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WyDOT urges patience around plows

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Some of the basic ways to be prepared for winter driving include installing winter windshield wiper blades and checking headlights and tire pressure.
When ... [more]

Storm advisory most of Sunday

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Unseasonably mild weather in the Wind River Basin is coming to an end Sunday, with a winter weather advisory posted through 3 p.m.
Snow accumulation of 2-4 ... [more]

Vintage toys on display at museum for holiday season

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new display at the Pioneer Museum in Lander showcases toys from the past.
Rather than iPhones, mountain bikes and PlayStations, children in Lander's early ... [more]

Winter weather returning

Dec 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The unusually warm weather is coming to an end in Wyoming as a storm system with snow and colder temperatures began its march across the state Saturday.
The ... [more]

Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians seeks advisory board nominees

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians is requesting candidate nominations for individuals to serve on the Special Trustee ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone snowmobile season arrives
Yellowstone National Park opens Monday for snowmobiles and other motorized snow machines.
Recent warm weather ... [more]

Tribal mapping partnership receives award

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A partnership of five reservations in Montana and Wyoming has been awarded an Engineering Excellence Honor Award for surveying and mapping ... [more]

Big response in state to new sign-up period for ACA plans

Dec 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Both companies offering health insurance coverage in Wyoming under the Affordable Care Act report business is brisk ahead of Monday's deadline to register for ... [more]

Digest

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Pile burning planned in forest
With winter conditions in place, the Shoshone National Forest plans to burn both hand constructed and machine built ... [more]

Today

Dec 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births
YELLOWPLUME

A son was born to Lorissa Yellowplume of Bellingham, Wash., and Sean Yellowplume of Lander at 8:13 a.m. Nov. 5 at SageWest Health ... [more]

Digest

Dec 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two charged after meth found in mail
POWELL -- A man and a woman from Powell are facing felony drug charges after police intercepted a mailed package ... [more]

Lottery to add two games

Dec 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Two new games are expected to join the Wyoming Lottery lineup next year.
State lottery CEO Jon Clontz says The Cowboy Game, or Cowboy State Game, ... [more]

Rec rules at Killpecker Dunes to be modified

Dec 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRING -- Off-road vehicles driven on the Killpecker Sand Dunes in western Wyoming would need to be fitted with safety flags under rules proposed by the ... [more]

Sanctuary for wild horses to be near Lander

Dec 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will begin sending wild horses rounded up from public rangelands to a new sanctuary in Fremont County.
Horses could begin ... [more]

Snags delay progress in cabin vandalism cases

Dec 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Incoming prosecutor Patrick LeBrun is being given extra time to prepare.

Cases against several young adults charged with breaking into and ... [more]

Commissioners inching closer to purchase of ambulance stretchers

Dec 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After more than a year of discussing the need for the equipment, local ambulances may feature six new stretchers soon. The total cost would be a little less ... [more]

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]

Today

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]

Today

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]