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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]

Powell ex-hospital chief to settle fraud lawsuit

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Powell Valley Healthcare's former CEO has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed against him alleging fraud.
Paul Cardwell signed a ... [more]

Today

Sep 4, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
NIGRO

Barbara Ann Nigro, 76, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, Aug. 29, at her home in Baker City, Ore. Services have taken ... [more]

Digest

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cyclist killed in truck collision
SHERIDAN -- A bicyclist is dead following an accident north of Sheridan over the weekend.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol ... [more]

Escaped inmate got 90-minute head start

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- An inmate who escaped on his way to the Sweetwater County jail got a head start because the private company transporting him didn't notify authorities ... [more]

Teens plead guilty in triple slayings, sentenced to life terms without parole

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teenagers who gunned down three members of a family at a rural home in northern Wyoming early this year will serve life in prison without the ... [more]

Good progress on Burroughs Fire; crew of 145 on scene

Sep 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 1,794-acre Burroughs Fire north of Dubois was 14 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, officials said.
No injuries or property damage have been ... [more]

Program director eyes Major property for new day reporting center site

Sep 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A program that gives youths in trouble with the law an alternative to incarceration and expulsion is developing a new site for its day reporting center. ... [more]

One dead, one injured on bike path

Sep 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a potential homicide that was discovered north of Riverton on Wednesday morning.
A civilian walking on the Rails to Trails pathway ... [more]

District 25 makes offer on two sites for building new school

Sep 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first offers for land in Riverton needed to build a new elementary school for Fremont County School District 25 has been submitted, said superintendent ... [more]

Today

Sep 3, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CAREY

Kenneth Jack Carey, 73, died Friday, Aug. 30, in Lander. Services were at noon Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Hudson's Funeral Home Chapel of Mount ... [more]