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Acura stolen, involved in chase, then burned behind justice center

May 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A stolen vehicle was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening after a high-speed chase through Riverton.
The black 2014 Acura had been reported stolen at about ... [more]

Colorado man hired for Central Wyoming College academic vice president role

May 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has hired its new vice president for academic affairs.
Brad Tyndall accepted the position and plans to start July 13. He serves ... [more]

Meth busts cap yearlong investigation; 13 arrested

May 6, 2015 - By Andee Novotny, Staff Writer:  Confidential informants and electronic surveillance were essential in the yearlong drug investigation resulting in nine arrests last week and charges against ... [more]

Man fires rifle seven times, wrecks later

May 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  A man reported to have discharged a firearm early Sunday outside of Possum Pete's in Pavillion was hospitalized later that morning due to injuries suffered in ... [more]

Cheyenne native gets close view of Nepal disaster

May 6, 2015 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  When Dr. Dietric Hennings flew into Kathmandu, Nepal, on the morning of April 25, he expected to spend the next three weeks teaching locals techniques for ... [more]

Forest chief predicts big wildfire season this year

May 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Forest Service warned Tuesday of an "above average" fire season that could cost the agency more than $1 billion and require ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers want more Capitol details
CHEYENNE -- Lawmakers say they need more detailed floor plans for the state Capitol's restoration before they can ... [more]

Man killed in motorcycle wreck was found by passerby

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  The body of a Riverton man was discovered early Saturday after a motorcycle accident on 8 Mile Road west of town.
Officials think Eli Holliman, 54, of ... [more]

Sheriff wants to replace old guns, improve safety planning for schools

May 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is working to replace its aging firearms by the end of fiscal year 2015.
"That's been probably a two-year project or ... [more]

Bridge work Wednesday part of project to widen highway to five lanes approaching casino

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Steel bridge girders are scheduled to be erected Wednesday over the Little Wind River, part of a 3.32-mile highway improvement project ... [more]

Professors side with tribes in boundary dispute

May 5, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Their point is not whether Riverton is part of the reservation but, rather, that it doesn't make much difference administratively.

Eight law ... [more]

UW to cut requirements for upper-level classes

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming will reduce the number of course credits required for upper-level students.
The UW Faculty Senate on Monday approved a ... [more]

Man gets 25-year prison term for soliciting child on Internet

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has sentenced a California man to 25 years in prison following his guilty plea to attempting to coerce a 13-year-old Laramie County ... [more]

Two workers burned in blast at oil facility in stable condition

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two workers are in stable condition after sustaining injuries in an explosion and fire at an oil facility in Converse County.
The two Susquehanna ... [more]

Digest

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Trade school laying off 42
LARAMIE -- More than three dozen WyoTech-Laramie employees are looking for work after the for-profit school laid them ... [more]

Fremont County least healthy in state for fifth consecutive year, survey says

May 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A coalition has defined four priority issues affecting residents' health.

Fremont County has been named the least healthy county in Wyoming for the ... [more]

Parks new administrator at WLRC

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Allen Parks is the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.
"We could not be more pleased to have Allen joining our leadership team ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Richardson bounds to triple jump gold at Kelly Walsh Invitational

May 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  One day after placing ninth in the long jump at the Wyoming Track Classic, Riverton Wolverine Alec Richardson finished first in the triple jump Saturday at ... [more]

Dion's 75 leads RHS golfers in Casper

May 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School golfer Jayd Dion scored the lowest round for his team Friday at the Casper Invitational.
Dion carded a 75 to place sixth in the 18-hole ... [more]

Wind River girls and Fort Washakie boys win team titles at WRCAA meet

May 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Wind River junior high school girls easily outdistanced second-placed Shoshoni 170 to 112.5 to win the Wind River Conference Athletic ... [more]

CWC's Day wins women's golf at Eastern; first-ever Rustler season wraps up

May 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kristen Day's victory at the Eastern Wyoming College golf tournament capped the inaugural golf season at Central Wyoming College.
Day shot rounds of 84 and 82 ... [more]

'Matheny Manifesto' a must-read for sports parents

May 5, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Parents, you are the biggest problem in youth sports.
So said Mike Matheny in 2008 when he was in charge of his kid's 10-year-old youth baseball team and ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Fight of the century?

May 6, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fell far short of living up to that title

Occupying part of the Riverton City Council's time in recent weeks has been the ... [more]

Good flight experience from Riverton airport in April

May 6, 2015 - Roni Schweb, Riverton:  Editor:
I had to fly to Michigan around the end of April, and I took a flight out of Riverton Regional Airport. I had been hearing about all the problems, but ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 5, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  May flowers
Those who look for small milestones of the season will note to the spring record that we seem to be having crabapple blossom season in the ... [more]

Is there a way CWC professors can be paid more?

May 5, 2015 - Louise Simons, Riverton:  Editor:
I did not know until reading in The Ranger recently that high school teachers make more money than some professors at Central Wyoming College. I had ... [more]