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Second guilty plea in hammer killing; third suspect's case tossed

Dec 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A guilty plea on Thursday finalized the disposition of a grisly murder case that involved three defendants originally.
Charges against another defendant were ... [more]

Tall grass key if grouse to prosper, says study

Dec 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Newly published research that examined the relationship between grass height and the greater sage grouse's nesting success could have implications for cattle ... [more]

State moving forward on Honor Farm land parcel; modelers to be paid to move

Dec 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The State Board of Land Commissioners voted this month to proceed with an auction of 302 acres between Honor Farm and Webbwood roads east of North Federal ... [more]

Waiting game for new skate rink as ice gets thicker

Dec 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It's only a matter of time -- and temperature -- before Riverton residents are able to skate on the new ice rink installed this month at the intersection of West ... [more]

UW arena getting more improvements

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  An addition to the east side of the auditorium should be the most notable change of the next phase.

LARAMIE -- Work on a second phase of renovations ... [more]

Prison buildings under inspection

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Building inspectors have been examining possible structural issues at the 13-year-old Wyoming State Prison in Rawlins.
"We've noticed the past ... [more]

Digest

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Former prosecutor charged with theft
The Wyoming Attorney General's Office has charged Albany County's former top prosecutor, saying he used county ... [more]

Lighthouse Bible Church hosting 'Near' Christmas Eve service again

Dec 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lighthouse Bible Church in Riverton will host its second "Near" Christmas Eve service Sunday at the Holiday Inn, 900 E. Sunset Drive.
The event involves ... [more]

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

Wranglers whip touted Upton

Dec 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Right after the game, coach Brady Slack said his Shoshoni Wranglers showed mental toughness in the final two quarters Thursday night to deliver a ... [more]

Rally down the stretch gives Wolverine boys 53-47 win vs. Star Valley

Dec 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Brandon Fullerton and Chris Quayle teamed for the game's final six points to break a 47-47 tie and led the Riverton Wolverines boys basketball squad to a 53-47 ... [more]

Low-scoring RHS girls fall to open GR tourney

Dec 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines dropped their first game of the Green River Flaming Gorge Classic Tournament, losing to Star Valley 45-34 Thursday ... [more]

Upton girls stronger in second half, defeat Shoshoni by 56-41 score

Dec 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Upton broke open a tight girls basketball game Thursday, outscoring the Shoshoni Wrangler girls 17-6 in the third quarter at Wrangler Gym.
Upton ... [more]

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]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Hang a light

Dec 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's a reason for so many celebrations among all peoples this time of year

The next time we publish our newspaper, winter will have arrived.
From ... [more]

When rich dictate to poor

Dec 19, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Medicaid expansion in Wyoming makes sense for all

Well-to-do people imagining the lives of the poor can devolve into an embarrassing, sometimes ... [more]

I'll watch 'The Interview' so others may follow safely

Dec 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  I volunteer as tribute!
Dear Sony,
Let me watch "The Interview," and when I don't get blown up, you'll know the threats are hollow and that you can release ... [more]

Excitement is where you make it

Dec 19, 2014 - Julia Delmeyer, Riverton:  Editor:
I laughed heartily at Steve Peck's column on Riverton being "Excitement City" ( [more]

RHS junior first teen to compete in Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt

Dec 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  While her friends were cheering at the Riverton High School Homecoming game, Christie Wildcat was celebrating her success at the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt. ... [more]

Riverton resident graduates from Western College of Auctioneering

Dec 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The officers and directors of Western College of Auctioneering have announced the graduation of Brandon Hann of Riverton.
Hann completed the course of ... [more]

Digest

Dec 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Student receives math scholarship
Zachary Zenk, a math major from Riverton, was awarded the Max Durgin Math Scholarship at Black Hills State University ... [more]

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]