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Aug 12, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the photo with the page one story "Finished, but not quite ready" should have said J.R. Oakley photographed the Green ... [more]

Wyoming students exempt from vaccines down in 2013

Aug 12, 2014 - By Aerin Curtis, McClatchy Newspapers:  The numbers of students who take the necessary vaccinations for public schools went up in 2013.
But the figures for students who aren't vaccinated either for ... [more]

Digest

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State treasurer debates Redo
Incumbent Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon emphasized in a debate Monday in Riverton that Wyoming's multi-billion dollar ... [more]

Study: Wyoming has more insured drivers

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A new study finds that about 35,800 motorists, or 8.7 percent, are uninsured in Wyoming.
The study by the Insurance Research Council says Wyoming ... [more]

Feds nix protection for wolverines

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights ... [more]

Yellowstone visits up 6 percent for year

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bus tours represent the biggest portion of the increased visitation.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The National Park Service says visitation to ... [more]

Great Lakes losing co-op agreement with Frontier

Aug 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes Airlines is to lose its code-share status with Frontier Airlines on Oct. 1. The change could spell inconveniences and higher fares for some ... [more]

Haynes stays out of fray at forum

Aug 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Taylor Haynes claims to have received more education than anyone who has ever sought the office of governor of Wyoming.
The Republican candidate earned his ... [more]

Hill jabs Mead in debate

Aug 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  There was no love lost between Republican governor candidates Cindy Hill and incumbent Matt Mead during Monday night's debate at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Brooks Lake Road closure hours change

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Brooks Lake Road, Forest Road 515, will be closed periodically for the next three weeks. Crews are working to replace a culvert that failed recently.
The ... [more]

As primary nears, Mead on state tour

Aug 11, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  When he ran for governor four years ago, Matt Mead put 100,000 miles on a new SUV, and 40,000 on another.
He won't match that in his re-election bid, but ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Sheriff

Aug 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Police Department captain Mark Stone will take on three-term incumbent Sheriff Skip Hornecker in the Republican primary election Aug. ... [more]

Wild horse, burro advisory board to meet in Riverton

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's National Wild Horse and Burro advisory board will meet Aug. 25 in Riverton to discuss issues relating to the management and ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man wants reduced sentence
CASPER -- The attorney for a man imprisoned for a crash that killed two people wants a judge to reduce his sentence, saying ... [more]

Brubaker, other Libertarians file for office; school candidates as well

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Libertarian candidates filed for a wide slate of state offices Friday, including one from Riverton.
Richard Brubaker submitted proper fees and paperwork for ... [more]

The way it was: Tie hack supper -- 1918

Aug 11, 2014 - Staff:  Fremont County's famed industry of yore, the tie drive, ran from 1916 to 1946, when 11 million railroad ties were cut in the forests above Dubois, floated down ... [more]

Centenarian to give personal history of Dunoir Valley

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Dubois resident will speak in the Wind River Lives and Legacies series.

Esther Pickett Wells, a 103-year-old Dubois resident, will be the ... [more]

Organizers seek input on Sand Creek commemoration plans

Aug 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents are invited to help plan the upcoming commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre during a meeting Wednesday at the Great ... [more]

Digest

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Museum to mark city anniversary
The Riverton Museum will celebrate the city's 108th birthday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16.
The celebration will ... [more]

Cave excavation drawing high interest from paleontologists

Aug 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- North American lions, cheetahs and short-faced bears: Those are just a few fearsome critters from 25,000 years ago paleontologists already might ... [more]

Finished, but not quite ready

Aug 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Green Mountain campground won't be opened until next year

Construction is finished on Fremont County's rebuilt Green Mountain campground, but the ... [more]

Today

Aug 8, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page six photo "Soccer moves" should have said 7-year-old Landon Justice deflected the ball Tuesday.
In ... [more]

Road work next week on BLM road in county

Aug 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office will be improving portions of the Hudson-Atlantic City Road from Sunday to Friday. Travelers are advised to ... [more]

Digest

Aug 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State regulators OK wind farm
A wind farm that could become the largest wind energy project in the U.S. has received approval from state regulators but ... [more]

Newspaper sues over charge for public records

Aug 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Tribune Eagle has filed suit seeking to block Laramie County School District 1 from charging to make public records available for ... [more]

Rangers still looking for drone that sank in park hot spring

Aug 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Rangers have not been able to spot the drone that crashed and sank in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park last weekend.
"We ... [more]

Balow seeks GOP nod for state schools superintendent

Aug 8, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Republican Jill Balow is part of the sizable field of candidates running for Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The 43-year-old Laramie resident ... [more]

Fire district candidates among new hopefuls filing for general election

Aug 8, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The second day of filing for non-primary offices in the general election saw an increase in candidates for county fire district positions.
Filing began on ... [more]

Deferred sage grouse acreage bigger than two national parks

Aug 8, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services faces a 2015 deadline to decide the bird's status for federal protection.

The total area of federal oil and gas ... [more]

Lab holding evidence in murder case; trial date nears

Aug 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local prosecutors say the State Crime Laboratory has delayed returning evidence and analysis in a Fremont County murder case.
The setback could spell ... [more]