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Nov 12, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page five story about the Central Wyoming College Foundation's 13th Annual Oktoberfest should have said the event ... [more]

Family planning office sets hours, locations

Nov 12, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Family Planning employees say the department's programs have been restructured to be more efficient and effective for the community.
In ... [more]

County might give more to Lander rebuild

Nov 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger says he wants to move $380,000 from the county's investment pool into 18 county accounts, including $140,000 for the ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Nov 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Life sentence expected Tuesday
CHEYENNE -- A Wheatland man faces life in prison when he goes before a judge for sentencing in the 2011 shooting deaths ... [more]

Teton chief retiring from highly political post

Nov 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Retiring Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott has had a parks career that saw her serve in places like San Francisco and New ... [more]

The way it was: Arts Center debut -- 1983

Nov 10, 2013 - Staff:  The first paid performance at the newly minted Robert A. Peck Arts Center (known originally as the Central Wyoming College Arts Center) 30 years ago this week ... [more]

Digest

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  RMS club sponsors pet food drive
The Riverton Middle School Builders Club is sponsoring a November community pet food drive for the PAWS animal ... [more]

Oktoberfest raises more than $40,000 for CWC Foundation

Nov 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Foundation raised almost $20,000 during the 13th Annual Oktoberfest Scholarship Fundraiser in Riverton last month.
More than ... [more]

Jalan Crossland to play show Friday at college

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Jalan Crossland Band will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Central Wyoming College's Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre.
Widely acclaimed by ... [more]

Crack sealing work around state could delay drivers

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Crack sealing and other work on more than 136 miles of central and northwest Wyoming highways is under way, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation ... [more]

Wildlife warning reflectors study moves to Fremont County

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Conservation Research Center of Teton Science Schools are continuing a three-year study this fall and winter to ... [more]

Commissioners, solid waste leaders spar on changes at trash stations

Nov 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners were critical of changes made this year to save money for the local solid waste district.
The officials heard about the new ... [more]

'Maybe we'll be here next year'

Nov 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Early winter snowstorms have been disastrous this year for ranchers in eastern Wyoming and South Dakota, but in Fremont County the wet weather is seen as a ... [more]

Parades, flags and pancakes on Vets Day slate

Nov 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Boy Scout Troop 44 decided to commemorate Veterans Day this year by retiring three American flags during a fire-lit ceremony Monday evening.
"They ... [more]

Man receives probation for drunken driving accident

Nov 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Northern Arapaho man has been sentenced to three years of probation for his involvement in a drunken driving accident on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Lander Library hosting Puccini's opera 'Tosca'

Nov 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Lander Metopera will bring Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca" to the Lander Library at 11 a.m. Saturday. The opera will be performed in the style of Franco ... [more]

Today

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Births
GIES

A daughter was born to MaKayla Strom, of Hudson, and Austin Gies, of Riverton, at 5:53 p.m. Oct. 20, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Digest

Nov 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Group recommends delisting griz
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee is recommending lifting federal protections ... [more]

Panel nixes records proposal from DOC

Nov 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A legislative committee on Thursday rejected a proposal from the Wyoming Department of Corrections to change state law to specify that it could deny ... [more]

State nearing requirement for baseline water testing before new oil-gas drilling

Nov 8, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is poised to require the companies that drill for oil and gas in the state to first test nearby water wells and ... [more]

Supporters pack room during Winter Fair meeting

Nov 8, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  After seeing a possible end to the Wyoming State Winter Fair, community members turned out Oct. 24 to show their support for the event.
During a ... [more]

Medicaid expansion for tribes and descendants possible under new bill

Nov 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The state of Wyoming so far has opted not to expand Medicaid for all residents due to concerns from Gov. Matt Mead on whether the federal government would ... [more]

Today

Nov 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DURAN

A son was born to Laura Friday and Kyle Duran, of Lander, at 6:28 p.m. Oct. 27, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 4 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Nov 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Algae blooms in river tributary
JACKSON -- A new federal study says a tributary of the Snake River that's heavily flanked by development has high ... [more]

Mead names panel to study forest health in Wyoming; report expected in one year

Nov 7, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has named a diverse panel representing the timber products industry, government and environmentalists to examine how to improve the ... [more]

Wyoming has low poverty rate under new way of measuring

Nov 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming has the third-lowest poverty rate in the nation, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau analysis differs from other ... [more]

Plans progress on new Fort Washakie school; construction still a year away

Nov 7, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The new K-12 school will cost roughly $54.3 million, with $52.7 million coming from the Wyoming School Facilities Department and $1.6 million from District ... [more]

Uden statement, sentencing resolve some old questions, but others still unanswered

Nov 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gerald Uden told a court Friday where he hid the bodies of his three first-degree murder victims 33 years ago -- ex-wife Virginia Uden and their sons, Richard ... [more]

County quits catching stray dogs

Nov 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County stopped collecting stray dogs Oct. 25 because the Fremont County Sheriff's Office says it has nowhere to impound them. The county says it will ... [more]

Council OKs $40,000 for skate park planning; fundraising to continue

Nov 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council and Mayor Ron Warpness have voted to award the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association $40,000 to help with construction costs for ... [more]