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Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  School to serve free meals in summer
Fremont County School District 25 is providing free meals to children while elementary summer school is in ... [more]

CWC to host theater, film camp for teens

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  To launch its new interdisciplinary program in film and theater, Central Wyoming College is hosting a weeklong camp in July to give Wyoming high school juniors ... [more]

Homeowners thank first responders after blaze damages house

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the fire Tuesday.

The owners of a home that was damaged in a fire this week thanked neighbors and officials for their help ... [more]

Daily use fees waived Saturday

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  In conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Free Fishing Day on Saturday, the State of Wyoming will waive all daily use fees for parks and ... [more]

Free e-waste disposal available to residents

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County residents will be able to dispose of electronic waste for free on Saturday.
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District will be ... [more]

Rising water ushers irrigation

Jun 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  System managers 'charge' ditches first, then fill agriculture requests

With snow melting fast and water streaming off mountains encircling Fremont ... [more]

Shoshoni's superintendent has new post in District 25

Jun 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees approved new contracts and resignations in May.
The district awarded contracts to the following:
- ... [more]

'Meta major' program aimed at getting students to focus interests sooner

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College hopes to initiate a new set of academic programs this fall to help students identify preferred areas of study.
The "meta majors" were ... [more]

The way it was: Wild weather -- 1997

Jun 2, 2014 - Staff:  All eyes are on the Wind River and tributaries this weekend as fast-melting snowpack raises flood risk to the critical point. Flooding was a problem in early ... [more]

Uranium mine on hold; owner says startup still anticipated in future

Jun 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Energy Fuels had announced plans to develop a 5,400-acre mine in the Gas Hills.

Permitting for a new uranium mine in the Gas Hills has ceased because ... [more]

Today

May 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ROMAN

A son was born to Molly and Francisco Roman, of Riverton, at 1:31 p.m. April 8, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

May 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  New business council boss picked
LARAMIE -- Shawn Reese will be the new chief executive officer of the Wyoming Business Council.
Reese was selected ... [more]

Record flood predicted on North Platte

May 30, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The river runs through Saratoga, but no homes or businesses in the town of 1,700 have been damaged there so far.

The amount of rain that falls Friday ... [more]

County planning chief files for commission

May 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two people who already had announced plans to run for Wyoming governor submitted their filing paperwork for the position on Thursday.
Democrat Pete Gosar of ... [more]

Dual-credit enrollment at RHS and CWC reached new high in 2013-14 term

May 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  More students from Riverton High School are taking advantage of the dual credit program with the Central Wyoming College Board of Cooperative Higher ... [more]

Missing trio found after 60 hours in mountains

May 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Their car got stuck Sunday in the Mosquito Park area of the Wind River range.

The subjects of a search and rescue operation initiated Tuesday ... [more]

Fingers crossed as Wind River teeters near flood stage

May 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Emergency Management officials will be monitoring local waterways for signs of flooding this weekend, when rain showers could send melted snow ... [more]

Today

May 29, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Woman in wheelchair carried from burning house by firemen" should have said Riverton Volunteer ... [more]

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May 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Deadline near on wolf comments
JACKSON -- The deadline is approaching for people to offer their thoughts about the next wolf-hunting season in northwest ... [more]

River over banks near Saratoga

May 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Workers filled and piled sandbags on Thursday along the swollen North Platte River in Carbon County as they rushed to prepare for a crest expected ... [more]

Mead to Washington state on coal mission

May 29, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming is casting about for new international coal markets in the face of flagging domestic demand.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead heads to Washington state ... [more]

Dem seeks Senate District 25 seat

May 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  In municipal races, Lee Martinez filed Wednesday for a return to the Riverton City Council.

A Democrat has entered the race for Wyoming Senate ... [more]

Secretary of state hopeful seeks to tighten Wyoming rules on incorporation

May 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A business lawyer from Rock Springs running for Wyoming secretary of state recently made a campaign stop in Fremont County. The candidate, Clark Stith, is ... [more]

Shoshone leaders reinstated after council revisits decision

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone General Council has repealed the actions that had ousted councilmen Ivan Posey and Wes Martel and attorney general Kimberly Varilek from ... [more]

Pay raise for District 25 staff approved

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board on Tuesday approved a 1 percent salary increase for all employees for the 2014-2015 school year.
The district also will add 1.43 ... [more]

City plans to do away with alley trash pick-up, require curbside only

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved new, four-day-a-week operation of sanitation services for residents in order to accommodate changes from the Fremont ... [more]

Digest

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Safe holiday on roadways
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says that so far, it has received no reports of fatal crashes in Wyoming over the ... [more]

Bodies recovered from crash site

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A rescue team has recovered the bodies of two brothers whose small plane crashed into a mountain near Yellowstone National Park three weeks ago.
The ... [more]

Big flood-protection effort in Saratoga

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Crews continued stacking sandbags to protect the town of Saratoga from the rising flows in the North Platte River on Tuesday as weekend rains on top ... [more]

Lockdown at Casper College after gun report near campus

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Casper College was locked down briefly Wednesday after a report of shots fired nearby.
Casper police Sgt. Lyle Berg says reports came in just after 4 ... [more]