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Shoshones plan big expansion of casino near Lander

Mar 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Shoshone Rose Casino is planning a $38 million expansion that would triple the number of games, create a water park, and possibly add a bar.
With the ... [more]

Today

Mar 28, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Dubois boy's death called 'tragic accident'" should have said "County officials are ... [more]

Digest

Mar 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Arrest follows woman's death
CASPER -- A man has been arrested after a woman was found dead in Casper in a suspected case of domestic violence.
Police ... [more]

Fed move would end wolf protections in places where there are no wolves

Mar 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Western environmental groups say they're alarmed that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a plan to end federal protections for gray ... [more]

Elk hunt set record in 2012

Mar 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Elk hunters in Wyoming killed a record number of elk last year.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that favorable hunting conditions, ... [more]

New rec trail planned for Sinks Canyon

Mar 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Cyclists, equestrians, hikers, skiers and snowshoers will have more space to play in Fremont County. The Shoshone National Forest will start building a ... [more]

State weighs response to slashed fed lease payout

Mar 28, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting federal mineral payments to 35 states by about $110 million this fiscal year as part of the automatic federal ... [more]

County protests BLM plan in area of sage grouse habitat

Mar 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is at odds with the Bureau of Land Management over balancing environmental protections with development.
On March 22 the ... [more]

CWC wants to lower costs of employee recruitment

Mar 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Reducing airline travel expense is one of the college's priorities.

More than 60 percent of the money Central Wyoming College spends on employee ... [more]

Game herds feel drought impact; state changing seasonal quotas

Mar 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sportsmen say the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is managing game responsibly with 2013's big game seasons.
At a meeting Wednesday at the Riverton Branch ... [more]

A bewildering, big bunny

Mar 27, 2013 - Staff:  Children attending the PAWS annual pupcake fundraiser Saturday at the Riverton senior center had the opportunity to have their portrait taken with the Easter ... [more]

Today

Mar 27, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
LAWRENCE

Valerie J. Lawrence, 53, of Riverton, died Friday, March 22, at her home. There will be no services, per her request. Close family and ... [more]

Shooting restrictions to resume this week

Mar 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The U.S. Forest Service is restricting the shooting of firearms in the Pole Mountain area between Cheyenne and Laramie starting at the end of the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man to serve life in prison for killing
CODY -- A judge in Cody has sentenced a man to life in prison, with the possibility of parole, for the ... [more]

Federal gov't cuts $53M in mineral payments to state under 'sequester'

Mar 27, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The federal government has informed Wyoming officials that it will withhold more than $53 million in mineral payments to the state under the ... [more]

Denali expedition stresses diversity

Mar 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The NOLS-led ascent aims to place nine black climbers atop North America's tallest mountain.

Eight members of the Expedition Denali team spoke to ... [more]

Dubois boy's death called 'tragic accident'

Mar 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the Tuesday morning death of 6-year-old Lain Mathson of Dubois.
Coroner Ed McAuslan said he doesn't suspect foul play in ... [more]

Auditors want value established for county museum collections

Mar 27, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board has inquired about a request from county officials to have museum collections "accessioned" to determine total value.
Board ... [more]

County has a dozen bad bridges; state eyes replacements

Mar 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A recent inspection by the Wyoming Department of Transportation found damage to a wooden bridge on Ray Lake Road, where one support post was split from top to ... [more]

RMS students present spring play

Mar 26, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School students presented their spring play "Murder So Fowl" at the school Thursday and Friday for pupils and family members. Above, Evelynn ... [more]

Today

Mar 26, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SEBRING

A son was born to Ashley Jackson and Bryce Sebring of Riverton at 7:03 a.m. March 19 at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Officials recommend HPV vaccine

Mar 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Taking advantage of available vaccines can help prevent cervical cancer while following expert screening recommendations can help ensure cervical cancer is ... [more]

Digest

Mar 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Money raised to open park on time
JACKSON -- Thanks to successful local community fundraising efforts, Yellowstone National Park will be open on time ... [more]

Incoming UW chief makes good impression on visit

Mar 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Visiting the University of Wyoming campus for the first time since being named its new president, Robert Sternberg is making a good impression with ... [more]

Fracking ruling sides with states, energy producers

Mar 26, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  In 2010, Wyoming became one of the first states to require companies to disclose ingredients in hydraulic fracturing chemicals to state regulators but not ... [more]

Tribe, feds agree to wait 60 days on eagle lawsuit

Mar 26, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawsuit between the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the tribe's fight for a permit allowing it to kill bald ... [more]

G&F wants new hunting quotas

Mar 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Area residents will have a chance to weigh in on proposed hunting seasons this week during a meeting with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Wednesday in ... [more]

Churches plan Holy Week schedules through Easter

Mar 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Anyone wanting to hunt for eggs over Easter weekend will have plenty of opportunities in the Riverton area.
The Riverton Chamber of Commerce will host its ... [more]

'Timing all wrong' for change in college funding, CWC says

Mar 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials at Central Wyoming College are worried about a potential change to the state's funding metric that would redistribute money to community colleges ... [more]

Digest

Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Snake River motorboat use reviewed
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department hold a public meeting Monday in Jackson about motorized watercraft ... [more]

UW's new president to visit campus and Laramie

Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Robert Sternberg will make his first visit to Laramie this week since being named the new University of Wyoming president.
Sternberg is scheduled to ... [more]

Game and Fish leaders discussing service cuts

Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Entire Wyo-ming Game and Fish Department programs may be in jeopardy in 2015 because of a lack of funding, according to agency and state Game and ... [more]

Ceremonies planned April 1 for Veterans Welcome Home Day

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Veterans Commission will celebrate Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day on Monday, April 1. The day of welcoming was codified in ... [more]

The way it was: Dr. Barrasso -- 1989

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  John Barrasso was a familiar face in Wyoming long before he was a U.S. Senator. He wrote a weekly newspaper column on health care, and he was the Wyoming host ... [more]

Catholic college selects new president

Mar 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Board of Directors of Wyoming Catholic College is pleased to announce the selection of a new president of the college, Kevin D. Roberts, Ph.D.
Roberts ... [more]

Help for Health Hospice celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Mar 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Help for Health Hospice Home was the setting for a fun filled St. Patrick's Day party. The festivity was hosted by hospice volunteers. Patients, family and ... [more]

WRTA expanding service to include Dubois and Jackson

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wind River Transportation Authority is finalizing stops for a fixed route from eastern Fremont County to Dubois and Jackson three days a week. WRTA ... [more]

Wolverines speakers take first at national qualifier

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School qualified a record number of speakers for the National Forensic League national tournament this year, thanks to a dominating performance ... [more]

Judge won't allow state mental screen of Dale Eaton

Mar 25, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge on Friday denied a request from the state of Wyoming to allow its mental health expert to examine the state's lone death row inmate.
U.S. ... [more]

College wants more time to tweak budget

Mar 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College administrators have requested more time to develop next year's budget due to unanticipated losses of funding.
"We thought we had a ... [more]