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Burglary case example of growing pill problem, say investigators

Nov 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The felony burglary case against an Ethete man chased out of a Riverton home by a woman wielding a garden hoe has been bound over to district court. ... [more]

College extends new president's contract for additional year

Nov 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to extend new president Cristobal Valdez's employment contract in a show of support for the ... [more]

Man killed in rural auto crash identified

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials have identified the 80-year-old Fremont County man who was found dead Monday afternoon at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Cedar Rim near ... [more]

Snowpack rising but still below hefty levels in place a year ago

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The new readings do not take Tuesday's snowfall into account.

Late-autumn snowpack in the Wind River Basin crept closer to average levels last week ... [more]

Lottery builds sponsor ties to state fair, Cowboy sports, Frontier Days

Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The new Wyoming lottery has made winners out of some players and a few venerable state institutions and events as well.
Since it began operations ... [more]

Suit filed over long-standing federal coal lease program

Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Conservation groups sued the government Tuesday to force officials to undertake their first broad review of the federal coal-leasing program ... [more]

Digest

Nov 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bill encourages gas conversion
CHEYENNE -- A proposal endorsed by a legislative committee aims to help entice companies to build gas-to-liquid plants in ... [more]

Wyoming 'Take it Outside' program one of two national BLM honorees

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Wyoming archaeologist is one of two national award winners for the Bureau of Land Management's "Excellence in Interpretation or Education" Awards.
Kierson ... [more]

Vietnam veterans reunion scheduled for June in Casper

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Veterans Commission and key partner organizations are planning a statewide Wyoming Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Reunion for June 4 to June 7 in ... [more]

Easy Thanksgiving snacks can make everyone on time

Nov 26, 2014 - By S. Irene Virbila, Tribune News Services:  In Southern California, invite family and friends over for Thanksgiving and you never know exactly when they'll arrive. Some show up early, while you're still ... [more]

Help available from various telephone hotlines may save holiday meals

Nov 26, 2014 - Tribune News Service:  Burnt turkey. Bland stuffing. Crumbly pie crust. Don't let these Thanksgiving nightmares become your reality.
The Butterball Turkey Talk Line: Talk to a real ... [more]

Snow, cold weather raise pipe, roof risks

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The sudden onset of unseasonably cold weather in Fremont County earlier led to frozen pipes and other complications at residences and businesses.
Winter ... [more]

County EMS partners with local groups to collect toys

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County EMS is partnering with Central Bank and Trust and the Community Food Bank of St. Thomas Episcopal Church to collect toys for children in need ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Rustler men fade late in game, fall by 9 to LCCC

Nov 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In an early season junior college men's basketball rematch, the Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles overcame a sluggish start Tuesday night to pull ... [more]

Two all-staters, four more all-conference for Wind River FB

Nov 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six Wind River High School Cougar football players have recognized with postseason awards.
Zach Noffsinger and Robert Buline represent WRHS on the Class 1-A ... [more]

Cowboys jump back into action

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIER00;-- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team continues a busy stretch of four games in eight days by hosting Stetson on Wednesday at 7 p.m. MT ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Is the pudding done?

Nov 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Happy old words for Thanksgiving Day

Nineteenth-century writer and magazine editor Lydia Child wrote "A Boy's Thanksgiving Day" in 1844. You might ... [more]

Thankful for buds on the vine

Nov 26, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Give the positives in your life a chance to bloom

"Don't let your buds die on the vine," urged my younger sister one day.
This was her advice ... [more]

What part of 'rejected' don't they get?

Nov 26, 2014 - Michael A. Gorman, Riverton:  Editor:
How in the world could a legislator say that he thought it would be a good idea to try a second time to pass the constitutional amendment on ... [more]