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Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Sue Wallis replacement process to start
GILLETTE -- A Republican Party committee will meet Feb. 8 in Gillette to nominate three people to replace state ... [more]

Cheyenne man pleads guilty in August wreck that killed three

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GREELEY, Colo. -- A 22-year-old man who was determined to have caused an automibile crash in northern Colorado that killed two siblings and an Air Force senior ... [more]

Idaho worries about new Wyoming lottery's effect on revenue across border

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- Wyoming's upstart lottery could take a bite of out what have been steadily growing sales since the first $1 scratch ticket was sold in Idaho in ... [more]

Tarantino says he will not use Wyoming in movie after all

Feb 3, 2014 - By Brielle Schaeffer, For The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who is known for rampantly killing off characters in his movies, decided this time to kill his script, much to the ... [more]

The way it was: Co-ed Jeffrey City hoops - 1992

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  Jeffrey City High School was in decline in the winter of 1992. Enrollment had plunged so far that the school couldn't field either a boys or girls basketball ... [more]

Dubois mayor voices concern over museum resignations

Feb 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dubois Mayor Twila Blakeman wants Fremont County commissioners to rehire two Dubois museum staff who resigned. She also seeks reassurance on the direction of ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest hiring seasonal workforce

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest is looking for a dedicated, hardworking, highly capable workforce for the summer.
Forest managers will fill temporary, seasonal ... [more]

Rez students participate in National Drug Facts Week

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  In celebration of National Drug Facts Week, students from Arapahoe Middle School were encouraged to be drug and alcohol free and learned about the dangers of ... [more]

WyDOT engineering office closes

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation's Dubois engineering office permanent closed its doors Saturday.
WyDOT's construction crew in Dubois is relocating to ... [more]

Carnegie Room opens with 'Rusalka'

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The opera begins at 11 a.m. Saturday with a dedication
ceremony at 1:15 p.m.


The Fremont County Library in Lander plans a grand opening of the ... [more]

Groups taking applications for rangeland internships

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The program gives budding agriculturalists ranching experience and educational opportunities.

The Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Wyoming ... [more]

Obama to be invited to education conference

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Department of Education officials say the agency will send an invitation to President Barack Obama, asking him to be a guest at the Wyoming Native ... [more]

Two new classes at RHS; three apply for rec board seats

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has approved two new Riverton High School courses.
Principal John Griffith described for the school board the new academic ... [more]

Sources now sought for operations at Wind River Job Corps Center

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The facility is under construction near Riverton Regional Airport.

The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking sources interested in operating the Wind ... [more]

State's delays on Hill's reinstatement called a 'detour,' by staff

Feb 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the senior leadership team for Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill said they were confused by Attorney General Peter Michael's ... [more]

Field set for council vacancies; six to be interviewed Tuesday

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A final pool of six hopefuls has been finalized for the two vacancies on the Riverton City Council.
Six candidates submitted their formal letters of interest ... [more]

Wild game dinner comes to Riverton

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A relatively new tradition in Riverton offers residents a chance to sample a variety of game meats from the local area.
The Third Annual Wild Game Dinner ... [more]

Today

Jan 31, 2014 - Staff:  GREEN
A son was born to DaleRae Green, of Fort Washakie, at 9:06 p.m. Sept. 19, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

GREEN ... [more]

Death in Riverton City Park ruled accidental

Jan 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Toxicology results show Dana Eagle, 36, of Riverton, was intoxicated at the time of his December death in Riverton City Park.
The incident was ruled an ... [more]

Digest

Jan 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Storm dumps snow, closes I-25
CHEYENNE -- A snowstorm dumped heavy snow and slickened roads and highways in Wyoming. One major highway was closed Friday ... [more]

Catholics in Wyoming file fed suit

Jan 31, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Catholic organizations in Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the birth-control coverage requirement in federal government's health ... [more]

AG will ask high court to reconsider 'Hill Bill' ruling

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Attorney General has decided to request a rehearing from the Wyoming Supreme Court on its recent ruling that a law redefining the duties of the state ... [more]

Search is on for bodies of Uden victims; case officially open for now

Jan 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation officially is keeping the Gerald Uden case open while it searches for the bodies of his victims killed 33 years ... [more]

Winter Carnival Crab Crack preps for big crowd Saturday

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new addition to this weekend's 11th Annual Crab Crack event aligns with the Wild West Winter Carnival theme for 2014: "Snuggling in the Snow."
Local ... [more]

City council splits 3-2 on plan for sewer service in subdivision

Jan 31, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new agreement approved by the city of Riverton and property owners may help expand sanitary sewer service in the future to more than 50 residents off of ... [more]

College decides to search nationwide for next president

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has decided to look both locally and nationwide for the school's next president.
The board met Wednesday in ... [more]

Today

Jan 30, 2014 - Staff:  Clarifications
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "WRTA passenger numbers up; wreck reduces bus fleet by one" should have said the Wind River ... [more]

Final defendant in Hudson homicides pleads guilty

Jan 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Jude Blackburn will spend at least 20 years behind bars for his role in the 2011 murders.

The last defendant in the case of a 2011 double homicide in ... [more]

Lander school could be Riverton model

Jan 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  If the existing design could be used for Riverton's new K-3 school, months of planning time and expense could be saved.

Riverton School District 25 ... [more]

Hill worries state dragging its feet on restoring past duties

Jan 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill said she is looking forward to returning to her post at the head of the Wyoming Department of Education, ... [more]

Digest

Jan 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  One dead, one hurt in wreck
GILLETTE -- Authorities say one person was killed and another was injured in a crash involving a pickup and a ... [more]

Decapitated body stymies Park County cops

Jan 30, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The discovery of an unidentified murder victim's headless body nearly three weeks ago on a remote, dead-end dirt road in Wyoming has stymied ... [more]

Former council member adds name to list for vacancy consideration

Jan 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Betty Malicki has been added to the list for Ward 1, Riverton residents interested in filling the vacant Riverton city council seat this year.
Malicki is a ... [more]

Medallion found on vacant lot in downtown Riverton

Jan 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Decades of annual searching finally were rewarded Wednesday when Betty Faden found the Wild West Winter Carnival Medallion.
The Riverton resident found the ... [more]

Today

Jan 29, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DURAN

A son was born to Shanell LaRae Limpy, of Riverton, and Antonio Thomas Duran, of Arapahoe, at 7:44 a.m. Nov. 6, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

Digest

Jan 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Feed halted after factory death
The Western Sugar Cooperative is recalling 3,700 tons of animal feed distributed by a Lovell sugar beet factory where ... [more]

Legislator Sue Wallis died Tuesday at 56

Jan 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming State Rep. Sue Wallis, a fiery debater known for sticking up for individual rights and the state's agricultural community, died Tuesday. She ... [more]

Dissenters say majority got it wrong in striking down SF104

Jan 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two judges voted against Tuesday's Wyoming Supreme Court ruling that a law redefining the duties of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction is ... [more]

WRTA passenger numbers up; wreck reduces bus fleet by one

Jan 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wind River Transportation Authority officials say bus ridership saw an increase in December.
Transportation manager Benjamin Eastmond reported a 45 percent ... [more]

Districts OK 'wash' plan to pay for dual-enrollment services with college

Jan 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Both Fort Washakie and Lander have adopted the model under which school districts are reimbursed for their expenses.

The Fremont County School Board ... [more]