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EPA ruling throws legal landowners 'under the bus'

Jan 15, 2014 - Janet Conover, Pavillion:  Editor:
The following is from a letter I wrote to the Fremont County Sherif's Department:
"I respectfully request an increased number of patrols and wellness ... [more]

New year, old habits, night skies

Jan 15, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  Make the most of the cold, and look up once in a while

It's a new year. We have all taken notice of the change of 2013 to 2014. I don't write as many ... [more]

Door-to-door

Jan 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton residents now have some protection against unwanted exposure to door-to-door salespeople.
The newly passed ordinance probably doesn't go as far as ... [more]

Digest

Jan 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Beet plant shut for inspection
LOVELL -- The Western Sugar Cooperative has shut down its sugar beet processing plant in Lovell while federal and state ... [more]

Officials say statewide concussion policy apparently is working well

Jan 15, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- New protocols for dealing with concussions suffered by student-athletes in junior and senior high school sports appear to be working well, but more ... [more]

University of Wyoming launches new magazine

Jan 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming is publishing a new magazine dedicated to solving natural resource challenges in the West.
The first issue of Western ... [more]

Great year in '13 for state's investments; income soars by more than $500 million

Jan 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The State of Wyoming capitalized on last year's record-breaking year on Wall Street to bank hundreds of millions in profits on state investments.
The ... [more]

Final defendant in parking lot robbery bound over

Jan 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The third defendant arrested in connection with a mugging Nov. 10 in the Riverton Walmart's parking lot has been bound over to District Court. Curtis Oldman, ... [more]

Three file for city council vacancies; Baker among them

Jan 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton so far has received three letters of interest to fill city council vacancies in Wards 1 and 3.
As expected, one of them is from Lars ... [more]

Texas man to be offered county ambulance director's position

Jan 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners voted 4-1 to select Joseph Zillmer after an executive session Tuesday, with commission vice-chairwoman Keja Whiteman casting the lone contrary ... [more]

Bode Miller and Uncle Todd

Jan 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  One is a skier, the other is a sandwich.

When it comes time for a sandwich, my family knows that I like an Uncle Todd.
It's nothing fancy. But it ... [more]

Prosser leads Riverton wrestlers at 23-team Douglas tournament

Jan 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Wolverine wrestler Reece Prosser brought home a third-place trophy in the highest individual finish Saturday for Riverton at the Shane Shatto Memorial ... [more]

Today

Jan 14, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, a page one cutline should have said the altered 1923 Chevy dragster belonged to John ... [more]

Like it or not, Rodman is the American who has North Korea's earg age to 18

Jan 14, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Dennis Rodman's unlikely basketball diplomacy to North Korea brings new meaning to the term "globetrotter."
Like the world-famous Harlem team, Mr. Rodman has ... [more]

Lower legal drinking age to 18

Jan 14, 2014 - Lena Wammer, Riverton:  Editor:
At the age of 18 we are being considered as adults. Being able to vote, go to war, purchase tobacco, get married, adopt a child, sign legal documents ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Nature's blow dryer
There was very good reason to think the snow that fell in the first week of the year might stay on the ground for many weeks to ... [more]

Park experts say 'biobullets' for bison not workable idea

Jan 14, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone National Park administrators say shooting wild bison with vaccine-laced "biobullets" to prevent the spread of an animal disease ... [more]

Lawmaker proposes firing squads for state executions

Jan 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming lawmaker is pushing to allow use of the firing squad to execute condemned state inmates if constitutional problems or other issues ever ... [more]

Walls going up on new science tech facility at UW

Jan 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The building is named for Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi.

LARAMIE -- Construction has begun in Laramie on a $50-million laboratory building for the ... [more]

Digest

Jan 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Soldier killed in Afghanistan
CHEYENNE -- A member of the Wyoming Army National Guard has died while serving in Afghanistan.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle ... [more]

Slide danger zone includes Togwotee Pass

Jan 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The avalanche danger in western Wyoming is high because of strong winds and heavy snow.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center is warning against ... [more]

Grazers wait for BLM ruling on Green Mountain

Jan 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many improvement plans -- and more than half a million acres -- are affected by the delay, which has stretched for months.

A delay in a decision over ... [more]

City gets good audit report; assets well ahead of liabilities

Jan 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  All financial operations for the City of Riverton received a passing grade in the annual audit summary from auditing firm Mader Tschacher Peterson & Co. ... [more]

Fremont a penny-pincher when measured against most Wyoming counties

Jan 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's government continued to be scrupulous in fiscal year 2012 compared to other Wyoming counties.
Fremont County spent $825 per resident, less ... [more]

Brian Francis Willow Sr.

Jan 14, 2014 - Staff:  Brian Francis Willow Sr., of Ethete, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Casper. He was 49 years old.
A visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, ... [more]

Michelle Allen

Jan 14, 2014 - Staff:  Michelle Allen, of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was 13 years old.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Davis Funeral Home ... [more]

Haldis I. Shelton

Jan 14, 2014 - Staff:  Haldis I. Shelton, of Riverton, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 92 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 ... [more]

Edith L. Lee

Jan 14, 2014 - Staff:  Edith L. Lee, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton. She was 89 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Judy (Martin) Hartman

Jan 14, 2014 - Staff:  Judy (Martin) Hartman died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Hope for Health Hospice in Riverton surrounded by family after a brave battle with cancer. She was 70 ... [more]

Daniel Lee Quincannon

Jan 14, 2014 - Staff:  Daniel Lee Quincannon died of natural causes Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Riverton.
Graveside services with full military honors will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. ... [more]