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Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Snake River motorboat use reviewed
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department hold a public meeting Monday in Jackson about motorized watercraft ... [more]

UW's new president to visit campus and Laramie

Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Robert Sternberg will make his first visit to Laramie this week since being named the new University of Wyoming president.
Sternberg is scheduled to ... [more]

Game and Fish leaders discussing service cuts

Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Entire Wyo-ming Game and Fish Department programs may be in jeopardy in 2015 because of a lack of funding, according to agency and state Game and ... [more]

Ceremonies planned April 1 for Veterans Welcome Home Day

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Veterans Commission will celebrate Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day on Monday, April 1. The day of welcoming was codified in ... [more]

The way it was: Dr. Barrasso -- 1989

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  John Barrasso was a familiar face in Wyoming long before he was a U.S. Senator. He wrote a weekly newspaper column on health care, and he was the Wyoming host ... [more]

Catholic college selects new president

Mar 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Board of Directors of Wyoming Catholic College is pleased to announce the selection of a new president of the college, Kevin D. Roberts, Ph.D.
Roberts ... [more]

Help for Health Hospice celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Mar 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Help for Health Hospice Home was the setting for a fun filled St. Patrick's Day party. The festivity was hosted by hospice volunteers. Patients, family and ... [more]

WRTA expanding service to include Dubois and Jackson

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wind River Transportation Authority is finalizing stops for a fixed route from eastern Fremont County to Dubois and Jackson three days a week. WRTA ... [more]

Wolverines speakers take first at national qualifier

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School qualified a record number of speakers for the National Forensic League national tournament this year, thanks to a dominating performance ... [more]

Judge won't allow state mental screen of Dale Eaton

Mar 25, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge on Friday denied a request from the state of Wyoming to allow its mental health expert to examine the state's lone death row inmate.
U.S. ... [more]

College wants more time to tweak budget

Mar 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College administrators have requested more time to develop next year's budget due to unanticipated losses of funding.
"We thought we had a ... [more]

Taking shape: CWC Health/Science Center tantalizes on tour

Mar 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Central Wyoming College nursing faculty are getting excited about their upcoming move to the new Health/Science Center being constructed on ... [more]

Reluctantly, county puts another $800k into health benefit plan

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rising costs of claims to Fremont County's health insurance plan drove the county board to approve $800,000 more for the program next year. At its March 19 ... [more]

Citizen panel will help direct county's 1-percent fund use

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A countywide committee of citizens to advise leaders on uses for money generated by the new 1 percent sales tax is filling up, though it still needs volunteers ... [more]

RHS honors fallen soldier

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School students started school Friday remembering RHS alumnus Kevin Griffin, who was killed in Afghanistan last year. A flag that was flown over ... [more]

Today

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Analysts expect lower revenues for county" should have said "The federal sequester ... [more]

Digest

Mar 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bison hunt numbers rise
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Hunters have killed more wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park this year than they have in ... [more]

Lawmakers treat Hathaway Scholarship fund with care

Mar 22, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Hathaway Scholarship program to help eligible Wyoming students pay their college tuition is backed by a $500 million fund that has been ... [more]

Kids museum idea in Riverton makes progress

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Planning for the Central Wyoming Center for Art, Technology and Science in Riverton is still in the works.
Organizers assured the mayor and city council that ... [more]

Speakers swap opinions on marriage issues to open CWC talk series

Mar 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A discussion on marriage equality at Central Wyoming College yielded many opinions but little resolution. More than 100 people in the Little Theater heard the ... [more]

Assessed value drops below $1B again

Mar 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A rebound to $1.09 billion is predicted for fiscal year 2015.

Fremont County government expects lower property tax income next fiscal year because ... [more]

City rates might rise more than normal to help cut into debt

Mar 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents may soon see a higher than usual increase in their utility bills. The rates for water, sewer and sanitation services automatically increase ... [more]

RMS puts on A Night of Jazz

Mar 21, 2013 - Staff:  Katie's sister Sydney Thayer took a flugelhorn solo on "My Funny Valentine" between trumpet players Tekah Branson and Tayte Thomas during the A Night of ... [more]

Today

Mar 21, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ALLEN

A son was born to Amber-Lea Allen of Lander and Jeremiah Allen of Albuquerque, N.M., at 1:13 a.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

CWC providing free tax help to county residents

Mar 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Assistance available once more before April 15 deadline.

With taxes due in a couple of weeks, many residents have been making appointments to get ... [more]

Digest

Mar 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fire danger high in parts of state
Dry and windy conditions have increased the fire danger across lower elevation areas of Wyoming.
Several ... [more]

Barrasso airs doubts about nominee for Interior boss

Mar 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Sally Jewell's nomination was advanced in committee on a 19-3 vote.

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Energy Committee on Thursday endorsed President ... [more]

Judge sends Hill case straight to high court

Mar 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Ruling that the education of Wyoming's K-12 students hasn't been jeopardized by a new law making changes to the state schools chief's job, a ... [more]

Analysts expect lower revenues for county

Mar 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Analysts predict revenues coming into Fremont County's general fund will not meet expectations this fiscal year and will drop again next year.
Fremont ... [more]

Report from architecture firm calls for new school, renovations

Mar 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The architectural firm reviewing the needs of Wyoming's highest-capacity school districts has revised its final report on Riverton's needs.
The Wyoming ... [more]