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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]

Skate park lands $100k grant; nears funding goal

Mar 8, 2015 - By Eric Blom and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  A newly announced $100,000 grant means organizers are closing in on their fundraising goal to build a new skate park in Riverton.
Construction is slated to ... [more]

Non-game animals focus of new study by state researchers

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wildlife species in Wyoming that aren't the target of hunters and anglers will be getting a closer look from researchers, ranging from a wolverine ... [more]

Groundbreaking set for Monday on UW's High Bay lab facility

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The building will contain about 90,000 square feet of high-bay and traditional laboratory space.

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming and state elected ... [more]

Legislature finishes; critics say state's poor were shorted

Mar 8, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Medicaid could rise again, says Bebout

The Wyoming Legislature has adjourned for the year, but not without weathering criticism from some who say say ... [more]

BLM seeks bids for off-range pastures to house wild horses

Mar 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Proposals will be accepted from residents through April 22.

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking proposals for new off-range pasture facilities ... [more]


Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Rep. Patton still hospitalized
SHERIDAN -- A Sheridan lawmaker remains hospitalized with a lung ailment after the Wyoming Legislature wrapped up its ... [more]


Mar 6, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one cutline with the story "Man expected to be charged in theft spree faces other crime counts first" should ... [more]

More than $86K collected in Dubois fundraising efforts

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Needs of Dubois fundraising group has received more than $86,000 in fire relief donations since a blaze Dec. 30 destroyed a portion of the city's ... [more]

Dubois Museum acquires three artifacts

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The items are on a temporary loan from the University of Wyoming.

Three new artifacts have been added to the Mountain Shoshone (Sheepeaters) Exhibit ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 36th day of the 2015 General Session:
BILL SIGNINGS: Gov. Matt Mead signed the following bills into ... [more]

County to seek EMS waiver in Dubois that could keep ambulance crew there

Mar 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The move would reverse a recommendation from two weeks ago to remove the Dubois crew in favor of more service in Lander.

Dubois could keep ... [more]

College planning to add after-school certification

Mar 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Liberal arts dean Mark Nordeen said such training is becoming more popular nationwide.

A new curriculum is being developed at Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Burglary charges added to counts against man whose tracks alerted police

Mar 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors filed 13 burglary-related charges Thursday afternoon against a man arrested two days earlier inside a garage on Big Horn Drive.
Riverton police ... [more]

State Legislature passes school accountability bill

Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Following the conference committee agreement, the bill was approved by a vote of 26-3 in the Senate and 40-13 in the House.

CHEYENNE -- State ... [more]


Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Child only survivor of head-on crash
GILLETTE -- Authorities say three people were killed and a 2-year-old child was injured in a head-on crash near ... [more]

Fort Washakie school board recognizes 10 students, staff

Mar 5, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees is working to recognize students and staff within its district.
During each regular meeting, the Fort ... [more]

Chief Washakie art in Capitol for sale; state among potential buyers

Mar 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Paintings that depict the life of Chief Washakie and hung in Lander's Noble Hotel decades ago are for sale, and the state of Wyoming is a potential ... [more]