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Murder suspect hears charge

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man was charged in a Sunday stabbing death in rural Riverton.

"Can you tell me what your name is?"
It was a simple question, but for a long ... [more]

Warm temps not harming beet harvest much, crop analyst says

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Warm weather is impacting the Fremont County sugar beet harvest, but it still stayed on schedule.
Warm afternoons this month have caused a little trouble for ... [more]

Smith resigns council seat; moving to New Jersey for new job

Oct 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith has resigned.
The Ward 2 representative announced his resignation Tuesday night during the regular meeting of the council. ... [more]

Lesser charge in bank 'kidnap'; defendant free

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Once facing life in prison for a kidnapping charge, a Riverton man was released Monday after six months behind bars.
A hearing that day for the defendant ... [more]

Same-sex couples signing up across state

Oct 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gay couples were applying for marriage licenses statewide Wednesday, although at a slower pace than other states where bans were struck ... [more]

Lawsuit seeking protections across West for wolverines

Oct 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the government's denial of federal protections for the wolverine.
Thirteen advocacy groups and an ... [more]

Digest

Oct 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More than 12,000 absentee ballots so far
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office says it has received more than 12,700 completed absentee ... [more]

Cooking broccoli, cauliflower longer yields surprising taste

Oct 22, 2014 - By Russ Parsons, McClatchy Newspapers:  The flavor improves greatly when the vegetables have been cooked to almost a smearing texture.

Anyone who can turn on an oven knows the difference ... [more]

Historic day in county

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  First same-sex marriage license goes to Arapahoe women

Joann Rae Bell and Lisa Gaines were surprised to be the first same-sex couple to seek a ... [more]

Smith resigns from Riverton City Council

Oct 21, 2014 - Staff:  Councilman Todd Smith announced his resignation during the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
Smith said is leaving to pursue a new pastor position. ... [more]

Murder charged for knife attack in bedroom

Oct 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man is in custody on charges of killing his estranged wife's bedmate early Sunday in a residence north of town.
Jeremiah Ethan Shull, 22, is being ... [more]

Hamlin seeks second term

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gary Hamlin is running to be re-elected mayor of Pavillion. He has served seven years in the post after first being appointed in 2007 and winning an election ... [more]

Frazier touting his people skills

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Business owner Tex Frazier is challenging incumbent Gary Hamlin in the Pavillion mayoral election.
"I just think the community is ready for a change, and I ... [more]

Wyoming now among 30 states legalizing same-sex marriage

Oct 21, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The state decided officially on Monday not to appeal last week's federal court ruling striking down the ban on gay marriage.

Wyoming has become the ... [more]

Legislators clash over amendment on eligibility for university trustees

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Nonresidents should be allowed to serve on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees because more than half of the university's alumni live ... [more]

Ten babies tallied in annual count of trumpeter swans

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Volunteers and officials with the National Elk Refuge say four adult breeding pairs of trumpeter swans raised 10 cygnets at the refuge this ... [more]

Cause of fatal helicopter crash still unknown

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Federal investigators haven't found any obvious mechanical deficiencies or failures that may have caused a rescue helicopter to crash two years ago ... [more]

Affordable Care Act to trim Medicare costs

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal officials say Wyoming residents on Medicare are expected to pay $1.5 million less than expected for health care in 2015 under the Affordable ... [more]

Digest

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Police dog killed by truck
CASPER -- A Wyoming Highway Patrol K-9 who had been on the job for about two months was struck and killed by a ... [more]

Mid-level providers filling health care shortage in county

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Being able to visit "the doctor" for any health concern is an American expectation, but it is starting not to be the norm. Nurse practitioners and physician's ... [more]

Series to train volunteers in hospice care

Oct 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton is hosting a training series Thursday through Saturday for people interested in volunteering at the facility. ... [more]

Hospital offers extended hours for breast screenings

Oct 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mammograms will be read by the radiologist the following day.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SageWest Health Care at Lander and Riverton ... [more]

State task force to discuss futures of health facilities

Oct 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health facilities task force will meet Wednesday in Cheyenne to discuss the group's recommendations about the future roles and needs ... [more]

Ranger Sports

RHS meets 0-7 Lander in Thursday game

Oct 22, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Win or lose, Riverton hosts a playoff game next Friday in the opening round of he Class 3-A playoffs as the No. 2 seed from the East conference. ... [more]

Dubois will host playoff game in first round; foe to be decided

Oct 22, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Dubois Rams will host a playoff game in the opening round of the Class 1-A 6-man state playoffs in two weeks.  Whether they host one or two games depends ... [more]

Rustlers fall to Western spikers in road match

Oct 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Western Wyoming Community College swept its regular season Region IX volleyball series with a victory Tuesday night over the Central Wyoming College Rustlers ... [more]

Wolverine swimmers fourth at conference meet; Settlemire wins individual title in 200 IM

Oct 22, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines swam for the first time in the re-aligned Class 4-A West conference meet last Thursday and Friday in Evanston.
Jordan Settlemire ... [more]

RJFL all-stars 1-1 in Saturday tournament

Oct 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Junior Football League players combined to form one team of sixth-graders for the annual Fremont County Football Festival on Saturday, posting a 1-1 ... [more]

Well done with the World Series, MLB

Oct 21, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Back in 2012, Major League Baseball thought late-summer playoff races would become more captivating if one more team in each league, in addition to the ... [more]

Chiefs sweep team titles at conference XC

Oct 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School started its postseason cross country run by winning the boys and girls Five Rivers Conference titles Thursday in Ethete.
The ... [more]

Nance cleared to play basketball for Pokes

Oct 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The forward averaged 15.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.1 block shots per game last season before his injury.

University of Wyoming men's ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Newlyweds

Oct 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  What once seemed unthinkable here is now the law -- so get with it

We felt a sense of history in our newsroom Tuesday morning as it became clear that ... [more]

List of U.S. Supreme Court justices clipped and saved

Oct 22, 2014 - Donna Spencerton, Riverton:  Editor:
This is a small thing, but I did appreciate it when you printed the names of all the U.S. Supreme Court members with their ages, how long they had ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The air out there
The comedian Billy Crystal is a baseball fan, and he described a particular kind of climatological condition as "World Series ... [more]

A question for all the Ebola 'worrywarts'

Oct 21, 2014 - Gail Greenwahl, Riverton:  Editor:
We are in the middle of non-stop talk about Ebola as if it is the new Black Plague. I guess it is important to be prepared for the worst, even in ... [more]