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Apr 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Elk die when ice breaks
JACKSON -- Wildlife officials say more than 30 elk died after they fell through the ice on Palisades Reservoir, which straddles ... [more]

University chief stresses value of cooperation with Cheyenne

Apr 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A strong relationship with Cheyenne may be key to maintaining and improving the University of Wyoming.
Economic development and partnerships with ... [more]

The way it was: Paving preparation -- 1956

Apr 5, 2015 - Staff:  Riverton was being transformed in the mid-1950s due to the huge uranium discoveries east of town. The population was growing fast, and many civic improvements ... [more]

Smithsonian adds Arapaho art to permanent collection

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An art piece by Northern Arapaho artist Robert Martinez will find its permanent home this month at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in ... [more]

Hunter takes world-record elk with crossbow

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It is not easy setting a world record.
Albert Henderson found that out the hard way in September when he used a crossbow to harvest a monster bull elk on ... [more]

Bagpiper to perform, speak at museum event in Lander

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  "Fremont County's Scottish Heritage" is the second program in the Discovery Speakers Series.
The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fremont County ... [more]

Two schools added to bike rodeo season roster

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Injury Prevention Resources has added two private schools to its annual bike and safety rodeo season.
The countywide rotation now includes St. Margaret's and ... [more]

College OKs renewed tax mill levy for BOCHES

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees is planning to renew the half-mill levy that funds the Fremont County Board of Cooperative Higher Education ... [more]

'Ambulance tax' possible, but complicated, for county

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Options will be aired publicly in a consultant's report set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the county courthouse in Lander.

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Jobless rate better in February; labor force tally improves

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  After slumping as the new year began, Fremont County's job market brightened across the board in February.
The improvements weren't spectacular, but they did ... [more]

Crack in new Federal slab; replacement starts Tuesday

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The jackhammers will return Tuesday on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton. A crack that stretches from one side of the newly paved road to the other end near ... [more]

School exposes youths to Arapaho language

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Teachers at a school in Arapaho told their students to go outside for an Easter activity, but there was a twist: The pre-schoolers heard the directions in ... [more]

Today

Apr 3, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, a page A-7 cutline should have said Kevin Monteith with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the ... [more]

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Apr 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers set ed study topics
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers will be fine tuning the school funding model and studying 11 education topics over the ... [more]

High court upholds ban imposed on unlicensed ranch that took in youth

Apr 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The key issue before the justices was whether the Triangle Cross Boys Ranch near Clark offered therapeutic services and, therefore, needed to be ... [more]

UW dean searches nearly done

Apr 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Four high-ranking administrators departed during the short, rocky administration of former president Robert Sternberg.

LARAMIE -- The University of ... [more]

NASA: Snow in Wind River Range melting weeks earlier

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Snow is melting off the Wind River mountains 16 days earlier in the season than it did in the 1990s, a recent NASA study found.
Changes to the timing of ... [more]

Funding to assist Arapahoe kids in District 25 doubling

Apr 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board of trustees has approved an award of about $175,000 from Fremont County School District 38 for Riverton's Arapahoe Instruction Grant. ... [more]

Court ruling on bail sparked by county cases

Apr 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Judges now can demand that criminal defendants post their bail in cash, according to a recent Wyoming Supreme Court decision. The practice is common in ... [more]

Pot seizure may be part of larger case

Apr 3, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation requested the help of the Lander Police Department in closing the 200 block of Jefferson Street in Lander on ... [more]

CWC faculty aging; surge of retirements expected to continue

Apr 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The human resources department at Central Wyoming College is anticipating a continued string of retirements from the school in the coming years.
"The aging ... [more]

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Apr 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Boat inspection training set
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is beginning to offer watercraft and equipment inspection and ... [more]

Board starts on science standards

Apr 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Board of Education has reopened and expanded the task force assigned to review the state's K-12 science standards.
This the second ... [more]

Governors tout conservation efforts in West for sage grouse

Apr 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming's Matt Mead has been a leader in seeking alternatives to full endangered-species listing.

BOISE, Idaho -- A group of western-state governors ... [more]

College's new Lander center on track for fall occupancy

Apr 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Work is progressing on schedule at the site of the new Central Wyoming College Lander Center, 120 Leedy Blvd.
Ron Granger, CWC's vice president for ... [more]

Tax for ambulance service? Options to be aired at county session Tuesday

Apr 2, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  By the end of just about any meeting on the suffering finances of Fremont County Emergency Medical services, a resident in attendance asks a basic ... [more]

Man killed Wednesday in truck rollover

Apr 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton resident died Wednesday at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Sand Draw (Wyoming Highway 135) east of town.
Reports state Daniel William ... [more]

Superintendent at Arapahoe out immediately

Apr 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 38 curriculum director Kenneth Crowson has been asked to step in as the interim superintendent for the Arapahoe schools.
The ... [more]

Basin snowpack dips to 68 percent; still time for a rebound

Apr 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Basin drainage level has been falling steadily all year after registering at or about 100 percent in the late fall and early ... [more]

Today

Apr 2, 2015 - Staff:  Births
BOTT

A daughter was born to Kara Bott of Riverton and Drew Bott of Riverton at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 25 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby ... [more]