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May 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State won't repay security grants
CASPER -- The head of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security says the state likely won't have to pay back grants that ... [more]

Governor hopeful's politics differ from his congressman brother's

May 21, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Pete Gosar stepped down as Wyoming Democratic Party chairman last week to launch a longshot run for governor in this heavily Republican state. But ... [more]

Bond $250K for suspects in Sunday's home invasion

May 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The alleged perpetrators of a Sunday evening home invasion and burglary south of Hudson appeared in Lander Circuit Court on Tuesday.
During the hearing, Judge ... [more]

Cannan files for city council, setting up contest in Ward 3

May 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Only one Fremont County resident filed to run for local office Tuesday.
Martin J. Cannan of Riverton submitted his paperwork Tuesday to run for the Ward 3 ... [more]

Suspended sentence, probation for driver in store mugging

May 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge said he was giving the defendant in a November mugging another chance when he sentenced her Tuesday in Lander District Court.
The defendant, Teisha ... [more]

Riverton justice center funds get formal OK from county

May 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new plan to fund the Riverton justice center is to make use of an extra $1 million in a county account, potentially lowering the amount that will have to be ... [more]

Today

May 20, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
On Friday and Sunday in The Ranger, the page one stories "Election filing period opens; 19 residents submit interest" and "Campbell ... [more]

Hospitals changing names to SageWest Health Care

May 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Patients at the Lander and Riverton hospitals now will see new names for the facilities when they check in: SageWest Health Care at Lander and SageWest Health ... [more]

Patients receive a healing touch

May 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Practitioners say the therapy helps heal the "mind, body and spirit."

Practitioners offered free mini "healing touch" sessions May 5 at Central ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Jobless rate down to 3.7
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in April, from 4 percent in March.
In a statement Tuesday, Wyoming ... [more]

Proposal could bring 5,000 new oil/gas wells to Converse County

May 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal land managers have begun evaluating a proposal to expand an east-central Wyoming oil and gas field with up to 5,000 new wells, asking for ... [more]

UW plan would beef up science

May 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A multimillion dollar plan to add science facilities, staff and students has been presented to the University of Wyoming's board of trustees, the ... [more]

President: CWC Class of 2014 displays 'student grit'

May 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Grit, perseverance and strength were hallmarks of the two graduation events this weekend at Central Wyoming College.
During the school's 44th annual ... [more]

RPD chief's pay tops among county's law enforcement officials

May 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The highest-paid law enforcement officer in Fremont County is Riverton chief of police Mike Broadhead. Recent public notices illustrate differences in ... [more]

Woman faces charges of child endangerment

May 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Ethete woman was arrested for child endangerment Saturday evening after reportedly asking a Riverton resident for a bottle for her child.
The resident ... [more]

Commission race takes shape; Bailey files in city

May 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Filings for local office continued early this week, with two new candidates for the Fremont County Commission and one for Riverton City Council.
Valaira A. ... [more]

After dismal first four months, airport figures could be better in May

May 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Boardings are down almost 1,200 in 2014 compared to last year.

A trend of fewer passengers boarding an airplane at Riverton Regional Airport ... [more]

Update: Robbery suspect apprehended

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Update at 1:30 p.m.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has apprehended the at-large suspect in a robbery Sunday evening.
According to a press release from ... [more]

Yellowstone visit starts with Old Faithful but needn't end there

May 19, 2014 - By Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Old Faithful likely comes to mind when you think of Yellowstone National Park. And it's certainly worth seeing, along with other ... [more]

Wyoming digest

May 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gosar to run for governor
ROCK SPRINGS -- Pete Gosar has stepped down as chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party and announced that he's running for ... [more]

Closure order at Lander landfill tied to small contamination, officials confirm

May 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District superintendent Andy Frey says a "small detection" of contamination is what caused the decision to close Lander's ... [more]

Opening of forest roads postponed

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The seasonal opening of three roads on the Wapiti Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will have delayed openings due to snow drifts and road ... [more]

Deputies honor fallen peace officers

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Sheriff's Office deputies wore black bands over their badges Thursday to mark National Peace Officer Memorial Day.
The bands are meant to ... [more]

'Wash' system fixes funding concern for BOCHES program

May 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services has solved the funding problems it faced last year due to increased ... [more]

Riverton Museum loans Western memorabilia to library display

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Museum announced the completion of a Cowboy Gear exhibit at the Riverton Branch Library.  
Riverton Museum curator Karline Schubach partnered ... [more]

CWC hosting Exploration Camp for middle schoolers

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  A weeklong overnight Exploration Camp geared toward middle school students is scheduled for June 22 to June 26 at the Central Wyoming College Sinks Canyon ... [more]

Spiritual run to challenge endurance

May 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Organizers are preparing to accommodate more than 200 runners who have signed up to participate in the Moccasin Lake Challenge Run on Saturday in Fort ... [more]

Ideas pouring in for name of new elementary school

May 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has received more than 50 suggested names for the new K-3 elementary school building planned to open by the summer of 2016 at ... [more]

Bumpy month in county attorney's office leaves rebuilding job under way

May 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The recent termination of a Fremont County deputy attorney marks the second time in as many months a prosecutor has left the County Attorney's Office.
One ... [more]

Campbell challenged in HD34; two file vs. Case for state senate

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  About two dozen Fremont County residents filed for political office through Friday.
The formal filing period opened Thursday and continues through May 30 for ... [more]