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Opening of forest roads postponed

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The seasonal opening of three roads on the Wapiti Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will have delayed openings due to snow drifts and road ... [more]

Deputies honor fallen peace officers

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Sheriff's Office deputies wore black bands over their badges Thursday to mark National Peace Officer Memorial Day.
The bands are meant to ... [more]

'Wash' system fixes funding concern for BOCHES program

May 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services has solved the funding problems it faced last year due to increased ... [more]

Riverton Museum loans Western memorabilia to library display

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Museum announced the completion of a Cowboy Gear exhibit at the Riverton Branch Library.  
Riverton Museum curator Karline Schubach partnered ... [more]

CWC hosting Exploration Camp for middle schoolers

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  A weeklong overnight Exploration Camp geared toward middle school students is scheduled for June 22 to June 26 at the Central Wyoming College Sinks Canyon ... [more]

Spiritual run to challenge endurance

May 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Organizers are preparing to accommodate more than 200 runners who have signed up to participate in the Moccasin Lake Challenge Run on Saturday in Fort ... [more]

Ideas pouring in for name of new elementary school

May 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has received more than 50 suggested names for the new K-3 elementary school building planned to open by the summer of 2016 at ... [more]

Bumpy month in county attorney's office leaves rebuilding job under way

May 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The recent termination of a Fremont County deputy attorney marks the second time in as many months a prosecutor has left the County Attorney's Office.
One ... [more]

Campbell challenged in HD34; two file vs. Case for state senate

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  About two dozen Fremont County residents filed for political office through Friday.
The formal filing period opened Thursday and continues through May 30 for ... [more]

Digest

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wrecked bus was on cruise control
GILLETTE -- Troopers investigating an accident where a bus crashed into a car, triggering an eight-vehicle pileup ... [more]

VA reviewing state records

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Veterans Affairs officials have been reviewing records in Wyoming after a VA nurse in Cheyenne was put on leave for telling employees to falsify ... [more]

Sugar co-op cited over plant death

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has cited the Western Sugar Cooperative with 12 violations stemming from a workplace fatality that ... [more]

Feds eyeing repeal of griz protection

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The head of Montana's wildlife agency said Thursday federal officials will seek to lift federal protections from some threatened grizzly bears ... [more]

Citizens aim to raise $47,200 for renovation of library room

May 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A group of Riverton residents has launched a fundraising campaign to refurbish the community room of the Riverton Branch Library.
The upgrade would install a ... [more]

Election filing period opens; 19 residents submit interest

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nineteen Fremont County residents filed as candidates for state and local office Thursday.
The filing period opened Thursday and lasts through May 30 for ... [more]

Ethete man arrested after fight, said he saw devil

May 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police were dispatched just before 10 p.m. Saturday to reports that several men were fighting in a parking lot in the 3000 block of College Hill Drive. ... [more]

Weekend busy for local graduates

May 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Mortarboards will fly this weekend and next as schools across Fremont County have graduation ceremonies.
University of Wyoming Extension graduates were the ... [more]

Forum describes way for tribes, city to resolve boundary dispute

May 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Michigan residents visited Central Wyoming College on Tuesday to discuss a 2005 boundary dispute in the city of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., that began after a lawsuit ... [more]

Deputies to monitor abandoned dog

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  A woman called police at about noon May 9 to report someone abandoning a dog on Cooper Road near Mountain View Cemetery. Officials said the animal had ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page seven cutline for the photo "Connecting" should have said Jordan Cabada drove the ball for a single.

In ... [more]

Track regional starts Friday for Riverton Wolverines

May 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seniors Shepp Campbell and Ashtyn Leisy already have qualified for the Class 4-A state track and field meet next week in Casper.
First, the two are hungry for ... [more]

RHS boys await Friday result for regional foe

May 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys soccer team, regular season champions of the Class 4-A West conference, will play at 4 p.m. Friday against the winner of ... [more]

Paxton wins Open qualifier

May 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Easton Paxton played hooky from Riverton High School on Wednesday, but nobody minded.
Paxton fired a 6-under par 66 to win a U.S. Open local ... [more]

Today

May 15, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BARNABY

A daughter was born to Katherine M. Tillman, of Fort Washakie, and Leo E. Barnaby Jr., of Fort Washakie, at 8:14 a.m. March 3, 2014, at ... [more]

Oil company buys Lummis ranch

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A major oil development company has acquired a 5,000-acre ranch southeast of Cheyenne that until recently belonged to U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and ... [more]

Woman who lied about sick son charged

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A Casper woman who received about $7,000 in donations after claiming her son was dying of brain cancer has been charged with felony fraud.
Krishelle ... [more]

Digest

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Palmerlee to lead UW trustees
LARAMIE -- Buffalo attorney David Palmerlee is the new president of the University of Wyoming Board of ... [more]

Crashed plane unreachable for months

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- With avalanche dangers looming, officials said Wednesday it could be months before crews can reach a single-engine plane that crashed on a mountain in ... [more]

Three dead when bus plows into vehicles waiting for construction

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A bus crashed into other vehicles stopped for roadwork on a rural Wyoming highway, killing three and sending at least three others to the ... [more]

Stolen car in Riverton leads to Tuesday pursuit in Lander

May 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Officers from throughout the county were involved in an incident involving a stolen vehicle at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The call was initiated in Riverton ... [more]