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Jun 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Most bison back in Yellowstone
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana's state veterinarian says most Yellowstone National Park bison have been pushed back into the ... [more]

Study shows value of community food systems

Jun 3, 2013 - By Eve Newman, For the Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Two years into a five-year, $5 million research project on community food systems, University of Wyoming assistant professor Christine Porter is more ... [more]

Colorado shows pot industry's risks, rewards

Jun 3, 2013 - By Peter Frost, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  DENVER -- At Leela European Cafe, a quirky, 24-hour coffee shop and bar in the heart of downtown, a bartender was quick with her thoughts on Colorado's ... [more]

Homeowner's quick action may have saved Hudson residence

Jun 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When he noticed his van was on fire, the Hudson resident grabbed a garden hose and started spraying down his house to keep the structure cool.

County ... [more]

The way it was: Shrine Circus parade -- 1955

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  The Shrine Circus comes to Fremont County later this month, continuing a June tradition more than half a century in the making.
Part of the annual fun is the ... [more]

CWC ups minimum GPA requirement for scholarships

Jun 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In 2014, students will have to maintain a 2.5 grade point average or higher to be eligible for the support.

Beginning in 2014, students seeking ... [more]

Paving begins on repair project on U.S. 26

Jun 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Paving began Tuesday on the $432,300 flood repair project west of Riverton on U.S. Highway 26, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Innovation adviser and author to speak at CWC

Jun 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Internationally recognized business adviser and author Braden Kelley will give a free public presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Fight among neighbors ends in arrest, citation

Jun 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Deputies were called to the Shoshoni trailer park twice.
 
Roy Snyder, 47, of Shoshoni, was arrested for criminal entry May 26 after first being ... [more]

Riverton's Relay for Life set for June 21; teams can register now

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Relay for Life will begin at 5:30 p.m. June 21 and end at noon June 22 at Riverton High School.
Registration will begin at 4 p.m. June 21. Team ... [more]

Enzi accepting fall internship applications

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office this fall. The deadline ... [more]

Karaoke, book clubs, trivia on tap for summer readers

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library will host an array of programs for children, teens and adults this summer. Registration begins Monday.
There will be children's ... [more]

Family planning efforts at center of increased budget request from Public Health

Jun 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Much of the department's annual funding comes from outside grants, not county appropriations.

Increased personnel costs and support for the Emergency ... [more]

Brothers accused of first-degree murder both say 'not guilty'

Jun 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The two brothers charged with the first-degree murder of a man whose skeletal remains were found on the Wind River Indian Reservation entered not guilty pleas ... [more]

Custodian carries a tune

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Kindergartener Samantha Mendes calls Steve Gora the "best singing janitor I've ever heard."
Gora, a night custodian at Ashgrove Elementary School, performed ... [more]

Police eye speed and alcohol in crash probe

Jun 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Law enforcement authorities are investigating excessive speed and alcohol use as possible contributing factors in last Sunday's fatal rollover roughly 10 miles ... [more]

RMS students showcase talent

May 31, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School students presented 16 acts during their end-of-school talent show Thursday. MaKenzie Valerio and Joseph Alberts presented a shooting ... [more]

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May 31, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page six story "Pitching a strong suit in Riverton Little League so far" should have said the Dodgers played the ... [more]

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May 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Forest parcel on the market
JACKSON -- After years of on-and-off talk about a sale, the U.S. Forest Service has chosen Sotheby's International Realty to ... [more]

School kids make 'wounded warrior' bracelets

May 31, 2013 - By Chilton Tuppin, Laramie Boomerang:  LARAMIE (AP) -- In Military History Club, University of Wyoming Lab School students watch war films, talk military history and make bracelets.
But ... [more]

Governor calls on state to help with Oklahoma twister relief

May 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is calling on state residents to join an effort to raise money to support victims of the recent tornado that hit Moore, ... [more]

'Hill bill' ballot drive falls far short; state's petition process toughest in U.S.

May 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The secretary of state's office says the drive to repeal a new law reducing the powers and duties of Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction ... [more]

Two uranium companies set to merge

May 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two companies developing uranium mines in Fremont County look set to merge. On May 24, Energy Fuels Inc agreed to purchase Strathmore Minerals ... [more]

Cattle count decreases by 5 percent

May 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The 95,000 head estimate is within 1 percent of average since 1975.

Cattle operations in Fremont County shrank last year. Recent data from the ... [more]

Wiretaps, informants aided authorities in big meth bust

May 31, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Six suspects have been arrested, and five remain in custody.
 
The arrest count in a recent methamphetamine bust in Fremont County now stands at six, ... [more]

Farmers market draws some complaints, but city opts to leave it at Broadway location

May 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Farmers Market will remain on Broadway Avenue for its second season this summer, despite opposition from some downtown businesses.
The farmer's ... [more]

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May 30, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HOPPER

A daughter was born to Judith Ann Osborne and Brockrick Hopper, of Riverton, at 3:39 a.m. May 10, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Judge rules against Hells Angel in appeal of Wyo. case

May 30, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has denied an appeal from a former Nevada brothel owner and Hells Angels member who says he didn't get an adequate defense or fair ... [more]

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May 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Snow closes high roads in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- With just a couple of days left in May, heavy snow is still falling in some mountain areas.
In fact, ... [more]

Falling trees a danger now in Black Hills forest

May 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Falling trees pose an increasing threat to hikers, bikers, campers and others in the Black Hills National Forest of northeastern Wyoming and ... [more]