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Jul 17, 2013 - Staff:  Births
RICHARDSON

A son was born to Jacquelynn and Dorol Richardson, of Riverton, at 5:33 p.m. April 2, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

JAC drafts ideas for legislative session

Jul 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Interim Committee drafted ideas June 27-28 at Riverton City Hall in preparation for the next legislative session. ... [more]

County asks rec board to get 'creative' in funding campground construction

Jul 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plan to build a campground at Green Mountain received a lukewarm reaction from the Fremont County commissioners during a June 18 meeting.
"I support doing ... [more]

Iden Riter calls painting her zen

Jul 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton grad has four pieces on display at Natural Health Solutions.

Lilly Iden Riter, who learned to paint at Riverton High School and Central ... [more]

Digest

Jul 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hill's touches basis of claims
CHEYENNE -- Newly released records on Wyoming Schools Superintendent Cindy Hill include sexual harassment claims ... [more]

Hathaway Scholarship gives students more incentive, says university official

Jul 17, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Statistics show that the Hathaway Scholarship program is giving Wyoming junior high and high school students incentive to perform better in the classroom, a ... [more]

GOP to back Enzi over Liz Cheney in 2014 Senate primary

Jul 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee says the organization will back Sen. Mike Enzi over challenger Liz Cheney in the ... [more]

Klaproth named Wyoming's new poet laureate

Jul 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has named Shoshoni rancher Echo Roy Klaproth as the state's new poet laureate.
Mead recently signed an executive order appointing ... [more]

Man arrested in June stabbing death of man on Wind River reservation

Jul 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dean Moss faces charges of second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Federal agents have arrested an Arapahoe man in the June 9 stabbing ... [more]

Rebuilt Cloud Kisser part of 25-balloon field for the weekend Rendezvous rally

Jul 17, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  A like-new Cloud Kisser II is unveiled at this weekend's Riverton Rendezvous hot-air balloon rally. Planners hope for more cooperative weather this year; ... [more]

Liz Cheney to run against Enzi

Jul 17, 2013 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney will challenge Wyoming's three-term U.S. Senator in the Republican primary next year.

Liz Cheney ... [more]

RC flyers convene in Riverton

Jul 16, 2013 - Staff:  Radio-controlled flyers gathered at the Wyoming Modelers Park for the Rendezvous Fly-In over the ... [more]

Today

Jul 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FLUCKIGER

Lester Fluckiger, 88, died Thursday, July 11, at the home he loved in the Upper Green River Valley. Funeral services will be at 2 ... [more]

Digest

Jul 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teton visits up 7.6 percent
JACKSON -- Traffic in Grand Teton National Park through the first six months of the year was up 7.6 percent compared with ... [more]

Toughest adventure race in the nation starts Thursday in state

Jul 16, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Organizers are making final course preparations for what they say is this year's toughest U.S. adventure race: An intense, sleep-deprived scramble ... [more]

Frontier Days starts in Cheyenne

Jul 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The annual cattle drive has marked the coming of Cheyenne Frontier Days.
While the rodeo is still a week away, residents and visitors alike crowded ... [more]

Lawmakers take another look at new state office building project

Jul 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are taking a second look at building a new state office building at the site of a former Safeway store.
Gov. Matt Mead halted the ... [more]

E. coli concerns in Popo Agie and diverted streams

Jul 16, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  An E. coli bacteria alert for the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River also is a concern for ditches and streams supplied by the river.
The Popo Agie ... [more]

Drug bust north of city nets big marijuana haul, pills, mushrooms

Jul 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said they seized 5 pounds of marijuana, several hydrocodone pills, and a quantity of suspected psilocybin mushrooms during a traffic stop early ... [more]

County, tribes agree on deal for operation of trash transfer sites

Jul 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes are taking over operation of the four solid waste transfer stations on the Wind River Indian Reservation ... [more]

While trooper drove, deputy revived boy who was not breathing

Jul 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 4-year-old Kinnear boy stopped breathing after a four-wheeler accident Saturday but survived after being resuscitated by a local deputy.
The child was ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne man killed in fall
DURANGO, Colo. -- Authorities have identified a Wyoming man who fell 300 to 400 feet to his death while climbing Jagged ... [more]

The way it was: Street paving -- 1956

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton citizens and civic leaders engaged in an argument for a decade about whether -- and how -- to pave the city's streets.
A plan to "oil" the streets ... [more]

CWC to group resident students in Living-Learning Communities

Jul 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College has many student housing options available for the 2013 fall semester with the added benefit of living among a group that shares ... [more]

Dubois hosting a backyard dance

Jul 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Mike Hurwitz and the Aimless Drifters of Alta will perform a selection of cowboy blues favorites at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dunoir Dance Pavilion in the ... [more]

Deputies unable to make 'head or tail' of Atlantic City situation

Jul 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Deputies responded to a disorderly situation at about 11:50 p.m. July 3 at the Atlantic City Mercantile.
No one was injured or arrested in the incident, and ... [more]

College finds land for new Lander facility

Jul 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has secured a piece of ground for its new facility in Lander.
Dennis Egge, a project manager with the state's Construction Management ... [more]

Interim ambulance chief named

Jul 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  As of Friday, the Fremont County ambulance department has its interim director.
Lander division supervisor Todd Smith took over the top spot after Fremont ... [more]

Two legs, no arms: Amputee cycling across U.S.

Jul 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A custom-made bicycle is helping Hector Picard ride 3,200 miles in 36 days from Miami, Fla., to Spokane, Wash.
Picard of Fort Lauderdale, a double-arm ... [more]

Legislature to proceed on new Hill probe; she vows to 'go the distance'

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming House of Representatives will begin an unprecedented investigation of schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the state Education ... [more]

Health officials urge people to avoid Lander river

Jul 13, 2013 - Staff:  Unsafe levels of E. coli bacteria have been found in the waters of the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River in and around Lander, and the Fremont County Health ... [more]

Today

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Rendezvous events to begin" should have said the "Second annual Derby to EradDUCKate Polio is at ... [more]

Hearing delayed for pharmacist

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Andrew Evans Paxson is charged with stealing $4,800 in narcotics for personal use from a safe at the Lander store where he worked.

A hearing for the ... [more]

Digest

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone hits 1 million already
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The number of people visiting Yellowstone National Park so far this year has topped 1 ... [more]

Australian gets 70-month term for bank heist

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Wyoming handed down a nearly six-year prison sentence to an Australian man who says he robbed a Jackson bank so he could give ... [more]

Sponsor of 'Hill Bill' petition effort suing secretary of state

Jul 12, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The lead sponsor of the failed petition drive seeking to repeal Senate File 104 is seeking another chance to challenge the new law.
Jennifer Young ... [more]

Legislators weigh further action on superintendent

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming legislative leaders are considering a request to investigate schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the state Education ... [more]

Fall caused Monday death, says coroner

Jul 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have determined that Audrey Arguello, 49, of Riverton, died Monday of a subdural hematoma as the result of an accidental fall.
Medical references ... [more]

Man's death not accidental, but no proof seen of Russian roulette

Jul 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Police Department chief Mike Broadhead addressed speculation Thursday that Juan Carlos Galvan, 22, of Riverton, died during a game of Russian ... [more]

Commissioners finalize budget for fiscal year 2014

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county made few changes after a public hearing Monday.

Fremont County commissioners made few changes to their proposed budget after hearing ... [more]