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Firefighters hope to save historic tree from Hardluck Fire

Jul 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Firefighters are content to let a 1,200-acre wildfire in a central Wyoming forest burn -- except for one particular, dead tree.
The Hardluck Fire is ... [more]

Today

Jul 26, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page five story "Online K-12 school can be a sensible alternative for some families, teachers says" should have ... [more]

Coroner says woman found in canal died of cardiac event

Jul 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coroner Ed McAuslan says Dajuana Crichton, 55, of rural Riverton, died as the result of a cardiac event Wednesday.
Crichton was found in an irrigation ditch ... [more]

Rescue workers respond to false request for emergency assistance

Jul 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue volunteers "weren't all that impressed" with a man who reportedly made a false request for emergency help Tuesday evening.
The Fremont ... [more]

Damp weather helping Fairfield crews

Jul 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Cooler, damper weather has helped firefighters stop the Fairfield Fire from spreading for two days.
On Thursday morning, the official size was 1,559 acres ... [more]

Digest

Jul 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Trustees meet on salary request
CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is likely to seek more money for salaries in a new two-year ... [more]

Lubnau to address Republicans on Hill probe

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming House Speaker has empaneled a special committee to investigate the state superintendent.

CHEYENNE -- State House Speaker Tom Lubnau will ... [more]

Robbery suspects still at large; arrests could be made soon

Jul 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The people involved in an armed robbery and separate home break-in Thursday were still at large Friday morning, but officials say a list of potential suspects ... [more]

Today

Jul 25, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
Clemetson

Jerome "Jerry" Clemetson of Riverton died at Riverton Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 20, 2013. He was 66 years old. Cremation ... [more]

Digest

Jul 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in Evansville shooting
EVANSVILLE -- Authorities say one man is dead following a midnight shooting at a bar in Evansville.
The Natrona ... [more]

Firefighting pros accept a different way of life

Jul 25, 2013 - By Gib Mathers, For the Associated Press:  POWELL -- Battling blazes becomes a way of life for firefighters and their families
Demanding. Dangerous. And, at times, deadly.
While local firefighters are ... [more]

Woman's death in irrigation ditch under investigation

Jul 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating the death of Dajuana Crichton, 55, of rural Riverton, who was found in an irrigation ditch Wednesday near her home on Elkhorn ... [more]

Robbery, break-in suspects sought

Jul 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  An armed hold-up at a Riverton bar followed a shooting incident at a residence.

The Riverton Police Department is looking for several suspects ... [more]

Oak Ridge Boys set for Saturday fair show

Jul 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  County and gospel music legends The Oak Ridge Boys perform at the Fremont County Fair 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the fairgrounds grandstand arena in ... [more]

Museums board to move forward with examination of one-director model

Jul 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A change in leadership coincided with a new direction for the Fremont County Museums Board. At a July 11 meeting, the group chose to examine a management ... [more]

Lightning caused fire near Sinks Canyon

Jul 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials on Wednesday said the Fairfield Fire above Sinks Canyon was ignited by a lightning strike July 17.
The blaze reportedly started at about 8:40 p.m. ... [more]

Today

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Births

VIERRA
A daughter was born to Clarissa and Ernie Vierra, of Fort Washakie, at 7:42 p.m. June 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

New Bridger-Teton forest supervisor starts work on Sunday

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  The Bridger-Teton National Forest in Fremont County and northwest Wyoming has a new supervisor.
Clinton Khyl has been serving as deputy forest supervisor for ... [more]

Online K-12 school can be a sensible alternative for some

Jul 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Students can still participate in local school sports while enrolled in the online school, as well as take part in band, theater and other ... [more]

Restored Big Boy would be in Cheyenne

Jul 24, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Union Pacific Railroad says it will try to restore one of the largest steam locomotives ever built to operating condition.
The railroad said ... [more]

Fire grows to 1,900 acres as it enters more forested area

Jul 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The wildfire in Sinks Canyon grew more than 1,900 acres by Wednesday morning. Westerly winds pushed the Fairfield Fire away from the Homestead Park subdivision ... [more]

