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Legislators to eye plan on expanded Medicaid

Nov 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown. Tribune News Service and wire reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state lawmakers to pass a new proposal that would extend health insurance to an estimated 17,600 low-income ... [more]

State, industry study prospect of mining Atlantic City ore again

Nov 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Once the largest private-sector employer in the Lander area, the mine has been out of operation for more than three decades.

More than 30 years after ... [more]

Cowboys jump back into action

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team continues a busy stretch of four games in eight days by hosting Stetson on Wednesday at 7 p.m. MT ... [more]

Two all-staters, four more all-conference for Wind River FB

Nov 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six Wind River High School Cougar football players have recognized with postseason awards.
Zach Noffsinger and Robert Buline represent WRHS on the Class 1-A ... [more]

Rustler men fade late in game, fall by 9 to LCCC

Nov 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In an early season junior college men's basketball rematch, the Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles overcame a sluggish start Tuesday night to pull ... [more]

County EMS partners with local groups to collect toys

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County EMS is partnering with Central Bank and Trust and the Community Food Bank of St. Thomas Episcopal Church to collect toys for children in need ... [more]

Snow, cold weather raise pipe, roof risks

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The sudden onset of unseasonably cold weather in Fremont County earlier led to frozen pipes and other complications at residences and businesses.
Winter ... [more]

Help available from various telephone hotlines may save holiday meals

Nov 26, 2014 - Tribune News Service:  Burnt turkey. Bland stuffing. Crumbly pie crust. Don't let these Thanksgiving nightmares become your reality.
The Butterball Turkey Talk Line: Talk to a real ... [more]

Easy Thanksgiving snacks can make everyone on time

Nov 26, 2014 - By S. Irene Virbila, Tribune News Services:  In Southern California, invite family and friends over for Thanksgiving and you never know exactly when they'll arrive. Some show up early, while you're still ... [more]

Vietnam veterans reunion scheduled for June in Casper

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Veterans Commission and key partner organizations are planning a statewide Wyoming Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Reunion for June 4 to June 7 in ... [more]

Wyoming 'Take it Outside' program one of two national BLM honorees

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Wyoming archaeologist is one of two national award winners for the Bureau of Land Management's "Excellence in Interpretation or Education" Awards.
Kierson ... [more]

Today

Nov 26, 2014 - Staff:  Births
GOODMAN

A daughter was born to Makayla Goodman of Riverton at 4:07 a.m. Oct. 19 at SageWest Health Care. The baby weighed 6.8 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bill encourages gas conversion
CHEYENNE -- A proposal endorsed by a legislative committee aims to help entice companies to build gas-to-liquid plants in ... [more]

Suit filed over long-standing federal coal lease program

Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Conservation groups sued the government Tuesday to force officials to undertake their first broad review of the federal coal-leasing program ... [more]

Lottery builds sponsor ties to state fair, Cowboy sports, Frontier Days

Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The new Wyoming lottery has made winners out of some players and a few venerable state institutions and events as well.
Since it began operations ... [more]

Snowpack rising but still below hefty levels in place a year ago

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The new readings do not take Tuesday's snowfall into account.

Late-autumn snowpack in the Wind River Basin crept closer to average levels last week ... [more]

Man killed in rural auto crash identified

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials have identified the 80-year-old Fremont County man who was found dead Monday afternoon at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Cedar Rim near ... [more]

College extends new president's contract for additional year

Nov 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to extend new president Cristobal Valdez's employment contract in a show of support for the ... [more]

Burglary case example of growing pill problem, say investigators

Nov 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The felony burglary case against an Ethete man chased out of a Riverton home by a woman wielding a garden hoe has been bound over to district court. ... [more]

Today

Nov 25, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Pollution cleanup finished at downtown lot" should have said the city paid roughly $81,000 to ... [more]

Experts say man killed by bear in Fremont County disturbed feeding

Nov 23, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September likely happened upon a bear ... [more]

Construction season over, city tallies up $12M in work

Nov 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton was busy all summer and took advantage of mild weather into November as crews hit the streets to fix and upgrade pavement, curbs and sewer ... [more]

Enzi to challenge for Senate budget chair

Nov 23, 2014 - By Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press:  The committee's chief responsibility is to draft a budget blueprint each year that sets parameters for follow-up legislation.

WASHINGTON -- Wyoming ... [more]

Collared Yellowstone wolf shows up in Arizona

Nov 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A female gray wolf from the Yellowstone area traveled hundreds of miles into northern Arizona, marking the species' first appearance in the ... [more]

Five Wolverines make all-state in Class 3-A football

Nov 23, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Bo Patterson and Dietrik Becker were named the 3-A East lineman and special teams players of the year.

Riverton High football players Bo Patterson, ... [more]

Weighing opportunities along the path

Nov 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Some choices you make for yourself, while others are made for you.

Coach Norman Dale faced the hostile crowd and finished the defense of his coaching ... [more]

Three elected to District 25 board take the oath of office

Nov 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sandy Barton, Larry Chouinard and Kevin Tippets took the oath of office Nov. 11 during the regular school board meeting. Outgoing Fremont County School ... [more]

CWC presents 'A Christmas Carol'

Nov 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College theater department will present Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" the first week of December.
Five evening shows will be shown ... [more]

Police look for juvenile suspects after a string of vehicle vandalisms

Nov 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police responded to a string of vehicle vandalisms in Riverton and are on the lookout for the perpetrators.
No one was hurt in any of the incidents, and ... [more]

The way it was: High school plans -- 1977

Nov 23, 2014 - Staff:  The oldest section of Riverton High School was nearing its 60th birthday in 1977, and plans to replace it had begun -- and at a new location.
The new school ... [more]