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University collects $50.7M in private donations for year

Aug 29, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming saw a slight dip in private contributions in the last fiscal year but still collected the second-highest amount ever ... [more]

1 percent tax fund contains $2.36 million; Pure Gas Road project next up

Aug 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved a bid advertisement for a widening and overlay project on Pure Gas Road.
The work will be paid for using 1 percent ... [more]

Trail expansion eyed for cyclists and horseback riders

Aug 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Bureau of Land Management is considering expanding trails in the Johnny Behind the Rocks area, which would give mountain bikers and horseback riders more ... [more]

Local ticket biggest payer in first week of WyoLotto

Aug 29, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The biggest prize paid out by the first-ever drawings in Wyoming's new state lottery was on a ticket bought in Riverton.
The winner got $2,500.
No one hit ... [more]

New face, new ideas at museum

Aug 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Visitor services coordinator hopes to build narrative through local history

What is a scholar of old Scandinavian languages, a Vikings expert, and ... [more]

Today

Aug 28, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BRITAIN

Phyllis Britain, 87, of Lysite, died Thursday, Aug. 28, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. A funeral service will be at 1:30 ... [more]

Digest

Aug 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man shot in church was pastor
CENTENNIAL -- A Wyoming pastor was shot and wounded with his own handgun after apparently interrupting a burglary at his ... [more]

Worker's death in Teton park due to a fall, coroner says

Aug 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Authorities say a 20-year-old Russian man found dead in Grand Teton National Park died of blunt force trauma from a fall.
The Teton County coroner ... [more]

Daughters of both killer and victim express themselves at sentencing

Aug 28, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The daughter of a Missouri woman sentenced for killing her husband in Wyoming almost 40 years ago said Wednesday she stands by her mother as she ... [more]

Convocation opens new term at CWC

Aug 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Valdez inaugurated as new president; 300 students attend

Sometimes good advice does not sink in without a little humor.
"Don't be a baby," keynote ... [more]

After shots fired, police enter home at gunpoint, break up under-age drinking party

Aug 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The alleged gunman was 'just showing off,' Riverton Police Department Capt. Eric Murphy said.

No one was injured after police entered a Riverton home ... [more]

Mayor and council races shape up for November; primary totals certified

Aug 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Races for many municipal council offices in Fremont County are in place following the Aug. 19 primary election.
Some fields were narrowed to two candidates ... [more]

Today

Aug 27, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Wild horse meeting draws dozens" should have said John Radosevich held up a can of soup when he ... [more]

Fire district looking for volunteers

Aug 27, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Fire Protection District chief Craig Haslam said his district has 158 active volunteer firefighters and 29 fire-core members providing services ... [more]

Digest

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man shot in church
CENTENNIAL -- Authorities say a man has been shot and wounded in a Centennial church, possibly after interrupting a burglary.
The ... [more]

Laramie man charged in 1972 murder

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A judge on Tuesday ruled prosecutors have strong enough evidence against a Laramie man accused of killing a 20-year-old woman 42 years ago that they ... [more]

Backhoe nicks oil pipe, causes spill

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A 25,000-gallon oil spill in the Powder River Basin occurred after a backhoe nicked a 6-inch underground pipeline and, over time, corrosion turned ... [more]

Road rebuild with new rec path sparks disagreement

Aug 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A county road project that has drawn some criticism has reached the end of an official objection period. The plan is to rebuild a 2,000-foot section of ... [more]

Man bites off part of woman's lip, gnaws at paint, seats in cop cars

Aug 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Crowheart man was arrested Tuesday morning, reportedly after he bit off a "large portion" of a woman's upper lip in Riverton.
Wondo Tarness, 38, of ... [more]

Collision near fairgrounds ends in flight to hospital

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 51-year-old Riverton woman was flown to Casper for treatment Tuesday after being involved in a two-vehicle accident near the Fremont County ... [more]

Hit-and-run on Federal linked to booze, meth

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday afternoon after leaving the scene of an accident at Walmart, 1733 N. Federal Blvd. in Riverton.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Car wrecks mar summer afternoon

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Van nearly drives over edge on the Main Street hill

A 66-year-old Kinnear man avoided major injury Tuesday afternoon when he drove his minivan into a ... [more]

Council cuts trash hours, votes to eliminate alley dumpsters in Riverton

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  How they voted
Riverton City Council members who voted to cut trash collection hours and require roll-out containers instead of alley dumpsters were ... [more]

Today

Aug 26, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BUSHYHEAD

Mervin "Merv" Bushyhead, 62, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Aug. 23, in Chubbuck, Idaho. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, ... [more]

Obama regs remedy birth control issue for religious organizations

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some ... [more]

Pediatricians recommend later start times for schools

Aug 26, 2014 - By Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press:  CHICAGO -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would ... [more]

FDA under pressure to define 'natural' food label

Aug 26, 2014 - By Mary MacVean, McClatchy Newspapers:  In one study, "natural" tied for first place when people were asked to rank which food product claims mattered the most to them.

LOS ANGELES -- When ... [more]

Meeting planned on community paramedicine

Aug 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is inviting interested residents to attend a stakeholder meeting Aug. 14 to introduce a health care approach known as ... [more]

Digest

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Woman contracts West Nile virus
GILLETTE -- Health officials say an older woman from Platte County has tested positive for West Nile virus -- the first ... [more]

Amended charge filed against teen

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A prosecutor has filed an amended charge against a 16-year-old accused of killing a Scotts Bluff County jailer.
Dylan Cardeilhac, of ... [more]