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Yellowstone's oldest hotel gets landmark designation

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The Lake Yellowstone Hotel was added to the national roster Thursday.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The oldest hotel in Yellowstone National Park has been ... [more]


Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Storm brought foot of snow
AP -- The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for a small part of southeast Wyoming, including the city of ... [more]

New fee structure could net $70,000 for Teton

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The changes would take effect in 2016.

JACKSON (AP) -- Grand Teton National Park managers say proposed changes to various fees charged to private ... [more]

Easter eggs found; several to share cash and prizes

Apr 16, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After several attempts at finding hidden Ranger treasure items over the years, Selena Fox finally accomplished her goal when came across egg No. 2 in fourth ... [more]

Riverton will move to regulate bare-knuckle fights via city ordinance

Apr 16, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton city staff plan to draft an ordinance to regulate bare-knuckle fighting in the city.
The Riverton City Council agreed Tuesday night during a work ... [more]

Moisture record in Lander; snowpack up

Apr 16, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The snow generated .88 inch of precipitation Wednesday, breaking the previous record of .68 inch set in 1924

Wednesday's storm caused a healthy jump ... [more]

County still eyeing office moves once justice center opens in June

Apr 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The public will likely get a first look inside the new Riverton justice center on June 19.
Fremont County Commissioners are aiming to hold a public dedication ... [more]

Car burglary suspect says 'not guilty;' second plea in different case

Apr 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two men pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in unrelated cases in Lander District Court on April 8.
Jeramie Vanzane Lewis, of Riverton, pleaded not guilty ... [more]

Setback rule for wells ups requirement to 500 feet

Apr 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has approved increasing the "setback" distance between oil and gas equipment and occupied structures to 500 ... [more]

Mid-Valley favored bidder on Willow Creek school

Apr 15, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees voted in favor of a contract with Mid-Valley General Contractors on Tuesday for the new Willow Creek ... [more]


Apr 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Casper College names new president
CASPER -- The Casper College Board of Trustees has selected Darren Divine as the school's new president.
Divine is ... [more]

Storm to deposit several inches of snow in basin

Apr 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The spring storm blowing through the Wind River Basin on Wednesday is expected to bring up to 7 inches of precipitation to the Riverton area, with as many as ... [more]

Air space training expansion could start by September

Apr 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  PIERRE, S.D. -- Federal officials are completing the final work required on a newly approved aerial training area over the northern plains, and military bombers ... [more]

The joy of brown bread

Apr 15, 2015 - By Christopher Borrelli, Tribune News Service:  For as long as I can remember, my favorite bread, the bread that I still crave above all breads, has come in a can.
It's called brown bread, or outside of ... [more]

Funding still not certain for CWC's ag facility, Jackson outreach center

Apr 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College will have to wait until the summer to find out whether additional state funding will be available for projects ... [more]


Apr 15, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In the March 12 Ranger, the page one story "Commissioners hear pitch on selling EMS to private firm" should have said revenues have ... [more]


Apr 14, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Sarah Purdum of Riverton and Darren Purdum of Riverton at 7:07 a.m. March 2 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

Panel of patients, doctors discuss cancer after film preview at CWC

Apr 14, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It's a malady that afflicts the entire planet, and the statistics are staggering. In the United States, one of every two men will be diagnosed with cancer, and ... [more]


Apr 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  UW facility to get $44M expansion
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming announced plans for a $44 million expansion and renovation of its athletic ... [more]

Fire restrictions in three counties

Apr 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  NEWCASTLE -- The Bureau of Land Management has imposed partial fire restrictions in Weston, Crook and Niobrara counties due to dry conditions and high fire ... [more]

Cheyenne woman shot; suspect is ex-boyfriend

Apr 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Laramie County prosecutors say jealousy may have been the motive in the weekend shooting death of a Cheyenne woman.
Court records say 26-year-old ... [more]

McGinity to step down next year as UW president

Apr 14, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity says he will step down from the job when his contract expires next year.
"The university needs ... [more]

City renews deal with county attorney for local prosecution, but at a lower price

Apr 14, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Amid decreasing case volume, the City of Riverton has renewed its contract with Fremont County for prosecuting attorney services in the Riverton Municipal ... [more]

County revenue likely to climb $350K in fiscal '16

Apr 14, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  About $350,000 more should flow into the county general fund in the coming fiscal year than in the current one, Fremont County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger ... [more]

Privatization, volunteers won't solve ambulance crisis, experts tell county

Apr 14, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Privatization and using more volunteers are not viable alternatives to sustain Fremont County Emergency Medical Services, consultants hired to assess the ... [more]


Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Anderson replacement named
CHEYENNE -- Brian Boner of Douglas took the oath of office at the State Capitol on Friday to become the newest member of the ... [more]

Rig count in state off one

Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 40 this week to 988 ... [more]

Federal review of Canada lynx to take longer than expected

Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Designations of critical habitat have been made in parts of Wyoming and five other states.

PORTLAND, Maine -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is ... [more]

The way it was: Bus garage fire -- 1983

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  There's never a good time for a property-damaging fire, but the flames that swept through Fremont County School District 1 bus garage in Lander 32 years ago ... [more]

WY Outside urging youths to explore outdoors

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  WY Outside is launching a new effort to connect Wyoming children and families with outdoor recreation in the state.
The WY Outside Challenge is hands-on, ... [more]