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Foresight by lawmakers helped avoid major cuts this year, says Bebout

Mar 27, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, wouldn't describe his role as a top leader in the Wyoming Senate as enjoyable, exactly.
For the most part, he says, being ... [more]

Flood risk across Fremont County looks low this year

Mar 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Flooding is unlikely to be an issue in Fremont County this spring, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service. The risk is low across ... [more]

Conviction in beer-bottle killing upheld on appeal to Wyoming high court

Mar 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Shoshoni man's manslaughter conviction.
Shey Elan Bruce struck his girlfriend's separated husband on the head ... [more]

State sues to contest federal regs on oil and gas drilling

Mar 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming filed a lawsuit Thursday contesting new federal rules for oil and gas drilling on public land, alleging in part that they interfere with ... [more]

Hess Corp gives $15 million for energy studies

Mar 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Energy firm Hess Corp. has donated $15 million to the University of Wyoming to bolster research into extracting hard-to-get oil and gas ... [more]

Digest

Mar 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bird flu found in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department on Thursday urged people to be careful handling wild or domestic fowl because ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Shoshoni looks for strong track season

Mar 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Potential point scorers are found all the way through the Shoshoni High School Wranglers girls track and field lineup.
Coach Brady Slack has weapons ranging ... [more]

Cougars starting track season in Big Piney

Mar 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Kiley Chatfield has 30 track and field athletes to juggle this spring for his Wind River track and field teams.
WRHS started the season Friday at the ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Palm Sunday services set

Mar 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Churches in the Riverton area host a variety of Palm Sunday services this weekend, the start of Holy Week leading up to Easter.
Children present palm leaves ... [more]

Crashing a plane

Mar 27, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  We ask ourselves how, and why

The civilized world has one question on its mind today. Why did, or how could, a young airline pilot crash his plane ... [more]

Who needs Florida? We've got Wyo

Mar 27, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  A new study rates us the No. 1 state for retirement

I just spent a long weekend in Florida.
It was 82 on a Saturday afternoon --  in the middle of ... [more]

No reason to get upset about Cowboys losing in tournament

Mar 27, 2015 - Lynnette Hawes, Riverton:  Editor:
In Wyoming most of us were excited about the Cowboys making the March Madness tournament. But I was surprised at how many people I know were ... [more]

RHS troupe lands main stage

Mar 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly 100 schools worldwide apply for Thespian Festival honor

Riverton High School theater students are the first Wyoming teens in more than 30 ... [more]

Twelve county students earn academic honors in Casper

Mar 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials have released the names of students who made the president's and dean's honor rolls at Casper College for the 2014 fall semester.
To qualify for ... [more]