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Museum event to include sheep shearing and crafts

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Sheep Shearing Day is the first event in the Children's Exploration Series at the Fremont County Pioneer Museum.
Shearing demonstrations, weaving displays, ... [more]

Transplanting permits available at national forest district offices

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Tree and shrub transplanting permits are available for purchase at Shoshone National Forest district offices.
Transplant permits are $5 for one tree or shrub ... [more]

Riverton library to show film, host reading event for writers

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will continue its second annual Native American Film Series on Wednesday with "Winter in the Blood."
The film is a "wild and ... [more]

Shoshone, Arapaho receiving grant from National Park Service

Apr 12, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The National Park Service has announced that $8.78 million in grants will be allocated to 154 American Indian tribes to "support their historic preservation ... [more]

Dirt work under way on highway project south of Riverton; delays expected

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The construction has a contract completion date of Oct. 31.

Excavation of topsoil and dirt work has started on the 3.32-mile highway improvement ... [more]

New chairman of Democratic Party hopes to increase American Indian turnout at polls

Apr 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party elected new officers at a March 21 meeting.
The party elected Riverton's Ron Howard as chairman, Arapahoe's Sergio ... [more]

Alarm at Honor Farm nothing serious; officers used it to train

Apr 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Anyone who saw the Fremont County Coroner and Riverton Police Department rushing to the Wyoming Honor Farm with his lights flashing on Friday have no need for ... [more]

Students help patrol CWC campus as part of degree program in criminal justice

Apr 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The campus security force at Central Wyoming College includes several student trainees studying in the college's criminal justice program.
They work under ... [more]

Plans in place for new fire hall in Hudson; $1M job this summer

Apr 12, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The 8,000-square-foot, three-bay fire facility will be built south of the new Hudson water plant at the corner of Eighth and Kansas streets.

Hudson ... [more]

Assessed value to climb slightly; $920 million projected

Apr 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's assessed value is expected to increase .4 percent to $920 million in the coming fiscal year, according to a report from Fremont County ... [more]

Today

Apr 10, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, a page two headline should have said, "CO blamed for eight deaths."

Births
PINGREE

A daughter was born to ... [more]

Digest

Apr 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Plan would protect ferret hosts
CHEYENNE -- Federal officials have a new plan to encourage more landowners in Wyoming to allow reintroduction of ... [more]

Montana wants lawsuit to quantify water rights

Apr 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The state claims Wyoming shorted water deliveries on the Tongue River for decades.

CHEYENNE -- The state of Montana is urging the U.S. Supreme Court ... [more]

Wisconsin college hires former CWC administrator as president

Apr 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Jason Wood of Riverton has been hired as president of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, effective July 1.
Wood formerly served as executive vice ... [more]

Donations to victims of Dubois fire slow down; demolition has begun

Apr 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The flow of donations for business owners and others affected by the December fire in downtown Dubois has slowed to a trickle as rebuilding efforts get under ... [more]

Bids for new elementary school exceed budget

Apr 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder says he is optimistic the Wyoming Schools Facilities Commission will allow the district to move forward with its ... [more]

Woman pleads guilty to first-degree murder in death on reservation

Apr 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plea agreement would limit Susan Lynn Chippewa's sentence to 35 years in prison.

A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to killing ... [more]

Winners of academic contest at CWC to receive one year's tuition

Apr 10, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The public is welcome to watch the competition on Saturday.

Twelve teams of high school students from around the state will compete Saturday in the ... [more]

Skate park fundraising nears total; rec board adds $10K

Apr 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association and Dreamland Skateparks, which will be ... [more]

Sage grouse strategists looking for reason to change plans

Apr 9, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Landowners, environmental groups, biologists and businesses all have weighed in with proposals as Wyoming officials consider the first boundary changes in five ... [more]

Digest

Apr 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman dies in Torrington shooting
TORRINGTON -- Goshen County authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in Torrington.
The Goshen ... [more]

Today

Apr 9, 2015 - Staff:  Births
KIMSEY

A son was born to Jenny Kimsey of Riverton and Jimmy Kimsey of Lander at 11:20 p.m. March 6 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

Wyoming veterans seeing shorter wait times for care

Apr 9, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming veterans are experiencing fewer long delays for medical appointments at federal hospitals and clinics around the state as compared to the ... [more]

Substance abuse stressing reservation, senator hears

Apr 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Most programs that provide some type of help are outpatient programs, but speakers said inpatient facilities would be a useful addition to ... [more]

$100K bail set for suspect in child porn investigation

Apr 9, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A child pornography charge has been filed against a Lander man whose house police raided April 2.
The Fremont County Attorney's Office on April 6 charged ... [more]

Today

Apr 8, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page three story and cutline about grizzly bears contained an error. Grizzly bears cannot be hunted in Grand Teton ... [more]

Fennel, sausage team up in quick meal

Apr 8, 2015 - By Joe Gray, Tribune News Service:  Often a recipe that calls for Italian sausage will specify whether you should use links with fennel seed, or without, the writer looking to control that flavor ... [more]

Digest

Apr 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Rare sighting of moose in panhandle
BRIDGEPORT, Neb. -- Authorities have confirmed the rare sightings of a moose in the Nebraska Panhandle.
The ... [more]

Animal poisoning investigated

Apr 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  MEETEETSE -- Wyoming wildlife officials are warning pet owners about a suspected case of animal poisoning near Meeteetse.
The game warden for the Cody region, ... [more]

Renovation of Capitol set to begin in summer

Apr 8, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Work on a nearly $300-million restoration of the Wyoming Capitol building and a neighboring state office building is set to start this summer.
The ... [more]