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Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man denies he had meth at day care site
CODY -- A Powell man has denied charges that he kept methamphetamine at his house, endangered children at the ... [more]

Roadside elk hunting draws criticism from park visitors

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Sportsmen advocates and others are challenging Grand Teton National Park to change its regulations after a coordinated elk drive last week led to a ... [more]

Legislators to eye plan on expanded Medicaid

Nov 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown. Tribune News Service and wire reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state lawmakers to pass a new proposal that would extend health insurance to an estimated 17,600 low-income ... [more]

State, industry study prospect of mining Atlantic City ore again

Nov 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Once the largest private-sector employer in the Lander area, the mine has been out of operation for more than three decades.

More than 30 years after ... [more]

County EMS partners with local groups to collect toys

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County EMS is partnering with Central Bank and Trust and the Community Food Bank of St. Thomas Episcopal Church to collect toys for children in need ... [more]

Snow, cold weather raise pipe, roof risks

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The sudden onset of unseasonably cold weather in Fremont County earlier led to frozen pipes and other complications at residences and businesses.
Winter ... [more]

Help available from various telephone hotlines may save holiday meals

Nov 26, 2014 - Tribune News Service:  Burnt turkey. Bland stuffing. Crumbly pie crust. Don't let these Thanksgiving nightmares become your reality.
The Butterball Turkey Talk Line: Talk to a real ... [more]

Easy Thanksgiving snacks can make everyone on time

Nov 26, 2014 - By S. Irene Virbila, Tribune News Services:  In Southern California, invite family and friends over for Thanksgiving and you never know exactly when they'll arrive. Some show up early, while you're still ... [more]

Vietnam veterans reunion scheduled for June in Casper

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Veterans Commission and key partner organizations are planning a statewide Wyoming Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Reunion for June 4 to June 7 in ... [more]

Wyoming 'Take it Outside' program one of two national BLM honorees

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Wyoming archaeologist is one of two national award winners for the Bureau of Land Management's "Excellence in Interpretation or Education" Awards.
Kierson ... [more]

Today

Nov 26, 2014 - Staff:  Births
GOODMAN

A daughter was born to Makayla Goodman of Riverton at 4:07 a.m. Oct. 19 at SageWest Health Care. The baby weighed 6.8 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bill encourages gas conversion
CHEYENNE -- A proposal endorsed by a legislative committee aims to help entice companies to build gas-to-liquid plants in ... [more]

Suit filed over long-standing federal coal lease program

Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Conservation groups sued the government Tuesday to force officials to undertake their first broad review of the federal coal-leasing program ... [more]

Lottery builds sponsor ties to state fair, Cowboy sports, Frontier Days

Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The new Wyoming lottery has made winners out of some players and a few venerable state institutions and events as well.
Since it began operations ... [more]

Snowpack rising but still below hefty levels in place a year ago

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The new readings do not take Tuesday's snowfall into account.

Late-autumn snowpack in the Wind River Basin crept closer to average levels last week ... [more]

Man killed in rural auto crash identified

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials have identified the 80-year-old Fremont County man who was found dead Monday afternoon at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Cedar Rim near ... [more]

College extends new president's contract for additional year

Nov 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to extend new president Cristobal Valdez's employment contract in a show of support for the ... [more]

Burglary case example of growing pill problem, say investigators

Nov 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The felony burglary case against an Ethete man chased out of a Riverton home by a woman wielding a garden hoe has been bound over to district court. ... [more]

Church hosting Thanksgiving fundraiser

Nov 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Meal reservations are required by noon Wednesday.

United Presbyterian Church in Riverton is hosting a Thanksgiving fundraiser this week to help cover ... [more]

Sage grouse had good year for reproduction

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  State biologists in Wyoming say hunting is helping the greater sage grouse by providing critical data about the birds' numbers.
An area in Fremont County near ... [more]

Nov. 13 collision now treated as vehicular homicide after woman dies from injuries

Nov 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 73-year-old Riverton woman died Friday due to injuries suffered in a three-vehicle accident involving an alleged drunken driver Nov. 13.
Fremont County ... [more]

Bill would give state full control of uranium rules

Nov 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative committee has endorsed the idea of the state taking over sole regulation of uranium mining in Wyoming, the largest producer of uranium ... [more]

Big numbers early on National Elk Refuge

Nov 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- As many as 4,000 elk, 10 times higher than the average, are estimated to have roamed the National Elk Refuge at times last week.
The high numbers, ... [more]

Poison center shares food handling tips for holiday

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  The holiday meal and its preparation is the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving celebration, and safe food handling in the kitchen is an important part of the ... [more]

Today

Nov 25, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Pollution cleanup finished at downtown lot" should have said the city paid roughly $81,000 to ... [more]

Digest

Nov 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More highway deaths so far this year
Nearly twice as many people have died on Wyoming highways so far this year compared with 2013.
Wyoming Highway ... [more]

Elderly man found Monday dead at remote car wreck scene

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  An 80-year-old Fremont County man was found dead Monday afternoon at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Cedar Rim near Jeffrey City.
A passerby noticed ... [more]

Key Club ready to deliver hot meals for Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School Key Club members again are preparing to deliver hundreds of hot meals for Thanksgiving.
"Last year we delivered more than 500 meals, and ... [more]

Diabetes burden growing in state

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  In little more than a decade, the adult diabetes rate has almost doubled in Wyoming, leading to new Wyoming Department of Health efforts to help limit the ... [more]

Suspects plead not guilty to stabbing death on reservation

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Three people have pleaded not guilty in the stabbing death of a man on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
James Whiteplume, Susan Chippewa and Byron ... [more]