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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]

Digest

Sep 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ATV crash into Seminoe kills man
RAWLINS -- Carbon County authorities say a man who was riding on an all-terrain vehicle died after the four-wheeler ... [more]

New WDE boss: Reform efforts are worthwhile

Sep 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is on the right track in its effort to hold schools and educators accountable for the academic performance of their K-12 students, according ... [more]

WHP says bike rider's death was a suicide

Sep 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol has concluded that a bicyclist who died north of Sheridan over the weekend committed suicide by intentionally pulling out ... [more]

Lottery board settles on CEO candidate

Sep 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Officials hope to have the lottery up and running next year.

CHEYENNE -- The board overseeing the creation of a state lottery in Wyoming has settled ... [more]

Two arrests in bike path death

Sep 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Those responsible for leaving a man dead and woman beaten unconscious on the Rails to Trails path Wednesday morning are in custody, law enforcement believes. ... [more]

PAWS scores show mixed results for Arapahoe schools

Sep 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Scores were mixed for Arapahoe students on this year's Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, but most grade levels tested worse in 2012-2013 than in ... [more]

Weather likely to keep Burroughs fire active for now

Sep 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dubois-area residents should get used to seeing smoke. Officials expect the Burroughs Fire to burn for a while longer.
"As weather dries out and fuels ... [more]

West Nile cases hit 10 in county; hot month extends biting season

Sep 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  At least 10 Fremont County residents have contracted West Nile Virus this season -- far more than in any other area of the state.
One man in Park County has ... [more]

Today

Sep 5, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
COLEMAN

Coleen Kathryn Coleman, 52, died Friday, Aug. 30. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, ... [more]

Digest

Sep 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Welcome weather lowers fire risk
MOOSE -- More rain and cooler weather have prompted officials to reduce the wildfire risk in the Jackson area from ... [more]

NAACP, Ku Klux Klan meeting in Casper may be a first

Sep 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Klan representative paid $50 to join the civil rights organization.

DENVER -- A secret meeting between a representative of the Wyoming chapter of ... [more]

UW energy center to be dedicated next week

Sep 5, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming's new $25 million Energy Innovation Center provides students, faculty and others state-of-the-art facilities to enable ... [more]

Peter Michael named attorney general

Sep 5, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  He has been the state's lead lawyer in an ongoing lawsuit involving Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill.

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has ... [more]

Fireworks, cannon OK'd for football games

Sep 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A blast will follow each score made by Riverton High School.

Spectators at this year's Riverton High School football games will be treated to the ... [more]

Crew still at Burroughs site; firefighter injures knee at fire

Sep 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Four residences and another 20 structures have been threatened by the flames, but officials said no property has been damaged.

A crew member fighting ... [more]

Meth bust documents tell of cash tricks by defendants

Sep 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It seems in the case of Timothy Pitt, crime truly did not pay.
Court documents indicate the Hudson man accused of selling meth was chronically short on ... [more]

Body found on Rails to Trails was male

Sep 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The body of a man found dead Wednesday morning on the Rails to Trails pathway north of Riverton was scheduled for an autopsy Thursday, officials said.
Fremont ... [more]