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May 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
RAMBO

A son was born to Michelle and Skylar Rambo, of Riverton, at 4:50 p.m. April 11, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, ... [more]

Man injured in collision with cattle truck

May 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating a traffic collision that may have involved alcohol May 2 north of Shoshoni.
The crash was reported at about 10 ... [more]

Riverton man arrested after police chase

May 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Ryan Apodaca, 32, of Riverton, was arrested for fleeing or attempting to elude and reckless driving at about 10:15 a.m. Monday when he reportedly failed to ... [more]

Officials say child started trailer blaze

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County fire officials said a Wednesday evening storage trailer fire in Fort Washakie was started by a child playing with a lighter.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Owner removes smoking oven from home, saves structure

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A house in Fort Washakie was saved Thursday evening after residents reportedly removed a smoking oven from the home's kitchen.
Fort Washakie fire chief ... [more]

CWC officials expect nursing enrollment to double in the coming years

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The nursing program at Central Wyoming College is expected to double in the coming years because of the completion of the Health/Science Center on campus.
CWC ... [more]

Digest

May 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GOP leaders dodge Hill talk
CODY -- State lawmakers gathered at a public forum in Cody refused to talk about recent legislation that has stripped the ... [more]

District 14 school board selects new superintendent

May 10, 2013 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Terry Smith will replace longtime leader Michelle Hoffman.

Fremont County School District 14 Board of Education selected a new superintendent to ... [more]

Prosecutors considering whether to retry man released on DNA evidence

May 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Prosecutors are still investigating whether to proceed with a new trial for a Wyoming man who was granted the state's first retrial based on DNA ... [more]

Spring snow helped North Platte woes

May 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Engineer's Office says it expects more calls on water rights in the North Platte River drainage in the months ahead, despite ... [more]

Better jobs picture in county; more at work, fewer looking

May 10, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County got good employment news from the newest data compiled by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, which has reported its findings for ... [more]

Today

May 9, 2013 - Staff:  Births
NIMMO

A son was born to Ashley Fossey and Garrett Nimmo, of Riverton, at 5:40 p.m. April 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Digest

May 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Comment sought on cougar regs
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is taking public comment on proposed mountain lion hunting quotas and ... [more]

Consultant says state could entice manufacturing to diversify economy

May 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An economic consultant says Wyoming's economy has diversified over the last decade but it needs to do more to stay economically ... [more]

In Chugwater, the nearest gasoline now is nearly 50 miles up the road

May 9, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHUGWATER -- It all began when a man with black shoe polish smeared all over his face exited Interstate 25 and barreled into town one evening last winter.
A ... [more]

College may eliminate seven jobs from payroll

May 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The reduction would save more than $85,000 in salaries.

Seven jobs may be eliminated from payrolls at Central Wyoming College after officials approve ... [more]

Officials seek owners of seized dogs

May 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials are attempting to identify the owners of three dogs that were the subject of two complaints Saturday in north Riverton.
The animals have since been ... [more]

Clymer also running for clerk position

May 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Riverton Circuit Court clerk Jennifer Clymer has joined Kristi H. Green in seeking the district court clerk post that is being vacated by Katie Brodie Meredith ... [more]

Art students bring home the blue

May 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  More than 100 pieces of artwork made by Riverton High School students were part of the 45th Wyoming High School Art Symposium that was held at the end of April ... [more]

District 25 to ask for funds to build RHS auditorium

May 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With hopes of securing funds allocated by the Wyoming School Facilities Commission for the expansion of facilities, Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Lawmakers searching for park funding

May 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A bill that narrowly was defeated by the Wyoming Legislature might be revived that would allow people to add a donation to the park system when withdrawing ... [more]

Wyoming joins New Mexico in fight to restore mineral money

May 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- U.S. senators from Wyoming and New Mexico said Tuesday they plan to roll out legislation this week to restore about $110 million in cuts to a ... [more]

Digest

May 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man sentenced in fraud case
POWELL -- An Indiana man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for his role in defrauding hospitals in Wyoming ... [more]

RPD officer in two-car wreck Monday; no citations result

May 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  An on-duty Riverton Police Department officer was involved in a two-vehicle collision Monday afternoon at the intersection of South Federal Boulevard and East ... [more]

Green seeks court clerk appointment; candidate interviews Thursday

May 8, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Deputy court clerk Kristi H. Green of Lander is seeking the district court clerk seat that will become available in two months when her boss resigns.
"It ... [more]

Today

May 8, 2013 - Staff:  Births
LENNEN

A daughter was born to Codie and Troy Lennen, of Riverton, at 10:06 a.m. April 1, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Land swap finalized in parcels near fairgrounds

May 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has authorized a land swap between the county and the Depot Foundation after years of discussion.
County fair manager Barney ... [more]

Job Corps coming, says federal official

May 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Federal representatives arrived in Riverton this week to discuss the next steps in the development of the Wind River Job Corps Center in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Fourth-graders visit 1838 Rendezvous grounds

May 7, 2013 - Staff:  Fourth-graders from Riverton elementary schools traveled back in time Friday as they learned the ways of Wyoming pioneers during demonstrations at the 1838 ... [more]

Today

May 7, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the headline of the page four story "Graduations begin Saturday with CWC" should have said "Graduations begin Friday ... [more]

Dubois guest ranch hosting second Camp Courage Wyoming

May 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  After a successful debut last year for Wyoming's first childhood cancer camp, families affected by pediatric cancer are invited to attend this year's ... [more]

Pickup totaled after striking rear wheel of tractor-trailer; charges pending

May 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials think alcohol may have been a factor in the Friday accident.

Officials said charges are pending against the driver of a pickup truck that ... [more]

Health screenings coming to Lander

May 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Residents living in and around Lander can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.
The Inn at Lander-Best Western, 260 Grandview ... [more]

Digest

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Meteor seen widely in state
The American Meteor Society says it has received reports of a meteor exploding in the sky above southern Wyoming on Sunday ... [more]

State to fight wolverine protection

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- State officials in the Northern Rockies on Monday lined up against a federal proposal to give new protections to the carnivorous wolverine, ... [more]

C-130 cargo crews practice for summer wildfire season

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Wyoming Air National Guard are getting practice this week using specially equipped C-130 cargo planes to fight wildfires.
Two C-130s ... [more]

University cuts 54 jobs to meet budget reduction mandated by Legislature

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  In anticipation of the budget cut, UW began staff and faculty reductions through attrition last year, in order to avoid laying anyone off.

CHEYENNE -- ... [more]

County OKs extra funding for Family Planning Services

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Family planning programs are on surer financial footing this month after the Fremont County Commission approved extra funding for Family Planning ... [more]

Thirteen issued citations in weekend party

May 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 15-year-old Worland girl went missing Friday evening after Fremont County Sheriff's deputies discovered an underage drinking party on East Fork Road ... [more]

Salaries a concern for county departments

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Requests for new hires and employee raises will be on the agenda at many of Fremont County's budget hearings this month and next. The Fremont County Commission ... [more]