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Water study at Pavillion gas field nears

Jun 6, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  State officials planning to meet with homeowners affected by tainted groundwater in a Fremont County gas field have finished one investigation and are wrapping ... [more]

Pros swap ideas for programs using Health and Science Center

Jun 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local health professionals are looking for collaboration opportunities at the new Central Wyoming College Health and Science Center.
At a meeting on campus ... [more]

City closes in on new public works director

Jun 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council and members of the public met the only finalist for the position of public works director this week.
A meet-and-greet with Kyle ... [more]

Note to our readers

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff:  Currently we are unable to upload individual stories to DailyRanger.com, but we hope to be back to our full strength on Monday.
In the meantime, please ... [more]

Campground remodel may include bathroom

Jun 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The addition originally was slated for the second phase of construction at Green Mountain.

Campers at Fremont County's Green Mountain Campground ... [more]

Airport asks county for added FY15 funds

Jun 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some outside groups are asking Fremont County for more money this budget cycle. Fremont County Commissioners are working on the county budget for the coming ... [more]

State OKs funds for justice center

Jun 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On its second try, Fremont County got state funding for the Riverton justice center -- and then some.
The State Loan and Investments Board on Thursday morning ... [more]

Council reconsidering trash issue

Jun 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to reconsider its May 20 decision requiring residents to use rollout containers instead of alley dumpsters ... [more]

Twelve earn degrees from tribal college

Jun 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Tribal College in Ethete graduated 12 students this year and celebrated their achievements in a special ceremony Friday at the Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Today

Jun 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
TRUJILLO

A son was born to Tasha and Joseph Trujillo, of Riverton, at 2:26 p.m. April 2, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Today

Jun 4, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SMITH

A son was born to Jennifer and Nathan Smith, of Riverton, at 3:21 p.m. April 10, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Bennett touts changes he has made in attorney's office

Jun 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett painted himself as a reformer at a rally last week formally kicking off his electoral campaign. Several local political ... [more]

Point system for liquor store compliance explored locally

Jun 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Officials from Casper shared information in Riverton about a demerit point system they use to identify violations from liquor license holders.
Several groups ... [more]

Thursday decision due on state part of justice center; budget growing

Jun 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Factoring in all of the project's costs, bids opened May 22 put the Riverton justice center $400,000 to $500,000 over budget, Fremont County Commissioner ... [more]

Today

Jun 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SHUGART

A daughter was born to Sarah Shugart, of Riverton, and Richard Shugart, of Lander, at 10:51 a.m. May 3, 2014, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Hospitals report low infection rate

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The SageWest Health Care facilities in Riverton and Lander have been recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health-Wyoming and Wyoming Department of Health for ... [more]

Tribal health targeting men and youth in new programs

Jun 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health has implemented two new programs with the intent to target specific groups on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Eastern ... [more]

Circle of Friends helps survivors of suicide attempts

Jun 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Circle of Friends seeks to provide free support to those who have survived suicide attempts.
The group's founder, Duffy Glasgow, said 95 ... [more]

Digest

Jun 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Hotel roof blows off during storm
JACKSON -- A storm that blew through Jackson Hole on Saturday ripped a newly installed metal roof off of a hotel. No ... [more]

Earthquake swarm noted in Yellowstone Park

Jun 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Seismographs have picked up a swarm of earthquakes in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park, including dozens early ... [more]

Emergency workers packing up after worst of North Platte flooding recedes near Saratoga

Jun 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Most crews are heading home after filling tens of thousands of sandbags that protected the town of Saratoga and other areas from recent ... [more]

Strong support from industry for GIS at CWC

Jun 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than 40 area industry representatives say they are interested in the new Geospatial Information System credentials that will be available at Central ... [more]

River drops below flood stage; rising water predicted

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  National Weather Service flood warnings remain in effect this week for the Wind River near Dubois.
The waterway crested at about 5.3 feet at 6:15 a.m. Friday ... [more]

Primary filing season ends

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Three more Republicans filed Friday to challenge U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., this election season: Thomas Bleming of Lusk, Arthur Bruce Clifton of Cheyenne ... [more]

State leaders quick to blast EPA's new carbon emission requirements

Jun 3, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead said he will "fight for coal" if he has to amid proposed new regulations that would cut greenhouse emissions from power plants.
Meanwhile, ... [more]

Committee weighs using 1 percent tax funds to buy pothole-repairing machine

Jun 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee has asked the City of Riverton to hold off on buying a machine used to repair potholes.
Last year, FORCC saw a ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Lummis faces token opposition
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis drew just one Democratic opponent by Friday's registration deadline: an ... [more]

Varied reaction in Cheyenne to Shinseki resignation

Jun 2, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Local veterans had mixed reactions over the resignation Friday of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, who left the position amid a growing ... [more]

Teen drivers cited in separate accidents

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two traffic accidents on Fremont County highways over the Memorial Day weekend involved drivers in their teens.
No one was seriously injured in either ... [more]

Now 96, past Rawlins nurse saw the world in career

Jun 2, 2014 - By Han Cheung, Rawlins Daily Times:  Lillian Turner, a 96-year-old recent arrival at Rawlins Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation from Primrose Retirement Community in Casper, is not a stranger to ... [more]