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Suspects plead not guilty to stabbing death on reservation

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Three people have pleaded not guilty in the stabbing death of a man on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
James Whiteplume, Susan Chippewa and Byron ... [more]

Diabetes burden growing in state

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  In little more than a decade, the adult diabetes rate has almost doubled in Wyoming, leading to new Wyoming Department of Health efforts to help limit the ... [more]

Key Club ready to deliver hot meals for Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School Key Club members again are preparing to deliver hundreds of hot meals for Thanksgiving.
"Last year we delivered more than 500 meals, and ... [more]

Elderly man found Monday dead at remote car wreck scene

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  An 80-year-old Fremont County man was found dead Monday afternoon at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Cedar Rim near Jeffrey City.
A passerby noticed ... [more]

Digest

Nov 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More highway deaths so far this year
Nearly twice as many people have died on Wyoming highways so far this year compared with 2013.
Wyoming Highway ... [more]

Poison center shares food handling tips for holiday

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  The holiday meal and its preparation is the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving celebration, and safe food handling in the kitchen is an important part of the ... [more]

Big numbers early on National Elk Refuge

Nov 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- As many as 4,000 elk, 10 times higher than the average, are estimated to have roamed the National Elk Refuge at times last week.
The high numbers, ... [more]

Bill would give state full control of uranium rules

Nov 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative committee has endorsed the idea of the state taking over sole regulation of uranium mining in Wyoming, the largest producer of uranium ... [more]

Nov. 13 collision now treated as vehicular homicide after woman dies from injuries

Nov 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 73-year-old Riverton woman died Friday due to injuries suffered in a three-vehicle accident involving an alleged drunken driver Nov. 13.
Fremont County ... [more]

Sage grouse had good year for reproduction

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  State biologists in Wyoming say hunting is helping the greater sage grouse by providing critical data about the birds' numbers.
An area in Fremont County near ... [more]

Church hosting Thanksgiving fundraiser

Nov 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Meal reservations are required by noon Wednesday.

United Presbyterian Church in Riverton is hosting a Thanksgiving fundraiser this week to help cover ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Two SHS Wranglers named to Class 1-A all-state football team

Nov 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Juniors Connor Wilkinson and Patrick Forrester have collected Class 1-A all-state football honors for the Shoshoni Wranglers.
The voting was done by the head ... [more]

Turkey, pie, gratitude, family and football

Nov 25, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's a traditional holiday mix I have enjoyed all my life.

Not everyone celebrates Halloween, or Christmas, for that matter. But we all love ... [more]

Top-20 team hands CWC woman 19-point road loss

Nov 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustler women now are 4-3 on the season.

Nationally ranked Western Nebraska Community College put together a 67-48 victory Saturday night over ... [more]

Cowboys rout Florida A&M

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIER00;-- The starters provided a big early lead, and the bench players took it from there.
All 11 University of Wyoming men's basketball players who saw ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

RHS, Lander also played big game in 1963

Nov 25, 2014 - Edward Blanton, Tempe, Ariz.:  Editor:
Thanks to the newspaper for remembering the 20th anniversary of the Riverton-Lander championship football game. I am old enough to remember the other ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Happy holidays
Although some would claim, and not completely without legitimacy, that the holiday season began with Halloween, by traditional ... [more]