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Spirit of WRHS team spreads to school

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The girls basketball team at Wind River High School in Pavillion has spent the past week doing service to the Fremont County community as part of an annual ... [more]

Whiteplume collecting tales of Sho-Rap firefighters for book

Feb 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fighting fires can be a dangerous and stimulating experience for a firefighter, and Robin Whiteplume thinks compiling those stories would be the best way to ... [more]

Lander native celebrates 101st birthday with family, friends

Feb 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Minnie Presgrove celebrated her 101st birthday on Jan. 29 at the Morning Star Manor assisted living facility in Fort Washakie.
Presgrove, the oldest resident ... [more]

Pathologist hire gains ground

Feb 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The math adds up to show Fremont County could hire its own forensic pathologist, according to a report from Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan.
He said ... [more]

Bebout ready for battle on rez border; justice center outlook good

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, was pleased to see funding for payment in lieu of taxes in the farm bill that was approved Tuesday by the U.S. Senate.
The ... [more]

Legislature set to convene this week

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In his second year as co-chairman of Wyoming's Joint Appropriations Committee, State Sen. Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) says the state is in good shape ... [more]

Legislature's next move in Hill case could be new 'supercommittee'

Feb 11, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  A legislative panel is drafting a bill that could lead to a special session to deal with fallout from the state Supreme Court's decision in the superintendent ... [more]

Today

Feb 7, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KAULAITY

A son was born to April and Stefan Kaulaity, of Fort Washakie, at 9:51 a.m. Dec. 12, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Digest

Feb 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mill backs Barrasso proposal
SARATOGA -- An owner of the reopened saw mill in Saratoga is backing Sen. John Barrasso's proposal to more than double the ... [more]

In reversal, SLIB approves money for Casper project

Feb 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The State Loan and Investment Board has approved a $2.5 million loan to develop infrastructure on the site of a proposed conference center near ... [more]

House OKs bill that would allow more paddling in Wyoming parks

Feb 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The House approved a wide-ranging public lands bill Thursday that would speed logging of trees burned in last year's massive Rim Fire in ... [more]

City fine-tuning Main Street sign requirements

Feb 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Existing signs will not be affected by the changes.

Business and property owners on Main Street will have to double check with city code before ... [more]

Goggles backing bills on Medicaid waiver, higher beer tax

Feb 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature begins its 2014 session next week, and House District 33 Rep. Patrick Goggles has eye on several bills to support.
On the Ethete ... [more]

District 25 requiring background checks on all new hires

Feb 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  All new hires for Fremont County School District 25 will be required to receive a full background check from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. ... [more]

Rails to Trails suspect pleads to manslaughter charge

Feb 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The case of his alleged accomplice has yet to be resolved.

One defendant charged in a May attack on the Rails to Trails path in Riverton pleaded ... [more]

Today

Feb 6, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Museums board chided by county commissioners" should have said Fremont County Museums Board ... [more]

Tax change clarified for vehicle sales on rez

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Treasurer's Office has announced a revision to the vehicle sales tax exemption policy for residents of the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Digest

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State weighs Magpul aid
CHEYENNE -- The State Loan and Investment Board will consider a $13 million incentive package to help a Colorado producer of ... [more]

State police say child prostitution exists in state; arrests announced

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A child sex sting operation by the Wyoming Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has resulted in federal felony charges against five ... [more]

Barrasso bill would mandate more logging on federal land

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Sen. John Barrasso is sponsoring a bill to more than double the amount of logging on U.S. Forest Service land.
The bill, up for a hearing in ... [more]

City finances solid halfway through FY14

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The numbers are looking good for the City of Riverton as it passes the halfway point in its fiscal year.
Director of administrative services Courtney ... [more]

Fire damages apartment complex, but no injuries

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The blaze originated in Apartment 3, where some remodeling equipment may have been blocking a floor heater.

No one was injured in a fire that was ... [more]

Campbell hopeful on railcar bill

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A change in tax structure could encourage the idled repair operation in Shoshoni to reopen.

As bills for the Wyoming legislature come close to ... [more]

College staff earmarked for smaller raise than other state workers

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead has recommended raises for all state employees in his biennial budget request this year, but he outlined a smaller increase for community ... [more]

Today

Feb 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HAGEMAN

A son was born to Amy and Aric Hageman, of Riverton, at 6:53 p.m. Dec. 10, 2013, Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ... [more]

Digest

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Author: Shepard killed over drugs
LARAMIE -- The author of a controversial book about Matthew Shepard's killing says it should send a sobering message ... [more]

Problems found in coal lease program

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Congressional investigators have found problems with federal coal sales that might have cost taxpayers $200 million or more in lost revenue, ... [more]

Mead hints at second run, says state in good shape

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday that he thinks the state is in good shape going into the legislative budget session that starts next ... [more]

Deep cold to linger; wind chills of particular concern

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind chill warnings and advisories remain in effect for Fremont County and much of Wyoming.
Wind chills in the range of 20 to 30 degrees below zero were ... [more]

Museums board chided by county commissioners

Feb 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The elected leaders questioned the board's process on several issues.

The Fremont County Museums Board has three candidates for a central museums ... [more]