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City hears complaints, suggestions about farmers market spot

Apr 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council met with downtown business owners and street vendors to discuss options for a new farmers market location in Riverton.
There was a ... [more]

No plea deal in robbery outside store; trial set

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One defendant in the case of a November mugging at Walmart is headed to trial on May 12.
Deputy Fremont County attorney Dan Stebner and public defender Terry ... [more]

ACLU wants to enter case on birth control benefits at Wyoming Catholic College

Apr 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to enter a pending federal lawsuit to argue against Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming that are trying to ... [more]

First Easter egg found Tuesday on Webbwood

Apr 15, 2014 - Staff:  Carl King of Riverton is $200 richer Tuesday after finding the first of the two Ranger Easter eggs.
King found the egg along Webbwood Road near the new ... [more]

County clerk's office to take over some duties for museums

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese has outlined a plan to have her office take over the former duties of the Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees ... [more]

At least 47 cars involved in huge pileup on I-80; lane shut 18 hours

Apr 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ELK MOUNTAIN -- Wyoming Highway Patrol officials say they're still counting up the dozens of cars and trucks involved in an Interstate 80 pileup that injured at ... [more]

Money approved to stabilize hillside

Apr 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The Jackson Town Council has authorized up to $700,000 to build a massive buttress that could temporarily slow the landslide at East Gros Ventre ... [more]

Digest

Apr 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  House Speaker Lubnau to retire
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau is retiring from the Legislature.
The Gillette Republican was elected ... [more]

Smart phone app providing unique services to expectant mothers

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  WYhealth Due Date Plus helps women follow through on prenatal care with the goal of preventing premature births.

A new smart phone app from the ... [more]

Dietitian says new health routines require planning

Apr 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  When it comes to finding the perfect diet to help shed winter weight, dietitian Susan Kreager said the best way to begin is to start planning ahead.
Kreager ... [more]

Alzheimer's Association offering grant to caregivers

Apr 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Alzheimer's Association's Respite Care Assistance Program is offering relief to caregivers.
The purpose of the program is to give family caregivers time ... [more]

Technology, training kept pileup from being worse

Apr 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two killed, eight hurt March 6

Officials say advancements in equipment and training prevented further deaths after a two-vehicle wreck March 6 on ... [more]

College opts to renew optional tax levy; could generate $1 million

Apr 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State law permits Wyoming's community colleges to collect the tax to pay for operations, and CWC has utilized it for 24 consecutive years.

The ... [more]

LeBrun to challenge Bennett for top job

Apr 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After five years walking "a step behind" the Fremont County Attorney, Patrick LeBrun announced Sunday that he wants to lead.
LeBrun is running as a ... [more]

Judge urged not to block birth- control rule; case involves Wyo Catholic

Apr 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Federal government lawyers are opposing a request from Catholic organizations in Wyoming for a court order to block the birth-control coverage requirement in ... [more]

Arapahoe students first to get safety training from Bike and Safety Rodeo

Apr 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Other county schools will receive lessons in April and May.

Students from Arapahoe Elementary School showed off their new helmets and knowledge of ... [more]

Counseling service for military personnel preps for open house events

Apr 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Therapists with the Soldiers Project donate their time and commit to working with one client each.

Three opening events are scheduled in the coming ... [more]

Dennison music series launching a TV broadcast

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  "Live From the Dennison Lodge" enters its third season Thursday with Nashville-based singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis gracing the Didier Stage.
Pettis will be ... [more]

Trial set for man charged with assault on reservation

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  A jury trial has been set for June 2 in Casper for Dustin James Friday, 23, a Northern Arapaho tribal member charged with assault resulting in serious bodily ... [more]

Forest transplant permits available

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Tree and shrub transplanting permits are now available for purchase at Shoshone National Forest district offices.
Transplant permits are $5 for one tree or ... [more]

Digest

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Livestock board meeting set
The Wyoming Livestock Board's Traceability Working Group will have a public meeting 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the ... [more]

The way it was: All Sports Banquet -- 1958

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  An annual springtime event in the middle of the 20th century was the Fremont County All Sports Banquet. The 1958 version took place in April at the county fair ... [more]

Shelter opens for Jackson evacuees

Apr 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The unstable hillside is about the size of two football fields and is along a main artery outside the historic downtown area.

