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Feb 20, 2015 - Staff:  Births
WASHINGTON

A daughter was born to Marie Rose Washington of Lander and Daniel Joy Washington of Lander at 12:13 p.m. Jan. 7, 2015, at SageWest ... [more]

Digest

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Inmate charged in murder-for-hire
CHEYENNE -- Federal prosecutors have charged a Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate with trying to hire someone to kill ... [more]

Teen gets 60 years for killing guard

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A Wyoming teenager who killed a western Nebraska jailer in what a judge called "a senseless act of violence" has been sentenced to at least 60 ... [more]

House trounces last gasp on Medicaid expansion

Feb 20, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The House voted 41-15 to reject the amendment to the supplemental budget.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a ... [more]

No serious injury from spectacular wreck Tuesday

Feb 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After being reported initially as a possible fatal wreck, a two-vehicle accident Tuesday near South Pass had a much better outcome. Officials say everyone ... [more]

City considers changing procedures for alcohol, home business permits

Feb 20, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two more city council readings must pass before any changes take place.

The process applicants must follow to obtain certain permits from the City of ... [more]

County OKs adding floodplain data for property buyers, owners

Feb 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The information would cover floodplains and floodways on the Popo Agie River around Lander and the Wind River near Dubois.

Floodplain data is to be ... [more]

Funding nixed for CWC's outreach site in Jackson

Feb 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming House of Representatives failed to pass a budget amendment Thursday that would have provided funding for a Central Wyoming College outreach center ... [more]

Today

Feb 19, 2015 - Staff:  Births
WALKER

A son was born to Benjamin Walker of Lander and Travis Walker of Lander at 7:36 a.m. Dec. 19, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. ... [more]

Organizations receive $100K to promote events

Feb 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly $100,000 has been assigned to local organizations by the Wind River Visitor's Council using funds generated by the Fremont County lodging tax.
The ... [more]

Lander police chief restructuring department

Feb 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Robert Cecrle also plans to review policies, make changes and submit them for city council approval.

The new Lander Police Department chief told the ... [more]

Digest

Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bison kills top 500 this winter
BILLINGS, Mont. -- More than 500 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park have been sent to slaughter, killed by ... [more]

Legislative panel kills concussion bill in tie

Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state House Education Committee has rejected a bill that sought to exempt school districts from class-action lawsuits for failing to implement ... [more]

Poor snow limits park snowmobiling

Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Unusually warm weather this month is to blame.

JACKSON -- Snowmobiles and metal-tracked vehicles are being prohibited between West Yellowstone and Old ... [more]

Judge denies Eaton's request to block death penalty hearing

Feb 19, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident was convicted of murder in 2004.

CHEYENNE -- A federal judge won't block the Casper district attorney from once again ... [more]

Man settles lawsuit against Shoshoni officials over 2012 arrest

Feb 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Shoshoni man recently settled his lawsuit with town officials after claiming police tased and arrested him without reason in 2012.
Details of the settlement ... [more]

Groups working to bring safe ride system to city

Feb 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Local groups want to bring safe rides to Riverton residents who are under the influence of alcohol.
Injury Prevention Resources executive director Noel ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 25th day of the 2015 General Session:
VOTING RIGHTS: The Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill ... [more]

CWC leader joins others in support of bill that recalibrates funding for colleges

Feb 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's community college presidents sent a letter to legislators this week in support of a bill that originally was intended to recalibrate funding for ... [more]

Lander Art Center debuting new space at open house

Feb 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  The facility has a 2,000- square-foot open floor plan that will function as a second classroom for the organization.

The Lander Art Center will host ... [more]

Today

Feb 18, 2015 - Staff:  Births
PIPER

A daughter was born to Keshia Strickland of Riverton and Cory Piper of Riverton at 5:43 a.m. Jan. 10, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Sex offender sentenced for failure to register

Feb 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Arapaho tribal member was sentenced at the end of January to 14 months in prison for not updating his sex offender registration in January 2014. The offense ... [more]

Digest

Feb 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State Rep. Patton hospitalized
SHERIDAN -- A Sheridan lawmaker is hospitalized in Cheyenne after having a stent inserted in a blocked ... [more]

Bill on seizing property by police vetoed by governor

Feb 18, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have made it harder for police and prosecutors to seize property from people they think have been ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 24th day of the 2015 General Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the House and the Senate read through scores ... [more]

Stage play benefits shelters

Feb 18, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's first production of "The Vagina Monologues" is staged Thursday at the Riverton Branch Library and Friday at the Lander Library.

A ... [more]

Cleanup set for old tie treatment plant site

Feb 18, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Department of Environmental Quality is working to clean up a parcel of land in Riverton that once was used to treat railroad ties and other wood ... [more]

Suspects in burglary ring arrested after fleeing house

Feb 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton men were arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a string of burglaries north of town.
Zachary Clark, 25, of Riverton, and Darin Durtsche, ... [more]

Dubois losing ambulance crew

Feb 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Emergency services director Joe Zillmer said demand elsewhere is too great to justify the full-time service in Dubois.

Dubois is losing its only ... [more]

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Feb 17, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Woman gets 20-25 years in prison for her role in 2013 killing" should have said the killing took ... [more]