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Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man struck and killed by vehicle
CODY -- A 57-year-old Cody man has died after being struck by a vehicle.
Police Chief Perry Rockvam says Thomas Kent ... [more]

Static spark blamed in fatal blast

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Investigators say an explosion at a western Wyoming natural gas storage tank that killed a man and injured three others appears to have been caused by ... [more]

Man who crashed drone into spring fined $3,000

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A judge has ordered a Dutch man to pay more than $3,000 for crashing a drone into the biggest hot spring in Yellowstone National ... [more]

Shooting suspect killed himself after chase

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A man suspected of shooting and injuring his ex-wife in Casper has died of in an apparent suicide after a pursuit with the Wyoming Highway Patrol in ... [more]

Man in One Shot competition hurt after weapon malfunction

Sep 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A hunter was injured when his gun malfunctioned during the One Shot Antelope Hunt sight-in Sept. 19, but the injury did not stop him from participating in the ... [more]

CWC policy change results in insurance cost increase

Sep 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Rates for property and liability insurance coverage at Central Wyoming College may go up this year by almost 7.5 percent because of a change in the school's ... [more]

Riverton man arrested for DUI after hitting car, getting own vehicle stuck

Sep 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dominic Hvizdak, 34, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence early Thursday after reportedly striking another vehicle then getting his own ... [more]

Gov. Mead says state has presented wolf solution

Sep 26, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday he's hopeful that a federal judge will agree a quick administrative fix is all that's necessary to return wolf ... [more]

Riverton superintendent has sharp eye on early enrollment

Sep 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The District 25 head count was down at the start of the school year, reversing a three-year trend.

Fremont County School District 25 superintendent ... [more]

Man changes plea in sex crime case; tougher charge awaits

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Larry Alcaraz was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a federal judge in August.

A Lander man who was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a federal ... [more]

Graduation rate low at District 21, but numbers not telling all, says school principal

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie High School has reported some of the lowest graduation rates in the state in recent years. Whether those numbers mean anything is a matter of ... [more]

Ex-museum chief to stand trial in November

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County public official is set to stand trial this fall for alleged malfeasance related to her office.
Former Lander Pioneer Museum director Carol ... [more]

Today

Sep 25, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Airport won't hit 10,000 boardings; nine-seat planes now on all flights" should have said in 2010, ... [more]

Winter could affect landslide

Sep 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- An engineer is warning that the effects of winter could speed up a slow-moving landslide in Jackson.
Bob Norton told the Jackson Town Council Monday ... [more]

WGFD closes part of flooded road

Sep 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has closed the Wiggins Fork dispersed campground site and a portion of the access road on the Inberg/Roy Wildlife Habitat ... [more]

Police looking for man who reportedly used meth with girl

Sep 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are looking for a 54-year-old Riverton man who reportedly smoked methamphetamine with a 16-year-old Riverton girl while staying at her house Friday ... [more]

Investigators say falling block damaged car

Sep 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police think a cinder block fell off of an apartment building overnight Friday to Saturday in the 500 block of East Main Street, damaging a vehicle that was ... [more]

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Sep 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Three dead in two wrecks
WHEATLAND -- Three people are dead following two wrecks near Wheatland.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports the first accident ... [more]

Worker hurt in natural gas tank blast dies in Salt Lake

Sep 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- One of four men injured in a blast at a western Wyoming natural gas storage tank has died, a Salt Lake City hospital official said ... [more]

Libertarian Cozzens makes no secret he's a Republican at heart

Sep 25, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  A Libertarian gubernatorial candidate says he is running, in part, to unite the Republican Party within the state.
Dee Cozzens, a self-described "restoration ... [more]

Top of the stack

Sep 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The fragrant, purple-flowered alfalfa crown is back on Fremont County's head after recently released data shows it out-produced every other Wyoming county last ... [more]

After JBC split, tribe names team to handle work

Sep 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Business Council has announced a new team that will oversee the tribe's involvement in its joint programs with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. ... [more]

Brock facing new charges; case advances to higher court

Sep 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton man arrested for the alleged abduction of a Riverton girl now faces his charges in District Court. He waived his preliminary hearing, giving up an ... [more]

District 25 set to change policy on non-district students in activities

Sep 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board took the first step Tuesday in allowing home school and private school students to participate in district activities.
The board ... [more]

Monday wreck killed woman near Worland; Riverton driver may be charged

Sep 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Controlled substance use and driver inattention are being investigated as contributing factors in a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a Worland ... [more]

Life term will be sought at trial of man in kidnapping case at bank

Sep 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A life term in prison is on the line for a Riverton man going to trial on kidnapping and domestic violence charges.
The trial for defendant Robert Troy ... [more]

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Sep 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Drone crasher banned from park
DENVER -- A German citizen who crashed a drone into a lake in Yellowstone National Park this summer has been banned from ... [more]

Canyon trails may get major upgrade

Sep 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park officials are considering a proposal to update and repair many of the overlooks and trails on the north ... [more]

Four hurt in natural gas tank blast

Sep 24, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An explosion at a natural gas storage tank injured four workers on Tuesday in western Wyoming, authorities said.
The blast occurred as a ... [more]

Wolves again relisted in state by judge

Sep 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  It marks the second time the Fish and Wildlife Service has accepted a delisting plan for Wyoming wolves only to see it dissolve under judicial ... [more]