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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]


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]

Former UW lineman Rains seeks NFL career with Broncos

May 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- During his three years in Laramie, Connor Rains never made the short trek to Denver for a Broncos game.
In a few short months, he could get that ... [more]

RHS soccer teams host Evanston on Monday in rescheduled matches

May 10, 2015 - Staff:  The RHS girls start at 5 p.m. followed by the boys in a doubleheader.

The Riverton Wolverines complete their home soccer schedule Monday night with a ... [more]

Brock meet canceled, so teams flock to Thermop

May 10, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Normally host to 12-15teams, the Bobcat Invitational swelled to 22 teams on Friday.

A late spring storm hit central Wyoming and made track and field ... [more]

Big day for LVHS boys in win over Panthers

May 10, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  An offensive explosion Friday night put the Lander Tigers back on the winning track in Class 3-A boys soccer with a 6-0 win against the Powell Panthers at ... [more]

Meeks to join her sister on soccer team at NWCC

May 10, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  When Mak Meeks was playing on an under-8 soccer team for the Lander Strikers, the coaches moved her back as a defender.
Now Meeks, a senior for the Lander ... [more]

Pictures of huge Interstate 80 wreck site didn't do it justice

May 10, 2015 - Kristine Merrill, Lander:  Editor:
I drove past the big wrecks on Interstate 80 in April in the other lane. I could hardly believe my eyes. No pictures I saw in the news media did it ... [more]

District 38 leader says he was fired 'without cause'

May 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  No reason has been provided officially for the dismissal of Tim Stathis as superintendent of Fremont County School District 38 in Arapahoe. Stathis was ... [more]

Nevaeh Rain Eko Lloyd

May 10, 2015 - Staff:  A prayer service for infant Nevaeh Rain Eko Lloyd is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton.
She was born Wednesday, May 6, at ... [more]

Stacks and scrubbers

May 10, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  A big oil refinery is going try to comply with new pollution rules

Last week the owners of the big HollyFrontier oil refinery in Cheyenne announced  ... [more]

Award-winning documentary on local teepee to premiere at casino

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's Indian School will premiere its award-winning documentary, "Listening for a New Day: The Making of an Arapaho Buffalo Hide Tipi," Tuesday and ... [more]

The way it was: Championship season -- 2001

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College was nearing the end of a great rodeo season 15 years ago this week. Hosting their home rodeo, the Rustler Roundup, coach Rick Smith's ... [more]

State taking control of two troubled nursing homes

May 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Health is taking over temporary management of troubled nursing homes in Rock Springs and Saratoga, state officials ... [more]

Inmate who died in Torrington prison had Riverton ties

May 10, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  A former Riverton resident serving time at the medium-security prison in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness.
Department officials say 55-year-old ... [more]

Rails to Trails killer finishes work camp, seeks reduction

May 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A convicted killer is asking a judge to reduce his sentence to allow him out on probation.
Santana Mendoza, 17, is serving a sentence of 12 to 18 years in ... [more]

WyDOT cautioning motorcyclists about highway construction

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  All drivers should expect traffic delays of up to 20 minutes.

Asphalt milling is scheduled to begin Monday on a highway and bridge improvement ... [more]

Teen artist's work now on display at college

May 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new version of the Wyoming bucking horse and rider is on display at Central Wyoming College.
The iconic image, however, now includes a war bonnet.
The ... [more]

CWC, NWS hosting Men in Science Conference on Tuesday

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Young men from the region's middle and high schools will converge Tuesday at Central Wyoming College to participate in workshops presented by men involved in ... [more]

Cancer spreads inside the body and out

May 10, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  The Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies -- A Biography of Cancer" is a riveting work full of triumph and tragedy.

Physician and ... [more]

City approves money from reserves to buy pothole machine

May 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has voted to purchase a pothole-filling machine, despite worries over how the city would pay for it.
Riverton had been renting the ... [more]

Museums present kid friendly activities

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Children ages 7 to 14 years old can play pioneer games and learn to make a hide painting during events Friday and Saturday at two Fremont County museums.
The ... [more]

Plea deal expected in death of UW student

May 10, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- The suspect in the death of a University of Wyoming student from Lander is expected to plead guilty to manslaughter next month in exchange for a ... [more]

CWC grads married while in school; both got associate diplomas Friday

May 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College graduated 215 students this year, and many of them celebrated the achievement Friday night at the school's commencement.
For one ... [more]


May 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Two killed when SUV rolls into creek
SMOOT -- Authorities are investigating after an SUV rolled into a creek, killing two men near the small western ... [more]

WRHS names dozens to third-quarter honor roll

May 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School has announced the students named to the third-quarter honor roll.

Principal's list
Ninth grade

Cole Nelson
10th ... [more]