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Man missing on Pinedale side of Wind Rivers

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- Helicopters and ground crews are again searching Wyoming's Wind River Range for the brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall.
James "Randy" Udall failed ... [more]

Digest

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New charges in fatal wreck
CHEYENNE -- Charges against a Colorado man accused in a crash that killed a woman in Cheyenne last year have been ... [more]

Funds run dry for road to proposed uranium mines

Jul 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plan to rebuild a road that provides access to two planned uranium mines and links public highways has run into a lack of funds.
"It's an important project ... [more]

Rez stabbing suspect in custody on other charge

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Federal officials say the suspect in the June 9 death of Dwight Spoonhunter Sr., 28, of Arapahoe, is currently in the custody of tribal officials.
The person ... [more]

Firefighters combat natural and manmade blazes

Jul 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local fire officials said they weren't surprised by the one-acre fire they extinguished June 24 roughly 12 miles west of Lysite.
The blaze reportedly started ... [more]

Judge: Interrogation in Lander murder case unconstitutional

Jul 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The prosecution in a Lander murder-sexual assault case suffered a setback Friday when a District Court judge decided part of the defendant's statement to ... [more]

Bear spray promoted for YNP visitors

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A nonprofit organization is teaming with seven retailers around Yellowstone National Park to sell bear spray at discounted prices during the week of July ... [more]

Fire limits take effect as state dries out

Jul 2, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Partial restrictions take effect Tuesday for Medicine Bow National Forest.

Fremont County isn't part of the first round of fire restrictions being ... [more]

Woman must pay back fraud funds

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A federal judge has ordered a Gillette woman to pay more than $55,000 after making false benefit claims.
U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl last week ordered ... [more]

Officials: Plan to hire one director for museums preliminary

Jul 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Museums Board members say a proposal to hire a single director for the Riverton, Lander and Dubois museums is still early in the planning ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Power line docs online
DENVER -- Federal officials have published the draft environmental impact statement for a proposed transmission line meant to ... [more]

The way it was: Pioneer Days -- 1967

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County was anticipating the annual renewal of Lander Pioneer Days festivities as the Fourth of July neared in 1967, with Diana Brodie and Charlotte ... [more]

Musicians warm up for Hot Notes Cool Nights

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College summer band will perform concerts at 7 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 5, alternating between the city parks in Lander and Riverton. ... [more]

Riverton Rotary Club racing to Era-DUCK-ate polio

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Rotary Club will launch 1,200 rubber ducks into the Wind River upstream of the Riverwalk on July 13 in an effort to raise money to stamp out polio ... [more]

BLM seeks input on proposed gas well in county

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The site is roughly 10 miles southeast of Jeffrey City.

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed ... [more]

Pets on rez receive free and low-cost vaccines

Jun 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Workers gave more than 100 pets low-cost or free vaccinations last week during a vaccine effort on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Indian Health Services ... [more]

Trial date set for Riverton woman with link to assault

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Cecelia Gayle Shakespeare, 28, of Riverton, is scheduled to appear before a jury in August in connection with an alleged assault on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Digest

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  CWC raffle to benefit Foundation
The Central Wyoming College Foundation is hoping to raise money for scholarships this summer by raffling off a classic ... [more]

Teens develop life skills at summer program

Jun 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The students will learn about financial literacy and "design thinking" every Thursday in July.

As the school year ends and summer begins, lessons ... [more]

Mock trial highlights case of the 1954 suicide of Hunt

Jun 30, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Citizens announced their verdict on "The Trial of Joe McCarthy" Wednesday night at Lander Middle School.
In the mock trial, set in 1954, the State of Wyoming ... [more]

Good hay conditions early in season

Jun 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Motorists venturing into the countryside of Fremont County this week are likely to see alfalfa farmers at work, or notice the long rows of cut hay in what used ... [more]

County uses extra money for health costs and pay increases

Jun 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A hefty bump in health insurance contributions and a small raise ate up most of the $1.03 million Fremont County Commissioners had left to allocate for their ... [more]

State nixes auditorium; also 'no' on High Plains buy

Jun 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton schools superintendent Terry Snyder said School District has lost its opportunity to purchase the vacated High Plains Power building on West Main ... [more]

Little League season ends with a bang

Jun 28, 2013 - Staff:  Horses belonging to Bailey Livestock pastured along Smith Road seemed uninterested in the fireworks display Thursday night that signaled the end of the ... [more]

Today

Jun 28, 2013 - Staff:  Births
EVANS

A daughter was born to Lauren Evans, of Mead, Colo., at 10:09 p.m. May 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.She weighed 9 pounds, 8 ... [more]

Digest

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wheatland shooter changes plea
CHEYENNE -- A Wheatland man accused of killing his three sons and brother and wounding his wife in 2011 has pleaded no ... [more]

Fugitive CEO returns to U.S. to face charges

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A former hospital CEO who went overseas before being tried on charges of defrauding his employers has been returned to the U.S.
Paul Cardwell arrived ... [more]

Ed chief's background is business, not education

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The business background of Gov. Matt Mead's selection to head the Wyoming Department of Education should be an asset in running a large, complicated ... [more]

Hill says committee stacked against her

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill says she wants to make sure her rights are protected if a legislative investigation is launched into her ... [more]

At budget talks, ambulance staff calls for changes

Jun 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Medics and others working with the Fremont County Ambulance department voiced concern about the agency's management this month, calling for the replacement of ... [more]

Man killed in motorcycle-truck wreck

Jun 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Barry N. Strang, 59, of Casper, died Thursday at the scene of a two-vehicle traffic accident about two miles north of Lander on Wyoming Highway 789.
Reports ... [more]

Today

Jun 27, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page four column "Call me an outdoors woman -- Part 1" should have said "There is no doubt that I learned a ... [more]

Digest

Jun 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  National honor for UW prof
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming professor Steve Holbrook has been recognized by the Oceanography Society for distinguished ... [more]

Mead: Coal can't be ignored in Obama's energy planning

Jun 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Responding to President Barack Obama's pledge to regulate carbon emissions from power plants, the governor of the nation's leading coal-producing ... [more]

Arizona man named first-ever director of state ed department

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Richard Crandall, an Arizona state senator and co-owner of two nutritional service companies, was selected on Wednesday by Gov. Matt Mead to run the ... [more]

Task force aiming to improve engineering at UW

Jun 27, 2013 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  Former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal and Gov. Matt Mead's energy strategy adviser expressed strong support June 20 for a plan to make the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Fire destroys metal shed in Hudson

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A structure fire in Hudson required two visits from emergency responders last weekend.
No one was injured in the blaze, which initially was reported at about ... [more]

City OKs $27 million budget for FY 2014

Jun 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council approved its fiscal year 2014 budget Tuesday night at roughly $25 million in revenue and expenditures at $27 million.
The city's ... [more]

Shooter in Sinks Canyon incident reaches plea deal

Jun 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who authorities said shot at three unarmed people in January has signed a plea agreement with Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett. Under the deal, ... [more]

Fatal wreck closes road north of Lander

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and commercial vehicle has closed both lanes of Wyoming Highway 789 north of Lander, according to a statement issued by ... [more]