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Murder suspect hears charge

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man was charged in a Sunday stabbing death in rural Riverton.

"Can you tell me what your name is?"
It was a simple question, but for a long ... [more]

Warm temps not harming beet harvest much, crop analyst says

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Warm weather is impacting the Fremont County sugar beet harvest, but it still stayed on schedule.
Warm afternoons this month have caused a little trouble for ... [more]

Smith resigns council seat; moving to New Jersey for new job

Oct 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith has resigned.
The Ward 2 representative announced his resignation Tuesday night during the regular meeting of the council. ... [more]

Lesser charge in bank 'kidnap'; defendant free

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Once facing life in prison for a kidnapping charge, a Riverton man was released Monday after six months behind bars.
A hearing that day for the defendant ... [more]

Same-sex couples signing up across state

Oct 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gay couples were applying for marriage licenses statewide Wednesday, although at a slower pace than other states where bans were struck ... [more]

Lawsuit seeking protections across West for wolverines

Oct 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the government's denial of federal protections for the wolverine.
Thirteen advocacy groups and an ... [more]

Digest

Oct 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More than 12,700 absentee ballots so far
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office says it has received more than 12,700 completed absentee ... [more]

Cooking broccoli, cauliflower longer yields surprising taste

Oct 22, 2014 - By Russ Parsons, McClatchy Newspapers:  The flavor improves greatly when the vegetables have been cooked to almost a smearing texture.

Anyone who can turn on an oven knows the difference ... [more]

Ranger Sports

RHS meets 0-7 Lander in Thursday game

Oct 22, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Win or lose, Riverton hosts a playoff game next Friday in the opening round of he Class 3-A playoffs as the No. 2 seed from the East conference. ... [more]

Dubois will host playoff game in first round; foe to be decided

Oct 22, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Dubois Rams will host a playoff game in the opening round of the Class 1-A 6-man state playoffs in two weeks.  Whether they host one or two games depends ... [more]

Rustlers fall to Western spikers in road match

Oct 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Western Wyoming Community College swept its regular season Region IX volleyball series with a victory Tuesday night over the Central Wyoming College Rustlers ... [more]

Wolverine swimmers fourth at conference meet; Settlemire wins individual title in 200 IM

Oct 22, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines swam for the first time in the re-aligned Class 4-A West conference meet last Thursday and Friday in Evanston.
Jordan Settlemire ... [more]

RJFL all-stars 1-1 in Saturday tournament

Oct 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Junior Football League players combined to form one team of sixth-graders for the annual Fremont County Football Festival on Saturday, posting a 1-1 ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Newlyweds

Oct 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  What once seemed unthinkable here is now the law -- so get with it

We felt a sense of history in our newsroom Tuesday morning as it became clear that ... [more]

List of U.S. Supreme Court justices clipped and saved

Oct 22, 2014 - Donna Spencerton, Riverton:  Editor:
This is a small thing, but I did appreciate it when you printed the names of all the U.S. Supreme Court members with their ages, how long they had ... [more]