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From cop to coroner: McAuslan grateful for chance

Jan 27, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Ed McAuslan never planned on becoming a coroner, but after 15 years on the job he says he is grateful to have had the opportunity to serve.
"I'd just like to ... [more]

Medicaid expansion bill introduced

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A newly introduced bill would expand the federal Medicaid program in Wyoming following a plan endorsed by Gov. Matt Mead's administration.
The bill ... [more]

Under settled deal, frackers must justify secrecy claims

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they claim the ingredients in the chemical products they pump ... [more]

Eaton can't get fair shake in state, his attorneys say

Jan 27, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Lawyers for convicted murderer Dale Wayne Eaton say years of negative publicity prompted by improper statements from prosecutors to the media would make it ... [more]

With full funding in place, design work on library roof gets started

Jan 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The design is intended to put an end to leaks that have plagued the Riverton facility for many years.

Architects have the green light to start ... [more]

Wyoming man killed in plunge through lake ice

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LEMMON, S.D. -- Crews have recovered the body of a Wyoming man after an all-terrain vehicle broke through the ice of a lake in northwestern South ... [more]

Intox arrests dip, as does use of force by officers

Jan 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The number of public intoxication arrests recorded by the Riverton Police Department in 2014 was down compared to previous years.
RPD chief Mike Broadhead ... [more]

Digest

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man dies near snowmobile trail
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. -- The body of a Montana man was found along a groomed ski trail in Yellowstone National ... [more]

Region seeing steady rise in flu cases

Jan 27, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Officials say influenza has not hit Fremont County as hard as it as has affected the rest of the country.
"Nationally, I have heard it is an epidemic," said ... [more]

State preps for annual homeless count

Jan 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Communities across the state are preparing for Wednesday's annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families.
The event is an unduplicated ... [more]

Ranger Sports

CWC women get league win on road vs. Western

Jan 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The CWC men lost to Western 75-65.

In a defensive-minded women's basketball game, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers won a 56-49 decision ... [more]

One Wolverine holds a Shrine Bowl record

Jan 27, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Going to Salt Lake City to see the incredible service the Shriners Hospitals provide is a memory for high school football players that will last a ... [more]

Cowboys take momentum into Utah State battle

Jan 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  LOGAN, Utah -- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team has a quick turnaround -- on the road -- after an emotional home victory.
Some coaches would be ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Tuesday notes

Jan 27, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Time well spent?
Let's hope the Wyoming Legislature doesn't have to spend much time at all "debating" the place the jackalope deserves in the statutory ... [more]

Getting the chances I didn't

Jan 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva:  I'm trying not to miss my daughter's activities

While sitting on the cushioned seats of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre at Central Wyoming ... [more]

'Age should not be only factor' in judge service

Jan 27, 2015 - Dawn Herida, Riverton:  Editor:
I thought the legislator on the age limit for judge retirements made a good point when he said if the same current age limit applied to the ... [more]