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Jul 23, 2013 - Staff:  Births

SUNRHODES
A daughter was born to Sharel Tillman-SunRhodes, of Fort Washakie, and Damon J. SunRhodes, of Arapahoe, at 8:31 a.m. June 2, 2013, ... [more]

Health officials offer tips to guard against smoke damage

Jul 23, 2013 - Staff:  The following precautions will help people avoid the negative effects of smoke damage or smoke inhallation during the dry summer months when wildfires are ... [more]

Two more fires in Wyoming

Jul 23, 2013 - Associated Press:  (AP) -- Two other wildfires are burning in Wyoming in addition to the Fairfield Hill blaze near Sinks Canyon.
To the north, a 50-acre wildfire is burning in ... [more]

Sinks Canyon fire hits 1,200 acres, still could spread

Jul 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  TUESDAY EVENING UPDATE 6:10 p.m.: The U.S. Forest Service now says the fire perimeter has increased to 1686 acres with growth seen on the western edge ... [more]

Fast-moving fire burning in Sinks Canyon

Jul 22, 2013 - Staff:  A fast moving wildfire, estimated by the Shoshone National Forest Service at 1,200 acres as of Tuesday morning, is burning 10 miles southwest of Lander near ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Date set for Hill case

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Aug. 20 in state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's legal ... [more]

Charges dropped against Wyo. man after 23 years

Jul 21, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Andrew J. Johnson stopped at the court clerk's office in Cheyenne on Friday and picked up an order signed by a district judge dismissing ... [more]

Forest Service property in Jackson under contract

Jul 21, 2013 - Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service has entered into a contract to sell 10 acres at Bridger-Teton National Forest headquarters in Jackson.
Real estate ... [more]

Organic farm finding success with 'Wyomatoes'

Jul 21, 2013 - By Ashley Detrick For the Associated Press:  BIG PINEY (AP) -- Stewart Doty picked his first ripe tomato this year in April.
A big, fresh, organic tomato from a Wyoming garden is unheard of that early. ... [more]

Digest

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Later start Tuesday for commission
The Fremont County Commission's regular meeting starts later than usual this Tuesday, July 23, at the commission ... [more]

College waiting on state for go-ahead on Lander project

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College expects to learn in October whether land it hopes to use for a new Lander facility will be available.
Ron Granger, the college's vice ... [more]

Precision horse team highlights cowboy days in Dubois

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Experience a weekend of western activities inspired by the lives of the American cowboy at National Day of the Cowboy celebration July 26 through 28 in ... [more]

Motorcycle poker run leaves Saturday from WR Casino

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  "Ride the Winds Poker Run 2013"
The Wind River Hotel and Casino hosts its annual poker run on Saturday, July 27.
Ride the Winds Poker Run Registration begins ... [more]

First fuel-tax-funded job is in Fremont County

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Two other Fremont County road projects also were awarded this month at the Wyoming Transportation Commission meeting.

The first project to be funded ... [more]

Coroner now says earlier wreck was a factor in death

Jul 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  But he said the cause of Audrey Arguello's death was a subdural hematoma as the result of an accidental fall July 7, however.

Coroner Ed McAuslan ... [more]

Creative troopers nab man who stole and wrecked truck

Jul 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers used some creative sleuthing to connect a Rawlins man to a pickup truck stolen and wrecked in Fremont County.
Riverton Circuit ... [more]

Strathmore u-mine moves ahead; public comment, meetings

Jul 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  A Gas Hills uranium mine has reached the next step in its permitting process with the opening of a public comment period.
Interested parties will have until ... [more]

Man missing for more than a week found OK, Montana

Jul 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has located 75-year-old Roger Pierce of rural Riverton after a search of more than a week.
"Mr. Pierce was located late ... [more]

Today

Jul 19, 2013 - Staff:  Correction
Thursday's page-5 story "CWC, WPBS partner on history project" should have said WPBS hopes to use $110,000 from the state to produce five ... [more]

Visitor finds Balloon Block, wins $500 and Saturday balloon

Jul 19, 2013 - Staff:  Randall Hatcher is glad he came from Vancouver, Wash., to visit his brother this week.
Hatcher found the Riverton Rendezvous Balloon Block Thursday afternoon, ... [more]

Festival of the Mountain Man, fireworks among festivities

Jul 19, 2013 - Staff:  The Wind River Heritage Center presents its second annual Festival of the Mountain Man from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Center museum, 1075 S. ... [more]

'Major cuts' to Riverton school budget; salaries frozen

Jul 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board held its annual budget and mill-levy hearings and proceeded to adopt a $36.3 million budget at its meeting Wednesday night in ... [more]

Cloud seeding test coming to and end this year in Winds

Jul 19, 2013 - By Bob Moen, Associated Press:  Preparations are being made for a final winter of seeding clouds over the Wind River Mountains and other mountain ranges as part of the state's unique research ... [more]

Today

Jul 18, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the bottom photo in the "Fly guys" photo package should have said the middle man's name is Travis Myers.
In ... [more]

Digest

Jul 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Baseline frack testing discussed
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has started the formal rulemaking process to establish baseline water ... [more]

Wildfire likely caused by a lightning strike

Jul 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The U.S. Forest Service has determined that lightning did cause a 211-acre wildfire that burned in a remote area southeast of Casper.
The fire was reported on ... [more]

Mead: EPA haze plan has no health benefit

Jul 18, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead sharply criticized a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce regional haze, saying it did more to kill the coal ... [more]

Death at shelter under investigation

Jul 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating the death of transient James Casteel, 59, whose body was found Sunday morning at the Fremont County Good Samaritan Center in ... [more]

Road stunt leads to car wreck at intersection

Jul 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton men were cited Wednesday after being involved in a one-vehicle rollover north of Riverton.
Reports state Shane Cook and Justin Hieb, both 18, of ... [more]

More monitoring planned for school District 38

Jul 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Legislative committees met this week in Riverton to evaluate the quality of educational opportunities on the reservation.

The Joint Education ... [more]