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State planning 'property grab' by ordering closure of Thermop pool

Apr 23, 2014 - Save the Teepee Pools, Thermopolis:  Editor:
On Thursday April 10, citizens of Thermopolis found out that the state parks department would be making a property grab. The Tepee Pools in Hot ... [more]

Consider the poet

Apr 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Once a year, it's an enriching effort

There are no ticker tape parades for National Poetry Month, no television specials, $10,000 per plate banquets ... [more]

Digest

Apr 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teapot Dome oil reserve for sale
DENVER -- Teapot Dome, the Wyoming federal oil reserve that was at the root of a 1920s political scandal, is up for ... [more]

Legal battle on horses continues

Apr 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wild horse advocacy groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling that denied their challenge to the government's management of the Pryor ... [more]

Governor will hear Thermop pool's position

Apr 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead plans to hear from Thermopolis residents Saturday regarding their concerns about operations at Hot Springs State Park following his ... [more]

County votes to begin bidding process for Riverton justice center construction

Apr 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Construction on the Riverton justice center could begin this summer after Fremont County Commissioners approved going to bid on the project April 28. The ... [more]

WyoLotto aims to go live in August

Apr 23, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  A workshop for businesses interested in selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets will be Thursday in Riverton.

Wyoming Lottery Corporation chief ... [more]

Democrat enters race in HD33

Apr 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Democrat has announced her candidacy for the state representative seat in House District 33.
Andrea "Andi" A. Clifford, a Northern Arapaho tribal member and ... [more]

Solid waste board cuts hours at three county facilities

Apr 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board has approved a raft of changes designed to cut costs, including reducing hours at the Riverton, Lander ... [more]

Eugenia 'Jeannie' Mae Groathouse

Apr 23, 2014 - Staff:  Eugenia "Jeannie" Mae Groathouse, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Glenrock, surrounded by family. She was 65 years old.
Services will be at a ... [more]

Shoshoni Wrangler track teams hitting top form

Apr 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni High School Wranglers boys track and field team is starting to find the right formula under coach Brady Slack.
SHS is fresh off winning the Wind ... [more]

Sid Finch, April 1, and Adjusto Turf in RHS red

Apr 22, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Do you remember the "Curious Case of Sid Finch"?
Written by George Plimpton for publication on April 1, 1985, the Sports Illustrated story profiled an ... [more]

County wrestlers among best at statewide USA tournament

Apr 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Fremont County wrestlers won all three divisions last week in Casper at the USA state event.
Riverton's Dino Baldes finished first in the schoolboy ... [more]

Prosecutor not running again

Apr 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Longtime Albany County Attorney Richard C. Bohling says he won't seek re-election.
Bohling made the announcement Saturday.
The Republican ... [more]

Today

Apr 22, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the cutline for the page one photo "Egg count" should have said Nevaeh White sampled the treats she acquired during the ... [more]

Scholarships available to Wyoming students

Apr 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Students from Wyoming may apply for fall semester scholarships from the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation. The deadline is May 1.
The foundation says it is ... [more]

Highway cable barriers could save lives

Apr 22, 2014 - By Curtis Tate, MCT Washington Bureau:  Missouri and North Carolina, which have installed the barriers on parts or all of their interstate highways, have seen cross-median fatalities cut by as ... [more]

Confusion exists over men with the same name

Apr 22, 2014 - Wade G. LeBeau, Lander:  Editor:
I, Wade G. LeBeau, am writing to clarify any confusion concerning my identity and viewpoint. Many of you know me by my painting and construction ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Easter weekend
The happiest Easter Sundays in memory for most of us are those from childhood, reminiscent of grandparents, green grass and sunshine. Ma ... [more]

Digest

Apr 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Landslide plan changes
JACKSON -- Officials in Jackson are hoping a mound of dirt and rock will stop a slow-moving landslide from destroying a two-story ... [more]

Snow keeping some BT forest areas closed longer than anticipated

Apr 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The plentiful snow that fell in northwestern Wyoming this winter could keep some popular areas of the Bridger-Teton National Forest closed longer ... [more]

Hill back in the saddle at WDE; Crandall stays on during the transition

Apr 22, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill returned to the Department of Education on Monday. Her return ends nearly 15 months of exile ... [more]

Tribal check distribution has law departments on high alert

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Law enforcement officials throughout Fremont County have been preparing for a potential increase in criminal activity due to the distribution of oil and gas ... [more]

City considers detox ownership request; no simple answer found

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The center's operators would like to acquire the building from the City of Riverton, but a simple transfer of deed is not permissible.

The city of ... [more]

Teachers say 'spiral' science method could improve student scores, retention

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Middle School teacher Aziz Waheed is proposing changes to the school's science program.
He explained his idea to the Fremont County School District ... [more]

Petition would halt removal of Shoshone councilmen

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone tribal members showed support in a petition that circulated last week asking the Eastern Shoshone Business Council to place a stay on actions ... [more]

Land values up, which means property taxes rising this year as well

Apr 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Farmers and ranchers can expect to see a bigger number on their notices of property value arriving in the mail this week from the Fremont County Assessor's ... [more]

Nadine Gustin

Apr 21, 2014 - Staff:  Nadine Gustin, of Kinnear, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 85 years old.
A viewing will be 4 p.m. to 6 ... [more]

Thornton makes big plays for UW in spring game

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Tom Thornton was flying.
Late in the third quarter of Wyoming's spring game inside War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, the sophomore quarterback took a snap, ... [more]

Tigers down Rawlins, Star Valley

Apr 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two victories started off the Lander Tigers boys soccer homestand in a span of three days.
Lander opened the stretch with a 5-0 conference win over the ... [more]