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Case dropped against man accused of abducting girl

Sep 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Charges have been dropped but the case still is open against a Riverton man accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl on July 19.
Riverton Circuit Court Judge ... [more]

Save your produce

Sep 17, 2014 - By Jeanmarie Brownson, McClatchy Newspapers:  Freezer makes it easy to use summer's bounty
Every September, a small panic rises.
The herb garden overflows; so do the border plantings of leafy ... [more]

Damp summer kept water use lower; new pump to cost $520,000

Sep 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has voted to replace 32-year-old pump at the local water treatment plant.
The pump is one of three that have been in place at the ... [more]

Information on police shooting will not be shared

Sep 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Ranger received notice Wednesday that the Bureau of Indian Affairs will withhold documents requested through the Freedom of Information Act regarding an ... [more]

A Democrat in red-state Wyoming

Sep 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Governor nominee Pete Gosar challenges incumbent Mead

Attendees peppered Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar with questions at a Sept. 16 ... [more]

Beautification committee could help city, council members told

Sep 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is considering forming a new beautification committee, and members discussed different responsibilities the committee could take. ... [more]

Fireball in sky confirmed as Russian satellite

Sep 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as ... [more]

Digest

Sep 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Airline subsidy renewed
GREEN RIVER -- Rock Springs and Sweetwater County will continue to have air service to Salt Lake City for at least another ... [more]

Dessert superlatives fall short before the Palm Beach brownie

Sep 17, 2014 - By Rick Nelson, McClatchy Newspapers:  This crusty-topped bar should be in every chocolate lover's baking repertoire.

Along with death, taxes and Meryl Streep landing another Oscar ... [more]

Missing man died after bear attack

Sep 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Initial autopsy reports show Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah, likely died last week after suffering a bear bite while working in the Bridger Teton National Forest ... [more]

Sen. Case has melanoma, weighing treatment options during campaign

Sep 16, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  A longtime Wyoming legislator from Fremont County has been diagnosed with melanoma.
State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, who is running for re-election, said he ... [more]

After 37 years, big water adjudication case complete

Sep 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Collaboration among the state of Wyoming, the federal government and the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes was celebrated at the Big Horn ... [more]

Lake search for Udens finished; no word yet on any findings

Sep 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The underwater search for the bodies of three Riverton residents murdered more than 30 years ago is finished, but authorities have not released the results of ... [more]

State's teen birth rate decreases, now approximates national figure

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  For the sixth straight year, teen birth rates have decreased in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Department of Health reports 30.2 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 in ... [more]

Petition challenges slaughter of bison from Yellowstone park

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition to stop the capture and mass slaughter of wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park during ... [more]

Technical analysis of Oregon coal port suspended by Army Corps of Engineers

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  PORTLAND, Ore. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian ... [more]

Digest

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Cody man killed by falling tree
CODY -- A Cody man is dead after a falling tree struck him on the head as he was cutting firewood.
The Park County ... [more]

Riverton still recovering from primary care doctor departure

Sep 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Waking up feeling sore, stuffy and feverish is bad enough, but calling the doctor's office and finding the physician is booked all day can make it worse.
This ... [more]

Partnership helps schools in offering suicide prevention

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A new school program is training Cheyenne students to be part of the solution in suicide prevention.
A partnership between several area agencies and ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Spikers sweep Rock Springs in league match

Sep 17, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton plays at home Friday against Laramie.

Making a school-day trip to Sweetwater County, the Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team picked up ... [more]

Wranglers reach semis in Big Horn VB tourney

Sep 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni advanced into the semifinals of the top bracket Saturday at the Big Horn Invitational volleyball tournament.
In the semis, Wright won a 25-14, 25-14 ... [more]

Chief runners saw state course at Sheridan meet

Sep 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor :  Members of the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country teams had an extra-important learning experience on at the Michelle Ludwig Invitational on ... [more]

Lander set for home opener vs. Cody

Sep 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With one more non-conference football game on the schedule, first-year Lander Valley High School Tigers coach John Rounds wants to find consistency on ... [more]

Two finalists for CWC at home rodeo

Sep 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett and Trae Kautzman reached the finals Sunday for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers during the final day of the Rustler Roundup rodeo at the ... [more]

Steamboat and his rider are seen everywhere in Wyoming

Sep 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  One hundred years ago this month, Steamboat, the bucking horse that has come to define Wyoming and is one of the most-iconic state symbols in America, breathed ... [more]

Mitchell grabs third for CWC at cross country invitational in Nebraska

Sep 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In his first cross country meet of the season for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers, Tristan Mitchell finished third overall in the men's race Saturday at ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

A lame excuse

Sep 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Explaining away the injury of a child as family tradition is unacceptable

"That's how I was raised."
Adrian Peterson, the all-pro football player of ... [more]

Growing and collecting lilies, but not offering them for sale

Sep 17, 2014 - Roger L. Gose, Riverton:  Editor:
Please accept the following clarification regarding the photograph labeled "Sunrise daylilies" in the Sept. 5 Ranger:
I am a collector and grower of ... [more]

What about past band director's name on the high school floor?

Sep 17, 2014 - Tracie Mariwell, Gillette:  Editor:
As to writing coach Bill Strannigan's name on the Riverton High School gym floor, what about John Aanestad's name, too?
He directed the bands for ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  To freeze or not to freeze
Did it freeze hard enough Thursday night/Friday morning to end the growing season? Some say yes, some say no, which means it ... [more]