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Mead to Washington state on coal mission

May 29, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming is casting about for new international coal markets in the face of flagging domestic demand.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead heads to Washington state ... [more]

Dem seeks Senate District 25 seat

May 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  In municipal races, Lee Martinez filed Wednesday for a return to the Riverton City Council.

A Democrat has entered the race for Wyoming Senate ... [more]

Secretary of state hopeful seeks to tighten Wyoming rules on incorporation

May 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A business lawyer from Rock Springs running for Wyoming secretary of state recently made a campaign stop in Fremont County. The candidate, Clark Stith, is ... [more]

Shoshone leaders reinstated after council revisits decision

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone General Council has repealed the actions that had ousted councilmen Ivan Posey and Wes Martel and attorney general Kimberly Varilek from ... [more]

Pay raise for District 25 staff approved

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board on Tuesday approved a 1 percent salary increase for all employees for the 2014-2015 school year.
The district also will add 1.43 ... [more]

City plans to do away with alley trash pick-up, require curbside only

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved new, four-day-a-week operation of sanitation services for residents in order to accommodate changes from the Fremont ... [more]

Digest

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Safe holiday on roadways
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says that so far, it has received no reports of fatal crashes in Wyoming over the ... [more]

Bodies recovered from crash site

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A rescue team has recovered the bodies of two brothers whose small plane crashed into a mountain near Yellowstone National Park three weeks ago.
The ... [more]

Big flood-protection effort in Saratoga

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Crews continued stacking sandbags to protect the town of Saratoga from the rising flows in the North Platte River on Tuesday as weekend rains on top ... [more]

Lockdown at Casper College after gun report near campus

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Casper College was locked down briefly Wednesday after a report of shots fired nearby.
Casper police Sgt. Lyle Berg says reports came in just after 4 ... [more]

Today

May 28, 2014 - Staff:  Births
NAJERA

A daughter was born to Adelle and Elder Najera, of Riverton, at 1:54 p.m. April 14, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Tribal member says he sought proper practice of tribal law

May 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone tribal member Wade W. LeBeau came before the Shoshone General Council and Business Council during a council meeting April 5 with an issue that ... [more]

Man's death attributed to meth overdose

May 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  A Lander man who died May 3 did not suffer a heart attack as initially reported.
Toxicology results from the Fremont County Coroner's Office stated Gregory A. ... [more]

Second class graduates from Fort Washakie High School

May 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A second group of seniors graduated from Fremont County School District 21 on May 17. The Fort Washakie school honored its three graduates -- Maria Enos, ... [more]

LeBrun details his view on jurisdiction, county attorney's role

May 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County attorney candidate Patrick LeBrun made a campaign stop at the May 5 meeting of the Fremont County Republican Women. The group made no decision ... [more]

Woman in wheelchair carried from burning house by firemen

May 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The fire had penetrated the structure while she was still inside.

Firefighters rescued a disabled woman Tuesday from a burning home on Sherry ... [more]

Flood warning still in effect

May 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A flood warning remains in place through the weekend for the Wind River near Dubois and Riverton.
According to the National Weather Service, "very warm" ... [more]

K-3 students pick 'Willow Creek' for new school name

May 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton elementary school students in grades K-3 have chosen Willow Creek as the name for the new K-3 elementary school to be built at 1200 W. Monroe Ave. ... [more]

New candidates file for SD25 and HD33

May 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  A second candidate also joined the field for Shoshoni mayor.

Candidates continue to file this week for national, state and local offices representing ... [more]

Students pick Willow Creek as name of new elementary school

May 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 students in grades K-3 have selected Willow Creek as the name for Riverton's new elementary school, which is planned to open ... [more]

Today

May 27, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page on story "Another HD 33 candidate files; Lummis is in" should have said Mike Bailey of Riverton filed Monday ... [more]

Digest

May 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Camper dies at Glendo State Park
CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne man has died while camping at Glendo State Park.
State parks officials say another camper ... [more]

Grand Teton grizzlies trapped for study

May 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  All trapping operations are located in the back country and away from hiking trails and campsites, but the precise locations where the study team sets its ... [more]

Cheyenne VA controversy concerns vets

May 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Reports that Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center staff may have falsified records to make it look like patients were getting appointments faster ... [more]

Modelers group to have access to ponds east of Riverton

May 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved a 10-year lease agreement with the Wyoming Modelers Park Association. The agreement charges the WMPA $10 per year in ... [more]

Two file for Shoshoni town offices; Enzi in

May 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., filed Friday for his fourth term in office.
He has two Democratic challengers so far for his seat in Washington, D.C.: William Bryk of ... [more]

Flood predicted for Wind River on Wednesday

May 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service expects the Wind River to flood Wednesday near Riverton and Dubois and to continue to do so through the weekend. It issues a flood ... [more]

Students of the Year

May 26, 2014 - Staff:  Ivan Thomas
Arapahoe Charter High School

The Student of the Year award for Arapahoe Charter High School went to Ivan Thomas, 19, of Riverton. ... [more]

The way it was: Ocean Lake bass catcher -- 1981

May 26, 2014 - Staff:  Memorial Day weekend 33 years ago brought a big fishing derby to Ocean Lake, and the big winners weren't disclosing their secret spot.
BerDeane Sinkule of ... [more]

1 percent tax falls short of forecast; grants filling gap

May 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Revenues collected by the optional 1 percent sales tax approved by Fremont County voters in 2012 have fallen about 10 percent short of expectations, but the ... [more]