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Jun 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  G&F tranquilizes black bear
SHERIDAN -- Employees of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department tranquilized a black bear after it turned up near a car ... [more]

Legislators examine Medicaid for possible budget savings

Jun 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming lawmakers are examining high-cost portions of the state's Medicaid budget as they try to curb the growth of the entitlement program.
Wyoming ... [more]

Albany County commissioner enters Senate race as Dem

Jun 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Democratic Albany County Commissioner Tim Chesnut says he will run for the U.S. Senate.
The 47-year-old Laramie resident admitted his chances of ... [more]

Wadda, state tribal liaison, killed in wreck

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Eddie Wadda, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's liaison to Gov. Matt Mead's office, died in a car crash sometime Thursday night or early Friday morning, his sister ... [more]

Anderson hears nine felony counts Thursday in court appearance

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A judge on Thursday set bond at $250,000 cash for the former bookkeeper of Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis who is facing nine felonies alleging ... [more]

Bauman running for Ward 3 city council seat held by Baker

Jun 1, 2012 - By Christina George and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  Former Riverton municipal director of community development Larry Bauman on Friday morning announced his bid for the City Council's Ward 3 seat, creating a ... [more]

State offers water cisterns to residents near Pavillion

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  State government officials on Thursday night in Pavillion offered two choices to residents living east of Pavillion affected by poor quality drinking water ... [more]

Today

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ADDISON

Southernman V. Addison, 35, of Araphoe, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo. Funeral ... [more]

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May 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Saturday is free fishing day
CHEYENNE -- Saturday is free fishing day in Wyoming for residents and nonresidents alike.
Free fishing day means anglers ... [more]

Gov. Mead postpones design of new office building

May 31, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a move that could complicate plans to renovate the Wyoming State Capitol, Gov. Matt Mead this week put plans for a new state office building in ... [more]

Park to change concession contract

May 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Xanterra Parks and Resorts currently runs Yellowstone's cabins hotels, campgrounds.

MAMMOTH -- The National Park Service is seeking $134 million in ... [more]

Council remedies improper action and affirms DCI vote

May 31, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After meeting illegally last week and taking action deemed null and void, the Riverton City Council convened Tuesday to reaffirm its decision regarding the bid ... [more]

Man sentenced to 25 years on sex abuse charges

May 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Perry Verdell Gould Sr. appeared for his sentencing Tuesday in Wyoming's U.S. District Court in Cheyenne after pleading guilty under
an agreement March ... [more]

Woman hospitalized after odd accident

May 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigators blamed the wreck on a medical condition of the driver.

Police say an unusual Wednesday morning car wreck at the Riverton VFW Post 3628 ... [more]

Ex-school board chief arrested on charges linked to embezzlement

May 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After a jury decided in December during civil litigation that former Star-Tech Inc. financial manager Gary Anderson diverted roughly $1.5 million from the ... [more]

Riverton council field grows; one day left to file

May 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The race for the Riverton City Council Ward 2 seat heated up Wednesday with the incumbent and a former councilwoman filing for the office.
Councilman Todd ... [more]

Today

May 30, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page seven community calendar item "Lander Days Street Celebration" was listed under the incorrect date. The event ... [more]

Digest

May 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body found in submerged car
GILLETTE -- Authorities say a 48-year-old man who was reported missing Sunday night has been found dead in a submerged car ... [more]

Mead asks feds to expedite delisting of grizzly bears

May 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is calling on the federal government to end federal protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone area.
Mead ... [more]

Fair's Spring Spectacular offers carnival, rodeo, livestock

May 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fairgrounds is hosting the Spring Spectacular this week, offering dizzying rides, tasty food and youth performing in a rodeo and showing off ... [more]

Dozens listen at alcohol forum

May 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A forum on public intoxication in Fremont County drew more than 60 participants, including medical professionals, police officers, politicians, business owners ... [more]

Faculty retirements, transfers approved

May 30, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Six longtime employees of Fremont School District 25 will be retiring from the Riverton schools with the end of the academic year on Thursday, May ... [more]

Candidates in Hudson, Shoshoni file for election

May 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A handful of candidates have submitted their application for office with two days to go until the filing period closes for the primary election in ... [more]

Pavillion-area water users to hear options

May 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  State officials are inviting discussion in the Pavillion area concerning proposals to deliver clean drinking water to residents several miles east of town ... [more]

Hudson suspect seeks plea deal, would testify against others

May 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  One of the five suspects charged in the Hudson double homicide in November is agreeing to a lower prison sentence in exchange for cooperation in future court ... [more]

Today

May 29, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GORDON

Memorial services for James H. "Scotty" Gordon, 88, who died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at his home in Shoshoni, were Tuesday, May 29, at ... [more]

Digest

May 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Barrasso announces run
CHEYENNE -- Sen. John Barrasso has announces his bid for re-election.
The junior Republican senator from Wyoming made the ... [more]

State nears 1 million acres set aside for elk assistance

May 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming elk may look a lot happier now that the state has conserved more land for wildlife than any other state in the country.
The Wyoming Rocky ... [more]

U.S. considers returning memorial to Philippines

May 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The future of a Cheyenne war memorial is again in question.
The U.S. Department of Defense is conducting a new review of the long-standing request ... [more]

No candidates registered since Friday

May 29, 2012 - Staff:  No new candidates for public office had filed as of noon Tuesday with municipal, county and state election authorities.
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, who made his ... [more]