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Mead survives censure move 145-132 at convention

May 5, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Incumbent Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead emphasized his accomplishments over his past three years in office in an address Saturday to Republican delegates to the state ... [more]

Decreasing mule deer population to be focus of new state working group

May 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concern has been raised about mule deer hunting in general license areas 92, 94, 96, 97 and 160.

Wyoming Game and Fish is forming a public input ... [more]

Potential farmers market sites compared

May 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Organizers continue to consider new location options for the weekly farmers market that has taken place in downtown Riverton for the past several ... [more]

Rink think

May 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton has no public ice skating area outdoors, but volunteers and city rec leaders plan to change that

Decades ago in Riverton, many local ... [more]

Pavillion-area water delivery to start where wells contaminated

May 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Pavillion-area residents are creating an organization to provide household water to locals in an area under study for groundwater contamination.
The ... [more]

The way it was: Pioneer Days queens -- 1961

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander's Pioneer Days festivities were still a couple of months away in May 1961, put preparations already were off and running.
An enjoyable preview of the ... [more]

Digest

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Art students selling chili, ceramics
Central Wyoming College ceramics students will sell homemade chili in handmade bowls at a fundraiser Wednesday in ... [more]

Class to train instructors on food, ag disasters

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Preparing for and responding to incidents involving animals, plants and food are the focus of a Department of Homeland Security certified course May 21 in ... [more]

District 38 passes audit; issues found

May 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A passing audit completed by Lovelett, Skogen & Associates, P.C., has been accepted by the Fremont County School District 38 Board of Trustees.
Business ... [more]

Veterans and families urged to fill out brief questionnaire

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services at ... [more]

Panelists to discuss EPA boundary decision

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe invites the public to an informative symposium Tuesday in Riverton.
The event is in response to recent concern about the boundary ... [more]

Lander man pleads not guilty to aggravated assault

May 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Brandon Conard was arrested in February after allegedly throwing a paper towel holder at his girlfriend, hitting her.

A Lander man pleaded not guilty ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SPOONHUNTER

A daughter was born to Ambrosia Antelope and Julian Spoonhunter, of Lander, at 4:46 a.m. March 24, 2014, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Team dance competition set for Saturday

May 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  The public is invited to celebrate Native American Day by attending a team dance competition Saturday at the Wind River Hotel and Casino.
The event is free to ... [more]

Digest

May 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Police learn to deal with biker gangs
ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs police are getting training to deal with outlaw motorcycle gangs.
Police Chief Mike ... [more]

Officers will track arrests for marijuana

May 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming law-enforcement officers plan to track marijuana arrests more closely now that the drug is legal in neighboring Colorado.
The Wyoming Association of ... [more]

Alice Uden trial begins in Cheyenne; daughter talks

May 2, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An elderly Missouri woman's daughter is testifying at her mother's first-degree murder trial in Wyoming in a case that goes back almost 40 ... [more]

Tribal settlement money evident in increased car sales locally

May 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Vehicle sales saw a bump in Fremont County as Northern Arapaho tribal members began receiving settlement checks from a lawsuit over mineral royalties.
From ... [more]

In centennial year, 4-H carnival Saturday

May 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County 4-H Carnival is this weekend in Riverton, offering games, crafts, prizes and food to all participants.
Organizers say they stuck to ... [more]

All household waste sent to Lander to fill landfill before 2023 deadline

May 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The larger Sand Draw site would accept only construction and demolition waste until then.

In an effort to fill the Lander landfill before its ... [more]

By the numbers

May 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City report summarizes police, building, trash, utility statistics

City staff shared a completed 2013 annual report with the city council April 15. ... [more]

Today

May 1, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Valdez will be seventh president" should have said Central Wyoming College hired Walter Palmberg ... [more]

Lander's Steer Ranch joins American Angus Association

May 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Steers Ranch LLC, of Lander, Wyoming, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization ... [more]

Riverton resident opens a CruiseOne franchise

May 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Marie Freeman of Riverton recently completed an intensive training program to become a certified CruiseOne Vacation Specialist in Riverton.
As a franchise ... [more]

Mill Creek Metals turns attention to recycled materials

May 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  High demand driving up price of metals

Mill Creek Metals is under new management after two acquisitions that were spurred by booming recycled metals ... [more]

Digest

May 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gas plant partially operating again
OPAL -- A Wyoming natural gas processing plant is operating at about 40 percent of its typical seasonal level just ... [more]

Zwonitzer changes mind on campaign

May 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Rep. Dan Zwonitzer has withdrawn from the Wyoming secretary of state's race.
The Cheyenne Republican says he decided that he would rather ... [more]

Cloud-seeding report positive

May 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Scientists are encouraged by preliminary research that shows seeding clouds enhanced the amount of snow in winter storms over mountain ranges in ... [more]

Highway patrol car hit by truck

May 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BUFFALO -- A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper is recovering from minor injuries after his parked patrol car was struck by a pickup truck north of Midwest in ... [more]

Woman charged with driving car over boyfriend

May 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman was charged April 21 with two counts of aggravated assault for driving over her boyfriend the week before. The defendant, Teresa Leah Sunrhodes, ... [more]