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Council cuts trash hours, votes to eliminate alley dumpsters in Riverton

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  How they voted
Riverton City Council members who voted to cut trash collection hours and require roll-out containers instead of alley dumpsters were ... [more]

Car wrecks mar summer afternoon

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Van nearly drives over edge on the Main Street hill

A 66-year-old Kinnear man avoided major injury Tuesday afternoon when he drove his minivan into a ... [more]

Hit-and-run on Federal linked to booze, meth

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday afternoon after leaving the scene of an accident at Walmart, 1733 N. Federal Blvd. in Riverton.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Collision near fairgrounds ends in flight to hospital

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 51-year-old Riverton woman was flown to Casper for treatment Tuesday after being involved in a two-vehicle accident near the Fremont County ... [more]

Man bites off part of woman's lip, gnaws at paint, seats in cop cars

Aug 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Crowheart man was arrested Tuesday morning, reportedly after he bit off a "large portion" of a woman's upper lip in Riverton.
Wondo Tarness, 38, of ... [more]

Road rebuild with new rec path sparks disagreement

Aug 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A county road project that has drawn some criticism has reached the end of an official objection period. The plan is to rebuild a 2,000-foot section of ... [more]

Backhoe nicks oil pipe, causes spill

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A 25,000-gallon oil spill in the Powder River Basin occurred after a backhoe nicked a 6-inch underground pipeline and, over time, corrosion turned ... [more]

Laramie man charged in 1972 murder

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A judge on Tuesday ruled prosecutors have strong enough evidence against a Laramie man accused of killing a 20-year-old woman 42 years ago that they ... [more]

Digest

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man shot in church
CENTENNIAL -- Authorities say a man has been shot and wounded in a Centennial church, possibly after interrupting a burglary.
The ... [more]

Fire district looking for volunteers

Aug 27, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Fire Protection District chief Craig Haslam said his district has 158 active volunteer firefighters and 29 fire-core members providing services ... [more]

EMS director says workers are spread thin in county due to budget cuts

Aug 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Operational changes at the Fremont County ambulance department will have a direct effect in Riverton, said Emergency Medical Services director Joe Zillmer.
He ... [more]

Wild horse meeting draws dozens

Aug 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A meeting in Riverton hosted by a group that advises on national policy for wild horses became a lightning rod Monday for the ire of parties on all sides of ... [more]

Seventy-two candidates file for general election

Aug 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Filing closed at 5 p.m. Monday for candidates who want to run in the general election. Seventy-two people have submitted their names since the filing period ... [more]

Alice Uden receives life sentence for killing husband

Aug 26, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and ... [more]

Lotto sales net nearly $200K in first day

Aug 26, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The opening day of the new Wyoming Lottery saw nearly $200,000 in Powerball and Mega Millions tickets being sold.
"We're pretty happy about it," ... [more]

Suicide suspected in Loveland train death

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LOVELAND, Colo. -- Authorities say the death of a 13-year-old hit and killed by a freight train in Loveland was a suspected suicide.
The BNSF train hit the boy ... [more]

Amended charge filed against teen

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A prosecutor has filed an amended charge against a 16-year-old accused of killing a Scotts Bluff County jailer.
Dylan Cardeilhac, of ... [more]

Digest

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Woman contracts West Nile virus
GILLETTE -- Health officials say an older woman from Platte County has tested positive for West Nile virus -- the first ... [more]

Meeting planned on community paramedicine

Aug 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is inviting interested residents to attend a stakeholder meeting Aug. 14 to introduce a health care approach known as ... [more]

FDA under pressure to define 'natural' food label

Aug 26, 2014 - By Mary MacVean, McClatchy Newspapers:  In one study, "natural" tied for first place when people were asked to rank which food product claims mattered the most to them.

LOS ANGELES -- When ... [more]

Pediatricians recommend later start times for schools

Aug 26, 2014 - By Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press:  CHICAGO -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would ... [more]

Obama regs remedy birth control issue for religious organizations

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Wolverine cross country teams start season Friday

Aug 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  "Potential" is the best word Riverton High School Wolverines cross country coach Jay Dayton had in describing his team in the early stages of practice. ... [more]

Dubois returns talented team for another 6-man title chase

Aug 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Some programs rebuild. The Dubois Rams just reload. 
Dubois won back to back Class 1-A 6-man state football titles in 2011 and 2012 and fell in the ... [more]

Wrangler gridders to field mostly freshmen and sophs

Aug 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The 1-A West is the largest conference inR00;Wyoming prep football with eight teams.

Youth is the operative word in Shoshoni this fall with 19 of 28 ... [more]

Wind River welcomes 22 to fall football practice; opener Sept. 5

Aug 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River head football coach Cullen Noffsinger enters his fourth season leading the Cougars.  Numbers are up a bit in Pavillion, with 22 players out for the ... [more]

20th anniversary of RHS-Lander title an opportunity for a fun backward glance in time

Aug 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Downstairs in our family room is a picture of our three children, all dressed in Riverton Wolverine football jerseys. The kids were all smiling ear to ear in ... [more]

Rustlers compete well in opening tournament

Aug 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC won two of four matches and also extended two nationally-ranked teams to extra games.

Two wins and two losses in Rock Springs started the 2014 ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Biennial lament

Aug 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's hope the rush to chop every local election into districts has run its course

Reader response to the newest "The Way It Was" photograph and ... [more]

Thanks for fun memory of a good high school teacher

Aug 27, 2014 - Tammy Arwed, Littleton, Colo.:  Editor:
I read Steve Peck's remembrance of "Doc" Robert Mower, the high school chemistry teacher, with a smile. I think I must be older than Mr. Peck, but I ... [more]

Global chaos: Better get used to it

Aug 27, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Governments are less capable of coping than they used to be

It's a chaotic world out there. But we'd better get used to it; this may be the new ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Whispers
Every summer there comes a time -- perhaps the time is the better way to say it -- when the haunt of fall first arrives. Some say it's a smell. ... [more]

Nicholls had an 'extra-fine eye' for photography

Aug 26, 2014 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, the sun still comes up. The world turns. And man continues on.
But it'll never be the same cause ol' Wayne folded his tent and retired from the ... [more]