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Missing man died after bear attack

Sep 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Initial autopsy reports show Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah, likely died last week after suffering a bear bite while working in the Bridger Teton National Forest ... [more]

Sen. Case has melanoma, weighing treatment options during campaign

Sep 16, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  A longtime Wyoming legislator from Fremont County has been diagnosed with melanoma.
State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, who is running for re-election, said he ... [more]

After 37 years, big water adjudication case complete

Sep 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Collaboration among the state of Wyoming, the federal government and the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes was celebrated at the Big Horn ... [more]

Lake search for Udens finished; no word yet on any findings

Sep 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The underwater search for the bodies of three Riverton residents murdered more than 30 years ago is finished, but authorities have not released the results of ... [more]

State's teen birth rate decreases, now approximates national figure

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  For the sixth straight year, teen birth rates have decreased in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Department of Health reports 30.2 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 in ... [more]

Petition challenges slaughter of bison from Yellowstone park

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition to stop the capture and mass slaughter of wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park during ... [more]

Technical analysis of Oregon coal port suspended by Army Corps of Engineers

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  PORTLAND, Ore. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian ... [more]

Digest

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Cody man killed by falling tree
CODY -- A Cody man is dead after a falling tree struck him on the head as he was cutting firewood.
The Park County ... [more]

Riverton still recovering from primary care doctor departure

Sep 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Waking up feeling sore, stuffy and feverish is bad enough, but calling the doctor's office and finding the physician is booked all day can make it worse.
This ... [more]

Partnership helps schools in offering suicide prevention

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A new school program is training Cheyenne students to be part of the solution in suicide prevention.
A partnership between several area agencies and ... [more]

New management plan would add overpasses near elk refuge

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A proposed conservation plan for the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming includes building wildlife crossings over a highway, restoring beavers ... [more]

One-of-a-kind performance set for Friday

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Thirty Central Wyoming College and area high school students will converge upon the Robert A. Peck Arts Center for a one-of-a-kind event Friday.
Beginning at ... [more]

Subjects scatter during underage drinking raid; police issue four citations

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several subjects were cited for underage drinking last month after failing in their attempts to hide from police.
The incident began with a noise complaint at ... [more]

Twelve candidates file for ESBC; primary Tuesday

Sep 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Three seats are open after the recent resignation of Mike Lajeunesse.

Voters will have 12 candidates to choose from in the primary election for the ... [more]

'Hash oil' presenting legal hurdles for county cops, courts

Sep 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new illegal drug called hash oil has popped up in Fremont County this year, and Wyoming law has not fully caught up.
Hash oil is a concentrated form of ... [more]

Willow Creek School passes 35 percent design review

Sep 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Planning for the new K-3 school in Riverton to be called Willow Creek Elementary has taken another step forward.
Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Producer to discuss film 'iThemba'

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dr. Elinor Burkett, a UW senior visiting scholar in global studies, will lead a discussion Sept. 25 on the film "iThemba."
The talk will begin at 6 p.m. in ... [more]

Top nature artists to assemble at art show in Dubois

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Susan Kathleen Black Foundation has assembled some of the nation's top nature artists in Dubois.
Their selection of paintings includes landscapes, ... [more]

Lost handcuff key results in call to police, locksmith

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman got stuck in a pair of handcuffs recently after realizing she didn't have the key to free herself.
The woman arrived at the Riverton Police ... [more]

Theft blocked, employee injured during shoplifting attempt

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The incident was labeled an armed robbery.

A shoplifting attempt was foiled last month in Riverton when the suspect reportedly collided with a store ... [more]

CWC writes off more than $135K in bad debt

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  College officials say the accounts receivable account is at its lowest point in the past 10 years.

Central Wyoming College discharged more than ... [more]

Panel including Riverton lawmaker endorses firing squad for murder cases in Wyoming

Sep 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The committee rejected another bill that would have called for the state to repeal the death penalty altogether.

The Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Beet harvest under way in Big Horn Basin

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Harvest usually continues through the end of October.

