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Sheriff wants to restructure communications center

May 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker hopes to restructure his office's communications center so agencies using it contribute more funding and have more say in running it. ... [more]

Schools teaching bike, fire and school bus safety

May 15, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's public elementary schools host their annual bike rodeos until May 30.
Students will learn about bike safety, fall prevention, fire safety, ... [more]

Lower deficit actually could slow budget deal

May 15, 2013 - By Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press:  Republicans who fought tax increases for the wealthy argued that the move would not reduce the deficit, but it appears that it has.

WASHINGTON -- The ... [more]

City's dog problem needs to be 'brought under control'

May 15, 2013 - Karen Bellum, Riverton:  Editor:
I read in the paper on May 9 about the latest case of wild dogs running loose and doing damage.
This is a very major problem in Riverton. Dogs are ... [more]

Good problem and solution

May 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Beginning today, The Ranger has a second 'Community' page every week.

Here's a good problem for a newspaper to have: More local news than page one ... [more]

Digest

May 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Capitol dome being mapped
CHEYENNE -- A team of specialized workers has been rappelling down the gold-plated dome at the Wyoming Capitol this week. ... [more]

Enzi, Lummis launch legislation to restore state mineral payments

May 15, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The money amounts to $53 million in Wyoming alone.

CHEYENNE -- A bipartisan group of western lawmakers is pushing legislation in Washington to restore ... [more]

Wildlife hazards at Riverton Regional Airport to be checked

May 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  No black magpies or antelope will escape the close watch of careful wildlife biologists in the coming months at Riverton Regional Airport.
Personnel from ... [more]

Still no sign of missing man; canal to be lowered

May 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials planned to lower water levels in the Wyoming Canal on Wednesday morning to help in the search for Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete, who has been missing ... [more]

Shoshones describe big plan to grow casino site

May 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  More than 70 proposals to build the planned $38 million Shoshone Rose Casino expansion have been submitted as the tribe looks to upgrade its gaming facility ... [more]

Green appointed to clerk of court post

May 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Lander deputy clerk will fill the remaining portion of Katie Brodie Meredith's elected term.

The Fremont County Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday to ... [more]

Eight Wolverines head to state track in Casper

May 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The three Riverton girls will compete in a combined five events.

The Riverton Wolverines are sending eight track and field athletes to the Class 4-A ... [more]

Lander boys, girls both seeded No. 1 at state soccer

May 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Lander Valley High School Tigers teams move into the Class 3-A soccer state tournament in Jackson with No. 1 seeds.
At 9 a.m. Thursday, the LVHS girls ... [more]

Many title contenders from county schools at state track

May 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Perhaps the process of fracking isn't that much different from the pressure high levels of competition can bring. Both processes bring out the best in their ... [more]

Wolverine boys a contender for state 4-A soccer trophy

May 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton girls open at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Both the Riverton Wolverine boys and girls soccer teams are on their way to the Wyoming high school ... [more]

RMS band to perform Thursday

May 15, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Middle School band will perform its final concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College.
Doors ... [more]

Today

May 14, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Art students bring home the blue" should have said Katie Collins received the 3-Dimensional ... [more]

Arming teachers isn't the answer to school safety

May 14, 2013 - David Lieb, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading Mr. Saltsgaver's letter to the editor of April 26, I thought about what he had to say and decided to suggest an alternative view. I ... [more]

Job market still scarred

May 14, 2013 - By Kevin G. Hall, MCT Washington Bureau:  Don't let the soaring stock market and applause from politicians over a slight dip in the unemployment rate fool you. A deeper dive into government data ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three seasons in one
We had our last winter day a little more than a week ago, and we had our first summer day a couple of days ago, yet it is neither ... [more]

Digest

May 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hill says she's cooperating
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming public schools Superintendent Cindy Hill says she has cooperated with an inquiry into the operations of ... [more]

Extended unemployment benefits to be reduced under sequestration

May 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Anyone who starts collecting those emergency payments on or after May 26 will receive less money.

CHEYENNE -- Extended unemployment payments in ... [more]

Mead's developed energy policy over two years

May 14, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Among other things, it recommends creation of an "energy campus" in which different fuel sources could be blended in production.

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt ... [more]

April snows didn't make much of a dent in drought; firefighting funds dwindle

May 14, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming's snowpack saw some significant melting in the last week -- not good news considering the expected shortage of firefighting funds this year.
The ... [more]

Trailer suffers fire, smoke damage in Sunday blaze

May 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the incident; two fire trucks and eight firefighters reported to the scene.

Officials said a single-wide trailer home was ... [more]

Search for missing Ethete man now in fourth day

May 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue teams are looking for Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete, who was reported missing at about 1 p.m. Saturday from 532 Diversion Dam Road.
Initial ... [more]

Alcohol crisis center to merge July 1 with Sheridan organization

May 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The merger has been confirmed and on July 1, the Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies organization will take ownership of the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis ... [more]

Three Fremont County players in field for Open qualifier at Riverton course

May 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  P.J. Thomas and Easton Paxton are two Riverton golfers in the field for the U.S. Open qualifying round Wednesday at the Riverton Country Club.
Thomas played ... [more]

Request for 'mini' was a good sign for runner at regional track meet

May 14, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian's venerable track coach, Chico Her Many Horses, often brings cultural and historical images to his runners.
If a WIHS Chief is on the track, ... [more]

Rafferty 'more and more excited' about CWC coaching job

May 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Pat Rafferty has a plan of attack for keeping the Central Wyoming College men's basketball program at a high level.
Rafferty was named coach of the ... [more]