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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]

Digest

Sep 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Whooping cough reports increasing
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Health Department is reporting a sharp increase in whooping cough cases.
State health ... [more]

Two killed in plane crash near Jackson airport

Sep 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A plane crash in Wyoming on Wednesday killed two people about half a mile from the only commercial airport located inside a national park.
The two ... [more]

Wet weather could challenge rain records for the date

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Thursday shaped up as one of the wettest in local history for the date, with steady rainfall dousing Fremont County for much of the day following a damp ... [more]

Officials lift Hardluck Fire area closure

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Following the successful completion of work to clear hazardous fire-killed trees along trails and no additional activity on the fire over the past week, the ... [more]

Legalized pot in Colorado troubles Mead

Sep 12, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The governor is concerned about smuggling and increased consumption in Wyoming.

DENVER -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead's says he's concerned about increased ... [more]

County OKs one-director option for museum system

Sep 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The hiring process for the new position can proceed immediately.

The Fremont County Museums Board has approval to begin hiring a central director for ... [more]

Teens bound over in bike path death

Sep 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Insults to the assailants' families were the motivation for the Sept. 3 beating death and assault on the Rails to Trails path, authorities believe.
Charges ... [more]

Neither library hopeful hired; board to begin search again

Sep 12, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Board of Trustees has issued a one-sentence press release regarding its decision to continue the search for a new director.
The ... [more]

Parade participants commemorate 9/11

Sep 11, 2013 - Staff:  Jerry Warren drove his service truck during the annual 9/11 Fremont County Oilfield Parade down Riverton's Main Street on ... [more]

Commission votes against funds for Lander center

Sep 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county's tight budget led commissioners on Aug. 13 to decide against contributing any funds to rebuild the Lander Community Center.
A county committee ... [more]

Today

Sep 11, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SPEER

A daughter was born to Tyler Warren and Joseph Speer, of Riverton, at 4:17 p.m. Aug. 27, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Officials name girl shot in park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park officials have identified a 3-year-old girl who died from a ... [more]

Low rankings don't faze UW leaders

Sep 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming received low scores in a new set of national rankings by US News and World Report.
UW was ranked 161st out of 201 ... [more]

Bird advocates alarmed by eagle deaths in wind energy

Sep 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  One facility in Wyoming was responsible for a dozen golden eagle deaths, the most in the nation.

WASHINGTON -- Led by Wyoming and California, wind ... [more]

Park revitalization effort renewed; committee expected to be formed

Sep 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A movement to revitalize Riverton's City Park is showing progress after a period of inactivity over the summer.
The group Revitalize Riverton, formed at the ... [more]

Police need to 'catch a break' on July 26 crimes

Sep 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Armed invaders shot holes in a trailer house, and a bar in Riverton was robbed at gunpoint a short time later.

Local police are looking for more ... [more]

Griffin monument unveiled in Riverton

Sep 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Griffin monument unveiled in Riverton

Veterans, active service members, school children, government officials and residents gathered under a somber ... [more]

District 25 leans toward south site for new school

Sep 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is making progress in securing real estate for a new elementary school and has started brainstorming future uses for the old ... [more]