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CWC spikers hosting two region opponents Friday and Saturday

Oct 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  The Rustlers are 19-7 overall and 3-3 in league play.

Two home volleyball matches start the second half of Region IX conference play for the Central ... [more]

Wolverine XC teams both sixth at regional

Oct 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The state meet is Saturday, Oct. 25, in Sheridan where RHS is going to compete in the Class 4-A level.

Gaven Murphy was the top finisher for the ... [more]

Sweep of Evanston puts Riverton in good shape for high seed at 4-A West volleyball

Oct 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines are now in the driver's seat for a No. 3 seed in the upcoming regional volleyball tournament after sweeping the Evanston Red Devils ... [more]

Boy's 'temper tantrum' in parking lot prompts onlookers to call authorities

Oct 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officers responding to a juvenile problem Oct. 9 in Riverton determined that the issue had been "self-inflicted."
The problem reportedly arose when a ... [more]

Campaign gives teenagers safe driving tips

Oct 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The "5 to Drive" effort addresses the five most dangerous and deadly behaviors for teen drivers.

Injury Prevention Resources teamed up with the ... [more]

Kinnear youth winner in ag photo contest

Oct 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The winners of the Wyoming Business Council agribusiness division's seventh annual Agricultural Photo Contest have been chosen.
The grand prize winner was ... [more]

'It's obvious' that Baker is best qualified for mayor

Oct 17, 2014 - Barbara Saifer, Riverton:  Editor:
In Riverton's mayor election, it is obvious who the best candidate is, and that is Lars Baker. All you need to do is look at his record and the ... [more]

Demonstrators call for Medicaid expansion at debate

Oct 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Walking up to the governor and state superintendent debates Thursday, attendees and candidates got an eyeful of signs calling for Wyoming to expand Medicaid. ... [more]

It's the square knot or bust

Oct 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Tying my shoes differently is mind-boggling

If you want to get out of your comfort zone, tie your shoes a different way.
Some aimless reading a ... [more]

Digest

Oct 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW top seed in knowledge bowl
LARAMIE -- A five-member University of Wyoming petroleum engineering team is the No. 1 ranked team heading into the 13th ... [more]

Three cases

Oct 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ebola really isn't a public health crisis, but acting like it is might serve other purposes

It is premature at best, irresponsible at worst, to slap ... [more]

Marriage issue aside, gays not protected by workplace laws

Oct 17, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Even if gay marriage comes to the Equality State, employers in the state can still legally fire a worker just for being homosexual.
Wyoming is one ... [more]

Arapahos say feds OK with Joint Business Council split from Eastern Shoshones

Oct 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Business Council is standing behind its initial understanding that the Bureau of Indian Affairs said the tribe has the authority to ... [more]

School bus carrying 13 children rolls; safety restraints prevent injuries

Oct 17, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A bus carrying Head Start children rolled just north of Ethete on Thursday, but no serious injuries were reported.
The crash occurred at about 1:40 p.m. on ... [more]

Bear euthanized after break-in

Oct 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  TETON VILLAGE -- Wyoming wildlife officials euthanized a black bear after it broke into an occupied house in Teton Village at the base of the Jackson Hole ... [more]

Mead debates opponents at CWC

Oct 17, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Responding to criticism that he's failed to show leadership in his first term, Wyoming Republican Gov. Matt Mead emphasized that unless the state's economy is ... [more]

Today

Oct 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MARTIN

A daughter was born to Vicki Martin of Riverton and Mark Martin of Riverton at 10:33 a.m. June 29 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Today

Oct 15, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Alley dumpster service ending in residential Riverton by next month" should have said the city ... [more]

Ebola case highly unlikely locally, but preparations being put in place

Oct 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County health officials are preparing for the Ebola virus even as they believe the chance of it reaching Fremont County are slight.
"Realistically you ... [more]

Fire Protection Week

Oct 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Firefighter of the Year for 2013 is Midvale battalion chief Rocky McWilliams, who has served as a volunteer locally for almost 25 years. ... [more]

Feds extend Arapaho's gaming permit 20 more years

Oct 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe's Las Vegas-style gaming operation on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been extended for an additional 20 years.
The tribe ... [more]

Libraries to participate in Snapshot Day on Tuesday

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Library System is participating Tuesday in Wyoming Snapshot Day, an event highlighting the importance of libraries to the state.
Libraries ... [more]

Tigers pounded 41-7 by Torrington

Oct 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander will try for its first win of the season Friday in Rawlins.

Torrington was hungry for a Class 3-A East conference football victory after ... [more]

Industry eyes another oil boom in state

Oct 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Dan Coolidge has been on this ride before.
"We have ups, we have downs. It all cycles through then comes back again," said Coolidge, a Campbell ... [more]

RHS comes alive in second half to corral Buffalo

Oct 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  No. 1 Riverton, Class 3-A's only undefeated team, hosts No. 2 Douglas this Friday at Wolverine Field.

Maybe it was the moonrise just after halftime. ... [more]

It is impressive to see offices of top officials together at capitol

Oct 12, 2014 - Maureen Fullencamp, Lander:  Editor:
I have only been to the Wyoming state capitol building three times in my life. The first was when I was just 11 years old.
I remember so clearly ... [more]

Fear may be the worst virus of all

Oct 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Mongering fear is nothing new in the world, but it has reached epidemic levels thanks to cable TV and the Internet.

The two sons of the president ... [more]

Digest

Oct 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads not guilty to killing wife
CHEYENNE -- A Laramie County man has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of his ... [more]

Bridge work to begin near Ethete

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  A pair of bridge replacement projects is scheduled to begin Monday on Wyoming Highway 132 between Lander and Ethete, according to the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Kelly Walsh bests RHS spikers in three straight

Oct 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team had early momentum but couldn't bounce back from losing a first-set thriller and fell to the Casper Kelly Walsh ... [more]