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Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Enzi heads budget committee
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has been formally elected chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.
Enzi ... [more]

Wrecks, slide-offs, snow snarl I-90 in Wyoming

Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BUFFALO -- One person was seriously hurt and several others injured as blowing snow contributed to a series of accidents on Interstate 90 in northern ... [more]

Teen convicted of strangling Nebraska guard seeks new trial

Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A lawyer for a Wyoming teenager convicted of the 2014 strangulation of a western Nebraska jailer will argue for a new trial at a hearing ... [more]

Tribes to participate in Cobell land buy-back program

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes are joining roughly 40 other American Indian communities who are now part of the federal government's Land ... [more]

Allen studying bills, procedure before Legislature

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, for Wyoming House District 33 is entering the legislative arena again after a 10-year hiatus from Wyoming politics. The Wyoming ... [more]

States say rez boundary ruling needs full review

Jan 9, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The states maintain that applying federal common law principles to historical facts is outside the EPA's area of expertise.

CHEYENNE -- Ten states are ... [more]

State commission OKs District 25 request for more space in new school

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Schools Facilities Commission has approved the Riverton school board's request for additional space in the new K-3 school to accommodate the ... [more]

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Jan 8, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
TANNER

Keith Owen Tanner, 62, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, following a brief illness. Cremation has taken place, and there will ... [more]

Tigers to play at Big Horn Basin tournament Friday and Saturday

Jan 7, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the first time this boys basketball season, the Lander Valley High School Tigers are preparing to play away from Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
The LVHS ... [more]

Shoshoni girls look forward to two battles with area rivals

Jan 7, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Fremont County rival girls basketball games open January for the Shoshoni Wranglers.
The Wranglers (3-5) travel to Wind River (0-8) Friday for a contest ... [more]

Three-day tourney begins 2015 chapter of RHS basketball

Jan 7, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton basketball teams begin the 2015 portion of their athletic campaign with a tournament Thursday through Saturday in Cheyenne.
The Wolverine boys ... [more]

Doing away with ticket quotas is right move

Jan 7, 2015 - Ed Fowler, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to thank State Sen. Eli Bebout for his putting a stop to the quota system the Wyoming Highway Patrol was using to evaluate its officers. ... [more]

Scaffolding on the dome

Jan 7, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Does it signal something for the new Congress convening this week?

Is it illustrative in some way that the U.S. Capitol dome is encased in ... [more]

Trial set for teenager charged in hospital crash

Jan 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A judge has set a trial date for a girl accused of using inhalants before she crashed into the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, killing her two ... [more]

Jewell orders fire strategy that protects grouse

Jan 7, 2015 - By Keith Ridler, The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is calling for a new wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country, ... [more]

Three employees cited after RPD 'sting' operation

Jan 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  Employees at three Riverton businesses were cited Dec. 29 for selling tobacco to a minor.
The employees were subjects of a "sting" operation conducted by the ... [more]

Riverton mayor, council members take oath of office

Jan 7, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It was an emotional meeting Tuesday night for the Riverton City Council as Ron Warpness handed over his mayor seat to Lars Baker after he took the oath of ... [more]

Today

Jan 6, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BOARDMAN

Phyllis Prigmore Boardman, 89, of Dubois, died Sunday, Dec. 28, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. Per her request, ... [more]

January Outside

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Outdoors Calendar
E-mail eric@dailyranger.com with outdoors events.

Jan. 1 Resident and non-resident hunting-license application period ... [more]

Hybrid duck reports help research

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  CASPER -- Hunters bagging a hybrid duck can help waterfowl research by donating the duck or even just a tissue sample. 
Hunters who think they may have bagged ... [more]

Participants can hone hiking, study sailing with NOLS scholarships

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  More than $25,000 in scholarship money is available to local residents interested in taking a course with the National Outdoor Leadership School this year.
A ... [more]

Shoshone Forest plan solidifies

Jan 4, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  No cycling in the Dunoir and no recommendations for a wilderness designation.
These are just two of many instructions officials offered in response to ... [more]

Lander swimmers land on state list early in season

Jan 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Griffin Leemon and Tucker Russell have posted some blazing swim times for the Lander Valley High School Tigers in the Class 3-A division.
In the 50-yard ... [more]

Wrangler boys off to 6-2 start; league schedule coming up

Jan 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the first eight games, Shoshoni's Gary Medicine Cloud is No. 1 in scoring at 14.9 points per game. Triston Parrish is a close second, putting in 13.1. ... [more]

Knowing just the right people

Jan 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Cronyism and nepotism is a good way to earn the public's distrust.

It was the talk of the technology boom of the late 1980s and early 90s and was ... [more]

As reservation facilities grow, improvement a top priority for utilities

Jan 4, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Improvements for residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation remain a high priority for agencies in Fremont County. 
The Wyoming Legislature's Select ... [more]

State exhibition to include work of five county artists

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The works of 48 Wyoming artists will be included in the 2015 Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale.
Now in its 15th year, the juried exhibition will be ... [more]

Grand jury vs. preliminary hearing: Lawyers say state system has benefits

Jan 4, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Each proceeding serves the same purpose, but it is accomplished in different ways.

Grand juries have stirred up controversy in other states recently, ... [more]

Wyoming and Montana both see benefits in water decision

Jan 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A senior lawyer with the Montana Attorney General's Office said he sees areas of victory for the state in a hearing officer's recommendation this ... [more]

Snow set moisture records in two cities

Jan 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  Riverton's snowfall totals were trumped by Lander's over the past few days, with up to 13 inches on the ground in the Fremont County seat.
By comparison, ... [more]