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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]

Warmest weather of year not predicted to bring flooding this weekend

May 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wind River continues to have a moderate to high flood potential this spring, according to the National Weather Service, but experts do not expect high ... [more]

Valdez starts planning move to Riverton and CWC helm

May 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College president-elect Cristobal Valdez informed his current staff Wednesday that he will be moving to Riverton this summer.
He was hired ... [more]

District 25 to ban 'use of e-cigarettes' on school property and vehicles

May 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton plans to revise its policy handbook to clarify a restriction on the use of cigarettes on school ... [more]

Note to our readers

May 1, 2014 - Staff:  Traffic to dailyranger.com has increased dramatically recently, and some visitors are seeing error messages and experiencing slower load times.
Please know ... [more]

Today

Apr 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
QUIVER

A son was born to Brittney Little Whiteman, of Riverton, at 3:53 p.m. March 24, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

New positions added to county museums

Apr 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board is advertising for new positions at its three locations.
According to countywide museums director Scott Goetz, each museum in ... [more]

Museums board gains new trustee

Apr 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission appointed Carla Crofts to the group and heard complaints from the trustees' administrative assistant who was fired in ... [more]

Digest

Apr 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gas plant fire finally out
OPAL -- A fire at a western Wyoming natural gas processing plant has finally burned out after five days.
A spokesman for ... [more]

Psych profile shows man on death row has full faculties

Apr 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A psychologist has determined Wyoming's lone death row inmate doesn't qualify as intellectually disabled, a finding that closes what could have been ... [more]

Boy from St. Stephen's killed in car wreck south of Laramie

Apr 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials said U.S Highway 287 was icy and snow packed at the time of the crash.

A St. Stephen's boy died Monday after being involved in a ... [more]

Rails to Trails suspect sentenced

Apr 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  John Kalani Potter helped kill one person and permanently injure another person on the recreation path in 2013.

A judge meted out a stiff sentence ... [more]

Flood risk substantial as warmer temps arrive

Apr 30, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Plentiful winter snow and a slow arrival or warm weather winter means increased potential for flooding along some main river basins when the mountain snowpack ... [more]

Valdez will be seventh president

Apr 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  When Dr. Cristobal Valdez takes the helm as president of Central Wyoming College on July 1, he will be seventh person to hold the title.
The college hired ... [more]

CWC picks Valdez: New president takes over July 14

Apr 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees selected Cristobal "Cris" Valdez as its next president during a special meeting Tuesday. The vote was ... [more]

Today

Apr 29, 2014 - Staff:  Births
PARRILL

A son was born to Chelsi Stark and Levi Parrill, of Lander, at 3:39 a.m. March 26, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

WDH donation program an option for unused meds

Apr 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  The medications can be re-dispensed to low-income residents who lack adequate prescription coverage.

The Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging ... [more]

New initiative puts consequences on display

Apr 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Students will get to experience jail cells, court hearings and emergency room setups at the Life RU Ready event May 6.

Fremont County ... [more]

Good ski year winding down in Jackson

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The oldest and the largest ski resorts in the state enjoyed a strong winter 2013-14, both of them boasting historic numbers.
Heavy snowfall helped. ... [more]

Museum gets Lone Ranger's Colt .45 pistol

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A museum in Wyoming has acquired an old pistol made famous by a masked hero of television from more than 60 years ago.
The Lone Ranger's Colt .45 is ... [more]

Water pollution under study at 1960s missile site

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Army Corps of Engineers is trying to determine the extent of a plume of contaminated groundwater seeping from a 1960s-era missile site west of ... [more]

Jury selection to begin in murder trial for Alice Uden

Apr 29, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- With jury selection scheduled to begin Tuesday for an elderly Missouri woman accused of killing her husband 40 years ago, defense attorneys want to ... [more]

Community honors ag industry at annual appreciation banquet

Apr 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The award ceremony is marking its 49th year.

Fremont County's agriculture community feted its own Saturday during the annual Ag Appreciation Banquet. ... [more]

County solid waste officials help modify landfill law

Apr 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The changes would ensure funding to speed up the closure of older sites.

Local officials and legislators have helped develop two laws seeking to ... [more]

Airport Task Force asks state for additional airline service in city

Apr 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The recently formed Airport Task Force has submitted a request for additional airline service at Riverton Regional Airport to the Aeronautics Division of the ... [more]

Banks say settlement check transactions are going 'smoothly'

Apr 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Many banks in Riverton saw a lot of activity Wednesday when oil and gas settlement checks of $6,300 were delivered to roughly 9,700 Northern Arapaho tribal ... [more]

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]