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Jan 31, 2014 - Staff:  GREEN
A son was born to DaleRae Green, of Fort Washakie, at 9:06 p.m. Sept. 19, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

GREEN ... [more]

Death in Riverton City Park ruled accidental

Jan 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Toxicology results show Dana Eagle, 36, of Riverton, was intoxicated at the time of his December death in Riverton City Park.
The incident was ruled an ... [more]

Lander student named to dean's list at Creighton University

Jan 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Barak Jones, of Lander, a third-year in the School of Dentistry, was named to the fall 2013 dean's list at Creighton University.
Full-time students who rank ... [more]

UW names 56 county students to dean's lists

Jan 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists 56 students from Fremont County on the 2013 fall semester academic dean's and dean's freshman honor rolls.
Arapahoe: Jesse P. ... [more]

Women recognized for heroic actions

Jan 31, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  On Oct. 11, Laurie Morgan and Angela Bihr risked their lives to save a woman after she lost consciousness while driving on Sunset Drive in Riverton.
Morgan ... [more]

Nothing simple in Medicaid expansion

Jan 31, 2014 - By Michael Ollove, For MCT News Service:  WASHINGTON -- When the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 ruled that states could decide for themselves if they would expand Medicaid eligibility, many thought states ... [more]

Shoshones' survival as a tribe being threatened

Jan 31, 2014 - Mary Hope, Ethete:  Editor:
I am writing in response to recent articles and letters to the editor about whether Riverton is on the Shoshone Indian Reservation, now called Wind ... [more]

High road or low?

Jan 31, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The state superintendent's enemies must ask themselves that question

Stung, understandably, by the Wyoming Supreme Court ruling that declared their ... [more]

Digest

Jan 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Storm dumps snow, closes I-25
CHEYENNE -- A snowstorm dumped heavy snow and slickened roads and highways in Wyoming. One major highway was closed Friday ... [more]

Catholics in Wyoming file fed suit

Jan 31, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Catholic organizations in Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the birth-control coverage requirement in federal government's health ... [more]

AG will ask high court to reconsider 'Hill Bill' ruling

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Attorney General has decided to request a rehearing from the Wyoming Supreme Court on its recent ruling that a law redefining the duties of the state ... [more]

Search is on for bodies of Uden victims; case officially open for now

Jan 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation officially is keeping the Gerald Uden case open while it searches for the bodies of his victims killed 33 years ... [more]

Winter Carnival Crab Crack preps for big crowd Saturday

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new addition to this weekend's 11th Annual Crab Crack event aligns with the Wild West Winter Carnival theme for 2014: "Snuggling in the Snow."
Local ... [more]

City council splits 3-2 on plan for sewer service in subdivision

Jan 31, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new agreement approved by the city of Riverton and property owners may help expand sanitary sewer service in the future to more than 50 residents off of ... [more]

College decides to search nationwide for next president

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has decided to look both locally and nationwide for the school's next president.
The board met Wednesday in ... [more]

Cowboys struggle at free-throw line in 67-62 setback at Fresno State

Jan 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  FRESNO, Calif. -- They're something that often does not get talked about -- unless they are missed.
Unfortunately, missed free throws were a talking point for ... [more]

Cowgirls produce balanced scoring

Jan 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Head coach Joe Legerski wanted two things out of his University of Wyoming Cowgirls on Wednesday night against Fresno State: more balance on offense and for ... [more]

Big road trip this weekend for Lander hoops teams

Jan 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers and Cody Broncs have emerged as two of the top contenders in the Class 3-A West basketball conference.
The two teams collide Friday night ... [more]

Watts, Campbell top performers for RHS at Spearfish indoor meet

Jan 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sean Watts and Shepp Campbell each earned a third-place finish for the Riverton Wolverines Saturday at the Stadium Grill High School Open indoor track meet in ... [more]

River Rats off to 9-1-1 start to hockey season

Jan 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  That's the most wins of any team in Wyoming's high school age bracket for the sport.

The Riverton River Rats high-school-age hockey team has jumped ... [more]

Today

Jan 30, 2014 - Staff:  Clarifications
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "WRTA passenger numbers up; wreck reduces bus fleet by one" should have said the Wind River ... [more]

BBB warns of 'one ring' phone scam

Jan 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  If residents receive a call on their cellphones preceded by just one or two rings, chances are it is part of a new "one ring" phone scam spreading quickly ... [more]

Final defendant in Hudson homicides pleads guilty

Jan 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Jude Blackburn will spend at least 20 years behind bars for his role in the 2011 murders.

The last defendant in the case of a 2011 double homicide in ... [more]

Lander school could be Riverton model

Jan 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  If the existing design could be used for Riverton's new K-3 school, months of planning time and expense could be saved.

Riverton School District 25 ... [more]

Hill worries state dragging its feet on restoring past duties

Jan 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill said she is looking forward to returning to her post at the head of the Wyoming Department of Education, ... [more]

Digest

Jan 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  One dead, one hurt in wreck
GILLETTE -- Authorities say one person was killed and another was injured in a crash involving a pickup and a ... [more]

Five in the 500

Jan 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It was a very good year

Many readers followed along during 2013 as we imagined making a $500 investment in something called an "index fund" based on ... [more]

City entity working to turn 300-acre plot into commercial zone

Jan 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state-owned lot lies just south of the Wyoming Honor Farm and has been the subject of discussions among state and local leaders since 2006.

The ... [more]

D.C. gridlock undermines the SOTU address

Jan 30, 2014 - By The Miami Herald:  Nearly seven years after the onset of the Big Recession, the state of the union is improving on most fronts. The state of the federal government? Not so ... [more]

Event for writers was well done and well received

Jan 30, 2014 - Carol Deering, Riverton:  Editor:
I'd like to say how much I enjoyed reading at the Westword Writers "Winter Gathering of Words" at the Riverton Branch Library on Jan. 23.
I believe ... [more]