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Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Avalanche risk high already
JACKSON -- Teton County Search and Rescue already is urging caution in the backcountry of northwest Wyoming after skiers ... [more]

University's faculty might ask for more transparency in new prez search

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Faculty Senate is considering a resolution saying that a search for a new UW president be transparent and the names of ... [more]

Interstate Ruby Pipeline approved again after new review

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Federal land managers intend to reissue a right of way for a 678-mile natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon now that government scientists ... [more]

JFK assassination stunned city

Nov 22, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton shared the nation's shock 50 years ago Friday when news broke that the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, had been killed by an assassin ... [more]

Early Christmas program Friday at Little Theater

Nov 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The performance staged by Wind River High School's theater department is based loosely on "A Christmas Carol."

Wind River High School drama students ... [more]

Door sales ordinance change on hold until attorney addresses constitutional worry

Nov 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A door-to-door solicitation ordinance got a spot on the agenda for the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday, but the measure failed to pass on first reading. ... [more]

Jury gets Bruce case; closing arguments wrapped up Friday

Nov 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury began deliberating Friday afternoon in the case of a Shoshoni man on trial for murder and domestic violence.
Lawyers for the prosecution and defendant ... [more]

Today

Nov 21, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BODAN

DeVon Elaine Bodan, 48, of Casper, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Casper. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the Chapel ... [more]

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Nov 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Winter storm covers Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- The National Weather Service has posted a winter weather advisory for most of Wyoming.
The only areas of the ... [more]

Binge drinking decreasing at UW, new survey reports

Nov 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Surveys by the National College Health Assessment show a decline in the percentage of University of Wyoming students who binge-drink.
The Laramie ... [more]

Industry, opponents argue fracking before high court

Nov 21, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Attorneys for the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission oilfield services company Halliburton argued that individual chemicals used in fracking are ... [more]

Slow growth in region predicted by banker survey

Nov 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- The overall index in a new monthly survey matches the previous index and also suggests the economy will continue growing at a slow pace in rural ... [more]

Security at center of planning for justice facility

Nov 21, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Security features for the proposed Riverton justice center steered most of the discussion during the Fremont County Commission meeting Tuesday.
In particular, ... [more]

Fort Washakie board adjusts design for school

Nov 21, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie school board members were able to see their layout ideas incorporated into an altered design of the new $54.3 million school during a work ... [more]

Experts disagree on what caused Laster's deadly head injuries

Nov 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expert witnesses in a murder trial both said bleeding inside a Shoshoni man's skull killed him, but they disagreed about what caused the hemorrhage.
On trial ... [more]

Today

Nov 20, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
HOLLENBECK

Hazel Hollenbeck, 102, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. Arrangements are ... [more]

Park to charge for backcountry trips

Nov 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park will raise the back country camping permit fee to $25 for walk-ins and $35 for permits purchased in advance starting Jan. ... [more]

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Nov 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jackson mulls cellphone rule
JACKSON -- The Jackson Town Council is considering a ban on cellphone conversations while driving that could start in ... [more]

Life in prison for man who abducted Cody 10-year-old

Nov 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jesse Speer tricked the girl into getting in his car by telling her he needed help finding a lost puppy.

CODY -- A Montana nature photographer was ... [more]

Cook hired as county librarian; starts Dec. 9

Nov 20, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Tracy Cook will become Fremont County's library system director. She accepted the county library board's offer Tuesday afternoon.
During a special meeting ... [more]

Hill sues state demanding faster production of requested records

Nov 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One topic involves items related to Fremont County School District 38 at Arapahoe.

Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction has filed a lawsuit ... [more]

Former city man spared by typhoon in Philippines

Nov 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton resident Mike Lieberman wasn't harmed by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck more than 450 miles from his home in General Santos City, ... [more]

At Bruce trial, judge decides contested evidence can be heard

Nov 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The judge in the murder trial of a Shoshoni man has ruled against a motion from defense attorneys that could have kept out crucial evidence or led to a ... [more]

Today

Nov 19, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page five standalone photo "Jump Rope for Heart" should have said Aspen Park Elementary student Ethan Crow raised ... [more]

Offer extended to library director candidate

Nov 19, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  As expected, the Fremont County Library Board of Trustees has voted to offer the position of county library system director to its final candidate.
The board ... [more]

Settlement reached in plane crash that killed four

Nov 19, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The federal government and a company that provides air traffic control services at the Jackson Hole Airport have entered confidential settlements to end ... [more]

Museum board chairman voted out; can stay on the panel

Nov 19, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees chose to remove the chairman from his position in a 3-2 vote Thursday.
The three-hour meeting began normally with ... [more]

Attack, not attacker, at issue as murder trial opens in Lander

Nov 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In the first morning of the Charles Darrell Laster murder trial, the defense focused less on whether the defendant attacked a deceased man and more on whether ... [more]

Speer could get life behind bars for kidnap and assault

Nov 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man faced life in prison when he goes before a judge Tuesday on charges that he kidnapped and sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl before ... [more]

Senate candidate, sister spar publicly on same-sex marriage

Nov 19, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife stepped into a sibling squabble Monday after their daughters became involved in a public feud over ... [more]