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Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Child killed in border wreck
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A child is dead after a rollover crash on Interstate 25 near the Colorado-Wyoming border.
The crash ... [more]

Guns-in-school bill clears its second vote with no debate

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns into most public places, including schools has cleared its first two ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 13th day of the 2015 General Session:
URANIUM: The House for the second time voted to approve a bill ... [more]

State to feds: Thin out wild horses

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state House Agriculture Committee has endorsed a resolution calling on Congress to address the overpopulation of wild horses in Wyoming and ... [more]

Tough child-abuse penalties focus of House legislation

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee has moved ahead a bill that would double the maximum prison sentence for some child abusers.
The House Judiciary ... [more]

Value-added minerals bill passes House; 40-20 vote

Jan 31, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a bill that would create a program in which the state partners with private businesses to convert ... [more]

Five dogs perished in Elder Lane fire

Jan 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The family living in the house was absent when the blaze started.

Authorities confirm that five dogs were killed in a structure fire that destroyed a ... [more]

Brock wants plea changed to mental deficiency; he will undergo evaluation

Jan 31, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a young girl has indicated he would use a defense of not guilty by reason of mental illness or ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Big hoops win at home for CWC Rustler women

Jan 31, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Midway through the first half, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers took command of their women's basketball game with an 18-0 run against Little Big Horn ... [more]

Late Cody rally sinks RHS in tight mat dual

Jan 31, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton heads to Rock Springs for the Class 4-A West conference duals on Saturday. The Wolverines take on GreenR00;River, Evanston and Rock Springs in one ... [more]

Rustlers get hot in second half, hold off Little Big Horn for Region IX home victory

Jan 31, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Team depth propelled Central Wyoming College College to a closer-than-expected 77-66 men's basketball victory Thursday night over Little Big Horn ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

A better year

Jan 31, 2015 - By Steve R. Peck:  New approaches to drunken vagrancy in Riverton have made real progress

Mark Twain is credited with saying, "Everybody talks about the weather, but ... [more]

Questions and the Marlboro Man

Jan 31, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Smoking is a more complicated issue than we realize

Darrell Winfield had the most recognizable face of anyone who has ever lived in Riverton.
He was ... [more]

For new Congress, 'success' ought to mean some much better habits

Jan 31, 2015 - By Lee Hamilton:  With the 114th Congress under way, the political world is focused intently on the road ahead. Taxes, trade, immigration, climate change, job creation, the ... [more]

Writing about past mistakes in life 'for the greater good'

Jan 31, 2015 - Michael L. SunRhodes:  Editor:
My life has been chaos. I have wronged people. I don't even know if you will read this letter. I told myself "I will stop being afraid."
I am a ... [more]

Empty Bowls fundraiser Saturday

Jan 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander Care and Share Food Bank will have its Empty Bowls fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizen's Center, 205 S. 10th St., in ... [more]

County well-represented at music festival

Jan 31, 2015 - Staff:  Riverton High School was well-represented at the recent Wyoming high school all-state music festival in Sheridan. Students rehearsed and performed music for ... [more]