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May 15, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BELL

Alyse L. Bell, 75, of Glenrock, died Wednesday, May 13, at her home. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at St. ... [more]

Digest

May 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  UW plans open search for president
CASPER -- The University of Wyoming's next president will come from a pool of publicly identified finalists who will ... [more]

High court sides with newspaper in meetings case

May 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court sided Thursday with The Sheridan Press in the newspaper's effort to report on planning for a multipurpose center, ruling ... [more]

Couple pleads not guilty to child abuse charges

May 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  A trial date has not been set for the Casper residents.

CASPER -- A Casper couple have denied charges that they abused their 9-year-old daughter by ... [more]

First class graduates from rez college program

May 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Nine students received their diplomas May 3 at the Wind River Hotel and Casino during a graduation ceremony that recognized the first cohort of students to ... [more]

Suspicious substance in envelope spurs evacuation of Riverton court

May 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in an incident involving a white, powdery substance that was sent to the Riverton courthouse Thursday afternoon.
The substance later was ... [more]

Director of library system steps down

May 15, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The board of trustees has approved a search committee for a new leader.

The Fremont County Library System has approved a search committee for a new ... [more]

Spring active time for bears; wildlife officials urge caution

May 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wildlife officials are reminding forest users to be extra mindful of bear activity during the spring, when the animals are especially active.
"They're ... [more]

Employer of man killed by bear faces $15,000 in fines

May 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The ecological consulting firm Nature's Capital has been cited and fined more than $15,000 in connection with the September death of its employee Adam Stewart, ... [more]

Snowpack improves; figure about half of last year's percentage

May 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  The snow-water equivalent for the Wind River Basin is back in the 60th percentile this week after dipping below 50 percent last week.
Hydrologists had ... [more]

Planned District 25 budget will stick with pay raises for workers

May 14, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Dips in state revenue are expected to have a bigger effect on the district budget next year.

The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees ... [more]

Digest

May 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Missing man killed in ATV wreck
CODY -- Authorities say a Hot Springs County man who was last seen May 6 died in an ATV accident while he was looking ... [more]

Trial dates set in three sexual assault cases

May 14, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Trials are scheduled for Sept. 21 in similar but unrelated child sex abuse cases for three Fremont County men.
District Court Judge Norman E. Young set the ... [more]

Cunningham ending long UW Extension tenure

May 14, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  After serving 38 years to the day as the University of Wyoming Extension School's senior profitable and sustainable agricultural systems educator, Ron ... [more]

Montana wants same wolf hunt rules

May 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Montana wildlife officials want to keep the existing rules in place for the upcoming wolf hunting and trapping season, saying they think ... [more]

Today

May 14, 2015 - Staff:  Community calendar
THURSDAY
"The Sound of Music"
is at 7 p.m. at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave., ... [more]

Sentencing in old case to proceed

May 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A motion to delay the sentencing for a Laramie man convicted of attempted rape for a 1972 attack has been denied.
A District Court judge Monday ... [more]

Torrington to lose 70 sugar jobs at plant

May 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- The Western Sugar Cooperative intends to expand the production capacity at plants in Nebraska and Colorado while reducing its Torrington ... [more]

Chef writes cookbooks full of flavorful dishes

May 13, 2015 - By Marlene Parrish, Tribune News Service:  Hey, guys. This one's for you. You know who you are, you know what you like, and when you're in the kitchen, you don't dabble or mess around -- you cook.
You ... [more]

Digest

May 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Trustees OK new Gillette school
GILLETTE -- A second high school is expected to open in Gillette in fall 2017.
Campbell County school trustees voted ... [more]

Coordinated state program will promote job advantages to returners

May 13, 2015 - By Trevor Brown, Tribune News Service:  Gov. Matt Mead has a message for young workers who have left Wyoming: Come home.
Mead and other state officials held a news conference Monday to launch ... [more]

Fire chars shop and equipment

May 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The structure included two shops, a mechanics bay, an office area and a second-story apartment complex, which was vacant.

A shop full of equipment ... [more]

Willow Creek school breaks ground May 28

May 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Willow Creek Elementary in Riverton is set to take place at 2 p.m. May 28 at 1200 E. Monroe Ave., where the school will ... [more]

Bar and grill liquor license is city's first; airport eatery available again

May 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has granted its only bar and grill liquor license to business owner Patricia Fullmer, who opened the mafia-themed restaurant Main ... [more]

RHS musical to open Thursday for three shows

May 13, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School Drama Club performs Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

New lawyers ordered for defendants in big meth case

May 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton Circuit Court was packed on Monday, with two extra folding tables and a dozen more chairs in place than normal to accommodate the nine defendants and ... [more]

Today

May 13, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
ADDISON

Ardith June Addison, 63, died Sunday, May 10, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. An evening service and wake will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Today

May 12, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page five story "Group helping artists on rez with business goals" should have said the Wyoming Women's Business ... [more]

Voters question officials on tax possibilities to shore up EMS services

May 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four public forums around the county this month have given residents a chance to ask questions about Fremont County Emergency Service's financial ... [more]

Suspect in decapitation murder denied bail

May 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Bail has been denied for one of three people charged in the death of a 30-year-old man who was found decapitated in northern Wyoming.
Sandra Garcia, ... [more]