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False claim of assault leads to arrest of city man

Dec 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man was arrested Thursday after he called law enforcement to make a false claim about an assault.
Nathon Brewer, 39, of Riverton, reported the ... [more]

Leasing, insurance rules sour CWC's Jackson housing deal

Dec 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  College administrators say they would have to rent every bed in every room for 12 months out of the year to keep from losing money.

Administrators at ... [more]

WIHS planning vigil to mark shooting at sister high school in Colorado

Dec 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Last week's fatal school shooting in Centennial, Colo., held special significance for students and staff at Wyoming Indian High School in Ethete.
For about ... [more]

After third appeal, man serving life for murder now faces lesser charge

Dec 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gabriel Drennen was previously found guilty of murder for the shooting death of Leroy Hoster, 29, on May 2, 2010.

After his third appeal, a man who ... [more]

Today

Dec 17, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "High-value fire on Union Pass under probe; 'not suspicious,'" should have referred to the Dubois ... [more]

Windsor meat company expands product recall

Dec 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WINDSOR, Colo. -- A Windsor meat company is expanding a recall of meat and poultry that was produced in unsanitary conditions.
The U.S. Agriculture Department ... [more]

Wyoming legislator wants a new health insurance option

Dec 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A senior Wyoming state lawmaker announced Monday he will push to change state law to allow people who are losing health care coverage that doesn't ... [more]

Sage grouse critics say feds are closed-minded

Dec 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ELKO, Nev. -- An ex-state lawmaker and longtime critic of U.S. land managers says he's convinced the feds have already made up their mind to list the Greater ... [more]

State rig count off one; U.S. total up seven

Dec 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by seven this week to ... [more]

Cheney managing well with heart transplant

Dec 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Dick Cheney says the gray Stetson cowboy hat he's been wearing lately has to do with the heart transplant he got last year.
The former vice ... [more]

Florida man arrested in state for murder

Dec 16, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Florida man wanted in the deaths of his mother and brother was arrested along an interstate in southern Wyoming, authorities said Friday.
Steven ... [more]

The way it was: Fast start -- 1971

Dec 16, 2013 - Staff:  One of the better basketball teams ever fielded by Riverton High School was off to a fast start 42 years ago this month. Coach Bill Strannigan's Wolverines ... [more]

Digest

Dec 16, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Boysen master plan meeting Tuesday
Wyoming State Parks is hosting a public meeting for the Boysen State Park Master Plan from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. ... [more]

High school students compete in culinary finals

Dec 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students from Lander Valley High School and Riverton High School recently competed in the Taco John's Culinary Competition finals.
The four teens battled for ... [more]

Northern Arapaho artists put work on display

Dec 16, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The artwork includes beading, drawings, pottery, mixed media and photography.

The first Winter Art Show at the Wind River Hotel and Casino opened ... [more]

Pavillion working group meeting set

Dec 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will host a Pavillion working group meeting Tuesday in ... [more]

Musician to visit Riverton on holiday tour

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Singer Jerry Joseph said he may incorporate some songs about Wyoming into his performance Tuesday.

Singer and songwriter Jerry Joseph is headed to ... [more]

Mayor to county: Help raise beer tax

Dec 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ron Warpness proposes raising the tax from 2 cents a gallon to 28 cents, in hopes the new revenue would be spent on alcohol-related ... [more]

High-value fire on Union Pass under probe; 'not suspicious'

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A private residence on Union Pass was destroyed Thursday in a fire on Crooked Creek Road.
No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported just after 4 ... [more]

Small space, big idea

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Veterans groups join forces in one office, pledge improved service

Local veterans groups are combining their resources in an effort to better serve ... [more]

EPA says it has right to set rez border, but the intent is limited

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Some federal officials disagree with Riverton leaders who say questions about the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation need to be resolved in court. ... [more]

Today

Dec 13, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
The page one stories published Wednesday and Thursday about a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision to grant local tribes ... [more]

Digest

Dec 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Big drug bust in Cheyenne
CHEYENNE -- The Laramie County Sheriff's Department says officers have seized a total of nearly 40 pounds of methamphetamine ... [more]

Mead key in western talks about new ways to combat wildfires

Dec 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead joined governors other Western states Thursday in telling federal officials that Thursday they are prepared to take on more ... [more]

Prison term for man who beat niece with barbell

Dec 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge ordered him to serve two years in prison.

A Northern Arapaho man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for beating his niece ... [more]

Clean audit for District 25; school board names new officers, fills many positions

Dec 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 board of trustees received a passing audit report by McKee, Marburger & Fagnant P.C. for fiscal year 2012-2013.
Auditor ... [more]

County OKs next step on Riverton justice center -- with concerns

Dec 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has authorized the next phase of design for the Riverton justice center. Two on the county board wanted more information or a ... [more]

Today

Dec 12, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one cutline for the story "Prized football found in ditch near north Riverton intersection" should have ... [more]

Digest

Dec 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Laramie man acquitted of murder
LARAMIE -- A Laramie man who stabbed the husband of a friend to death has been acquitted of murder and manslaughter ... [more]

Providers say health website working well

Dec 12, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The two health insurance companies offering coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act in Wyoming say the Internet site people must use to ... [more]