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Year of the grouse

Jun 17, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's 'sage chicken' part of nearly every energy discussion

Watching the colorful strutting behavior of Centrocercus urophasianus roosters, ... [more]

Economists crunch data on impact of EPA regs on coal

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  During an eight-month study, University of Wyoming researchers concluded coal is a major part of the state's economy.
That was unsurprising, but they wanted ... [more]

Giant scrubber has Riverton tie-in

Jun 17, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It's the man, not the machine, with the local connections.

That gleaming silver monolith rising nearly 20 stories above the plains of southeast ... [more]

Cloud Peak's reclamation among best in America

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Cloud Peak Energy was recognized in 2014 for its reclamation work at the Antelope Mine in northeastern Wyoming.
The company received the 2014 Excellence in ... [more]

Railroad transport delay fixed after years of negotiations

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Rail traffic delays that impacted Cloud Peak Energy in 2014 had been resolved by the beginning of this year.
Cloud Peak spokesman Rick Curtsinger said the ... [more]

Inspector: Coal on 'tough road,' but big Wyoming mines still compete well

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The coal industry is "taking a beating" in Wyoming of late, as evidenced by the state mine inspector's report for 2014.
Coal companies in Wyoming produced at ... [more]

This is no movie set

Jun 17, 2015 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Real-deal gold-mine restoration is even better

The elaborate, ancient interior of South Pass City's Carissa Mine and Mill site seems less like an old ... [more]

Full speed ahead on rare earths

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The company behind the Bear Lodge Critical Rare Earth Project in northwest Wyoming anticipates the mine will provide a major new source for the supply of the ... [more]

Nucor patient amid drilling slowdown

Jun 17, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Nucor Inc. leadership remains optimistic that the current market slowdown is merely a familiar part of the boom and bust cycle, and that the industry will ... [more]

Driver in fatal wreck had alcohol level of .314

Jun 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  The driver in a fatal, one-vehicle rollover this month near Boysen Reservoir was intoxicated at the time of his death, according to autopsy reports.
Rupert D. ... [more]

CWC speech team future in doubt due to departure of its coach

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College are working to save the school's forensics program after the departure of instructor Josh House.
House, a Riverton ... [more]

Restart at Atlantic City? Not impossible, says developer

Jun 17, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Although progress has slowed on assessing the feasibility of re-opening the iron mine at Atlantic City, entities are still in close talks on its future.
In ... [more]

UW plans to have new president by February

Jun 16, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The search will be done out of the public eye at the outset while two committees made up of trustees, UW staff, faculty and others find a search firm and ... [more]

Pilot lands safely after crop duster clips power line

Jun 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  An airplane pilot who struck a power line on Riverview Road was able to safely land his crop duster at Riverton Regional Airport.
Deputies responded at about ... [more]

Truck leaves roadway, hits office building, flips to passenger side

Jun 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  A 40-year-old man suffered minor injuries after losing control of his red 2002 Dodge pickup truck at about 5:45 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of South Federal ... [more]

Job Corps complete; first students in August

Jun 16, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Overlooking the City of Riverton and with striking views of Wind River mountains, the Wind River Job Corps Center stands vacant waiting to be occupied by its ... [more]

Finances tight, but District 25 expects to secure pay raise

Jun 16, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After taking a closer look at the budget, Fremont County School District 25 officials hope to recommend a staff salary increase of 1 percent at the next board ... [more]


Jun 16, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page five "Achievers" item should have said, "Shadrack Cristando of Hudson and Darci Petersen of Lander were listed ... [more]

Health department officials issue floodwater safety tips

Jun 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials from the Wyoming Department of Health have issued the following health tips in light of the heavy rain that has fallen recently throughout the state. ... [more]

Center of Hope giving tours of upgraded facility

Jun 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  The third quarter report from the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies highlighted improvements and updates at the Center of Hope facility, 223 W. Adams St., ... [more]

State's prisons to be subject to federal laws on sexual assault

Jun 16, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Corrections is working to certify that its facilities around the state meet federal security requirements intended to ... [more]


Jun 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Semi strikes, kills rider
LARAMIE -- A Minnesota truck driver was arrested on suspicion of hitting and killing a motorcyclist east of Laramie and ... [more]

Weather advisories expired for county

Jun 16, 2015 - Staff:  Previous advisories
12:00 a.m.
Fremont County was under a flash flood watch until midnight Tuesday.
Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall in some ... [more]

Grant recommendations to SLIB considered at Thursday meeting

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  The recommendations come from the Wyoming Business Council's Business Ready community program.

The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board will ... [more]

Museums' programs focus on nature, petroglyphs and gold mining

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County museums system has three programs scheduled for the week.
On Friday, the Riverton Museum is hosting a free program called "Creatures of ... [more]

State plan would overhaul some of WLRC functions, campus

Jun 14, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A legislative task force is moving forward with major overhaul plans at the Lander's Wyoming Life Resource Center and at least one other state-run medical ... [more]

Year in jail, $2,000 fine possible for defendant in death of child

Jun 14, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A 77-year-old Riverton woman is facing up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine after the State of Wyoming filed one charge of vehicular homicide against her ... [more]

What are Wyoming's great historical artifacts?

Jun 14, 2015 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  Wyoming is a fairly young state by American standards, having joined the union as the 44th state in 1890.
But while the state's history might not be as ... [more]

Rez group planning language camps

Jun 14, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Language Revitalization and Cultural Preservation Organization is asking for help again this year for its summer language and culture ... [more]

Wyoming part of drought/fire aid relief plan

Jun 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Federal agencies pledged another $110 million in aid Friday to help states struggling with the crippling drought after President Barack ... [more]