POWELL -- Farmers have begun harvesting sugar beets in Wyoming.
Mark Bjornestad, of Western ... [more]

Body found in forest apparently that of missing Utah man

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  A man missing for more than a week in the Wind River Mountains above Dubois apparently has died.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday that ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead picked for national position
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has been appointed vice chairman of the National Governors Association's Natural ... [more]

Traffic patterns to change Monday on South Federal Boulevard

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Traffic patterns are scheduled to change late Monday on the South Federal Boulevard/Monroe Avenue highway improvement project, and the new driving surface ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Two finalists for CWC at home rodeo

Sep 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett and Trae Kautzman reached the finals Sunday for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers during the final day of the Rustler Roundup rodeo at the ... [more]

Steamboat and his rider are seen everywhere in Wyoming

Sep 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  One hundred years ago this month, Steamboat, the bucking horse that has come to define Wyoming and is one of the most-iconic state symbols in America, breathed ... [more]

Mitchell grabs third for CWC at cross country invitational in Nebraska

Sep 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In his first cross country meet of the season for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers, Tristan Mitchell finished third overall in the men's race Saturday at ... [more]

CWC downs ranked team, goes 4-1 in Arizona tournament

Sep 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In their longest volleyball trip of the season, the Central Wyoming College Rustles played to an impressive 4-1 record during a three-day span.
A huge ... [more]

RHS downs Star Valley on the road

Sep 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines now are 2-0 to sart the football season for the first time since 2004.

AFTON -- In a game in which Riverton never trailed, the ... [more]

Jackson running game sinks Tigers in 56-0 loss

Sep 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jackson exploded for 24 first-quarter points on its way to a 56-0 non-conference football victory over the Lander Valley High School Tigers Friday night in ... [more]

Pokes run out of steam in second half vs. Ducks

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  EUGENE, Ore. -- One week after a season-defining win over then-No. 6 Michigan State, No. 2 Oregon spent the first quarter Saturday trying regain its footing ... [more]

Lander boys win Powell golf

Sep 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Tigers placed in the top 10; Lander's girls finished second on a wind day.

Two Lander Valley High School golfers ended up in the top three to ... [more]

Another win for RHS golfers; Paxton leads all players with a 64

Sep 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines returned to Wyoming high school golf Friday after a tournament in Arizona last week, grabbing both the team title and the individual ... [more]

Wolverine spikers drop conference pair in Casper

Sep 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team made two separate trips to Casper Friday and Saturday, coming away with conference losses to Casper Kelly Walsh ... [more]

Wind River blasts Wyoming Indian 74-0 in Ethete

Sep 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian's return to 11-man football hasn't been the best experience.  After an opening-week shutout at Moorcroft, the Chiefs were blown off ... [more]

Rams bounce back from loss, whip Eagles 66-6

Sep 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a long afternoon for St. Stephen's  as Dubois erupted for 38 unanswered points in the opening period en route to a 66-6 shellacking of the Eagles in ... [more]

Wranglers wilt in second half, fall to Rocky Mountain

Sep 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- It was a great opening half of football Friday night at Shoshoni, with the Wranglers battling visiting Rocky Mountain to an 8-8 tie.  In the second ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Tuesday notes

Sep 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  To freeze or not to freeze
Did it freeze hard enough Thursday night/Friday morning to end the growing season? Some say yes, some say no, which means it ... [more]

Campaign money

Sep 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our state and county, the billionaires haven't taken over the elections yet

Readers from another state might well be amused to read our ... [more]

'Fish don't vote, but states do'

Sep 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  On a trip to Pearl Harbor, there were still some things for this history major to learn.

This is a first in my column-writing career.  These words ... [more]

Wild horse roundups not the best way to control population

Sep 15, 2014 - Sharon N. Cairn-Chaddick, Burns, Ore.:  Editor:
I am hoping people in Wyoming will read this. The BLM and the wild horse and a burro department are rounding up thousands of our wild horses and ... [more]