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Pioneer Museum to mark centennial anniversary with special events, treks

Mar 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  In March 1915, a group of Lander pioneers gathered and built the original cabin that would become the Fremont County Pioneer Museum. Their intention was to ... [more]

Judge rules for Arapaho in flap over eagle killing

Mar 15, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service improperly denied a permit to kill bald eagles to the Northern Arapaho Tribe on its central ... [more]

Jackson principal to retire; school board rehires administrators

Mar 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees has accepted the retirements or resignations of several faculty, approved the hiring of new officials, ... [more]

Man faces DUI charges after taking child to school after hours

Mar 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was arrested for drunken driving Tuesday after his 7-year-old daughter was found unattended at a local school.
Reports state Jesse L. Shull, ... [more]


Mar 13, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Morgen Robinson of Riverton and Anthony Keele of Riverton at 11:57 a.m. Feb. 5 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]


Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Guilty plea in fatal fight at hotel
CASPER -- An Arizona man charged after a fight at a Casper motel that left a New Mexico man dead has pleaded guilty ... [more]

McMurry death ruled a suicide

Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The family of Mick McMurry has issued a statement saying the wealthy Casper businessman and philanthropist had serious health problems that affected ... [more]

Schools to get more funds for salaries and supplies

Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming school districts are getting more money from the state for salaries, supplies and other on-going costs.
The state Legislature and Gov. Matt ... [more]

'Gentleman cowboy' Ralph Urbigkeit held multiple offices

Mar 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ralph Urbigkeit might be the only person to win countywide election to three major public offices in Fremont County history. The Crowheart rancher, who died on ... [more]

Meth raid in city brings arrest, plus revocation of probation for suspect

Mar 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman was arrested for probation revocation Thursday afternoon after officials executed a search warrant for suspected methamphetamine distribution ... [more]

Riverton High School Hall of Fame's first inductees announced

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  The inaugural class of the Riverton High School Hall of Fame has been announced.
Inducted in the inaugural celebration planned for September will be:
- The ... [more]

Enzi bill could bring relief to airport amid enplanement drop-off

Mar 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., may provide a temporary fix for small airports struggling to cope with new flight-time requirements for ... [more]


Mar 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Justice Kite to retire
CHEYENNE -- Justice Marilyn S. Kite, the first woman to serve on the Wyoming Supreme Court, is retiring this summer.
Chief ... [more]

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]