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Goggles backing bills on Medicaid waiver, higher beer tax

Feb 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature begins its 2014 session next week, and House District 33 Rep. Patrick Goggles has eye on several bills to support.
On the Ethete ... [more]

District 25 requiring background checks on all new hires

Feb 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  All new hires for Fremont County School District 25 will be required to receive a full background check from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. ... [more]

Rails to Trails suspect pleads to manslaughter charge

Feb 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The case of his alleged accomplice has yet to be resolved.

One defendant charged in a May attack on the Rails to Trails path in Riverton pleaded ... [more]

Today

Feb 6, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Museums board chided by county commissioners" should have said Fremont County Museums Board ... [more]

Tax change clarified for vehicle sales on rez

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Treasurer's Office has announced a revision to the vehicle sales tax exemption policy for residents of the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Digest

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State weighs Magpul aid
CHEYENNE -- The State Loan and Investment Board will consider a $13 million incentive package to help a Colorado producer of ... [more]

State police say child prostitution exists in state; arrests announced

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A child sex sting operation by the Wyoming Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has resulted in federal felony charges against five ... [more]

Barrasso bill would mandate more logging on federal land

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Sen. John Barrasso is sponsoring a bill to more than double the amount of logging on U.S. Forest Service land.
The bill, up for a hearing in ... [more]

City finances solid halfway through FY14

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The numbers are looking good for the City of Riverton as it passes the halfway point in its fiscal year.
Director of administrative services Courtney ... [more]

Fire damages apartment complex, but no injuries

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The blaze originated in Apartment 3, where some remodeling equipment may have been blocking a floor heater.

No one was injured in a fire that was ... [more]

Campbell hopeful on railcar bill

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A change in tax structure could encourage the idled repair operation in Shoshoni to reopen.

As bills for the Wyoming legislature come close to ... [more]

College staff earmarked for smaller raise than other state workers

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead has recommended raises for all state employees in his biennial budget request this year, but he outlined a smaller increase for community ... [more]

Today

Feb 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HAGEMAN

A son was born to Amy and Aric Hageman, of Riverton, at 6:53 p.m. Dec. 10, 2013, Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ... [more]

Digest

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Author: Shepard killed over drugs
LARAMIE -- The author of a controversial book about Matthew Shepard's killing says it should send a sobering message ... [more]

Problems found in coal lease program

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Congressional investigators have found problems with federal coal sales that might have cost taxpayers $200 million or more in lost revenue, ... [more]

Mead hints at second run, says state in good shape

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday that he thinks the state is in good shape going into the legislative budget session that starts next ... [more]

Deep cold to linger; wind chills of particular concern

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind chill warnings and advisories remain in effect for Fremont County and much of Wyoming.
Wind chills in the range of 20 to 30 degrees below zero were ... [more]

Museums board chided by county commissioners

Feb 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The elected leaders questioned the board's process on several issues.

The Fremont County Museums Board has three candidates for a central museums ... [more]

Miller: Let cities tax themselves

Feb 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Republican also has a bill encouraging state investment in a West Coast coal port.

As the 2014 legislative session approaches, state ... [more]

Air boardings up in 2013; new crew regs now having negative effect

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Regional Airport surpassed the required 10,000 enplanement mark in 2013, making it eligible to receive federal funding for airport maintenance and ... [more]

City appoints Cannan, Larson

Feb 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council seated two new members Tuesday night during it regular meeting.
Kyle Larson in Ward 1 and Martin Cannan in Ward 3 were voted in by ... [more]

City council chooses Larson, Cannan for vacant seats

Feb 5, 2014 - Staff:  The Riverton City Council has selected two new candidates for the seats that were vacated in December.
Kyle Larson will represent Ward 1, and Martin Cannan ... [more]

Today

Feb 4, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BOEHLER

Margaret Boehler, 89, of Lander, died Monday, Feb. 3, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. Services are pending through Davis ... [more]

Lawmakers endorse overhaul of state law on involuntary hospitalizations

Feb 4, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  ACLU has expressed concerns about the committee bill.

CHEYENNE -- A panel of Wyoming lawmakers is pushing changes to the state law governing ... [more]

County offices shifting to electronic patient records

Feb 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The change should help improve the "quality, safety, efficiency" of the health care system.

Physicians and medical staff in Fremont County are making ... [more]

Digest

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Skiers swept over cliff
JACKSON -- An avalanche forecaster says two skiers who were swept off a cliff by a small slide south of the boundary of the ... [more]

High national honor for UW ecology prof

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The American Society of Naturalists has presented one of its highest honors to a University of Wyoming professor.
The organization awarded its E.O. ... [more]

Supplemental feeding starts at refuge

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Officials say there are about 6,000 elk and about 600 bison wintering on the refuge this season.

JACKSON -- Biologists say forage conditions at the ... [more]

Sled dog race covers Lander route Tuesday

Feb 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mushers and their dog teams arrived in Lander Tuesday to complete the third stage of the Stage Stop Sled Dog Race.
Tuesday's 42-mile stage began in the ... [more]

County Dems to push for expanded Medicaid

Feb 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Democrats say they are hoping to help working-class people get health insurance by pushing for the Wyoming Legislature to expand Medicaid. At a ... [more]