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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]

County budget hearings begin with coroner

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission had sharp questions for Coroner Ed McAuslan on the first day of 2014 budget hearings.
During his hearing, McAuslan presented a ... [more]

New fishing regs weighed by state G&F

May 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is taking public comment on proposed fishing regulations for the 2014-2015 fishing seasons.
A change in the ... [more]

Mead chides GOP leaders over criticism of Hill bill

May 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Re-publican Party Central Committee acted too hastily in addressing a new state law changing the powers and duties of the state ... [more]

The way it was: All-school play -- 1938

May 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Graduation at Riverton High School was approaching in 1938 when the school staged its all-school play at the original RHS gymnasium on "high school hill" on ... [more]

Class sends care packages overseas

May 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A local soldier stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, will be receiving several care packages soon from Becky Dechert's Riverton High School sophomore English ... [more]

NWS wants to educate residents during Flood Awareness Week

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Floods can stem from snowmelt, heavy rain and rainfall within fire scar regions.

The National Weather Service is using Wyoming Flood Awareness Week, ... [more]

CWC music faculty to host chamber recital

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College music performance faculty will present a chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. this Monday, May 6, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre in ... [more]

Guide can help landowners prepare for wildfire season

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming resource experts have written a 48-page guide to help landowners prepare for and cope with wildfires.
The "Living with Wildfire in Wyoming" guide ... [more]

Nominations sought for the Kurt Bucholz Award

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The recognition will be given to someone who represents the conservation values of the award's namesake.

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is ... [more]

Graduations begin Friday with CWC

May 5, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Graduation season in Fremont County kicks off Friday, May 10, with the 43rd class of Central Wyoming College.
Commencement at the college is from 7:30 p.m. to ... [more]

BLM evaluating big energy plays in Bison Basin field, southern Fremont County

May 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both projects are proposed to take place on BLM land in greater sage grouse core area.

Two projects in the Bison Basin oil field are seeking a green ... [more]