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The way it was: Elkhorn Hotel -- 1915

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff:  The Chicago North Western Railroad got to Shoshoni before either Riverton or Lander in 1906, and the town prospered. While it didn't approach Lander in size or ... [more]

Today

Feb 22, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ADDISON

A son was born to Rosaline Addison, of Thermopolis, at 1:53 a.m. Jan. 31, 2013, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Digest

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man convicted of child endangerment
GILLETTE -- A Gillette man who left his infant son in his pickup truck while he went to work has been convicted of ... [more]

UW to give names of president candidates

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- University of Wyoming trustees will withdraw their request for a judge to keep secret their search for a university president and will soon publicly ... [more]

NPS set to release latest Yellowstone winter plan

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The National Park Service's latest proposal on the use of snowmachines in Yellowstone National Park is based on limiting their collective noise and ... [more]

Horse advocates anxious for First Amendment ruling

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- There may or may not be too many horses on federal lands in the West, but a U.S. district judge says there's not enough judicial staff in Nevada ... [more]

Hudson suspect pleads guilty to second-degree murder charges

Feb 22, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. said he hesitated moments before he used a 3- or 4-inch black pocketknife to stab Elva Charlotte Quiver and Eric Clinton Likes to ... [more]

Runoff predictions higher for Midvale

Feb 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The drought did not lessen the water Midvale Irrigation District diverted last year, and the Bureau of Reclamation expects runoff into the Midvale system to be ... [more]

Legislature won't override Mead's vetoes

Feb 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming legislative leaders said Friday they won't try to override Gov. Matt Mead's vetoes of some sections of the state budget bill.
House Speaker ... [more]

Rendezvous shuffling rooms to accommodate additional students

Feb 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Superintendent Terry Snyder said he couldn't believe it when he heard Rendezvous Elementary School staff had come up with a plan to accommodate even more ... [more]

Today

Feb 21, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SIMCOX

A son was born to Teal Makowski and Ed Simcox, of Riverton, at 4:51 p.m. Dec. 20, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Cheyenne data center to grow

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Microsoft already is looking to expand a data center it is building on the outskirts of Cheyenne.
The software giant announced the data center less ... [more]

Digest

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teen substance abuse down
CHEYENNE -- A study indicates fewer Wyoming junior high and high school students are using alcohol and tobacco.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Trafficking bill passes 29-1

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is closer to passing its own laws barring human trafficking.
The state Senate passed a proposal Wednesday that would make it a felony to ... [more]

Mead expected to act on new budget bill Thursday

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The governor heads to Washington for a National Governors Association meeting.

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead intends to take action Thursday on the ... [more]

Rule on covered loads bringing new conflicts at trash disposal sites

Feb 21, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is considering revisions to its rules and regulations to alleviate conflicts between patrons and employees ... [more]

Final budget bill saves satellite court in Dubois

Feb 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming 9th Judicial District Circuit Court satellite facility in Dubois apparently will stay open.
State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, amended the ... [more]

Kids safe after endangering incident; Taser used

Feb 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  The case involved fleeing the scene, drunken driving, and fist fights with police.

Three Riverton residents were arrested last week reportedly after ... [more]

Preliminary OK for lottery bill in Senate

Feb 21, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would allow a Wyoming lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball received preliminary approval in the state Senate on ... [more]

Schoening gets college board seat until 2014

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  She was appointed Wednesday to fill the vacancy left by Judy Pedersen's resignation.

Nicole Schoening took her seat on the Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Today

Feb 20, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the photographer's credit for the page one story "Sinks big horn herd gone" should have said the photo was taken by ... [more]

Digest

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Governor signs silencer bill
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will allow the use silencers on firearms for all types of ... [more]

UW asks judge to change decision on president search

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A judge in Laramie is scheduled to hear arguments on whether the University of Wyoming can continue to conduct its search for a new president in ... [more]

Mead launches inquiry into Hill practices, says action was legal

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for the State of Wyoming say the Legislature acted within its authority to pass a law removing schools Superintendent Cindy Hill as head of ... [more]

CWC board to choose candidate Wednesday

Feb 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees will select one of seven candidates Wednesday night to fill an open Subdistrict 2 seat representing Riverton and ... [more]

RHS hopes breakfast cart will help teens

Feb 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students now have more options to choose from when selecting their first meal of the day.
A new "grab and go" cart has been set up in the ... [more]

Jury trial date set for suspect in hit-and-run

Feb 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  A jury trial has been scheduled for an Idaho woman charged in a fatal hit-and-run collision that took place in December at the Rezeride Roadhouse Saloon west ... [more]

Chicken ordinance approved

Feb 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has made a final deal with chickens.
After language amendments on a city ordinance passed at the regular city council meeting Tuesday, ... [more]

Dozens hear plans for Moneta Divide oil and gas project

Feb 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  At least 47 residents spent Valentine's Day talking about natural gas and its ramifications for jobs, taxes, water and air in Fremont County. They 47 attended ... [more]

Today

Feb 19, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ASPINWALL

Signe Aspinwall, 74, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, at her home. Services are pending under the direction of Davis Funeral ... [more]