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Snowpack still declining; big spring snows on the wish list

Apr 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recent warm temperatures have cut into the region's snowpack. Areas unable to draw from a reservoir could see a drier than normal summer.
The water year could ... [more]

Teton grizzly death rules too lenient, suit claims

Apr 7, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The bears are listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

CHEYENNE -- Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit saying Grand ... [more]

New mental health facility geared to veterans planned in Cheyenne

Apr 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Veterans Affairs Department is building an extended-stay mental health facility in Cheyenne so Wyoming veterans can get care closer to ... [more]

District 25 acts on resignations and contracts

Apr 7, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The board has accepted the resignation of Riverton High School head boys basketball coach Dick Quayle, effective immediately.

The Fremont County ... [more]

Legislative session not a 'standout,' Case says

Apr 7, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, said his recent battle with cancer helped him realize the importance of access to health care services and the need to expand ... [more]

WDH providing help during anti-smoking ad campaign

Apr 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health says it is prepared to help Wyoming smokers who are ready to quit as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... [more]

Art center opening members show Friday

Apr 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  The largest showing of Lander Art Center member artwork will open Friday with a public reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
More than 100 original works by 45 ... [more]

Survey says county teens drinking less, smoking more pot

Apr 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fewer teenagers are drinking in Fremont County these days, but more are using marijuana. Those trends appear in a recently released report compiling survey ... [more]

Digest

Apr 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Legislator Patton dead at age 84
Wyoming leaders on Monday remembered Sheridan Republican lawmaker John Patton as a dedicated public servant.
Patton, ... [more]

Breast cancer retreat in Dubois accepting applications

Apr 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  2015 marks the fifth year that Casting for Recovery in Wyoming has offered a weekend retreat for breast cancer patients.
The two and a half day event is free ... [more]

Tips for spotting sandhill cranes

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many sandhill cranes are migrating through Fremont County this spring. Catching a photo of one or two is simple with a little work and knowledge.
The birds ... [more]

Look past the deer's tongue

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some hunters in the Pavillion area have reported harvesting deer with blue tongues, causing them to be concerned about consuming the animals' meat.
Wyoming ... [more]

Equestrian club volunteers every year to keep 14 miles of trail clear for all users

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River chapter of the Back Country Horsemen is preparing to clear 14 miles of the Continental Divide Trail as part of an annual project for the ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Elk die when ice breaks
JACKSON -- Wildlife officials say more than 30 elk died after they fell through the ice on Palisades Reservoir, which straddles ... [more]

University chief stresses value of cooperation with Cheyenne

Apr 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A strong relationship with Cheyenne may be key to maintaining and improving the University of Wyoming.
Economic development and partnerships with ... [more]

The way it was: Paving preparation -- 1956

Apr 5, 2015 - Staff:  Riverton was being transformed in the mid-1950s due to the huge uranium discoveries east of town. The population was growing fast, and many civic improvements ... [more]

Smithsonian adds Arapaho art to permanent collection

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An art piece by Northern Arapaho artist Robert Martinez will find its permanent home this month at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in ... [more]

Hunter takes world-record elk with crossbow

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It is not easy setting a world record.
Albert Henderson found that out the hard way in September when he used a crossbow to harvest a monster bull elk on ... [more]

Bagpiper to perform, speak at museum event in Lander

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  "Fremont County's Scottish Heritage" is the second program in the Discovery Speakers Series.
The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fremont County ... [more]

Two schools added to bike rodeo season roster

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Injury Prevention Resources has added two private schools to its annual bike and safety rodeo season.
The countywide rotation now includes St. Margaret's and ... [more]

College OKs renewed tax mill levy for BOCHES

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees is planning to renew the half-mill levy that funds the Fremont County Board of Cooperative Higher Education ... [more]

'Ambulance tax' possible, but complicated, for county

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Options will be aired publicly in a consultant's report set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the county courthouse in Lander.

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Jobless rate better in February; labor force tally improves

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  After slumping as the new year began, Fremont County's job market brightened across the board in February.
The improvements weren't spectacular, but they did ... [more]

Crack in new Federal slab; replacement starts Tuesday

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The jackhammers will return Tuesday on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton. A crack that stretches from one side of the newly paved road to the other end near ... [more]

School exposes youths to Arapaho language

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Teachers at a school in Arapaho told their students to go outside for an Easter activity, but there was a twist: The pre-schoolers heard the directions in ... [more]

Today

Apr 3, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, a page A-7 cutline should have said Kevin Monteith with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the ... [more]

Digest

Apr 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers set ed study topics
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers will be fine tuning the school funding model and studying 11 education topics over the ... [more]

High court upholds ban imposed on unlicensed ranch that took in youth

Apr 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The key issue before the justices was whether the Triangle Cross Boys Ranch near Clark offered therapeutic services and, therefore, needed to be ... [more]

UW dean searches nearly done

Apr 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Four high-ranking administrators departed during the short, rocky administration of former president Robert Sternberg.

LARAMIE -- The University of ... [more]

NASA: Snow in Wind River Range melting weeks earlier

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Snow is melting off the Wind River mountains 16 days earlier in the season than it did in the 1990s, a recent NASA study found.
Changes to the timing of ... [more]