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May 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  One dead, others hurt in head-on
CODY -- Investigators say distracted driving may have played a role in a three-car crash northeast of Cody that killed ... [more]

Graduation exercises dot calendar

May 8, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College's nurse pinning ceremony was Thursday.

Students from around Fremont County graduate over the next three weeks, freshly ... [more]


May 8, 2015 - Staff:  Community calendar
"Red Road Project" Presentation
is at 7 p.m. at the Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park Ave. Photographer Carlotta Cardana ... [more]

Men fined for shooting elk

May 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Two Star Valley men have been fined after wounding several elk while hunting and leaving the animals to suffer through the night.
John Barton and ... [more]

Slump in oil, gas prices dampens leasing demand

May 7, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  A recent federal oil and gas lease sale netted the least amount of revenue in nearly six years.

CHEYENNE -- Low prices for oil and natural gas have ... [more]

NCAR computer a gold mine for researchers

May 7, 2015 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- To see it in operation, "glamorous" probably isn't the right word to describe the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Yellowstone ... [more]

Man charged in big theft from store 17 months after alleged offense happened

May 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man is being prosecuted on burglary and shoplifting charges in the theft of $1,600 worth of electronics from Walmart in 2013. Mario Morales, 25, was ... [more]

New Shoshone National Forest management plan signed

May 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It's the first new forest plan since 1986.

With a signature Wednesday, the Shoshone National Forest Land Management Plan was finalized, though it ... [more]

Damp days helping snowpack

May 7, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Precipitation will continue to fall on the Wind River Basin through the weekend in the form of both rain and snow, depending on the temperature.
The National ... [more]

Job Corps lists job openings for first time

May 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Management & Training Corporation has posted 24 job openings available at the Wind River Job Corps Center in Riverton.
MTC was named last week as the ... [more]

Ordinance would require approval for bare-knuckle fights

May 7, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Local officials entered into another round of discussions about bare-knuckle fighting in Riverton this week.
City staff -- with the guidance of Riverton ... [more]


May 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Suspect could face death sentence
CHEYENNE -- The man accused last month of slaying his ex-girlfriend and trying to kill her boyfriend could face the ... [more]


May 7, 2015 - Staff:  Clarifications
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Man fires rifle seven times, wrecks later" should have said a suspect discharged seven rounds ... [more]


May 6, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A child was born to Sheldon Fisher of Pablo, Mont., and Cassie Weed of Pablo, Mont., on April 7 at St. Luke Community Healthcare Clinic ... [more]


May 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers want more Capitol details
CHEYENNE -- Lawmakers say they need more detailed floor plans for the state Capitol's restoration before they can ... [more]

Forest chief predicts big wildfire season this year

May 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Forest Service warned Tuesday of an "above average" fire season that could cost the agency more than $1 billion and require ... [more]

Cheyenne native gets close view of Nepal disaster

May 6, 2015 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  When Dr. Dietric Hennings flew into Kathmandu, Nepal, on the morning of April 25, he expected to spend the next three weeks teaching locals techniques for ... [more]

Man fires rifle seven times, wrecks later

May 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  A man reported to have discharged a firearm early Sunday outside of Possum Pete's in Pavillion was hospitalized later that morning due to injuries suffered in ... [more]

Meth busts cap yearlong investigation; 13 charged

May 6, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Confidential informants and electronic surveillance were essential in the yearlong drug investigation resulting in nine arrests last week and charges against ... [more]

Ambulance Q&A draws crowds

May 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county department must bridge a $2.3 million fiscal gap to continue to provide desired services.

Dozens of people have discussed sustainability ... [more]

Colorado man hired for Central Wyoming College academic vice president role

May 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has hired its new vice president for academic affairs.
Brad Tyndall accepted the position and plans to start July 13. He serves ... [more]

Acura stolen, involved in chase, then burned behind justice center

May 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A stolen vehicle was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening after a high-speed chase through Riverton.
The black 2014 Acura had been reported stolen at about ... [more]


May 5, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Roberta J. "Robbie" Cleveland, 69, formerly of Lander, died Monday, May 4, at her home. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Parks new administrator at WLRC

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Allen Parks is the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.
"We could not be more pleased to have Allen joining our leadership team ... [more]

Fremont County least healthy in state for fifth consecutive year, survey says

May 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A coalition has defined four priority issues affecting residents' health.

Fremont County has been named the least healthy county in Wyoming for the ... [more]


May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Trade school laying off 42
LARAMIE -- More than three dozen WyoTech-Laramie employees are looking for work after the for-profit school laid them ... [more]

Two workers burned in blast at oil facility in stable condition

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two workers are in stable condition after sustaining injuries in an explosion and fire at an oil facility in Converse County.
The two Susquehanna ... [more]

Man gets 25-year prison term for soliciting child on Internet

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has sentenced a California man to 25 years in prison following his guilty plea to attempting to coerce a 13-year-old Laramie County ... [more]

UW to cut requirements for upper-level classes

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming will reduce the number of course credits required for upper-level students.
The UW Faculty Senate on Monday approved a ... [more]

Professors side with tribes in boundary dispute

May 5, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Their point is not whether Riverton is part of the reservation but, rather, that it doesn't make much difference administratively.

Eight law ... [more]