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Jan 23, 2015 - Staff:  Births
BISHOP

A daughter was born to Danielle Bishop of Lander and Matthew Bishop of Lander at 1:38 p.m. Jan. 9, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

House votes down bill that would have weakened pot penalties for small quantities

Jan 22, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives on Wednesday defeated a bill to reduce the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
The House ... [more]

Medicaid plans weighed by lawmakers not identical

Jan 22, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  Department of Health Director Tom Forslund explained how one bill that has been filed differs from the plan put forth by Gov. Matt Mead.

CHEYENNE -- ... [more]

Digest

Jan 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Missing woman fell 15 to 20 feet
POWELL -- The Park County coroner's office says a woman whose body was found near an irrigation canal just west of ... [more]

Wind River snowpack looks good

Jan 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Statewide, median snow water equivalent for all 19 measuring locations is 101 percent, a full 20 percent lower than the level measured 12 months ... [more]

Students to compete at state poetry contest

Jan 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The 10th Annual Wyoming Poetry Out Loud state competition will take place Feb. 2 to Feb. 3 in Cheyenne. Ten student competitors, including Catlin Tillman of ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the seventh day of the 2015 General Session:
SCHOLARSHIP: The state House Education Committee has ... [more]

Today

Jan 22, 2015 - Staff:  Community calendar
SATURDAY
Ice Fishing Derby
is Jan. 23 to Jan. 25 at Boysen Reservoir. This is a Wild West Winter Carnival event.
Poker Run ... [more]

State House gives initial OK to science standards it nixed last year

Jan 22, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming House of Representatives gave preliminary approval Thursday to legislation that would allow the State Board of Education to adopt science standards ... [more]

Calvert to retire as public TV chief this summer

Jan 22, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two years after announcing -- then withdrawing -- her retirement in 2013, Ruby Calvert says she is ready to leave her post as general manager of the Wyoming ... [more]

Vehicular homicide suspect bound over

Jan 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Reuben Revere already has been convicted of DUI related to the Nov. 13 wreck in west Riverton.

Vehicular homicide and aggravated assault charges ... [more]

Wyoming water panel looks over projects added by lawmakers

Jan 21, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The programs include $2.6 million for spillway work at Bull Lake.

CHEYENNE -- Some members of the state Water Development Commission voiced concerns ... [more]

Today

Jan 21, 2015 - Staff:  Community calendar
FRIDAY
Family Movie Night
is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the activity room at the Dubois Library, 202 N. First St. Popcorn and lemonade ... [more]

Time for some healthy eating

Jan 21, 2015 - By Daniel Neman, Tribune News Service:  How are those New Year's resolutions working out for you?
Many resolutions to eat better and lose weight are born from holiday binge-eating guilt and regret. ... [more]

Digest

Jan 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Missing Powell woman found dead
POWELL -- A missing Powell woman has been found dead next to an irrigation canal.
The Park County Sheriff's Office ... [more]

Senate panel nixes hunting license changes

Jan 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Faced with strong opposition from outfitters and the prospect of losing state revenue, a Wyoming Senate committee on Tuesday voted down a bill that ... [more]

After Lander death, UW considers new party rules

Jan 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming is working with Laramie police on a proposed party registration system to try to prevent student parties off campus from getting out ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the sixth day of the 2015 General Session:
MARIJUANA: The House Judiciary Committee voted to advance a ... [more]

Allen part of floor debate on license plates for vets

Jan 21, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives on Tuesday favored a bill that would restrict eligibility for obtaining a disabled veterans license ... [more]

Jibben to fill Ward 2 council slot

Jan 21, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Holly Jibben is Riverton's new city council member.
She was selected Tuesday night to represent Ward 2 on the council, replacing Todd Smith, who resigned to ... [more]

Arapahos propose running separate trash operations

Jan 21, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A joint tribal agency has run four facilities on the Wind River Indian Reservation since July 2013.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe wants to run two solid ... [more]

Charge upped to homicide against driver in three-car wreck in west Riverton

Jan 21, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County's Attorney's Office filed new charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated assault and battery against an Ethete man related to a ... [more]

City council selects Jibben as new Ward 2 representative

Jan 21, 2015 - Staff:  The Riverton City Council selected Holly Jibben to be the new Ward 2 representative during its regular meeting Tuesday.
Five candidates were interviewed for ... [more]

Top 10 most read stories of 2014

Jan 20, 2015 - Staff:  Tragedy seemed to drive most of the traffic to dailyranger.com in 2014.
Three of the top 10 most read stories written by The Ranger staff concerned the ... [more]

Missing man found OK, took wrong turn in fog

Jan 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  A 24-year-old Riverton man who was the subject of a search and rescue operation this weekend was found at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday along Wyoming Highway 136 ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the fifth day of the 2015 General Session:
DRONES: The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that ... [more]

Digest

Jan 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman hit, killed by train
SHERIDAN -- Authorities have released the name of a 33-year-old woman who was killed when her car was hit by a train north of ... [more]

City council vacancy to be filled Tuesday

Jan 20, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Six candidates are to be interviewed for the Ward 2 opening created by the resignation of Todd Smith.

The city of Riverton could have a new council ... [more]

Teen pregnancy rate up in county

Jan 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 2013 survey showed 47 percent of high school teens in Wyoming are having sex.

A 2014 report from the Wyoming Department of Health shows Fremont ... [more]

Drone legislation puts privacy concerns at center of floor debate

Jan 20, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would limit use of drones by law enforcement agencies advanced Tuesday in the Wyoming Legislature.
The House of Representatives passed ... [more]