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Thankful for 'healthy wrinkles'

Nov 27, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  That's what I am during this time of gratitude for material things that bless our bodies, and the family and friends who bless our spirits.

On ... [more]

Thanksgiving 50 years ago

Nov 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Shortly before he died, JFK proclaimed the day

It's customary for the President of the United States to issue a presidential proclamation before ... [more]

More workers commuting to Wyoming

Nov 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teen charged in fatal wreck
CHEYENNE -- Authorities in Cheyenne have filed a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide-reckless driving against a ... [more]

More workers commuting to Wyoming

Nov 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Laramie and Teton counties saw the greatest influx of out-of-state workers.

CHEYENNE -- More people are commuting to Wyoming for their jobs, while ... [more]

Man who caused big wildfire gets the bill

Nov 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The man believed to have ignited the Horsethief Canyon wildfire has received a bill from the U.S. Forest Service for some of the cost of putting it ... [more]

Meal delivery plans in place

Nov 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Preparations are being finalized for Thursday's Thanksgiving meal deliveries by the Riverton High School Key Club.
Hundreds of meals will be prepared in ... [more]

Thanksgiving offerings seen countywide

Nov 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of elders in Ethete and Arapahoe received tasty meals this Thanksgiving from a group of committed women on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The ... [more]

BOCHES anticipates cash shortfall; added tax levy by school districts could help

Nov 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College's Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services is having trouble finding funding for future dual enrollment courses in Fremont ... [more]

County sets plans on six new projects to get 1 percent tax funding

Nov 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Design work for all seven projects is estimated to cost $2.1 million, and county funds will provide the entirety of construction costs.

Fremont ... [more]

Pokes go cold late in Ohio State setback

Nov 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Junior forward Larry Nance Jr. posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds and the University of Wyoming men's basketball team was within one point ... [more]

'Towel time' was fun time on the swim bus

Nov 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Readers know that each week I sign off this column with, "Go Big Red".
And then I chuckle. Out loud.
While I hope that "Go Big Red" encourages our Riverton ... [more]

Late rally for CWC women rings 68-66 win in Montana

Nov 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Big-time shots in the final two minutes were delivered by the Central Wyoming College women's basketball team Friday afternoon in a 68-66 victory over ... [more]

Today

Nov 26, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARMAJO

Franklin J. Armajo, 71, of Arapahoe, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at his home. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Great Plains ... [more]

Program offering break to caregivers

Nov 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Senior Citizens Inc., through its National Family Caregiver Support Program, hopes to give more caregivers in Riverton a chance to rest.
The federal ... [more]

Pentagon boasts clean audits, but system of accountability is suspect

Nov 26, 2013 - By James Rosen and Marisa Taylor, McClatchy Washington Burea:  WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's central payroll and accounting office, which pays out tens of billions of dollars a year to U.S. service members and defense ... [more]

Enact laws to protect the right to different ideas, opinions

Nov 26, 2013 - Tim Schroeder, Riverton:  Editor:
In recent observation, I have noticed that the general public does not fully understand what the word "normal" means.
Normal and/or normality in ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Newspaper holiday
It's Thanksgiving week, which brings up a bit of newspaper scheduling information. The Ranger will not publish Thursday in observance ... [more]

Digest

Nov 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead calls for fewer rules
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says several Wyoming agencies have reduced their standing rules this year as part of a push to ... [more]

Grand Teton park might eradicate mountain goats

Nov 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park officials are working on a plan that could result in removing mountain goats from the park in northwest Wyoming.
National ... [more]

Gillette mayor leaving office

Nov 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Gillette Mayor Tom Murphy has resigned to pursue a business opportunity with his son. The city council will name a successor next month.
Murphy ... [more]

Surge in hepatitis C cases in Park County worries officials

Nov 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Health officials are investigating an increase in reported cases of the liver disease hepatitis C among young people in Park County, with evidence ... [more]

Key Club set to deliver hot Thanksgiving meals Thursday

Nov 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton High School Key Club again plans to deliver warm meals this Thanksgiving to anyone wanting to enjoy a ready-to-eat turkey dinner.
"Everyone ... [more]

More testing at vacant lot starts in December

Nov 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A consulting firm will conduct field work and sampling during the first week of December at the city-owned vacant lot at 420 E. Main St. in downtown Riverton, ... [more]

Armed robbery at Maverik; suspect fled the scene

Nov 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police officials were building information Tuesday about an armed robbery that took place just after midnight at the Maverik Country Store on West Main Street ... [more]

Tribes want EPA nod on air regulation boundaries

Nov 26, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe says the U.S. Justice Department has blocked tribal efforts to gain authority to monitor air quality on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Meth ring leader Pitt and supplier agree to opt for plea deal

Nov 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Specifics of the agreements were not announced, as is typical in the federal court system.

Federal prosecutors have filed a plea agreement in the ... [more]

Franklin J. Armajo

Nov 26, 2013 - Staff:  Franklin J. Armajo, of Arapahoe, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at his home. He was 71 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Great Plains ... [more]

Leigh "Conan" Morgan Henning

Nov 26, 2013 - Staff:  Leigh "Conan" Morgan Henning died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at his home in Lander. He was 68 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and celebration of life ... [more]

DeVon Elaine Bodan

Nov 25, 2013 - Staff:  DeVon Elaine Bodan, of Casper, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at home. She was 48 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Hudson's ... [more]

Wyoming pulls away from South Dakota in 70-53 win

Nov 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Riley Grabau's outside shooting and Derek Cooke Jr.'s inside game carried Wyoming to a 70-53 win over South Dakota on Friday.
Grabau was 4 of 5 from ... [more]