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Jan 28, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "County won't take more action on Bennett in Drennen's case" should have said Leroy Hoster was ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No change in state rigs
HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. ... [more]

Fine tuning continues on budget before session

Jan 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee voted Friday to reduce possible extra state compensation for counties that stand to lose ... [more]

The way it was: School shop fire -- 1957

Jan 27, 2014 - Staff:  The shop and agriculture building at Riverton High School was destroyed by fire 57 years ago this week.
The 10-year-old building stood just to the south of ... [more]

Digest

Jan 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  ­CWC extends contracts
Two top administrators at Central Wyoming College received contract extensions during the January board meeting at the ... [more]

CWC forensics team sending two to national tournament

Jan 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  Competing at a pair of tournaments at the University of Utah last weekend, the Central Wyoming College speech and debate team qualified a second student for a ... [more]

Internet reaching more entities on reservation

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Communications specialists gave lawmakers an update on the Wind River Indian Reservation's Internet connections during the Wyoming Legislature's Select ... [more]

Arapahoe School honorees recognized at board meeting

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The district's Impact Aid grant application also was placed on the agenda to receive input from attendees.

Fremont County School District 38 gave ... [more]

Rez hunters place second, inch closer to state finals

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  This year, Ted Rivera, Rv Hereford Jr. and Rv Hereford Sr. said they got serious about their hunting skills and they decided to enter the Wyoming Best of the ... [more]

County won't take more action on Bennett in Drennen's case

Jan 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has decided not to ask Wyoming Attorney General Gregory A. Phillips to re-examine the Gabriel Drennen case. The county board also ... [more]

RPD wants no part of new, standardized dispatch procedure

Jan 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials at the Riverton Police Department say they aren't interested in using the new, nationally standardized dispatch program recently purchased by the ... [more]

Girls get encouragement, advice at Saturday event

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Girls from Fremont County schools came together Saturday at Central Wyoming College to be a part of annual Girls Day Out events organized by the Soroptimist ... [more]

Baker fought weeds for 38 years

Jan 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county's longtime weed and pest supervisor retired in December after bringing many innovations to his field.

After 38 years of battling weeds, ... [more]

Libraries, museums weigh sharing internal work

Jan 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Maintenance and tech support positions are under discussion.

Members of the county library and museums boards are discussing the possibility of ... [more]

Council draws another letter of interest for vacancies

Jan 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A fourth Riverton resident has submitted interest in serving on the Riverton City Council, which has two vacancies.
Waylon Oldman's residence on the 1300 ... [more]

Charges dropped in meth case; lawyers fail to reach a deal

Jan 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Attorneys' mistakes left few options for continuing to prosecute the case against a Riverton man arrested during a county-wide drug bust in May, a judge has ... [more]

Teens' large 'junk wood' bonfire causes concern

Jan 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Firefighters extinguished a bonfire Tuesday evening that was causing some concern for residents north of Riverton.
A woman reported the blaze at about 9 p.m. ... [more]

Yellowbear's religion case sent back to original judge

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Andrew Yellowbear Jr. finally has won a court ruling.
A federal appeals court says a judge in Wyoming was wrong to dismiss the convicted child murderer's ... [more]

Digest

Jan 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Problem found with coal crusher
GILLETTE -- A Gillette-area coal mine had to temporarily stop work near one of its crushers because of a problem found ... [more]

Today

Jan 24, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursdays Ranger, the page five story "Spring to bring two new cafes" should have said the contractor Apodaca and Sons Construction has ... [more]

Writers gather at library for readings, support

Jan 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Poetic phrases filled a room Thursday at the Riverton Branch Library as writers from Fremont County participated in a night of readings.
The event was part ... [more]

Counties might be reimbursed for lost funds

Jan 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming should pay county governments to keep them whole if Congress cuts a longstanding program that compensates them for lost tax revenue on ... [more]

Injuries reported in four-car wreck

Jan 23, 2014 - Staff:  A four-car accident took place Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of East Pershing Avenue and North Federal Boulevard in Riverton, resulting in the arrest ... [more]

Today

Jan 23, 2014 - Staff:  Clarifications
Coverage of the Tad Barnson homicide and subsequent prosecution of brothers Alan and Vernon Brown for the crime has said that Barnson's ... [more]

Digest

Jan 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Another Dem enters Senate race
A second Democrat is getting into Wyoming's U.S. Senate race.
Rex Wilde of Cheyenne announced his candidacy Wednesday, ... [more]

Lawmaker will try for repeal of the 'Hill bill'

Jan 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A Rock Springs lawmaker says he will sponsor a bill to reverse the changes made to the state superintendent of public instruction office.
The GOP-controlled ... [more]

Water wells recovering amid energy slowdown

Jan 23, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- There may be a silver lining to the Powder River Basin's coal-bed methane bust: A new report shows water levels in some monitoring wells are rising ... [more]

Grief counselors working with students after teen's death

Jan 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A preliminary autopsy showed that Nathan Hatfield, 18, of Riverton, died Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Coroner Ed McAuslan said a gun was found ... [more]

Maintenance issues emerge at Riverton Branch Library

Jan 23, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Systems board of trustees is looking at ways to fund a maintenance issue concerning a drainage issue at the Riverton Branch ... [more]

No new applicants this week for city slots

Jan 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Martin Cannan, Phil Lavoie and former city councilman Lars Baker all announced their interest last week; the deadline is Jan. 31.

Anyone interested ... [more]