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Test shows no West Nile virus in Riverton; city to continue its doubled spraying schedule

Sep 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Public services director Kyle Butterfield responded to a citizen question about Riverton's mosquito abatement program during a meeting this week at City Hall. ... [more]

Cool summer a boon for barley crop

Sep 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If Corona tastes a little better this fall, thank a Fremont County farmer. The local malt barley crop is shaping up to be bigger and better than average, ... [more]

City expects rollout trash receptacles to arrive by November

Sep 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  City council made decision after contentious discussion

The decision to eliminate most of the residential alley dumpsters in Riverton and replace ... [more]

Team searching lake for remains of Uden victims

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Investigators started scouring a Sublette County lake for the bodies of Gerald Uden's victims Monday, but they still had not found the remains of Virginia Uden ... [more]

Today

Sep 4, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDERSON

A daughter was born to Lindsey Anderson of Riverton and Rowdy Anderson of Riverton at 10:32 a.m. May 12 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

High winds, low humidity trigger red flag warning

Sep 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The highest wind speed recorded Wednesday in Riverton was 38 mph, with gusts reaching 46 mph, according to the NWS.

National Weather Service ... [more]

Watery soil drives up cost of Riverton justice center project

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Unforeseen costs of $25,000 have arisen in the Riverton justice center project, and Fremont County commissioners agreed to pay the bill at a meeting ... [more]

Vote won't alter GOP dominance in Legislature

Sep 4, 2014 - By Trevor Brown MCT News Service:  There are a lot of unknowns for the Nov. 4 election.
But one thing is certain: Republicans will keep majority control in the state House and Senate after all ... [more]

Digest

Sep 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wild horse roundup postponed
CHEYENNE -- The federal government has agreed to postpone a planned roundup of about 800 wild horses in Wyoming to give ... [more]

Damp August sets record in Riverton

Sep 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  August 2014 was the wettest on record for the Riverton area based on numbers from the National Weather Service office northwest of town.
Meteorologist Brett ... [more]

Riverton woman's cabin vandalism case transferred to District Court

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The fourth defendant in the case of a pair of vandalized Sinks Canyon cabins waived her preliminary hearing and had her case transferred to District Court on ... [more]

Decker Mine to be sold; deal grants access to coal port planned in Washington

Sep 4, 2014 - By The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Coal companies announced an agreement Thursday to consolidate ownership of a Montana mine in a deal aimed at boosting exports of the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Driver cited in fatal crash
CODY -- A Cody man has been cited for careless driving in a crash that killed a motorcyclist from Colorado.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Coal giant lowers production estimate for next three years

Sep 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Recent heavy rain and congested rail lines have caused a Powder River Basin coal company to lower its production estimates for this year, and the ... [more]

Jackson waits on landslide options

Sep 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Jackson's town council has decided not to immediately award contracts to design a stabilization plan for a creeping landslide.
Council members had ... [more]

Pedestrian killed by car north of Riverton

Sep 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Ivan R. Pine, 34, of Riverton, died in a traffic collision early Monday while he was walking on Wyoming Highway 789 north of the city.
Wyoming Highway Patrol ... [more]

Man who robbed two in their home sentenced to 12-15 years

Sep 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who robbed an elderly couple in May while he was on the run from a halfway house is to spend the next 12 to 15 years behind bars.
District Court ... [more]

Graduation rates better at WIHS

Sep 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Editor's note: This is the first in a series exploring graduation rates among American Indian students in Fremont County and efforts being taken to improve ... [more]

Neat Repeat store getting more items it cannot sell

Sep 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Disposing of the unwanted donations in the landfill costs the store hundreds of dollars every month.

In a glance, Neat Repeat store manager Denise ... [more]

City defends its effort on weed control; hundreds of contacts made

Sep 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Responding to criticism from residents, Riverton city staff say departmental employees are working to control weeds in town.
The topic came up again Tuesday ... [more]

Rediscover the joys of campfire cooking

Sep 3, 2014 - By Andrea Weigl, McClatchy Newspapers:  The scents of wood smoke and burnt sugar remind many people of times spent around a campfire singeing marshmallows for s'mores.
Few people ever move beyond ... [more]

Today

Sep 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ABERNATHY

A daughter was born to Maria Abernathy of Lander and Chris Abernathy of Lander at 4:28 a.m. July 23 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Today

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one photo with the story "Troubling 2012 poaching incident not ruinous" should have said the photo was taken ... [more]

Digest

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park rescues near 90 this year
JACKSON -- Rangers have conducted nearly 90 search-and-rescue operations in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so ... [more]

Montana eyes state control of federal land; governor opposes state takeover

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana officials are looking into taking control of federal lands in the state, although they say the proposal is complicated and ... [more]

Science task force meets next week for first time

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed a task force to study how to improve the science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming.
The Task ... [more]

Unemployment rate up for month in Fremont County; still better than '13

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County employment
Unemployment rate

July -- 5.8 percent
June -- 5.5 percent
July 2013 -- 6.0 percent

Labor force
July -- 19,899
June ... [more]

CWC graduate speaks nationally for American Nurse Project

Sep 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 2008 graduate from Central Wyoming College recently made an appearance on national television to talk about her involvement in a documentary about nurses. ... [more]

Trials in hammer death postponed but not dismissed

Sep 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A murder case avoided dismissal Tuesday after a defense attorney argued state analysts were not investigating evidence responsibly.
District Court Judge ... [more]

Troubling 2012 poaching incident not ruinous

Sep 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Moose sightings around Hudson are common again, and the overall population in the area is stable.

The moose population that moves in and out of the ... [more]