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Mar 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  High court rules in Wyoming case
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Wyoming property owner in a dispute over a bicycle trail that ... [more]

Flooding keeps up as ice jams Bighorn River

Mar 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MANDERSON -- Flooding continues along the Bighorn River in northern Wyoming because of ice jams as the state National Guard aided efforts to protect two ... [more]

Start of Federal Boulevard project delayed to Wednesday

Mar 10, 2014 - Staff:  Traffic patterns still are scheduled to change this week on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton with the beginning of a $5.04 million highway improvement ... [more]

The way it was: Library skylight -- 1983

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Clark Hanson of Lander was hard at work -- and high up -- in March 1983 at the new Riverton Branch Library construction site at 1330 West Park Avenue.
The ... [more]

Riverton to host first responders conference this weekend

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Law enforcement, firefighters, school, emergency management and health officials and volunteers will gather Friday through Sunday in Riverton to attend crisis ... [more]

Met returns with romantic opera

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jules Massenet's "Werther" will be shown at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room at the Fremont County Library in Lander.
The romantic opera was composed in ... [more]

Federal Boulevard improvements to begin Monday

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Traffic patterns are scheduled to begin changing Monday on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton with the beginning of a $5.04 million highway improvement ... [more]

WGFD invites public input on season-setting

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites the public to its upcoming open houses in communities statewide.
Officials will be available to hear the public's ... [more]

Rez explored through music of RHS graduate

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The concert and multimedia project Friday will launch Central Wyoming College's Single Reed Celebration.

A group of local and regional music ... [more]

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Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  County Dems to meet Saturday
The Fremont County Democratic Party will have its 2014 Convention on Saturday at the Lander Library. The convention will ... [more]

Tribes, BIA and BLM collaborate on oil, gas operations

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Arapaho and Shoshone tribes and the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Land Management, signed a memorandum ... [more]

Beer-tax bill failed in House, but support grew

Mar 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Last year it got just two votes; this year it had 20.

The Wyoming House bill to increase the state malt beverage tax from 2 cents per gallon to 17 ... [more]

RHS graduate Michael Conner takes command of Navy nuclear sub

Mar 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The day after he graduated from Riverton High School in 1989, Michael Conner left Fremont County to join the U.S. Navy.
"I realized I wasn't a very mature guy ... [more]

Children's museum in Riverton moves ahead; opening this year planned for downtown building

Mar 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Plans are moving again to create the Central Wyoming Children's Center for Art, Technology and Science in Riverton.
Organizers intend to open the new center ... [more]

All 10 in wrecked SUV on Togwotee related; two killed

Mar 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wintry mountain crash tests response capabilities

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has released more information about the 10 other people involved in a ... [more]

Today

Mar 7, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In the Feb. 25 Ranger, the page five story "Therapists offering free help to veterans," should have said that local realtor Richard Emond ... [more]

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Mar 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Dead airman identified
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE -- The man found dead at F.E. Warren Air Force Base has been identified as 21-year-old Airman 1st ... [more]

Session adjourns with $3.3 billion budget in place

Mar 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Senior Republican lawmakers and Gov. Matt Mead said the legislative session that wrapped up Thursday leaves Wyoming well-positioned both to meet the ... [more]

Hill will try to return to WDE Monday

Mar 7, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead said it would create "unneccesary chaos."

CHEYENNE -- Saying she has waited long enough, state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill vowed ... [more]

Legislators split on how to proceed on Hill matter

Mar 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, believes Senate File 106 would have passed the Wyoming House of Representatives if it had been introduced by the deadline ... [more]

Verosky to be principal at planned K-3 Riverton school

Mar 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Aspen Park Elementary School Andrea Verosky has been named the new principal for the new K-3 school expected to be built at 1200 W. Monroe Ave. in Riverton in ... [more]

Bruce sentenced to 4-10 years for Laster's death

Mar 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Weighing a defendant's intentions against the outcome of his actions led a judge to sentence Shey Elan Bruce on Thursday to four to 10 years in prison for ... [more]

Four-year-old, grandmother dead in wreck; SUV had 10 people inside

Mar 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Idaho 4-year-old and her grandmother died Thursday afternoon in a collision involving two vehicles and 12 people near Togwotee Pass.
The incident took ... [more]

Goggles says he won't run again

Mar 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Following the adjournment of this year's Wyoming Legislature on Thursday, Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete announced Friday his decision not to run for ... [more]

Today

Mar 6, 2014 - Staff:  Births
C'HAIR

A son was born to Anastasia Yellowfox and Norman C'Hair, of Riverton, at 12:25 a.m. Feb. 11 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Digest

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Airman found dead at base
CHEYENNE -- Authorities are investigating the death of an airman at F.E. Warren Air Force Base.
Base officials said the ... [more]

Education panel to pick up Hill probe

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee is being tasked with trying to come up with solutions to a recent state Supreme Court ruling involving the powers of ... [more]

Game and Fish budget bill signed

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill to allow the state game and fish department to shift some of its costs away from sportsmen.
The measure Mead ... [more]

Four couples file suit in state seeking permission for same-sex marriage

Mar 6, 2014 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Four gay couples and a gay rights advocacy group sued Gov. Matt Mead and other officials Wednesday in an attempt to get Wyoming to recognize gay ... [more]

Governor signs budget bill; Friday adjournment set

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed the $3.3-billion budget bill that will cover state funding for the coming two years.
Mead made only minor line-item ... [more]