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County interested in 'pollbook' for voters but not interchangeable polling places for now

Dec 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local election workers likely would switch to electronic voter rolls if proposed legislation passes. Such a move would time and money and prevent voter fraud, ... [more]

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Dec 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WHITE ANTELOPE

A son was born to Rosetta Antelope of St. Stephen's at 1:14 p.m. Oct. 14 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 6 ... [more]

Digest

Dec 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Habitat area for toad proposed
LARAMIE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a conservation area aimed at expanding the range of the ... [more]

Life term appealed

Dec 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether to grant a new trial to a Johnson County man serving six life sentences without parole ... [more]

Big spending bill in Congress delays protections for grouse

Dec 11, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  A legislative rider in Congress's $1.1 trillion spending bill would delay protections for a wide-ranging Western bird that's been on a collision course with ... [more]

Cloud seeding works, big study concludes

Dec 11, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  State-funded research in Fremont County and elsewhere in Wyoming suggests that cloud seeding can increase mountain snowfall by up to 15 percent a year, has ... [more]

Hunt area changes supported at public hearing

Dec 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The plans were suggested by a working group of officials and residents studying mule deer.

Several big-game hunting areas in Fremont County soon ... [more]

State's tribal liaison setup would change under new bill

Dec 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A draft bill for tribal liaisons in Wyoming was presented to the Wyoming Legislature's Select Committee on Tribal Relations on Monday during a regular meeting ... [more]

BIA releases documents in officer-involved shooting death

Dec 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Bureau of Indian Affairs has released police reports detailing the officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Justin Philip Steele, 26, of ... [more]

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Dec 10, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "EPA asked state to assume Pavillion probe" should have said Jeremiah Rieman works as the natural ... [more]

City OKs small donation to aid Lander center

Dec 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton city council has voted to donate $2,000 to the newly constructed Lander Community Center.
Riverton mayor Ron Warpness asked council members if ... [more]

Upgrade at the Capitol to cost many millions more

Dec 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Consultants say the $259 million project to renovate the State Capitol and the adjacent Herschler Building in Cheyenne will take a year longer than ... [more]

Digest

Dec 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More troopers head to oil highway
GILLETTE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol is sending more troopers to patrol a highway through the booming oil patch in ... [more]

Driver of bus in triple fatality says 'not guilty'

Dec 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A woman accused of driving a bus full of coal miners through a construction zone and into a line of stopped cars -- killing three Gillette men -- has ... [more]

Jobless rate creeps higher, but job count up from a year ago

Dec 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The unemployment rate in Fremont County ticked higher in October, although the change from September appears mostly to do with more people entering the ... [more]

South Federal rebuild complete; many new features now in place

Dec 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Motorists are getting a smooth drive down South Federal Boulevard in Riverton since the Wyoming Department of Transportation wrapped up construction work in ... [more]

Conservation district to try again on mill levy vote

Dec 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Residents could have another chance to decide if water and soil conservation need tax support. The Lower Wind River Conservation District hopes to put that ... [more]

Today

Dec 9, 2014 - Staff:  Births
VASQUEZ

A child was born to Jessica Vasquez of Shoshoni and Miguel Vasquez of Shoshoni at 5:53 p.m. Oct. 12 at SageWest Health Care. The baby ... [more]

Organizers want to expand Life R U Ready

Dec 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The program aims to prevent risky behavior in young people.

Organizers of an event designed to prevent risky behaviors in young people think the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No charge likely in shooting
CHEYENNE -- Police in Cheyenne are not recommending any charges against a pharmacist who shot a man during a robbery ... [more]

EPA asked state to assume Pavillion probe

Dec 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The federal agency's initial 2011 report was the first time a government study connected fracking to contaminated groundwater.

Documents and ... [more]

With lodging tax renewed, promotion plans made

Dec 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The tax raised $634,000 in the last fiscal year, and it is on track to raise more this year, Wind River Visitors Council executive Paula McCormick ... [more]

No conclusions from preliminary autopsy of man found near Main Street

Dec 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The initial autopsy of a homeless Riverton man found deceased Dec. 3 near a municipal water tank on West Main Street was inconclusive.
"The pathologist wants ... [more]

Jewell: Feds would rather not list grouse

Dec 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming has developed a landowner/industry/conservation "work group" process that is being watched closely.

LAS VEGAS -- Interior Secretary Sally ... [more]

State sues feds over wild horses, seeking to trim count

Dec 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press with staff reports:  Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to force the federal government to reduce the number of wild horses that roam the state.
Wyoming claims the ... [more]

Lawmakers not encouraging on county's airport, insurance issues

Dec 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State legislators showed little support for some issues raised by Fremont County Commissioners at a Dec. 2 meeting.
"We are in support of this effort to ... [more]

Digest

Dec 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Pharmacist shoots robber
CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne pharmacist shot a would-be robber in the chest Saturday after he brandished a toy gun and demanded ... [more]

Officials take oath of office for Arapaho committees

Dec 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The community welcomed new members of the Northern Arapaho Business Council, Economic Development Commission and Tribal Committee in a special swearing in ... [more]

State, feds find selves on same side in appeals of wolf protections

Dec 7, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming and U.S. government officials have filed separate notices that they will appeal a ruling by a federal judge that reinstated protections for wolves in ... [more]

Mead, western govs huddle about regional water issues

Dec 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Facing dwindling water supplies, Western states are struggling to capture every drop with dam and diversion projects that some think could erode ... [more]