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RPD keeping eye on road work near fair, urging patience

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In order to manage traffic issues related to construction on South Federal Boulevard, the Riverton Police Department is sending a patrol car through the area ... [more]

Sandbox a popular feature at 2014 fair

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The most popular new feature among a certain set at the Fremont County Fair -- bored children between 5 and 10 years old -- does not swing through the air, have ... [more]

Around the fair: July 31

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  - Rain Tuesday dampened things for two young cattle ranchers.
"We didn't have much saw dust in ours," said Justin Martin on Wednesday, referring to his ... [more]

Feds say officer fired intentionally in deadly incident on reservation

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The deceased was the apparent suspect in a weapons offense in the Pavillion area.

Federal officials say the law enforcement officer who fatally shot ... [more]

Averill seeks commission seat

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Keeping a close eye on tax dollars is an issue important to Kathleen Cramer Averill, a Lander woman running for Fremont County Commission as a Republican. She ... [more]

Lottery seen as boost for Wyoming businesses

Jul 31, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some business owners in Wyoming are hoping the new statewide lottery is a winner for their bottom lines.
"I'm hoping it brings out more foot ... [more]

VA wants to fire officials accused of adjusting data, including Wyoming

Jul 31, 2014 - By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.
The VA said ... [more]

Work on Gillette airport road to begin

Jul 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Campbell County is spending $870,000 to realign a road at the Gillette-Campbell County Airport, but general passenger traffic should not be ... [more]

Digest

Jul 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Laramie to get 10-screen theater
LARAMIE -- A developer plans to build a 10-screen movie theater, a sports bar and a retail building in eastern ... [more]

Spectator's guide to jousting

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Though a full-contact jousting tournament is set for Thursday in the Fremont County Fair's Grand Arena, few Wyomingites are familiar with the rules of the ... [more]

Man shot to death in altercation with police on reservation

Jul 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say a suspect in a weapons offense was killed Tuesday evening in an officer-involved shooting on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Information ... [more]

Solid waste district purchasing equipment, targeting efficiency

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is moving forward with purchasing several pieces of heavy equipment, some of which is part of a plan to ... [more]

Grill suspected in fire that caused major damage to Riverton house

Jul 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a structure fire that caused significant damage to a home at 801 N. N. 16th St. E.
After investigation, officials believe the 6 p.m. ... [more]

Close calls illustrate fire danger

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A cigarette butt thoughtlessly flicked into a tree line last weekend at Grannier Meadows nearly sparked a disaster for the Shoshone National Forest. Flames ... [more]

Pocket Pet show brings odd critters to fairgrounds

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In a typical scene at the Fremont County Fair, a group of youths gathered to show their prized animals to a panel of judges Monday afternoon. What were not ... [more]

Around the fair: July 30

Jul 30, 2014 - Staff:  - Residents have reported long delays driving near the fairgrounds after evening entertainment.
Some were stuck in traffic for as much as half an hour between ... [more]

Hill, Mead mix it up at governor debate

Jul 30, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Republicans Taylor Haynes and Democrat Pete Gosar also
participated.


CHEYENNE -- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill lashed out at ... [more]

Gay marriage lawsuit allowed to continue

Jul 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state judge declined Tuesday to suspend a lawsuit contesting a Wyoming law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman. Instead, ... [more]

Digest

Jul 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Flooding in southeastern Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- Heavy rain soaked parts of southeastern Wyoming on Tuesday, prompting flash flood warnings for parts of ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Strong season from 15s was great to see

Jul 31, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Sometimes you can judge the work of an entire season by one play. After watching the Riverton 15-year-old Babe Ruth team play in the state semi-finals against ... [more]

Raiders fall to Cody 13-2 in first state game

Jul 31, 2014 - Staff:  The Riverton Raiders lost their first-round American Legion baseball Class-A state playoff game 13-2 to Cody Thursday afternoon in Laramie. The game was ... [more]

U.S. Energy team starts pool play at Western Nationals

Jul 31, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton U.S. Energy manager Mark Stone says he entered his team in the Under-18 fastpitch division at Western Nationals to gain exposure against other elite ... [more]

Riverton drops first two games at Pacific Northwest regionals

Jul 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton 14-year-old baseball all-stars dropped an 11-0 decision to Montana on Wednesday night to end the first day of the Pacific Northwest regionals in ... [more]

Double winner Tuesday at PRCA rodeo

Jul 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A steady rain in Riverton on Tuesday provided muddy conditions for the final evening performance of the PRCA Ram Rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
The ... [more]

Raiders rained out of state tourney opener

Jul 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wet weather made officials postpone the first day of the American Legion baseball state tournament for the Riverton Raiders.
A rainstorm in Laramie on ... [more]

Younger Babe Ruth stars shelled 15-2 by Oregon

Jul 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has three more pool play games at the regional tournament inR00;Montana.

Southern Oregon defeated the Riverton 14-year-old all-star ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Change at the top

Jul 31, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Central Wyoming College is seeing it, and everyone is involved

One of several tests to prove the worth of any institution is how well it handles ... [more]

Put Rails to Trails troublemakers in jail, not counseling sessions

Jul 31, 2014 - John Stroehecker, Riverton:  Editor:
I live along the Rails to Trails path. My girlfriend and I used to walk on the trail until it became unsafe due to young juveniles who would challenge ... [more]

The many weapons of summer

Jul 31, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  From Popsicle sticks to water bottles, we got them all

August begins Friday, but it has already marked its approach with summery debris: Popsicle ... [more]

Don't delay vaccination for measles

Jul 31, 2014 - The Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram:  Tarrant County, Texas, residents got a sobering reminder of how important it is to vaccinate children when public health officials last week confirmed the ... [more]

UW president wants greater cooperation with energy industry

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  University of Wyoming president Richard C. McGinity of Crowheart wants the school to work more closely with the state mining industry during his time at the ... [more]

The city lot

Jul 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Is there a bona fide reason to impose new regulations?

The sight of commercial vehicles from a couple of companies occupying spaces around the clock ... [more]

Mother Nature 'delisted' mustangs

Jul 30, 2014 - By Walter Cook:  Evolution doesn't simply take a break for 12,000 years.

According to scientists, indigenous modern horses died out in the so-called New World at the ... [more]

It's confusing, but legal, for candidate to use two names

Jul 30, 2014 - Julie A. Freese, Fremont County Clerk, Lander:  Editor:
In response to Rex D. Flemish's letter to the editor regarding the question of how a candidate can run under two names in an election, I would like to ... [more]

A useful step back from unfair drug sentencing

Jul 30, 2014 - The Philadelphia (Pa.) Daily News:  The nation's retreat from a mission to arrest and imprison our way out of our illegal drug problem has taken another important step.
A federal commission has ... [more]