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President has some persuading to do on NSA

Jan 28, 2014 - By Bruce Ackerman, For MCT News Service:  Civil libertarians in both the Democratic and Republican parties ought to make surveillance a key issue of the 2014 elections.

President Obama's ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Court sides with Hill
There was thunder from the chambers of the Wyoming Supreme Court on Tuesday morning. Senate File 104, the hurriedly passed and ... [more]


Jan 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No contest plea in driver's death
GILLETTE -- A 29-year-old man accused of hitting and killing a tow truck driver on Interstate 90 has pleaded no ... [more]

Decapitated man died by gunshot, sheriff says

Jan 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities say a man whose decapitated body was found in a remote area of northwestern Wyoming died of multiple gunshot wounds.
The Park County ... [more]

Great Lakes quitting service to five airports; Wyoming not affected

Jan 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BISMARCK, N.D. -- Federal Transportation Department officials have agreed to announce Essential Air Service contracts for North Dakota communities this week, ... [more]

Judge delays murder trial for Alice Uden

Jan 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A judge has postponed the trial of Alice Uden, wife of confessed triple-murderer Gerald Uden, who killed three Riverton residents in 1980.
Alice Uden is ... [more]

Already on the hook for Pavillion cisterns, state to pay for water too

Jan 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead has committed another $400,000 to provide water for Pavillion-area landowners affected by bad groundwater and receiving a cistern from a state ... [more]

Field grows to five for council vacancies; deadline noon Friday

Jan 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With three days remaining for Riverton residents to be considered for one of two Riverton City Council vacancies, a fifth person has entered the field.
Two ... [more]

Hill Bill ruled unconstitutional

Jan 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state superintendent is expected to resume immediately the duties stripped from her position last year.

The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Tuesday ... [more]

Super Bowl interest even higher this time around with the Broncos in game

Jan 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's as American as baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet. Except it's football.
And chances are you'll set time aside this Super Bowl Sunday, maybe with friends ... [more]


Jan 28, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "County won't take more action on Bennett in Drennen's case" should have said Leroy Hoster was ... [more]

Nance named player of the week from Mountain West Conference

Jan 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming junior forward Larry Nance Jr. has been named Mountain West men's basketball Player of the Week for the second time this ... [more]

Bonnie Jean Lay

Jan 27, 2014 - Staff:  Bonnie Jean Lay, of Wheatland, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the Platte County Memorial Nursing Home in Wheatland. She was 85 years old.
A funeral service ... [more]

John D. Smith

Jan 27, 2014 - Staff:  John D. Smith died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Sparks, Nev., after a lengthy illness.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no services.
John Smith was ... [more]

Wyoming holds on vs. Nevada

Jan 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- After the first meeting between Nevada and Wyoming, Wolf Pack forward A.J. West said he didn't know who Larry Nance Jr. was. He does now, after Nance ... [more]

No losses yet for Lander boys in league

Jan 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers pounded Pinedale 60-44 Thursday night in a Class 3-A West conference boys basketball game on the road.
The victory was the only game on ... [more]

Technical fouls costly as Chiefs suffer first defeat of year, 60-58 to Big Piney

Jan 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  In a controversial win, Big Piney edged the Wyoming Indian boys 60-58 Friday night in Sublette County.  The loss was the first of the season for Wyoming Indian ... [more]

After routing Piney, Chief girls beaten by Kemmerer

Jan 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Short-handed and on the road, the Wyoming Indian girls still picked up a Friday night win at Big Piney 60-36. 
On Saturday the Chiefs fell 62-52 to ... [more]

Playing short-handed, Wolverine boys take RS to overtime but lose

Jan 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Chris Quayle stepped to the line with five seconds on the regulation clock Friday night in Rock Springs and nailed three pressure free throws to tie Riverton's ... [more]

A win and a loss for Wind River girls in weekend conference pair

Jan 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wind River's girls picked up a split in Southwest 2-A basketball conference play last weekend on the road in Lincoln and Sublette counties. The Cougar girls ... [more]

Rustler men nearly wipe out Miles lead before falling 70-61

Jan 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Two road games in Montana are next for the CWC men.

The Central Wyoming men suffered through a lethargic spell in the second half Saturday afternoon ... [more]

LVHS girls in control for 58-44 win vs. Pinedale

Jan 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rebounding was the difference for the Lander Tiger girls in collecting a 58-44 basketball victory Thursday night at Pinedale.
The Tigers were in control of ... [more]

Big first half for CWC women in home win

Jan 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a good cap to a solid week of basketball for the Central Wyoming College women at home Saturday afternoon against Miles Community College. Earlier in ... [more]

Buzzer-beater by Salisbury gives RHS girls fifth straight win

Jan 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The win pushes the Lady Wolverines to 7-7 overall, but more importantly, Riverton is 1-0 in the Class 4-A West conference. Up next for Riverton is a ... [more]

Tigers fifth in big home wrestling tournament

Jan 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander had two finalists in the 20-team field.

Three Lander Tigers went deep into the wrestling bracket Friday and Saturday at the Lander ... [more]

Baker takes crown at 195 pounds for 1-A DHS at Lander invite

Jan 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois senior wrestler Sterling Baker entered the Lander Invitational Friday and Saturday because he wanted to get tested by Class 3-A and 4-A opponents. ... [more]

Ex-defense boss harder on Biden than Hillary

Jan 27, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Chris Christie's effort to separate himself from the heavy-handed retribution of top aides against recalcitrant local pols adds yet another complication to the ... [more]

Legal landowners 'thrown under the bus' by EPA ruling

Jan 27, 2014 - Janet Conover, Pavillion:  Editor:
What follows is from a letter to the Fremont County Sherif's department:
"I respectfully request an increased number of patrols and wellness checks ... [more]

How the big-timers cover sports

Jan 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  It's a lot easier than doing what I do during high school football season.

You might call it a sportswriter's dream.
Or, from another viewpoint, ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No change in state rigs
HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. ... [more]