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Airline recruitment set to begin

Nov 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Money incentive key to luring new service; 'core group' of fundraisers now being sought

The Riverton Regional Airport task force is looking for ... [more]

Library guidelines take aim at five-year timeline

Nov 19, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Libraries in Fremont County will provide a central place to go for information about community resources, and provide technology to help citizens and staff be ... [more]

Boysen plan backs off earlier restrictions for boats, cars

Nov 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The public has until Nov. 21 to weigh in on a draft master plan for Boysen State Park.
After the comment period ends, a contractor will create a final draft ... [more]

Wildfire season was light, freeing crews, equipment for other regions

Nov 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming saw its least active wildfire season in five years, freeing up state firefighters to help with wildfires in other states, state Forester Bill Crapser ... [more]

Rule would require 500 feet between oil, gas rigs and inhabited buildings

Nov 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Tuesday to recommend an increase to the minimum allowable distance between oil and gas ... [more]

Digest

Nov 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wasting disease found in state
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reporting new discoveries of chronic wasting disease in two hunt ... [more]

Lawyer says Wyoming teen did not mean to kill guard

Nov 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- The attorney for a Wyoming teenager accused of attacking a Nebraska jailer says his client didn't intend to kill the woman.
Dylan Cardeilhac ... [more]

A guide to Thanksgiving turkey labeling

Nov 19, 2014 - By Russ Parsons, McClatchy Newspapers:  A high-end grocery store may sell as many as a half-dozen types.

Once upon a time, buying your Thanksgiving turkey was easy. You went to your ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Sloppy CWC men lose Friday, clean things up for victory on Saturday

Nov 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After seeing the Central Wyoming College Rustlers turn the basketball over 28 times in a 75-61 loss to Laramie County Community College Friday night, coach ... [more]

If only college football playoff had more teams

Nov 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  I'm cheering for the Oregon Ducks to be the last one standing with the championship trophy in January. The only loss was for Oregon was a road setback to ... [more]

Wyoming rallies past Western State 61-46

Nov 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Senior forwards Larry Nance Jr. and Derek Cooke Jr. notched 13 points apiece to guide the University of Wyoming men's basketball team to a 61-46 win ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Allegation vs. verification

Nov 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  In the case of a bizarre death, we must take care to recognize the difference

Rarely has our newspaper published a headline to equal the one above ... [more]

Election outcome validates the motto 'live free or die'

Nov 19, 2014 - Robert Orendorff, Riverton:  Editor:
In answer to Chris Peck's question: Is it good for the health of the people of Wyoming to be a "one party state"? My answer is "yes," if it is good ... [more]