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State Dems to elect officers Saturday

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Democratic Party Central Committee will meet Saturday to elect officers as well as discuss strategy for the upcoming year. Only Central Committee ... [more]

ATV association invites volunteers to clean up public land

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County ATV Association and the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office plan to clean up of public lands at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Government ... [more]

North Dakota allowed to join Wyoming's lawsuit against fracking rules

Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The Obama administration announced in March that it will require companies that drill on federal lands to disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic ... [more]

Huge magma reservoir under Yellowstone contains enough to fill Grand Canyon 11 times

Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the "supervolcano" at Yellowstone National Park. It's big enough ... [more]

Digest

Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man struck, killed on I-80 shoulder
WAMSUTTER (AP) -- Authorities say a 32-year-old man who was working on a disabled truck in the emergency lane of ... [more]

Purple Bus adding nurse to assist with health care for District 6 population

Apr 24, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two years after Wind River schools put education on wheels by retrofitting an old bus into a mobile preschool classroom, a health component is being added as ... [more]

More juveniles held in Fremont County Detention Center last year

Apr 24, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The number of juveniles detained in Fremont County more than doubled from 2013 to 2014 according to statistics released this month.
Twenty-nine juveniles were ... [more]

Stiff prison terms await drug bust suspects if convicted

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton men were scheduled to appear in Fremont County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon in connection with drug charges issued Wednesday.
Court ... [more]

Arapaho tribe asks court to deny Yellowbear a place in border lawsuit

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a brief Friday opposing Andrew John Yellowbear's recent request to join a lawsuit affecting the boundary of the Wind River ... [more]

Today

Apr 24, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one cutline with the story "Officials tour new Riverton justice center" should have said Fremont County ... [more]

Wyoming Democratic Party to elect officers Saturday

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Democratic Party Central Committee will meet Saturday to elect officers as well as discuss strategy for the upcoming year. Only Central Committee ... [more]

ATV association invites volunteers to clean up public land

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County ATV Association and the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office plan to clean up of public lands at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Government ... [more]

Today

Apr 23, 2015 - Staff:  Births
BRIGGS

A daughter was born to Naomi Briggs of Riverton at 12:21 p.m. April 1 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7 ... [more]

National parks, monuments generated nearly $1 billion for state economy in 2014

Apr 23, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A steady stream of visitors to national parks promises to help absorb the hit Wyoming's economy has suffered as a result of low oil prices, a ... [more]

Digest

Apr 23, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Hospital workers donate after crash
CHEYENNE (AP) -- With donations of everything from diapers to cell phone chargers, hospital personnel pulled ... [more]

Two arrests Wednesday in city tied to drug possession and distribution

Apr 23, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Riverton men were arrested on drug charges Wednesday as part of a joint operation involving three local law enforcement agencies.
Dale Bennett, 38, of ... [more]

Man bound over on child porn count; additional charges possible

Apr 23, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Circuit Court Judge Robert B. Denhardt has bound over a Lander man on a child-pornography charge.
Lander police arrested Joseph Hendrix on April 2 after a ... [more]

Fewer calls for sheriff response in 2014; VIN checks rose

Apr 23, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office experienced a decrease in calls for service in 2014 compared with the previous year.
The county's dispatch center ... [more]

More flights to Riverton airport in March; bigger plane used often

Apr 23, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A monthly boost in air service activity was reported in March at Riverton Regional Airport.
For the month, 124 flights were scheduled to depart from the ... [more]

Today

Apr 22, 2015 - Staff:  Births
BEARING

A daughter was born to Marlis Hill of Lander and Richard Bearing of Riverton at 7:25 p.m. March 9 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Man pleads not guilty to child pornography possession charge

Apr 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander FBI office arrested a man on a charge of possession of child pornography on March 25. He pleaded not guilty at a March 30 hearing.
If convicted, ... [more]

Filmmakers of Fremont County

Apr 22, 2015 - By Andee Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton resident among state contest's finalists

Two Fremont County residents are finalists in the Wyoming Short Film Contest.
[more]

Fewer permits for building in 2014, but value was high due to Job Corps, CWC center

Apr 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Though fewer building permits were issued in Riverton last year than the year before, the total value of new constructions in the city reached a three-year ... [more]

County to involve public as EMS options examined

Apr 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Survey planned; hearings possible

Pursuing a survey, town hall meetings and soliciting proposals from private companies to buy Fremont County ... [more]

State lawsuit on more horse roundups thrown out by fed judge

Apr 22, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Wyoming officials that sought to compel the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to promptly round up ... [more]

New water storage under consideration

Apr 22, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming holds the headwaters of several rivers that flow into other states, including the Green River, a major tributary to the Colorado River. ... [more]

Big water tank complete, to be fenced

Apr 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The tank is part of the larger Riverton Water Supply Project.

With a 2 million gallon water tank complete, the city of Riverton now is placing a ... [more]

Digest

Apr 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man shot to death near Worland
CODY (AP) -- Authorities are investigating after a 58-year-old man was shot to death in front of a home south of ... [more]

Today

Apr 21, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In the April 10 Ranger, the page five story "Dubois teen earns $7,500 scholarship from WTA" should have said Rowan Hawk, of Dubois, has ... [more]

Legislators file brief opposing gay marriage

Apr 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND (AP) -- Sixteen Wyoming legislators have weighed in on a pending U.S. Supreme Court case arguing that states should have the right to refuse to allow ... [more]