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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]

Joseph M. Gose

Jan 14, 2014 - Staff:  Joseph M. Gose died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 99 years old.
Services were Sunday, Jan. 12, in Decatur, Texas, with burial ... [more]

Jennifer Lynn Patterson

Jan 14, 2014 - Staff:  Jennifer Lynn Patterson, of Eaton, Colo., died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., after a brief battle with cancer. ... [more]

Wyoming pulls out win at Boise

Jan 13, 2014 - Staff:  Junior forward Larry Nance Jr. hit a baseline jumper with 1.3 seconds left to give the University of Wyoming men's basketball team a dramatic 52-50 win at ... [more]

Eagle girls lose lead in final quarter in loss to Meeteetse

Jan 13, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Meeteetse rallied in the final three minutes of the game Saturday afternoon to edge St. Stephen's 48-45 in girls Class 1-A Northwest action.
The game was the ... [more]

Cowgirls collect victory

Jan 13, 2014 - Staff:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team rebounded with a 55-48 win over the Boise State Broncos, on Saturday afternoon, in Laramie. The Cowgirls are now 11-3 ... [more]

Shoshoni girls shut down by WIHS

Jan 13, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Lady Chiefs host Wind River on Friday night, while the Wranglers now have six straight games at home.

Wyoming Indian's depth and defensive ... [more]

LVHS girls come back for a conference victory Saturday after Friday loss

Jan 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Facing an early must-win game, the Lander Valley High School Tigers girls basketball team delivered a 64-52 victory Saturday against Jackson at Bob Carey ... [more]

RHS girls take two straight wins at home in Stranningan invite

Jan 13, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Next up for the Lady Wolverines is county rival Lander on Thursday.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines girls basketball team fought from behind to down ... [more]

Lander skies to third-place tie in Pinedale

Jan 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tiger team hosts a ski clinic on Feb. 1.

The Lander Valley High School girls Nordic ski team tied Laramie for third place in the team ... [more]

Rustler men and women both win vs. Little Big Horn

Jan 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers basketball teams recorded a doubleheader sweep Friday night vs. Little Big Horn College at Rustler Gym in Riverton.
The ... [more]

Chiefs get tough test from SHS, still pull away by 20

Jan 13, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It wasn't exactly what the experts predicted it would be Friday night in Ethete.  Shoshoni came to Wyoming Indian High School to play the undefeated Chiefs, ... [more]

Wolverines 2-1 for the weekend

Jan 13, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton lost to Sheridan, then beats Laramie and Cheyenne South in the Bill Strannigan East vs. West tournament.

After a tough first-day loss to ... [more]