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Hill speaks about bid to unseat Gov. Matt Mead

Aug 14, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republicans face dueling versions of the same story as they consider Cindy Hill's candidacy for governor in this month's primary.
Hill, the ... [more]

Experience focus of Secretary of State debate

Aug 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Cheyenne businessman Ed Murray painted himself as the only candidate who offers new blood when he faced off in a debate Wednesday night in Riverton against ... [more]

Scouts help leader float across lake after injury

Aug 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of teenage Boy Scouts helped local search and rescue volunteers retrieve a troop leader from the Wind River Mountains on Friday after the 49-year-old ... [more]

Retiring rep's niece competes in rare Democratic primary

Aug 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Running for State House District 33, Andrea "Andi" Clifford races Wilfred J. Ferris, III one of two contested Democratic primaries in Fremont County this ... [more]

Robert H. Moon

Aug 14, 2014 - Staff:  Robert H. Moon, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. He was 81 years old.
Services were Friday, Aug. 8, at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home in ... [more]

House District 33: Allen vows strict fiscal control

Aug 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fiscal responsibility and liberty are the hallmarks of Jim Allen's campaign for Wyoming House District 33.
"As a legislator, it will be my priority to ... [more]

House District 33: Cardenas pledges communication

Aug 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Four issues are included in Daniel Cardenas's campaign platform for House District 33: communication, transparency, education and economic ... [more]

Stuart P. Schmidt

Aug 14, 2014 - Staff:  Stuart P. Schmidt, formerly of Fremont County, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. He was 51 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at ... [more]

Two Governor's Cup tennis championships for Conrad

Aug 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marty Conrad swept the 3.5 singles and doubles tennis tittles Sunday at the Wyoming Governor's Cup in Cheyenne.
In the doubles competition, Conrad teamed up ... [more]

Zoller brings home gold from Lander Sprint Triathlon

Aug 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton resident Karen Zoller is a perfect one-for-one at the Lander Sprint Triathlon.
Zoller had enough left in the tank to finish first Saturday in ... [more]

Today

Aug 13, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
ALSTINE

Betty Van Alstine, 69, of Jeffrey City, died with family at her side Sunday, Aug. 10, at home. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Chocolate cheesecake bars a tasty way to feed a crowd

Aug 13, 2014 - By Susan Selasky, McClatchy Newspapers:  When making them, be sure to plan on at least four hours of chilling time.

If you need a dessert to feed a crowd, here's one to try. These chocolate ... [more]

Richard Nixon's lasting unpopularity

Aug 13, 2014 - By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times:  Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive ... [more]

Hold Mead responsible for harm done by the 'Hill Bill'

Aug 13, 2014 - Barbara Saifer, Riverton:  Editor:
I see Gov. Matt Mead has been around getting his picture taken and going on TV to debate. In the primary election, I really hope voters send him a ... [more]

Back to Iraq

Aug 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Renewed U.S. military involvement is narrow for now, but the horizon is cloudy

President Barack Obama has said his decision to re-involve American ... [more]

Dr. Clayton A. Arnold

Aug 13, 2014 - Staff:  Dr. Clayton A. Arnold died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, with his family by his side. He was 91 years old.
A private family memorial services has taken place. ... [more]

Two sentenced for similar, unrelated crimes

Aug 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two Northern Arapaho men have been sentenced to prison terms for the same charge in unrelated incidents.
U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl ... [more]

Charles 'Chuck' McCoy

Aug 13, 2014 - Staff:  Charles "Chuck" McCoy, of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. He was 67 years old.
A memorial service with military ... [more]

Loren Anderson

Aug 13, 2014 - Staff:  Loren Anderson, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 89 years old.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Commission candidate Lambert says he would be 'somebody who cares'

Aug 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concerns about the Fremont County Emergency Medical Services led a Fort Washakie man to run for County Commission in District 1 as a Republican.
Mark Lamber ... [more]

Primary could set up race between sisters-in-law for commission slot

Aug 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Keja Whiteman is the incumbent, and Valaira Whiteman is running in the Republican primary.

Valaira Whiteman's decision to run for Fremont County ... [more]

Betty Van Alstine

Aug 13, 2014 - Staff:  Betty Van Alstine, of Jeffrey City, died with family at her side Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at home. She was 69 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Illegal floater lost in river
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A search is under way for a 22-year-old Georgia man who was swept down a dangerous river in ... [more]

Three debate for GOP pick as superintendent

Aug 13, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two of the three Republican candidates for Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction clashed over the administration of the current state ... [more]

Novice House candidate calls Obama 'dictator'

Aug 13, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Republican candidate for U.S. House in Wyoming said President Barack Obama is a dictator and he wants to personally say it to the president's ... [more]

Calendar says 'summer,' but sports radar says 'fall'

Aug 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  That funny calendar says it is August, the heart of summer. But before it flips to September, sports will have us thinking it's fall.
In Laramie on Aug. 30, ... [more]

Banner summer for Riverton Babe Ruth with two state titles

Aug 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two state championships this summer made the season a memorable one for the Riverton Babe Ruth baseball league.
The Riverton 14-year-old all-stars started it ... [more]

Today

Aug 12, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the photo with the page one story "Finished, but not quite ready" should have said J.R. Oakley photographed the Green ... [more]

Wyoming students exempt from vaccines down in 2013

Aug 12, 2014 - By Aerin Curtis, McClatchy Newspapers:  The numbers of students who take the necessary vaccinations for public schools went up in 2013.
But the figures for students who aren't vaccinated either for ... [more]

Strannigan most deserving of discussed honor at gymnasium

Aug 12, 2014 - Charles Duncan, Denver:  Editor:
I live in Denver and recently heard talk of honoring Bill Strannigan. I can think of no other person who contributed so much to the students and ... [more]