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Juvenile justice to be big interim study by lawmakers

Mar 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Overhauling how Wyoming approaches crimes and other misbehavior by juveniles will be among a state legislative committee's top priorities leading up ... [more]

State's ed board gets back to work on review of sci standards

Mar 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Board of Education is moving forward with its review of state science standards.
Members of the board decided at their meeting last ... [more]

Six injured in Wind River Canyon wreck

Mar 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Six Cody residents were injured in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday after their Jeep collided with a rock in the Wind River Canyon.
Officials believe all of the ... [more]

Solid waste district considering cheaper private health insurance

Mar 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Solid Waste Disposal District could leave the county's self-insurance pool and purchase health insurance from a private company for its ... [more]

Explorer tells tales from the biggest known cave on Earth

Mar 24, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The title of Wednesday's presentation by Mark Jenkins was intriguing: "Vietnam Underground -- The Viet Cong, Spelunkers and the Biggest Cave on Earth." So was ... [more]

Winter was warm, dry in county

Mar 24, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Spring has sprung, and meteorologists predict temperatures will continue to be above average, much like those seen during the winter.
The 2014-15 winter, ... [more]

Declining oil prices affect tribal royalties

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue will hold a mineral and royalty question and answer session April 9 at the Bureau of ... [more]

'Behind the Beautiful Forevers' next play in library series

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library will broadcast the play "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" in high definition Saturday.
The program is part of the library's National Theatre ... [more]

Museums to host traveling outlaw exhibit

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming has been the stomping grounds for many an outlaw. Butch Cassidy spent much of his career in Fremont County and Wyoming. He ranched in the Dubois area ... [more]

Rollout trash change a success, say city planners

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Early kinks being worked out

Riverton city residents have spent more than a month learning their new trash pickup schedule and figuring out how to ... [more]

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]

Seventh-grader qualifies for national science fair

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sean White has earned first place twice at the state science fair.

Wind River Middle School seventh-grader Sean White recently earned first place in ... [more]

School lunch guidelines are correct approach, state leader says

Mar 22, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Change can be a struggle for some people -- especially when it comes to food consumption -- but Wyoming education officials say updated dietary guidelines for ... [more]

The way it was: Tractor school -- 1930

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Many a farmer dreamed of acquiring a tractor to improve efficiency, but even if your could manage to get one, learning to use it properly was easier said than ... [more]

Price break at pump welcomed by consumers

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sixth in a series

The drop in oil prices is bringing smiles to many motorists when they pump fuel at gasoline stations.
In Riverton, the lowest ... [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]

Digest

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads guilty to child abuse
RAWLINS -- A Rawlins man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of child abuse involving a 13-month-old ... [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]

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]

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]

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]