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Stone challenging Hornecker for county sheriff job

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Mark Stone doesn't want to wait any longer to serve the citizens of Fremont County as sheriff.
He says he thought about running for election four years ago ... [more]

Kids soak up fun at Science Zone

Aug 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A closer look into the insides of a squid awed the collective audience Thursday at the Fremont Center during the dissection demonstration at the Fremont County ... [more]

Around the fair: Aug. 1

Aug 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  - The hefty steer of Hannah Nicol, 16, of Fort Washakie, has been misbehaving quite a bit, most likely because of the heat, she said.
"On weigh day he got ... [more]

Autopsy done in shooting death; no ID confirmed yet

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials on Friday still had not confirmed the identity of the man who was fatally shot by a federal officer Tuesday on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Bills to toughen poaching rules eyed by lawmakers

Aug 1, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  A legislative committee meets Tuesday in Thermopolis to work on the possible laws.

A Wyoming legislative committee is preparing to discuss two ... [more]

Long-lost WWI gas mask rediscovered in S.D. pawn shop

Aug 1, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The item was stolen from the Wyoming State Museum nearly a century ago.

CHEYENNE -- A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing ... [more]

Man shot by police gets three years probation

Aug 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Officers say he failed to drop a gun during a standoff.

GERING, Neb. -- A 29-year-old Wyoming man who was shot by a Nebraska police officer during a ... [more]

Digest

Aug 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Trial called off in nose biting
CODY -- A lawsuit stemming from an assault that cost a Cody man part of his nose is close to being resolved.
A trial ... [more]

RPD keeping eye on road work near fair, urging patience

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In order to manage traffic issues related to construction on South Federal Boulevard, the Riverton Police Department is sending a patrol car through the area ... [more]

Sandbox a popular feature at 2014 fair

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The most popular new feature among a certain set at the Fremont County Fair -- bored children between 5 and 10 years old -- does not swing through the air, have ... [more]

Around the fair: July 31

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  - Rain Tuesday dampened things for two young cattle ranchers.
"We didn't have much saw dust in ours," said Justin Martin on Wednesday, referring to his ... [more]

Feds say officer fired intentionally in deadly incident on reservation

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The deceased was the apparent suspect in a weapons offense in the Pavillion area.

Federal officials say the law enforcement officer who fatally shot ... [more]

Averill seeks commission seat

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Keeping a close eye on tax dollars is an issue important to Kathleen Cramer Averill, a Lander woman running for Fremont County Commission as a Republican. She ... [more]

Lottery seen as boost for Wyoming businesses

Jul 31, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some business owners in Wyoming are hoping the new statewide lottery is a winner for their bottom lines.
"I'm hoping it brings out more foot ... [more]

VA wants to fire officials accused of adjusting data, including Wyoming

Jul 31, 2014 - By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.
The VA said ... [more]

Work on Gillette airport road to begin

Jul 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Campbell County is spending $870,000 to realign a road at the Gillette-Campbell County Airport, but general passenger traffic should not be ... [more]

Digest

Jul 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Laramie to get 10-screen theater
LARAMIE -- A developer plans to build a 10-screen movie theater, a sports bar and a retail building in eastern ... [more]

Spectator's guide to jousting

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Though a full-contact jousting tournament is set for Thursday in the Fremont County Fair's Grand Arena, few Wyomingites are familiar with the rules of the ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Riverton 14s get 2-1 win over Washington team in regional play

Aug 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton picked up a critical 2-1 win over North Washington night during the 14-year-old Pacific Northwest baseball regionals Thursday afternoon in Columbia ... [more]

Raiders drop second straight, eliminated from state tournament

Aug 1, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rock Springs scored eight runs in the eighth inning to eliminate the Riverton Raiders 14-4 from the American Legion A state baseball tournament in Laramie. ... [more]

Plenty of fun in the mud on rodeo night at the fair

Aug 1, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Once again, the PRCA Ram Rodeo brought some top-notch cowboys and cowgirls to the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
The biggest names turned out for Monday's ... [more]

Strong season from 15s was great to see

Jul 31, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Sometimes you can judge the work of an entire season by one play. After watching the Riverton 15-year-old Babe Ruth team play in the state semi-finals against ... [more]

Raiders fall to Cody 13-2 in first state game

Jul 31, 2014 - Staff:  The Riverton Raiders lost their first-round American Legion baseball Class-A state playoff game 13-2 to Cody Thursday afternoon in Laramie. The game was ... [more]

U.S. Energy team starts pool play at Western Nationals

Jul 31, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton U.S. Energy manager Mark Stone says he entered his team in the Under-18 fastpitch division at Western Nationals to gain exposure against other elite ... [more]

Riverton drops first two games at Pacific Northwest regionals

Jul 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton 14-year-old baseball all-stars dropped an 11-0 decision to Montana on Wednesday night to end the first day of the Pacific Northwest regionals in ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Pavillion report

Aug 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  State is right not to give gas company a sneak preview

It always seemed such a poor idea for the State of Wyoming to delay releasing its official ... [more]

A chem teacher with sense of humor

Aug 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  That was Bob Mower, a classroom legend in his own time

Bob Mower's obituary flipped on my memory switch, and the light made me smile.
Mr. Mower was ... [more]

Negotiating fairgrounds traffic this year is 'such a hassle'

Aug 1, 2014 - Brett Farling, Riverton:  Editor:
Oh, my goodness, what a mess. Trying to get in or out of the fairgrounds this week has been such a hassle. When it rained besides, everything was even ... [more]

Perea named July Cadet of the Month

Aug 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  The National Guard Youth Foundation has announced that Serena Perea, a graduate of the Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy in Guernsey, is the July Cadet of the ... [more]

Wind River Middle School announces spring honor roll

Aug 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

Change at the top

Jul 31, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Central Wyoming College is seeing it, and everyone is involved

One of several tests to prove the worth of any institution is how well it handles ... [more]

Put Rails to Trails troublemakers in jail, not counseling sessions

Jul 31, 2014 - John Stroehecker, Riverton:  Editor:
I live along the Rails to Trails path. My girlfriend and I used to walk on the trail until it became unsafe due to young juveniles who would challenge ... [more]

The many weapons of summer

Jul 31, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  From Popsicle sticks to water bottles, we got them all

August begins Friday, but it has already marked its approach with summery debris: Popsicle ... [more]

Don't delay vaccination for measles

Jul 31, 2014 - The Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram:  Tarrant County, Texas, residents got a sobering reminder of how important it is to vaccinate children when public health officials last week confirmed the ... [more]

UW president wants greater cooperation with energy industry

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  University of Wyoming president Richard C. McGinity of Crowheart wants the school to work more closely with the state mining industry during his time at the ... [more]