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Aug 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Education chief now on the job
CHEYENNE -- Richard Crandall has started work as the Wyoming Department of Education's director.
Crandall took over from ... [more]

Murder spree figure hurt in car wreck

Aug 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  TEKONSHA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A woman who was one of two teenage participants in a killing spree that left 11 people dead 55 years ago and became the basis of the ... [more]

College commission ranks top buildings on 'to-do' list

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Northwest College in Powell is the only college without a project seeking state funding.

CHEYENNE -- Two building proposals at Laramie County ... [more]

Central Wyoming College senate academic requirements strengthened

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Previously, a student had to maintain a grade point average of 2.0 to become a senator, but now each representative needs a GPA of 3.0 or ... [more]

West Nile virus case confirmed in Fremont Co.

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A woman in Fremont County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
She represents the second case of West Nile ... [more]

Grizzly sighted near Lander again; large numbers still unlikely in southern Winds

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year marks the third consecutive summer that a grizzly bear has been sighted in the mountains outside of Lander, but officials said the news shouldn't ... [more]

Riverton justice center plan rises again

Aug 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The possibility of funding from the Wyoming Legislature has spurred the Fremont County Commission to begin the process of designing a new Riverton justice ... [more]

Rotarians host duck race fundraiser

Aug 6, 2013 - Staff:  Plastic ducks floated down a portion of the Wind River during the Riverton Rotary Club's fundraiser Saturday. Vicki Williams had the winning duck, good for a ... [more]

Today

Aug 6, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FULLER

Genevieve L. (Trent) Fuller, 100, died in Phoenix where she was living with her son and daughter-in-law. A visitation will be 4 p.m. to ... [more]

Wyoming Medicaid looking at long-term care for older adults

Aug 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is inviting public participation in a project focused on long term care services supported by Wyoming Medicaid. The project ... [more]

Digest

Aug 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Towns suggested for recognition
Six Wyoming communities are in the running in Rand McNally's 2013 Best of the Road contest.
Centennial, Cody, Jackson, ... [more]

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]