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Sep 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Colorado outbids Wyo for movie
DENVER -- Colorado on Friday approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Quentin ... [more]

Idaho zoo gets captured Wyoming griz

Sep 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The bear will remain in quarantine for 30 days to make sure she doesn't have parasites or disease, and then will be viewable to the ... [more]

Mead: UW board imbalance will be fixed

Sep 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Nine of the 12 trustees governing the University of Wyoming are registered Republicans, despite a state statute permitting only seven members to belong to the ... [more]

The way it was: House candidate -- 1944

Sep 28, 2014 - Staff:  Wyoming had voted for President Franklin D. Roosevelt a couple of times in earlier elections, but in 1944 the state swung Republican. Thomas Dewey gave FDR the ... [more]

Thirteen graduate from summer Second Wind program

Sep 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The course is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to assist 18- to 21-year-olds who have had a youthful offense.

The Second Wind program at ... [more]

Uden talks

Sep 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Letters from triple murder illuminate some crime details

Questions have lingered about Gerald Uden's murdering his ex-wife and two adopted sons - ... [more]

New superintendent comes to Arapahoe from Alaska

Sep 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Tim Stathis began teaching in 1985 in different Alaska communities populated by Eskimos, the Tlingit culture and three tribes from the Athabascans of ... [more]

Interns identify safety concerns on Central Wyoming College campus

Sep 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Interns at Central Wyoming College are studying ways to improve campus safety through a concept called "crime prevention through environmental design."
The ... [more]

Victim in fatal crash involving Riverton man is identified

Sep 28, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The Worland woman killed when her car was struck by a vehicle driven by a Riverton man has been identified.
Karen Davis, 61, was driving on U.S. Highway 20 on ... [more]

Hundreds vote in Eastern Shoshone elections

Sep 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  More than 1,900 Eastern Shoshone tribal members cast their votes in the primary election Sept. 16 for the Eastern Shoshone Business Council race.
There were ... [more]

Road construction delaying traffic near Diversion Dam

Sep 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The $4.21 million highway improvement project ongoing northwest of Riverton has caused a daily traffic jam for local commuters, but it also affects out-of-town ... [more]

Feds must answer Wyoming wolf argument Monday

Sep 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A federal judge's order on Tuesday put a stop to planned wolf hunts in Wyoming this year, at least temporarily.

CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in ... [more]

Library, CWC present Beyond Books series

Sep 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library and Central Wyoming College Lander Center are teaming up to present "Beyond Books," a free series of evening presentations on how to use the ... [more]

Former professor sentenced

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A judge has ordered a former science professor at Northwest College in Powell to serve prison time for the sexual abuse of a boy.
Park County ... [more]

Today

Sep 26, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DOOLEY

A daughter was born to Paige Dooley of Lander and Trevor Dooley of Lander at 7:56 a.m. June 5 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

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Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man struck and killed by vehicle
CODY -- A 57-year-old Cody man has died after being struck by a vehicle.
Police Chief Perry Rockvam says Thomas Kent ... [more]

Static spark blamed in fatal blast

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Investigators say an explosion at a western Wyoming natural gas storage tank that killed a man and injured three others appears to have been caused by ... [more]

Man who crashed drone into spring fined $3,000

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A judge has ordered a Dutch man to pay more than $3,000 for crashing a drone into the biggest hot spring in Yellowstone National ... [more]

Shooting suspect killed himself after chase

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A man suspected of shooting and injuring his ex-wife in Casper has died of in an apparent suicide after a pursuit with the Wyoming Highway Patrol in ... [more]

Man in One Shot competition hurt after weapon malfunction

Sep 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A hunter was injured when his gun malfunctioned during the One Shot Antelope Hunt sight-in Sept. 19, but the injury did not stop him from participating in the ... [more]

CWC policy change results in insurance cost increase

Sep 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Rates for property and liability insurance coverage at Central Wyoming College may go up this year by almost 7.5 percent because of a change in the school's ... [more]

Riverton man arrested for DUI after hitting car, getting own vehicle stuck

Sep 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dominic Hvizdak, 34, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence early Thursday after reportedly striking another vehicle then getting his own ... [more]

Gov. Mead says state has presented wolf solution

Sep 26, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday he's hopeful that a federal judge will agree a quick administrative fix is all that's necessary to return wolf ... [more]

Riverton superintendent has sharp eye on early enrollment

Sep 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The District 25 head count was down at the start of the school year, reversing a three-year trend.

Fremont County School District 25 superintendent ... [more]

Man changes plea in sex crime case; tougher charge awaits

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Larry Alcaraz was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a federal judge in August.

A Lander man who was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a federal ... [more]

Graduation rate low at District 21, but numbers not telling all, says school principal

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie High School has reported some of the lowest graduation rates in the state in recent years. Whether those numbers mean anything is a matter of ... [more]

Ex-museum chief to stand trial in November

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County public official is set to stand trial this fall for alleged malfeasance related to her office.
Former Lander Pioneer Museum director Carol ... [more]

Today

Sep 25, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Airport won't hit 10,000 boardings; nine-seat planes now on all flights" should have said in 2010, ... [more]

Winter could affect landslide

Sep 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- An engineer is warning that the effects of winter could speed up a slow-moving landslide in Jackson.
Bob Norton told the Jackson Town Council Monday ... [more]

WGFD closes part of flooded road

Sep 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has closed the Wiggins Fork dispersed campground site and a portion of the access road on the Inberg/Roy Wildlife Habitat ... [more]