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Colorado woman dies in one-vehicle rollover near Shoshoni

Jun 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 29-year-old Wiggins, Colo., woman was killed in a one-vehicle rollover at about 4 a.m. Wednesday east of Shoshoni.
Officials say Cheryl L. Rapue was ... [more]

Last trustees meeting for McFarland, first for Valdez

Jun 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wednesday night marked a changing of the guard at Central Wyoming College.
It was the last board meeting for retiring CWC president Jo Anne McFarland, who has ... [more]

Today

Jun 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WHITE

A son was born to Elisabeth and Jarrod White, of Dubois, at 7:29 a.m. April 12, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Spree of car burglaries hits Riverton

Jun 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Residents are reminded to lock their car doors due to a rash of car burglaries overnight Monday to Tuesday.
At 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, a person in the 900 block ... [more]

Longmire novel launches state reading program

Jun 18, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Residents in Fremont County will have the opportunity this year to participate in One Book Wyoming, a program designed to build community dialogue through ... [more]

County trims $300K from Riverton justice center project; work to begin next week

Jun 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners eliminated a decorative entrance, four security cameras and electronic card-reading door locks.

Facing a budget overrun, the Fremont ... [more]

Tribal officials detail truancy issues, stress successes in report to committee

Jun 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Educators and tribal officials told the Select Committee on Tribal Relations that problems with school attendance and graduation rates continue to trouble the ... [more]

Registration open for youth fishing derby

Jun 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Registration is under way for the Boysen State Park Youth Fishing Derby scheduled for July 12 and held in conjunction with the Boysen Lake Marina, Shoshoni ... [more]

Today

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WATTS

A daughter was born to Rachel and Josh Watts, of Riverton, at 9:41 a.m. April 16, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Teen risk behavior drops in Wyoming

Jun 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey shows a decline in smoking, drinking and fighting.

CHEYENNE -- Many dangerous ... [more]

Digest

Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Refinery powder upsets neighbors
CHEYENNE -- People who live near a Cheyenne oil refinery are upset after the facility released an ash-like powder that ... [more]

Reservoirs filling fast on upper Colorado system

Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Strong spring runoff from heavy mountain snow is filling up reservoirs in the upper reaches of the Colorado River drainage in western ... [more]

Burke new Wyoming chief justice

Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The justices of the Wyoming Supreme Court have elected James Burke to be the next chief justice effective July 1.
The justices announced Tuesday ... [more]

Ranger's 59th annual Mining and Energy Edition to be published on Wednesday

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  The Ranger publishes its 59th annual Mining and Energy Edition on Wednesday.
Produced annually to coincide with the summer convention of the Wyoming Mining ... [more]

As Pavillion water tests go forward, transparency issues raised by residents

Jun 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rural Pavillion landowners were concerned with transparency and other aspects of a state study into groundwater quality near their homes at a June 12 meeting. ... [more]

Airport earns top marks from FAA, council hears in detailed presentation

Jun 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport has been recognized by Federal Aviation Administration inspectors as one of the top two airports in an eight-state FAA Northwest ... [more]

Riverwalk paving expected to start soon

Jun 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Depot Foundation has worked on creating a recreation path along the Wind River for more than five years.

Local volunteers have been working this ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Nearly half state's oil, gas wells uninspected
CHEYENNE -- Almost half of all newly drilled oil and gas wells considered high pollution risks in ... [more]

Program helps single moms climb to independence

Jun 15, 2014 - By Eve Newman, For The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Clutching tissues and smiling at their children, seven women commemorated the start of a new chapter in their lives during a CLIMB Wyoming graduation ... [more]

The way it was: Girls State -- 1951

Jun 15, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton sent five delegates to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State 63 years ago this week for a mock legislative session, a mock election, mock courtroom ... [more]

Agency hosting new safety fair on reservation

Jun 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Summer Safety Fair will be Wednesday in Ethete.
The event will have fire trucks on display and a rollover crash simulator, fire house and DUI ... [more]

Conference brings workshops, entertainment to youths

Jun 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Organizations from the Wind River Indian Reservation say they had a successful event for young people again this year during the Wind River Youth Conference at ... [more]

Carissa Mine open to tour groups; night event planned

Jun 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The South Pass City State Historic Site will offer public tours of the Carissa Mine at 2 p.m. Thursday through Sundays through Labor Day.
The public will be ... [more]

Prices increase for Fremont County Fair evening tickets

Jun 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Going to the Fremont County Fair night shows is going to be slightly more expensive this year.
Night show tickets have gone up by $2, meaning adults will pay ... [more]

Pollinator Party to introduce citizens to area bees, butterflies

Jun 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute will host a Pollinator Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Sawmill Campground in Sinks Canyon State Park. ... [more]

New truck joins rez solid waste fleet

Jun 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Environmental Quality Commission gave a demonstration May 19 of a new trash-hauling truck paid for with funds from a $999,000 grant.
Ryan ... [more]

Solid waste district eyes personnel savings

Jun 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Cost-cutting measures already implemented this year include reducing facility hours, switching to compacting trash, and sending all household trash to the ... [more]

College to eliminate course credit for rodeo practice

Jun 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A change in course fees and credits for equine studies at Central Wyoming College should have a positive financial impact on students in the Rustler rodeo ... [more]

Legal activist: Border dispute a matter of group vs. individual sovereignty in nation

Jun 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Organizers of an event Friday in Riverton wanted to educate local residents on issues of jurisdiction and tribal sovereignty, and start a discussion.
The ... [more]

Today

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WARD

A son was born to Carly Ann David and Michael Ward, of Riverton, at 3:34 p.m. April 6, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]