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Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Enzi heads budget committee
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has been formally elected chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.
Enzi ... [more]

Wrecks, slide-offs, snow snarl I-90 in Wyoming

Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BUFFALO -- One person was seriously hurt and several others injured as blowing snow contributed to a series of accidents on Interstate 90 in northern ... [more]

Teen convicted of strangling Nebraska guard seeks new trial

Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A lawyer for a Wyoming teenager convicted of the 2014 strangulation of a western Nebraska jailer will argue for a new trial at a hearing ... [more]

Tribes to participate in Cobell land buy-back program

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes are joining roughly 40 other American Indian communities who are now part of the federal government's Land ... [more]

Coroner: Homeless man died of complications from intoxication

Jan 9, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have determined Michael J. Anderson, 35, of Riverton, died of complications from "severe" intoxication and hypothermia.
Anderson was found dead Dec. ... [more]

Allen studying bills, procedure before Legislature

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, for Wyoming House District 33 is entering the legislative arena again after a 10-year hiatus from Wyoming politics. The Wyoming ... [more]

States say rez boundary ruling needs full review

Jan 9, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The states maintain that applying federal common law principles to historical facts is outside the EPA's area of expertise.

CHEYENNE -- Ten states are ... [more]

State commission OKs District 25 request for more space in new school

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Schools Facilities Commission has approved the Riverton school board's request for additional space in the new K-3 school to accommodate the ... [more]

Case crafting six bills for state Legislature

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The senator is sponsoring legislation that addresses vehicle identification number checks, burglary charges and industrial sitings.

Lander's state ... [more]

Man charged with vehicular homicide in November wreck

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The autopsy showed Carolyn M. Whitman, of Riverton, died from complications of injuries suffered in the collision.

The Riverton Police Department has ... [more]

Ex-teacher pleads guilty in sexual abuse of girl

Jan 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Ray James Moore, 25, was also a girls basketball coach at Rock River School.

LARAMIE -- A former physical education teacher at Rock River School ... [more]


Jan 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Voters receiving cancellation notices
CHEYENNE -- Registered voters in Wyoming who did not cast a ballot in November's general election are receiving ... [more]


Jan 8, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Keith Owen Tanner, 62, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, following a brief illness. Cremation has taken place, and there will ... [more]

Autopsy says woman died from dog attack

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have concluded that no humans were involved in the November death of Deanne L. Coando-Tyvonnes, 40, of Fort Washakie.
Coando-Tyvonnes was found ... [more]

County crews clear snow slide

Jan 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- Sheridan County crews have cleared a path through deep snows that slid across a road popular with local snowmobilers.
Sheridan County road and ... [more]

Riverton police searching for escaped suspect

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local police still are looking for Drew Blackburn, 28, of Arapahoe, who was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of South Federal Boulevard for ... [more]

Ethete man's death labeled as suspicious

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Friday death of Sheldon Whiteman, 25, of Ethete, has been labeled suspicious pending an autopsy.
Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen explained that all ... [more]

State Capitol work cost and timeline uncertain

Jan 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The cost and timeline to complete an extensive renovation and expansion of the Wyoming State Capitol and adjacent Herschler Building remain ... [more]


Jan 7, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Elected leaders take oath of office" should have said District Court Judge Norman E. Young ... [more]


Jan 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Reward upped for missing woman
CASPER -- The family of a 61-year-old Casper woman who has been missing since October is increasing the reward offered ... [more]

Trial set for teenager charged in hospital crash

Jan 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A judge has set a trial date for a girl accused of using inhalants before she crashed into the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, killing her two ... [more]

Jewell orders fire strategy that protects grouse

Jan 7, 2015 - By Keith Ridler, The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is calling for a new wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country, ... [more]

Three employees cited after RPD 'sting' operation

Jan 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  Employees at three Riverton businesses were cited Dec. 29 for selling tobacco to a minor.
The employees were subjects of a "sting" operation conducted by the ... [more]

Riverton mayor, council members take oath of office

Jan 7, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It was an emotional meeting Tuesday night for the Riverton City Council as Ron Warpness handed over his mayor seat to Lars Baker after he took the oath of ... [more]

Authorities identify man found dead on college campus

Jan 7, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dominic Lee Arthur Sr., 46, was not associated with the school.

The man found dead Dec. 31 at Central Wyoming College has been identified as Dominic ... [more]

Plea hearing set in death of newborn

Jan 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The agreement stipulates Ardis Enos would plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

An Ethete woman charged with killing her newborn child has reached ... [more]


Jan 6, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Phyllis Prigmore Boardman, 89, of Dubois, died Sunday, Dec. 28, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. Per her request, ... [more]

Poison center reminds residents about dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning

Jan 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Poison Center has received dozens of calls so far this season on carbon monoxide poisoning.
Every year more than 400 Americans die from ... [more]

Few flu cases reported in county; public nurse recommends vaccine

Jan 6, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health has reported an increase in the number of influenza cases seen in the state, but Fremont County has not yet seen a similar ... [more]


Jan 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Oil meeting set Thursday
CHEYENNE -- People worried by a surge in oil development in the Cheyenne area will get a chance to air their concerns with ... [more]