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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]

State watching Colorado River talks closely

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Farmers get first dibs on most of the water held by the more than 100 dams in the basin.

LAS VEGAS -- A top federal water administrator said Friday ... [more]

CWC selling tickets for new theater season

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Season tickets for the 2014-2015 lineup of Central Wyoming College theater productions are on sale now at the box office.
"This year we will be performing ... [more]

New eyes on road

Sep 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recalling 2011 tragedy, surveillance cameras now adorn all school buses

Over the last two weeks, contractors have installed 62 video cameras on the ... [more]

Quilts of Valor on display

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Ten quilts sewn by Central Wyoming College staff, students and faculty are on display in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery.
In February, CWC employees ... [more]

The way it was: Democrats -- 1968

Sep 2, 2014 - Staff:  Of the five Democrats nominated for the Wyoming Legislature from Fremont County in 1968, not one was elected in November -- but there were other elections to ... [more]

Tribal names bigger election presence than previous years

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Thanks to Fremont County, American Indians are a bigger presence in the 2014 general election than ever before.
The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone ... [more]

Monster trucks head to Riverton

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Mega Monster Truck Tour will invade Riverton on Saturday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
"We are very excited to put on a quality monster truck and ... [more]

Riverton library awarded funding to repair leaky roof

Sep 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library has been awarded money to help cover the cost of fixing the building's roof.
When heavy snow or rain hits the area, the moisture ... [more]

Wild horse adoption set for Saturday at Honor Farm

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse and burro adoption Saturday in Riverton.
From 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, the ... [more]

100 Day Challenge aims to encourage positivity among reservation residents

Sep 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation have been invited to take part in a 100 Day Community Challenge to spread positivity among area residents.
More ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone worker died by suicide
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Officials investigating the death of a Yellowstone National Park employee say the woman ... [more]

Today

Aug 29, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Mayor and council races shape up for November; primary totals certified" should have said several ... [more]

During Capitol renovation, liquor warehouse might host Legislature

Aug 29, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  The state's old liquor warehouse is among the options being considered to host the 2016 and 2017 legislative sessions.
A planned renovation of the State ... [more]

Digest

Aug 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Pastor actually shot himself
CENTENNIAL -- Wyoming law enforcement officials say a pastor who reported being shot and wounded in a struggle with a ... [more]

Wyoming woman killed in accident at Burning Man festival in Nevada

Aug 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. -- A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a ... [more]

University collects $50.7M in private donations for year

Aug 29, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming saw a slight dip in private contributions in the last fiscal year but still collected the second-highest amount ever ... [more]

1 percent tax fund contains $2.36 million; Pure Gas Road project next up

Aug 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved a bid advertisement for a widening and overlay project on Pure Gas Road.
The work will be paid for using 1 percent ... [more]

Trail expansion eyed for cyclists and horseback riders

Aug 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Bureau of Land Management is considering expanding trails in the Johnny Behind the Rocks area, which would give mountain bikers and horseback riders more ... [more]

Local ticket biggest payer in first week of WyoLotto

Aug 29, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The biggest prize paid out by the first-ever drawings in Wyoming's new state lottery was on a ticket bought in Riverton.
The winner got $2,500.
No one hit ... [more]

New face, new ideas at museum

Aug 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Visitor services coordinator hopes to build narrative through local history

What is a scholar of old Scandinavian languages, a Vikings expert, and ... [more]

Today

Aug 28, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BRITAIN

Phyllis Britain, 87, of Lysite, died Thursday, Aug. 28, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. A funeral service will be at 1:30 ... [more]

Digest

Aug 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man shot in church was pastor
CENTENNIAL -- A Wyoming pastor was shot and wounded with his own handgun after apparently interrupting a burglary at his ... [more]

Worker's death in Teton park due to a fall, coroner says

Aug 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Authorities say a 20-year-old Russian man found dead in Grand Teton National Park died of blunt force trauma from a fall.
The Teton County coroner ... [more]

Daughters of both killer and victim express themselves at sentencing

Aug 28, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The daughter of a Missouri woman sentenced for killing her husband in Wyoming almost 40 years ago said Wednesday she stands by her mother as she ... [more]

Convocation opens new term at CWC

Aug 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Valdez inaugurated as new president; 300 students attend

Sometimes good advice does not sink in without a little humor.
"Don't be a baby," keynote ... [more]

After shots fired, police enter home at gunpoint, break up under-age drinking party

Aug 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The alleged gunman was 'just showing off,' Riverton Police Department Capt. Eric Murphy said.

No one was injured after police entered a Riverton home ... [more]