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New face, new ideas at museum

Aug 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Visitor services coordinator hopes to build narrative through local history

What is a scholar of old Scandinavian languages, a Vikings expert, and ... [more]

Local ticket biggest payer in first week of WyoLotto

Aug 29, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The biggest prize paid out by the first-ever drawings in Wyoming's new state lottery was on a ticket bought in Riverton.
The winner got $2,500.
No one hit ... [more]

Trail expansion eyed for cyclists and horseback riders

Aug 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Bureau of Land Management is considering expanding trails in the Johnny Behind the Rocks area, which would give mountain bikers and horseback riders more ... [more]

1 percent tax fund contains $2.36 million; Pure Gas Road project next up

Aug 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved a bid advertisement for a widening and overlay project on Pure Gas Road.
The work will be paid for using 1 percent ... [more]

University collects $50.7M in private donations for year

Aug 29, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming saw a slight dip in private contributions in the last fiscal year but still collected the second-highest amount ever ... [more]

Wyoming woman killed in accident at Burning Man festival in Nevada

Aug 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. -- A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a ... [more]

Digest

Aug 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Pastor actually shot himself
CENTENNIAL -- Wyoming law enforcement officials say a pastor who reported being shot and wounded in a struggle with a ... [more]

During Capitol renovation, liquor warehouse might host Legislature

Aug 29, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  The state's old liquor warehouse is among the options being considered to host the 2016 and 2017 legislative sessions.
A planned renovation of the State ... [more]

Mayor and council races shape up for November; primary totals certified

Aug 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Races for many municipal council offices in Fremont County are in place following the Aug. 19 primary election.
Some fields were narrowed to two candidates ... [more]

After shots fired, police enter home at gunpoint, break up under-age drinking party

Aug 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The alleged gunman was 'just showing off,' Riverton Police Department Capt. Eric Murphy said.

No one was injured after police entered a Riverton home ... [more]

Convocation opens new term at CWC

Aug 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Valdez inaugurated as new president; 300 students attend

Sometimes good advice does not sink in without a little humor.
"Don't be a baby," keynote ... [more]

Daughters of both killer and victim express themselves at sentencing

Aug 28, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The daughter of a Missouri woman sentenced for killing her husband in Wyoming almost 40 years ago said Wednesday she stands by her mother as she ... [more]

Worker's death in Teton park due to a fall, coroner says

Aug 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Authorities say a 20-year-old Russian man found dead in Grand Teton National Park died of blunt force trauma from a fall.
The Teton County coroner ... [more]

Digest

Aug 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man shot in church was pastor
CENTENNIAL -- A Wyoming pastor was shot and wounded with his own handgun after apparently interrupting a burglary at his ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Good mix of youth, experience for SHS Wrangler volleyball

Aug 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers are on track to continue being a fixture volleyball team in the Class 2-A state bracket.
The Wranglers placed fourth at state in Casper ... [more]

Underclassmen key for Cougars as volleyball season opens in Lovell

Aug 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars ended a three-year absence at the Class 2-A state tournament last year, qualifying as a No. 4 seed for the big event in Casper.
Wind ... [more]

With Bohl, it's back to basics

Aug 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wyoming Cowboys open the football season Saturday.

First-year University of Wyoming coach Craig Bohl didn't waste any time installing a new ... [more]

Invite hosts powerhouse 4-A volleyball field

Aug 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team jumps into Class 4-A competition as host of the McDonald's volleyball tournament this Friday and Saturday. The ... [more]

WIHS Chief boys pursue eighth straight 2-A cross country title

Aug 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Longtime Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country coach Chico Her Many Horses already has Saturday, Oct. 25, on his mind.
That is the day the Chiefs ... [more]

Wolverines to Worland in week-zero scrimmage

Aug 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With an emphasis on practice and improving, the Riverton Wolverines travel Friday night to Worland for a week-zero football scrimmage against the Warriors. The ... [more]

Wolverine girls hit pool in Lander for first meet

Aug 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  RHS then travels to Rawlins on Saturday.

Two swim meets on the road will mark the beginning of the season for the Riverton Lady Wolverine swimmers ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Medicaid expansion

Aug 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  His primary election won, the governor shows signs of wanting to solve the problem

Word comes this week from Cheyenne that Gov. Matt Mead, whose ... [more]

Competent for trial isn't the point

Aug 29, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  We've got to make young people competent for parenting

The front page headline said "Woman accused in baby killing found competent for trial.''
Wait ... [more]

Previous writers correct, and stray marks a problem on election ballots

Aug 29, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I agree whole heartedly with the Frank Tanner and Lew Diehl comments.
Mr. Tanner is so right about renaming Riverton "Weed City." ( [more]

Cross-country cyclists pass through Riverton

Aug 29, 2014 - By Tibby McDowell, Staff Writer:  A bicycle touring group passed through Riverton recently on Day 19 of a 50-day, 3,700-mile journey.
The cyclists are riding from coast to coast, starting in ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity receives $5K from First Interstate Bank

Aug 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Funds will go toward the continued construction of the organization's 16th house in Fremont County.

Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country recently ... [more]

Perryman, Amend wed June 28

Aug 29, 2014 - Staff:  Sady Lynn Perryman of Riverton and Rex Allen Amend of Los Angeles were married June 28 at Washington Park in Laramie.
Jeff Thompson officiated the ceremony. ... [more]

Penzien, Hehr to wed Sept. 5

Aug 29, 2014 - Staff:  Jim and Phyllis Penzien of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Teri Ann Penzien to Ryan Benjamin Hehr, the son of Bob and Jo Hehr ... [more]

Stringham, Savage to marry

Aug 29, 2014 - Staff:  Brenda Lee Savage and David Lee Stringham, both of Riverton, have announced their engagement.
The future bride is 1980 graduate of Wind River High School and ... [more]

Over time, morality has become face of public Christianity

Aug 29, 2014 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  A non-Christian who read recent newspapers to learn about Christianity might arrive at the following picture. Christianity believes that marriage is between a ... [more]

Police shooting

Aug 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Pavillion isn't Ferguson, Mo., but the public still needs to know what happened

The attention of the nation has been focused often this month on ... [more]

Gambling can take several forms

Aug 28, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  We have a state lottery now -- and also an election

On Sunday, the Wyoming Lottery opened.
I didn't give this much thought until The Husband -- and ... [more]

On trash collection, council 'drew a hard line when a soft approach would have worked'

Aug 28, 2014 - John L. “Lars” Baker, Riverton:  Editor:
The City of Riverton is facing a serious issue regarding solid waste handling. The city is impacted by many rules from federal, state, and local ... [more]

Blame Congress, not Burger King for turning to tax 'inversion'

Aug 28, 2014 - By Newsday:  Burger King, corporate deserter?
That's what President Barack Obama would call the fast-food giant now that it's buying Tim Hortons Inc., the Canadian coffee ... [more]

WPBS faces 'perplexing' spectrum issue

Aug 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Not many people think about the radio frequency spectrum on a regular basis, even though the natural resource is central to many daily functions, according to ... [more]

Smith honored among White House Champions of Change

Aug 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The transportation director for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes was one of 11 people honored by the White House as Champions of Change for ... [more]

Economy slowing down in rural parts of Western, Plains states

Aug 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- A new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy is slowing down in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West.
Creighton ... [more]