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Higher costs expected this year at Green Mountain, says rec board

Jun 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Recreation Board requested more than it received last year from the Fremont County Commission at a budget hearing this month.
This year's ... [more]

Mead, Shoshones explore water topics, low oil prices

Jun 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Water storage on the Wind River Indian Reservation was a key discussion topic this week when Gov. Matt Mead visited the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.
State Sen. Eli ... [more]

Today

Jun 25, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
DOWNEY

Esther Downey, 78, of Shoshoni, died Wednesday, June 24, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. Services are ... [more]

Courthouse facelift adds ramp, heated sidewalks

Jun 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The project began in early June, is expected to be finished by mid-July.

Work is under way to make the Fremont County Courthouse more ... [more]

Steady progress in Lusk as flood recovery continues

Jun 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It's been three weeks since a flood swept through part of the small eastern Wyoming town of Lusk.
Since then businesses have reopened and roads ... [more]

Public health seeking less money in new fiscal year

Jun 25, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Public Health asked for less funding from the Fremont County Commission in this year's budget compared to last year.

Family ... [more]

Mead, governors assembling on issues unaffected by state lines

Jun 25, 2015 - By Riley Snyder, The Associated Press:  INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. -- The governors of 10 Western states began a three-day meeting Wednesday in Lake Tahoe to tackle drought and other problems that don't ... [more]

Mineral revenue plunge could hit education hardest

Jun 25, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming lawmakers likely will face tough choices in coming years over how to fund the state's K-12 educational system because of falling mineral revenue, ... [more]

Digest

Jun 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  One dead, one hurt in wreck
RAWLINS -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a man was killed and a woman was injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash north ... [more]

PBS general manager stays extra month to ease transition

Jun 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Ruby Calvert will stay on as general manager at Wyoming PBS through the end of July in order to ease the transition to new leadership at the station.
Calvert ... [more]

Health care officials laud Thursday's court ruling

Jun 25, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Health care officials in Wyoming are cheering Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the current structure of the federal Affordable Care ... [more]

Today

Jun 24, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
ANTELOPE

Richard Anthony Antelope, 89, of Ethete, died Sunday, June 21, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A visitation will be at 4:30 p.m. ... [more]

Library reschedules lantern launch, plans improv event

Jun 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library has rescheduled the sky lantern launch for 9 p.m. Friday.
The library said participants should bring their lanterns and lighters ... [more]

Water floods campground at Boysen Reservoir

Jun 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  State park officials are allowing visitors to camp temporarily in undesignated sites.

Flooding has rendered unusable many of the campsites in the ... [more]

Dubois hosting competitive trail runs Saturday

Jun 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The winners of the 15k race will win $500.

Boys & Girls Club of Dubois is hosting the Sixth Annual High Country Challenge on Saturday. Registration ... [more]

Digest

Jun 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Not-guilty plea in decapitation case
CODY -- A Wyoming woman is denying charges that she conspired and helped kill her boyfriend, whose body was found ... [more]

Hunting license draws complete

Jun 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has conducted the 2015 drawings for resident elk licenses as well as for resident and nonresident deer and ... [more]

Judge delays implementing fracking rules in Wyoming and other oil and gas states

Jun 24, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  New federal rules for oil and gas development on federal lands, including one that would require disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, now ... [more]

Judge to hear latest in Eaton case Tuesday

Jun 24, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  A federal judge in Cheyenne will hold a hearing to consider whether the state of Wyoming may still pursue the death penalty against a former Riverton resident ... [more]

Runway project on schedule; job 25 percent done

Jun 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport's runway reconstruction project is progressing on schedule. Local officials toured the construction site this month.
Graders, ... [more]

Airline still stung by crew shortage; numbers down for May

Jun 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Of 123 flights scheduled to depart from Riverton, 57 were canceled.

Great Lakes Airlines does not plan to discontinue service at Riverton Regional ... [more]

Psychiatrist's testimony in murder case may be limited

Jun 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge is likely to limit the testimony the defense's expert witness can provide at an upcoming murder trial.
After Fremont County Attorney Pat LeBrun ... [more]

High blood-alcohol cases wearing out RPD sensors

Jun 24, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers is .08, but many people arrested for public intoxication record readings in the .3s and .4s.

The Riverton ... [more]

Coverage for Dubois argued in sheriff's budget talks

Jun 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A patrol deputy position was among the items on the chopping block during budget discussions between Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker and Fremont County ... [more]

Today

Jun 23, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the cutline with the page six story "Evanston rings up 19 runs in doubleheader sweep of Raiders" should have said, ... [more]

Risk factors for cancer higher in American Indian population

Jun 23, 2015 - From staff reports:  The recent report also found that cancer among tribal members in Wyoming is diagnosed at a later stage when compared to the white population.

A ... [more]

Guilty pleas in place for all charged with 2014 stabbing death

Jun 23, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Deals in place for all three defendants

The final two defendants arrested in the stabbing death of Jared Little Whiteman have pleaded guilty to ... [more]

Wet Wyoming part of work to cut Missouri River Basin flood risk

Jun 23, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Some parts of the state have seen two to four times their normal rainfall in the last month.

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is ... [more]

State renews gaming compact with Shoshones

Jun 23, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The State of Wyoming extended the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's Class III Gaming Compact on June 16 after Gov. Matt Mead met with members of the Eastern Shoshone ... [more]

Fireworks OK'd for July 2 and July 18 in city

Jun 23, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Pyrotechnics are set to go off on July 2 and July 18 for two separate celebratory events in Riverton.
The Riverton City Council has approved both fireworks ... [more]