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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]

Council cuts trash hours, votes to eliminate alley dumpsters in Riverton

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  How they voted
Riverton City Council members who voted to cut trash collection hours and require roll-out containers instead of alley dumpsters were ... [more]

Car wrecks mar summer afternoon

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Van nearly drives over edge on the Main Street hill

A 66-year-old Kinnear man avoided major injury Tuesday afternoon when he drove his minivan into a ... [more]

Hit-and-run on Federal linked to booze, meth

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday afternoon after leaving the scene of an accident at Walmart, 1733 N. Federal Blvd. in Riverton.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Collision near fairgrounds ends in flight to hospital

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 51-year-old Riverton woman was flown to Casper for treatment Tuesday after being involved in a two-vehicle accident near the Fremont County ... [more]

Man bites off part of woman's lip, gnaws at paint, seats in cop cars

Aug 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Crowheart man was arrested Tuesday morning, reportedly after he bit off a "large portion" of a woman's upper lip in Riverton.
Wondo Tarness, 38, of ... [more]

Road rebuild with new rec path sparks disagreement

Aug 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A county road project that has drawn some criticism has reached the end of an official objection period. The plan is to rebuild a 2,000-foot section of ... [more]

Backhoe nicks oil pipe, causes spill

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A 25,000-gallon oil spill in the Powder River Basin occurred after a backhoe nicked a 6-inch underground pipeline and, over time, corrosion turned ... [more]

Laramie man charged in 1972 murder

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A judge on Tuesday ruled prosecutors have strong enough evidence against a Laramie man accused of killing a 20-year-old woman 42 years ago that they ... [more]

Digest

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man shot in church
CENTENNIAL -- Authorities say a man has been shot and wounded in a Centennial church, possibly after interrupting a burglary.
The ... [more]

Fire district looking for volunteers

Aug 27, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Fire Protection District chief Craig Haslam said his district has 158 active volunteer firefighters and 29 fire-core members providing services ... [more]

Ranger Sports

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]

Wolverine cross country teams start season Friday

Aug 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  "Potential" is the best word Riverton High School Wolverines cross country coach Jay Dayton had in describing his team in the early stages of practice. ... [more]

Dubois returns talented team for another 6-man title chase

Aug 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Some programs rebuild. The Dubois Rams just reload. 
Dubois won back to back Class 1-A 6-man state football titles in 2011 and 2012 and fell in the ... [more]

Wrangler gridders to field mostly freshmen and sophs

Aug 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The 1-A West is the largest conference inR00;Wyoming prep football with eight teams.

Youth is the operative word in Shoshoni this fall with 19 of 28 ... [more]

Wind River welcomes 22 to fall football practice; opener Sept. 5

Aug 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River head football coach Cullen Noffsinger enters his fourth season leading the Cougars.  Numbers are up a bit in Pavillion, with 22 players out for the ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

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]

Biennial lament

Aug 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's hope the rush to chop every local election into districts has run its course

Reader response to the newest "The Way It Was" photograph and ... [more]

Thanks for fun memory of a good high school teacher

Aug 27, 2014 - Tammy Arwed, Littleton, Colo.:  Editor:
I read Steve Peck's remembrance of "Doc" Robert Mower, the high school chemistry teacher, with a smile. ( [more]

Global chaos: Better get used to it

Aug 27, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Governments are less capable of coping than they used to be

It's a chaotic world out there. But we'd better get used to it; this may be the new ... [more]