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New projects using 1 percent tax take shape; others done

Nov 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several more projects funded by Fremont County's optional 1 percent sales tax are in the works as the first few are finishing.
At a Fremont County Commission ... [more]

CWC Health and Science Center to be named for McFarland

Nov 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new Health and Science Center at Central Wyoming College will be named in honor of former president Jo Anne McFarland.
The CWC Board of Trustees approved ... [more]

Pollution cleanup finished at downtown lot

Nov 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton received a certificate of completion last week from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for a cleanup project at the vacant, ... [more]

No tuition increase for CWC students in 2015

Nov 21, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Tuition at the University of Wyoming is going up next year, but Central Wyoming College is not following suit.
Students attending CWC and the state's other ... [more]

New recommendation says sage grouse need three-mile buffer zone

Nov 21, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a ... [more]

Digest

Nov 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Jackson propane blast investigated
JACKSON -- An explosion at a propane dealer in the Wyoming tourist town of Jackson forced the evacuation of several ... [more]

Wyoming teen convicted of killing guard in Nebraska

Nov 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A Wyoming teenager has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a jail guard he strangled when she entered his cell at a juvenile ... [more]

Women elected to Shoshoni Town Council want to restore civic pride

Nov 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Both of the women elected to the Shoshoni Town Council on Nov. 4 spoke about their desire to restore civic pride in the rural community.
Officials results ... [more]

Blakeman wins second term as Dubois mayor

Nov 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Twila Blakeman won a second term as Dubois mayor in the Nov. 4 general election with a win over Grant Miller. The count was 262 to 130, according to official ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Former Wolverine star now athletic director at state champ Cody

Nov 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tony Hult is tasting success as the activities director at Cody High School.
The former Riverton High School athlete witnessed the Cody football team capture ... [more]

Lopsided win for CWC men at Colorado NW

Nov 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers led 46-7 at halftime.

After building an insurmountable 46-7 lead in the first half Wednesday night on the road to Colorado Northwest ... [more]

Cowboys close out home slate with Boise State

Nov 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIER00;-- Saturday is Senior Day for 24 Wyoming Cowboys as they play their final home game in War Memorial Stadium. The Cowboys will host the Boise State ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Power of the pen

Nov 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Executive orders from a president are nothing new in this country

As expected, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced his executive order on ... [more]

Learning to be thankful, not fretful

Nov 21, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Too often we serve up a plate full of holiday anxiety

Do you have a doozy of a story about a bad Thanksgiving?
Sorry. I don't want to hear ... [more]

Tax volunteer service valuable to low-income people and others

Nov 21, 2014 - Helen Saban, Greybull:  Editor:
If one or more of your readers would like to support a worthwhile community service program and have some fun doing it, I have a suggestion. Become a ... [more]

City praises former airport board member

Nov 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council gave special recognition to former Riverton Regional Airport Board member Jim Matson on Tuesday at the council meeting. Matson ... [more]

RHS teams compete in Taco John's contest

Nov 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School students Rachael Wright and Shayna Hodge were the runners up in the annual Taco John's Culinary Cup competition Wednesday in Cheyenne. ... [more]