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Board picks Valdez to be next CWC president

Apr 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has selected Cristobal Valdez as its next president.
The board announced its decision during a special meeting ... [more]

State needs alternative to lethal injection for executions, prisons boss says

Apr 28, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Many states have had problems getting execution drugs.

The head of the Wyoming Department of Corrections wants state lawmakers to consider ... [more]

Microsoft plans for data center

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Microsoft Corp. plans to build another data center in Cheyenne, bringing its total investment in Wyoming's capital city to nearly $500 ... [more]

Double killer locked up for rest of his life

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge has sentenced a Cheyenne man to three life prison terms without the possibility of parole for the killings of two women and the wounding of ... [more]

State marking 15th year of wind energy production

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming last week marked its 15th anniversary of wind generated electricity in the state. What began with 69 turbines in Carbon County has grown into ... [more]

Lawmakers tilting away from special session on Cindy Hill

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Legislature's Joint Education Interim Committee don't see an urgent need for a special session to deal with fallout from a court ... [more]

Road to Wyoming slide area could reopen soon

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Officials in Jackson say residents might soon regain use of the only road to their homes near a slow-moving landslide.
Crews have piled 400 tons of ... [more]

The way it was: Uranium meeting -- 1953

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The discovery of the famed Lucky Mc uranium deposits in the Gas Hills east of Riverton sparked a rush of new prospecting in Fremont County.
Ordinary citizens ... [more]

United Tribes Club powwow set

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Colorful regalia, artisans, American Indian drummers and dancers and a powerful social gathering are all part of the Central Wyoming College United Tribes Club ... [more]

Family displaced after blaze destroys trailer home

Apr 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dubois fire chief Mike Franchini said the incident does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

No one was injured in a fire Wednesday afternoon that ... [more]

CWC to present choral masterwork

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Collegiate Chorale and special guest musicians will present Carl Orff's choral masterwork "Carmina Burana" on Saturday in the ... [more]

Digest

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  World Book Night coming to county
The Fort Washakie School-Community Library will celebrate World Book Night with a book giveaway at 5 p.m. ... [more]

Extension offers pesticide class

Apr 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The University of Wyoming Fremont County Extension will host a spring private pesticide user school May 5 so farmers, ranchers and hired hands can pass their ... [more]

Evergreen degree program suspended on rez

Apr 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Evergreen State College has canceled its Reservation-Based Community-Determined program after the Eastern Shoshone Tribe delivered a cease and desist order ... [more]

Lightning jolts city, starts fire, kills one bird

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  A lightning strike over central Riverton on Saturday afternoon rattled windows and startled residents but caused only minor damage when it hit a tree.
The ... [more]

Man bound over for kidnapping incident at bank

Apr 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has been bound over to District Court on kidnapping and domestic assault charges stemming from an incident on April 8.
An affidavit in the ... [more]

First lottery in Wyoming

Apr 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Likely enticed by the 6 percent commission, many local business owners are eager to learn how they could sell lottery tickets when the Wyoming Lottery launches ... [more]

From first snowflake, 'water year' is long and important

Apr 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The first snowflake of the "water year" drifted down sometime on Sept. 25 and settled on Togwotee Pass. More followed, falling thick and fast to pile up and ... [more]

CWC to name new president at meeting Tuesday evening

Apr 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The three finalists for the presidency are Dr. Paul Kraft, Dr. Jason Wood and Dr. Cristobal Valdez.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has ... [more]

Today

Apr 25, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DONELSON

A daughter was born to Heidi and Eric Donelson, of Shoshoni, at 1:26 p.m. March 23, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Famed bear makes spring debut
JACKSON -- A grizzly bear famous for raising her cubs near roadside areas in Grand Teton National Park has made her first ... [more]

Plant blast interrupting gas supplies

Apr 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major ... [more]

State backs off TePee Pools deadline in Thermop; six months of talks planned

Apr 25, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The head of Wyoming state parks said Thursday he would negotiate for six more months with a longtime pool concessionaire at Hot Springs State Park.
Milward ... [more]

Wagon sworn in to fill vacancy on Shoshone Business Council

Apr 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Clinton D. Wagon became the newest member of the Eastern Shoshone Business Council after a special election concluded April 16. Wagon fills the seat formerly ... [more]

Retrofit gives RVFD two fire trucks for the price of one

Apr 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department saved hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars this year by refurbishing two of its old tanker trucks.
The original ... [more]

CWC to keep pushing for state funds to build Jackson facility

Apr 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Teton County residents would be responsible to supply local matching funding for the project.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees is going ... [more]

Dog park proposed at abandoned Tonkin Stadium site in city

Apr 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Parks and Trails Master Plan Committee made a pitch Tuesday to the Fremont County School District 25 school board for the creation of a dog park at ... [more]

Today

Apr 24, 2014 - Staff:  Clarifications
In the April 18 issue of The Ranger, the page one story "Former museum director arrested on larceny charge" should have said the ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Residents of Opal allowed to return
OPAL -- Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing ... [more]

Easter fire at motel requires evac; no injuries or big damage

Apr 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Guests at the Tomahawk Motor Lodge in Riverton had to evacuate their rooms on Easter Sunday after a fire began in the motel's basement laundry room.
No one ... [more]