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Fire destroys motor home; cause unknown

Oct 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured during a fire that destroyed a motor home Tuesday on Elkhorn Drive north of Riverton.
The vehicle owner said he had been winterizing his ... [more]

Fewer grizzlies dying this year in Yellowstone area

Oct 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The number of threatened grizzly bears killed in and around Yellowstone National Park has dropped sharply as officials consider lifting ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Commission, District 4

Oct 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Independent incumbent Stephanie Kessler faces former Fremont County planning director Ray Price in the race for Fremont County Commission District 4, which ... [more]

Workers can get time off to vote

Oct 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield reminds employers that state law requires them to give employees one hour off to vote in the Nov. 4 general ... [more]

Today

Oct 29, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
LANDIS

Byron James Landis, 34, died Monday, Oct. 27, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A viewing will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the ... [more]

Pumping more than pie out of pumpkins

Oct 29, 2014 - By Daniel Neman, McClatchy Newspapers:  Behold the pumpkin, plump harbinger of autumn, a bright-orange beacon for us all to blah blah blah, yada yada yada.
Look, I was going to write a nice story ... [more]

Teton roads closing

Oct 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Two roads in Grand Teton National Park are set to close for the winter season this week. The length of the Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake ... [more]

Digest

Oct 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  New power plant opens
CHEYENNE -- Power company officials on Tuesday marked the opening of a new gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne that replaces several ... [more]

Today

Oct 28, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Third murder suspect now held at state penitentiary" should have said the alleged murder weapon is ... [more]

Suicide prevention program enters sixth year

Oct 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Suicide Prevention group on the Wind River Indian Reservation recently was highlighted on the Indian Health Services website -- ihs.gov ... [more]

Digest

Oct 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man hit, killed by SUV
CHEYENNE -- Authorities say a 25-year-old man was struck and killed by an SUV while he was helping a driver whose vehicle had ... [more]

County tries to speed election data

Oct 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Elections officials in Cheyenne are hoping to speed elections returns after a clunky August primary.
Laramie County Clerk Debbye Lathrop said the ... [more]

Endorsements stirring up race for state superintendent

Oct 28, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  A political group representing Wyoming teachers has withdrawn its endorsement of Republican candidate Jillian Balow for state superintendent of public ... [more]

Riverton man charged with vehicular homicide in Worland

Oct 28, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  A Riverton man faces a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of a Worland woman.
In court on Monday, 54-year-old Rick Capellen didn't respond ... [more]

Marcus wants to continue service on Shoshoni's town council

Oct 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni town councilman Bill Marcus is running for another term. He has been in office for 10 years.
The top two vote-getters in the multi-candidate race ... [more]

Fed judge fines county irrigation district, former manager $600K

Oct 28, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge has ordered a Fremont County irrigation district and a former manager to start work immediately to remove four dikes that he ruled were ... [more]

City eyes rate structure for rollout trash change-over

Oct 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton soon will offer a new billing rate if residents use a 45-gallon rollout trash container and do not recycle. The city council has approved ... [more]

Many candidates unopposed Nov. 4

Oct 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Eight Fremont County elected offices have only one candidate on Tuesday's ballot.

Dozens of people are running unopposed this election cycle, ... [more]

Judge Brimmer dead at age 92

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Hon. Clarence "Bud" Addison Brimmer Jr. of Cheyenne died Oct. 23, 2014, at the Boulder Community Foothills Hospital in Boulder, Colo. He was 92.
Brimmer ... [more]

New UW facility to serve as university's 'front door'

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming cut the ribbon Friday on the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center -- a dramatic welcoming center with state-of-the-art technological ... [more]

Cable splicer a busy man around ski areas

Oct 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Replacing a cable on a ski lift doesn't require a mechanic, it requires an artist. Fortunately for Jackson Hole's ski epicenters, a world-class cable ... [more]

The way it was: Mayors -- 1994

Oct 26, 2014 - Staff:  With an eye on the coming session of the Wyoming Legislature, the Fremont County Association of Governments invited local lawmakers to hear concerns on topics ... [more]

College hosting Halls of Horrors event this week

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Thrill-seekers can take guided tours this week through the dark halls of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center at Central Wyoming College.
Around every corner will ... [more]

Construction begins on CWC Lander Center

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College and the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information have announced that construction has begun on the new CWC Lander Center, ... [more]

Classical musicians to perform two public concerts in Fremont County

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Cellist Evan Drachman and pianist Mary Au will perform two public concerts this fall in Fremont County.
The first show is at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Riverton ... [more]

New display on historic hotels opens at museum

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new display on historic Wyoming hotels has opened at the Pioneer Museum in Lander.
The display, titled "A Room for the Night," is a collaboration between ... [more]

Weight to determine registration fee for campers

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger has announced that beginning Jan. 1, most house trailer (campers) registration fees will increase from a flat $15 ... [more]

College addresses 'persistence' rate among students

Oct 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Valdez says he'll dig into the data

New Central Wyoming College president Cris Valdez sees areas in which the school could use improvement, and he ... [more]

Two contests for city council seats

Oct 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two other positions have just one candidate on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Two former members of the Riverton City Council are vying to ... [more]

Alligators on the way for 2015 fair, but no truck pull

Oct 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The sharks were such a hit at this year's Fremont County Fair that organizers cast about for something equally exciting, fearsome and out of place in Wyoming ... [more]