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Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bison kills top 500 this winter
BILLINGS, Mont. -- More than 500 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park have been sent to slaughter, killed by ... [more]

Legislative panel kills concussion bill in tie

Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state House Education Committee has rejected a bill that sought to exempt school districts from class-action lawsuits for failing to implement ... [more]

Poor snow limits park snowmobiling

Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Unusually warm weather this month is to blame.

JACKSON -- Snowmobiles and metal-tracked vehicles are being prohibited between West Yellowstone and Old ... [more]

Judge denies Eaton's request to block death penalty hearing

Feb 19, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident was convicted of murder in 2004.

CHEYENNE -- A federal judge won't block the Casper district attorney from once again ... [more]

Man settles lawsuit against Shoshoni officials over 2012 arrest

Feb 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Shoshoni man recently settled his lawsuit with town officials after claiming police tased and arrested him without reason in 2012.
Details of the settlement ... [more]

Groups working to bring safe ride system to city

Feb 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Local groups want to bring safe rides to Riverton residents who are under the influence of alcohol.
Injury Prevention Resources executive director Noel ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 25th day of the 2015 General Session:
VOTING RIGHTS: The Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill ... [more]

CWC leader joins others in support of bill that recalibrates funding for colleges

Feb 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's community college presidents sent a letter to legislators this week in support of a bill that originally was intended to recalibrate funding for ... [more]

Lander Art Center debuting new space at open house

Feb 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  The facility has a 2,000- square-foot open floor plan that will function as a second classroom for the organization.

The Lander Art Center will host ... [more]

Today

Feb 18, 2015 - Staff:  Births
PIPER

A daughter was born to Keshia Strickland of Riverton and Cory Piper of Riverton at 5:43 a.m. Jan. 10, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Sex offender sentenced for failure to register

Feb 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Arapaho tribal member was sentenced at the end of January to 14 months in prison for not updating his sex offender registration in January 2014. The offense ... [more]

Digest

Feb 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State Rep. Patton hospitalized
SHERIDAN -- A Sheridan lawmaker is hospitalized in Cheyenne after having a stent inserted in a blocked ... [more]

Bill on seizing property by police vetoed by governor

Feb 18, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have made it harder for police and prosecutors to seize property from people they think have been ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 24th day of the 2015 General Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the House and the Senate read through scores ... [more]

Stage play benefits shelters

Feb 18, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's first production of "The Vagina Monologues" is staged Thursday at the Riverton Branch Library and Friday at the Lander Library.

A ... [more]

Cleanup set for old tie treatment plant site

Feb 18, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Department of Environmental Quality is working to clean up a parcel of land in Riverton that once was used to treat railroad ties and other wood ... [more]

Suspects in burglary ring arrested after fleeing house

Feb 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton men were arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a string of burglaries north of town.
Zachary Clark, 25, of Riverton, and Darin Durtsche, ... [more]

Dubois losing ambulance crew

Feb 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Emergency services director Joe Zillmer said demand elsewhere is too great to justify the full-time service in Dubois.

Dubois is losing its only ... [more]

Today

Feb 17, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Woman gets 20-25 years in prison for her role in 2013 killing" should have said the killing took ... [more]

Reservation health group receives $198K grant

Feb 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  The funds will help support efforts to improve cardiovascular health among members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.

The AstraZeneca HealthCare ... [more]

CWC adds counselor to improve care

Feb 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College's counseling services are changing to improve care and outreach.
Counselor Lance Goede said he and Deb Starks -- a full-time counselor ... [more]

Case shakes off cancer treatment, staying productive at Legislature

Feb 17, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- State Sen. Cale Case looks different. Standing at his desk on the Wyoming State Senate floor, his beard is visible from the balcony. His voice is ... [more]

Medicaid expansion 'close to over' after defeat in Senate

Feb 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, says he was "quietly disappointed" that the Wyoming Senate failed to pass an optional Medicaid expansion bill last week.
"I thought ... [more]

Medicaid expansion might rise again, says speaker

Feb 17, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A top Wyoming lawmaker says the debate over whether to expand the federal Medicaid system in the state this year isn't over yet.
House Speaker Rep. ... [more]

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Feb 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Dead man was stabbed in heart
CHEYENNE -- Laramie County authorities say a man whose body was found at a campground east of Cheyenne died of a stab ... [more]

Funding complete, clerk of works chosen for Riverton library repair

Feb 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Library System is starting planning for fixing the Riverton branch library's roof and drainage around the building.
Fremont County ... [more]

Burglaries in rural north Riverton may be connected

Feb 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a string of burglaries that appear to be connected in the rural north Riverton area.
Four similar burglaries were reported in the ... [more]

Organizers seek input on American Indian exhibit at UW

Feb 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming's art museum is interested in sponsoring an American Indian museum exhibit with the Wyoming Women's Business Center.
The WWBC is ... [more]

The way it was: Fremont County Cattlemen -- 1984

Feb 15, 2015 - Staff:  Fremont County's cattlemen got together in February 1984 for their annual meeting, and new officers we elected for the year.
Newly elected, from left, were ... [more]

Mead not only GOP gov to strike out on Medicaid access

Feb 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Years of Republican attacks on President Barack Obama's health care law may have paid dividends at the ballot box, but they also made it ... [more]