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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]

Today

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]

Reservation health group receives $198K grant

Feb 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  The funds will help support efforts to improve cardiovascular health among members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.

The AstraZeneca HealthCare ... [more]

CWC adds counselor to improve care

Feb 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College's counseling services are changing to improve care and outreach.
Counselor Lance Goede said he and Deb Starks -- a full-time counselor ... [more]

Case shakes off cancer treatment, staying productive at Legislature

Feb 17, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- State Sen. Cale Case looks different. Standing at his desk on the Wyoming State Senate floor, his beard is visible from the balcony. His voice is ... [more]

Medicaid expansion 'close to over' after defeat in Senate

Feb 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, says he was "quietly disappointed" that the Wyoming Senate failed to pass an optional Medicaid expansion bill last week.
"I thought ... [more]

Medicaid expansion might rise again, says speaker

Feb 17, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A top Wyoming lawmaker says the debate over whether to expand the federal Medicaid system in the state this year isn't over yet.
House Speaker Rep. ... [more]

Digest

Feb 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Dead man was stabbed in heart
CHEYENNE -- Laramie County authorities say a man whose body was found at a campground east of Cheyenne died of a stab ... [more]

Funding complete, clerk of works chosen for Riverton library repair

Feb 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Library System is starting planning for fixing the Riverton branch library's roof and drainage around the building.
Fremont County ... [more]

Burglaries in rural north Riverton may be connected

Feb 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a string of burglaries that appear to be connected in the rural north Riverton area.
Four similar burglaries were reported in the ... [more]

Organizers seek input on American Indian exhibit at UW

Feb 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming's art museum is interested in sponsoring an American Indian museum exhibit with the Wyoming Women's Business Center.
The WWBC is ... [more]

The way it was: Fremont County Cattlemen -- 1984

Feb 15, 2015 - Staff:  Fremont County's cattlemen got together in February 1984 for their annual meeting, and new officers we elected for the year.
Newly elected, from left, were ... [more]

Mead not only GOP gov to strike out on Medicaid access

Feb 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Years of Republican attacks on President Barack Obama's health care law may have paid dividends at the ballot box, but they also made it ... [more]

Northern Arapaho woman shows work at Sundance Film Festival

Feb 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Enrolled Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo tribal member Missy Whiteman has been selected for the Sundance Institute Fellowship: NativeLab Fellows.
She also ... [more]

Allen: College vote prudent

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, says his vote last week against House Bill 118 was not "anti-community college."
He was the only Fremont County ... [more]

Library receives $2,000 grant to expand collection

Feb 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  AT&T has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Crowheart Library. The grant funds will be used to expand print and media collections, provide programs requested by ... [more]

Digest

Feb 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Prison term for driver
SHERIDAN -- A judge in Sheridan has sentenced a woman for hitting two bicyclists with her vehicle last year, killing a man and ... [more]

2014 was warm, dry; some records set

Feb 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On average, days in 2014 were .6 degree warmer than normal in Riverton and .4 degrees warmer than normal in Lander.

Last year was hot and a little ... [more]

Neglected horse found, rescued from fenced lot in Riverton

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials have collected an aging horse that had been neglected and abandoned in the 600 block of South Sixth Street East.
Riverton Police Department ... [more]

'The King and I' to open Feb. 26 at CWC

Feb 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" will open Feb. 26 at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
The cast of 67 ... [more]

Helping hand: Pastor gets new prosthetic locally thanks to 3-D printer

Feb 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Scott Jorgenson never thought he'd be getting a new hand.
The 64-year-old pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Riverton, Jorgenson was born without most of ... [more]

Arapaho school district creating language app

Feb 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 38 is developing its own Arapaho language app.
The Apple iPad app is the district's latest initiative to expand Arapaho ... [more]

Bill to hedge bets on Medicaid denial OK'd in Senate

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's two senators both voted against a bill that would provide payments to Wyoming hospitals for "uncompensated charity care."
Senate File 145 ... [more]

State drops three rigs

Feb 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. plunged by 98 this week to 1,358 ... [more]