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Jul 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bank suspect to be transferred
POWELL -- A Utah man suspected of holding up banks in four states after being furloughed from jail will be brought to ... [more]

Search cut back for Utah boy missing in Wyoming

Jul 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Authorities are scaling back efforts to find a 9-year-old Utah boy feared to have drowned in the South Fork of the Shoshone River in ... [more]

New fires sparked; Teton National Park blaze may be due to illegal campfire

Jul 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- One of several wildfires that broke out Thursday in northwestern Wyoming may have been started by an illegal campfire.
Firefighters responding to ... [more]

Fires ignited by Wednesday storm snuffed out in a hurry

Jul 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several wildfires in Fremont County started by Wednesday afternoon's thunderstorms have been contained. 
"Lightning struck basically everywhere," said Reid ... [more]

Cousin of one Hudson victim charged after fight in jail with suspect

Jul 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A cousin of one of the two victims stabbed to death at a Hudson home in November is facing charges allegedly for beating up one of the murder suspects while ... [more]

CWC faculty resignations examined

Jul 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Among the first-year departures were forensics and debate instructor Jeremy Christensen and film instructor John Little, both of whom were heading up new ... [more]

Drought impact obvious in major range, crop losses

Jul 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After addressing commissioners in the past two years about agricultural damages from flooding, Fremont County Farm Service Agency director Andrea Warren ... [more]

Wolverine Field gets added seating

Jul 12, 2012 - Staff:  Seating gets expanded at Wolverine Field at Riverton High ... [more]

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Jul 12, 2012 - Staff:  Births
LaJEUNESSE-WARREN

A son was born to Anita LaJeunesse, of Fort Washakie, and Gerald Warren, of Riverton, at 9:40 a.m. May 10, 2012, Lander ... [more]

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Jul 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  T-storms threaten to start new fires
CHEYENNE -- Thunderstorms hit parts of western and central Wyoming on Wednesday, and spotters are on the lookout ... [more]

Amid strong summer numbers, Yellowstone sets snowmobile dates

Jul 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The National Park Service plans to hold a series of public meetings to get comment on its proposal to increase the number of ... [more]

'I feel guilty every day,' says convict in sex assault

Jul 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County man will spend the next 18 to 40 years behind bars after pleading guilty to first-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
"Your Honor, I feel guilty ... [more]

Council to have public hearing on day care zoning issue

Jul 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After a lengthy and emotional discussion, the Riverton City Council voted to have a public hearing June 17 on an ordinance change that would allow some child ... [more]

State proceeds with Pavillion cistern plan

Jul 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Installation of the clean-water receptacles is likely to begin next spring.

Gov. Matt Mead's administration is pressing ahead with plans to install ... [more]

May jobless rate 1 percent lower in 2011

Jul 12, 2012 - From wire and staff reports:  Fremont County employment

Unemployment rate
May -- 5.8 percent
April -- 6.6 percent
May 2011 -- 6.8 percent

Labor force
May -- ... [more]

Library hosts music for kids

Jul 11, 2012 - Staff:  The library will host its summer reading program's final event at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18. The musical duo Jackie and Gary will perform at at 7 p.m. Both ... [more]

State tourism office 'goes mobile'

Jul 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Office of Tourism recently launched a mobile version of wyomingtourism.org.
This comes after a redesign of the desktop version which was ... [more]

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Jul 11, 2012 - Staff:  Births
JARVIS

A daughter was born to Codi and Beau Jarvis, of Shoshoni, at 5:18 a.m. April 9, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Riverton Rendezvous returns this weekend

Jul 11, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The 32nd Riverton Rendezvous is under way with several activities planned throughout the city this weekend.
The Rails to Trails Music on the River Walk is set ... [more]

Better day for firefighters

Jul 11, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Crews attacked several new fires started by lightning in northern Wyoming in hopes of extinguishing them before they got established.

CHEYENNE -- ... [more]

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Jul 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Pilot survives plane crash
CHEYENNE -- A small plane has crashed near Cheyenne.
The plane went down around 7:30 Tuesday morning about 13 miles west of ... [more]

County OKs $23.5M budget with PILT

Jul 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Benefiting from a higher assessed valuation and $1.3 million in federal funding, Fremont County Commissioners on Tuesday approved their new budget with ... [more]

Commissioner mending after car accident

Jul 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Commissioner Keja Whiteman missed meetings for the board earlier this week, which included action to adopt the government's new fiscal-year ... [more]

Anderson waives preliminary hearing

Jul 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The former financial manager for Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis facing embezzlement charges related to the two Riverton companies chose not to challenge ... [more]

Newspaper stalwart Carolyn B. Tyler dead at age 77

Jul 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Carolyn B. Tyler, the senior news staff member of The Ranger and the newspaper's former editor, died Tuesday at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 77 ... [more]

Swim lessons begin

Jul 10, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Aquatic Center started its second session of swim lessons Monday. The next round of classes starts July 30 at the ... [more]

Today

Jul 10, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WHEATLEY

A daughter was born to Lisa and Jeremy Wheatley at 1:33 a.m. April 7, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ... [more]

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Jul 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WyDOT says highway bill OK
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say they're pleased with the just-approved federal ... [more]

Wyoming investments earn $27M more than expected

Jul 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The state's investments are doing better than expected.
A June report on the state's economy through the first quarter of 2012 found that ... [more]

Rain, cooler weather slow wildfires

Jul 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's largest wildfires remained in check Monday after rain and cooler weather helped firefighters gain the upper hand in the effort to ... [more]