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Bill would protect Devils Tower name
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming congressional delegation has introduced legislation to preserve the name of the features at ...

Wyoming man caught after two-state chase

Wyoming officers at the state border stopped their pursuit of the wanted man, and Nebraska troopers took over.

GERING, Neb. -- Authorities say a ...

Progress made in probe of climber deaths

The investigation into the deaths of two climbers last month in the Wind River Mountains continued this week through the Fremont County Sheriff's Office and ...

Bear death in county part of higher workplace fatality rate across state

A local bear attack is among the 34 workplace fatalities occurring in the state last year, according to a recent report from Wyoming Workforce Services.
The ...

Mercer resigns from college board after serving less than a year

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees is looking for a new member to replace John Mercer. He announced his resignation Wednesday, citing a move to ...

Higher enrollment at reservation schools; Wyoming Indian the biggest at 653 pupils

Enrollment at the Wind River Indian Reservation's school districts generally is up for the new school year. Classes began in late August. Officials note that ...

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Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, a page one headline should have said, "Ambulance service owners from other counties detail privatization options." The ...

Feds urged to site fire-plane fleet in state

Both Cheyenne and Greybull already have ties to aerial firefighting.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's congressional delegation has asked the U.S. Forest Service ...

Helton tops list of One Shot hunters in Lander

Retired Colorado Rockies baseball great Todd Helton is joining Gov. Matt Mead and local attorney Terry Martin on the Wyoming Team in the world-famous Lander ...

District 25 enrollment off about 1 percent as term begins

Opening enrollment in Fremont County School District 25 schools is down this semester for the second year in a row.
The 29-student drop is less significant ...

Eaton ordered to attend new court proceeding

Lawyers for the former Riverton man who for years was Wyoming's only death-row inmate, say attending a court proceeding aimed at setting up a new death ...

Emergency responders conducting live drill Wednesday

Local emergency responders are engaged a live drill at Riverton Regional Airport that began at about 8 a.m. Wednesday.
The Federal Aviation Administration ...

Parents told teen to drink; he died of alcohol poisoning

EVANSTON -- A Wyoming couple are charged with involuntary manslaughter after authorities say they tried to teach the woman's 16-year-old son a lesson by ...

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Deaths
CLEAVENGER
Lyle T. (Chuck) Cleavenger, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 13, at his home in Lander with his grandchildren by his side. Visitation will be ...

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Oil well fire extinguished in Converse County
DOUGLAS -- Crews have extinguished a fire that burned for more than a week at an oil well facility in ...

Rare coroner's inquest set for July 12 death

The Fremont County Coroner's Office is planning an inquest to determine the manner and cause of death of a woman whose body was found this summer on the Wind ...

Wyoming lawmakers consider endorsing GMO foods

Genetically modified seeds commonly are engineered to have certain traits, such as resistance to certain herbicides.

A Wyoming legislative committee ...

State probe leads to vote fraud arrest

A Dubois resident was arrested is accused of voting in an election despite her felony status that makes it illegal for her to cast a ballot.
Harley Wells, 47, ...

Willow Creek Elementary's construction is about two weeks ahead of schedule. Fremont County School District 25's new K-3 school is being built at 1200 E. ...

Deputy chief: Firefighter hurt in blaze a local 'icon'

Speed Hartbank has served locally for 45 years.

Longtime Fremont County firefighter Speed Hartbank remained in critical condition Tuesday after ...

 
 

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