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Hospital bill becomes a law without Mead's name

Mar 12, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is allowing a bill to put up roughly $2.5 million to subsidize hospitals in the state to become law without his signature.
Mead on ... [more]

Court rules Arapahos must pay for worker insurance

Mar 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe must offer its employees health insurance while a lawsuit over that issue plays out, a federal judge ruled Feb. 26. Lawyers for the ... [more]

Woman who pleaded guilty in rural home robbery gets term of 3-5 years in prison

Mar 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A woman involved in a home-invasion robbery north of Lander was sentenced on March 5 to three to five years in prison for her role in the crime.
The ... [more]

District 25 trying first 'kindergarten roundup' this week

Mar 12, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 hosts a "kindergarten roundup" registration event Friday and Saturday for the 2015-2016 school year.
It's the first time ... [more]


Mar 12, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Terra Palmeno of Lander and Jacob Palmeno of Lander at 7:46 p.m. Feb. 12 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The ... [more]

Commissioners hear pitch on selling EMS to private firm

Mar 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It would be operated as a for-profit business under such a plan.

Two private companies are interested in buying Fremont County's Emergency Medical ... [more]


Mar 11, 2015 - Staff:  Clarification
In the March 3 Ranger, the page five story "Riverton couple starts healthy lunch support group at home" should have said that anyone ... [more]

Attempted murder filed in stabbing

Mar 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A 32-year-old man accused of stabbing another man at a home near Mills has been charged with attempted second-degree murder.
Robert Allen Snyder was ... [more]


Mar 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Mead signs child abuse protection bill
Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law a bill limiting the release of information in child abuse ... [more]

After publicity, some unclaimed ashes removed from coroner's office, buried

Mar 11, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several sets of unclaimed remains were claimed recently after sitting on the Fremont Coroner's Office's shelves. Groups of local residents stepped forward to ... [more]

Full-time ambulance crew will stay posted in Dubois after all

Mar 11, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The issue will be revisited in April, when other contingencies can be considered -- including serving the region by air ambulance.

Dubois is to keep ... [more]

State ready to raise $1B for coal ports in Northwest

Mar 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is prepared to up the stakes in its high-dollar push to override local opposition in the Northwest and get access to ocean ports to allow ... [more]

Riverton man arrested at motel robbery scene in Lander; charges pending

Mar 11, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man is in custody after officers from the Lander Police Department responded to an armed robbery report at the Frontier Lodge Hotel in ... [more]

Man charged in death of UW student appears in court; trial is June 1-5

Mar 11, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- The Casper man charged in the death of Joseph McGowan of Lander appeared Tuesday in Albany County District Court in preparation for trial in ... [more]


Mar 10, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Teresa Martel of Fort Washakie and Bradley Martel of Fort Washakie at 11:01 p.m. Feb. 6 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

Food director at Riverton schools unhappy with new dietary rules

Mar 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The director of food services for Riverton schools is not happy with the direction federal policy makers are taking when setting dietary guidelines for ... [more]


Mar 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Famed businessman McMurry dead
CASPER -- Casper businessman and philanthropist Mick McMurry has died.
Casper police confirmed McMurry died at his home ... [more]

Distance for well setback debated strongly among producers, homeowners

Mar 10, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Oil drilling economics and public health concerns tussled in tug-of-war Monday as the petroleum industry, advocacy groups and homeowners told state ... [more]

Former State Rep. Frank Philp died Sunday at 67

Mar 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Lysite-area rancher represented Fremont County in the Wyoming Legislature for nine terms.
Fremont County legislators and residents are mourning ... [more]

Former foster parent faces charges of sexual assault; could get 100-year term

Mar 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man, now 66 years old, told police that he had improper contact with two children.

A Lander man is facing up to 100 years in prison for allegedly ... [more]

Bill permits study of Wyoming taking control of public land in state

Mar 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature has passed a bill commissioning a study on the transfer of some federal lands to state control. 
Enrolled Act No. 78 appropriates ... [more]

Eight Wyoming Indian students visit college to learn about careers

Mar 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  For eight Wyoming Indian Middle School eighth-graders, Central Wyoming College displayed an array of careers for their young minds to consider after they took ... [more]

Mead to press for Medicaid solution

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead told state lawmakers Friday that, having rejected Medicaid expansion, the burden's on them to come up with a solution for ... [more]

State rig count lowest in years

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  NEW YORK -- The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in Wyoming continues to slide.
Petroleum industry service company Baker Hughes says just 32 rigs are ... [more]

Alumnus designs new logo for CWC

Mar 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Tyler Zenk is a user interface/user experience designer in Nashville.

Tyler Zenk, who recently redesigned the logo for Central Wyoming College, said ... [more]

District 14 selects St. Clair for superintendent position

Mar 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 14 Board of Trustees has hired Wyoming Indian Elementary School principal Owen St. Clair as its new superintendent.
The ... [more]

UW Extension bulletin explores new farm bill

Mar 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  The report focuses on the roles of the legislation's programs in Wyoming.

An overview of the new farm bill and its importance to Wyoming is explored ... [more]

The way it was: Gerald Ford speech -- 1965

Mar 8, 2015 - Staff:  Well-known faces -- local and national -- assembled in Lander 50 years ago this week at a Republican Party banquet at the old Lander Elks Club.
Guest of honor ... [more]

Airport leaders explore changing facility's name

Mar 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Regional Airport Board is revisiting the idea of changing or adding to the name of the airport.
The discussion Feb. 20 began when Jim Steinhoff ... [more]

Depressed oil price stunts exploration, costly to jobs

Mar 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fifth in a series

The low oil prices that have impacted Fremont County's economy in recent months aren't going away any time soon according to ... [more]