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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]

Wyoming wins high scoring overtime game

Nov 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Despite gaining big chunks of yards on runs and passes and tossing multiple touchdowns in three separate quarters, Brett Smith doesn't concern ... [more]

Mid-season turnaround made Hughes county's Coach of the Year

Nov 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Doug Hughes didn't push the panic button when the Lander Tigers were 0-3 at the start of the football season.
He made the right adjustments, and the ... [more]

Dubois standout Baker is Player of the Year

Nov 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  See the entire 2013 all-Fremont County football team on page C-4.

Imagine a horse accelerating from a canter to a full gallop in a single stride, ... [more]

Did off-year elections tell us much?

Nov 24, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  We've reached that point in the political post-mortems of election 2013 where as my wise and good friend, the late Arizona Rep. Morris K. "Mo" Udall used to ... [more]

Is it really advisable to raise the Uden bodies from lake?

Nov 24, 2013 - Erica Beckett, Casper:  Editor:
I have been as interested as the next person in the story of Gerald Uden and the murder of his former wife and the two boys. But I am wondering is if ... [more]

Reading is one of my new jobs

Nov 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  How many books have I read? Unless the NSA watches what Americans are reading as closely as what we are saying, watching or browsing, there isn't any way to ... [more]

WyDOT issues reminders on chain law requirements

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers that the state's chain laws will go into effect when winter storms significantly affect ... [more]

Central Wyoming College dean earns 'once in a lifetime' award

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lynne McAuliffe has been honored with the 2013 Woman of Distinction Award.

Lynne McAuliffe, dean of workforce and community education at Central ... [more]

The way it was: Cheerleaders identified -- 1953

Nov 24, 2013 - Staff:  Last weeks' "The Way it Was" photo is reprinted this week, with one important difference -- everyone is identified.
We asked readers last Sunday to help with ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest tree permits now available

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Permits are now available for those who wish to cut their own Christmas trees in the Shoshone National Forest.
The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to ... [more]

Collision costs county-owned vehicle a rear wheel

Nov 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County vehicle lost a wheel Tuesday after a traffic accident in south Riverton.
No one was seriously injured in the incident, though officials said ... [more]

Riverview Road rec path bridge removed

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  A walking path bridge has been removed from where it crossed the Riverton Valley Irrigation District Canal to allow for installation of water and sewer lines ... [more]

Ruth Claire Putnam

Nov 24, 2013 - Staff:  Ruth Claire Putnam died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River in Riverton. She was 84 years old.
Funeral services will be ... [more]

Thankful

Nov 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It needn't be complicated

Somewhere along the line, a dose of something like guilt came to be attached to the November holiday arriving Thursday. ... [more]

More clients referred to treatment since detox name change

Nov 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton-based Center of Hope detoxification center is referring more clients to treatment since its merger with Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies this ... [more]