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Manhunt starts in abduction case

Oct 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities are asking the public for help in the search for a man wanted in the abduction and sexual assault of a Cody girl.
The Cody Police ... [more]

Digest

Oct 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Arson suspect pleads not guilty
CHEYENNE -- A New Mexico man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges in a 2010 fire that destroyed a landmark ... [more]

Today

Oct 9, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACKBURN

Sterling J. Blackburn, 21, of Riverton, died Thursday, Oct. 4, in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at ... [more]

OSHA seeks additional fines against Sinclair

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's state workplace safety agency is seeking another $155,000 in fines against Sinclair Oil, this time for a refinery fire that injured four ... [more]

Driver cited after fatal crash on icy, foggy I-80

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol has ticketed a California driver over a fatal crash involving multiple semitrailers on Interstate 80 in a dense fog about ... [more]

Digest

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone sees slight drop in visits
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park saw slightly fewer visitors during September, compared to ... [more]

UW fall enrollment at record high; state funding picture looks stable

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Preliminary numbers show fall enrollment at the University of Wyoming has exceeded 13,000 students.
It is the highest start-of-semester enrollment ... [more]

Don't feed deer, G&F advises

Oct 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department warns that wildlife losses may be high in parts of the state this winter because of severe drought.
The department is ... [more]

HD 55 candidates debate energy, economic issues

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The three candidates running to represent Riverton in Wyoming's House District 55 seat displayed their differences last week during a public debate at Central ... [more]

Growers pursued perfect pumpkins

Oct 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Pumpkins from the heaviest to the tastiest were displayed, sampled, weighed and judged Saturday at the annual Riverton pumpkin weigh-off at the community ... [more]

Autopsy on man run over by pickup 'inconclusive'

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It will take four to six weeks to determine the cause of death.

Preliminary autopsy results for 21-year-old Sterling Blackburn of Riverton were ... [more]

Stray alligator captured Sunday by FCSO officers

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A resident in the Gardens North subdivision in Riverton got a scare Sunday when she happened upon a baby alligator in her daughter's yard.
The woman called ... [more]

Let cities tax themselves, say municipal chiefs

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Leaders of local municipalities during recent government meetings have voiced an interest in legislation that would allow Wyoming communities to tax ... [more]

Snow falls on Riverton

Oct 7, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School activities director Tim Bell shovel snow off line markers Saturday morning at Wolverine Field in preparation for RMS's seventh-grade ... [more]

Huge wreck on I-80 between Laramie, Cheyenne

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  An early morning crash on Interstate 80 has claimed at least one life Saturday, with several others injured. The crash occurred near the Vedauwoo interchange ... [more]

New wildnerness film shown Wednesday, Intertribal center

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Admission to "Shoshone Wild" is free of charge.

The Wyoming Wilderness Association is hosting free public showings of the just-released film ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Coleman selected to fill HD30 seat
SHERIDAN-- The Sheridan Board of County Commissioners has selected Kathy Coleman to fill the vacant House District ... [more]

New welcome center on I-25 set to open

Oct 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The new $13 million Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center along Interstate 25 is holding an open house Oct. 12.
State tourism director Diane Shober says ... [more]

The way it was: County attorney election -- 1920

Oct 7, 2012 - Staff:  The general election for Fremont County Attorney in 1920 featured two men who knew the job well.
Incumbent Republican Joel Longenecker was completing his ... [more]

Game and Fish reminds hunters to be wary of laws

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Every year as hunting seasons get under way, Game and Fish offices receive numerous questions about various game laws and what hunters can and cannot do while ... [more]

Digest

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Pavillion working group meeting set
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation ... [more]

Shoshone Business Council election process halted

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Eastern Shoshone Tribe election judge and co-chairwoman Helen Grace Ward has issued a statement to all tribe members older than 18.
According to Ward, a ... [more]

Met Opera returns to Lander Library

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library will continue to broadcast high-definition screenings of performances this season by New York's Metropolitan Opera.
This year's lineup ... [more]

Women's Council announces quarterly meeting, invites public

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues has scheduled its fall quarterly meeting for Oct. 12 in Riverton in conjunction with the Women in Science Conference at ... [more]

Togwotee highway ribbon-cutting celebration Oct. 16

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Everyone is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting celebration of the reconstructed U.S. 26-287 west of Dubois, the Togwotee Trail to Yellowstone.
Festivities are ... [more]

Inspiration and focus: Poet says the two are linked closely

Oct 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Riverton resident and poet Carol Deering sips her morning coffee, she gains inspiration from cottonwoods, passing deer or sunlight on the grass.
"I think ... [more]

State Treasurer Meyer, former deputy Fremont County Atty., dead at age 71

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming State Treasurer Joseph B. Meyer, a former deputy Fremont County Attorney who held two of Wyoming s top five elected offices, died Saturday in Cheyenne. ... [more]

Community meeting Tuesday targets road priorities

Oct 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Voters next month will be asked to approve an additional sales tax to fund road improvements.

The City of Riverton invites members of the public to ... [more]

Fire prevention efforts paid off, says RVFD chief

Oct 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Department open house Oct. 10

Riverton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ralph Estell said local residents did a good job of staying safe during this ... [more]

Nearly $30,000 raised at CWC Oktoberfest

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College Quality Leader Whitney Martinez, right, used CWC basketball player Roozario Wiggins to measure lengths of raffle tickets at Thursday ... [more]

Community reads for Banned Books Week

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Lorie Nielson was one of roughly 10 people to read banned and challenged books during Tuesday night's event at the Riverton Branch Library. The Fremont County ... [more]

Today

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page five cutline for the "Hospitals brainstorm ways to improve" story should have said Kristie Yorgason is a ... [more]

Digest

Oct 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  14 workplace deaths so far
A state official says 14 workers have died in Wyoming so far this year.
State workplace epidemiologist Mack Sewell says ... [more]

First snow of season arrives in southeastern Wyoming

Oct 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Parts of southeastern Wyoming are getting their first snowfall of the season.
Light snow was falling in Douglas and Torrington on Friday morning ... [more]

Conservation group to buy out mineral leases near park

Oct 5, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A land conservation group has reached a long-sought agreement to prevent a gas drilling project near a southern approach to Jackson Hole and Grand ... [more]

Top general: Insider attacks wrenching, but not decisive

Oct 5, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Attacks on international forces by Afghan soldiers and police are disheartening but will not diminish the United States' commitment in Afghanistan, ... [more]

Residents help with probe into airplane wreckage find

Oct 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has continued its investigation into the discovery of an airplane's tail section Wednesday in the Willow Creek drainage ... [more]

Man killed outside bar when run over by pickup truck

Oct 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Preliminary reports stated that the driver of the truck didn't know 21-year-old Sterling Blackburn was underneath.

The Riverton Police Department is ... [more]

Littering at rez trash stations concerns solid waste district

Oct 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  It's not just the 100-plus tons of garbage collected in a month at the Fort Washakie trash transfer station -- generating practically nothing in user fees -- ... [more]

Volunteer board slots changed from one- to four-year terms

Oct 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to initiate four-year terms for volunteers serving on local boards and committees.
Before now, members of the city's ... [more]