And ... [more]