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May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Purcell to leave water job
CHEYENNE -- Mike Purcell is retiring as director of the Wyoming Water Development Office.
Gov. Matt Mead issued a statement ... [more]

Lummis set to run for third term

May 22, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lambasting federal spending and rulemaking as excessive, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis announced her bid for a third term as Wyoming's lone member of the ... [more]

Wyoming snowpack 1/10th of what it was one year ago

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming's snowpack is down to 22 percent of average compared to 220 percent at this time last year.
In its final snowpack report this week, the ... [more]

Mine cited for violation after a quake-like blast

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming officials have issued two notices of violation to Cloud Peak Energy Inc. following a blast at the Cordero Rojo coal mine near Gillette that ... [more]

Downtown building to be razed; contract set

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Demolition of an abandoned building in downtown Riverton that is now owned by the City of Riverton will proceed.
The council voted to award a bid of $22,225 ... [more]

Sordid home conditions lead to charges of both child and animal cruelty

May 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman is facing multiple charges of both endangering children and animal cruelty after police say they found unattended small children and several ... [more]

County dispute over vehicle decals continues

May 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners discussed the sticky situation of requiring Coroner Ed McAuslan to place decals on his department's vehicles during their meeting ... [more]

West Nile carriers already detected in city, expert says

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Mosquitoes of the type that carry West Nile Virus already have been detected around Riverton this spring.
Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker gave his annual ... [more]

Senate candidate wrote in agreement with Hitler

May 20, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyoming man who announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Friday has posted material on Facebook in recent months denigrating Jews and ... [more]

State roads projects need input

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  A series of state transportation planning information-sharing sessions has been scheduled throughout northwest Wyoming in May and early June, and citizens are ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Saturday work starts on Togwotee
Heavy road construction is continuing on the Rosie's Ridge section of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois in Fremont County and ... [more]

Weather station in Sinks helps forecast

May 20, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Equipment will assist in determining impact of winds on snowmelt, runoff
The National Weather Service in Riverton, with the help of several other ... [more]

Baker seeks re-election in Ward 3; Thompson files

May 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The filing period for the Aug. 21 primary election runs through June 1.
The Riverton City Council election had its first candidate file for office on ... [more]

Science, Key Club, speech, track students representing RHS during summer travels

May 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Advanced science students at Riverton High School will have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica during spring break 2013 to study the area's environment ... [more]

CWC slashes nearly $1M; fundraiser's position eliminated

May 20, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After more than two hours of discussion May 16, the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved a revised preliminary budget that makes room for cuts ... [more]

Mayor vetoes council vote awarding bid on DCI site

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness has vetoed a city council decision from May 15 that awarded a construction bid for the new Wyoming Department of Criminal ... [more]

Probe continues of bomb threat at tribal council

May 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The May 12 incident forced postponement of the controversial meeting for one week.
Authorities are continuing to investigate a bomb threat at the ... [more]

Today

May 18, 2012 - Staff:  Births
PIQUETTE

A son was born to Kathryn and Evan Piquette, of Riverton, at 8:22 a.m. May 3, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Flaming Gorge pipeline plan rejected again by regulators

May 18, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal agency for the second time has denied a permit requested by a Colorado businessman who wants to build a 500-mile pipeline to carry water ... [more]

Crowheart woman killed in wreck; children injured

May 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a one-vehicle rollover east of Shoshoni early Friday morning that claimed the life of a Crowheart woman and injured three others, ... [more]

Tribal members 'want some answers' Saturday

May 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Former Northern Arapaho Gaming Commission member Curtis Addison contends the tribe's casino managers banned him from their premises because of concerns he has ... [more]

Lander City Council candidates file

May 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several candidates vying for a Lander City Council seat threw their hats into the race on Thursday, the first day of the filing period for the August primary ... [more]

Conserve water now, Riverton residents told

May 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents are being asked to conserve water as the city of Riverton adopted a drought management plan at a Riverton City Council meeting ... [more]

Colorado joins Wyo. effort to fight federal roadless rule

May 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The Colorado Mining Association is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 2001 rule that largely barred new roads on 58 million acres of roadless ... [more]

Digest

May 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grand Teton to host eclipse event
MOOSE -- The Teton Range will provide one of the more dramatic backdrops for a solar eclipse that will be visible ... [more]

Today

May 17, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ADDISON

Former Riverton resident Arline N. (Stoner) Addison, 79, died from lung cancer Saturday, May 12, at her home in Wheatland. Cremation ... [more]

Digest

May 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Citations at Jackson rallies
JACKSON -- Authorities in Jackson say one citation for careless driving and two citations for destruction of property ... [more]

Man caught in Wyoming pleads guilty in Michigan bank heist

May 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MARQUETTE, Mich. -- A man arrested in Wyoming after authorities say he robbed a bank in Michigan's Upper Peninsula while his wife and 2-year-old daughter sat ... [more]

Report raises concern about security at Wyoming Capitol

May 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A security assessment of the State Capitol building in Cheyenne questions the state's ability to respond to or prevent a violent ... [more]

Good winter ski numbers at Jackson resorts

May 17, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Unlike many other ski resort areas in the Rocky Mountain West, Wyoming's premier ski area of Jackson Hole enjoyed better snow conditions, which ... [more]

Races take shape on first day of candidate filing

May 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The filing period for elected offices appearing on the August primary ballot opened Thursday and already there are two races that include an incumbent and ... [more]

In funding plea, detox center boss recalls previous era

May 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center director Lisa Amos asked the Riverton City Council to imagine the city as it was before the crisis center opened 12 years ... [more]

Probation for ex-teacher on sex charges

May 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County prosecutor Patrick LeBrun delivered a message in court on Thursday morning to supporters of former Riverton High School teacher Sean Coby ... [more]

Trash transfer station hours slashed; Atlantic City protests heard

May 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Most trash transfer stations around Fremont County will have vastly decreased hours starting June 1 after the solid waste board on Monday night voted to ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Downtown farmers market starts Wednesday" should have said Sherry Shelley's phone number is ... [more]

State has second-worst workplace death rate

May 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming had the nation's second-highest rate of fatal workplace accidents in 2010 amid a post-recession rebound in oil and gas development, ... [more]

Digest

May 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court hears murder appeal
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the appeal of a Sheridan teenager convicted of murder in a ... [more]

Missing man located in South Dakota

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton man reported missing Friday has been found in another state.
Riverton police Capt. Eric Murphy said Michael James Hanway, 48, was located safe in ... [more]

Oggs graduate ... times three

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The graduation May 5 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie was a triple celebration for the Ogg family of Riverton.
Christi Ogg and daughter Brandi, 32, ... [more]

Deputy, firefighter deliver baby at rural county home

May 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The duties of law enforcement officers and firefighters are not always about making arrests and putting out fires, as proved Wednesday morning when dispatch ... [more]