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Thayer reflects on her two decades of design at CWC

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The public information assistant was hired in 1989, and she creates all of the college's visual communications, from the quarterly magazine to posters ... [more]

Rural Justice Center paying off, says RPD chief

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The center has been open for almost five years, providing training sessions primarily to rural law enforcement agencies throughout the state and region. ... [more]

CWC staff, faculty want role in hiring replacement for McFarland

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees at Central Wyoming College want to be included in the upcoming search for a new school president.
The CWC Board of Trustees meets Wednesday, Jan. ... [more]

District 25 choir director retires unexpectedly to care for parents out of state

Jan 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  School District 25 is losing its new high school and middle school choir director unexpectedly.
Vocal music teacher Pamela Schweigert requested the board ... [more]

FCAG backs challenge to rez border ruling; calm response urged

Jan 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The recent Environmental Protection Agency opinion that ruled Riverton to be part of the Wind River Indian Reservation hasn't changed how the county and ... [more]

Today

Jan 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ALLEN

A daughter was born to Heidi and Ralph Allen, of Lander, at 10:20 a.m. Dec. 6, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Jan 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Murder convict resentenced
SHERIDAN -- A man serving life without parole in a Sheridan home-invasion killing will be eligible for parole after 35 years, ... [more]

Court hears case on griz records

Jan 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Attorneys argued before the Wyoming Supreme Court on Thursday over whether Gov. Matt Mead's administration properly withheld from an ... [more]

In divided vote, McGinity named UW president at least to 2016

Jan 17, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Eschewing a formal search and its own procedures, a divided University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Thursday promoted Dick McGinity to president ... [more]

City names six to parks, trails plan committee

Jan 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has named six new members to the Parks and Trails Master Plan Committee, which will serve as a planning group for the parks and trails in ... [more]

Tribe declines to give formal testimony on EPA decision

Jan 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Representatives from the Northern Arapaho Tribe say it is inappropriate for them, at this time, to discuss formally a recent ruling by the Environmental ... [more]

Former Lander resident suing CDS on behalf of son

Jan 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A woman has filed suit against Child Development Services of Fremont County and others for damages after a CDS employee is alleged to have driven over her ... [more]

Job Corps work on schedule, officials say

Jan 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Work at the Wind River Job Corps Center property near Riverton Regional Airport is progressing on schedule, according to government representatives associated ... [more]

Brown brothers to serve seven years for 2006 beating death of Riverton man

Jan 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Brown each have been sentenced to 84 months in prison in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson in Fremont County.
They ... [more]

Today

Jan 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDERSON-LAJEUNESSE
A son was born to Sharice Lajeunesse and Elijah Anderson, of Riverton, at 8 p.m. Dec. 30, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

Digest

Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW weighs presidential options
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming trustees are hearing plenty of advice on how to handle the president's position at the ... [more]

Hitching Post owners, insurers settle suit

Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An insurance company has reached a confidential settlement agreement with the company that owns The Hitching Post Inn, the landmark Cheyenne hotel ... [more]

More black eyes for nuke command

Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- In what may be the biggest such scandal in Air Force history, 34 officers entrusted with land-based nuclear missiles have been pulled off the job ... [more]

Ambulance candidate in negotiation on county's offer

Jan 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is likely to discuss hiring Joseph Zillmer, of Amarillo, Texas, as Fremont County Ambulance director at its Jan. 21 meeting. ... [more]

Bull Lake Dam earmarked for $26 million addition

Jan 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An old spillway is to be replaced, although it has never proved necessary in the history of the dam.

The Bureau of Reclamation is planning to build a ... [more]

District 25 closes deal on school site

Jan 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An expedited plan could allow the new school to be open by 2016.

Fremont County School District 25 handed over a check Jan. 2 for the purchase of the ... [more]

Megaload crawls across county on slow trek to Kansas

Jan 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An oversized load inched its way through Lander and Riverton on Thursday on its way from Idaho to Kansas.
Officials said the caravan will take more than two ... [more]

Second set of Cobell payments on its way

Jan 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The second set of payments from the Cobell Settlement is due to be distributed to members of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes within a few ... [more]

Today

Jan 15, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In the Jan. 5 Ranger, the page four story "Early bird offer for Wyoming State Winter Fair entries" should have said anyone needing an ... [more]

Digest

Jan 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Beet plant shut for inspection
LOVELL -- The Western Sugar Cooperative has shut down its sugar beet processing plant in Lovell while federal and state ... [more]

Officials say statewide concussion policy apparently is working well

Jan 15, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- New protocols for dealing with concussions suffered by student-athletes in junior and senior high school sports appear to be working well, but more ... [more]

University of Wyoming launches new magazine

Jan 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming is publishing a new magazine dedicated to solving natural resource challenges in the West.
The first issue of Western ... [more]

Great year in '13 for state's investments; income soars by more than $500 million

Jan 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The State of Wyoming capitalized on last year's record-breaking year on Wall Street to bank hundreds of millions in profits on state investments.
The ... [more]

Final defendant in parking lot robbery bound over

Jan 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The third defendant arrested in connection with a mugging Nov. 10 in the Riverton Walmart's parking lot has been bound over to District Court. Curtis Oldman, ... [more]

Three file for city council vacancies; Baker among them

Jan 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton so far has received three letters of interest to fill city council vacancies in Wards 1 and 3.
As expected, one of them is from Lars ... [more]