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Woman charged in assault that resulted in death of boyfriend in trailer house

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Arapahoe woman has been charged for attacking her boyfriend Oct. 11. The man, Clarence Joseph Tyler, subsequently died, but the charges do not accuse the ... [more]

Third murder suspect now held at state penitentiary

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The third defendant in a federal murder case from the Wind River Indian Reservation is to be delivered to federal custody soon. His two co-defendants were ... [more]

HD 33 candidate Clifford said her focus would be more than reservation

Oct 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During her campaign for Wyoming House District 33, Democrat Andrea Clifford of Riverton says she has felt ostracized at times because of her tribal ... [more]

Peters wants second term as mayor

Oct 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters says he is proud of the work he has accomplished during his four-year term in office.
He is asking town voters to elect him again ... [more]

Facilities panel advises changes at several sites

Oct 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state-run Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin would be privatized or closed, and the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston and the Wyoming Life ... [more]

Body is that of Wyoming man missing since 2000

Oct 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Human remains found in western South Dakota's Lawrence County last week have been identified as those of a man whose disappearance 14 years ... [more]

Digest

Oct 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Emissions plan approved
GILLETTE -- A federal appeals court has sided with the state of Wyoming on a plan to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from power ... [more]

Sweetest county in Wyoming

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Area bees produced 1.1 million pounds of honey in 2012

White bee boxes are a common site for local residents, but some might be surprised by how many ... [more]

Today

Oct 24, 2014 - Staff:  Births
O'DEAN

A son was born to Brandy Hanson of Riverton and William O'Dean of Elko, Nev., at 3:09 p.m. June 3 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Commission

Oct 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Democratic incumbent Keja Whiteman faces Republican Mark Lambert in the election Nov. 4 for the District 1 seat on the Fremont County Commission. Whiteman has ... [more]

Deputies tried to find murder suspect in two hours between alert and attack

Oct 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police were notified at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday that Jeremiah Shull, 22, of Riverton, was thinking of committing a crime.
Two hours later, police say, Shull ... [more]

Woman airlifted after collision on highway

Oct 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three children escaped the crash unharmed.

Authorities are piecing together details of a highway traffic accident Wednesday that sent a Riverton ... [more]

Hard times for gold medalist; auction set

Oct 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off ... [more]

Digest

Oct 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Haynes to run as write-in again
CHEYENNE -- Taylor Haynes has launched a write-in campaign for governor.
Haynes finished a distant second in the ... [more]

CWC launches new criminal justice program for Second Wind students

Oct 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's Second Wind program is offering a six-month criminal justice program that starts Nov. 10.
The Second Wind program is designed to ... [more]

WY Outside hosting youth video contest

Oct 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming youth ages 8-18 have an opportunity to show what experiencing nature means to them and exhibit their creative abilities by entering the second annual ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Wolverines crush Lander Tigers 56-0

Oct 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Next up for Riverton is an Oct. 31 playoff game at home, with the opponent still to be determined.

Behind a balanced ground and air attack, the ... [more]

Mitchell a contender for regional XC crown for Rustlers

Oct 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  During the summer months, Tristan Mitchell thought he was going to take his running talents to Black Hills State University.
The former Newcastle standout ... [more]

Trick play has worked well for Patterson; playoff picture complicated

Oct 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Midway through the third quarter with their cross-county rivalry game well in hand, the Riverton Wolverines were looking at third and goal from the 1-yard line ... [more]

Championship season: Wolverines ended regular year with two victories

Oct 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's final regular season ended at 5-3 overall, 3-1 in the Class 3-AR00;East.

After a two-year absence for the Wyoming high school football ... [more]

RHS runners set goals for state XC meet on Saturday

Oct 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After learning the speed of the Class 4-A cross country runners last week at regionals, Riverton Wolverines coach Jay Dayton is expecting his team to improve ... [more]

Wrangler girls set to clinch regular season v-ball conference title

Oct 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers are one win away from clinching the Class 2-A Northwest regular season volleyball title, and they have two opportunities to do it.
SHS ... [more]

Cougar spikers polishing form for 2-A West regional

Oct 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River probably will be the third seed from the Southwest.

Confidence and working together.
Those two things have helped the Wind River Lady ... [more]

Wolverine volleyball wrapping up regular year

Oct 23, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team will look to create important late-season momentum as it travels to Green River on Friday and then hosts Rock ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Another vacancy

Oct 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Half the members of the Riverton City Council got there without being elected

This week's announcement by Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith that he ... [more]

Wyoming is part of the world

Oct 24, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Todd Smith, supervisor of Fremont County's Emergency Medical Services, had it right the other day when he said, "Luckily we're in the middle of ... [more]

FFA kids performed a 'most generous' service to resident

Oct 24, 2014 - Mona Marshall, Riverton:  Editor:
I had just spent parts of three days working on getting the leaves of my lawn raked and put into bags.
I had 12 bags done and three small piles to ... [more]

Bradlee

Oct 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Never did America produce a better-known newspaper editor

It's uncertain these days if there is such a thing as a famous newspaper editor any more. ... [more]

Four little aliens of my own

Oct 23, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  They aren't so different from the Blue Men on stage

For his recent birthday, The Husband received tickets to the Blue Man Group concert in Casper, ... [more]

Mayor candidate Baker a man of 'uncommon ability'

Oct 23, 2014 - William Peden, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing to encourage the voters of Riverton to vote for Lars Baker as our mayor.
I have known Lars for nearly 40 years, and he has impressed ... [more]

City extends concrete repair project

Oct 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved an additional 58 days of concrete work under its miscellaneous concrete repair project, which is funded by the optional ... [more]

Council approves purchase of new snow truck

Oct 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved the purchase of a new snow removal truck just in time for winter.
The move had been approved by the council as the ... [more]

NOLS 2014 Stewardship Award goes to BLM Lander Field Office

Oct 23, 2014 - Staff:  The National Outdoor Leadership School has awarded its 2014 Stewardship Award to the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office.
The NOLS Stewardship ... [more]