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New school plan approved for 95 percent threshold

Feb 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming School Facilities Department gave Fremont County School District 25 permission to move from the 60 percent to the 95 percent design phase of the ... [more]

The way it was: Freshman legislator -- 1975

Feb 1, 2015 - Staff:  It's hard to imagine a Democrat being the top vote-getter in a Fremont County legislative election, but John Vinich did it more than once.
Here he is at the ... [more]

Library to show 'Treasure Island'

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Lander Library will be the site for the National Theatre's broadcast of "Treasure Island."
Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money and mutiny is ... [more]

In the saddle no matter the season

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  To a motorist driving by sipping coffee in the toasty cab of her vehicle, a person out riding a bike to work in the winter might seem crazy. Cyclists who ... [more]

Police chief recognizes motel owner for helping ill tenant

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead gave a Citizen Appreciation Citation to Arnulfo Zertuche Sr., owner of the Jackpine Motel, during a city council meeting ... [more]

BLM advisory council to meet; public welcome to attend

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming Resource Advisory Council will meet Monday through Wednesday in Laramie.
The meeting is open to the public and will ... [more]

Entrepreneurship program applications due Monday

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Silicon Couloir and Central Wyoming College have partnered to bring the fourth session of the Start Up Institute to Jackson this spring.
The Start Up ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments on the 14th day of the 2015 General Session:
URANIUM: The House for the third time voted to approve a bill that would authorize the ... [more]

Casper man lands state record perch at Boysen

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming has a new state record yellow perch thanks to the efforts of Casper angler Troy Schnepper who reeled in a 2.28-pound fish in January while ... [more]

'Special services' big part of District 25 mission

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Students enrolled in District 25 but not attending traditional area large component of the special services operation.

Special services for Riverton ... [more]

Changes to tribal liaison setup passes second Senate reading

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Changes to the terms outlined in Wyoming Senate file regarding tribal liaisons employed by the State of Wyoming passed on second reading with Senate approval ... [more]

Archaeological society offering scholarships

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Archaeological Society is offering the David Reiss Memorial Community College Scholarship to community college second semester freshmen or ... [more]

February Outside

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  OUTDOORS CALENDAR
E-mail eric@dailyranger.com with outdoors events.
- Feb. 3 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meet and Greet mushers of International Pedigree ... [more]

Oil decline

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State worries over revenue loss amid price drop, but some benefits seen as well

Part 1 in a series

Falling oil prices are a growing concern ... [more]

Digest

Feb 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Government sells Teapot Dome
CHEYENNE -- A private company finally will be able to drill legally for oil at Teapot Dome, a remote Wyoming oilfield that ... [more]

Savings accounts out of Medicaid bill

Feb 1, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  The amendment would have established accounts that Medicaid enrollees could use to make their co-payments.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's Medicaid expansion ... [more]

Today

Jan 31, 2015 - Staff:  Births
HAMM

A son was born to Jandra Peasley of Shoshoni at 7:28 p.m. Jan. 19, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 5 pounds, ... [more]

Brock wants plea changed to mental deficiency; he will undergo evaluation

Jan 31, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a young girl has indicated he would use a defense of not guilty by reason of mental illness or ... [more]

Lantern release Friday night a new Winter Carnival event

Jan 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new event will light up the night sky above Riverton as Wild West Winter Carnival festivities continue this weekend.
A lighted lantern release takes place ... [more]

Five dogs perished in Elder Lane fire

Jan 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The family living in the house was absent when the blaze started.

Authorities confirm that five dogs were killed in a structure fire that destroyed a ... [more]

Value-added minerals bill passes House; 40-20 vote

Jan 31, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a bill that would create a program in which the state partners with private businesses to convert ... [more]

Tough child-abuse penalties focus of House legislation

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee has moved ahead a bill that would double the maximum prison sentence for some child abusers.
The House Judiciary ... [more]

State to feds: Thin out wild horses

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state House Agriculture Committee has endorsed a resolution calling on Congress to address the overpopulation of wild horses in Wyoming and ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 13th day of the 2015 General Session:
URANIUM: The House for the second time voted to approve a bill ... [more]

Guns-in-school bill clears its second vote with no debate

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns into most public places, including schools has cleared its first two ... [more]

Digest

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Child killed in border wreck
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A child is dead after a rollover crash on Interstate 25 near the Colorado-Wyoming border.
The crash ... [more]

Today

Jan 29, 2015 - Staff:  Births
GUINA-WHITEMAN

A daughter was born to Inez Whiteman of Ethete and Manfred Guina of Fort Washakie at 10:28 p.m. Jan. 8, 2015, at SageWest Health ... [more]

Digest

Jan 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bill would ban powder alcohol
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has passed a bill that would make it illegal to use, buy or sell powdered alcohol in the ... [more]

Pioneering lawmaker Liz Byrd dead at 88

Jan 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Harriett Elizabeth "Liz" Byrd, the first African-American woman to serve in the Wyoming Legislature, has died at age 88.
Her son, Rep. Jim Byrd of ... [more]

Bill allowing concealed guns in schools, colleges clears next hurdle

Jan 29, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House Judiciary Committee endorsed a bill Wednesday that would allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns onto school grounds ... [more]