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Goggles backing bills on Medicaid waiver, higher beer tax

Feb 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature begins its 2014 session next week, and House District 33 Rep. Patrick Goggles has eye on several bills to support.
On the Ethete ... [more]

District 25 requiring background checks on all new hires

Feb 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  All new hires for Fremont County School District 25 will be required to receive a full background check from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. ... [more]

Rails to Trails suspect pleads to manslaughter charge

Feb 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The case of his alleged accomplice has yet to be resolved.

One defendant charged in a May attack on the Rails to Trails path in Riverton pleaded ... [more]

New Mexico outlasts Wyoming in overtime

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Although New Mexico power forward Cameron Bairstow stands 6-9, he's not exactly a terror on the glass.
But in the four previous games this ... [more]

Late cold spell costs Rustler women

Feb 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The game with Western Wyoming was much closer than the 25-point loss the Rustlers suffered in Rock Springs just a month ago.

A scoring drought of ... [more]

Conference road trip for Wolverine basketball

Feb 6, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys and girls basketball teams take the longest road trip remaining on their schedule when they travel to Green River on Friday and ... [more]

Bohl introduces his first recruiting class for Cowboy football

Feb 6, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- Saying that from a standpoint of recruiting he was able to do the things that really needed to get done, new University of Wyoming head football ... [more]

CWC men grind out 'gritty' conference win over Western Wyoming

Feb 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Central Wyoming evened it Region IX men's basketball record to 6-6 with a hard-fought win over visiting Western Wyoming 58-45 Wednesday evening at Rustler ... [more]

Ron Thon field draws every state mat team but one

Feb 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wrestling begins Friday morning at Riverton High School and Riverton Middle School.

With the state wrestling tournament coming later this month, the ... [more]

Today

Feb 6, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "Museums board chided by county commissioners" should have said Fremont County Museums Board ... [more]

Tax change clarified for vehicle sales on rez

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Treasurer's Office has announced a revision to the vehicle sales tax exemption policy for residents of the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Radio group buys four stations

Feb 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Edwards Group, the parent company of Riverton radio stations KVOW/KTAK, has entered into an agreement to buy four radio stations and one translator in Wyoming. ... [more]

CWC students get interview experience in 'micro sessions'

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students at Central Wyoming College had the opportunity to interview for local jobs last year through a new initiative in the school's business department. ... [more]

Teen puts artistic talents into own tie-dye business

Feb 6, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Most children, when they want money for something like a video game, will do extra chores, mow lawns or open a lemonade stand on the front yard.
A 9-year-old ... [more]

More reasons to build pipeline than not to

Feb 6, 2014 - By The Milwaukee (Wis.) Journal Sentinel:  Environmentalists have made the Keystone XL Pipeline project a litmus test for President Barack Obama and anyone else with an opinion on climate ... [more]

Community concern eased holiday emergency greatly

Feb 6, 2014 - The Peden family, Riverton:  Editor:
As a family, we would like to voice our appreciation for the many hours spent on Christmas Eve search and rescue efforts to find Adam.
We were so ... [more]

Put love into more than words

Feb 6, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  How do you say "I love you?"
Is there a right way? A wrong way? A best way?
Or just a sincere way?
Many of us use the term quite generously these days. And ... [more]

The games

Feb 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Winter Olympics seem less about sports than ever

In Wyoming, we can identify with the Winter Olympics in a way that a lot of the nation can't. ... [more]

Digest

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State weighs Magpul aid
CHEYENNE -- The State Loan and Investment Board will consider a $13 million incentive package to help a Colorado producer of ... [more]

State police say child prostitution exists in state; arrests announced

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A child sex sting operation by the Wyoming Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has resulted in federal felony charges against five ... [more]

Barrasso bill would mandate more logging on federal land

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Sen. John Barrasso is sponsoring a bill to more than double the amount of logging on U.S. Forest Service land.
The bill, up for a hearing in ... [more]

City finances solid halfway through FY14

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The numbers are looking good for the City of Riverton as it passes the halfway point in its fiscal year.
Director of administrative services Courtney ... [more]

Fire damages apartment complex, but no injuries

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The blaze originated in Apartment 3, where some remodeling equipment may have been blocking a floor heater.

No one was injured in a fire that was ... [more]

Campbell hopeful on railcar bill

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A change in tax structure could encourage the idled repair operation in Shoshoni to reopen.

As bills for the Wyoming legislature come close to ... [more]

College staff earmarked for smaller raise than other state workers

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead has recommended raises for all state employees in his biennial budget request this year, but he outlined a smaller increase for community ... [more]

Margaret E. Boehler

Feb 6, 2014 - Staff:  Margaret E. Boehler, of Casper, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 89 years old.
A viewing will be at 3 p.m. ... [more]

Ruth M. House

Feb 6, 2014 - Staff:  Ruth M. House, of Riverton, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 89 years old.
Per her request, cremation has ... [more]

Pokes take momentum in road challenge with New Mexico

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team begins a two-game road trip with a tough challenge, as the Cowboys travel to The Pit to face New Mexico on ... [more]

Five mat champs from county at Greybull

Feb 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Fremont County wrestlers were crowned with individual titles Saturday at the Greybull Invitational.
Wind River took top spots with John Thoman at 106 ... [more]

Ahead of Thon invite, RHS wrestlers host Laramie on Thursday

Feb 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Jay Galey and his Riverton Wolverines were in the setting-up stage Wednesday morning in preparing for a big home wrestling weekend at Wolverine Gym. ... [more]