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Officials planning to recover Uden bodies from Fremont Lake

Aug 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Authorities plan to recover the bodies of the Uden family from the deep waters of a Sublette County lake as the 34th anniversary of their murders approaches. ... [more]

Campbell secures GOP House District 34 race

Aug 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  For most of Tuesday evening, Wyoming House District 34 Rep. Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni, was unsure whether she would be elected to serve another term in ... [more]

Write-ins could advance to general

Aug 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several write-in candidates could add a twist to municipal elections this fall after receiving enough votes to be on the general-election ballot. Write-in ... [more]

Trapping expo features furs, demos

Aug 22, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  TV personality and coyote caller Les Johnson will speak Saturday.

The Wyoming State Trapper's Association's convention is in Riverton this weekend, ... [more]

Mead asking for Medicaid proposal for Legislature

Aug 22, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says he expects to be ready to brief state lawmakers early next year about the best deal Wyoming could get from the federal ... [more]

Reward offered for former billionaire's assets

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The trustee representing Yellowstone Club creditors offered a reward Wednesday to anyone who can help uncover property or bank accounts the ... [more]

Independent candidates running in general election

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some independent candidates are pushing to get on the ballot for Wyoming's general election in November.
Don Wills of Pine Bluffs filed a petition ... [more]

Digest

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Re-count verifies one-vote victory
JACKSON -- A re-count has confirmed that Teton County commissioner candidate Reynolds Pomeroy made it onto the ... [more]

Bear destroys bee hives north of Pavillion

Aug 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Winnie the Pooh was right: Bears love honey. But in real life those animals do not show their affection as charmingly as cartoons would have us believe.
A ... [more]

Nine file for general election one day after primary

Aug 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  On the day after Wyoming primary ballots were cast, nine people filed in Fremont County to become candidates in the November general elections.
Third-party ... [more]

West Nile virus detected in city

Aug 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Area residents have been warned to be vigilant in avoiding mosquitoes now that West Nile virus has been detected in city limits.
Local resident and mayoral ... [more]

Two arrested after 163-mile car chase ends in Rawlins

Aug 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A stolen gray 2013 Dodge Charger led law enforcement on a high speed chase Tuesday afternoon that reached Rawlins from Riverton in less than 90 minutes. A ... [more]

Case not 'real surprised' by Senate District 25 victory

Aug 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After visiting with constituents during his re-election campaign this summer, Wyoming Senate District 25 Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, said he wasn't too worried ... [more]

Maldonado beats Brockie in Dem primary for Senate District 25 spot

Aug 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sergio Maldonado received a call at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday from his challenger, Travis Brockie, in the Democratic primary for Wyoming Senate District ... [more]

Balow says her campaign is gearing up for Nov. 4 election

Aug 21, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Fresh off a Republican primary victory, state schools superintendent candidate Jillian Balow says her campaign will be readjusting its focus for the ... [more]

Officials to re-count ballots for Natrona County Commission

Aug 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Natrona County officials are recounting the primary election ballots because two Republican candidates for county commissioner finished less than 1 ... [more]

Touch-screens slow release of Laramie County's election results

Aug 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Slow-counting touch-screen voting machines are one reason the initial results of Tuesday's primary election in Laramie County were not available ... [more]

Digest

Aug 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Student missing from Teton park
MOOSE -- Authorities are searching for a Russian student who failed to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Riverton team ties record score during first day of tourney

Aug 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor :  Five Riverton High School golfers fired scores in the 70s and 60s Thursday, taking a commanding 30-stroke team lead after the first day of the Riverton ... [more]

CWC cross country team prepping for first meet of season

Aug 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The competition is Friday night at the Gillette Invitational.

Daily afternoon practice for the men's and women's cross country team at Central ... [more]

All eyes on new UW coach as fall football season starts

Aug 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  All University of Wyoming football fans are going to have their eyes on new coach Craig Bohl and the way his team performs for the grueling 2014 schedule. ... [more]

RJFL practice begins

Aug 21, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton High School head football coach Pat Patterson took time during practice Wednesday to speak with the incoming Riverton Junior Football League players ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Van Dijks invite families to paint community memorial

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Residents will have the opportunity Saturday to be a part of a lasting memorial for Noah and Zephy van Dijk -- two children who died in a house fire July 15 on ... [more]

Elders honor gravesite found on school grounds

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees held a ceremony to honor a gravesite found on the grounds of the school.
The site sat behind the ... [more]

Deshaw, Coen to wed Saturday

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shawna Marine Deshaw of Fort Washakie and George "Bob" Coen of Riverton have announced their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Cindy Deshaw and ... [more]

Moriarty, Finch marry

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sarah Marie Moriarty and Benjamin Thomas Finch were married July 10, 2014, at the Kiwanis Community House in Cheyenne. The groom's brother, A. Lucas Finch, a ... [more]

Library hosting Reader's Run 5k

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  The public is invited to participate in the Reader's Run 5k on Oct. 4 at the Lander Library.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the run starts at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Hits and misses on primary predictions

Aug 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you're going to write a newspaper column predicting the outcome of an election, then it's only fair to write a follow-up to check how well you did. Hence, ... [more]

Public health first

Aug 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the time being, no exceptions to mosquito fogging in Riverton
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are in Riverton. In response, insecticide ... [more]

Riverton ought to change its nickname to 'Weed City'

Aug 22, 2014 - By Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to express my support for the idea of changing the nickname of our fair city on the welcome signs from ... [more]

Looking forward to more election debates

Aug 21, 2014 - Chelsea Grimes, Riverton:  Editor:
I got a lot out of the debates for political candidate on public television before the primary election. The ones that interested me the most were ... [more]

Sharing tips to stop scammers

Aug 21, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Locally, I've heard reports of people who've lost their savings

Do you know for sure when or if you're being "scammed?"
It's becoming more and more ... [more]

Just getting started?

Aug 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The primary election is a conclusion for some, a beginning for others

A primary election can leave several outcomes. Some we know already. Others ... [more]

Lander eatery catches eye of New York Times travel blogger

Aug 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  In mid-July, a New York Times photographer and food and travel blogger stopped in Lander during a trip across the United States and were impressed by what they ... [more]

Herren retiring from WyDOT

Aug 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton senior engineering technician Kent Herren retired Aug. 8 from the Wyoming Department of Transportation after more than 32 years of service.
Herren ... [more]

Merrell new administrator for Wyoming Life Resource Center

Aug 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Adam Merrell has joined the Wyoming Department of Health as the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.
Merrell has worked in ... [more]