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A Democrat in red-state Wyoming

Sep 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Governor nominee Pete Gosar challenges incumbent Mead

Attendees peppered Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar with questions at a Sept. 16 ... [more]

Information on police shooting will not be shared

Sep 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Ranger received notice Wednesday that the Bureau of Indian Affairs will withhold documents requested through the Freedom of Information Act regarding an ... [more]

Damp summer kept water use lower; new pump to cost $520,000

Sep 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has voted to replace 32-year-old pump at the local water treatment plant.
The pump is one of three that have been in place at the ... [more]

Lander set for home opener vs. Cody

Sep 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With one more non-conference football game on the schedule, first-year Lander Valley High School Tigers coach John Rounds wants to find consistency on ... [more]

Chief runners saw state course at Sheridan meet

Sep 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor :  Members of the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country teams had an extra-important learning experience on at the Michelle Ludwig Invitational on ... [more]

Wranglers reach semis in Big Horn VB tourney

Sep 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni advanced into the semifinals of the top bracket Saturday at the Big Horn Invitational volleyball tournament.
In the semis, Wright won a 25-14, 25-14 ... [more]

Spikers sweep Rock Springs in league match

Sep 17, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton plays at home Friday against Laramie.

Making a school-day trip to Sweetwater County, the Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team picked up ... [more]


Sep 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A child was born to Tianna Armour of Ethete and Peter Blackburn Jr. of Riverton at 10:42 a.m. July 14 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Save your produce

Sep 17, 2014 - By Jeanmarie Brownson, McClatchy Newspapers:  Freezer makes it easy to use summer's bounty
Every September, a small panic rises.
The herb garden overflows; so do the border plantings of leafy ... [more]

Case dropped against man accused of abducting girl

Sep 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Charges have been dropped but the case still is open against a Riverton man accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl on July 19.
Riverton Circuit Court Judge ... [more]

Patricia 'Pat' Reddon

Sep 17, 2014 - Staff:  Patricia "Pat" Reddon died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton surrounded by her closest family members. She was 75 years ... [more]

Lois Marie DeCoteau

Sep 17, 2014 - Staff:  Lois Marie DeCoteau died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, after a lengthy illness. She was 65 years old.
There were no services.
Lois DeCoteau was born Jan. 18, ... [more]

Wanda Lee McMullen

Sep 17, 2014 - Staff:  Wanda Lee McMullen, 67, formerly of Fremont County, died Friday, June 27, 2014.
Memorial services will be at a later date.
Wanda Lee Fleak was born June 18, ... [more]

Mitchell grabs third for CWC at cross country invitational in Nebraska

Sep 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In his first cross country meet of the season for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers, Tristan Mitchell finished third overall in the men's race Saturday at ... [more]

Steamboat and his rider are seen everywhere in Wyoming

Sep 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  One hundred years ago this month, Steamboat, the bucking horse that has come to define Wyoming and is one of the most-iconic state symbols in America, breathed ... [more]

Two finalists for CWC at home rodeo

Sep 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett and Trae Kautzman reached the finals Sunday for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers during the final day of the Rustler Roundup rodeo at the ... [more]


Sep 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Mia Holt of Lander and Bronson Blackburn of Lawton, Okla., at 4:45 a.m. July 27 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Partnership helps schools in offering suicide prevention

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A new school program is training Cheyenne students to be part of the solution in suicide prevention.
A partnership between several area agencies and ... [more]

Riverton still recovering from primary care doctor departure

Sep 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Waking up feeling sore, stuffy and feverish is bad enough, but calling the doctor's office and finding the physician is booked all day can make it worse.
This ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  To freeze or not to freeze
Did it freeze hard enough Thursday night/Friday morning to end the growing season? Some say yes, some say no, which means it ... [more]


Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Cody man killed by falling tree
CODY -- A Cody man is dead after a falling tree struck him on the head as he was cutting firewood.
The Park County ... [more]

Technical analysis of Oregon coal port suspended by Army Corps of Engineers

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  PORTLAND, Ore. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian ... [more]

Petition challenges slaughter of bison from Yellowstone park

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition to stop the capture and mass slaughter of wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park during ... [more]

State's teen birth rate decreases, now approximates national figure

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  For the sixth straight year, teen birth rates have decreased in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Department of Health reports 30.2 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 in ... [more]

Lake search for Udens finished; no word yet on any findings

Sep 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The underwater search for the bodies of three Riverton residents murdered more than 30 years ago is finished, but authorities have not released the results of ... [more]

After 37 years, big water adjudication case complete

Sep 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Collaboration among the state of Wyoming, the federal government and the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes was celebrated at the Big Horn ... [more]

Sen. Case has melanoma, weighing treatment options during campaign

Sep 16, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  A longtime Wyoming legislator from Fremont County has been diagnosed with melanoma.
State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, who is running for re-election, said he ... [more]

Missing man died after bear attack

Sep 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Initial autopsy reports show Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah, likely died last week after suffering a bear bite while working in the Bridger Teton National Forest ... [more]

Charles L. Saul

Sep 16, 2014 - Staff:  Charles L. Saul, formerly of Lander, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at home in Rome, N.Y., with family by his side. He was 66 years old.
A private family ... [more]

Henry J. Hudspeth Jr.

Sep 16, 2014 - Staff:  Henry J. Hudspeth Jr., of Lander, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at his home. He was 88 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place, and there will be ... [more]