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Assessed value drops below $1B again

Mar 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A rebound to $1.09 billion is predicted for fiscal year 2015.

Fremont County government expects lower property tax income next fiscal year because ... [more]

City rates might rise more than normal to help cut into debt

Mar 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents may soon see a higher than usual increase in their utility bills. The rates for water, sewer and sanitation services automatically increase ... [more]

RMS puts on A Night of Jazz

Mar 21, 2013 - Staff:  Katie's sister Sydney Thayer took a flugelhorn solo on "My Funny Valentine" between trumpet players Tekah Branson and Tayte Thomas during the A Night of ... [more]

Today

Mar 21, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ALLEN

A son was born to Amber-Lea Allen of Lander and Jeremiah Allen of Albuquerque, N.M., at 1:13 a.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

CWC providing free tax help to county residents

Mar 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Assistance available once more before April 15 deadline.

With taxes due in a couple of weeks, many residents have been making appointments to get ... [more]

Digest

Mar 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fire danger high in parts of state
Dry and windy conditions have increased the fire danger across lower elevation areas of Wyoming.
Several ... [more]

Barrasso airs doubts about nominee for Interior boss

Mar 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Sally Jewell's nomination was advanced in committee on a 19-3 vote.

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Energy Committee on Thursday endorsed President ... [more]

Judge sends Hill case straight to high court

Mar 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Ruling that the education of Wyoming's K-12 students hasn't been jeopardized by a new law making changes to the state schools chief's job, a ... [more]

Analysts expect lower revenues for county

Mar 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Analysts predict revenues coming into Fremont County's general fund will not meet expectations this fiscal year and will drop again next year.
Fremont ... [more]

Report from architecture firm calls for new school, renovations

Mar 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The architectural firm reviewing the needs of Wyoming's highest-capacity school districts has revised its final report on Riverton's needs.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Mosho's memory of fatal wreck 'cloudy'

Mar 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Woman pleads guilty to one count of aggravated homicide in the Dec. 5 death of Michelle Littleshield.

Alma Louise Mosho says she does not remember ... [more]

Today

Mar 20, 2013 - Staff:  DEATHS
MERRILL
James L. "Jim" Merrill , 75, of Lander died March 17, 2013, at Help For Health Hospice Home in Riverton. Memorial services will be held ... [more]

Facilities chief resigns

Mar 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The director of the Wyoming School Facilities Department is stepping down effective April 1. Ian Catellier says the agency has accomplished a good ... [more]

Phillips gets confirmation hearing with Senate panel

Mar 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both of Wyoming's U.S. Senators spoke highly of state Attorney General Greg Phillips' qualifications to serve as a federal appeals court judge at a ... [more]

Digest

Mar 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wind farm project filing delayed
RAWLINS -- A company has pushed back by a year its plans to apply for a state permit to build a large wind farm in ... [more]

Federal report lists sequester effects in state funding

Mar 20, 2013 - Staff:  The White House last week released state-by-state impacts of the sequester, which went into effect last week and will result in funding cuts to governments and ... [more]

Crosswalks get timer displays

Mar 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Pedestrians now have countdown timers while they cross the streets in Riverton.
New pedestrian signal heads were placed on Riverton's intersections Monday by ... [more]

Committee recommends uses for 1 percent tax money

Mar 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee held its first organizational meeting this month at Riverton City Hall.
The committee will work closely to ... [more]

Hunters say wolves doing harm, ask to join lawsuit

Mar 20, 2013 - By Ben Neary, Associated Press:  The National Rifle Association and Safari Club International are blaming wolves for bringing down the quality of big-game hunting in northwestern Wyoming.
The ... [more]

Collins named Jackson principal; board member to resign post

Mar 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Trustee Greg Ashdown has been tranferred to Billings, Mont., by his employer.

Riverton Middle School assistant principal Curt Collins has been hired ... [more]

County residents in thick of talks to raise beer tax

Mar 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  With an interim legislative committee planning to study Wyoming's beer and liquor tax, some residents of Fremont County are advocating for a beer tax increase ... [more]

Organizations work to curb binge drinking in Laramie

Mar 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Laramie Police Chief Dale Stalder sees an apparent increase in the number and severity of alcohol-related incidents in the university town.

LARAMIE -- ... [more]

Today

Mar 19, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page A-5 story "Gun control next CWC 'Hot Topic'" should have said the gun control discussion at 11:30 a.m. ... [more]

Air boardings off to a bad start for 2013

Mar 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fewer passengers have boarded airplanes at Riverton Regional Airport so far this year compared to last year's numbers. "That's reason for concern," public ... [more]

Arson suspected in fire that burned nine vehicles

Mar 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  "They basically ruled out accidental and natural (causes)," said Riverton fire chief Mike Hutchinson.

An unexplained fire damaged up to nine vehicles ... [more]

Students followed GPS, got stuck near Blondie Pass

Mar 19, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County officials rescued four Northwest College students from the Blondie Pass area Sunday evening after the group became stranded.
According to ... [more]

Digest

Mar 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Elk, bison feeding ending for season
JACKSON -- Supplemental winter feeding for elk and bison will soon be ending in northwestern Wyoming.
The state ... [more]

Bargain reached with driver in fatal hit-and-run

Mar 19, 2013 - Staff:  The state has reached a plea agreement with Alma Louise Mosho, 33, of Fort Hall, Idaho, who was charged in December in a fatal hit-and-run collision at the ... [more]

State adds two drilling rigs for week

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Nationwide, the rig count is down about 200 from a year ago.

HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively ... [more]

New oil and gas supervisor named

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming has a new state oil and gas supervisor.
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission an-nounced Friday that Grant Black will direct the ... [more]

Mead vetoes bill on jobless benefits

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has vetoed a bill he says would have made it easier for employers to deny unemployment benefits to terminated workers.
It's his veto ... [more]

The way it was: Lander Tigers -- 1972

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County sent three teams to the state high schol baskerball tournament at the University of Wyoming in 1972 -- Dubois in Class B (the equivalent of ... [more]

Digest

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Gun control next CWC 'Hot Topic'
Gun control is the subject of the second in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions at 11:30 a.m ... [more]

Wind River kids speak up on bus safety

Mar 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Motivated by a classmate's death, a group of Fremont County School District 6 students are lobbying the state Legislature to change laws about school bus ... [more]

Meth project art contest deadline extended

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  The Wyoming Meth Project has extended the registration deadline for the "Take a Stand Against Meth" statewide art contest from March 15 to April 1.
With ... [more]

Testing put off for a day after death of school staff member

Mar 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State testing was delayed by one day at Riverton Middle School last week due to the death of RMS paraprofessional Liz Erickson.
Erickson died Monday afternoon ... [more]

Calvert to stay on at Wyoming Public TV

Mar 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming PBS general manager Ruby Calvert has decided not to retire this summer, reversing her announcement to the contrary earlier this year.
"It's really ... [more]

Drive continues to improve atmosphere at Riverton City Park

Mar 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A committee of interested citizens has been proposed for "the purpose of researching, planning, fundraising and overseeing the construction of a fully ... [more]

Dashing through the snow

Mar 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Winter mountain bikers race the soft trails of Togwotee

Before the sixth annual Togwotee Winter Classic, many of the competitors talked excitedly ... [more]

Hanway gets life term for Hudson killings

Mar 17, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Facing a life sentence in prison, Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. said he will never stop being sorry for stabbing Eric Likes and Elva Quiver to death at the ... [more]