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State OKs EOG flaring request

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press, Cheyenne:  The state Board of Land Commissioners has approved a company's request to avoid paying royalties to the state on natural gas that the company has flared in the ... [more]

DWS urges unemployment insurance claimants to file online

Apr 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Unemployment Insurance Division is encouraging individuals to file for unemployment insurance benefits online. ... [more]

Devon Energy makes Fortune magazine's best workplace list

Apr 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy has been named to Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," the eighth consecutive year the company has earned a spot on ... [more]

Davey retiring after 20 years with CWC

Apr 16, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A retiring employee was commended for her service in February during a meeting of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
Martha Davey will retire at ... [more]

'Cop cams' for local officers and deputies worth consideration

Apr 16, 2015 - Lucille Lien, Riverton:  Editor:
It could cost us some money, but I support having the police officers and sheriff deputies in Fremont County wear the little "cop cams" on their ... [more]

Roberta Armajo

Apr 15, 2015 - Staff:  Roberta Armajo died Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Billings, Mont., after a lengthy illness. She was 52 years old.
An evening service and wake will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]


Apr 15, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In the March 12 Ranger, the page one story "Commissioners hear pitch on selling EMS to private firm" should have said revenues have ... [more]


Apr 14, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Sarah Purdum of Riverton and Darren Purdum of Riverton at 7:07 a.m. March 2 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

County athletes nab medals across board on Kelly Walsh track

Apr 12, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  There was a Fremont County flavor Friday at the Trojan Invitational track and field meet in Casper.
The Riverton Wolverines, Lander Tigers and Shoshoni ... [more]

Wyoming rushing offense shines in scrimmage

Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Wyoming's offense gained 226 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns, while the defense recorded four sacks and two interceptions during the Cowboys' ... [more]

LVHS boys get win, tie in two soccer tilts

Apr 12, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Behind four goals from Daniel Lobera, the Lander Tigers tied Torrington 4-4 Saturday on the road.
The Tigers blanked Cody 3-0 Friday night in Park County. ... [more]

An aging college faculty

Apr 12, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  CWC faces a significant challenge and must be supported financially to meet it

There was a wave of hiring in Fremont County school districts in the ... [more]


Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Anderson replacement named
CHEYENNE -- Brian Boner of Douglas took the oath of office at the State Capitol on Friday to become the newest member of the ... [more]

Rig count in state off one

Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 40 this week to 988 ... [more]

Federal review of Canada lynx to take longer than expected

Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Designations of critical habitat have been made in parts of Wyoming and five other states.

PORTLAND, Maine -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is ... [more]

The way it was: Bus garage fire -- 1983

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  There's never a good time for a property-damaging fire, but the flames that swept through Fremont County School District 1 bus garage in Lander 32 years ago ... [more]

WY Outside urging youths to explore outdoors

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  WY Outside is launching a new effort to connect Wyoming children and families with outdoor recreation in the state.
The WY Outside Challenge is hands-on, ... [more]

Museum event to include sheep shearing and crafts

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Sheep Shearing Day is the first event in the Children's Exploration Series at the Fremont County Pioneer Museum.
Shearing demonstrations, weaving displays, ... [more]

Transplanting permits available at national forest district offices

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Tree and shrub transplanting permits are available for purchase at Shoshone National Forest district offices.
Transplant permits are $5 for one tree or shrub ... [more]

Riverton library to show film, host reading event for writers

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will continue its second annual Native American Film Series on Wednesday with "Winter in the Blood."
The film is a "wild and ... [more]

Shoshone, Arapaho receiving grant from National Park Service

Apr 12, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The National Park Service has announced that $8.78 million in grants will be allocated to 154 American Indian tribes to "support their historic preservation ... [more]

Dirt work under way on highway project south of Riverton; delays expected

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The construction has a contract completion date of Oct. 31.

Excavation of topsoil and dirt work has started on the 3.32-mile highway improvement ... [more]

New chairman of Democratic Party hopes to increase American Indian turnout at polls

Apr 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party elected new officers at a March 21 meeting.
The party elected Riverton's Ron Howard as chairman, Arapahoe's Sergio ... [more]

Alarm at Honor Farm nothing serious; officers used it to train

Apr 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Anyone who saw the Fremont County Coroner and Riverton Police Department rushing to the Wyoming Honor Farm with his lights flashing on Friday have no need for ... [more]

Plans in place for new fire hall in Hudson; $1M job this summer

Apr 12, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The 8,000-square-foot, three-bay fire facility will be built south of the new Hudson water plant at the corner of Eighth and Kansas streets.

Hudson ... [more]

Assessed value to climb slightly; $920 million projected

Apr 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's assessed value is expected to increase .4 percent to $920 million in the coming fiscal year, according to a report from Fremont County ... [more]

Wind River girls and Dubois boys capture team crowns at small WIHS track meet

Apr 12, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- With nearly a dozen track meets scheduled around Wyoming on Friday and Saturday, the turnout at Wyoming Indian was the lowest in the meet's history. ... [more]

When Great American tragedy ended

Apr 12, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  The Civil was at its conclusion 150 years ago this month.

It's a phrase commonly uttered in times of crisis.
"Desperate times call for desperate ... [more]

Wolverines beat NC, fall 1-0 to KW

Apr 12, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The second game was Riverton's first loss of the high school soccer season.

The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team fell behind for the first time ... [more]

Western gets good showing at Burlington meet

Apr 12, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The girls team from Western Heritage Lutheran Academy finished with a solid third-place performance in a small five school track meet Friday at Burlington's ... [more]