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Escapee 'sightings' in county don't pan out

Sep 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several residents called law enforcement over the weekend to report seeing fugitive Kenneth Ward in Fremont County, but officials said none of the sightings ... [more]

Month is rainy so far, but year still dry

Sep 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton has received twice as much precipitation this year compared to 2012, but local forecasters say the weather still hasn't been unusually wet by ... [more]

Judge: Youngest Hudson suspect OK to stand trial as adult

Sep 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A district court judge ruled that the youngest defendant in the Hudson homicides case can be tried as an adult, Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett ... [more]

Following lawsuit, BLM wants comment on wild horse policies

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A federal judge approved a consent decree, which outlines specific wild horse management analyses the BLM must perform.

RAWLINS -- The Bureau of ... [more]

Color run raises $1,055 for Travis Park

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  Forty-nine runners and walkers participated in Saturday's 5k Color Me Fun Run in Shoshoni that raised $1,055 for Travis Park ... [more]

Man hurt in four-wheeler crash

Sep 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 56-year-old Green River man is being treated for injuries suffered in a four-wheeler crash in Fremont County.
According to reports, the man had been driving ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Body found in Teton County
JACKSON -- Teton County authorities are investigating a human body found in the Bridger-Teton National ... [more]

Burroughs Fire eases; work at site illustrates variety of responses

Sep 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Burroughs Fire north of Dubois is almost one-quarter contained, and many firefighters assigned to the blaze have been sent home.
Sixty-eight personnel ... [more]

Grim scene in Colorado flood zone; little relief yet

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LYONS, Colo. -- As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave ... [more]

Project Green house, built with students crews, is ready for sale

Sep 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Project Green duplex -- built almost completely by using energy-efficient construction methods and "green" products -- is now open for bid.
Green ... [more]

The way it was: One Shot hunters -- 1973

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  The Lander One Shot Antelope attracted its typically impressive guest list in 1973, including a high-powered trio from Connecticut.
At left was Robert C. ... [more]

State wants online travel giants to pay more sales tax

Sep 15, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  The Wyoming Attorney General's office is asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that would force online travel companies to pay more in ... [more]

Marathon theater event in third year

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  Original theater scripts will once again be rehearsed and staged in a marathon-style event Saturday at Central Wyoming College.
For a third year, CWC will ... [more]

U.S. Forest Service gives update on road, trail and area closures

Sep 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest has implemented a temporary area closure on the eastern side of Atlantic Lake along Trail 723. This closure is within the Popo ... [more]

Redesigned UW football field ranked among top 10 in nation

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The new design of Jonah Field at the University of Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium is getting good reviews.
The national football website ... [more]

National Theater Live presents 'Othello'

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  National Theatre Live presents a major new production of William Shakespeare's "Othello" at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at Lander Library, 451 N. Second St., Lander.
The ... [more]

Colorado floods close I-25 in Wyo.

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Travel is restricted south of Cheyenne and Laramie because of flooding in Colorado.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has closed ... [more]

Colorado recall likely to stifle gun effort in Congress

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will make it ... [more]

Today

Sep 13, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page five story "After merger, Strathmore lays off half of employes" misconstrued the nature of the layoffs. ... [more]

Mead says he'll probably back UW pay raise request

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Gov. Matt Mead said he likely will support the University of Wyoming's $13.3 million request to increase salaries for faculty and staff.
But Mead ... [more]

UW marks opening of energy research center

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming officially marked the opening of its $25 million advanced energy research center.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place ... [more]

67 WyoLink sites now in service

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- Wyoming's statewide digital radio system for local, state and federal health and safety agencies continues to expand.
Bob Symons of the state ... [more]

Escaped inmate may have been seen near city

Sep 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The sighting is unconfirmed for now, as the fugitive was not identified from surveillance footage at the Wind River Hotel and Casino.

A prisoner who ... [more]

Commissioners plan retreat to mull over health care concerns

Sep 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rising health care costs took a big bite out of Fremont County's general fund in the last budget cycle, and the figure has climbed year after year. ... [more]

Search and rescue volunteer recovering from injury during successful mountain mission

Sep 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  A volunteer from Dubois Search and Rescue broke a bone last weekend while looking for a subject in the Wind River Mountains, according to reports.
Officials ... [more]

Justice center prep continues; latest plan expected in October

Sep 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Architects are to have detailed plans for a new Riverton justice center finished in October.
Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker announced the ... [more]

Flash flood watch posted in state

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A flash flood watch has been posted for the Laramie area in southeast Wyoming.
Persistent rain this week has caused minor flooding and temporary ... [more]

Digest

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Body of Worland man found in canal
WORLAND -- The body of a 91-year-old man who had been missing for several days has been found in Worland.
Police ... [more]

Today

Sep 12, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
LEPP

Joseph Daniel Lepp, 87, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, at home. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Davis ... [more]

After merger, Energy Fuels lays off Riverton employees

Sep 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Energy Fuels and Strathmore Minerals completed their merger Aug. 30. The consolidation resulted in eliminating about half of Strathmore's former staff in ... [more]