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Justice center bids opened; all come in at, or near, $5 million project estimate

May 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Bids opened Thursday for the Riverton justice center came in near or below the estimated cost of just less than $5 million.
Fremont County Commissioner ... [more]

No new filings Thursday; one week remains

May 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one filed Thursday for political offices affecting Fremont County.
The field includes candidates for federal, state and local seats.
The formal filing ... [more]

Montana moving closer to wolf quota for landowners

May 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana landowners could kill a combined 100 gray wolves annually if the predators are perceived to pose a threat to humans or domestic ... [more]

Today

May 22, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HARTENSTEIN

A daughter was born to Danielle Nichole and Adam Helb Hartenstein, of Lander, at 1:57 p.m. March 7, 2014, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man drowns in Guernsey Reservoir
GUERNSEY -- A 21-year-old Scottsbluff, Nebraska, man has drowned in Guernsey Reservoir.
Platte County Sheriff Steve ... [more]

Liam and Sophia top baby names

May 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Liam again topped the list of names that Wyoming parents gave their newborn boys last year.
Liam was No. 1 in 2012, also.
According to the Wyoming Department ... [more]

State considers firing squad for executions

May 22, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Prompted by the shortages of available drugs for lethal injections, Wyoming lawmakers are considering changing state law to permit execution of ... [more]

Don't expect quick bonanza from lottery, CEO cautions

May 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Wyoming's lottery chief has low initial revenue expectations as the games make their debut in the state.
"It's not going to be a whole lot in the ... [more]

FCAG won't merge operations with transportation entity

May 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Association of Governments has decided not to merge its organization with the Wind River Transportation Authority -- an organization managed ... [more]

College passes new budget; Sinks Canyon position cut

May 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved its fiscal year 2015 budget Wednesday during a regular meeting in Riverton.
The budget includes a ... [more]

Another HD 33 candidate files; Lummis is in

May 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County recorded three new candidate filings Wednesday.
U.S. Rep.Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., submitted her paperwork for re-election. She will face Jason ... [more]

Charge stands against past museum boss

May 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge dropped the case against a former Pioneer Museum employee who had been charged with helping his boss steal $29,000 of material from the Lander ... [more]

High runoff coming, but BuRec now downplays risk

May 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Snow runoff into Wind River and Bighorn Basin reservoirs still is predicted to be well above average for the rest of the spring into mid-summer, but a federal ... [more]

Today

May 21, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "Campbell challenged in HD 34; two file vs. Case for state senate" should have said Dubois Mayor ... [more]

Trustees OK library director's work plan

May 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Systems board of trustees has approved expectations for director Tracy Cook.
Cook -- who developed the work plan based on what the ... [more]

College mulls eliminating position at canyon center

May 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Adoption of the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2015 will take place Wednesday.

A proposed reduction in force at Central Wyoming College has ... [more]

Digest

May 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State won't repay security grants
CASPER -- The head of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security says the state likely won't have to pay back grants that ... [more]

Governor hopeful's politics differ from his congressman brother's

May 21, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Pete Gosar stepped down as Wyoming Democratic Party chairman last week to launch a longshot run for governor in this heavily Republican state. But ... [more]

Bond $250K for suspects in Sunday's home invasion

May 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The alleged perpetrators of a Sunday evening home invasion and burglary south of Hudson appeared in Lander Circuit Court on Tuesday.
During the hearing, Judge ... [more]

Cannan files for city council, setting up contest in Ward 3

May 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Only one Fremont County resident filed to run for local office Tuesday.
Martin J. Cannan of Riverton submitted his paperwork Tuesday to run for the Ward 3 ... [more]

Suspended sentence, probation for driver in store mugging

May 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge said he was giving the defendant in a November mugging another chance when he sentenced her Tuesday in Lander District Court.
The defendant, Teisha ... [more]

Riverton justice center funds get formal OK from county

May 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new plan to fund the Riverton justice center is to make use of an extra $1 million in a county account, potentially lowering the amount that will have to be ... [more]

Today

May 20, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
On Friday and Sunday in The Ranger, the page one stories "Election filing period opens; 19 residents submit interest" and "Campbell ... [more]

Hospitals changing names to SageWest Health Care

May 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Patients at the Lander and Riverton hospitals now will see new names for the facilities when they check in: SageWest Health Care at Lander and SageWest Health ... [more]

Patients receive a healing touch

May 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Practitioners say the therapy helps heal the "mind, body and spirit."

Practitioners offered free mini "healing touch" sessions May 5 at Central ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Jobless rate down to 3.7
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in April, from 4 percent in March.
In a statement Tuesday, Wyoming ... [more]

Proposal could bring 5,000 new oil/gas wells to Converse County

May 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal land managers have begun evaluating a proposal to expand an east-central Wyoming oil and gas field with up to 5,000 new wells, asking for ... [more]

UW plan would beef up science

May 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A multimillion dollar plan to add science facilities, staff and students has been presented to the University of Wyoming's board of trustees, the ... [more]

President: CWC Class of 2014 displays 'student grit'

May 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Grit, perseverance and strength were hallmarks of the two graduation events this weekend at Central Wyoming College.
During the school's 44th annual ... [more]

RPD chief's pay tops among county's law enforcement officials

May 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The highest-paid law enforcement officer in Fremont County is Riverton chief of police Mike Broadhead. Recent public notices illustrate differences in ... [more]