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UW faculty icon's memoir published

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eve Newman, For The Associated Press:  Three years ago, George Frison, an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming, remembers sitting in a hospital waiting room while his ... [more]

Casting agent looking for native actors

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River Indian Reservation residents will have an opportunity to audition for several roles in the six-hour HBO miniseries "Lewis and Clark."
Rene Haynes ... [more]

Wyoming history calendar features 1920 scene from Fremont County

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Once again the Wyoming State Historical Society has partnered with the American Heritage Center to create a 2015 calendar of Wyoming history.
With more than ... [more]

County waits on gay marriage

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge has struck down Wyoming's law against same-sex marriage, but couples in Fremont County hoping to wed are still waiting.
The Fremont County ... [more]

Abandoned car project in city going well so far, say police

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton officials say the recent push to remove abandoned vehicles from city roadways has been successful thus far.
"We're getting a lot of positive ... [more]

The way it was: Fort Washakie cabin -- 1903

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Each year the Wyoming State Historical Society produces a calendar full of photographs from Wyoming's past.
This picture was featured in the 1994 calendar, ... [more]

Museum hosting spooky evening

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Families are invited to a "spooky" night Saturday at the Pioneer Museum in Lander.
Crafts and activities will be in the main lobby throughout the night. ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Stiff penalties face train thief
GILLETTE -- A 22-year-old Wyoming man accused of stealing a train faces stiffer penalties if he is convicted, now that ... [more]

Public workshop to review Boysen master plan

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming State Parks is hosting the third public workshop for the Boysen State Park master plan. The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Little ... [more]

Fundraiser to aid Center of Hope

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The family focused "Empty Bowl" event features gourmet soups.

An "Empty Bowl" fundraiser for the Center of Hope detoxification facility in Riverton ... [more]

Kessler vs. Price key race in fall county commission campaign

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Former Fremont County planning director Ray Price is trying to move from an appointed position in county government to an elected one this year, challenging ... [more]

No plans for RPD to get surplus Army gear, but it's tempting

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police departments throughout the United States have been purchasing surplus military equipment at reduced rates in recent years, but local officials don't ... [more]

At Cody library, kids reading books to dogs

Oct 19, 2014 - By Greg Ellison, For The Associated Press:  For Kacey Deroche her children's literacy is important enough to enlist canine support. She brought her sons to the Park County Public Library's "Read to a ... [more]

Authorities seeking info in stop sign vandalism on 8 Mile Road

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nine stop signs were destroyed Saturday evening on 8 Mile Road by someone "with no regard to public safety," according to the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Questions sought for forum
In an effort to give students, staff and community members an opportunity to meet local candidates running for office, the ... [more]

Leaders say bed tax working well in Teton County

Oct 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County's 2 percent tax on overnight stays has not hurt the local economy or made its housing problems worse, officials debating the tax ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Solid road win for Cougars in Saratoga

Oct 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River picked up its third win of the football season Friday night with a 34-6 victory over Saratoga in Carbon County.
The Cougars have on regular-season ... [more]

Wolverines lose slugfest to Douglas

Oct 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Unable to generate a consistent offensive attack against the state's best defense, the Riverton Wolverine football squad saw its hopes of a perfect season and ... [more]

CWC gets Region IX league v-ball sweep over LCCC, Eastern

Oct 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Region IX volleyball victories in two days have given the Central Wyoming College Rustlers a burst of confidence for the last half of the season.
The ... [more]

Shoshoni improves playoff outlook in win over Burlington

Oct 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Shoshoni Wranglers control their own playoff destiny after a convincing 30-0 blowout of Burlington in Big Horn County. Friday's win over the Huskies leaves ... [more]

Tigers have best scoring total of season in 42-20 loss to Rawlins

Oct 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rawlins exploded for 28 points in the fourth quarter to wrap up a 42-20 Class 3-A East football victory Friday night vs. the Lander Valley Tigers at Outlaw ... [more]

San Jose State beats Wyoming 27-20 in OT

Oct 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Playing defense in football comes down to attitude, San Jose State coach Ron Caragher says.
"Our defensive guys have a great attitude," Caragher ... [more]

Mitchell sixth for CWC runners in Spearfish, S.D.

Oct 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustlers cross country coach Al Lara called the course his runners ran on Saturday a brutal one.
CWC's Tristan Mitchell braved the ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Reauthorize lodging tax

Oct 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Its benefits are many, and it has a well-proven track record by now

Fremont County has a business which pulls in $138 million annually.
Actually, ... [more]

Does writer who bashes coal practice what he preaches?

Oct 19, 2014 - Gloria Gregory, Riverton:  Editor:
In a letter to the editor dated Oct. 10, Don Kesselheim of Lander bashed the production of fossil fuels, including, among others, coal production in ... [more]

David wasn't really an underdog

Oct 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  An expert with a sling was more than a match for a big lug with a sword.

The neglected study of ancient history is yet another sad manifestation of ... [more]