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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]

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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]

District 25 develops new English and language arts curriculum

Apr 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Teachers in Riverton schools have helped develop a new K-12 English and language arts curriculum that eventually will be used by all students in the district. ... [more]

Woman hurt in rollover; passing driver discovered car off the road

Apr 8, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman is recovering in a hospital after her SUV rolled several times on Wyoming Highway 789.
Emergency crews were called at 4:07 p.m. on April 3 to ... [more]

College opts to lock in heating rate for two years

Apr 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The two-year contract with Secure Energy of Colorado likely will be for 36-37 cents per therm, down about a nickel from the rate paid last year.

The ... [more]

DCI arrests man on child pornography charge; others may be linked

Apr 8, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Division of Criminal Services has arrested a Lander man for possession of child pornography.
Other charges are possible for individuals ... [more]

Consultants tout new tax for ambulance service

Apr 8, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County can have good ambulance service, and it does not have to cost the taxpayers much, was the message from independent experts at a meeting Tuesday. ... [more]

Man killed late Friday in wreck near Pavillion; no seatbelt in earlier fatality

Apr 7, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a fatal rollover crash Friday west of Pavillion.
The incident resulted in the death of Theodore E. Aaberg, 40, of Wilson. Reports ... [more]

Today

Apr 7, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Superintendent at Arapahoe out immediately" should have said Chantell Denson was superintendent ... [more]

Snowpack still declining; big spring snows on the wish list

Apr 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recent warm temperatures have cut into the region's snowpack. Areas unable to draw from a reservoir could see a drier than normal summer.
The water year could ... [more]

Teton grizzly death rules too lenient, suit claims

Apr 7, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The bears are listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

CHEYENNE -- Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit saying Grand ... [more]

New mental health facility geared to veterans planned in Cheyenne

Apr 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Veterans Affairs Department is building an extended-stay mental health facility in Cheyenne so Wyoming veterans can get care closer to ... [more]

District 25 acts on resignations and contracts

Apr 7, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The board has accepted the resignation of Riverton High School head boys basketball coach Dick Quayle, effective immediately.

The Fremont County ... [more]

Legislative session not a 'standout,' Case says

Apr 7, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, said his recent battle with cancer helped him realize the importance of access to health care services and the need to expand ... [more]

WDH providing help during anti-smoking ad campaign

Apr 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health says it is prepared to help Wyoming smokers who are ready to quit as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... [more]

Art center opening members show Friday

Apr 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  The largest showing of Lander Art Center member artwork will open Friday with a public reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
More than 100 original works by 45 ... [more]

Survey says county teens drinking less, smoking more pot

Apr 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fewer teenagers are drinking in Fremont County these days, but more are using marijuana. Those trends appear in a recently released report compiling survey ... [more]

Digest

Apr 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Legislator Patton dead at age 84
Wyoming leaders on Monday remembered Sheridan Republican lawmaker John Patton as a dedicated public servant.
Patton, ... [more]

Breast cancer retreat in Dubois accepting applications

Apr 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  2015 marks the fifth year that Casting for Recovery in Wyoming has offered a weekend retreat for breast cancer patients.
The two and a half day event is free ... [more]

Tips for spotting sandhill cranes

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many sandhill cranes are migrating through Fremont County this spring. Catching a photo of one or two is simple with a little work and knowledge.
The birds ... [more]

Look past the deer's tongue

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some hunters in the Pavillion area have reported harvesting deer with blue tongues, causing them to be concerned about consuming the animals' meat.
Wyoming ... [more]

Equestrian club volunteers every year to keep 14 miles of trail clear for all users

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River chapter of the Back Country Horsemen is preparing to clear 14 miles of the Continental Divide Trail as part of an annual project for the ... [more]