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Jan 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Beet plant shut for inspection
LOVELL -- The Western Sugar Cooperative has shut down its sugar beet processing plant in Lovell while federal and state ... [more]

Officials say statewide concussion policy apparently is working well

Jan 15, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- New protocols for dealing with concussions suffered by student-athletes in junior and senior high school sports appear to be working well, but more ... [more]

University of Wyoming launches new magazine

Jan 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming is publishing a new magazine dedicated to solving natural resource challenges in the West.
The first issue of Western ... [more]

Great year in '13 for state's investments; income soars by more than $500 million

Jan 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The State of Wyoming capitalized on last year's record-breaking year on Wall Street to bank hundreds of millions in profits on state investments.
The ... [more]

Final defendant in parking lot robbery bound over

Jan 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The third defendant arrested in connection with a mugging Nov. 10 in the Riverton Walmart's parking lot has been bound over to District Court. Curtis Oldman, ... [more]

Three file for city council vacancies; Baker among them

Jan 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton so far has received three letters of interest to fill city council vacancies in Wards 1 and 3.
As expected, one of them is from Lars ... [more]

Texas man to be offered county ambulance director's position

Jan 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners voted 4-1 to select Joseph Zillmer after an executive session Tuesday, with commission vice-chairwoman Keja Whiteman casting the lone contrary ... [more]

Today

Jan 14, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, a page one cutline should have said the altered 1923 Chevy dragster belonged to John ... [more]

Park experts say 'biobullets' for bison not workable idea

Jan 14, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone National Park administrators say shooting wild bison with vaccine-laced "biobullets" to prevent the spread of an animal disease ... [more]

Lawmaker proposes firing squads for state executions

Jan 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming lawmaker is pushing to allow use of the firing squad to execute condemned state inmates if constitutional problems or other issues ever ... [more]

Walls going up on new science tech facility at UW

Jan 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The building is named for Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi.

LARAMIE -- Construction has begun in Laramie on a $50-million laboratory building for the ... [more]

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Jan 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Soldier killed in Afghanistan
CHEYENNE -- A member of the Wyoming Army National Guard has died while serving in Afghanistan.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle ... [more]

Slide danger zone includes Togwotee Pass

Jan 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The avalanche danger in western Wyoming is high because of strong winds and heavy snow.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center is warning against ... [more]

Grazers wait for BLM ruling on Green Mountain

Jan 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many improvement plans -- and more than half a million acres -- are affected by the delay, which has stretched for months.

A delay in a decision over ... [more]

City gets good audit report; assets well ahead of liabilities

Jan 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  All financial operations for the City of Riverton received a passing grade in the annual audit summary from auditing firm Mader Tschacher Peterson & Co. ... [more]

Fremont a penny-pincher when measured against most Wyoming counties

Jan 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's government continued to be scrupulous in fiscal year 2012 compared to other Wyoming counties.
Fremont County spent $825 per resident, less ... [more]

Wyo plate named best in nation

Jan 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  License plates from Wyoming and Hawaii are America's favorites, says survey.
America's most attractive license plate comes from Wyoming, a new ... [more]

State gains a rig; U.S. total increases by three

Jan 13, 2014 - 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. rose by three this week to ... [more]

New haze-reduction plan shown by EPA

Jan 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released what it described as its final version of a plan to reduce atmospheric haze by cutting ... [more]

At 107, Powell's 'Grandma T' is older than the town itself

Jan 13, 2014 - By Tessa Schweigert, For the Associated Press:  POWELL -- Born in 1906 -- when Theodore Roosevelt served as president and Buffalo Bill's Wild West still toured Europe -- Dottie Turney is older than Powell ... [more]

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Jan 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Science fair judges needed
Central Wyoming College seeks judges to rate projects created by middle and high school students during the West Central Regional ... [more]

Two Riverton restaurants go smoke-free

Jan 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents looking to dine out or have a drink but do not like to sit in a smoky room have two more options. The Trailhead Family Restaurant stopped ... [more]

Library to screen 'The Habit of Art'

Jan 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  National Theatre Live's 2010 broadcast of Alan Bennett's acclaimed play "The Habit of Art" will return to cinemas as part of the theater's 50th anniversary ... [more]

Central Wyoming College seeking volunteer projects for service day

Jan 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  The staff at Central Wyoming College is offering its volunteer services to organizations and individuals in Fremont County.
Rather than schedule staff ... [more]

UW entities hosting essay contest

Jan 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The competition is open to University of Wyoming and Wyoming community college students.

In Wyoming, water plays a key role in politics, community ... [more]

Poacher to pay $12,500 in fines

Jan 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Joseph A. Holdren, 28, of Riverton, has pleaded guilty to killing an 18-point buck in October.

A Riverton man recently found that the trophy mule ... [more]

House Speaker won't say yet if Hill probe will continue

Jan 13, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  One of the 16 witnesses who testified before a legislative committee looking into whether state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill committed any impeachable ... [more]

Lawmaker: State will resist optional Medicaid expansion under the ACA

Jan 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Meanwhile, a federally mandated increase in Medicaid can be covered comfortably by existing state revenues.

With revenues of about $3.7 billion ... [more]

Employment zooming across Fremont County

Jan 13, 2014 - Staff:  Ongoing improvement in Fremont County employment moved from the steady to the spectacular in November, with big gains in the jobless rate, work force and total ... [more]

Today

Jan 10, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BEARING

Michael Bearing, 50, died Thursday, Jan. 2, in Phoenix. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Blue Sky Hall in ... [more]