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Apr 1, 2014 - Staff:  Births

McFARLAND
A son was born to Clair and Josh McFarland, of Riverton, at 2:01 a.m. Jan. 25 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ... [more]

June 2 trial set for man accused of assaulting BIA police of

Apr 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Northern Arapahoe man is charged with assault on a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer.
The defendant, Kevin Paul Brown, 23, of Fort Washakie pleaded not ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two more enter Sec-State campaign
(AP) -- Two former Wyoming legislators have announced they're running for Wyoming Secretary ofState.
Ed Buchanan, who ... [more]

County settles on higher health insurance rates; discount fo

Apr 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County employees can get a break on higher health insurance costs if they choose a high-deductible policy and participate in the county's wellness ... [more]

Child's death near Ethete investigated

Apr 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Federal authorities have confirmed they are investigating the March 26 death of an infant on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The death was related to a ... [more]

Hill: Don't fragment SF104

Apr 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Lawyers for the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction are back in court after lawyers for the state conceded in a court filing that the ... [more]

Yellowstone quake was strongest since 1980

Apr 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.8 earthquake that shook northern Yellowstone National Park is the strongest ... [more]

City asks for public's ideas in developing state parcel

Apr 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton hopes to receive public comment Tuesday night during the city council meeting regarding a conceptual plan property north of Riverton and ... [more]

Pitt meth ring player gets probation, with threat of prison

Apr 1, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A key figure in a methamphetamine operation has been sentenced to five years probation with an underlying sentence of five to 10 years.
Travis Fauque received ... [more]

Digest

Mar 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Grizzly bear study progressing
JACKSON (AP) -- Federal managers of the Yellowstone region's grizzly bears say their work on the Endangered Species Act ... [more]

UW tuition going up

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  Trustees approved 5 percent tuition increase on Friday
LARAMIE (AP) -- The Uni-versity of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition, fees and ... [more]

Chief: Telephone scammers 'attacking' local residents

Mar 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  By Kelli Ameling
Staff Writer

Telephone fraud reports are climbing in Fremont County, but fewer people seem to be falling for them.
Lander police chief ... [more]

Arrest made locally in federal murder, sexual assault case

Mar 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal documents released last week reveal that Bureau of Indian Affairs special agents arrested a man on Feb. 26 on the Wind River Indian Reservation on ... [more]

New farm bill brings local benefits

Mar 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The bill increases the number of Fremont County ranchers
eligible for compensation and makes up for a lapse in funding to cover the 2012 drought

The ... [more]

Task force will tackle air service problem at Riverton Regi

Mar 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Working to combat mounting air service problems at Fremont County's only commercial airport, the Riverton Regional Airport Board has named a citizen task force ... [more]

Livestock board now accepting applications for loan program

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  The Wyoming Livestock Board will consider applications for the Wyoming Veterinary Loan Repayment Program at a summer 2014 meeting.
Applications for the loan ... [more]

Enzi's Inventors Conference set for Saturday

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff:  Inventors and entrepreneurs can head to Riverton on Saturday to take part in U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi's 11th annual Inventors Conference "From Your Garage to the ... [more]

Electric utility seeks rate hike affecting many in county

Mar 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton-area and Lander residents could see their electricity bills jump up $4.50 a month on average next year if a proposed price increase from Rocky ... [more]

Today

Mar 28, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Guilty plea by second Rails to Trails attacker" should have said Fremont County Attorney Michael ... [more]

Digest

Mar 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two more charged in Lusk killing
BOULDER, Colo. -- Two more men have been charged in the suspected drug-related killing of a Colorado man whose body was ... [more]

Warren officer fired amid nuke turmoil

Mar 28, 2014 - By Robert Burns, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior ... [more]

College expects little difficulty in complying with health law

Mar 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Human resources officials at Central Wyoming College say they won't have to change much to comply with the employer mandate as part of the federal Patient ... [more]

Winter employment slowdown normal, state analysts report

Mar 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Repeating its typical trend tied to the beginning of winter, Fremont County's unemployment rate worsened during the winter, rising from 5.1 percent in November ... [more]

FBI investigating 'suspicious' death in Ethete

Mar 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner was called at about 11:45 a.m. Thursday to a "suspicious person" call in Ethete, apparently a dead body.
Coroner Ed McAuslan on ... [more]

Man who stabbed brother after prison release getting eight to 10 years behind bars

Mar 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  George Wendall Moss was sentenced Thursday to eight to 10 years in prison for stabbing his brother in the fall, soon after he got out of federal prison for ... [more]

Air service woes frustrate FCAG, which urges more county assistance

Mar 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Lander Mayor Mike Wolf posed a telling question this month while speaking about Fremont County's air service.
"How can we discuss something that doesn't ... [more]

Today

Mar 27, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MARTINEZ

A daughter was born to Veronica Martinez, of Riverton, at 8:05 a.m. Feb. 20 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ... [more]

Digest

Mar 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW tuition increase weighed
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming trustees are considering increases in tuition and fees at the state's only four-year, ... [more]

Drillers entitled to repayment of lease funds if Wyo Range wells nixed, says BLM

Mar 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A U.S. Bureau of Land Management official says the government would need to repay $2.6 million to petroleum companies if the U.S. Forest Service ... [more]

Lottery boss says Wyoming tickets will go on sale in June

Mar 27, 2014 - By Becky Orr, McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- The leader of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation said Friday he is confident lottery tickets will go on sale in the state in June.
Jon Clontz, chief ... [more]

State audit gives high marks to WDE under Hill's tenure; Mead sees 'serious concerns'

Mar 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A highly anticipated audit of federal spending by Wyoming government agencies was released Wednesday, with the Wyoming Department of Education receiving high ... [more]

Colleagues recall John Philp as good-natured leader

Mar 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former three-term Fremont County commissioner died Friday at age 92.

Those who served with him remember former Fremont County Commissioner John ... [more]

Plans for elementary school taking shape

Mar 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  School officials and the invited public got a first look Tuesday at the proposed design for the planned K-3 elementary school for Fremont County School ... [more]

Guilty plea by second Rails to Trails attacker

Mar 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge has convicted the second defendant in the Rails to Trails attack of homicide and aggravated assault.
The defendant, Santana Mendoza, pleaded guilty ... [more]

Today

Mar 26, 2014 - Staff:  Births
LINDEN

A daughter was born to Casey Brown and Sam Linden, of Riverton, at 8:21 p.m. Jan. 8 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 4 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Mar 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Couple charged in more robberies
CASPER -- A couple accused of robbing a Casper bank in January have also been charged in the hold ups of banks in Rock ... [more]

Majority of Park County GOP votes to censure State Sen. Coe

Mar 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A longtime state senator who led the effort to strip power from Wyoming Superintendent Cindy Hill has narrowly survived a censure by fellow ... [more]

Treasurer Gordon to run for full term

Mar 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Appointed Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon will seek a full term.
He launched his campaign to continue holding that office on Monday.
Gordon ... [more]

Flood risk moderate to high along Wind River near city

Mar 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The risk of spring and early summer flooding in Fremont County is now considered moderate to high according to forecasting by federal hydrologist Jim Fahey, ... [more]

Kitchen grease fire spreads, destroys single-family home

Mar 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fire investigators say the fire that destroyed a single-family dwelling Monday evening began when grease ignited on the stove.
No one was injured in the ... [more]