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Bull Lake Dam earmarked for $26 million addition

Jan 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An old spillway is to be replaced, although it has never proved necessary in the history of the dam.

The Bureau of Reclamation is planning to build a ... [more]

District 25 closes deal on school site

Jan 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An expedited plan could allow the new school to be open by 2016.

Fremont County School District 25 handed over a check Jan. 2 for the purchase of the ... [more]

Megaload crawls across county on slow trek to Kansas

Jan 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An oversized load inched its way through Lander and Riverton on Thursday on its way from Idaho to Kansas.
Officials said the caravan will take more than two ... [more]

Second set of Cobell payments on its way

Jan 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The second set of payments from the Cobell Settlement is due to be distributed to members of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes within a few ... [more]

Kevin E. Paslay Sr.

Jan 16, 2014 - Staff:  Kevin E. Paslay Sr., of Roundup, Mont., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. He was 53 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Davis ... [more]

Betty L. Weis

Jan 16, 2014 - Staff:  Betty L. Weis, of Riverton, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Morning Star Care Center in Fort Washakie. She was 83 years old.
Per her request, cremation has ... [more]

Good records for Shoshoni and Wind River at mat tournament

Jan 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni High School and Wind River wrestlers looked good Saturday at the Kemmerer Invitational.
The tournament featured pool wrestling. Most athletes ... [more]

RHS wrestlers host Worland in Thursday dual

Jan 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Worland is bringing a talented roster from top to bottom into its wrestling dual Thursday night against the Riverton Wolverines at the Tonkin Activities ... [more]

Riverton to play Lander on Thursday

Jan 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the only time this season, cross-county arch rivals Riverton and Lander will battle on the basketball court Thursday night in Riverton at Wolverine ... [more]

Today

Jan 15, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In the Jan. 5 Ranger, the page four story "Early bird offer for Wyoming State Winter Fair entries" should have said anyone needing an ... [more]

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]