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Driver escapes wreck, car fire without injury

Aug 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say a woman involved in a vehicle fire near Ethete escaped the fiery crash without injuries.
"The car was in the ditch fully engulfed in flames when ... [more]

'Bedazzled Bra' contest shares proceeds

Aug 1, 2012 - Staff:  Amid cans of peaches, baked bread, and homemade quilts at the Fremont County fair this year is a new exhibit, "bedazzled bras."
The display for public judging ... [more]

Busy with bees: Arlie Colva has brought buzzers to the fair for 40-plus years

Aug 1, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  As he bent over his buzzing box of brightly-colored bees, Fremont County beekeeper Arlie Colva said he has been bringing his honey-making insects to the ... [more]

TV crew arrives to start show on 2004 homicide

Aug 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A television show produced for the Investigation Discovery cable channel will focus on the 2004 murder of Wyoming Honor Farm nurse Tammy Sue Watts.
Staff with ... [more]

In Drennen appeal hearing, expert calls shooting 'justified'

Aug 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A criminal investigations expert with 44 years of experience testified on Tuesday afternoon that a Riverton man acted in self-defense in his case that resulted ... [more]

Fourth place for Riverton rower Brett Newlin in London

Aug 1, 2012 - Staff:  The United States 8-man rowing team with Riverton's Brett Newlin finished in fourth place behind Germany, Canada and Great Britain in Wednesday's gold medal ... [more]

Today

Jul 31, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one caption with the story "Interior secretary: Grizzly delisting expected by 2014" misidentified the bears ... [more]

Digest

Jul 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  New wildfires in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- Firefighters quickly attacked a new wildfire in Grand Teton National Park on Monday afternoon as they contained ... [more]

Study touts scooper planes for fires; forest chief differs

Jul 31, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A think tank says the U.S. Forest Service should pursue a much different strategy for using airplanes to fight wildfires, one that relies more ... [more]

Mountain lion seen in Pavillion

Jul 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Deer in town likely attracted the cougar, which has not been aggressive toward humans.

Wyoming Game and Fish officials are investigating the recent ... [more]

Fremont County fair in full swing

Jul 31, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Though no balloons could take off from the Central Wyoming College soccer fields last week, another aerial vehicle was able to land there Monday.
But this one ... [more]

Drennen makes pitch to overturn murder conviction

Jul 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man during a landlord-tenant dispute in May 2010 is arguing for ... [more]

Arena gets full prep before cowboys arrive

Jul 31, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair PRCA Ram rodeo began Monday night, but not before the rodeo grounds were prepped extensively for the days to come.
Before the rodeo ... [more]

Remaining Cowboy Campfires dates called off

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Due to fire concerns and restrictions, the remaining schedule of this summer's Authentic Cowboy Campfires has been canceled.
The following performances will ... [more]

Black Hawk chopper to appear at fairgrounds

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Monday's Military Appreciation Night accompanying the first night of the Fremont County Fair PRCA Ram Rodeo will include an appearance by a Wyoming National ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  UW participates in booze safety program
LARAMIE -- Students, faculty, staff and administrators from the University of Wyoming recently participated in a ... [more]

The way it was: Bigger grandstand -- 1965

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton was booming in the summer of 1965, with uranium exploration and production expanding rapidly, school construction in active mode, and housing popping ... [more]

Digest

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Learn about natural gas vehicles
Encana Corp. is inviting the public to attend the Riverton Natural Gas Vehicle Ride & Drive event from from 11 a.m. to ... [more]

State holding meetings to discuss drought conditions

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will host two public meetings in central Wyoming that will address the agriculture industry and the current drought and ... [more]

Art Walk in Atlantic City puts creativity on display

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Artists, crafts people and authors will display their work at several locations in Atlantic City when the community hosts its sixth annual Open House and Art ... [more]

Thompson receives award for sage-grouse protection

Jul 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission chairman Doug Thompson and other members of Gov. Matt Mead's Sage Grouse Implementation Team have received an award from U.S. ... [more]

Drive-By for Isbell's concert in Lander

Jul 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The ex-Drive-By Truckers performer will play an outdoor show by the Lander Bar at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.

When Jeff Stanbury had the chance to bring ... [more]

Tribes want feds to start regulation of Internet gaming

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  With some states readying to start online gambling, Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to step in as it did with ... [more]

County Fair sheep wagon show brings back vivid memories

Jul 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The permit issued by the Bureau of Land Management to the Davison Brothers of the Riverton area allowed federal range crossing for 1,300 sheep from May 25-29, ... [more]

In a demanding year, irrigators find ways to cope

Jul 29, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It wouldn't make much of a Hollywood blockbuster, but the story of this year's drought in Fremont County turns out to be one of cooperation between neighbors, ... [more]

Today

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Walter John Brown, 42, of Arapahoe, died July 27, 2012, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest to release draft forest plan

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  The Shoshone National Forest will be releasing its draft forest plan and draft environmental impact statement on Monday, July 30.
Forest planners say eight ... [more]

Griz mauling victim says bears, people can coexist

Jul 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CLARK -- Three years have passed since Jerry Ruth nearly lost his life in a chance encounter with a grizzly bear while hiking through tall Wyoming sagebrush ... [more]

Ranchers weigh drought options

Jul 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A show of hands isn't scientific evidence, but it can make a point.
At a workshop about drought management options for livestock producers ... [more]

Digest

Jul 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Books opened on shale play
CHEYENNE -- Petroleum companies and investors are about to get a better idea who has struck black gold and who might be in ... [more]

Feds tell Wyoming to keep using PAWS test; lawmakers disagree

Jul 27, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  TORRINGTON -- Federal education officials told Wyoming Thursday it should keep administering the state proficiency exam for high school juniors next year.
No ... [more]

Tuff kids tap their personal experiences in cancer drive

Jul 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  At 11 years old, Dillon Fabricus provided a simple answer for using $800 of his savings to raise money in the fight against cancer.
"Because lots of people ... [more]

Tax board backing assessor's view on retirement residence

Jul 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is supporting assessor Tara Berg's determination that the non-profit Mountain Vista Retirement Residence in Lander is not ... [more]

4-H members show horses

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Youths participate in the 4-H horse showmanship competition Friday at the Fremont County ... [more]

Fashion on display at 4-H style revue

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  4-H members kick off the Fremont County Fair with a style revue Wednesday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. Full fair activities begin ... [more]

Today

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WATSON

A son was born to Andrea and Cole Watson, of Riverton, at 3:47 a.m. June 14, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

UP hauls less coal in second quarter from NE Wyoming

Jul 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Union Pacific Corp. shipped 18 percent less coal from the Powder River Basin in northeast Wyoming during the second quarter this year.
The Omaha, ... [more]

Digest

Jul 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Child death rate increases
CASPER -- A national study shows the death rate for children and teens in Wyoming inched up during the second half of the ... [more]

Fire conditions looking better around state

Jul 26, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wildfires are still popping up across Wyoming, but State Forester Bill Crapser said the situation has improved from earlier this summer thanks to ... [more]

Interior secretary: Grizzly delisting expected by 2014

Jul 26, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has informed Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead that he shares the governor's desire to end federal protections for Yellowstone ... [more]