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Acura stolen, involved in chase, then burned behind justice center

May 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A stolen vehicle was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening after a high-speed chase through Riverton.
The black 2014 Acura had been reported stolen at about ... [more]

Colorado man hired for Central Wyoming College academic vice president role

May 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has hired its new vice president for academic affairs.
Brad Tyndall accepted the position and plans to start July 13. He serves ... [more]

Ambulance Q&A draws crowds

May 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county department must bridge a $2.3 million fiscal gap to continue to provide desired services.

Dozens of people have discussed sustainability ... [more]

Meth busts cap yearlong investigation; 13 arrested

May 6, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Confidential informants and electronic surveillance were essential in the yearlong drug investigation resulting in nine arrests last week and charges against ... [more]

Man fires rifle seven times, wrecks later

May 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  A man reported to have discharged a firearm early Sunday outside of Possum Pete's in Pavillion was hospitalized later that morning due to injuries suffered in ... [more]

Cheyenne native gets close view of Nepal disaster

May 6, 2015 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  When Dr. Dietric Hennings flew into Kathmandu, Nepal, on the morning of April 25, he expected to spend the next three weeks teaching locals techniques for ... [more]

Forest chief predicts big wildfire season this year

May 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Forest Service warned Tuesday of an "above average" fire season that could cost the agency more than $1 billion and require ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers want more Capitol details
CHEYENNE -- Lawmakers say they need more detailed floor plans for the state Capitol's restoration before they can ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Richardson bounds to triple jump gold at Kelly Walsh Invitational

May 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  One day after placing ninth in the long jump at the Wyoming Track Classic, Riverton Wolverine Alec Richardson finished first in the triple jump Saturday at ... [more]

Dion's 75 leads RHS golfers in Casper

May 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School golfer Jayd Dion scored the lowest round for his team Friday at the Casper Invitational.
Dion carded a 75 to place sixth in the 18-hole ... [more]

Wind River girls and Fort Washakie boys win team titles at WRCAA meet

May 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Wind River junior high school girls easily outdistanced second-placed Shoshoni 170 to 112.5 to win the Wind River Conference Athletic ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Fight of the century?

May 6, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fell far short of living up to that title

Occupying part of the Riverton City Council's time in recent weeks has been the ... [more]

Good flight experience from Riverton airport in April

May 6, 2015 - Roni Schweb, Riverton:  Editor:
I had to fly to Michigan around the end of April, and I took a flight out of Riverton Regional Airport. I had been hearing about all the problems, but ... [more]