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Police need to 'catch a break' on July 26 crimes

Sep 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Armed invaders shot holes in a trailer house, and a bar in Riverton was robbed at gunpoint a short time later.

Local police are looking for more ... [more]

Griffin monument unveiled in Riverton

Sep 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Griffin monument unveiled in Riverton

Veterans, active service members, school children, government officials and residents gathered under a somber ... [more]

District 25 leans toward south site for new school

Sep 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is making progress in securing real estate for a new elementary school and has started brainstorming future uses for the old ... [more]

Atlantic Lake trail closed temporarily

Sep 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest has implemented a temporary area closure on the eastern side of Atlantic Lake along Trail 723. This closure is within the Popo ... [more]

Today

Sep 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
LITTLESHIELD

A son was born to Tesla Monique Goggles and Donovan Littleshield, of Riverton, at 8:44 p.m. Aug. 21, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Public can see state health stats

Sep 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The broad information collected by the Wyoming Department of Health's Vital Statistics Services program offers interesting snapshots about Wyoming's residents ... [more]

Yellowstone visitation up, tops 2.5M year to date

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone officials say they have seen increased traffic this summer at most entrances at the national park.
The National Park ... [more]

State might increase air service aid

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A panel of state lawmakers has recommended more than doubling the funding for a state program that subsidizes air service to Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Committee will look at beer tax
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's 2 cent per gallon tax on beer has remained unchanged since 1935, but that could soon change.
The ... [more]

Max sentence for Hitching Post arsonist

Sep 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  For years the inn had been the toast of Cheyenne as the home for most state lawmakers during their winter legislative sessions.

CHEYENNE -- A New ... [more]

Enzi a 'no' vote on Syria use-of-force resolution

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The planned Wednesday vote has been delayed.

CHEYENNE -- Sen. Mike Enzi says he's planning to vote against a likely Senate resolution to authorize a ... [more]

Library board to choose director this week

Sep 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The spot has been vacant since former Fremont County Library System director Matt Nojonen resigned May 31.

By the end of this week, the Fremont ... [more]

Documents show ties to local meth dealers from Mexican ring

Sep 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors say a group of Fremont County meth dealers had ties with an organization stretching back to the U.S.-Mexican border.
Timothy Pitt, 32, of Hudson, ... [more]

Bike path attackers named; teens being charged as adults

Sep 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the boys charged in connection with a beating death last week north of Riverton was telling people about the incident after it occurred, and it led to ... [more]

Aviation fans flock to Lander fly-in

Sep 9, 2013 - Staff:  Aviation fans descended on Lander's Hunt Field for the annual fly-in ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Healthy lunch sales picking up
CHEYENNE -- Officials in southeast Wyoming say school lunch sales are picking up after a slight drop that followed new ... [more]

Post-fire Yellowstone forests mending

Sep 9, 2013 - By Mike Koshmrl, For The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A quarter century after September snows extinguished the most widespread fires in Yellowstone National Park's history, the ... [more]

Feds to write separate review for SW Washington train terminal for Wyoming's coal

Sep 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LONGVIEW, Wash. -- Washington state's decision to include greenhouse gas emissions and train traffic concerns in the review of a proposed coal terminal near the ... [more]

The way it was: City park crowd -- 1913

Sep 9, 2013 - Staff:  A hundred years ago, Riverton City Park had only recently moved to its current location on the east side of Federal Boulevard where it intersects with Main ... [more]

Smith takes helm at District 14

Sep 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With the new academic school year comes a new superintendent for Fremont County School District 14 on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Superintendent Terry ... [more]

Scenic byway comments due Sept. 30

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Department of Transportation invites the public to comment on draft sections of the Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway ... [more]

Griffin memorial to be dedicated Wednesday

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Formal dedication ceremonies for the memorial honoring the late Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin are set for noon Wednesday at Veterans Park on the Rails to Trails ... [more]

Seniors urged to apply for Daniels scholarship

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Motivated college-bound high school seniors in Wyoming are encouraged to visit DanielsFund.org to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program. The application ... [more]

Man injured in motorcycle wreck

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 48-year-old Riverton man suffered serious injuries Aug. 24 after wrecking his Harley Davidson motorcycle east of Pavillion.
Michael Starks was found ... [more]

National Does president at state meeting in Riverton

Sep 9, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton Does Drove welcomed national Does Grand Lodge supreme president Esther Fister-Palmer this weekend.
A local audience greeted Fister-Palmer in a ... [more]

Bear caught after found in barn

Sep 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A grizzly bear was captured Thursday morning in Dubois morning after reportedly wandering into a barn on Bald Mountain Road on Wednesday.
Officials said they ... [more]

Wyoming has biggest drop in driving of any state

Sep 9, 2013 - By James Chilton. MCT News Service:  With the smallest, most spread-out population in the country, it's no surprise that Wyomingites drive more miles each year than residents of any other ... [more]

Sheep count up a bit in county; prices dip

Sep 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming as a whole boasts 5,000 more sheep and lambs this year than last, a difference of about 1.3 percent.

With 20,500 animals, there is about one ... [more]

County's jobless rate nudged lower; still well ahead of '12 performance

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Unemployment in Fremont County ticked slightly higher in July, although the local jobs market continues to outperform conditions of a year ago.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Sep 6, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one photo cutline for "Crack crew" should have said Wyoming Department of Transportation employee Kirk ... [more]