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First fuel-tax-funded job is in Fremont County

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Two other Fremont County road projects also were awarded this month at the Wyoming Transportation Commission meeting.

The first project to be funded ... [more]

Coroner now says earlier wreck was a factor in death

Jul 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  But he said the cause of Audrey Arguello's death was a subdural hematoma as the result of an accidental fall July 7, however.

Coroner Ed McAuslan ... [more]

Creative troopers nab man who stole and wrecked truck

Jul 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers used some creative sleuthing to connect a Rawlins man to a pickup truck stolen and wrecked in Fremont County.
Riverton Circuit ... [more]

Strathmore u-mine moves ahead; public comment, meetings

Jul 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  A Gas Hills uranium mine has reached the next step in its permitting process with the opening of a public comment period.
Interested parties will have until ... [more]

Man missing for more than a week found OK, Montana

Jul 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has located 75-year-old Roger Pierce of rural Riverton after a search of more than a week.
"Mr. Pierce was located late ... [more]

Today

Jul 19, 2013 - Staff:  Correction
Thursday's page-5 story "CWC, WPBS partner on history project" should have said WPBS hopes to use $110,000 from the state to produce five ... [more]

Visitor finds Balloon Block, wins $500 and Saturday balloon

Jul 19, 2013 - Staff:  Randall Hatcher is glad he came from Vancouver, Wash., to visit his brother this week.
Hatcher found the Riverton Rendezvous Balloon Block Thursday afternoon, ... [more]

Festival of the Mountain Man, fireworks among festivities

Jul 19, 2013 - Staff:  The Wind River Heritage Center presents its second annual Festival of the Mountain Man from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Center museum, 1075 S. ... [more]

'Major cuts' to Riverton school budget; salaries frozen

Jul 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board held its annual budget and mill-levy hearings and proceeded to adopt a $36.3 million budget at its meeting Wednesday night in ... [more]

Cloud seeding test coming to and end this year in Winds

Jul 19, 2013 - By Bob Moen, Associated Press:  Preparations are being made for a final winter of seeding clouds over the Wind River Mountains and other mountain ranges as part of the state's unique research ... [more]

Today

Jul 18, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the bottom photo in the "Fly guys" photo package should have said the middle man's name is Travis Myers.
In ... [more]

Digest

Jul 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Baseline frack testing discussed
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has started the formal rulemaking process to establish baseline water ... [more]

Wildfire likely caused by a lightning strike

Jul 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The U.S. Forest Service has determined that lightning did cause a 211-acre wildfire that burned in a remote area southeast of Casper.
The fire was reported on ... [more]

Mead: EPA haze plan has no health benefit

Jul 18, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead sharply criticized a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce regional haze, saying it did more to kill the coal ... [more]

Death at shelter under investigation

Jul 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating the death of transient James Casteel, 59, whose body was found Sunday morning at the Fremont County Good Samaritan Center in ... [more]

Road stunt leads to car wreck at intersection

Jul 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton men were cited Wednesday after being involved in a one-vehicle rollover north of Riverton.
Reports state Shane Cook and Justin Hieb, both 18, of ... [more]

More monitoring planned for school District 38

Jul 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Legislative committees met this week in Riverton to evaluate the quality of educational opportunities on the reservation.

The Joint Education ... [more]

Weed and Pest finds West Nile in county

Jul 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Weed and Pest has found mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus on Snavely Lane between Hudson and Lander.
Weed and Pest assistant supervisor Nancy ... [more]

Busy Rendezvous lineup coming up

Jul 18, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Highlights include the Friday Night Cruise, balloon rally, fireworks and car show, with several other events scheduled.

Riverton Rendezvous occludes ... [more]

Today

Jul 17, 2013 - Staff:  Births
RICHARDSON

A son was born to Jacquelynn and Dorol Richardson, of Riverton, at 5:33 p.m. April 2, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

JAC drafts ideas for legislative session

Jul 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Interim Committee drafted ideas June 27-28 at Riverton City Hall in preparation for the next legislative session. ... [more]

County asks rec board to get 'creative' in funding campground construction

Jul 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plan to build a campground at Green Mountain received a lukewarm reaction from the Fremont County commissioners during a June 18 meeting.
"I support doing ... [more]

Iden Riter calls painting her zen

Jul 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton grad has four pieces on display at Natural Health Solutions.

Lilly Iden Riter, who learned to paint at Riverton High School and Central ... [more]

Digest

Jul 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hill's touches basis of claims
CHEYENNE -- Newly released records on Wyoming Schools Superintendent Cindy Hill include sexual harassment claims ... [more]

Hathaway Scholarship gives students more incentive, says university official

Jul 17, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Statistics show that the Hathaway Scholarship program is giving Wyoming junior high and high school students incentive to perform better in the classroom, a ... [more]

GOP to back Enzi over Liz Cheney in 2014 Senate primary

Jul 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee says the organization will back Sen. Mike Enzi over challenger Liz Cheney in the ... [more]

Klaproth named Wyoming's new poet laureate

Jul 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has named Shoshoni rancher Echo Roy Klaproth as the state's new poet laureate.
Mead recently signed an executive order appointing ... [more]

Man arrested in June stabbing death of man on Wind River reservation

Jul 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dean Moss faces charges of second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Federal agents have arrested an Arapahoe man in the June 9 stabbing ... [more]

Rebuilt Cloud Kisser part of 25-balloon field for the weekend Rendezvous rally

Jul 17, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  A like-new Cloud Kisser II is unveiled at this weekend's Riverton Rendezvous hot-air balloon rally. Planners hope for more cooperative weather this year; ... [more]

Liz Cheney to run against Enzi

Jul 17, 2013 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney will challenge Wyoming's three-term U.S. Senator in the Republican primary next year.

Liz Cheney ... [more]