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Man sentenced for swiping $1.9 million in gold from his parents

Dec 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A man has been sentenced to seven years and two months in prison for stealing $1.9 million worth of gold and from his parents' home north of Riverton between ... [more]

Odd, frosty weather to continue

Dec 18, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  If you've ever imagined living in a cloud, you don't have to dream anymore. It's happening now.
A recent atmospheric inversion brought thick fog, hoarfrost ... [more]

Stretcher plan approved, but attorney will review

Dec 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  New stretchers likely are on the way soon for local ambulances after Fremont County Commissioners approved leasing the equipment on Tuesday.
They included a ... [more]

Mead budget supplement does not add money for CWC project

Dec 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer with staff reports:  The supplemental budget recommendation Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead released this week does not include additional funding for the planned student success center at ... [more]

Eaton attorneys fight new hearing on death sentence

Dec 18, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Lawyers for the former Riverton man whose death sentence recently was overturned want a judge to block Wyoming prosecutors from holding a new hearing on ... [more]

Enzi next chairman of Budget Committee

Dec 18, 2014 - By Alan Fram, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Alabama lawmaker who has been the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee for the past four years ended his effort Wednesday to become ... [more]

Digest

Dec 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Second murder suspect in court
CHEYENNE -- The second of two men charged with first-degree murder in the death of another man in Cheyenne remains in ... [more]

Shoshoni library showcasing world Christmas traditions

Dec 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shoshoni Public Library employees invite the community to join them in celebrating their "A Taste of Christmas Around the World" week.
Presentations will ... [more]

Ranger Sports

RHS swimmers host big field as home season begins

Dec 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Separate meets are planned Friday and Saturday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.

Swim teams from across Wyoming will join the Riverton Wolverines as ... [more]

Five county wrestlers champs to start mat season in Powell

Dec 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County wrestlers brought home five individual titles on Saturday from a two-day Powell tournament.
Shoshoni heavyweight Galen LaGois and Wind ... [more]

Unbeatens face off this week in Lander

Dec 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four undefeated teams meet in the Lander Classic boys basketball tournament Friday and Saturday at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
Joining 3-0 Lander are ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

A new low

Dec 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Humanity is challenged even to describe the Taliban school massacre, much less comprehend it

Human language fails to provide the vocabulary ... [more]

Missing a purring presence

Dec 18, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Eighth Christmas with Luca looks doubtful

It's almost Christmas, and I've just about gotten every traditional, material, or artificial element that I ... [more]

Picture of big snowfall from 1985 recalled 'quite a winter' for visitor

Dec 18, 2014 - Tracy Overson, Thornton, Colo.:  Editor:
I enjoyed seeing the pictured in "The Way It Was" on Sunday showing the huge pile of snow from the 1985 storm (or storms). I was a teenager then, and ... [more]

Shops see big growth in 'vaping' business

Dec 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Electronic cigarettes, or vaporizers, are an exploding industry in the United States, and they are taking off in Fremont County as well.
Few other new ... [more]

CWC Foundation hires new executive director

Dec 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Foundation has hired Becky Ruthenbeck as its executive director and Riverton native Jenna Hague as an administrative assistant. ... [more]