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Apr 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Famed bear makes spring debut
JACKSON -- A grizzly bear famous for raising her cubs near roadside areas in Grand Teton National Park has made her first ... [more]

Plant blast interrupting gas supplies

Apr 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major ... [more]

State backs off TePee Pools deadline in Thermop; six months of talks planned

Apr 25, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The head of Wyoming state parks said Thursday he would negotiate for six more months with a longtime pool concessionaire at Hot Springs State Park.
Milward ... [more]

Wagon sworn in to fill vacancy on Shoshone Business Council

Apr 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Clinton D. Wagon became the newest member of the Eastern Shoshone Business Council after a special election concluded April 16. Wagon fills the seat formerly ... [more]

Retrofit gives RVFD two fire trucks for the price of one

Apr 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department saved hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars this year by refurbishing two of its old tanker trucks.
The original ... [more]

CWC to keep pushing for state funds to build Jackson facility

Apr 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Teton County residents would be responsible to supply local matching funding for the project.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees is going ... [more]

Dog park proposed at abandoned Tonkin Stadium site in city

Apr 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Parks and Trails Master Plan Committee made a pitch Tuesday to the Fremont County School District 25 school board for the creation of a dog park at ... [more]

Today

Apr 24, 2014 - Staff:  Clarifications
In the April 18 issue of The Ranger, the page one story "Former museum director arrested on larceny charge" should have said the ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Residents of Opal allowed to return
OPAL -- Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing ... [more]

Easter fire at motel requires evac; no injuries or big damage

Apr 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Guests at the Tomahawk Motor Lodge in Riverton had to evacuate their rooms on Easter Sunday after a fire began in the motel's basement laundry room.
No one ... [more]

Second suspect in thefts from museum reports to authorities

Apr 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Nine days after prosecutors filed charges against him, Joseph E. Spriggs turned himself in Wednesday afternoon to the Fremont County Sheriff's office in ... [more]

Big settlement checks arrive for Arapahos; Shoshones to get theirs in a few more days

Apr 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Oil and gas settlement checks for Northern Arapaho tribal members began arriving in Fremont County this week. One immediate effect was an uptick in trade at ... [more]

Flu season 'active' this year, with at least two deaths confirmed

Apr 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Fremont County residents have died as a result of influenza this year, according to Coroner Ed McAuslan.
A third death may be attributed to flu as well, ... [more]

UW booklet highlights native plants

Apr 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Regionally native plants that mix attitude and altitude with beauty are showcased in a new publication from the University of Wyoming.
These plants will ... [more]

Better programming among goals of new museums director

Apr 23, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The new countywide museums director hopes the residents of Fremont County realize how unique the museums system is while looking forward to a "better" future ... [more]

Today

Apr 23, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WIMBER

A son was born to Angela and Eric Wimber, of Riverton, at 8:10 a.m. March 14, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

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Apr 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teapot Dome oil reserve for sale
DENVER -- Teapot Dome, the Wyoming federal oil reserve that was at the root of a 1920s political scandal, is up for ... [more]

Legal battle on horses continues

Apr 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wild horse advocacy groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling that denied their challenge to the government's management of the Pryor ... [more]

Governor will hear Thermop pool's position

Apr 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead plans to hear from Thermopolis residents Saturday regarding their concerns about operations at Hot Springs State Park following his ... [more]

County votes to begin bidding process for Riverton justice center construction

Apr 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Construction on the Riverton justice center could begin this summer after Fremont County Commissioners approved going to bid on the project April 28. The ... [more]

WyoLotto aims to go live in August

Apr 23, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  A workshop for businesses interested in selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets will be Thursday in Riverton.

Wyoming Lottery Corporation chief ... [more]

Democrat enters race in HD33

Apr 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Democrat has announced her candidacy for the state representative seat in House District 33.
Andrea "Andi" A. Clifford, a Northern Arapaho tribal member and ... [more]

Solid waste board cuts hours at three county facilities

Apr 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board has approved a raft of changes designed to cut costs, including reducing hours at the Riverton, Lander ... [more]

Prosecutor not running again

Apr 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Longtime Albany County Attorney Richard C. Bohling says he won't seek re-election.
Bohling made the announcement Saturday.
The Republican ... [more]

Today

Apr 22, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the cutline for the page one photo "Egg count" should have said Nevaeh White sampled the treats she acquired during the ... [more]

Scholarships available to Wyoming students

Apr 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Students from Wyoming may apply for fall semester scholarships from the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation. The deadline is May 1.
The foundation says it is ... [more]

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Apr 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Landslide plan changes
JACKSON -- Officials in Jackson are hoping a mound of dirt and rock will stop a slow-moving landslide from destroying a two-story ... [more]

Snow keeping some BT forest areas closed longer than anticipated

Apr 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The plentiful snow that fell in northwestern Wyoming this winter could keep some popular areas of the Bridger-Teton National Forest closed longer ... [more]

Hill back in the saddle at WDE; Crandall stays on during the transition

Apr 22, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill returned to the Department of Education on Monday. Her return ends nearly 15 months of exile ... [more]

Tribal check distribution has law departments on high alert

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Law enforcement officials throughout Fremont County have been preparing for a potential increase in criminal activity due to the distribution of oil and gas ... [more]