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Cunningham ending long UW Extension tenure

May 14, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  After serving 38 years to the day as the University of Wyoming Extension School's senior profitable and sustainable agricultural systems educator, Ron ... [more]

Montana wants same wolf hunt rules

May 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Montana wildlife officials want to keep the existing rules in place for the upcoming wolf hunting and trapping season, saying they think ... [more]


May 14, 2015 - Staff:  Community calendar
"The Sound of Music"
is at 7 p.m. at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave., ... [more]

Sentencing in old case to proceed

May 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A motion to delay the sentencing for a Laramie man convicted of attempted rape for a 1972 attack has been denied.
A District Court judge Monday ... [more]

Torrington to lose 70 sugar jobs at plant

May 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- The Western Sugar Cooperative intends to expand the production capacity at plants in Nebraska and Colorado while reducing its Torrington ... [more]

Chef writes cookbooks full of flavorful dishes

May 13, 2015 - By Marlene Parrish, Tribune News Service:  Hey, guys. This one's for you. You know who you are, you know what you like, and when you're in the kitchen, you don't dabble or mess around -- you cook.
You ... [more]


May 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Trustees OK new Gillette school
GILLETTE -- A second high school is expected to open in Gillette in fall 2017.
Campbell County school trustees voted ... [more]

Coordinated state program will promote job advantages to returners

May 13, 2015 - By Trevor Brown, Tribune News Service:  Gov. Matt Mead has a message for young workers who have left Wyoming: Come home.
Mead and other state officials held a news conference Monday to launch ... [more]

Fire chars shop and equipment

May 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The structure included two shops, a mechanics bay, an office area and a second-story apartment complex, which was vacant.

A shop full of equipment ... [more]

Willow Creek school breaks ground May 28

May 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Willow Creek Elementary in Riverton is set to take place at 2 p.m. May 28 at 1200 E. Monroe Ave., where the school will ... [more]

Bar and grill liquor license is city's first; airport eatery available again

May 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has granted its only bar and grill liquor license to business owner Patricia Fullmer, who opened the mafia-themed restaurant Main ... [more]

RHS musical to open Thursday for three shows

May 13, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School Drama Club performs Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

New lawyers ordered for defendants in big meth case

May 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton Circuit Court was packed on Monday, with two extra folding tables and a dozen more chairs in place than normal to accommodate the nine defendants and ... [more]


May 13, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Ardith June Addison, 63, died Sunday, May 10, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. An evening service and wake will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]


May 12, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page five story "Group helping artists on rez with business goals" should have said the Wyoming Women's Business ... [more]

Voters question officials on tax possibilities to shore up EMS services

May 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four public forums around the county this month have given residents a chance to ask questions about Fremont County Emergency Service's financial ... [more]

Suspect in decapitation murder denied bail

May 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Bail has been denied for one of three people charged in the death of a 30-year-old man who was found decapitated in northern Wyoming.
Sandra Garcia, ... [more]


May 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  UP to invest in Wyoming tracks
CHEYENNE -- Union Pacific says it will invest $51.5 million into Wyoming's railroad infrastructure this year.
The ... [more]

UW getting $1M to study oil and gas reservoirs

May 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- An oilfield services company is giving the University of Wyoming $1 million to support research on unconventional oil and gas reservoirs in the ... [more]

Explosions, fire destroy house north of Riverton

May 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Firefighters were able to salvage many personal items, including photographs, firearms and a pickup truck in the adjacent garage.

A rural Riverton ... [more]

Dog that bit child allowed to live; bite was low-risk

May 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An unvaccinated dog that bit a 5-year-old boy last week in Riverton has not been euthanized.
Instead, officials placed the dog under a 10-day quarantine to be ... [more]

Survey finds 10 percent of county residents have diabetes

May 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Also, 25 percent of Fremont County adults are obese, 23 percent smoke "every day or most days" and 24 percent did not have health insurance, according to ... [more]

Behavior of tourists made widely seen 'bear jam' seem worse

May 12, 2015 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Dramatic video captured by a Montana wildlife official shows a mother black bear with cubs running toward a knot of camera-clicking tourists ... [more]

Twenty-six deaths from flu in Wyoming so far this season

May 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The figure is much higher than the average of 6.5 flu-related deaths a year.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Health reports 26 deaths have been ... [more]

District 38 leader says he was fired 'without cause'

May 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  No reason has been provided officially for the dismissal of Tim Stathis as superintendent of Fremont County School District 38 in Arapahoe. Stathis was ... [more]

Award-winning documentary on local teepee to premiere at casino

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's Indian School will premiere its award-winning documentary, "Listening for a New Day: The Making of an Arapaho Buffalo Hide Tipi," Tuesday and ... [more]

Powerful storm to sock it to Wyoming

May 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A potent spring snowstorm threatened to snarl traffic on interstate highways from Colorado to South Dakota, including a stretch of Interstate 80 ... [more]

The way it was: Championship season -- 2001

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College was nearing the end of a great rodeo season 15 years ago this week. Hosting their home rodeo, the Rustler Roundup, coach Rick Smith's ... [more]

State taking control of two troubled nursing homes

May 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Health is taking over temporary management of troubled nursing homes in Rock Springs and Saratoga, state officials ... [more]

Inmate who died in Torrington prison had Riverton ties

May 10, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  A former Riverton resident serving time at the medium-security prison in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness.
Department officials say 55-year-old ... [more]