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Woman in high speed chase on the lam again after Salt Lake hospital allowed her to go

Aug 21, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  A woman who led police on a high-speed chase that ended with a damaging wreck in Riverton is at large again after being released mistakenly from a Salt Lake ... [more]

Gunshot death investigated at trailer park in Riverton

Aug 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a shooting death that took place overnight at the Cozy Mobile Home Park in Riverton.
The victim's name and age were not available ... [more]

Parents, caregivers line up to oppose cuts in Medicaid waiver program

Aug 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  An audience of 100 parents, caregivers and caseworkers expressed their concerns Monday evening over changes in the waiver system that provides respite care and ... [more]

No suspects in custody yet for armed robbery and break-in last month

Aug 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two men have been identified as suspects, but detectives don't have enough evidence against the individuals to obtain an arrest warrant.

Local police ... [more]

Today

Aug 20, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
LOPEZ

Jody Lopez, 56, of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 18, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Per her request, cremation has taken place. The family ... [more]

Digest

Aug 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Obesity rate holds steady
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents aren't getting any fatter, according to a national study.
The Trust For America's Health says ... [more]

Powell tables further talk of smoking ban

Aug 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- The Powell City Council has abandoned further discussion of a possible city-wide smoking ban.
The issue was before the council for two months. On ... [more]

Huge B-1 plane down near border

Aug 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The crash site is within the Powder River Training Complex, an 8,300-square-mile block of airspace centered just northwest of where South Dakota, Wyoming ... [more]

Wyoming Supreme Court spends an hour on superintendent suit

Aug 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cindy Hill's lawsuit challenges a new law stripping the superintendent's office of many of its powers and duties.

CHEYENNE -- It is now up to the ... [more]

Blistering day set records in Lander, elsewhere

Aug 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Monday was one of the hottest August days on record for much of Wyoming, and more of the same is in store for Fremont County and Wyoming after some all-time ... [more]

County discusses cost of museums boss restructure

Aug 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The cost of implementing a plan creating a single, central museums director for Fremont County was the main concern among county commissioners during a recent ... [more]

Delegation seeks exemption from fed frack rules

Aug 20, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press with staff reports:  Wyoming was one of the first states to regulate the practice, and the state's congressional representatives say the state action is ... [more]

Trial ordered for one of nine defendants in meth ring bust

Aug 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Timothy Pitt is headed to trial Sept. 16 after being accused of leading a meth distribution ring in Fremont County. Prosecutors have said a cooperating witness ... [more]

Hardluck fire has 'very active' day; new flyover planned to determine acreage

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  An airplane overflight planned for Friday night was called off due to mechanical problems.

Hot, dry weather in the second half of the week permitted ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Patrol identifies victims in rollover
CHEYENNE -- The Colorado State Patrol has identified three people from Cheyenne who died in a rollover accident ... [more]

Cody woman takes Ms. Wheelchair America title

Aug 19, 2013 - By Brett French, The Associated Press:  Camouflage and tiaras don't typically mix, but Ashlee Lundvall has found a way to make the unusual combination work.
Lundvall, a 30-year-old Cody resident, ... [more]

Yellowstone fires grow in hot, dry weather

Aug 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Two of five wildfires burning in remote parts of Yellowstone National Park are growing in hot, dry weather.
The fire are still small.
Park ... [more]

The way it was: State fair trio -- 1969

Aug 19, 2013 - Staff:  When the Wyoming State Fair opened in Douglas in August 1969, these three Fremont County girls were there.
Sali Allen of Lander, Margie McIntosh of the rural ... [more]

Comment sought in developing Boysen State Park Master Plan

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The public is invited to comment on the existing conditions, current and potential uses and ideas for the management of Boysen State Park through Sept. ... [more]

WSGS releases map showing energy projects around state

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Geological Survey recently released a new interactive map that identifies areas in Wyoming where oil and natural gas projects are slated for ... [more]

BLM and Honor Farm to host wild horse adoption

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse adoption and gentling clinic Aug. 30-31 in Riverton.
Adoptions held this year ... [more]

County to reconsider upkeep of Dubois road

Aug 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials say Kingfisher Road's right of way is too narrow for the transportation department to accept for maintenance.

A group of 12 Dubois area ... [more]

U.S. Forest Service bans use of exploding targets in some national forests, grasslands

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Exploding targets have started at least 16 wildfires since 2012 on Forest Service lands in 8 western states, with 7 of those fires occurring in the Rocky ... [more]

Busy week in roadwork begins Monday

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  A variety of road maintenance projects around Fremont County will begin Monday with some of the work continuing into September. Officials said motorists should ... [more]

Former CWC drama student makes early mark in the movies

Aug 19, 2013 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Central Wyoming College alumnus Devin Sanchez said the education she gained in Riverton has helped her to be successful in the New York City movie ... [more]

Reservation school leaders urge patience by lawmakers

Aug 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Superintendents from Fremont County school districts updated the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Education Committee and the Select Committee on Tribal Relations ... [more]

Man takes plea deal in stabbing at Gardens North

Aug 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded no contest to aggravated assault for stabbing another man in May at a home in the Gardens North subdivision north of Honor Farm ... [more]

CWC 'success center,' Jackson facility get funding thumbs-up

Aug 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Community College Commission is July recommending that the state fund two capital construction projects for Central Wyoming College.
Only some of ... [more]

Kindergarteners get a preview of school

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff:  Five-year-old Aspen Park Elementary School kindergartner Thomas Quinn looked back as he walked hand in hand with teacher Terri Bauder during Fremont County ... [more]

Today

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Solid gold history" should have said, "The crew even managed to locate the same Wilfley table ... [more]