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AG will ask high court to reconsider 'Hill Bill' ruling

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Attorney General has decided to request a rehearing from the Wyoming Supreme Court on its recent ruling that a law redefining the duties of the state ... [more]

Search is on for bodies of Uden victims; case officially open for now

Jan 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation officially is keeping the Gerald Uden case open while it searches for the bodies of his victims killed 33 years ... [more]

Winter Carnival Crab Crack preps for big crowd Saturday

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new addition to this weekend's 11th Annual Crab Crack event aligns with the Wild West Winter Carnival theme for 2014: "Snuggling in the Snow."
Local ... [more]

City council splits 3-2 on plan for sewer service in subdivision

Jan 31, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new agreement approved by the city of Riverton and property owners may help expand sanitary sewer service in the future to more than 50 residents off of ... [more]

College decides to search nationwide for next president

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has decided to look both locally and nationwide for the school's next president.
The board met Wednesday in ... [more]

Today

Jan 30, 2014 - Staff:  Clarifications
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "WRTA passenger numbers up; wreck reduces bus fleet by one" should have said the Wind River ... [more]

Final defendant in Hudson homicides pleads guilty

Jan 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Jude Blackburn will spend at least 20 years behind bars for his role in the 2011 murders.

The last defendant in the case of a 2011 double homicide in ... [more]

Lander school could be Riverton model

Jan 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  If the existing design could be used for Riverton's new K-3 school, months of planning time and expense could be saved.

Riverton School District 25 ... [more]

Hill worries state dragging its feet on restoring past duties

Jan 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill said she is looking forward to returning to her post at the head of the Wyoming Department of Education, ... [more]

Digest

Jan 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  One dead, one hurt in wreck
GILLETTE -- Authorities say one person was killed and another was injured in a crash involving a pickup and a ... [more]

Decapitated body stymies Park County cops

Jan 30, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The discovery of an unidentified murder victim's headless body nearly three weeks ago on a remote, dead-end dirt road in Wyoming has stymied ... [more]

Former council member adds name to list for vacancy consideration

Jan 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Betty Malicki has been added to the list for Ward 1, Riverton residents interested in filling the vacant Riverton city council seat this year.
Malicki is a ... [more]

Medallion found on vacant lot in downtown Riverton

Jan 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Decades of annual searching finally were rewarded Wednesday when Betty Faden found the Wild West Winter Carnival Medallion.
The Riverton resident found the ... [more]

Today

Jan 29, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DURAN

A son was born to Shanell LaRae Limpy, of Riverton, and Antonio Thomas Duran, of Arapahoe, at 7:44 a.m. Nov. 6, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

Digest

Jan 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Feed halted after factory death
The Western Sugar Cooperative is recalling 3,700 tons of animal feed distributed by a Lovell sugar beet factory where ... [more]

Legislator Sue Wallis died Tuesday at 56

Jan 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming State Rep. Sue Wallis, a fiery debater known for sticking up for individual rights and the state's agricultural community, died Tuesday. She ... [more]

Dissenters say majority got it wrong in striking down SF104

Jan 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two judges voted against Tuesday's Wyoming Supreme Court ruling that a law redefining the duties of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction is ... [more]

WRTA passenger numbers up; wreck reduces bus fleet by one

Jan 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wind River Transportation Authority officials say bus ridership saw an increase in December.
Transportation manager Benjamin Eastmond reported a 45 percent ... [more]

Districts OK 'wash' plan to pay for dual-enrollment services with college

Jan 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Both Fort Washakie and Lander have adopted the model under which school districts are reimbursed for their expenses.

The Fremont County School Board ... [more]

Warpness garners support for tax hike on beer purchases

Jan 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Before the Wyoming Legislature convenes in February, Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness is giving an extra push to his state beer tax proposal.
Warpness updated ... [more]

Riverton, Lander health care facilities to merge

Jan 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  In order to keep roughly 100 years of combined service in the county, Western Family Care of Riverton and Lander Medical Clinic of Lander are ... [more]

Digest

Jan 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No contest plea in driver's death
GILLETTE -- A 29-year-old man accused of hitting and killing a tow truck driver on Interstate 90 has pleaded no ... [more]

Decapitated man died by gunshot, sheriff says

Jan 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities say a man whose decapitated body was found in a remote area of northwestern Wyoming died of multiple gunshot wounds.
The Park County ... [more]

Great Lakes quitting service to five airports; Wyoming not affected

Jan 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BISMARCK, N.D. -- Federal Transportation Department officials have agreed to announce Essential Air Service contracts for North Dakota communities this week, ... [more]

Judge delays murder trial for Alice Uden

Jan 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A judge has postponed the trial of Alice Uden, wife of confessed triple-murderer Gerald Uden, who killed three Riverton residents in 1980.
Alice Uden is ... [more]

Already on the hook for Pavillion cisterns, state to pay for water too

Jan 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead has committed another $400,000 to provide water for Pavillion-area landowners affected by bad groundwater and receiving a cistern from a state ... [more]

Field grows to five for council vacancies; deadline noon Friday

Jan 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With three days remaining for Riverton residents to be considered for one of two Riverton City Council vacancies, a fifth person has entered the field.
Two ... [more]

Hill Bill ruled unconstitutional

Jan 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state superintendent is expected to resume immediately the duties stripped from her position last year.

The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Tuesday ... [more]

Today

Jan 28, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "County won't take more action on Bennett in Drennen's case" should have said Leroy Hoster was ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No change in state rigs
HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. ... [more]