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Trash transfer station hours slashed; Atlantic City protests heard

May 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Most trash transfer stations around Fremont County will have vastly decreased hours starting June 1 after the solid waste board on Monday night voted to ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Downtown farmers market starts Wednesday" should have said Sherry Shelley's phone number is ... [more]

State has second-worst workplace death rate

May 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming had the nation's second-highest rate of fatal workplace accidents in 2010 amid a post-recession rebound in oil and gas development, ... [more]

Digest

May 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court hears murder appeal
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the appeal of a Sheridan teenager convicted of murder in a ... [more]

Missing man located in South Dakota

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton man reported missing Friday has been found in another state.
Riverton police Capt. Eric Murphy said Michael James Hanway, 48, was located safe in ... [more]

Oggs graduate ... times three

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The graduation May 5 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie was a triple celebration for the Ogg family of Riverton.
Christi Ogg and daughter Brandi, 32, ... [more]

Deputy, firefighter deliver baby at rural county home

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The duties of law enforcement officers and firefighters are not always about making arrests and putting out fires, as proved Wednesday morning when dispatch ... [more]

On Shoshoni Day, town struts stuff

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni may be one of Wyoming's smaller towns, but it can still draw a crowd.
On Saturday it attracted people from neighboring communities for its fourth ... [more]

Filing opens Thursday for the Aug. 6 primary

May 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Primary election
- Filing opens May 17
- Filing closes June 1
- For federal and state offices, file with Wyoming Secretary of State
- For county ... [more]

Today

May 15, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
PETERSEN

Former Fremont County resident Ralph Petersen, 87, of Laramie, died Saturday, May 12, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in ... [more]

Digest

May 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowy road now open for season
RAWLINS -- The Wyoming Department of Transportation says Wyoming 130 in the southern part of the state is now open to ... [more]

Flexibility key to combating bark beetle, managers say

May 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) -- Forest managers are asking for greater flexibility to deal with a bark beetle epidemic that has ravaged forests.
Witnesses told a ... [more]

Dome repairs begin at Capitol; no money yet for bigger project

May 15, 2012 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE (MCT) -- Repairs to the State Capitol dome are expected to cost close to $1 million.
The state would be responsible for about half that amount, with ... [more]

Investment income could soften state budget blow

May 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- There's some hope that revenue from state investments could ease the pressure on the Wyoming budget from falling natural gas prices and avoid some ... [more]

Man missing since Friday; search involves city and county agencies

May 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials were searching for a missing person Tuesday.
Michael James Hanway, 48, of Riverton, has been missing since Friday.
Riverton Police Department ... [more]

Horton named ag man of year; Lucases get ag couple recognition

May 15, 2012 - By Christina George and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  Rural Riverton farmer and rancher Dennis Horton likes to imagine settlers arriving in the north Fremont County area in 1906 and seeing sagebrush, rattlesnakes ... [more]

Downtown farmers market starts Wednesday

May 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton's new downtown farmers market begins Wednesday, May 16.
From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, a section of North Broadway Avenue off Main ... [more]

Two commissioners to run again; Hickerson making up his mind

May 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners Doug Thompson and Dennis Christensen are seeking re-election for their respective offices, while the other incumbent whose seat is ... [more]

Four of five reviewers approve of state's wolf management plan

May 13, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  By Ben Neary
Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Four of the five scientists who reviewed Wyoming's proposed wolf management plan said they believe it's ... [more]

Take a hike with CWC's first outdoors writers class

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  A blind adventurer who has climbed the summit of the highest mountains on all seven continents is the keynote speaker for Central Wyoming College's first Wind ... [more]

Boysen concerns focus of May 15 meeting

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources has rescheduled a meeting for this week in Shoshoni to discuss Boysen State Park operations.
The ... [more]

Wyoming Honor Farm horses up for adoption

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton will host a wild horse adoption and gentling clinic on May 18-19.
The BLM and the Honor ... [more]

Archaeology meeting digs into history

May 13, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Three students of Central Wyoming College archaeology instructor Todd Guenther will present their state-recognized papers at the Tuesday, May 15, meeting of ... [more]

CWC receives labor grant

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College is one of three Wyoming community colleges sharing a $2.7 million Department of Labor grant to develop new and effective learning ... [more]

National powwow winners find distinctive harmony

May 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  North Bear earned a first prize for singing at the Gathering of the Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, N.M.
The four Northern Arapaho members of North Bear ... [more]

Groundbreaking starts building process for health/science center

May 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After what Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland said has been a five-year process, the community college broke ground Thursday afternoon on its ... [more]

Hoffman to seek retiring McOmie's seat

May 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Longtime Fremont County educator Michelle Hoffman is running the Wyoming Legislature.
She'll seekto the Wyoming House District 54 seat.
"I have been thinking ... [more]

Let the graduations begin, CWC graduates 303 Friday

May 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CWC hands diplomas to 303 graduates
Bert Oakley proved it's never too late to further one's education.
At 69 years old, the Riverton man was the ... [more]

Bomb scare halts Shoshone General Council

May 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Threat came just as quorum confirmed
The FBI, along with other agencies on the Wind River Indian Reservation, on Saturday morning launched an ... [more]

Science scores up for state's eighth-graders

May 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming students improved their scores on an eighth-grade national science exam from 2009 to 2011.
Wyoming students had an average score of ... [more]