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May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wrecked bus was on cruise control
GILLETTE -- Troopers investigating an accident where a bus crashed into a car, triggering an eight-vehicle pileup ... [more]

VA reviewing state records

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Veterans Affairs officials have been reviewing records in Wyoming after a VA nurse in Cheyenne was put on leave for telling employees to falsify ... [more]

Sugar co-op cited over plant death

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has cited the Western Sugar Cooperative with 12 violations stemming from a workplace fatality that ... [more]

Feds eyeing repeal of griz protection

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The head of Montana's wildlife agency said Thursday federal officials will seek to lift federal protections from some threatened grizzly bears ... [more]

Citizens aim to raise $47,200 for renovation of library room

May 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A group of Riverton residents has launched a fundraising campaign to refurbish the community room of the Riverton Branch Library.
The upgrade would install a ... [more]

Election filing period opens; 19 residents submit interest

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nineteen Fremont County residents filed as candidates for state and local office Thursday.
The filing period opened Thursday and lasts through May 30 for ... [more]

Ethete man arrested after fight, said he saw devil

May 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police were dispatched just before 10 p.m. Saturday to reports that several men were fighting in a parking lot in the 3000 block of College Hill Drive. ... [more]

Weekend busy for local graduates

May 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Mortarboards will fly this weekend and next as schools across Fremont County have graduation ceremonies.
University of Wyoming Extension graduates were the ... [more]

Forum describes way for tribes, city to resolve boundary dispute

May 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Michigan residents visited Central Wyoming College on Tuesday to discuss a 2005 boundary dispute in the city of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., that began after a lawsuit ... [more]

Deputies to monitor abandoned dog

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  A woman called police at about noon May 9 to report someone abandoning a dog on Cooper Road near Mountain View Cemetery. Officials said the animal had ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page seven cutline for the photo "Connecting" should have said Jordan Cabada drove the ball for a single.

In ... [more]

Track regional starts Friday for Riverton Wolverines

May 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seniors Shepp Campbell and Ashtyn Leisy already have qualified for the Class 4-A state track and field meet next week in Casper.
First, the two are hungry for ... [more]

RHS boys await Friday result for regional foe

May 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys soccer team, regular season champions of the Class 4-A West conference, will play at 4 p.m. Friday against the winner of ... [more]

Paxton wins Open qualifier

May 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Easton Paxton played hooky from Riverton High School on Wednesday, but nobody minded.
Paxton fired a 6-under par 66 to win a U.S. Open local ... [more]

Today

May 15, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BARNABY

A daughter was born to Katherine M. Tillman, of Fort Washakie, and Leo E. Barnaby Jr., of Fort Washakie, at 8:14 a.m. March 3, 2014, at ... [more]

Oil company buys Lummis ranch

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A major oil development company has acquired a 5,000-acre ranch southeast of Cheyenne that until recently belonged to U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and ... [more]

Woman who lied about sick son charged

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A Casper woman who received about $7,000 in donations after claiming her son was dying of brain cancer has been charged with felony fraud.
Krishelle ... [more]

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May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Palmerlee to lead UW trustees
LARAMIE -- Buffalo attorney David Palmerlee is the new president of the University of Wyoming Board of ... [more]

Crashed plane unreachable for months

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- With avalanche dangers looming, officials said Wednesday it could be months before crews can reach a single-engine plane that crashed on a mountain in ... [more]

Three dead when bus plows into vehicles waiting for construction

May 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A bus crashed into other vehicles stopped for roadwork on a rural Wyoming highway, killing three and sending at least three others to the ... [more]

Stolen car in Riverton leads to Tuesday pursuit in Lander

May 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Officers from throughout the county were involved in an incident involving a stolen vehicle at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The call was initiated in Riverton ... [more]

Service, energy jobs emphasized in employment expo at CWC

May 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If the May 9 employment expo gave a snapshot of the labor economy in Fremont County, it showed the service industry is hiring locally, and the energy industry ... [more]

Skate park nears halfway point on fundraising; city turns down new request

May 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association were hoping to secure another donation from the City of Riverton in the next fiscal year for their ... [more]

Info session Friday for potential operators of Wind River Job Corps

May 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor hosts an informational meeting Friday as part of its search for an operator at the Wind River Job Corps Center, which is set to ... [more]

Today

May 14, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
HUNGARY

Harley Ray "Sleeping Bear" Hungary, 67, of Ethete, died Saturday, May 10, with his family by his side. A rosary and wake were Tuesday, ... [more]

Part of Louis Lake Road to open

May 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  A portion of Louis Lake Road will open Memorial Day weekend. The road will be open from the switchbacks to Worthen Meadows Campground and trailhead starting ... [more]

District 25 board hears update on therapeutic NWBOCES program

May 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northwest Board of Cooperative Education Services continues to serve Wyoming students with intensive therapeutic treatment and educational and residential ... [more]

Digest

May 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wind farm permit submitted
CHEYENNE -- The developers of what could become the largest wind energy project in the U.S. have submitted their application ... [more]

Petition on well rules nixed

May 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming regulators have rejected a landowner group's petition for stricter rules on oil and gas operations, saying they're already reviewing the regulations on ... [more]

Two brothers on crashed airplane presumed dead; retrieval may take months

May 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two elderly brothers aboard a single-engine plane found crashed on a mountain in northwest Wyoming are presumed dead, authorities said Tuesday.
The ... [more]