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Lander native releasing debut album

Feb 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lebeau to perform concert Sunday at the Lander Bar.

Lander native Garrett Lebeau is returning to his hometown this weekend to celebrate the upcoming ... [more]

Digest

Feb 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wolf count nearly done
JACKSON -- Wyoming wildlife officers are wrapping up their annual wolf count, saying they expect the totals to be about 170 ... [more]

UW energy school rakes in another big-money gift

Feb 8, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Another major corporate gift from the oil and gas industry, this time from ExxonMobil, seeks to boost hydrocarbon deposit research at the University ... [more]

Honor Farm intersection site of wreck

Feb 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Highway 789 north of Riverton was obstructed for about 30 minutes Friday morning after another accident occurred at the Honor Farm Road ... [more]

Skull testing doesn't prove it's Rubano's, but case closed

Feb 8, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Examinations of a human skull discovered near Popo Agie Falls have brought inconclusive results.
Officials had hoped the skull could be identified positively ... [more]

Supplemental budget legislation getting last-minute tweaks

Feb 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's supplemental budget bill faces final amendments in both Houses.
The Wyoming House and Senate both have scheduled final reading of the ... [more]

Commission rejects another idea for insignia on coroner's vehicles

Feb 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A disagreement among county officials over vehicle decals continues to have no end in sight. The Fremont County Commission rejected a "compromise" from county ... [more]

4,250 wells: Gas partners readying big play

Feb 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Encana Oil & Gas and Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company seek to develop an oil and natural gas field straddling Fremont and Natrona counties. The Bureau of ... [more]

Today

Feb 7, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page 12 story "Balloon in the breeze" should have said Cloud Kisser II was giving tethered rides Saturday in ... [more]

Digest

Feb 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW makes 'best value' list
LARAMIE -- A survey has ranked the University of Wyoming as among the 100 best college values in the nation.
The annual ... [more]

Rare winter call on North Platte placed downstream

Feb 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The first winter-time call on administration of water rights in the North Platte River drainage in Wyoming since 2005 means several cities and towns ... [more]

Bill on domestic violence protections passes Senate

Feb 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, said he sponsored Senate File 117 at the request of a constituent from Fremont County.

A bill that would better ... [more]

District 38 superintendent to step down

Feb 7, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After a year on the job, Fremont County School District 38 superintendent Jonathan Braack submitted his resignation, effective June 30.
"My wife and I feel ... [more]

County to set up citizen committee on uses for 1 percent tax

Feb 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is establishing a committee of citizens to advise on the spending of optional 1 percent tax revenue.
The Fremont County Commission on Feb. 5 ... [more]

Five in field to fill CWC board vacancy

Feb 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Five people have applied to fill the vacancy left on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees after Judy Pedersen resigned in January.
The list of ... [more]

Fire closes school for the day

Feb 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Overheated dryer at RHS blamed; smoke was thick

Local high schoolers got an unexpected day off on Thursday after a dryer fire started in the Riverton ... [more]

Balloon in the breeze

Feb 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Cloud Kisser II gives tethered rides for winter carnival.

The 2013 Wild West Winter Carnival continued Saturday, and Riverton's City Park was ... [more]

Today

Feb 6, 2013 - Staff:  Births
CRAZYTHUNDER

A daughter was born to Rachel Norse, of Arapahoe, and Billy Crazythunder Jr., of Ethete, at 3:44 a.m. Dec. 12, 2012, at Lander ... [more]

Resident brings love of sushi to city

Feb 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Pollard says making the rice and seaweed rolls provides a fun diversion at parties.

Beverley Pollard of Riverton is looking to share her love of ... [more]

Digest

Feb 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Date set in superintendent lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- A judge will hear arguments on March 14 in a lawsuit filed by state Superintendent Cindy Hill that ... [more]

Mead sees problems in legislation exempting state from gun laws

Feb 6, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says he has concerns with bills pending in the Wyoming Legislature that would seek to exempt the state from any new federal ban on ... [more]

Librarian sues to get her job back in Dubois

Feb 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The fired manager of the Dubois Branch Library is suing the Fremont County Library Board to get her job back.
Paula Sabatka through attorney H. Clay Fulcher ... [more]

Mead, lawmakers clash on cash

Feb 6, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  State Sen. Eli Bebout of Riverton is at the center of the spat
with the governor.


CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead wants to meet with Wyoming lawmakers ... [more]

College generally in favor of bill replacing GED with more specific state method

Feb 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that would replace the general educational development equivalency diploma with a high school ... [more]

Truck takes plunge through ice

Feb 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  George Fishbaugh of Thermopolis says he'll never drive on ice again.
"Even on a four-wheeler," he said this week. "If I can't walk out, I'm not ... [more]

'Goal meeting' hits on activities, communication

Feb 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness and the city council discussed goal setting at a special meeting Tuesday at Central Wyoming College. Attendees expressed a need for ... [more]

Today

Feb 5, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page A-9 cutline should have said Russ Kobbe and Rob Heller joined forces on an ice sculpture rendition of the ... [more]

Family planning services allowed to seek funding, grants for another year

Feb 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After answering a variety of tough questions, Fremont County Family Planning Services gained the Fremont County Commission's approval to seek funding for ... [more]

Digest

Feb 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Committee approves Hathaway bill
CHEYENNE -- The Senate Education Committee has endorsed a bill that would add to the requirements for applying for the ... [more]

State Education Board opposes electing members

Feb 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Board of Education has voted to oppose the idea of having some of its members elected.
Currently, 12 of the 13 board members are ... [more]

Annual count of trumpeter swans starting this week

Feb 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is conducting an aerial survey for trumpeter swans and other waterfowl in the Pacific Flyway portion of western ... [more]

Agency backs controls on coal power plants

Feb 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  If approved, the measures likely would take years to complete.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's consumer watchdog agency has approved environmental controls for ... [more]

School, RPD cooperated on 'end of the world' worries

Feb 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  School officials are thanking the Riverton Police Department for helping to ensure student safety in the face of unsubstantiated rumors.
Fremont County School ... [more]

Dry summer, dry fall and dry winter

Feb 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Grazers keeping an anxious eye on range moisture conditions

Last year's drought caused problems for ranchers and continues to cast uncertainty on ... [more]

Masons named new WWWC royalty as big weekend wraps

Feb 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Next year's Wild West Winter Carnival king and queen are Scott and Darla Mason of Riverton.
The royal couple was crowned on Saturday evening after a day ... [more]

Recreation board receives unusually high number of grant applications

Feb 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is among the applicants, requesting $80,000 for a "green space" downtown.

The amount of money recently requested by the City of ... [more]

Digest

Feb 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Flaming Gorge gets hovercraft
MANILA, Utah -- Flaming Gorge Reservoir is welcoming a long-awaited amphibious hovercraft meant to keep the dam secure ... [more]

Bill would let schools test all-year class

Feb 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Represent-attires has given initial approval to a bill that would encourage school districts to try out year-round class ... [more]

Conditions right for low gas prices in Wyoming, Rockies

Feb 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A boom in domestic oil drilling has helped lower U.S. gasoline prices, though the steepest drops have missed California commuters, Midwestern ... [more]

The way it was: Cutter racing -- 1978

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County has been enthusiastic cutter racing country for years, with February often a prime month for the modern-day chariot racers to hit the ... [more]