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Baker takes crown at 195 pounds for 1-A DHS at Lander invite

Jan 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois senior wrestler Sterling Baker entered the Lander Invitational Friday and Saturday because he wanted to get tested by Class 3-A and 4-A opponents. ... [more]

Ex-defense boss harder on Biden than Hillary

Jan 27, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Chris Christie's effort to separate himself from the heavy-handed retribution of top aides against recalcitrant local pols adds yet another complication to the ... [more]

Legal landowners 'thrown under the bus' by EPA ruling

Jan 27, 2014 - Janet Conover, Pavillion:  Editor:
What follows is from a letter to the Fremont County Sherif's department:
"I respectfully request an increased number of patrols and wellness checks ... [more]

How the big-timers cover sports

Jan 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  It's a lot easier than doing what I do during high school football season.

You might call it a sportswriter's dream.
Or, from another viewpoint, ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No change in state rigs
HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. ... [more]

Fine tuning continues on budget before session

Jan 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee voted Friday to reduce possible extra state compensation for counties that stand to lose ... [more]

The way it was: School shop fire -- 1957

Jan 27, 2014 - Staff:  The shop and agriculture building at Riverton High School was destroyed by fire 57 years ago this week.
The 10-year-old building stood just to the south of ... [more]

Driver's seat

Jan 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The new ambulance chief haggled for more money; now he has to deliver

Fremont County is having to pay more for its new ambulance department director ... [more]

Digest

Jan 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  ­CWC extends contracts
Two top administrators at Central Wyoming College received contract extensions during the January board meeting at the ... [more]

CWC forensics team sending two to national tournament

Jan 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  Competing at a pair of tournaments at the University of Utah last weekend, the Central Wyoming College speech and debate team qualified a second student for a ... [more]

Internet reaching more entities on reservation

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Communications specialists gave lawmakers an update on the Wind River Indian Reservation's Internet connections during the Wyoming Legislature's Select ... [more]

Arapahoe School honorees recognized at board meeting

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The district's Impact Aid grant application also was placed on the agenda to receive input from attendees.

Fremont County School District 38 gave ... [more]

Rez hunters place second, inch closer to state finals

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  This year, Ted Rivera, Rv Hereford Jr. and Rv Hereford Sr. said they got serious about their hunting skills and they decided to enter the Wyoming Best of the ... [more]

County won't take more action on Bennett in Drennen's case

Jan 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has decided not to ask Wyoming Attorney General Gregory A. Phillips to re-examine the Gabriel Drennen case. The county board also ... [more]

RPD wants no part of new, standardized dispatch procedure

Jan 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials at the Riverton Police Department say they aren't interested in using the new, nationally standardized dispatch program recently purchased by the ... [more]

C.A. 'Buck' Buchanan Jr.

Jan 27, 2014 - Staff:  C.A. "Buck" Buchanan Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, after a short illness. He was 85 years old.
The funeral will be Friday, Jan. 31, in Uvalde, ... [more]

Girls get encouragement, advice at Saturday event

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Girls from Fremont County schools came together Saturday at Central Wyoming College to be a part of annual Girls Day Out events organized by the Soroptimist ... [more]

Baker fought weeds for 38 years

Jan 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county's longtime weed and pest supervisor retired in December after bringing many innovations to his field.

After 38 years of battling weeds, ... [more]

Lander dominating on mats over Mountain View

Jan 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers had a successful home wrestling opener on Thursday night by pounding Mountain View.
Lander controlled the lower weights to chalk up a 46-16 ... [more]

Shyatt expects to be back on bench

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Larry Shyatt said he had tears in his eyes. But they were tears of joy.
The University of Wyoming men's basketball coach wasn't on the bench ... [more]

Indoor track season under way for RHS

Jan 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines made their indoor track debut last Friday at the Gillette Invitational meet.
The Wolverines held their own against the other 4-A and ... [more]

Libraries, museums weigh sharing internal work

Jan 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Maintenance and tech support positions are under discussion.

Members of the county library and museums boards are discussing the possibility of ... [more]

Council draws another letter of interest for vacancies

Jan 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A fourth Riverton resident has submitted interest in serving on the Riverton City Council, which has two vacancies.
Waylon Oldman's residence on the 1300 ... [more]

Charges dropped in meth case; lawyers fail to reach a deal

Jan 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Attorneys' mistakes left few options for continuing to prosecute the case against a Riverton man arrested during a county-wide drug bust in May, a judge has ... [more]

It's a great time to be a Broncos fan

Jan 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Denver Broncos mania is back.
This is a great time to be a Denver Broncos fan.
Winning will do that.
Having Peyton Manning as the quarterback of your ... [more]

Teens' large 'junk wood' bonfire causes concern

Jan 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Firefighters extinguished a bonfire Tuesday evening that was causing some concern for residents north of Riverton.
A woman reported the blaze at about 9 p.m. ... [more]

Newspaper awards

Jan 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Work in The Ranger was judged Wyoming's best in several categories

The Ranger participated again this year in the Wyoming Press Association's annual ... [more]

Yellowbear's religion case sent back to original judge

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Andrew Yellowbear Jr. finally has won a court ruling.
A federal appeals court says a judge in Wyoming was wrong to dismiss the convicted child murderer's ... [more]

First step in Syria talks: put an end to the atrocities

Jan 24, 2014 - By Newsday:  As international talks in search of a cease-fire and regime change in Syria get under way this week in Switzerland, there is a humanitarian disaster unfolding ... [more]

Achievers

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lorimer honored for handcart work
Scott Lorimer of Riverton was honored in November for his work acquiring land and developing historic sites related to ... [more]