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State revenue pinch lower oil, gas just starting, say analysts

May 1, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Severity will depend on duration

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyo-ming remains on solid fiscal footing for now but the effect of low oil and natural gas prices on ... [more]

Big meth bust Thursday; no link to last week's

May 1, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  At least six people were arrested Thursday in Riverton for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine as major drug enforcement operations continued.
Wanda Peden, ... [more]


Apr 30, 2015 - Staff:  Correction
An April 24 story in The Ranger should have said Dale Bennett, 38, of Riverton faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of possession of ... [more]

Report says grouse protections could harm military

Apr 30, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming has the nation's biggest population of sage grouse.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse under the federal ... [more]

$30 million 'scrubber' set for refinery

Apr 30, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  HollyFrontier expects the emission-cutting device to be fully operational in September.

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The skyline of Cheyenne is about to change ... [more]


Apr 30, 2015 - The Associated Press:  More windows shattered on I-25
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities say two more people have reported their windows being shattered while driving in ... [more]

Officers mark 20th anniversary of Sheriff lieutenant's death at hands of prisoner

Apr 30, 2015 - Staff:  Local law enforcement officers wore black bands over their badges Thursday in honor of Fremont County Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Crerar, who was shot to death ... [more]

CWC Health and Science Center to get McFarland's name during campus ceremonies Friday

Apr 30, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland will be honored Friday during a naming ceremony for the CWC Health and Science Center.
The CWC ... [more]

State OKs extra money for new K-12 school; work can proceed

Apr 30, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming School Facilities Commission has approved a request to exceed the budget set for construction of Willow Creek Elementary School by 3 percent, or ... [more]

Pavillion-area couple suing gas giant over contamination of well water

Apr 30, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A couple living near Pavillion is suing Encana Oil & Gas (USA) in federal court, saying the company's natural-gas developments contaminated their drinking ... [more]


Apr 29, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Michelle Iceman of Riverton at 1:30 p.m. March 30 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Charges upped for three inmates

Apr 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS (AP) -- Prosecutors have increased attempted murder charges for three Wyoming State Penitentiary inmates from second degree to first ... [more]


Apr 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  No charges in pedestrian fatality
CODY (AP) -- No charges will be filed against a driver who hit and killed a pedestrian in Cody.
Park County Attorney ... [more]

Preserve and trail closed due to more griz activity

Apr 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY (AP) -- A land preserve north of Cody has been closed after officials noticed increased grizzly bear activity.
The Nature Conservancy has closed its ... [more]

Officers pull guns, but no shots fired

Apr 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police drew their weapons and engaged in a short standoff with a resident Saturday evening while investigating reports of shots fired on Bell Avenue.
No one ... [more]

County sets hearings on EMS tax, privatization next week

Apr 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Public meetings to discuss the sustainability of Fremont County Emergency Medical Services are officially set for Monday and Tuesday.
"I hope there's clear ... [more]

'Thing of the past'

Apr 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After decades, Eagles club shuts its doors

A local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles closed its doors this month after failing to qualify for ... [more]

Unclaimed remains finally to be buried after years in limbo

Apr 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After spending months or years in storage, the remains of 12 people finally are to rest in peace at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.
When the individuals ... [more]

Inmate pleads guilty to plot to kill parents

Apr 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyo-ming State Penitentiary inmate pleaded guilty Monday to trying -- from behind bars -- to hire a hit man to kill his mother and stepfather ... [more]

'Closest I've ever been to lightning'

Apr 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Stormy weather ends, leaving much welcome moisture behind

Recent storms in Riverton hit home for Rose Apadaca on April 23 - or nearly did.
Apadaca ... [more]


Apr 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman arrested after shooting
GILLETTE (AP) -- Police have arrested a 24-year-old woman accused of shooting another woman in the leg with a pistol at a ... [more]

City hooked up 667 new utility customers in '14

Apr 28, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton's utility services division processed 667 applications for service in 2014, completing about 1,500 work order requests.
The average ... [more]

Don't overpay for certificates, state warns

Apr 28, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The Vital Statistics Services Office at the Wyoming Department of Health is warning residents to be careful if choosing an online provider for birth, death and ... [more]

Judge refuses to let Yellowbear join border challenge

Apr 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied Andrew Yellowbear's request to join a lawsuit affecting the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]


Apr 28, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Codie Lennen of Riverton and Troy Lennen Jr. of Riverton at 6:27 a.m. April 6 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Delegation backs sage grouse bill

Apr 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyo-ming's congressional delegation but not the state's governor say they support a legislative effort to block federal protection of the ... [more]


Apr 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Parks get funds for electric car
MOOSE -- Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have teamed up with a clean energy coalition to secure more than ... [more]

Drivers cautious after woman shot in neck on Interstate 25

Apr 26, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- Days after a Milliken woman was shot in the neck while driving on Interstate 25 near Windsor on the heavily traveled corridor between ... [more]

Civil Air Patrol seeks new cadets and volunteers

Apr 26, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- A little-known group is looking for volunteers and cadets to take part in search-and rescue flights and other missions.
Col. Ken Johnston, ... [more]

Garden project helps inmates, community and students

Apr 26, 2015 - By Karla Pomeroy, For The Associated Press:  A partnership between Northwest College and the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office is designed to benefit students, inmates and community members in Basin.
"I'm ... [more]