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Council hears defense of bare-knuckle fights; chief called 'predator'

Mar 25, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council did not make a decision regarding bare-knuckle fighting regulations during a regular meeting this month.
Instead, council members ... [more]

Man accused in vehicle death using 'double jeopardy' defense

Mar 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A defense attorney is asking a judge to throw out the vehicular homicide case against her client, arguing it amounts to double jeopardy.
A hearing on the ... [more]

RPD officer resuscitates Kinnear woman who collapsed Monday

Mar 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Police Department officer Gilbert Peck was commended Tuesday for resuscitating a 77-year-old Kinnear woman after she collapsed Monday morning at the ... [more]

Prison ordered for woman who caused death of her boyfriend

Mar 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge has sentenced an Arapahoe woman to three years in prison for assaulting and injuring her boyfriend at their home.
The man died from bleeding ... [more]

Beetle-killed trees no more likely to catch fire, but they burn faster

Mar 25, 2015 - By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Mountain pine beetles have left vast tracts of dead, dry trees in the West, raising fears that they're more vulnerable to wildfire outbreaks, but a ... [more]


Mar 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bears are awake
MOOSE -- Visitors to Grand Teton National Park and the surrounding area are being cautioned that bears are out of hibernation and are ... [more]

Cauliflower 'hot new food' of 2015

Mar 25, 2015 - By Gretchen McKay, Tribune News Service:  Trends are a peculiar thing, especially when you live in a city that doesn't exactly shape the zeitgeist. Somebody somewhere decides something is the Next Big ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Riverton high jumper edges Lander foe as track season starts up

Mar 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Wolverine Shepp Campbell qualified for the Class 4-A state track meet in both the high jump and the triple jump Saturday in season opener at Casper. ... [more]

Wolverine soccer teams open Friday

Mar 25, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The boys play in Sheridan, while the girls host the same school at Wolverine Field.

With about two months left on the school calendar, the Riverton ... [more]

New head soccer coaches lead Lander boys and girls this year

Mar 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two new Lander Valley High School Tigers soccer coaches make their debuts Friday night in Star Valley.
For the past several years, Dean Schaff was the head ... [more]

Former Wyoming coach hired at UIC

Mar 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Steve McClain has 33 years of college coaching experience and spent the past five seasons on Tom Crean's staff at Indiana, helping the Hoosiers reach ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

What's on the tray

Mar 25, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  New school lunch guidelines have been drawn up with good intentions

Some [more]

Air service better now, but an earlier flight would help

Mar 25, 2015 - Eileen Wertz, Riverton:  Editor:
Flying from the Riverton airport is a little better now. We have had to fly four times to Denver since Feb. 1, and every flight was flown and pretty ... [more]