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The way it was: Ocean Lake bass catcher -- 1981

May 26, 2014 - Staff:  Memorial Day weekend 33 years ago brought a big fishing derby to Ocean Lake, and the big winners weren't disclosing their secret spot.
BerDeane Sinkule of ... [more]

1 percent tax falls short of forecast; grants filling gap

May 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Revenues collected by the optional 1 percent sales tax approved by Fremont County voters in 2012 have fallen about 10 percent short of expectations, but the ... [more]

Wyoming Indian graduates walk stage

May 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian High School seniors celebrated their long journey at their graduation ceremony May 18. Many of the 27 students had been in the district since ... [more]

Comments due Friday on seismic survey

May 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The tests will examine sub-surface geologic structure in the Big Sand Draw Unit.

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office seeks input on a ... [more]

Arapahoe Charter graduates four

May 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new round of seniors celebrated their graduation recently on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Arapahoe Charter High School held its ceremony for Edelche' ... [more]

Indian gaming group blasts state, feds for challenging EPA on border

May 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  A resolution condemning efforts by state and federal representatives to clarify the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation has been passed by the ... [more]

Wrecks mar early part of Memorial Day weekend

May 26, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher and Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Memorial Day weekend in Fremont County started with a crunch, as three serious automobile accidents drew emergency response Friday and Saturday, with ... [more]

Suspect in home invasion had ties to murder case

May 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  At the time of her arrest for the local incident Kelly Meehan also was wanted on a federal arrest warrant.

One defendant charged in connection with a ... [more]

Board approves pre-bidding for roof work

May 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Superintendent Terry Smith also says the Fremont County School District 14 budget looks "better than it has in awhile."

The Fremont County School ... [more]

Woman suffers minor injury in Hudson crash

May 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was seriously injured in a head-on collision that was reported at about 7:50 a.m. May 16 in Hudson.
The accident reportedly involved a southbound ... [more]

Four new jobs identified for 1 percent tax use

May 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Construction should begin on two more 1 percent-funded projects this fall, and engineering work is expected to start on another two in a similar time frame. ... [more]

Digest

May 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead appoints new judge
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Laramie attorney Matt Castano as the new Circuit Court judge for the 6th Judicial ... [more]

City expected to trim funds for firefighters, R Recreation and other outside agencies

May 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton city staff has proposed a 15-percent reduction in funding for all nine agencies with contracts to provide city services.
Affected groups are Youth ... [more]

Commission OKs raises for elected county officials

May 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Raises are in on the way for most Fremont County elected officials and likely are in store for regular employees as well.
Officials on Tuesday announced that ... [more]

Today

May 23, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KILLSONTOP

A son was born to Tessa Killsontop and Kaylo Moss, of Arapahoe, at 1:50 a.m. April 15, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Four-year graduation rate in state falls fourth straight year

May 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The percentage of Wyoming high school students failing to graduate after four years declined for the fourth consecutive year last year.
In one ... [more]

Justice center bids opened; all come in at, or near, $5 million project estimate

May 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Bids opened Thursday for the Riverton justice center came in near or below the estimated cost of just less than $5 million.
Fremont County Commissioner ... [more]

No new filings Thursday; one week remains

May 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one filed Thursday for political offices affecting Fremont County.
The field includes candidates for federal, state and local seats.
The formal filing ... [more]

Montana moving closer to wolf quota for landowners

May 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana landowners could kill a combined 100 gray wolves annually if the predators are perceived to pose a threat to humans or domestic ... [more]

Today

May 22, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HARTENSTEIN

A daughter was born to Danielle Nichole and Adam Helb Hartenstein, of Lander, at 1:57 p.m. March 7, 2014, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man drowns in Guernsey Reservoir
GUERNSEY -- A 21-year-old Scottsbluff, Nebraska, man has drowned in Guernsey Reservoir.
Platte County Sheriff Steve ... [more]

Liam and Sophia top baby names

May 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Liam again topped the list of names that Wyoming parents gave their newborn boys last year.
Liam was No. 1 in 2012, also.
According to the Wyoming Department ... [more]

State considers firing squad for executions

May 22, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Prompted by the shortages of available drugs for lethal injections, Wyoming lawmakers are considering changing state law to permit execution of ... [more]

Don't expect quick bonanza from lottery, CEO cautions

May 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Wyoming's lottery chief has low initial revenue expectations as the games make their debut in the state.
"It's not going to be a whole lot in the ... [more]

FCAG won't merge operations with transportation entity

May 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Association of Governments has decided not to merge its organization with the Wind River Transportation Authority -- an organization managed ... [more]

College passes new budget; Sinks Canyon position cut

May 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved its fiscal year 2015 budget Wednesday during a regular meeting in Riverton.
The budget includes a ... [more]

Another HD 33 candidate files; Lummis is in

May 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County recorded three new candidate filings Wednesday.
U.S. Rep.Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., submitted her paperwork for re-election. She will face Jason ... [more]

Charge stands against past museum boss

May 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge dropped the case against a former Pioneer Museum employee who had been charged with helping his boss steal $29,000 of material from the Lander ... [more]

High runoff coming, but BuRec now downplays risk

May 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Snow runoff into Wind River and Bighorn Basin reservoirs still is predicted to be well above average for the rest of the spring into mid-summer, but a federal ... [more]

Today

May 21, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "Campbell challenged in HD 34; two file vs. Case for state senate" should have said Dubois Mayor ... [more]