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Authorities looking for missing Riverton man; foul play not suspected

Oct 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are looking for a Riverton man who has been missing for about a week.
David Killsree, 36, of Riverton, was last seen the morning of Oct. 22 leaving ... [more]

Fire destroys motor home; cause unknown

Oct 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured during a fire that destroyed a motor home Tuesday on Elkhorn Drive north of Riverton.
The vehicle owner said he had been winterizing his ... [more]

Fewer grizzlies dying this year in Yellowstone area

Oct 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The number of threatened grizzly bears killed in and around Yellowstone National Park has dropped sharply as officials consider lifting ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Commission, District 4

Oct 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Independent incumbent Stephanie Kessler faces former Fremont County planning director Ray Price in the race for Fremont County Commission District 4, which ... [more]

Workers can get time off to vote

Oct 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield reminds employers that state law requires them to give employees one hour off to vote in the Nov. 4 general ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: 'Ceremonial,' recalling Bud Brimmer, and high percentage of bone

Oct 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cynthia Cloud dropped by The Ranger office not long ago. She's the Wyoming State Auditor. Cloud is running for re-election this year, and the outcome is in the ... [more]

Up 2-0 to CC, Rustlers falter in the end

Oct 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Casper College rallied to win three consecutive sets Tuesday in Riverton to escape with a win over the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
Casper College ... [more]

Gard would keep city operations running 'smoothly and sensibly'

Oct 29, 2014 - Chris Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
I have known Rich Gard since 1997. I've also conducted business with Rich on several occasions, and our families and children have interacted at ... [more]

Pumping more than pie out of pumpkins

Oct 29, 2014 - By Daniel Neman, McClatchy Newspapers:  Behold the pumpkin, plump harbinger of autumn, a bright-orange beacon for us all to blah blah blah, yada yada yada.
Look, I was going to write a nice story ... [more]

Cougars take third seed to regional volleyball tourney

Oct 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River High School Lady Cougars swept a pair of volleyball opponents to conclude the regular season.
Class 2-A WRHS made quick work of Class 1-A ... [more]

Teton roads closing

Oct 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Two roads in Grand Teton National Park are set to close for the winter season this week. The length of the Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake ... [more]

Amendment A

Oct 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rationale for all-Wyoming UW board is gone, but do we really need to change the constitution?

While voters across Wyoming will see ballot ... [more]


Oct 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  New power plant opens
CHEYENNE -- Power company officials on Tuesday marked the opening of a new gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne that replaces several ... [more]


Oct 28, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Third murder suspect now held at state penitentiary" should have said the alleged murder weapon is ... [more]

Cougars tamed by Cokeville but make playoffs

Oct 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River travels Tuesday to Thermopolis for a three-team "California playoff" with Burlington and Riverside.

PAVILLION -- The Cokeville Panthers ... [more]

Rustler runner third in first regional cross country meet for CWC

Oct 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tristan Mitchell finished third in the first-ever Region IX men's cross country race for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
Mitchell was clocked in a time ... [more]

Dubois secures No. 1 seed in 6-man playoffs; wins 'hybrid' over NC

Oct 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a fun way to end the regular season and a chance to play everyone on the roster prior to the opening of playoffs next Friday. 
Dubois defeated the ... [more]

RHS v-ball girls end regular season with wins

Oct 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines swept their final two Class 4-A West volleyball matches of the season this week, winning at Green River 3-2 (26-24, 26-28, 17-25, ... [more]

Wranglers down Riverside to nab 1-A playoff ticket

Oct 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Ending a one-year hiatus, the Shoshoni Wranglers are back in the Class 1-A football playoffs after holding off a physical Riverside team 26-12 at ... [more]

Tiger grid year ends; Riverton to postseason

Oct 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School football coach John Rounds had high praise for the Riverton Wolverines on Friday, a day after a winless season ended for the ... [more]

Chief boys take eighth straight XC title

Oct 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian's girls were a close second in their Class 2-A sate meet.

The Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs won their eighth consecutive Class ... [more]

Letter defending fossil fuels missed an important point

Oct 26, 2014 - Michael Fried, Riverton:  Editor;
Gloria Gregory's defense of the fossil fuels industry in her Oct. 19 letter to the editor is not illegitimate, but it misses a key point in the letter ... [more]

Hugo saves the day (and his buddy)

Oct 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  If you've ever lost a dog, then you know the pain and anguish you suffer as you search.

At a distant point in time  a wolf cub wandered near a human ... [more]

Answering to voters

Oct 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Any move to take voters out of state-level education ought to be resisted strongly

In the general election coming a week from Tuesday, some of the ... [more]

Judge Brimmer dead at age 92

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Hon. Clarence "Bud" Addison Brimmer Jr. of Cheyenne died Oct. 23, 2014, at the Boulder Community Foothills Hospital in Boulder, Colo. He was 92.
Brimmer ... [more]

New UW facility to serve as university's 'front door'

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming cut the ribbon Friday on the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center -- a dramatic welcoming center with state-of-the-art technological ... [more]

Cable splicer a busy man around ski areas

Oct 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Replacing a cable on a ski lift doesn't require a mechanic, it requires an artist. Fortunately for Jackson Hole's ski epicenters, a world-class cable ... [more]

The way it was: Mayors -- 1994

Oct 26, 2014 - Staff:  With an eye on the coming session of the Wyoming Legislature, the Fremont County Association of Governments invited local lawmakers to hear concerns on topics ... [more]

College hosting Halls of Horrors event this week

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Thrill-seekers can take guided tours this week through the dark halls of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center at Central Wyoming College.
Around every corner will ... [more]

Construction begins on CWC Lander Center

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College and the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information have announced that construction has begun on the new CWC Lander Center, ... [more]