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The way it was: Tie hack supper -- 1918

Aug 11, 2014 - Staff:  Fremont County's famed industry of yore, the tie drive, ran from 1916 to 1946, when 11 million railroad ties were cut in the forests above Dubois, floated down ... [more]

Centenarian to give personal history of Dunoir Valley

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Dubois resident will speak in the Wind River Lives and Legacies series.

Esther Pickett Wells, a 103-year-old Dubois resident, will be the ... [more]

Organizers seek input on Sand Creek commemoration plans

Aug 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents are invited to help plan the upcoming commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre during a meeting Wednesday at the Great ... [more]

Digest

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Museum to mark city anniversary
The Riverton Museum will celebrate the city's 108th birthday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16.
The celebration will ... [more]

Cave excavation drawing high interest from paleontologists

Aug 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- North American lions, cheetahs and short-faced bears: Those are just a few fearsome critters from 25,000 years ago paleontologists already might ... [more]

Finished, but not quite ready

Aug 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Green Mountain campground won't be opened until next year

Construction is finished on Fremont County's rebuilt Green Mountain campground, but the ... [more]

Today

Aug 8, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page six photo "Soccer moves" should have said 7-year-old Landon Justice deflected the ball Tuesday.
In ... [more]

Road work next week on BLM road in county

Aug 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office will be improving portions of the Hudson-Atlantic City Road from Sunday to Friday. Travelers are advised to ... [more]

Digest

Aug 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State regulators OK wind farm
A wind farm that could become the largest wind energy project in the U.S. has received approval from state regulators but ... [more]

Newspaper sues over charge for public records

Aug 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Tribune Eagle has filed suit seeking to block Laramie County School District 1 from charging to make public records available for ... [more]

Rangers still looking for drone that sank in park hot spring

Aug 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Rangers have not been able to spot the drone that crashed and sank in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park last weekend.
"We ... [more]

Balow seeks GOP nod for state schools superintendent

Aug 8, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Republican Jill Balow is part of the sizable field of candidates running for Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The 43-year-old Laramie resident ... [more]

Fire district candidates among new hopefuls filing for general election

Aug 8, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The second day of filing for non-primary offices in the general election saw an increase in candidates for county fire district positions.
Filing began on ... [more]

Deferred sage grouse acreage bigger than two national parks

Aug 8, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services faces a 2015 deadline to decide the bird's status for federal protection.

The total area of federal oil and gas ... [more]

Lab holding evidence in murder case; trial date nears

Aug 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local prosecutors say the State Crime Laboratory has delayed returning evidence and analysis in a Fremont County murder case.
The setback could spell ... [more]

Work may slow traffic early Friday on Federal Boulevard

Aug 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Storm sewer work may slow traffic for several hours early Friday on South Federal Boulevard, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Today

Aug 7, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
ROSKIE

Carol A. Roskie, 54, died Saturday, Aug. 2. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in the Wyoming Life Resource Center Chapel. ... [more]

Contest will give first chance at lottery ticket

Aug 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Lottery Corporation is holding a promotional event that will determine who gets to purchase the first lottery ticket sold in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Details told in caged-child case
LARAMIE -- Investigators did not have enough evidence until last month to take custody of a 7-year-old Wyoming boy who ... [more]

Court deal favors third-party candidates

Aug 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A provision of Wyoming law that restricted third-party political candidate fundraising is unconstitutional and can't be enforced, a federal judge ... [more]

Search is on for man who fired gun repeatedly in residential Riverton

Aug 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton police are looking for a black BMW that reportedly was involved in a weapon offense Wednesday evening on North Seventh Street East.
No one was ... [more]

Kessler among first to run as non-primary filing period opens

Aug 7, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  On the opening day of the filing period, Fremont County had 10 non-partisan candidates file for the general election. The filing period covers school boards, ... [more]

Man arrested for rural assault on 88-year-old who recorded attack

Aug 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Douglas Shepard, 44, of Lander, was arrested for battery on Monday after reportedly assaulting an 88-year-old man during a dispute over hay.
Shepard made the ... [more]

Traffic at fair 'not a great experience' for officers

Aug 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Access was congested during the weeklong event because of road construction.

Local law enforcement officers say they are happy the Fremont County ... [more]

Report: Gas wells not obvious cause of Pavillion-area contamination

Aug 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A draft report released Wednesday by state officials found no evidence that natural gas wells east of Pavillion leaked hydrocarbons into local groundwater. ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Coroner

Aug 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Mark Stratmoen and Dominick Weigel, both Republican candidates for Fremont County coroner, gave their opinions on several issues in recent interviews. The ... [more]

Inmates help shelter

Aug 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Laramie County prison inmates are helping out at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter through a new program with the sheriff's office.
The inmates who help ... [more]

Brooks Lake Road under construction

Aug 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Brooks Lake Road, Forest Road 515, will be closed periodically for the next three week. Crews are working to replace a culvert that failed recently.
The road ... [more]

Digest

Aug 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Three killed in car wreck
LUSK -- Two South Dakota women and a Colorado man have been killed in a rollover north of Lusk.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol ... [more]

Man bound over on felony sex assault charge

Aug 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The owner of Lander's Subway restaurant is facing a felony charge that he sexually abused a minor employee. The case was sealed until it was bound over to ... [more]