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Bill would study lands transfer

Jan 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee is pushing a bill in the upcoming session to put up $100,000 to study the idea of seeking the transfer of federal ... [more]

Extension educator promotes hydropower

Jan 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Milt Geiger says irrigation districts and municipalities are interested in small hydropower.

WORLAND (AP) -- Milt Geiger gets pretty excited when he ... [more]

Ethete man gets 15 months in prison for beating girlfriend

Jan 11, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Ethete man was sentenced to 15 months in prison Thursday for beating his girlfriend with a plastic pipe. A judge also ordered him to serve three years of ... [more]

Scholarship available to Wyoming students

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Stock Growers Association has begun offering the Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship recognizes an outstanding college ... [more]

Public packs meeting on Wyoming oil regulations

Jan 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  New rules require companies to test groundwater before and after drilling.

CHEYENNE -- Several hundred people packed into an auditorium for a public ... [more]

Early bird park permits on sale

Jan 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources is offering annual permits at a discount until Feb. 15.
During the early bird sale, ... [more]

BYU dance team to perform in Riverton

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Brigham Young University ballroom dance company is bringing its world champion showcase "Capture the Magic" to Riverton.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Historians to discuss South Pass City

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Historians Jon Lane and Susan Layman will be available to answer questions about South Pass City during Coffee with a Historian on Wednesday.
The two can tell ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man accused of sexual assault dies
GLEN ARBOR, Mich. -- A lawyer says a 94-year-old Michigan man accused of sexually assaulting children decades ago in ... [more]

Prosecutor seeking execution of Eaton

Jan 11, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson overturned his death sentence and ruled he hadn't received an adequate defense.

A prosecutor has filed notice ... [more]

State seeks comments on historic preservation plan

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  A last call for comments concerning Wyoming's statewide historic preservation plan is under way.
The State Historic Preservation Office invites the citizens ... [more]

City earns clean audit

Jan 11, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton received a good audit report Tuesday.
Dennis Tschacher of Mader, Tschacher, Peterson and Co. presented the fiscal year 2014 audit ... [more]

Campbell working to clarify driver's license legislation

Jan 11, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The 63rd Wyoming Legislature is set to convene Tuesday for its 2015 general session.

Rep. Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni said she will address several ... [more]

Winter fair announces schedule for 2015

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Winter Fair is accepting vendor applications and has announced a schedule for the 2015 show.
The fair will feature a miniature bull riding ... [more]

Residents to begin receiving rollout trash bins this week

Jan 11, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City crews will begin to deliver new 95-gallon trash rollout containers to Riverton residents this week.
The city has mailed letters to residents detailing ... [more]

'Merry Widow' next opera at library

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow" will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lander.
Lunch will be available for purchase. Donations are $10 for adults and $5 for ... [more]


Jan 9, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Three employees cited after RPD 'sting' operation" should have said an employee sold tobacco to ... [more]


Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Enzi heads budget committee
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has been formally elected chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.
Enzi ... [more]

Wrecks, slide-offs, snow snarl I-90 in Wyoming

Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BUFFALO -- One person was seriously hurt and several others injured as blowing snow contributed to a series of accidents on Interstate 90 in northern ... [more]

Teen convicted of strangling Nebraska guard seeks new trial

Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A lawyer for a Wyoming teenager convicted of the 2014 strangulation of a western Nebraska jailer will argue for a new trial at a hearing ... [more]

Tribes to participate in Cobell land buy-back program

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes are joining roughly 40 other American Indian communities who are now part of the federal government's Land ... [more]

Coroner: Homeless man died of complications from intoxication

Jan 9, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have determined Michael J. Anderson, 35, of Riverton, died of complications from "severe" intoxication and hypothermia.
Anderson was found dead Dec. ... [more]

Allen studying bills, procedure before Legislature

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, for Wyoming House District 33 is entering the legislative arena again after a 10-year hiatus from Wyoming politics. The Wyoming ... [more]

States say rez boundary ruling needs full review

Jan 9, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The states maintain that applying federal common law principles to historical facts is outside the EPA's area of expertise.

CHEYENNE -- Ten states are ... [more]

State commission OKs District 25 request for more space in new school

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Schools Facilities Commission has approved the Riverton school board's request for additional space in the new K-3 school to accommodate the ... [more]

Case crafting six bills for state Legislature

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The senator is sponsoring legislation that addresses vehicle identification number checks, burglary charges and industrial sitings.

Lander's state ... [more]

Man charged with vehicular homicide in November wreck

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The autopsy showed Carolyn M. Whitman, of Riverton, died from complications of injuries suffered in the collision.

The Riverton Police Department has ... [more]

Ex-teacher pleads guilty in sexual abuse of girl

Jan 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Ray James Moore, 25, was also a girls basketball coach at Rock River School.

LARAMIE -- A former physical education teacher at Rock River School ... [more]


Jan 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Voters receiving cancellation notices
CHEYENNE -- Registered voters in Wyoming who did not cast a ballot in November's general election are receiving ... [more]


Jan 8, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Keith Owen Tanner, 62, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, following a brief illness. Cremation has taken place, and there will ... [more]