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Mead takes oath for second term as governor

Jan 6, 2015 - By Ben Neary The Associated Press with wire reports:  The state's four other elected officials took office Monday as well.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and the state's other four statewide elected ... [more]

Scholarship not pacing costs at junior colleges and university

Jan 6, 2015 - From The Associated Press:  The State of Wyoming's Hathaway Scholarship program isn't keeping up with rising costs of attending the University of Wyoming or the state's community ... [more]

Federal wildlife managers seek data on sage grouse

Jan 6, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  A decision on listing the bird as an endangered species is expected by September.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking Indian tribes, ... [more]

About to leave one city council seat, Christensen files to fill Ward 2 vacancy

Jan 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  Letters of interest are to be submitted at Riverton City Hall by Monday.

Another resident with Riverton City Council experience has announced her ... [more]

Elected leaders take oath of office

Jan 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County elected officials elected in November took office Monday, bringing some new faces to local government and returning some familiar ones.
District Court ... [more]

'I think I've laid down my marker'

Jan 6, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The four-year term of Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness is at an end.
Warpness took office Jan. 4, 2011, and on Tuesday he will pass the gavel on to new mayor Lars ... [more]

Riverton man dies in single-vehicle crash

Jan 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  David H. Williams, 24, of Riverton, died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday on Wyoming Highway 789 north of the city.
Wyoming Highway Patrol reports state ... [more]

January Outside

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Outdoors Calendar
E-mail eric@dailyranger.com with outdoors events.

Jan. 1 Resident and non-resident hunting-license application period ... [more]

Hybrid duck reports help research

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  CASPER -- Hunters bagging a hybrid duck can help waterfowl research by donating the duck or even just a tissue sample. 
Hunters who think they may have bagged ... [more]

Participants can hone hiking, study sailing with NOLS scholarships

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  More than $25,000 in scholarship money is available to local residents interested in taking a course with the National Outdoor Leadership School this year.
A ... [more]

Shoshone Forest plan solidifies

Jan 4, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  No cycling in the Dunoir and no recommendations for a wilderness designation.
These are just two of many instructions officials offered in response to ... [more]

As reservation facilities grow, improvement a top priority for utilities

Jan 4, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Improvements for residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation remain a high priority for agencies in Fremont County. 
The Wyoming Legislature's Select ... [more]

Digest

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton library to launch lit lanterns
Throughout January, the Riverton Branch Library will sell sky lanterns to benefit the Community Room Project. ... [more]

State exhibition to include work of five county artists

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The works of 48 Wyoming artists will be included in the 2015 Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale.
Now in its 15th year, the juried exhibition will be ... [more]

Grand jury vs. preliminary hearing: Lawyers say state system has benefits

Jan 4, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Each proceeding serves the same purpose, but it is accomplished in different ways.

Grand juries have stirred up controversy in other states recently, ... [more]

Wyoming and Montana both see benefits in water decision

Jan 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A senior lawyer with the Montana Attorney General's Office said he sees areas of victory for the state in a hearing officer's recommendation this ... [more]

Snow set moisture records in two cities

Jan 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  Riverton's snowfall totals were trumped by Lander's over the past few days, with up to 13 inches on the ground in the Fremont County seat.
By comparison, ... [more]

Arch Coal's teacher award nominations due Monday

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The nomination phase of the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards Program is quickly coming to an end.
"Nominations close Jan. 5, 2015," said Greg Schafer, ... [more]

Winter carnival fishing derby, poker run set

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wild West Winter Carnival ice fishing derby and ORV poker run will take place Jan. 23 to Jan. 25 at Boysen State Park. The events are organized by the Wild ... [more]

The way it was: County clash -- 1994

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander Tigers and Riverton Wolverines renewed their annual cross-county basketball rivalry 21 years ago this week with a pair of entertaining contests -- ... [more]

Elk Refuge only place to see elk from a sleigh

Jan 4, 2015 - By Julie Butler, For The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Horse-drawn sleigh ride, anyone?
If hopping into a sleigh for a National Elk Refuge journey sounds like a fun activity, you're in luck.
Because ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Flu activity high in state
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming continues to see the spread of influenza viruses.
As of Dec. 20, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... [more]

Today

Jan 2, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACK

William Howard Black, 90, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 27, in Las Vegas, Nev., following a brief illness. There will be no ... [more]

Deputies arrest three on criminal entry charges

Jan 2, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Three men were arrested after allegedly breaking into a Lander home and stealing property.
Deputies responded at 7:56 p.m. Dec. 14 to Del Ray Drive in Lander ... [more]

RHS adviser helps students with post-graduation plans

Jan 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School's new college adviser says her title is a bit of a misnomer.
"I always say I wish I could change it," Feryne McSweeny said.
Some ... [more]

Digest

Jan 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bison moving closer to Jackson
JACKSON -- National Elk Refuge managers are urging Jackson residents to exercise caution when outside due to bison that ... [more]

Natrona County to purchase body cameras

Jan 2, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  President Barack Obama has recommended spending $74 million to equip another 50,000 officers with the cameras.

CASPER -- The Natrona County sheriff's ... [more]

Bald eagle survey planned statewide Jan. 10

Jan 2, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  As part of a national survey effort, the Bureau of Land Management Buffalo and Casper Field Offices are seeking volunteers to assist with the 2015 Midwinter ... [more]

Bill would exempt clergy from gay vows

Jan 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Gay marriage became legal in Wyoming on Oct. 17 after a ruling by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl.

JACKSON -- An Afton senator is sponsoring ... [more]

Big jump in traffic deaths for year in state

Jan 2, 2015 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  Wyoming saw an uptick in traffic fatalities across the state in 2014, according to data compiled by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
According to Sgt. David ... [more]