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Fairfield Fire site being seeded

Oct 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The fire consumed more than 1,300 acres last summer in the Sinks Canyon area.

A helicopter scattered grass seed Wednesday on 300 acres of the ... [more]

Wyoming revenue far better than predicted

Oct 25, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Receipts could total $300 million more than the state projected while preparing the new biennial budget.

Gov. Matt Mead plans to ask lawmakers to ... [more]

Bike path murder suspects both say 'not guilty' in court

Oct 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two teenaged boys pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder charges from an attack Sept. 3 on a Riverton recreation path.
A judge joined ... [more]

Uden agrees to plead guilty to 1980 murders

Oct 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gerald Uden intends to plead guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in exchange for prosecutors not seeking the death penalty, according to a plea ... [more]

Today

Oct 24, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page six photo with the story "Rustlers stun Casper College in 5-set v-ball thriller" should have said Megan ... [more]

Digest

Oct 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Candidates named for court seat
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission has named three Cheyenne attorneys as candidates to fill an ... [more]

ICBM officers left blast doors open; serious system breach

Oct 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door ... [more]

State not rushing to replace PAWS

Oct 24, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming K-12 students might not see major changes in annual statewide assessments in the next couple of years, as lawmakers cautiously try to find a ... [more]

City forming parks and trails panel; applications due Oct. 31

Oct 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The committee will help create a master plan for Riverton's parks and trails system.

City of Riverton staff say they're looking for "enthusiastic ... [more]

Stabbing suspect gets term in boot camp

Oct 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If he fails there, Patrick Duran will be sentenced to the state penitentiary for his attack in May on Stefan Bigmedicine.

The judge in a stabbing ... [more]

CWC only college to gain students in 2012-13 term

Oct 24, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Riverton-based Central Wyoming College was the only community college in the state that didn't experience decreased enrollment last year.
CWC gained 19 ... [more]

Reser's recalling products due to possible Listeria contamination

Oct 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  The refrigerated ready-to-eat products have been distributed in Wyoming.

Reser's Fine Foods Inc. is recalling roughly 109,000 cases of refrigerated ... [more]

Videoconference at CWC details health career opportunities

Oct 23, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming plans an informational session for Wyoming high school, community college and UW Outreach School students who are interested in ... [more]

Forest Service wants input on summer activity at ski areas

Oct 23, 2013 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on proposed criteria to evaluate activities and facilities allowed at ski areas on Forest Service lands under ... [more]

Today

Oct 23, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
OCT. 25
Wyoming Stories Recordings
is at the Intertribal Education and Community Center at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave., ... [more]

Digest

Oct 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fall moisture eases drought statewide
CHEYENNE -- Ample precipitation has pulled most of Wyoming out of a drought.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's ... [more]

Park stresses flexibility in new winter plan

Oct 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Starting in 2015, snowmobiles must have the best available pollution-control equipment to be allowed inside Yellowstone.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- ... [more]

Stung by budget cuts, Game and Fish welcomes plan to increase license fees

Oct 23, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  A proposal to hike Wyoming's hunting and fishing fees has cleared its first hurdle.
Lawmakers voted Tuesday to support legislation that would raise nearly all ... [more]

Community celebrates completion of 17 Mile Road reconstruction

Oct 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Community members celebrated a completed safer highway Tuesday with the ribbon-cutting ceremony on 17 Mile Road. The completion of the project also celebrated ... [more]

College drew 181,000 for more than 4,400 events in fiscal year

Oct 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College hosted more than 4,450 events during this fiscal year, drawing more than 181,000 people to its campuses throughout the state.
The ... [more]

State OKs money to buy land for elementary school

Oct 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has received much-wanted news from the Wyoming Schools Facilities Commission. The state agency has approved $408,200 for the ... [more]

State OKs funding for new elementary school property

Oct 22, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County School District 25 administrators have announced that the district will receive roughly $408,000 to purchase property for a new elementary ... [more]

Today

Oct 22, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CARLSON

Francis "Bill" Carlson, 79, died Monday, Oct. 21, at his son's home near Riverton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, ... [more]

Park winter plan takes a new approach

Oct 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The National Park Service has released a new policy that will regulate winter access to Yellowstone National Park by people riding ... [more]

Digest

Oct 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bills would up G&F funds
A legislative committee is considering bills to provide additional revenue sources for the Wyoming Game and Fish ... [more]

Deaths of five wolves worry monitors

Oct 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wolf-watchers say they're concerned that hunters participating in Wyoming's second annual wolf hunt may have killed five members of the Lamar Canyon ... [more]

'Obamacare' website problems evident in state

Oct 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming is among 36 states that opted to have the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services run its exchange.

Only a handful of Wyoming residents ... [more]

Teen injured in ATV crash

Oct 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said the boy was riding on the front rack when the vehicle crashed into a trailer.

A 14-year-old boy was sitting on the front rack of an ... [more]

College health insurance rate to increase 5 percent

Oct 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employee health insurance rates at Central Wyoming College will go up almost 5 percent in January, school administrators said.
Premiums for 2014 will be ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Small quakes rattle states
POCATELLO, Idaho -- Police agencies in western Wyoming and eastern Idaho say two small earthquakes occurring near each other ... [more]