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Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Short rentals nixed in Jackson
JACKSON -- Homeowners in most parts of Teton County will no longer be allowed to rent out their properties for short-term ... [more]

New CWC Lander center to cost $850,000 more than estimated

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved an extra $850,000 for the construction of a new facility in Lander.
Administrators said bids for ... [more]

Raffle raising funds for upgrades at visitor center

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Organizers of the annual Sinks Canyon State Park raffle are encouraging nature enthusiasts to buy tickets for the chance to win one of three full framed and ... [more]

County takes new look at consolidation of fair sites

Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Laramie County Fair officials say the savings from consolidating from two locations to one could reach $100,000 a year, twice as much as earlier ... [more]

Coroner race takes shape with pair of GOP candidates

Aug 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Stratmoen and Weigel competing

A contest for Fremont County Coroner has been uncommon in recent elections, but the announced retirement of longtime ... [more]

Families have chance to explore cave at Sinks Canyon State Park

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Children and their parents now can apply for a chance to explore a cave at Sinks Canyon State Park.
Applications for the Fourth Annual Wyoming Kids eXtreme ... [more]

Geneaology project leads to a 12,000-card data base for Szczepanski

Aug 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Dean Szczepanski didn't expect to dip himself into the large pool of research he would need to do to dig deep into his family roots. Once he went further into ... [more]

Fewer griz incidents last year in Yellowstone

Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  But bear-human conflicts still number about twice as many
as a decade ago.


BILLINGS, Mont. -- Conflicts between humans and grizzly bears in the ... [more]

CWC event receives grant from Wyoming Humanities Council

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Humanities Council has awarded grants to the Wyoming Association of Churches and Wyoming PBS.
The Wyoming Association of Churches was awarded ... [more]

Barrasso among senators on trip to Mexican border to investigate concerns on children

Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Seven U.S. senators, including Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, have visited the Texas-Mexico border on a fact-finding mission focusing on the ... [more]

The way it was: State fair qualifiers -- 1958

Aug 4, 2014 - Staff:  Five Fremont County girls were headed tot he Wyoming State Fair after their 4-H exhibits earned blue ribbons at the local level 56 years ago this week at ... [more]

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Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  One killed, four hurt in wreck
CHEYENNE -- Authorities say one person was killed and four others were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash near ... [more]

New World War II display opens at Lander museum

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new exhibit on World War II bombardiers has opened at the Lander Pioneer Museum.
Lander resident Tom Bell -- a World War II bombardier, author, ... [more]

Today

Aug 1, 2014 - Staff:  Community calendar
SUNDAY

Curt Gottshall Meet and Greet is noon to 2 p.m. at North Side Park in Lander. Gottshall is an Independent candidate for U.S. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Trial called off in nose biting
CODY -- A lawsuit stemming from an assault that cost a Cody man part of his nose is close to being resolved.
A trial ... [more]

Man shot by police gets three years probation

Aug 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Officers say he failed to drop a gun during a standoff.

GERING, Neb. -- A 29-year-old Wyoming man who was shot by a Nebraska police officer during a ... [more]

Long-lost WWI gas mask rediscovered in S.D. pawn shop

Aug 1, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The item was stolen from the Wyoming State Museum nearly a century ago.

CHEYENNE -- A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing ... [more]

Bills to toughen poaching rules eyed by lawmakers

Aug 1, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  A legislative committee meets Tuesday in Thermopolis to work on the possible laws.

A Wyoming legislative committee is preparing to discuss two ... [more]

Autopsy done in shooting death; no ID confirmed yet

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials on Friday still had not confirmed the identity of the man who was fatally shot by a federal officer Tuesday on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Park to host variety of birds in education event Sunday

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sunset Park will be bursting with birds at 3 p.m. Sunday during Central Wyoming Aviary's first-ever Parrot Rescue Awareness Day.
"There will be little birds, ... [more]

Around the fair: Aug. 1

Aug 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  - The hefty steer of Hannah Nicol, 16, of Fort Washakie, has been misbehaving quite a bit, most likely because of the heat, she said.
"On weigh day he got ... [more]

Kids soak up fun at Science Zone

Aug 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A closer look into the insides of a squid awed the collective audience Thursday at the Fremont Center during the dissection demonstration at the Fremont County ... [more]

Stone challenging Hornecker for county sheriff job

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Mark Stone doesn't want to wait any longer to serve the citizens of Fremont County as sheriff.
He says he thought about running for election four years ago ... [more]

Today

Jul 31, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "Federal criticism occupies much of Republican forum" should have said Jillian Balow is a candidate ... [more]

Spectator's guide to jousting

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Though a full-contact jousting tournament is set for Thursday in the Fremont County Fair's Grand Arena, few Wyomingites are familiar with the rules of the ... [more]

Digest

Jul 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Laramie to get 10-screen theater
LARAMIE -- A developer plans to build a 10-screen movie theater, a sports bar and a retail building in eastern ... [more]

Work on Gillette airport road to begin

Jul 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Campbell County is spending $870,000 to realign a road at the Gillette-Campbell County Airport, but general passenger traffic should not be ... [more]

VA wants to fire officials accused of adjusting data, including Wyoming

Jul 31, 2014 - By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.
The VA said ... [more]

Lottery seen as boost for Wyoming businesses

Jul 31, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some business owners in Wyoming are hoping the new statewide lottery is a winner for their bottom lines.
"I'm hoping it brings out more foot ... [more]

Averill seeks commission seat

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Keeping a close eye on tax dollars is an issue important to Kathleen Cramer Averill, a Lander woman running for Fremont County Commission as a Republican. She ... [more]