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Liz Cheney denied fishing license; application listed 10 years as state resident

Aug 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney bought a state resident fishing license last summer just months after moving to Wyoming and said she was unaware of ... [more]

Hardluck Fire tops 10,000 acres

Aug 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Smoke will likely be visible in Cody, Meeteetse and Dubois.

A Washakie Wilderness wildfire has grown to more than 10,000 acres following shifting ... [more]

New uranium mine opens in Wyoming

Aug 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Uranium is being mined at a new facility in southwestern Wyoming.
Littleton, Colo.-based Ur-Energy Inc. announced Tuesday that production at the Lost Creek ... [more]

'Freak event' sends huge surge of water through campsite

Aug 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Forest Service is investigating an unusual water event that left an outfitter's campsite flooded Friday in the Wind River Mountains.
No one was ... [more]

More progress in meth case; nine suspects now charged

Aug 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An extensive countywide drug investigation involving wiretapping, surveillance and the use of confidential informants led to the arrests.

An eighth ... [more]

County sets tax levies; Riverton's up slightly

Aug 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Most Fremont County property owners likely will see a small rise in their tax rates this year after commissioners approved a package of mill levies Monday. A ... [more]

Calamity Jane to share stories, crack a whip Tuesday

Aug 6, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Museum of the American West presents "Calamity Jane Speaks and Cracks the Whip" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Museum of the American West, 1445 Main ... [more]

Youths show grand champion animals at fair

Aug 5, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Fair youth showed their grand champion animals at Saturday's junior livestock ... [more]

American Indian artist displays work at CWC

Aug 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Paintings and prints by Al Hubbard, a Wind River Indian Reservation resident, are on exhibit through Sept. 4 in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hill seeks records
CHEYENNE -- Embattled Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill wants access to state records about her office and says she'll sue if ... [more]

Group launches pushes for legal marijuana in Wyoming

Aug 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The activists are aiming to get the initiative on the 2016 statewide general election ballot.

CHEYENNE -- Members of the newly formed Wyoming chapter ... [more]

Shooters compete at Wyoming long-range championships

Aug 5, 2013 - By Eve Newman, For the Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- At 1,000 yards, a 10-inch target is a tiny blur of black, and hitting it with a high-powered rifle is no easy feat.
About 20 shooters from Wyoming ... [more]

The way it was: CWC construction -- 1976

Aug 5, 2013 - Staff:  Finishing touches being applied to a major Central Wyoming College building is a familiar sight this summer, and it was in 1976 as well.
In the bicentennial ... [more]

Photographer donates print to raffle

Aug 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The funds will go to support the family of Kara Paxton, who died July 17 after a three-year fight with brain cancer.

Riverton photographer Karmen ... [more]

Children get chance to explore Sinks Canyon cave

Aug 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Applications are available for the fourth annual Wyoming Kids eXtreme Cave Exploration Adventure on Saturday at Sinks Canyon State Park.
Through the Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Work begins on 17 Mile Road
A $1.34 million pavement improvement project has begun on Wyoming 137 near Riverton.
The work zone begins near 17 Mile ... [more]

Man sues town and police, says his civil rights were violated

Aug 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Shoshoni man is suing the Town of Shoshoni and two members of the local police department for allegedly violating his civil rights while investigating a ... [more]

Teens come together for leadership conference

Aug 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Youths from Montana continue to make the trip to the Wind River Indian Reservation each year to join their Wyoming friends for the annual Montana Wyoming ... [more]

College budget set; spending set at $42 million for fiscal year

Aug 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved the school's budget for fiscal year 2014.
The total annual budget amount was set at $42 million. ... [more]

Devastating sky collision did not ground Dana Bowman

Aug 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  In 1994, Dana Bowman, a U.S. Special Forces soldier and member of the U.S. Army's Golden Knights, was performing training maneuvers with the Golden Knights ... [more]

Curbs, gutters to be first of city's uses for optional 1 percent tax

Aug 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The 1 percent tax citizens committee recommended the City of Riverton find a way to help property owners pay for sidewalk repairs as the city fixes the ... [more]

Double amputee skydives into Crowheart fundraiser

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  In the first of three dives planned this week, double amputee skydiver Dana Bowman jumped from a plane piloted by Riverton contractor Jerry Bornhoft into a ... [more]

Three dozen teams compete in hog wrestling

Aug 2, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair hog wrestling competition began at 8 p.m. Thursday in the grandstands arena.

Female 16 and older
Eleven teams competed in ... [more]

Today

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "West Nile carriers now detected across much of the county" should have said municipal workers ... [more]

Riverton man pleads guilty to tax evasion

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Already in prison for embezzlement, a Riverton man has pleaded guilty to tax evasion for not paying nearly $400,000 owed to the Internal Revenue ... [more]

Digest

Aug 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hail damages barley crop
POWELL -- Farmers around Powell say hail from a violent storm on Tuesday night damaged or destroyed barley and other ... [more]

Coal output in Campbell Co. trails 2012 pace

Aug 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Figures show that the total mid-year production for Campbell County coal mines adds up to about 180 million tons, which is about 6 million tons less ... [more]

GOP leadership split by Hill controversy as '14 election approaches

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The allegations and conflict surrounding public schools Superintendent Cindy Hill haven't pushed the state's schools off course or knocked out its ... [more]

Cabinet officials to visit Riverton next week

Aug 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell are the guest speakers at a community forum on education Thursday, Aug. ... [more]

Fifty years at the fair

Aug 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Overgard mans post at poultry, rabbit barn

John F. Kennedy was president when Cerella Overgard became a 4-H leader.
Half a century later, she ... [more]

Armed robbery suspects still at large, RPD says

Aug 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton police officials still are looking for the suspects involved in an armed robbery and separate home break-in July 25.
"We can't find them," Riverton ... [more]

Man guilty of murder in Lander death

Aug 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury has found John Thomas Hereford guilty of second-degree murder, kidnapping and one count of first-degree sexual assault.
"This is what we anticipated ... [more]

West Nile carriers now detected across much of the county

Aug 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Mosquitoes throughout Fremont County tested positive for West Nile virus this week, with hits recorded in Riverton, Lander, rural Hudson and Arapahoe on ... [more]

Around the fair: Fremont County Fair news for Aug. 1

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  Hard work paid off for Ransom Slack on Wednesday. Slack was the champion senior sheep showman. "It's awesome," was all the 16-year-old could say after he ... [more]

Digest

Aug 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CFD sales below biz expectations
CHEYENNE -- Some Cheyenne businesses are reporting that sales traffic didn't meet their expectations during this year's ... [more]

Liz Cheney and husband late paying taxes on $1.6M home

Aug 1, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Senate candidate says it was an oversight, that the 4,482 past-due portion was paid without penalty, and that this year's taxes already are paid in ... [more]

Death penalty hearing starts for Dale Eaton in Cheyenne

Aug 1, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  An attorney for the former Riverton man who is Wyoming's only death row inmate called his client's former trial attorney to testify on the first day of a ... [more]

Today

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  Clarification
The family of Piper Stark said the page one story "Dogs win ribbons and fans at fair" in Tuesday's Ranger should have said Stark trained ... [more]

Defense rests in Hereford case; jury to start working

Aug 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Defense attorneys for a Lander man accused of rape and second-degree murder made their final presentation of evidence Thursday in Lander District Court.
John ... [more]

Toms, poults and red rangers

Aug 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Contestants learn the finer points of showing fowl at fair

Win or lose, Madeline Logan and Ashlyn Wagon are going to get a good dinner for their hard ... [more]