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Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wheatland shooter changes plea
CHEYENNE -- A Wheatland man accused of killing his three sons and brother and wounding his wife in 2011 has pleaded no ... [more]

Fugitive CEO returns to U.S. to face charges

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A former hospital CEO who went overseas before being tried on charges of defrauding his employers has been returned to the U.S.
Paul Cardwell arrived ... [more]

Ed chief's background is business, not education

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The business background of Gov. Matt Mead's selection to head the Wyoming Department of Education should be an asset in running a large, complicated ... [more]

Hill says committee stacked against her

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill says she wants to make sure her rights are protected if a legislative investigation is launched into her ... [more]

At budget talks, ambulance staff calls for changes

Jun 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Medics and others working with the Fremont County Ambulance department voiced concern about the agency's management this month, calling for the replacement of ... [more]

Man killed in motorcycle-truck wreck

Jun 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Barry N. Strang, 59, of Casper, died Thursday at the scene of a two-vehicle traffic accident about two miles north of Lander on Wyoming Highway 789.
Reports ... [more]

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Jun 27, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page four column "Call me an outdoors woman -- Part 1" should have said "There is no doubt that I learned a ... [more]

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Jun 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  National honor for UW prof
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming professor Steve Holbrook has been recognized by the Oceanography Society for distinguished ... [more]

Mead: Coal can't be ignored in Obama's energy planning

Jun 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Responding to President Barack Obama's pledge to regulate carbon emissions from power plants, the governor of the nation's leading coal-producing ... [more]

Arizona man named first-ever director of state ed department

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Richard Crandall, an Arizona state senator and co-owner of two nutritional service companies, was selected on Wednesday by Gov. Matt Mead to run the ... [more]

Task force aiming to improve engineering at UW

Jun 27, 2013 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  Former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal and Gov. Matt Mead's energy strategy adviser expressed strong support June 20 for a plan to make the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Fire destroys metal shed in Hudson

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A structure fire in Hudson required two visits from emergency responders last weekend.
No one was injured in the blaze, which initially was reported at about ... [more]

City OKs $27 million budget for FY 2014

Jun 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council approved its fiscal year 2014 budget Tuesday night at roughly $25 million in revenue and expenditures at $27 million.
The city's ... [more]

Shooter in Sinks Canyon incident reaches plea deal

Jun 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who authorities said shot at three unarmed people in January has signed a plea agreement with Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett. Under the deal, ... [more]

Fatal wreck closes road north of Lander

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and commercial vehicle has closed both lanes of Wyoming Highway 789 north of Lander, according to a statement issued by ... [more]

Parade marches down Main

Jun 26, 2013 - Staff:  Children favored clown costumes during the annual Shriner's children parade down Main Street in Riverton on Wednesday before the circus at 2 p.m. at the ... [more]

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Jun 26, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DAVEY

A son was born to Christine and Michael Davey, of Lander, at 11:25 p.m. June 10, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

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Jun 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Problem bear finally put to death
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- State wildlife officials have euthanized a male grizzly bear captured on private land north of Red ... [more]

No decision yet on triple-killing suspects facing death penalties

Jun 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- The Park County attorney hasn't decided yet whether to pursue the death penalty against two teens accused of killing three people in Clark in ... [more]

Lander resident injured in fall on Mount Owen

Jun 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Park rangers used a helicopter to extricate Jeff Judkins and his climbing partner.

Jeff Judkins, 38, of Lander, sustained multiple injuries from a ... [more]

Two injured in work zone accident near Lander

Jun 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A motorcyclist and his female passenger were injured Tuesday in a traffic accident southeast of Lander.
Reports state John Orr, 63, of Longmont, Colo., was ... [more]

Lubnau calls for special investigatory committee

Jun 26, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau has released a letter calling on Senate president Tony Ross to convene a special investigatory committee before the ... [more]

Judge denies motion in murder case

Jun 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The move would have split the murder and sexual assault trials for John Thomas Hereford, who is charged in the Sept. 11 shooting death of Travis Armajo in ... [more]

'They have given us our land back'

Jun 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents near Pavillion relieved EPA is backing off its fracking investigation

Many Pavillion-area residents were relieved to hear reports last week ... [more]

Citizens to Perform 'The Trial of Joe McCarthy'

Jun 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Deceased Sens. Joseph McCarthy, Styles Bridges and Herman Welker will go on "trial" Wednesday, facing charges of blackmail leading to the suicide of fellow ... [more]

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Jun 25, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
JARAMILLIO

Floyd Jaramillo 71, of Riverton, died Monday, June 24, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the ... [more]

Shriner's parade, circus come to Riverton

Jun 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Shrine Club, in conjunction with the Lander Shrine Club, will host its 56th annual Shriner's Circus at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the ... [more]

Therapy dog making rounds in Riverton

Jun 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The female Lhasa Apso that is making the rounds at Homestead Living, Help for Health Hospice and Ashgrove Elementary School is 8-year-old Shotzy, a therapy dog ... [more]

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Jun 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UP upgrading rail line
Union Pacific Railroad says it is spending $15 million to improve its rail line between Rawlins and near Rock Springs this ... [more]

Man dies after being swept away by North Platte River

Jun 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Authorities say a 32-year-old Denver man died after he was swept away by the North Platte River in southern Wyoming's Carbon County.
The sheriff's ... [more]