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Suspect bound over in Lander man's death

Nov 20, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- An Albany County judge ruled that enough evidence exists to continue murder charges against a Casper man accused in the death of Joseph McGowan, a ... [more]

Arts in Action Winter Art Fair Friday, Saturday at fairgrounds

Nov 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton's 43rd Annual Winter Art Fair will feature new vendors and "old favorites" this weekend at the Fremont County Fairgrounds Fremont Center, 1010 ... [more]

CWC events drew 132,000 participants, spectators in fiscal 2014

Nov 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Facilities use was up at Central Wyoming College this year, primarily due to the construction of the Health and Science Center on the Riverton ... [more]

More than $35K and counting for improvements at Riverton library's Community Room

Nov 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  More than $35,000 has been raised and donated to help remodel the Community Room at the Riverton Branch Library.
"It's been very heartwarming for us," said ... [more]

Eaton death sentence overturned by fed judge

Nov 20, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge on Thursday overturned the death sentence of the former Riverton resident who was the lone inmate on Wyoming's death row, saying his trial ... [more]

Carolina-style academic stink unlikely at UW, official says

Nov 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming athletic officials say they see no evidence of academic improprieties like what occurred at the University of North Carolina ... [more]

Campaign donations down this year compared to 2012

Nov 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Campaign finance reports show Wyoming candidates for state offices raised less money this year than four years ago.
About $3.8 million was raised ... [more]

Washakie County attorney suspended from law practice

Nov 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the outgoing Washakie County attorney from practicing law for 30 days, ruling she violated ... [more]

Digest

Nov 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Resentencing ordered in killing
The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday for the second time ordered a district judge to resentence one of three men ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Former Wind River cowboy tops college standings

Nov 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After learning the ropes of the Central Rocky MountainR00;Region in his freshman season, Drew Antone has jumped to the top in the bull riding this fall. ... [more]

High school football in November makes little sense in Wyoming

Nov 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  I'm not a fan of playing the championship games at the University of Wyoming. 

Halloween 1981 was a special day in Niobrara County.  The 8-1 Lusk ... [more]

CWC women face ranked opponent in Scottsbluff

Nov 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The biggest test of the season is upon the Central Wyoming College Rustler women's basketball team in Scottsbluff, Neb.
The Rustlers face Colby Community ... [more]

Yarbrough hitting his stride with Wyoming's defense

Nov 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Eventually, every volcano erupts.
It's a matter of time and pressure. The clock ticks and the lava bubbles just below the surface. Days pass, and ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

A plan with a chance

Nov 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thanks to public comment, Boysen document is a better piece of work

It is an easy and common complaint to say the government "doesn't listen to the ... [more]

You need a Rambo in your life

Nov 20, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Even if it's just to tackle a plumbing problem

It was on my heart to write something warm and inspiring this week, but there is something else that ... [more]

'Sub-par' city performance on snow plowing is unacceptable

Nov 20, 2014 - Mark Larsen, Riverton:  Editor:
On behalf of the entire community I am writing to plead with the City of Riverton to please plow our city streets after a snow event.
After once ... [more]

Local firefighters earn safety award

Nov 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department recently was presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the ... [more]

Riverton man sworn in as state trooper

Nov 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Seven Wyoming State Troopers were sworn in by Justice William Hill and commissioned Nov. 6 at the Wyoming Supreme Court in Cheyenne.
Among them was Peter ... [more]

TripAdvisor honors Sinks Canyon State Park

Nov 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Four Wyoming state parks, historic sites and trails venues -- Sinks Canyon State Park, Hot Springs State Park, Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site and the Wyoming ... [more]