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A guide to Thanksgiving turkey labeling

Nov 19, 2014 - By Russ Parsons, McClatchy Newspapers:  A high-end grocery store may sell as many as a half-dozen types.

Once upon a time, buying your Thanksgiving turkey was easy. You went to your ... [more]

Lawyer says Wyoming teen did not mean to kill guard

Nov 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- The attorney for a Wyoming teenager accused of attacking a Nebraska jailer says his client didn't intend to kill the woman.
Dylan Cardeilhac ... [more]

Digest

Nov 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wasting disease found in state
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reporting new discoveries of chronic wasting disease in two hunt ... [more]

Rule would require 500 feet between oil, gas rigs and inhabited buildings

Nov 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Tuesday to recommend an increase to the minimum allowable distance between oil and gas ... [more]

Wildfire season was light, freeing crews, equipment for other regions

Nov 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming saw its least active wildfire season in five years, freeing up state firefighters to help with wildfires in other states, state Forester Bill Crapser ... [more]

Boysen plan backs off earlier restrictions for boats, cars

Nov 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The public has until Nov. 21 to weigh in on a draft master plan for Boysen State Park.
After the comment period ends, a contractor will create a final draft ... [more]

Library guidelines take aim at five-year timeline

Nov 19, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Libraries in Fremont County will provide a central place to go for information about community resources, and provide technology to help citizens and staff be ... [more]

Airline recruitment set to begin

Nov 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Money incentive key to luring new service; 'core group' of fundraisers now being sought

The Riverton Regional Airport task force is looking for ... [more]

Today

Nov 18, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In the Nov. 6 Ranger, the page five story "County natives open newest data center in Cheyenne" should have said Robert Heskett co-founded ... [more]

Bebout to be GOP floor leader in Senate

Nov 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  State Sen. Eli Bebout will serve as a top leader in the Wyoming Senate in the coming session.
The Riverton Republican was elected Saturday by his fellow ... [more]

First snow reports of season sharply lower than 2013's

Nov 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The first mountain snowpack report for the Wind River Basin shows readings sharply up over the past week but still only about half the snow values reported in ... [more]

City names new planning board member; day care license approved

Nov 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Kenneth Hansen is the newest member of the City of Riverton Planning Commission. He submitted a letter of interest after the city solicited applicants to fill ... [more]

Plea agreement dissolved, man gets 4-8 year term on meth count

Nov 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Dubois man had been looking at spending the next five years on probation, but his actions one night have brought him four to eight years in prison. The ... [more]

Investigators say pack of dogs killed woman

Nov 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The victim Wednesday was Deanne Lynn Coando, 40, of Fort Washakie.

Officials think the woman found unconscious last week in the 800 block of ... [more]

Digest

Nov 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Blown tire blamed for wreck
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol is blaming a blown tire on a tractor-trailer for an accident that killed three people ... [more]

Girl drowns in Flaming Gorge

Nov 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities have released the name of a 4-year-old girl who died after the vehicle she was in rolled into the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in ... [more]

Woman ordered to trial for driving bus into parked cars, killing three in May

Nov 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A judge has ordered a bus driver to stand trial on three felony counts of aggravated vehicular homicide in an accident that killed three Gillette ... [more]

Energy giant sues to block release of data on eagle deaths

Nov 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- A company that operates at least 13 wind-energy facilities across three states, including Wyoming, is suing in federal court to block the U.S. ... [more]

Louis Lake Road to close Friday

Nov 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will close Forest Road 300, also known as the Loop Road or Louis Lake Road, on Friday.
To ensure ... [more]

Health insurance rates up at CWC

Nov 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  For 2015, costs are increasing by an average of 15.7 percent across all plan options.

Employees at Central Wyoming College will pay more for their ... [more]

Lander Library presents 'The Barber of Seville' as next opera

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Gioacchino Rossini's opera "The Barber of Seville" will be presented by the Met Opera at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fremont County Library in Lander.
Rossini ... [more]

Digest

Nov 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW approves tuition increase
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a 5 percent tuition increase for some courses for ... [more]

Changes in nuke missile command set in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota

Nov 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- The Pentagon will spend an additional $10 billion to correct deep problems of neglect and mismanagement within the nation's ... [more]

Privacy amendment wins committee's OK

Nov 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee voted Friday to recommend changing the Wyoming Constitution to specify that individuals have a right to privacy.
Sen. ... [more]

'Santa Paws' photos and cookie contest Saturday at senior center

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Paws for Life in Riverton presents two events in one on Saturday through its "Santa Paws" photo session with Santa Claus and accompanying Christmas cookie ... [more]

Arapaho language finds home in elder room

Nov 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Arapahoe school community celebrated the addition of its new Arapaho elder and parent room Nov. 7 in the Arapahoe Elementary School. A special assembly ... [more]

Guilty plea to lower charge for woman in home invasion

Nov 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Kelly Meehan and her boyfriend, Bow Hepner, both of Gillette, were fugitives from a halfway houwe when they were arrested for robbing Joann and Allen ... [more]

A few changes in school plan, but design still on schedule

Nov 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton school district administrators feel confident moving forward with a 60 percent design completion for the new K-3 Willow Creek Elementary ... [more]

Veteran officer, young interns keeping CWC secure

Nov 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two days after his May retirement from the Lander Police Department, Chuck Carr started working as campus security officer at Central Wyoming College in ... [more]

Sinkhole worries not over in Rock Springs; more work needed

Nov 16, 2014 - By Matt Naber, For The Associated Press:  Sweetwater County has a history of not sitting on stable ground -- everything from foundations cracking and utility lines snapping to entire structures sinking ... [more]