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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]

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]

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]

Achievers

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]

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]