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No applicants yet for Ward 2 council slot; deadline Jan. 12

Dec 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Councilman Todd Smith has resigned to accept a job out of state.

Riverton residents living in City Council Ward 2 are invited to submit their ... [more]

Today

Dec 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ROTROFF

A son was born to Kayla Rotroff of Riverton and Zachary Rotroff of Riverton at 12:26 a.m. Aug. 26 at SageWest Health Care. The baby ... [more]

Digest

Dec 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Firing squad bill to return
CHEYENNE -- A state lawmaker says he still intends to push a bill to allow the use of firing squads to execute condemned ... [more]

Big propane fire in Jackson blamed on faulty equipment

Dec 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Faulty equipment is being blamed for a series of dramatic explosions that destroyed a propane business and fitness center in the northwest Wyoming ... [more]

Lawmakers eye state action on EMS troubles

Dec 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners told legislators the county ambulance department would deplete its reserves by the end of the fiscal year.

Local ... [more]

Teen injured by vehicles at party; one arrest made

Dec 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 19-year-old Lander resident suffered serious injuries to her pelvis and legs Saturday evening reportedly when she was pinned between two trucks at an ... [more]

Autopsy says Willenbrecht died of stab wounds; case is a homicide

Dec 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  An autopsy has determined that Jacob Willenbrecht died Oct. 19 of blood loss due to multiple stab wounds.
The 27-year-old Riverton man's death officially has ... [more]

Trial date nears in baby death; plea deal is possible

Dec 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After two delays, a trial date is near for an Ethete woman charged with killing her newborn child, though a plea agreement still could resolve the case.
The ... [more]

CWC might change course schedules to adapt to Jackson housing shortage

Dec 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Instructors are considering a new class schedule to address housing and employment issues for culinary and hospitality students at Central Wyoming College in ... [more]

Digest

Dec 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bill could change polling places
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers propose to change voting location requirements so that people would be able to vote at ... [more]

Today

Dec 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births
OPHUS

A daughter was born to Calli Ophus of Lander and Calvin Ophus of Lander at 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Mead wants better plan for huge 'rainy day' fund

Dec 2, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming governor unveiled a $156 million supplemental budget request Monday.

Gov. Matt Mead says it's time for Wyoming to develop a clear policy ... [more]

Prize football found along Bryant Road

Dec 2, 2014 - Staff:  A Riverton man working in the area of Bryant Road north of Riverton is this year's Find the Football contest winner.
Bill Meeks found the decorated ball ... [more]

Help sought in locating man not seen since July

Dec 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is asking the community for help locating a man who has not been seen since July.
According to release issued by Fremont ... [more]

Pheasant release a popular program

Dec 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hunting season for wild pheasants continues through December for roosters only.

The first week of December marks the final week of the season for ... [more]

District 25 Hall of Fame invites first nominations

Dec 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The proposed Fremont County School District 25 Hall of Fame is accepting nominations, beginning this week.
Plans call for the hall of fame to be placed where ... [more]

'As clean as it gets'

Nov 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Picture-perfect audit report for Riverton schools

Fremont County School District 25 received a passing audit for the 2013-2014 fiscal year Tuesday ... [more]

Crews working on Little Wind River bridge near Riverton

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 3.32-mile highway improvement project is under way with work on the Little Wind River bridge south of Riverton on Wyoming Highway 789. The $11.04 million ... [more]

Three coins to mark statehood of Wyoming

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  In recognition of the 125th Anniversary of Wyoming's statehood which occurred on July 10, 1890, the state is producing a series of commemorative coins, three ... [more]

Wild horse board seeks three members

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management has announced a second call for public nominations over a 30-day period to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and ... [more]

Ranger not expected to publish Tuesday

Nov 30, 2014 - Staff:  The Ranger plans to skip Tuesday's print publication while new press equipment is being installed.
It is possible that Wednesday's edition will be interrupted ... [more]

Ag agencies offer farm program series

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Details of new farm programs will be covered during meetings across Wyoming that begin Dec. 12 in Worland and end Dec. 19 in Gillette.
The Riverton meetings ... [more]

Digest

Nov 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Fierce winds whip Cody area
CODY -- Hurricane-force wind knocked out windows and electricity, topped a 40-foot spruce tree onto a visitor center and ... [more]

Town's question: Are deer pests or four-legged works of art?

Nov 30, 2014 - By Lew Freedman, For The Associated Press:  The fate and longevity of some deer may soon be determined by government agencies.

CODY -- Mule deer can be regularly spotted munching grass or ... [more]

Bigger bomber training zone would include Wyoming

Nov 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually ... [more]

Study ranks Riverton second 'most exciting' city in the Wyoming

Nov 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton has been recognized as one of the most exciting places to live in Wyoming.
Movoto.com named Riverton second among the 10 most exciting ... [more]

Library showing 'Of Mice and Men'

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library will transmit the National Theatre's live production of "Of Mice and Men" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room.
Donations are $10 for ... [more]

The way it was: Atlantic City mine - 1971

Nov 30, 2014 - Staff:  Wyoming business leaders in both the public and private sectors are exploring the possibility of mining iron ore in the southern Wind River Mountains again. ... [more]

Business Ready program ought to become more self-reliant, planner says

Nov 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, Tribune News Service:  The leader of Wyoming's economic development agency wants a key business recruitment program to be less reliant on state funds.
Shawn Reese, CEO and president ... [more]

Illness claims prison inmate

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  TORRINGTON -- The Wyoming Department of Corrections says an inmate at the medium-security prison in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness.
Department ... [more]