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The missing plane

Apr 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's not that there's a conspiracy,
but rather that the ocean is huge

A new group of spacemen arrived last week at the International Space Station. It ... [more]

District 25 to hire second psychologist

Apr 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 will soon look to fill a new school psychologist position. The board of trustees voted Tuesday to have another psychologist ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Hot Springs also censures governor
CASPER (AP) -- Republican Party delegates in two counties have voted to censure GOP Gov. Matt Mead over his role in ... [more]

Upgraded CWC Pro Tech center touted as best in Wyo.

Apr 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It isn't only health and science students who are using upgraded facilities this year at Central Wyoming College.
Some of the money that paid for CWC's new ... [more]

Improvement in loan default rate among CWC students

Apr 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Only 2 percent of students who borrowed money to attend Central Wyoming College in 2013 have defaulted on their federal loans, officials said this month.
The ... [more]

Tribal leaders blast U.S. Senate draft bill

Apr 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe issued a statement calling on "all tribes" to oppose a bill cosponsored by Wyoming's congressional delegation regarding the ... [more]

Wadda pleads not guilty in Montana murder case

Apr 3, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  One of two suspects in the killing of a single mother on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of murder ... [more]

Protests upheld on tanker bids

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A federal auditing agency on Wednesday upheld a challenge to a U.S. Forest Service contract for two next-generation air tankers to fight ... [more]

Digest

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Malaysian PM: 'We will not give up'
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday the search for the missing jetliner will not stop until ... [more]

Disputed UW ranch land sale still not certain

Apr 3, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The presidents of the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University plan to meet with members of their foundation boards in the next ... [more]

Progress still delayed at Two Elk plant after 18 years

Apr 3, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  A power plant that has been in the works for 18 years remains stalled three months after the officially scheduled date when construction was supposed to have ... [more]

Today

Apr 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births

NIPWATER
A son was born to Raylene Warren and Myron Nipwater, of Fort Washakie, at 11:56 a.m. Feb. 13 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 ... [more]

Pot cookie blamed in student death

Apr 2, 2014 - Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- The Denver coroner says an exchange student from Wyoming fell to his death after eating a marijuana cookie.
It's the first reported death linked ... [more]

High school coaches in favor new sports programs at CWC

Apr 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  he sports coming to the Riverton campus in the fall are men's and women's golf, and men's and women's cross country.
Wyoming Indian High School cross country ... [more]

Who's calling

Apr 2, 2014 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  Increasingly these days, it's someone you dare not trust
Among the sleaziest of the criminals is the telephone con man. Fremont County residents are being ... [more]

New group wants to build relationships as EPA ruling plays

Apr 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new group formed recently on the Wind River Indian Reservation is looking to advocate for unity in Fremont County.
The Wind River Citizen's Equality ... [more]

Murder suspect back in Montana; arrested in Fremont County

Apr 2, 2014 - Associated Press:  (AP) -- One of two suspects in the murder of a woman on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation has returned to Montana from Wyoming to face federal ... [more]

Enzi, Barrasso start legislation saying Riverton not on rez

Apr 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) are drafting a bill to clarify the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The move comes after the ... [more]

Proposals sought for new operator at Airport Cafe

Apr 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes still battling shortage of pilots; bigger planes now in use
The City of Riverton will accept proposals through 5 p.m. Friday from companies or ... [more]

Wyoming Digest

Apr 2, 2014 - Associated Press:  No bond for bank robbery suspect
CASPER. (AP) -- A man accused of attempting to rob a Wells Fargo bank in Casper last week will remain in detention awaiting ... [more]

Michael "Little Mike" Duran

Apr 2, 2014 - Staff:  Michael "Little Mike" Duran of Arapahoe, died at his home on Monday, March 31, 2014. He was 50 years old.
A rosary and wake take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Reed T. Paulsen

Apr 2, 2014 - Staff:  Reed T. Paulsen of Riverton died Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was 21 years old.
A visitation of family and friends is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Davis ... [more]

We will 'be a better country' than Russia

Apr 2, 2014 - Frank Tanner:  Editor:
I'm sure that almost everyone agrees with the statement expressed in the letter from Scott Clement published in the March 20 issue of the Ranger about ... [more]

Montana seeks proposals to take quarantined bison

Apr 2, 2014 - Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A new home is being sought for a group of roughly 135 bison that came through an experimental program to see if animals from Yellowstone ... [more]

Driver in high-speed chase faces multiple charges

Apr 2, 2014 - Staff:  Matthew Smith, 22, of Kinnear, was arrested on multiple charges after he attempted to elude police during a high-speed traffic chase Monday evening in ... [more]

Today in Fremont County

Apr 1, 2014 - Staff:  Births

McFARLAND
A son was born to Clair and Josh McFarland, of Riverton, at 2:01 a.m. Jan. 25 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ... [more]

Harold Meredith Hugus

Apr 1, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton resident Harold Meredith Hugus died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
He was 89 years old.
A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at ... [more]

June 2 trial set for man accused of assaulting BIA police of

Apr 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Northern Arapahoe man is charged with assault on a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer.
The defendant, Kevin Paul Brown, 23, of Fort Washakie pleaded not ... [more]

Wolverine track teams tack on Cody trip after Natrona invita

Apr 1, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton 800-meter relay took first

Riverton High School Wolverines track and field athletes competed in back-to-back meets over the ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two more enter Sec-State campaign
(AP) -- Two former Wyoming legislators have announced they're running for Wyoming Secretary ofState.
Ed Buchanan, who ... [more]