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Honor Farm horses

Sep 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  National argument on wild horses needn't detract from fine local program

Opponents of rounding up wild horses and removing them from the grass and ... [more]

Digest

Sep 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gosar still wants to debate
CHEYENNE -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar says he plans to hold more debates before the November general ... [more]

Oil spills in Wyoming already double rate from last year

Sep 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An oil boom in Wyoming has a filthy side effect: A string of accidents from a remote gulley in the Powder River Basin to a refinery in downtown ... [more]

Cyclists pedal through county on leg of cross-continent journey

Sep 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Sylvester Williams and Nathaniel Erb want to end human sex trafficking, and they are riding bikes across the country to promote their cause.
They pumped ... [more]

Skate tournament at park a first for Riverton

Sep 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The competition for skateboarders, BMX riders and scooter riders runs from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, with free admission for spectators.

Riverton City Park ... [more]

Baker spent less in close mayor primary victory

Sep 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Candidates for mayor of Riverton staged a close primary election race, and their funding was similar as well.
Former Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker spent ... [more]

Airport won't hit 10,000 boardings

Sep 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport could lose $1 million in entitlement funding this year because of low passenger numbers.
Officials say they expect to tally ... [more]

Long day for Cougar v-ball at Big Horn

Sep 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River now plays Saturday in the Thermopolis tournament.

Wind River was stacked in the top eight of bracket play competition on Saturday at the ... [more]

On hot streak, Rustler spikers off to Eastern

Sep 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC has a 12-4 mark on the volleyball season.

The Central Wyoming College Rustlers carries a four-match volleyball winning streak into Friday's ... [more]

Wolverines take on No. 1 Powell in big road game Friday

Sep 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Powell enters Friday's contest on a 29-game win streak, the longest in Wyoming and is 2-0 on the season, while Riverton, also 2-0, will still be thin at ... [more]

Today

Sep 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BROWN

A son was born to Shannon HIll of Fort Washakie at 1:44 a.m. July 25 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 11 ... [more]

Dance studio moves into new building

Sep 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Main Street Dance studio recently opened its doors at its newly remodeled studio on First Street in downtown Riverton.
The studio offers ballet, tap, jazz, ... [more]

Library reintroduces itself to city

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tablets, laptops, e-books and a music mixer are some of the new items available to all patrons.

For some people, it has been a while since they've ... [more]

VFW sells old facility on Main Street to former restaurateurs

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The organization had asked for $650,000 for the 1.5-acre lot last year but sold it for $125,000.

The old Veterans of Foreign Wars building on West ... [more]

Sooner weeds are dealt with next year, the better we'll do

Sep 18, 2014 - Jayne Mosser, Riverton:  Editor:
Yes, this has been a terrible summer for weeds. I think one reason that there are so many more is that it just caught lots of people by surprise ... [more]

The labyrinth and the maze

Sep 18, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Enter one to lose yourself, the other to find

I'm sure some readers would agree I sometimes write myself into a maze. They're lucky if I don't take ... [more]

The test of independence

Sep 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Scotland is voting today, but the lure of breaking away is universal

Poll places in Scotland's fascinating national referendum on independence are ... [more]

Digest

Sep 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Low expectations for PAWS test
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Education Department official says Wyoming students and parents shouldn't be alarmed when statewide ... [more]

Man shot by Cheyenne police files federal suit

Sep 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Laramie County man who was shot and wounded by city police during a traffic stop has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Cheyenne and four ... [more]

Higher wages, lower poverty in Wyoming

Sep 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming is among the states seeing a decrease in the poverty rate.
New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau state that the nationwide poverty rate remained ... [more]

RHS hall of fame under development in District 25

Sep 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Plans are being developed for the proposed hall of fame display for Fremont County School District 25.
During a Tuesday school board meeting, Riverton High ... [more]

No word yet on type of bear that killed man

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators believe this month's fatal bear attack north of Dubois took place where the body of Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah, was found, meaning the bear didn't ... [more]

New charges filed in case of alleged abduction in July

Sep 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  New charges have been filed connected to an alleged July 19 abduction in Riverton. The original case involving two counts of kidnapping against the defendant ... [more]

Dessert superlatives fall short before the Palm Beach brownie

Sep 17, 2014 - By Rick Nelson, McClatchy Newspapers:  This crusty-topped bar should be in every chocolate lover's baking repertoire.

Along with death, taxes and Meryl Streep landing another Oscar ... [more]

What about past band director's name on the high school floor?

Sep 17, 2014 - Tracie Mariwell, Gillette:  Editor:
As to writing coach Bill Strannigan's name on the Riverton High School gym floor, what about John Aanestad's name, too?
He directed the bands for ... [more]

Growing and collecting lilies, but not offering them for sale

Sep 17, 2014 - Roger L. Gose, Riverton:  Editor:
Please accept the following clarification regarding the photograph labeled "Sunrise daylilies" in the Sept. 5 Ranger:
I am a collector and grower of ... [more]

A lame excuse

Sep 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Explaining away the injury of a child as family tradition is unacceptable

"That's how I was raised."
Adrian Peterson, the all-pro football player of ... [more]

Digest

Sep 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Airline subsidy renewed
GREEN RIVER -- Rock Springs and Sweetwater County will continue to have air service to Salt Lake City for at least another ... [more]

Fireball in sky confirmed as Russian satellite

Sep 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as ... [more]

Beautification committee could help city, council members told

Sep 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is considering forming a new beautification committee, and members discussed different responsibilities the committee could take. ... [more]