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Man killed in police shooting was drunk

Sep 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  'Homicide' ruling doesn't imply guilt

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has released autopsy results for Justin Steele, 26, of Pavillion, who died ... [more]

Fast-moving cold snap threatened growing season

Sep 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new record low for the date -- 30 degrees -- was established Thursday night.

Temperatures in Riverton hit an all-time low for the date Thursday ... [more]

Man still missing in mountain wilderness

Sep 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The temperature in the search area fell to 12 degrees overnight Thursday.

Volunteer crews embarked Friday morning on the fifth day of an intensive ... [more]

Reservation farms account for $21 million in economic impact locally

Sep 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Comprehensive data on agriculture on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been released for the first time. The 293 farms on the reservation bring in $21 ... [more]

Protections for lynx expanded, but not habitat

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Canada lynx gained federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, but U.S. wildlife officials again declined to designate critical habitat ... [more]

Body of Illinois woman found in rural Wyoming

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities in southwestern Wyoming have found the body of an Illinois woman who had not been heard from since Sept. 3.
Searchers found the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Buffalo got 10 inches of snow
CHEYENNE -- A late summer snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming.
The rare storm Wednesday and ... [more]

Court again nixes sentence in Sheridan murder case

Sep 11, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- For the second time, the Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a Sheridan judge to re-sentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 ... [more]

Court challenges fail, so big wild horse roundup to start Monday

Sep 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A roundup of about 800 wild horses from southwest Wyoming is expected to start Monday after animal advocates failed to stop the operation in ... [more]

Bar fight brings felony charge to one man; two others facing misdemeanors

Sep 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A fight that started in a Riverton bar has resulted in felony charges being filed.
Circuit Court Judge Wesley Roberts transferred the case to District Court, ... [more]

First snow showing up

Sep 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Winter is making an early foray into Wyoming.
Snow is falling in northern Wyoming, and not just in the mountains.
Places like Gillette, Sheridan and Buffalo ... [more]

New museum for children opens Saturday in Riverton

Sep 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During trips throughout the country to visit family, Riverton resident Nance Shelsta has enjoyed taking her grandchildren to community children's museums and ... [more]

Arapahos say they are quitting Joint Business Council; not acceptable, say Shoshones

Sep 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Business Council is terminating its involvement with the Shoshone and Arapaho Joint Business Council after it made a new policy not to ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Big year for park visitation
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Visitation to Yellowstone National Park has topped the 2.7 million mark, and the park is on ... [more]

No sign of man missing in mountains; weather much colder in region

Sep 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Search and Rescue crews continue to search a remote part of the Bridger Teton wilderness for a Utah man who has been missing since Friday. ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Wyoming's Tim Kamana meets former high school rival Mariota

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Marcus Mariota has always been a quarterback.
Wyoming redshirt freshman safety Tim Kamana smiles and recalls the first time he played against Mariota, in a ... [more]

Rustler Roundup starts 2014 season for CWC rodeo teams

Sep 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton.

Rodeo fever is back this weekend for the Central ... [more]

Two more runners join CWC's new cross country team

Sep 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cross country coach Al Lara is still adding new pieces to the inaugural program.
The No. 1 runner for CWC is now freshman Tristan ... [more]

Star Valley hosts Wolverines in Friday game

Sep 11, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines football team steps on the bus Friday for its longest road trip of the season. The travel plan is filed for Afton, where Riverton will ... [more]

Riverton opens West 4-A v-ball season in Casper against KW and Natrona

Sep 11, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After finishing fourth in a 24-team field at the Camel volleyball tournament in Gillette last weekend, the Riverton Lady Wolverines (6-6, 0-0 Class 4-A West) ... [more]

After beating Wind River, Shoshoni spikers heading to Big Horn

Sep 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni knocked off Kemmerer in a non-confnerence match last week as well.

Shoshoni won the first Fremont County rivalry volleyball match of the ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Go ahead, spend it

Sep 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Optional 1 percent sales tax revenue is coming in, and it's going right back out

Here in red-state Wyoming, it's not often that one hears ... [more]

It was one great halftime show

Sep 12, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  I stepped out for a look at the year's last 'supermoon'

Monday night was another "supermoon," the last of three this summer.
It also was the first ... [more]

After winter problems, air service was much better on summer trips

Sep 12, 2014 - Jorda Compton:  Editor:
I will give credit where credit is due. I had been screwed over big-time by the bad air service at Riverton Regional Airport late last winter. People ... [more]

Detox facility hosting an 'empty bowl' fundraiser

Sep 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Center of Hope is having its first "Filling an Empty Bowl" fundraiser Oct. 23 in the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton.
Helen ... [more]

City parks getting new playground equipment

Sep 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton will get some new playground equipment this year using money from Wyoming Community Gas.
WCG has operated as a nonprofit consortium of municipalities ... [more]

Agriculture industry enjoying wet weather in Wyoming

Sep 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming farmers and ranchers are seeing some of the best crop and pasture conditions in years thanks to good snowfall last winter and above-average ... [more]

Citizens speak out on and say 'no' to mandatory trash change

Sep 11, 2014 - Vickie Evans, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton citizens, we are in serious danger in our beautiful community.
Just recently we went again to cast our votes and to make your choices to ... [more]

Lander curator honored with award

Sep 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Bonnie Willhelm, curator for the Museum of the American West, was given the "Outstanding Educator" award for 2014 by the Oregon-California Trails Association. ... [more]

Internet company celebrating installation of new broadband towers with ceremony Friday

Sep 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate improved phone and Internet service locally.
Wyoming.com has partnered with the Fremont ... [more]

No magic formula

Sep 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obama's plan to fight IS is based on determination and cooperation

Anyone hoping for a spectacular, groundbreaking announcement Wednesday by ... [more]

Shopping isn't what it used to be

Sep 11, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Perhaps taking four small children to the store with me has something to do with it.

Today is a day for admissions -- and I'm not talking about school ... [more]

Casino gives $3K to Center of Hope

Sep 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino donated $3,000 to the Center of Hope detoxification facility on Tuesday.
"We really appreciate this and every little bit ... [more]