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County pushes state to establish funding disbursement system

Aug 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The program had been collecting money for five years, but rules for distributing it had never been finished.

Casting about for financial help for the ... [more]

Malek retiring from candidacy

Aug 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Joe Malek of Lander -- who could be described as a "perennial candidate" for local office -- is hanging up his campaign hat for good after losing to incumbent ... [more]

Man arrested after falling on officer

Aug 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sistenes Tofoya, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for battery and resisting arrest Aug. 17 after reportedly falling on top of an officer in the parking lot of ... [more]

Alice Uden to be sentenced for killing husband in 1970s

Aug 24, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The 75-year-old faces at least 20 years in prison but could get up to a life sentence.

CHEYENNE -- Alice and Gerald Uden were quietly living out their ... [more]

Instructors take home lessons from education conference

Aug 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Education held its Fifth Annual Native American Education Conference on Aug. 12 and 13 at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
The ... [more]

Giving land a voice

Aug 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Organizations seek to shield parts of Shoshone National Forest from motorized use

Flying at 14,000 feet gives an entirely different perspective of ... [more]

WCC volunteers on a 10-day conservation project in county

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The crews helped with resource management work on Crooks Creek, Middle Cottonwood and Cooper Creek.

Wyoming Conservation Corp recently volunteered ... [more]

UW to host symposium marking the end of water adjudication

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A lengthy, high-profile and often contentious case involving the adjudication of water rights in Wyoming's Wind-Big Horn River system is the subject of a Sept. ... [more]

Authorities arrest Ethete man after 'abduction'

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Richard Whiteman, 24, of Ethete, was arrested for criminal entry and interference with police Aug. 15 after a woman accused him of abducting her ... [more]

The way it was: Primary election -- 1968

Aug 24, 2014 - Staff:  Wyoming's legislative seats weren't narrowed by districts in 1968. Candidates ran countywide, with the top finishers in each party nominated, and the top five ... [more]

Crowing rooster ruffles feathers in Riverton

Aug 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The man housing the bird told officers the animal would be "taken care of."

Riverton police were called to investigate the "possible presence of a ... [more]

BLM firefighters assist with prescribed burns near Ocean Lake

Aug 24, 2014 - By Sarah Beckwith, BLM Public Affairs Specialist:  The project removed more than 20 years of cattails and other herbaceous buildup.

Even though wildfire season is just now peaking in Wyoming, it's ... [more]

Today

Aug 22, 2014 - Staff:  Correction
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "West Nile virus detected in city" should have said the Environmental Protection Agency regulates ... [more]

Digest

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Re-count verifies one-vote victory
JACKSON -- A re-count has confirmed that Teton County commissioner candidate Reynolds Pomeroy made it onto the ... [more]

Independent candidates running in general election

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some independent candidates are pushing to get on the ballot for Wyoming's general election in November.
Don Wills of Pine Bluffs filed a petition ... [more]

Reward offered for former billionaire's assets

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The trustee representing Yellowstone Club creditors offered a reward Wednesday to anyone who can help uncover property or bank accounts the ... [more]

Mead asking for Medicaid proposal for Legislature

Aug 22, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says he expects to be ready to brief state lawmakers early next year about the best deal Wyoming could get from the federal ... [more]

Trapping expo features furs, demos

Aug 22, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  TV personality and coyote caller Les Johnson will speak Saturday.

The Wyoming State Trapper's Association's convention is in Riverton this weekend, ... [more]

Write-ins could advance to general

Aug 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several write-in candidates could add a twist to municipal elections this fall after receiving enough votes to be on the general-election ballot. Write-in ... [more]

Campbell secures GOP House District 34 race

Aug 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  For most of Tuesday evening, Wyoming House District 34 Rep. Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni, was unsure whether she would be elected to serve another term in ... [more]

Officials planning to recover Uden bodies from Fremont Lake

Aug 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Authorities plan to recover the bodies of the Uden family from the deep waters of a Sublette County lake as the 34th anniversary of their murders approaches. ... [more]

Today

Aug 21, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BAKER

Rosalie Baker, 87, of Pavillion, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Student missing from Teton park
MOOSE -- Authorities are searching for a Russian student who failed to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National ... [more]

Touch-screens slow release of Laramie County's election results

Aug 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Slow-counting touch-screen voting machines are one reason the initial results of Tuesday's primary election in Laramie County were not available ... [more]

Officials to re-count ballots for Natrona County Commission

Aug 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Natrona County officials are recounting the primary election ballots because two Republican candidates for county commissioner finished less than 1 ... [more]

Balow says her campaign is gearing up for Nov. 4 election

Aug 21, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Fresh off a Republican primary victory, state schools superintendent candidate Jillian Balow says her campaign will be readjusting its focus for the ... [more]

Maldonado beats Brockie in Dem primary for Senate District 25 spot

Aug 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sergio Maldonado received a call at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday from his challenger, Travis Brockie, in the Democratic primary for Wyoming Senate District ... [more]

Case not 'real surprised' by Senate District 25 victory

Aug 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After visiting with constituents during his re-election campaign this summer, Wyoming Senate District 25 Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, said he wasn't too worried ... [more]

Two arrested after 163-mile car chase ends in Rawlins

Aug 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A stolen gray 2013 Dodge Charger led law enforcement on a high speed chase Tuesday afternoon that reached Rawlins from Riverton in less than 90 minutes. A ... [more]

West Nile virus detected in city

Aug 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Area residents have been warned to be vigilant in avoiding mosquitoes now that West Nile virus has been detected in city limits.
Local resident and mayoral ... [more]