In court challenge, superintendent argues for autonomy

Jul 24, 2013 - By Bob Moen, Associated Press:  State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's legal challenge to a new state law contends the framers of the Wyoming Constitution didn't intend for the governor ... [more]

July 29 trial set for man accused in Lander death

Jul 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Last-minute talks among lawyers at a pre-trial failed to produce a plea agreement for a Lander man facing a murder and a sexual assault charge. The trial of ... [more]

Riverton woman killed in Utah crash

Jul 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Friends of Judith Nethercott said the Riverton woman had just begun a new chapter in her life when she was killed Saturday in a Utah car crash.
Nethercott, ... [more]

Digest

Jul 24, 2013 - Associated Press:  Million-dollar gift for UW
LARAMIE (AP) -- The Bernard Osher Foundation has given $1 million to the University of Wyoming to establish an endowment to ... [more]

CWC Sinks Canyon site still closed; offered to firefighters

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College is keeping its Sinks Canyon Center closed as the fire on Fairfield Hill continues to spread. College officials will offer the resources ... [more]

Missing man located in a Montana jail

Jul 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  The man who was the subject of a missing persons report last week was located in a Montana jail.
Officials say they found Roger Pierce, 75, of Pavillion, on ... [more]

Today

Jul 23, 2013 - Staff:  Births

SUNRHODES
A daughter was born to Sharel Tillman-SunRhodes, of Fort Washakie, and Damon J. SunRhodes, of Arapahoe, at 8:31 a.m. June 2, 2013, ... [more]

Health officials offer tips to guard against smoke damage

Jul 23, 2013 - Staff:  The following precautions will help people avoid the negative effects of smoke damage or smoke inhallation during the dry summer months when wildfires are ... [more]

Two more fires in Wyoming

Jul 23, 2013 - Associated Press:  (AP) -- Two other wildfires are burning in Wyoming in addition to the Fairfield Hill blaze near Sinks Canyon.
To the north, a 50-acre wildfire is burning in ... [more]

Sinks Canyon fire hits 1,200 acres, still could spread

Jul 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  TUESDAY EVENING UPDATE 6:10 p.m.: The U.S. Forest Service now says the fire perimeter has increased to 1686 acres with growth seen on the western edge ... [more]

Fast-moving fire burning in Sinks Canyon

Jul 22, 2013 - Staff:  A fast moving wildfire, estimated by the Shoshone National Forest Service at 1,200 acres as of Tuesday morning, is burning 10 miles southwest of Lander near ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Date set for Hill case

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Aug. 20 in state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's legal ... [more]

Charges dropped against Wyo. man after 23 years

Jul 21, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Andrew J. Johnson stopped at the court clerk's office in Cheyenne on Friday and picked up an order signed by a district judge dismissing ... [more]

Forest Service property in Jackson under contract

Jul 21, 2013 - Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service has entered into a contract to sell 10 acres at Bridger-Teton National Forest headquarters in Jackson.
Real estate ... [more]

Organic farm finding success with 'Wyomatoes'

Jul 21, 2013 - By Ashley Detrick For the Associated Press:  BIG PINEY (AP) -- Stewart Doty picked his first ripe tomato this year in April.
A big, fresh, organic tomato from a Wyoming garden is unheard of that early. ... [more]

Digest

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Later start Tuesday for commission
The Fremont County Commission's regular meeting starts later than usual this Tuesday, July 23, at the commission ... [more]

College waiting on state for go-ahead on Lander project

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College expects to learn in October whether land it hopes to use for a new Lander facility will be available.
Ron Granger, the college's vice ... [more]

Precision horse team highlights cowboy days in Dubois

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Experience a weekend of western activities inspired by the lives of the American cowboy at National Day of the Cowboy celebration July 26 through 28 in ... [more]

Motorcycle poker run leaves Saturday from WR Casino

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  "Ride the Winds Poker Run 2013"
The Wind River Hotel and Casino hosts its annual poker run on Saturday, July 27.
Ride the Winds Poker Run Registration begins ... [more]