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Skate park groundbreaking set Saturday at City Park

Jun 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Entertainment and family fun activities begin at 9 a.m., with the ceremony scheduled for 4 p.m.

The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association hosts a ... [more]

Flood watch still on; next crest likely by Friday

Jun 11, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Wednesday's thunderstorms and overnight rain didn't lessen flood worries along the Wind River in central Fremont County.
The National Weather Service says a ... [more]

Decision due by Monday on charges in crosswalk death

Jun 11, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun says he will decide by Monday how to proceed in the death of Sophia Archer, 7, of Riverton.
The girl died May 22 after ... [more]

Hospital can join EPA lawsuit on rez border

Jun 11, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  SageWest Health Care at Riverton, formerly Riverton Memorial Hospital, may argue that a federal agency's determination that Riverton and surrounding areas ... [more]

First case in April meth bust heads to district court; bond amount cut

Jun 11, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first case from a large-scale methamphetamine bust in April is proceeding to district court.
Dakota Coffee, 23, of Lander, pleaded not guilty June 2 to ... [more]

Today

Jun 11, 2015 - Staff:  Births
POWELL

A son was born to Brandy Powell of Dubois and Briton Powell of Dubois at 10:02 a.m. May 19 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby ... [more]

Fast and Furriest 5k/1k helps benefit Critical Care Companion Animal Fund

Jun 11, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The money provides financial assistance to families that cannot afford veterinary care in emergency situations.

The fourth annual Fast and Furriest ... [more]

Digest

Jun 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  More flooding from new storms
CHEYENNE -- A new round of heavy rain is causing minor flooding in areas of northern and central Wyoming.
One to 2 inches ... [more]

Search continuing for man missing in reservoir

Jun 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities are using a boat equipped with sonar to assist in the search for an 80-year-old Montana man who is missing and presumed drowned in the ... [more]

Coal exports focal point at energy meeting

Jun 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The prospect that Wyoming's lagging coal industry could get a boost from overseas exports will get a closer look from industry insiders during the ... [more]

Today

Jun 10, 2015 - Staff:  Births
OLSON

A daughter was born to Brandice Olson of Riverton and Jesse Olson of Riverton at 7:56 a.m. April 23 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Many tractors and engines to be on display at annual show in Shoshoni

Jun 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Don Layton Memorial Antique Tractor and Engine Show is Saturday and Sunday in Shoshoni.
The event is sponsored by the Wind River Flywheelers and is named ... [more]

Packhorse race set for this weekend in Dubois

Jun 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Don Scheer Memorial Packhorse Race will be Saturday and Sunday at Dubois Town Park.
The open race will start at 10 a.m. when the team will break down its ... [more]

2015 Lander Brewfest to include games, music and more than 70 beers

Jun 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Early-bird tickets are on sale for the 2015 Fremont Toyota Lander Brewfest, an event projected to bring more than 2,000 people to enjoy craft beer from around ... [more]

Digest

Jun 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  One Lusk route reopens
The Wyoming Department of Transportation says U.S. Highway 18-20 is now open in eastern Wyoming.
Crews repaired a culvert that ... [more]

Man presumed drowned in lake

Jun 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- An 80-year-old Montana man is missing and presumed drowned in the Buffalo Bill Reservoir.
The Park County sheriff's office says Merle Henry Daly of ... [more]

Accident-plagued refinery sues, alleging faulty valve

Jun 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawsuit filed by the owner of a Wyoming refinery alleges six companies played roles in the installation of a valve that failed, causing a fire and ... [more]

Three more street jobs set with 1 percent tax money

Jun 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Total cost for the three projects is estimated at roughly $1 million.

The first of three new neighborhood concrete improvement projects proposed by ... [more]

County library system meets strategic goals, director says

Jun 10, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library System is having success meeting goals laid out in its strategic plan.
During the county library board meeting in May, former ... [more]

EMS budget request $1.2M above current spending level

Jun 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Emergency Medical Services is proposing a budget for the upcoming fiscal year $1.2 million higher than its current one.
In the absence of a ... [more]

Three firms propose taking over county ambulance duties

Jun 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three private groups formally have proposed taking over Fremont County's Emergency Medical Services.
Fremont County commissioners opened the sealed bid ... [more]

Digest

Jun 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Three rescued in North Platte
SARATOGA -- Three Colorado men have been rescued after their boat capsized in the North Platte River.
Dustin Boyd, 34, ... [more]

Wind River likely to top flood stage overnight in Riverton

Jun 9, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wind River at Riverton is expected to rise above flood stage overnight Tuesday, and it could reach as high as 10 feet by the end of the week.
The ... [more]

Prescription drug use second only to alcohol as unnatural death cause

Jun 9, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials have identified a problem with pharmaceutical drugs in Fremont County, as evidenced by the number of people dying from prescription overdoses. ... [more]

Today

Jun 9, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Brock changes plea in abduction; he still can be sentenced to maximum" should have said David ... [more]

Tribes objecting to hospital request to join state's side in EPA border adjudication

Jun 9, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes are opposed to a request by Riverton Memorial Hospital to file a friend-of-the-court brief in the dispute ... [more]

Project specs changed, bid awarded

Jun 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The move will allow the drainage work to be done sooner, addressing problems at a mobile home park.

All bids the City of Riverton received for the ... [more]

Woman bound over in decapitation case

Jun 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A judge has found probable cause to try a woman on charges that she helped plan the death of her boyfriend, whose headless body was found in a rural ... [more]

State engineer won't OK Flaming Gorge pipe plan

Jun 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An entrepreneur's dream to tap Wyoming's Flaming Gorge Reservoir to help feed Colorado's booming Front Range water needs has hit another ... [more]

Another portion of Louis Lake Road opens; trail maintenance planned in area

Jun 9, 2015 - Staff:  A second segment of Louis Lake Road has opened.
Louis Lake Road, also known as the Loop Road, is open from Sinks Canyon to Worthen Meadows Campground as well ... [more]