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Prosecutor gets report on sheriff, son's DUI

Nov 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A special prosecutor is reviewing a state investigative report into how the Campbell County sheriff handled his son's drunken driving ... [more]

University president talks up four-year nursing course at CWC, other colleges

Nov 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If funded by the Wyoming Legislature, the program would start in July.

University of Wyoming president Dick McGinity visited Fremont County on Nov. ... [more]

Trustees with nearly three decades of experience step down from college board

Nov 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees lost 28 years of experience this week when three long-time members stepped down from service.
Scott Phister, ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest, BLM selling tree permits

Nov 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest and Bureau of Land Management have begun selling Christmas tree permits.
The cost for a permit from the Shoshone National Forest ... [more]

Digest

Nov 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Propane fire burns out in Jackson
JACKSON -- Fire investigators say they don't know what caused a leak at a propane business in a Wyoming resort town to ... [more]

The way it was: High school plans -- 1977

Nov 23, 2014 - Staff:  The oldest section of Riverton High School was nearing its 60th birthday in 1977, and plans to replace it had begun -- and at a new location.
The new school ... [more]

Police look for juvenile suspects after a string of vehicle vandalisms

Nov 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police responded to a string of vehicle vandalisms in Riverton and are on the lookout for the perpetrators.
No one was hurt in any of the incidents, and ... [more]

CWC presents 'A Christmas Carol'

Nov 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College theater department will present Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" the first week of December.
Five evening shows will be shown ... [more]

Three elected to District 25 board take the oath of office

Nov 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sandy Barton, Larry Chouinard and Kevin Tippets took the oath of office Nov. 11 during the regular school board meeting. Outgoing Fremont County School ... [more]

Collared Yellowstone wolf shows up in Arizona

Nov 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A female gray wolf from the Yellowstone area traveled hundreds of miles into northern Arizona, marking the species' first appearance in the ... [more]

Enzi to challenge for Senate budget chair

Nov 23, 2014 - By Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press:  The committee's chief responsibility is to draft a budget blueprint each year that sets parameters for follow-up legislation.

WASHINGTON -- Wyoming ... [more]

Construction season over, city tallies up $12M in work

Nov 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton was busy all summer and took advantage of mild weather into November as crews hit the streets to fix and upgrade pavement, curbs and sewer ... [more]

Experts say man killed by bear in Fremont County disturbed feeding

Nov 23, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September likely happened upon a bear ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Riverton hosts young swimmers in two-day meet at Aquatic Center

Nov 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Up-and-coming Riverton and Lander swimmers were on display Saturday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.
The young athletes took part in the Gizzard Blizzard swim ... [more]

Von Rein all-state for LVHS Tigers

Nov 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Senior Lander Valley High School football player Andrew Von Rein was tapped as a Class 3-A all-state player on Friday.
The announcement came from the Wyoming ... [more]

CWC women thrash Colby 71-44

Nov 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers were effective in all areas of their women's basketball game Friday night, pounding Colby Community College 71-44 in ... [more]

Woodward collects double-double for UW

Nov 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Senior forward Kayla Woodward recorded the 13th double-double of her career as the Wyoming women's basketball team (2-0 overall) used a 17-0 first half run to ... [more]

Wyoming wins big over Colorado

Nov 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Junior guard Josh Adams scored 10 of his team-high 14 points in less than an eight-minute stretch in the second half as the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Riverton's Ridgway inks for college volleyball with LCCC in Cheyenne

Nov 23, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School senior Kiley Ridgway has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball next season with the Laramie County Community College ... [more]

Five Wolverines make all-state in Class 3-A football

Nov 23, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Bo Patterson and Dietrik Becker were named the 3-A East lineman and special teams players of the year.

Riverton High football players Bo Patterson, ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Taking command on immigration

Nov 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rather than being goaded into a tantrum by the president, Republicans ought to own the agenda

Immigration issues aren't of overriding importance in ... [more]

Kessler departure will be felt

Nov 23, 2014 - Elaine Meena, Riverton:  Editor:
I watched the election outcome with concern, as IR00;know many people did. I am not in the county commission district of Stephanie Kessler, but her ... [more]

Weighing opportunities along the path

Nov 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Some choices you make for yourself, while others are made for you.

Coach Norman Dale faced the hostile crowd and finished the defense of his coaching ... [more]