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Psyche evaluation ordered for woman charged with killing newborn

Apr 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A psychiatric evaluation is being sought in the case of an Eastern Shoshone woman charged with killing her newborn son in March.
Court documents indicate her ... [more]

Former museum director arrested on larceny charge

Apr 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two years after being run out of her job as Pioneer Museum director, Carol J. Thiesse was arrested Wednesday on charges she stole interpretative materials ... [more]

City council OKs plan making rec spending fairer to state students

Apr 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton city council has approved a resolution supporting a move to make recreation spending more equitable for Wyoming students.
State law allows local ... [more]

Digest

Apr 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Student ate more pot than advised
DENVER -- A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie ... [more]

Judge says ACLU may file brief in Catholic birth-control lawsuit

Apr 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to file a brief in a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming.
The ... [more]

Jackson landslide now moving more quickly

Apr 18, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson has suddenly sped up, buckling a road and a Walgreens parking lot and threatening to destroy ... [more]

Today

Apr 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SMITH

A daughter was born Jessica and Paul Smith, of Riverton, at 11:24 p.m. March 4, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

CWC finalist a college president; Valdez says he wants to move west

Apr 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The third presidential candidate to speak during a public forum Tuesday at Central Wyoming College already has experience in the top administrative ... [more]

Heritage center hosting spring open house Saturday

Apr 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents and visitors are invited to the Wind River Heritage Center spring open house this weekend for a cookout and birthday party for the late Jake ... [more]

Today

Apr 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
QUIVER

A son was born to Lorencia and Reno Quiver, of Fort Washakie, at 11:40 a.m. March 6, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Engineers build wall to stop landslide
JACKSON -- Workers in Jackson are building a massive wall officials hope will temporarily stop a landslide that ... [more]

Experts refute claims about Earhart plane

Apr 17, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing ... [more]

Human activity may have caused three recent fires

Apr 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department responded to three weekend fires that may have been started by humans.
No one was injured in any of the incidents.
The ... [more]

Not just 'sows, cows, plows'

Apr 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It's centennial year for 4-H in county

After 100 years in Fremont County, 4-H has made many changes to stay relevant and expand from its rural base ... [more]

Wood, only internal candidate for CWC presidency, says he is ready to move up

Apr 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the three candidates for president at Central Wyoming College already was familiar with the audience that assembled Tuesday for a public forum to learn ... [more]

Big settlement checks due for Arapahos next week; Shoshone process delayed

Apr 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Business Council has released a public notice stating that long-awaited mineral settlement checks will be mailed to enrolled tribal ... [more]

Organized run to Moccasin Lake challenges 'body and soul'

Apr 16, 2014 - Staff:  Eighteen miles. For most people, running that distance alone would be daunting. But when the route involves climbing to the top of a mountain, it can become ... [more]

Today

Apr 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MOORE
A daughter was born to Alysen Prockish and Jessie Moore, of Shoshoni, at 6:00 p.m. March 12, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 ... [more]

Museums board donates electricity to Wyoming PBS

Apr 16, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees has agreed to let Wyoming PBS use electricity at the Dubois Museum.
During the board's meeting March 13, the ... [more]

Man pleads no contest to assault for pointing gun at wife

Apr 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander-area man pleaded no contest March 20 in Lander District Court to aggravated assault for pointing a gun at his wife Oct. 25. The defendant, Harold Dean ... [more]

Plea agreement reduces charges for Lander man

Apr 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man has pleaded guilty to one count of taking immodest, indecent or immoral liberties related to allegations dating from 1999.
The plea was in line ... [more]

Digest

Apr 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Strangling suspect to get mental tests
GERING, Neb. -- A mental health evaluation has been scheduled for a 15-year-old Wyoming boy charged with killing ... [more]

Road grading may have caused Wyoming hill slide

Apr 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A consultant says road grading projects may have contributed to a slow-moving landslide that has displaced nearly 60 residents and damaged homes and ... [more]

Former State Rep. McOmie running for Lander mayor; held job 1975-87

Apr 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Former Lander mayor and State Rep. Del McOmie is running for mayor again, 27 years after he last held the job.
McOmie announced Wednesday that he will run to ... [more]

Second egg found; prize money to be donated to rec path project

Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The second egg in The Ranger's annual Easter Egg Hunt has been found, but the winner has something different in mind for his prize.
The egg was found Tuesday ... [more]

Man with gun rammed RPD squad car

Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Pavillion man was arrested on multiple charges early Saturday after a reported attempt to run over a police vehicle with his truck.
Justin Whitt, 24, of ... [more]

CWC finalist calls college a good fit

Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three men vying to become the next president at Central Wyoming College are in Riverton this week for interviews with school staff, members of the public and ... [more]

Woman charged with first-degree murder for death of newborn

Apr 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal prosecutors charged an Eastern Shoshone woman with first-degree murder on Tuesday in the death of a newborn boy three weeks ago.
An affidavit in the ... [more]

Today

Apr 15, 2014 - Staff:  Births
McFARLAND

A son was born to Alyssa and Scott McFarland, of Riverton, at 7:57 a.m. Feb. 26, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Alzheimer's Association offering grant to caregivers

Apr 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Alzheimer's Association's Respite Care Assistance Program is offering relief to caregivers.
The purpose of the program is to give family caregivers time ... [more]

Dietitian says new health routines require planning

Apr 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  When it comes to finding the perfect diet to help shed winter weight, dietitian Susan Kreager said the best way to begin is to start planning ahead.
Kreager ... [more]

Smart phone app providing unique services to expectant mothers

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  WYhealth Due Date Plus helps women follow through on prenatal care with the goal of preventing premature births.

A new smart phone app from the ... [more]

Digest

Apr 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  House Speaker Lubnau to retire
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau is retiring from the Legislature.
The Gillette Republican was elected ... [more]

Money approved to stabilize hillside

Apr 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The Jackson Town Council has authorized up to $700,000 to build a massive buttress that could temporarily slow the landslide at East Gros Ventre ... [more]

At least 47 cars involved in huge pileup on I-80; lane shut 18 hours

Apr 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ELK MOUNTAIN -- Wyoming Highway Patrol officials say they're still counting up the dozens of cars and trucks involved in an Interstate 80 pileup that injured at ... [more]

County clerk's office to take over some duties for museums

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese has outlined a plan to have her office take over the former duties of the Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees ... [more]

First Easter egg found Tuesday on Webbwood

Apr 15, 2014 - Staff:  Carl King of Riverton is $200 richer Tuesday after finding the first of the two Ranger Easter eggs.
King found the egg along Webbwood Road near the new ... [more]

ACLU wants to enter case on birth control benefits at Wyoming Catholic College

Apr 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to enter a pending federal lawsuit to argue against Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming that are trying to ... [more]

No plea deal in robbery outside store; trial set

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One defendant in the case of a November mugging at Walmart is headed to trial on May 12.
Deputy Fremont County attorney Dan Stebner and public defender Terry ... [more]

City hears complaints, suggestions about farmers market spot

Apr 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council met with downtown business owners and street vendors to discuss options for a new farmers market location in Riverton.
There was a ... [more]