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Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bill encourages gas conversion
CHEYENNE -- A proposal endorsed by a legislative committee aims to help entice companies to build gas-to-liquid plants in ... [more]

Suit filed over long-standing federal coal lease program

Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Conservation groups sued the government Tuesday to force officials to undertake their first broad review of the federal coal-leasing program ... [more]

Lottery builds sponsor ties to state fair, Cowboy sports, Frontier Days

Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The new Wyoming lottery has made winners out of some players and a few venerable state institutions and events as well.
Since it began operations ... [more]

Snowpack rising but still below hefty levels in place a year ago

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The new readings do not take Tuesday's snowfall into account.

Late-autumn snowpack in the Wind River Basin crept closer to average levels last week ... [more]

Man killed in rural auto crash identified

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials have identified the 80-year-old Fremont County man who was found dead Monday afternoon at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Cedar Rim near ... [more]

College extends new president's contract for additional year

Nov 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to extend new president Cristobal Valdez's employment contract in a show of support for the ... [more]

Burglary case example of growing pill problem, say investigators

Nov 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The felony burglary case against an Ethete man chased out of a Riverton home by a woman wielding a garden hoe has been bound over to district court. ... [more]

Church hosting Thanksgiving fundraiser

Nov 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Meal reservations are required by noon Wednesday.

United Presbyterian Church in Riverton is hosting a Thanksgiving fundraiser this week to help cover ... [more]

Sage grouse had good year for reproduction

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  State biologists in Wyoming say hunting is helping the greater sage grouse by providing critical data about the birds' numbers.
An area in Fremont County near ... [more]

Nov. 13 collision now treated as vehicular homicide after woman dies from injuries

Nov 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 73-year-old Riverton woman died Friday due to injuries suffered in a three-vehicle accident involving an alleged drunken driver Nov. 13.
Fremont County ... [more]

Bill would give state full control of uranium rules

Nov 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative committee has endorsed the idea of the state taking over sole regulation of uranium mining in Wyoming, the largest producer of uranium ... [more]

Big numbers early on National Elk Refuge

Nov 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- As many as 4,000 elk, 10 times higher than the average, are estimated to have roamed the National Elk Refuge at times last week.
The high numbers, ... [more]

Poison center shares food handling tips for holiday

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  The holiday meal and its preparation is the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving celebration, and safe food handling in the kitchen is an important part of the ... [more]

Today

Nov 25, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Pollution cleanup finished at downtown lot" should have said the city paid roughly $81,000 to ... [more]

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Nov 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More highway deaths so far this year
Nearly twice as many people have died on Wyoming highways so far this year compared with 2013.
Wyoming Highway ... [more]

Elderly man found Monday dead at remote car wreck scene

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  An 80-year-old Fremont County man was found dead Monday afternoon at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Cedar Rim near Jeffrey City.
A passerby noticed ... [more]

Key Club ready to deliver hot meals for Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School Key Club members again are preparing to deliver hundreds of hot meals for Thanksgiving.
"Last year we delivered more than 500 meals, and ... [more]

Diabetes burden growing in state

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  In little more than a decade, the adult diabetes rate has almost doubled in Wyoming, leading to new Wyoming Department of Health efforts to help limit the ... [more]

Suspects plead not guilty to stabbing death on reservation

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Three people have pleaded not guilty in the stabbing death of a man on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
James Whiteplume, Susan Chippewa and Byron ... [more]

Experts say man killed by bear in Fremont County disturbed feeding

Nov 23, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September likely happened upon a bear ... [more]

Construction season over, city tallies up $12M in work

Nov 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton was busy all summer and took advantage of mild weather into November as crews hit the streets to fix and upgrade pavement, curbs and sewer ... [more]

Enzi to challenge for Senate budget chair

Nov 23, 2014 - By Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press:  The committee's chief responsibility is to draft a budget blueprint each year that sets parameters for follow-up legislation.

WASHINGTON -- Wyoming ... [more]

Collared Yellowstone wolf shows up in Arizona

Nov 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A female gray wolf from the Yellowstone area traveled hundreds of miles into northern Arizona, marking the species' first appearance in the ... [more]

Three elected to District 25 board take the oath of office

Nov 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sandy Barton, Larry Chouinard and Kevin Tippets took the oath of office Nov. 11 during the regular school board meeting. Outgoing Fremont County School ... [more]

CWC presents 'A Christmas Carol'

Nov 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College theater department will present Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" the first week of December.
Five evening shows will be shown ... [more]

Police look for juvenile suspects after a string of vehicle vandalisms

Nov 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police responded to a string of vehicle vandalisms in Riverton and are on the lookout for the perpetrators.
No one was hurt in any of the incidents, and ... [more]

The way it was: High school plans -- 1977

Nov 23, 2014 - Staff:  The oldest section of Riverton High School was nearing its 60th birthday in 1977, and plans to replace it had begun -- and at a new location.
The new school ... [more]

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Nov 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Propane fire burns out in Jackson
JACKSON -- Fire investigators say they don't know what caused a leak at a propane business in a Wyoming resort town to ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest, BLM selling tree permits

Nov 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest and Bureau of Land Management have begun selling Christmas tree permits.
The cost for a permit from the Shoshone National Forest ... [more]

Trustees with nearly three decades of experience step down from college board

Nov 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees lost 28 years of experience this week when three long-time members stepped down from service.
Scott Phister, ... [more]