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'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]

Famed chef Trotter's widow boosts culinary program at college

Nov 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The widow of a world-renowned chef wants to honor her husband's memory through the Central Wyoming College culinary and hospitality program in ... [more]

Today

Nov 28, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HALLAM

A daughter was born to Kelsey Hallam of Riverton at 9:02 p.m. Sept. 17 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Three killed in rollover near Gillette

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Authorities say three people were killed in a single-vehicle crash in northern Wyoming.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 42-year-old Willie ... [more]

Digest

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man denies he had meth at day care site
CODY -- A Powell man has denied charges that he kept methamphetamine at his house, endangered children at the ... [more]

Roadside elk hunting draws criticism from park visitors

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Sportsmen advocates and others are challenging Grand Teton National Park to change its regulations after a coordinated elk drive last week led to a ... [more]

Legislators to eye plan on expanded Medicaid

Nov 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown. Tribune News Service and wire reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state lawmakers to pass a new proposal that would extend health insurance to an estimated 17,600 low-income ... [more]

State, industry study prospect of mining Atlantic City ore again

Nov 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Once the largest private-sector employer in the Lander area, the mine has been out of operation for more than three decades.

More than 30 years after ... [more]

County EMS partners with local groups to collect toys

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County EMS is partnering with Central Bank and Trust and the Community Food Bank of St. Thomas Episcopal Church to collect toys for children in need ... [more]

Snow, cold weather raise pipe, roof risks

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The sudden onset of unseasonably cold weather in Fremont County earlier led to frozen pipes and other complications at residences and businesses.
Winter ... [more]

Help available from various telephone hotlines may save holiday meals

Nov 26, 2014 - Tribune News Service:  Burnt turkey. Bland stuffing. Crumbly pie crust. Don't let these Thanksgiving nightmares become your reality.
The Butterball Turkey Talk Line: Talk to a real ... [more]

Easy Thanksgiving snacks can make everyone on time

Nov 26, 2014 - By S. Irene Virbila, Tribune News Services:  In Southern California, invite family and friends over for Thanksgiving and you never know exactly when they'll arrive. Some show up early, while you're still ... [more]

Vietnam veterans reunion scheduled for June in Casper

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Veterans Commission and key partner organizations are planning a statewide Wyoming Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Reunion for June 4 to June 7 in ... [more]

Wyoming 'Take it Outside' program one of two national BLM honorees

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Wyoming archaeologist is one of two national award winners for the Bureau of Land Management's "Excellence in Interpretation or Education" Awards.
Kierson ... [more]

Today

Nov 26, 2014 - Staff:  Births
GOODMAN

A daughter was born to Makayla Goodman of Riverton at 4:07 a.m. Oct. 19 at SageWest Health Care. The baby weighed 6.8 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bill encourages gas conversion
CHEYENNE -- A proposal endorsed by a legislative committee aims to help entice companies to build gas-to-liquid plants in ... [more]

Suit filed over long-standing federal coal lease program

Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Conservation groups sued the government Tuesday to force officials to undertake their first broad review of the federal coal-leasing program ... [more]