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Election Matchup: Fremont County Attorney

Jul 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both candidates in the closely watched Fremont County Attorney race, Michael Bennett and Pat LeBrun, addressed the county attorney's role in social issues ... [more]

Second CWC board member declines to run for re-election

Jul 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Another member of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has decided not to run for re-election this year.
During a board meeting this month, Scott ... [more]

Person of interest in abduction in custody on unrelated charges

Jul 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  David Wayne Brock, 22, of Riverton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay fines.

A person of interest in the weekend abduction of a 9-year-old ... [more]

Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

Jul 23, 2014 - By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Plains and Rocky Mountain states, thanks to oil and natural gas -- lots ... [more]

GOP candidates set to appear at county forums

Jul 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Republican office-seekers will appear at upcoming GOP candidate forums.
Dates include:
- 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lander Valley High School
- 7 ... [more]

State providing safety training to schools in fall

Jul 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state plans to provide special training this fall to help local school districts prevent the type of school shootings that have occurred in ... [more]

Boaters reminded of inspection program for invasive mussels

Jul 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wildlife officials are reminding boaters of a program aimed at keeping harmful invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels out of Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Jul 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Probation in triple fatal
GREELEY, Colo. -- A 23-year-old Wyoming man who was involved in a crash in northern Colorado that killed two siblings and an ... [more]

A tapas party

Jul 23, 2014 - By Jackie Burrell, McClatchy Newspapers:  It's no wonder Michael Chiarello's flirtatious Coqueta has been such a hit on San Francisco's waterfront. Tapas, gintonics and glorious water views are a ... [more]

Ice cream contest offering prizes for participants

Jul 23, 2014 - Staff:  The winner will receive a nickel-plated, engraved ice cream scoop.

The Ranger newspaper is offering a nickel-plated, engraved ice cream scoop as the ... [more]

Airport numbers show substantial improvement

Jul 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  June cancellations just 8 percent

Air service at Riverton Regional Airport has turned a corner, according to the most recent data.
After months of ... [more]

Person of interest sought in child abduction case

Jul 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are looking for a person of interest in connection with a child abduction reported early Saturday in Riverton.
Reports state a 9-year-old girl was ... [more]

Three arrested for incident at Friday Night Cruise that escalated later on

Jul 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were arrested after an incident that began during the Friday Night Cruise in downtown Riverton.
Reports state an officer at the event saw a ... [more]

Sage grouse could be key to who gets U.S. Senate majority

Jul 22, 2014 - By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press:  The specter of the bird's listing is reviving the centuries-old debate about local vs. federal control and whether to develop or conserve the ... [more]

Want to buy your own town? Aladdin can be had for $1.5M

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ALADDIN -- Here's a gift for someone who has everything: A tiny town in far northeastern Wyoming named Aladdin.
You won't need a genie in a bottle to buy it. ... [more]

Campaign aide fired over drawing

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The campaign of Wyoming secretary of state candidate Ed Murray has acknowledged a staffer sent an obscene sketch to someone who had been fired from the ... [more]

Decision due soon on bomb training range expansion

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the ... [more]

Digest

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Enzi tops in campaign funds
Incumbent Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is the top fundraiser among congressional candidates in the state in the most recent ... [more]

Time to register for Wyoming's Biggest Loser RunWalk

Jul 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming's First Lady is encouraging state residents to register for the upcoming Biggest Loser RunWalk event planned for Aug. 17 in Casper. 
"When parents and ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Spirits high as Babe Ruthers go to state

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fresh off its district Babe Ruth championship Saturday in Worland, the Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball team will carry a huge amount of confidence into ... [more]

Raiders face Laramie first in district postseason play

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The double-elimination tournament will continue Friday and Saturday in Rock Springs.R00;The top four teams make the state tournament set for next week. ... [more]

Little League all-stars 'fought hard' in district consolation loss

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton 9- and 10-year-old Little League all-star baseball team made a run in the district consolation bracket play Saturday but fell one win short.
Big ... [more]

High finishes Sunday for Riverton motocross riders

Jul 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton riders had a successful day Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association event, bringing home a number of top trophies.
The track three miles west ... [more]

Schamber, Winger on state hoops teams for all-star play

Jul 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School basketball players Casey Winger and Ashlyn Schamber have been invited to play in the Wyoming Coaches Association all-star basketball ... [more]

Strannigan signature suggestion deserves strong consideration

Jul 22, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With many of her friends and family with her last Wednesday evening, Clarice Strannigan made an impassioned request to the Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Time To Register for Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  This Saturday, make plans to participate in the Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim in Riverton.
Three separate events will start simultaneously ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Lend a hand

Jul 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Community events such as Riverton Rendezvous don't happen by themselves

For a community festival such as the just-concluded Riverton Rendezvous, ... [more]

Could construction work be halted during the fair?

Jul 23, 2014 - Evelyn Ricketts, Riverton:  Editor:
I am very worried about getting access to the county fairgrounds during the huge road building job on South Federal.
Is there some way the work could ... [more]

Animosity in would-be peacemakers mirrors larger split

Jul 23, 2014 - By Laura King, MCT News Service:  CAIRO -- As U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Au revoir, Rendezvous
Put Riverton Rendezvous in the memory banks for another year. It proved again over the weekend that it remains a vibrant summer ... [more]

Hill correct to fire back at 'new garbage' in report

Jul 22, 2014 - Carla Michaels, Riverton:  Editor:
I congratulate State Superintendent Cindy hill for "firing back" at this new garbage from the legislators who say they are investigating her. This is ... [more]

Proving airliner claims won't be easy

Jul 22, 2014 - McClatchy Washington Bureau:  Until then, it is unlikely that anyone will be held accountable for the deaths of the 298 people on board.

WASHINGTON -- The downing of a Malaysian ... [more]