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Mistake to lift the ban on liquor sales on Rez

Sep 19, 2013 - Carl Rollins, Riverton:  It would be a very big mistake to start putting bars on the Wind River Indian Reservation again.
I say congratualtions to the county and the tribes for ... [more]

CWC hosts evening of innovation speakers at Arts Center

Sep 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  TED, a non-profit organization, began by bringing together the worlds of technology, entertainment and design.
Through conferences and media it expanded to ... [more]

RHS tennis teams swamped by three 4-A opponents

Sep 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverine tennis teams lost three matches in a span of two days on Friday and Saturday in Laramie.
Laramie, Gillette and Sheridan all swept the ... [more]

Wolverines, Cody clash Friday at RHS

Sep 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both teams are 1-1 on the season.

The season is still young, but Friday's Riverton Wolverine home football matchup with the Cody Broncs is ... [more]

Rustlers down 18th-ranked juco volleyball team in Arizona

Sep 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A signature victory was produced by the Central Wyoming College Rustlers after knocking off nationally ranked New Mexico Military in four sets last weekend in ... [more]

Riverton girls earn 'Q times' at swim meets in Park County

Sep 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staf Writer:  After swimming a weekend in Park County, the Riverton Wolverine girls swim team will be back in the Riverton Aquatic Center for a meet Thursday with Green ... [more]

RHS spikers make quick work of GR for second league win

Sep 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staf Writer:  Riverton now looks forward to an important pair of conference matches for this Friday at home against Kelly Walsh and Saturday on the road at Casper ... [more]

Geboe William "Sonny" Day Jr.

Sep 18, 2013 - Staff:  Geboe William "Sonny" Day Jr. died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
He was 53 years old.
Traditional ... [more]

The allure of chrome and fins

Sep 18, 2013 - By Chris Peck, Associated Editor:  I still have a soft spot for my 1963 Travelall -- at 5 mpg
If you like old cars, there is only one place on Earth you want to be next week.
Pierce, ... [more]

Farmers market is fun; city park move is worth a try

Sep 18, 2013 - By Tammy Questa, Riverton:  Editor:
I can't disagree with the letter from Margaret Harless of Riverton about the advantages of the farmers market in Riverton.
I have attended the one ... [more]

All eyes

Sep 18, 2013 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  False positives on sightings of escapee are reasonable price to pay for vigilance

The power of suggestion is no small thing.
Proof can be found in ... [more]

State, drilling giant joining forces on new grouse regs

Sep 18, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- As Wyoming's oil boom continues to encroach on areas populated by sage grouse, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been working with a ... [more]

Judge nixes plea bargain in Sinks Canyon shooting

Sep 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  A judge has rejected the plea agreement for a man accused of shooting at three young adults in a case of road rage at a Sept. 18 hearing.
The move came after ... [more]

Fierce weather whips valley

Sep 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Another half inch of rain fell in some areas, adding to an already-wet September.

National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Lipson counted eight ... [more]

Goal gasification plant clears big permitting step

Sep 18, 2013 - Associated Press:  GILLETTE (AP) -- After three years of work invested into bringing an underground coal gasification project to Wyoming, Linc Energy has reached a milestone in ... [more]

Digest

Sep 18, 2013 - Associated Press:  New school facilities chief named
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Bill Panos as the new director of the Wyoming School Facilities ... [more]

Escape try goes from bad to worse for suspect

Sep 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Already handcuffed and in the back of a running squad car, a Lander man worsened his situation by climbing into the front of the Riverton Police Department ... [more]

Muddy conditions for Rustler Roundup; four from CWC make fin

Sep 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Central Wyoming College Rustlers locked down spots to advance into the championship round of the Rustler Roundup at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. ... [more]

Rec funding in Wyoming is not equitable; not fair

Sep 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staf Writer:  Wyoming's model for funding public recreation districts is all about geography and you only need to look in Fremont County to understand that, as far as ... [more]

Today

Sep 17, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

DAY
Geboe Day died Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He was 53.
Traditional services ... [more]

Anti-DUI campaign launched statewide; ads began Monday

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- A new statewide advertising campaign against drunken driving takes aim at the culture of drinking and driving in Wyoming.
The radio, television and ... [more]

Louise Antonie Urbanek

Sep 17, 2013 - Staff:  Louise Antonie Urbanek, the mother of Lander resident Leo Urbanek, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at the Goshen Care Center in Torrington. She was 95 years ... [more]

Margaret Ann Gish

Sep 17, 2013 - Staff:  Margaret Ann Gish of Casper died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at age 87.              
She was born to parents Nick and Sarah Haverlock on Sept. 16, 1925, in the ... [more]

Black Hills wants to decommission 2 power plants

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  q The company determined it was more cost effective to retire and decommission the plants than to comply with the EPA regulations.

GILLETTE (AP) -- Black ... [more]

Learning under the same roof

Sep 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  CWC's health/sci center brings nursing, science students together

Central Wyoming College nursing instructor Debbie McClure said it's been refreshing ... [more]

CWC Health/Science Center to be dedicated Friday

Sep 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Ranger's special edition on the new facility is published Wednesday.
Students and faculty returning to Central Wyoming College this year have a lot ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Beer tax bill fails committee vote
BUFFALO (AP) -- A proposal to increase Wyoming's tax on beer has failed to gain support from an interim legislative ... [more]

Wyoming Guard activated to support flooding in Colorado

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Five Wyo-ming National Guard helicopters have been activated to help with the flood response in Colorado.
Gov. Matt Mead has activated UH-60 ... [more]

State workers might have to pay more to retirement

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Concerned about the solvency of Wyoming's public employee pension fund, lawmakers are looking at requiring state workers to contribute more ... [more]

UW vacancies may be filled by the end of this month

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  President Bob Sternberg reported that two finalists for vice president of administration will visit the Laramie campus this week.

LARAMIE (AP) -- ... [more]