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Electric utility seeks rate hike affecting many in county

Mar 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton-area and Lander residents could see their electricity bills jump up $4.50 a month on average next year if a proposed price increase from Rocky ... [more]

Today

Mar 28, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Guilty plea by second Rails to Trails attacker" should have said Fremont County Attorney Michael ... [more]

Digest

Mar 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two more charged in Lusk killing
BOULDER, Colo. -- Two more men have been charged in the suspected drug-related killing of a Colorado man whose body was ... [more]

Warren officer fired amid nuke turmoil

Mar 28, 2014 - By Robert Burns, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior ... [more]

College expects little difficulty in complying with health law

Mar 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Human resources officials at Central Wyoming College say they won't have to change much to comply with the employer mandate as part of the federal Patient ... [more]

Winter employment slowdown normal, state analysts report

Mar 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Repeating its typical trend tied to the beginning of winter, Fremont County's unemployment rate worsened during the winter, rising from 5.1 percent in November ... [more]

FBI investigating 'suspicious' death in Ethete

Mar 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner was called at about 11:45 a.m. Thursday to a "suspicious person" call in Ethete, apparently a dead body.
Coroner Ed McAuslan on ... [more]

Man who stabbed brother after prison release getting eight to 10 years behind bars

Mar 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  George Wendall Moss was sentenced Thursday to eight to 10 years in prison for stabbing his brother in the fall, soon after he got out of federal prison for ... [more]

Air service woes frustrate FCAG, which urges more county assistance

Mar 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Lander Mayor Mike Wolf posed a telling question this month while speaking about Fremont County's air service.
"How can we discuss something that doesn't ... [more]

Today

Mar 27, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MARTINEZ

A daughter was born to Veronica Martinez, of Riverton, at 8:05 a.m. Feb. 20 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ... [more]

Digest

Mar 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW tuition increase weighed
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming trustees are considering increases in tuition and fees at the state's only four-year, ... [more]

Drillers entitled to repayment of lease funds if Wyo Range wells nixed, says BLM

Mar 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A U.S. Bureau of Land Management official says the government would need to repay $2.6 million to petroleum companies if the U.S. Forest Service ... [more]

Lottery boss says Wyoming tickets will go on sale in June

Mar 27, 2014 - By Becky Orr, McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- The leader of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation said Friday he is confident lottery tickets will go on sale in the state in June.
Jon Clontz, chief ... [more]

State audit gives high marks to WDE under Hill's tenure; Mead sees 'serious concerns'

Mar 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A highly anticipated audit of federal spending by Wyoming government agencies was released Wednesday, with the Wyoming Department of Education receiving high ... [more]

Colleagues recall John Philp as good-natured leader

Mar 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former three-term Fremont County commissioner died Friday at age 92.

Those who served with him remember former Fremont County Commissioner John ... [more]

Plans for elementary school taking shape

Mar 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  School officials and the invited public got a first look Tuesday at the proposed design for the planned K-3 elementary school for Fremont County School ... [more]

Guilty plea by second Rails to Trails attacker

Mar 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge has convicted the second defendant in the Rails to Trails attack of homicide and aggravated assault.
The defendant, Santana Mendoza, pleaded guilty ... [more]

Today

Mar 26, 2014 - Staff:  Births
LINDEN

A daughter was born to Casey Brown and Sam Linden, of Riverton, at 8:21 p.m. Jan. 8 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 4 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Mar 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Couple charged in more robberies
CASPER -- A couple accused of robbing a Casper bank in January have also been charged in the hold ups of banks in Rock ... [more]

Majority of Park County GOP votes to censure State Sen. Coe

Mar 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A longtime state senator who led the effort to strip power from Wyoming Superintendent Cindy Hill has narrowly survived a censure by fellow ... [more]

Treasurer Gordon to run for full term

Mar 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Appointed Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon will seek a full term.
He launched his campaign to continue holding that office on Monday.
Gordon ... [more]

Flood risk moderate to high along Wind River near city

Mar 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The risk of spring and early summer flooding in Fremont County is now considered moderate to high according to forecasting by federal hydrologist Jim Fahey, ... [more]

Kitchen grease fire spreads, destroys single-family home

Mar 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fire investigators say the fire that destroyed a single-family dwelling Monday evening began when grease ignited on the stove.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

State concedes unconstitutionality of Hill bill, hopes to preserve parts

Mar 26, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Lawyers for the state concede in a court filing that the bulk of a law passed last year that stripped most duties from the superintendent of public instruction ... [more]

DUI citations up for sheriff's office in '13; total calls up 4 percent

Mar 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Although the demand on its patrol deputies and dispatchers increased in 2013, the Fremont County sheriff's office managed to step up crime prevention efforts, ... [more]

Today

Mar 25, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CHENEY

Howard B. Cheney, 87, of Riverton, died Saturday, March 22, at home. Viewing and visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, ... [more]

Digest

Mar 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Another power plant closing
Black Hills Corp. has closed down a coal-fired power plant outside Gillette, a move the company says is in response to ... [more]

Murder suspect extradited from San Diego to Colorado

Mar 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BOULDER, Colo. -- One of the suspects in the shooting death of a Colorado man whose body was found in Wyoming has been extradited to Boulder, Colo.
The Boulder ... [more]

Park decides against using air guns to vaccinate bison

Mar 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone's chief scientist, David Hallac, has said vaccinations would cost $300,000 annually but do little to reduce infection rates.

HELENA, ... [more]

Proposed coal gas project would require reclassification of sub-surface water

Mar 25, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A project that would produce gas by oxidizing an underground coal seam will be the subject of a state Department of Environmental Quality public ... [more]