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Second Montana herd shows brucellosis

Oct 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana's state veterinarian says the livestock disease brucellosis has been found in another cattle herd in the Yellowstone area, the second ... [more]

At Yellowstone, Devils Tower and elsewhere, shutdown ruins fall vacations, angers visitors

Oct 4, 2013 - By Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press:  Stop at a cafe in the forests of Wyoming, remote stretches of northern Arizona, or the near the iconic granite of Mount Rushmore, and you're likely to hear a ... [more]

Detox center renamed Center of Hope

Oct 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The facility is now operated by the Volunteers of America -- Northern Rockies.

Three months and two days after a signed agreement merged the ... [more]

Lander teens found safely after a cold night in the mountains

Oct 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The sons of two prominent Lander residents were the subject of a search and rescue operation initiated Wednesday evening above Sinks Canyon.
Tyson Sollars and ... [more]

Frack panel hears pro-energy message from tribes

Oct 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A panel with experience in hydraulic fracturing provided guests at Central Wyoming College's "Hot Topics" forum a layout of the issues surrounding the ... [more]

Another weekend, another snowstorm

Oct 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than 5 inches of snow had fallen in Riverton by mid-morning Friday, but weather forecasters said the precipitation should stop by evening.
Lander and ... [more]

Cougars sweep three straight in volleyball win over SHS

Oct 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars swept Shoshoni Thursday night in Pavillion in a pivotal conference volleyball match in Class 2-A.
Wind River won 25-12, 26-24, 25-22 ... [more]

Casper too big, too strong for Rustlers on VB court

Oct 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The loss dropped the Rustlers to 1-4 in conference play. Casper is 5-1.

Casper College won three consecutive sets after losing the first one to the ... [more]

Shoshoni beats Cougs 28-6 on snowy night

Oct 4, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Since the Basketeria grocery store and restaurant closed in Pavillion, the only place to find turnovers has been at Leroy Sinner Field. Wind River ... [more]

RHS gets conference volleyball victory

Oct 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  In a match interrupted by a power outage, Riverton downed Casper Natrona in a five-set cliffhanger.

The atmosphere was electric, and it became even ... [more]

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Oct 4, 2013 - Staff:  Births
NORTHCOTT

A son was born to Wilhelmina Jamie Spoonhunter, of Ethete, and Joe Northcott, of Riverton, at 5 a.m. Sept. 13, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

Wolverine football game postponed until Sat. at 1 p.m.

Oct 4, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton High School football game scheduled for Friday at Buffalo has been postponed until tomorrow (Saturday) at 1 p.m due to snow, wind and ice in ... [more]

Tigers hit road against Douglas

Oct 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Douglas has marched through its first four football opponents in convincing fashion to remain in the elite category in the Class 3-A division.
The Lander ... [more]

CWC hosts Casper in big Region IX volleyball match

Oct 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers are aiming to move up the ladder in the Region IX volleyball standings vs. Casper College.
The important match starts at ... [more]

No points for Rustlers in Sheridan rodeo arena

Oct 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tough weather conditions at the Sheridan College rodeo made it difficult for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers in the arena.
Rodeo officials had to cancel ... [more]

Riverton favored Friday against winless Buffalo

Oct 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Snow is in the forecast for the 7 p.m. road game.

With snow and cold temperatures likely, the Riverton Wolverines football team hits the road for ... [more]

Today

Oct 3, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HOFFMAN

A son was born to Kayla Hoffman and Rayne Hoffman, of Lander, at 10:02 p.m. Sept. 12, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

City invited to Mammoth Music opening

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has received an open invitation for the grand re-opening celebration of Mammoth Music, 318 E. Main St.
The opening will be at 11 ... [more]

Mailed info, web profile both useful in marketing to government

Oct 3, 2013 - By Brett Housholder:  Question -- "I'd like to get some government work for my business, but I'm not sure how to market my services to government agencies. Are there any ... [more]

City gives support for community development grants

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is backing up three grants being pursued by IDEA, Inc., a community development organization in Riverton.
The city council and mayor ... [more]

CWC picks Riverton firm for insurance agent

Oct 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has selected Tegeler and Associates of Riverton as the school's property and liability insurance agent for the ... [more]

No Child Left Behind goals are 'tragically unrealistic'

Oct 3, 2013 - Charles W. Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to address the tragically unrealistic goals which have become standards of No Child left behind, the educational mandate under which schools ... [more]

This year's early snow was trouble, but the storm 30 years ago was even worse

Oct 3, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Yes, last week's heavy, wet snow was a damaging surprise. But do you recall one dubbed "a late summer snowstorm" by The Ranger on Monday, Sept. 13, 1983?
We ... [more]

Be ready this time

Oct 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Incredibly, another heavy snowstorm's arrival is imminent

You know all those public service announcements about "winter preparedness"?
Well, nights ... [more]

Digest

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW to honor distinguished alums
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming will give its Distinguished Alumni Award to four people during UW homecoming on ... [more]

Winter storm bears down on much of Wyoming

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Winter storm warnings and watches have been posted for a large part of central and eastern Wyoming.
The National Weather Service says a storm ... [more]

State lands chief named by governor

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawyer with the Wyoming Attorney General's Office will serve as the new director of the state Office of State Lands and Investments.
Gov. Matt ... [more]

Smaller wolf quota for hunters this season; four taken in early days

Oct 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Hunting will remain open through the end of the year or until hunters reach the 26-wolf quota.

CHEYENNE -- At least four wolves have been killed in ... [more]

Shutdown halts play at D.C. theater

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Ford's Theatre has canceled performances of "The Laramie Project" because the theater must close during the government shutdown, but it will ... [more]

Sinks Canyon student housing project could find new life

Oct 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College have a new plan for moving forward with a student housing project in Sinks Canyon.
The undertaking was stalled this ... [more]