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Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "West Nile carriers now detected across much of the county" should have said municipal workers ... [more]

Riverton man pleads guilty to tax evasion

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Already in prison for embezzlement, a Riverton man has pleaded guilty to tax evasion for not paying nearly $400,000 owed to the Internal Revenue ... [more]

Digest

Aug 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hail damages barley crop
POWELL -- Farmers around Powell say hail from a violent storm on Tuesday night damaged or destroyed barley and other ... [more]

Coal output in Campbell Co. trails 2012 pace

Aug 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Figures show that the total mid-year production for Campbell County coal mines adds up to about 180 million tons, which is about 6 million tons less ... [more]

GOP leadership split by Hill controversy as '14 election approaches

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The allegations and conflict surrounding public schools Superintendent Cindy Hill haven't pushed the state's schools off course or knocked out its ... [more]

Cabinet officials to visit Riverton next week

Aug 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell are the guest speakers at a community forum on education Thursday, Aug. ... [more]

Fifty years at the fair

Aug 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Overgard mans post at poultry, rabbit barn

John F. Kennedy was president when Cerella Overgard became a 4-H leader.
Half a century later, she ... [more]

Armed robbery suspects still at large, RPD says

Aug 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton police officials still are looking for the suspects involved in an armed robbery and separate home break-in July 25.
"We can't find them," Riverton ... [more]

Man guilty of murder in Lander death

Aug 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury has found John Thomas Hereford guilty of second-degree murder, kidnapping and one count of first-degree sexual assault.
"This is what we anticipated ... [more]

West Nile carriers now detected across much of the county

Aug 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Mosquitoes throughout Fremont County tested positive for West Nile virus this week, with hits recorded in Riverton, Lander, rural Hudson and Arapahoe on ... [more]

Around the fair: Fremont County Fair news for Aug. 1

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  Hard work paid off for Ransom Slack on Wednesday. Slack was the champion senior sheep showman. "It's awesome," was all the 16-year-old could say after he ... [more]

Digest

Aug 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CFD sales below biz expectations
CHEYENNE -- Some Cheyenne businesses are reporting that sales traffic didn't meet their expectations during this year's ... [more]

Liz Cheney and husband late paying taxes on $1.6M home

Aug 1, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Senate candidate says it was an oversight, that the 4,482 past-due portion was paid without penalty, and that this year's taxes already are paid in ... [more]

Death penalty hearing starts for Dale Eaton in Cheyenne

Aug 1, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  An attorney for the former Riverton man who is Wyoming's only death row inmate called his client's former trial attorney to testify on the first day of a ... [more]

Today

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  Clarification
The family of Piper Stark said the page one story "Dogs win ribbons and fans at fair" in Tuesday's Ranger should have said Stark trained ... [more]

Defense rests in Hereford case; jury to start working

Aug 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Defense attorneys for a Lander man accused of rape and second-degree murder made their final presentation of evidence Thursday in Lander District Court.
John ... [more]

Toms, poults and red rangers

Aug 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Contestants learn the finer points of showing fowl at fair

Win or lose, Madeline Logan and Ashlyn Wagon are going to get a good dinner for their hard ... [more]

Major eruption in Yellowstone Park of Steamboat Geyser

Aug 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Old Faithful it's not.
Yellowstone National Park's Steamboat Geyser -- the world's tallest -- has erupted for the first time in more than ... [more]

Leftover big game licenses sold online

Aug 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been able to sell thousands of leftover big game licenses quickly and with little hassle thanks to the ... [more]

Today

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Legless skydiver highlight of Rocking the Winds slate in Crowheart" should have said, "The camping ... [more]

Bruce Jacobson benefit scheduled

Jul 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  A benefit auction and dinner for longtime Fremont County rancher Bruce Jacobson will begin at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Wind River Recreation Hall in ... [more]

Digest

Jul 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Charter school purchase OK'd
CHEYENNE -- The state Building Commission has approved spending up to $4 million to purchase a building in Laramie for a ... [more]

Grizzly moved to remote area in Teton Park

Jul 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Wildlife managers have captured and relocated a young grizzly bear that had been frequenting a campground in Grand Teton National Park.
The 212-pound ... [more]

Poll finds most in state would support gun background checks

Jul 31, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Only one in three Wyoming residents oppose a proposal to extend background checks to all gun sales, according to a recent statewide poll.
A survey ... [more]

Hypnotist says it is more than a show

Jul 31, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  In his first-ever performance at the Fremont County Fair, hypnotist Michael Mezmer guided a group of volunteers into a trance to the delight of onlookers. ... [more]

Around the fair: Fremont County Fair news for July 31

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Here's something you don't see often at a rodeo -- a reride offer after a first-place ride. When the gate swung open for Jade Blackwell's saddle-bronc ride on a ... [more]

Smell during routine traffic stop leads to felony charges

Jul 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Deputies confiscated more than five pounds of marijuana and two ounces of psilocybin mushrooms during a routine traffic stop in Riverton this month.
The ... [more]

New CWC Health/Science Center elevates class offerings

Jul 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College biology professor Steve McAllister says the new Health/Science Center on campus represents "quantum improvement" over the school's ... [more]

Homicide will not be prosecuted, county attorney determines

Jul 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett said criminal liability could not be placed on any one person in the death of 4-year-old Thunder Littlethunder Jr. of ... [more]

Irrigation water overwhelms park pond

Jul 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An overflow of water created a temporary swamp Monday at Jaycee Park that had diminished by Tuesday morning.
Riverton parks department superintendent Joel ... [more]