JACKSON -- The Red ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Inmate gave dope to others
GILLETTE -- A Gillette man faces four felony drug charges after he allegedly smuggled heroin into the Campbell County ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Spartan boys ring up big win on track

Apr 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Middle School Spartans steamrolled to the eighth-grade team championship Saturday at Wolverine Track.
Riverton pilled up 214 points in the ... [more]

Even cricket players make the most of Prexy's Pasture

Apr 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  In the center of the campus of the University of Wyoming, surrounded by historic, beautiful buildings such as the Wyoming Union, the College of Agriculture, ... [more]

Lander soccer boys drop games to two top teams

Apr 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Victories over Worland 4-0 and Cheyenne South 4-2 lifted the Lander Tigers into the gold bracket Saturday at the Green River Invitational soccer tournament. ... [more]

White, Winger county basketball players of the year

Apr 14, 2014 - Staff:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor


Casey Winger stood tall on the basketball court this year for the Lander Tigers.
The 6-foot-4 senior was there when ... [more]

Watts sets new sprint records for Wolverines

Apr 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sean Watts shattered the Riverton High School records in both the 100 meters and 200 meters Friday at the Trojan Invitational in Casper.
Watts set the new ... [more]

RHS coach Porter led girls to first state tourney in a decade

Apr 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Ron Porter, whose Riverton Lady Wolverine basketball team won 13 games and qualified for the state Class 4-A basketball tournament for the first time in 11 ... [more]

At Dubois, Carrico revived his coaching career to Rams' benefit

Apr 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  At 78, the retired Marine was enjoying retirement when his grandson called him to move from San Diego to the mountains of Wyoming.

It was a ... [more]

Wolverine soccer boys second to Jackson at Green River tourney

Apr 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team won its first three matches at a tournament in Green River before falling to tournament champion Jackson 3-1 in the ... [more]

Two up, two down for Riverton girls in Worland soccer field

Apr 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team split its weekend matches, going 2-2 at a tournament Friday and Saturday in Worland.
On Friday, Riverton opened with ... [more]

Numerous wins for county competitors at Wyoming Indian meet on Saturday

Apr 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian hosted its annual invitational track meet Saturday at Ethete under sunny, blustery conditions. 
Team scores and field events results weren't ... [more]

Pokes improve on passing game

Apr 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Saturday's second Spring scrimmage for the Wyoming Cowboys saw a much sharper Cowboy team on both sides of the ball, with the offense displaying an ... [more]

County teams make marks at Burlington track meet

Apr 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The inaugural track meet at Burlington High School was dominated by Lovell in both the boys and girls divisions. 
The Lovell boys tallied 171 points to ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Tuesday notes

Apr 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Calendar counting
Monday was about as close as we're going to get this year to one of those fun calendar numbers  like Dec. 12, 2012 -- 12/12/12 -- or ... [more]

You pay taxes -- why doesn't General Electric?

Apr 15, 2014 - Frank Clemente, Washington, D.C.:  Editor:
You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. It's the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security ... [more]

Huggers and haters

Apr 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Interpretations of the newest wolf numbers will vary but ought to encourage both sides

So far, so good for delisted wolves in Wyoming and its ... [more]

Spring stirs the seeds of obsession

Apr 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The gardening bug is endemic in my family.

The signs are finally here. Last week I watched a father and son playing catch at the Babe Ruth Park on ... [more]

Organizer's imagination and knowledge 'indispensable' in weekly opera sponsorship

Apr 14, 2014 - Chuck and Muriel Chidsey, Lander:  Editor:
I write on behalf of the small but enthusiastic group of patrons of Lander Met Opera who feel as I do that we and this community owe a debt of ... [more]

Dems in trouble if Obama numbers stay down

Apr 14, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Joseph Napolitan, who essentially created the profession of campaign consultant and who departed these earthly precincts this past December, was a wise man. ... [more]