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New rules on fracking raise duplication concern in state

Mar 22, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Critics of new rules for oil and gas development on federal and tribal land point out states including Wyoming have had at least one of those rules ... [more]

Riverton police update fleet

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two new police cars rolled into Riverton the first week of March. Each year, the Riverton Police Department's budget allows for the purchase of two new ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State Senate vacancy filled
DOUGLAS -- Douglas-area rancher Brian Boner has been appointed to replace Sen. Jim Anderson of Glenrock in The 30-year-old ... [more]

Teen driver won't be charged in man's death

Mar 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The collision with a motor vehicle that killed a pedestrian in September was not the fault of the driver involved, and his office will not prosecute him, ... [more]

Jury duty scam using officer names

Mar 22, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department says Fremont County residents are being targeted in a phone scam regarding jury duty.
According to LPD public information officer ... [more]

Survey shows general satisfaction on roads

Mar 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Among the results, 85 percent of the respondents agreed the state's highways and interstates usually permit travel with only minimal delays.

RAWLINS ... [more]

Six decades of major change since 1955

Mar 20, 2015 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Editor:
Sixty years ago, it was a different world.
It was 1955 in Seattle, Wash. I was 25 years old. I had two marriages plus four years in the service. ... [more]

Northern Iowa eliminates UW from postseason

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Paul Jesperson led five Northern Iowa players in double figures with 16 points, Seth Tuttle added 14 and the fifth-seeded Panthers held off the comeback of No. ... [more]

State passes on purchase of Chief Washakie art

Mar 20, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead said the state will not purchase a series of paintings depicting the life of Chief Washakie for display at the Capitol after the building ... [more]

Lander man pleads not guilty in sexual abuse of two teens

Mar 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Patric Tobyas Lauderdale could serve up to 35 years in prison if convicted.

A Lander man charged with sexually abusing two teenagers pleaded not ... [more]

Riverton school board approves aquatic center grant and bus purchases

Mar 20, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school district is accepting new items while letting go of others.
The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees recently approved a ... [more]

Saxophone concert Friday to launch two days of music clinics at CWC

Mar 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  A group of saxophone educators will perform a concert Friday to kick off Central Wyoming College's annual Single Reed Celebration, a two-day clinic for middle ... [more]

State jobless rate falls to 4 percent

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's unemployment rate fell to 4.0 percent in January.
The jobless rate is down from 4.2 percent in December and down from the 4.3 percent ... [more]

Jury convicts teen of aiding in fatal attack on jail guard

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Prosecutors say he taught another teen how to strangle Amanda Baker.

GERING, Neb. -- A jury has convicted a 17-year-old boy of helping to plot a fatal ... [more]

Game and Fish gathering public input on draft hunting seasons

Mar 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish is gathering input on draft hunt seasons for the fall. The biggest proposed change is lifting antler-point restrictions in several ... [more]

Study: EPA regs threaten state coal

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming paper also says Wyoming would benefit from opening exports to Asia.

CHEYENNE -- A new economic study says pending federal ... [more]

Fegler named as 4-A West player of year

Mar 20, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Camey Fegler has been named the Class 4-A West conference girls basketball player of the year.
She also is a first-team Class 4-A all-state selection ... [more]

Let Holder quit

Mar 20, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  If he's so bad, his replacement should be confirmed immediately

The name of the game in Washington is politics.
That is to say, the professionals in ... [more]

Feds requiring companies to report chemicals used in fracking

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in ... [more]

Riverton school board approves bid for elementary roof project

Mar 20, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has added new work to its list of school projects.
The District 25 board of trustees approved a bid award for the Jackson ... [more]

RHS track opens season Saturday

Mar 20, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the past two weeks, the Riverton High School girls and boys track and field teams have been working on their endurance.
The conditioning will be put on ... [more]

Today

Mar 20, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page seven story "Fundraiser to honor Fremont County's first inductee in Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame" should have ... [more]

Today

Mar 19, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BIRCKHEAD

Edward "Ed" L. Birckhead, 78, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, March 9, at his home in Green River after a long battle with ... [more]

Today

Mar 18, 2015 - Staff:  Births
VAUGHN

A daughter was born to Abbigail Mae Vaughn of Riverton and Travis James Vaughn of Riverton at 5:57 a.m. Feb. 5 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

UW to play Northern Iowa

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Wyoming will play Northern Iowa in the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Seattle. The Cowboys are making their first appearance in the tournament since ... [more]

Police chief wants city to consider knocking out bare-knuckle fights

Mar 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The spectacle of two men pummeling each other with their bare fists arouses strong emotions.
Such was the case after a March 7 event in Riverton featuring ... [more]

Bighorn sheep moved near Sinclair

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Game managers have transplanted 25 bighorn sheep from the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming to the Seminoe Mountains in the south-central part of ... [more]

Digest

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State senator resigns seat
DOUGLAS -- Republican Party leaders in Converse and Platte counties have nominated three people to fill the state Senate seat ... [more]

Swan numbers look good

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Trumpeter swan numbers in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana have risen about 25 percent from a year ago thanks in part to the birds learning to find new ... [more]

Next three 1 percent jobs coming

Mar 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved seeking bids for three neighborhood concrete repair projects recommended by the city's Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee. ... [more]