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Looking up from the screen

Sep 26, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  What is proper 'digital behavior' these days?

A confession: I am in a meeting and wasting time right now.
The speaker, a well-meaning consultant on ... [more]

Wheels of government

Sep 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A recent example shows they still can move pretty quickly at the local level

Local government at work -- in a good way -- was displayed over the past ... [more]

Digest

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man struck and killed by vehicle
CODY -- A 57-year-old Cody man has died after being struck by a vehicle.
Police Chief Perry Rockvam says Thomas Kent ... [more]

Static spark blamed in fatal blast

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Investigators say an explosion at a western Wyoming natural gas storage tank that killed a man and injured three others appears to have been caused by ... [more]

Man who crashed drone into spring fined $3,000

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A judge has ordered a Dutch man to pay more than $3,000 for crashing a drone into the biggest hot spring in Yellowstone National ... [more]

Shooting suspect killed himself after chase

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A man suspected of shooting and injuring his ex-wife in Casper has died of in an apparent suicide after a pursuit with the Wyoming Highway Patrol in ... [more]

Man in One Shot competition hurt after weapon malfunction

Sep 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A hunter was injured when his gun malfunctioned during the One Shot Antelope Hunt sight-in Sept. 19, but the injury did not stop him from participating in the ... [more]

CWC policy change results in insurance cost increase

Sep 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Rates for property and liability insurance coverage at Central Wyoming College may go up this year by almost 7.5 percent because of a change in the school's ... [more]

Riverton man arrested for DUI after hitting car, getting own vehicle stuck

Sep 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dominic Hvizdak, 34, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence early Thursday after reportedly striking another vehicle then getting his own ... [more]

Gov. Mead says state has presented wolf solution

Sep 26, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday he's hopeful that a federal judge will agree a quick administrative fix is all that's necessary to return wolf ... [more]

Riverton superintendent has sharp eye on early enrollment

Sep 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The District 25 head count was down at the start of the school year, reversing a three-year trend.

Fremont County School District 25 superintendent ... [more]

Man changes plea in sex crime case; tougher charge awaits

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Larry Alcaraz was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a federal judge in August.

A Lander man who was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a federal ... [more]

Graduation rate low at District 21, but numbers not telling all, says school principal

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie High School has reported some of the lowest graduation rates in the state in recent years. Whether those numbers mean anything is a matter of ... [more]

Ex-museum chief to stand trial in November

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County public official is set to stand trial this fall for alleged malfeasance related to her office.
Former Lander Pioneer Museum director Carol ... [more]

Today

Sep 25, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Airport won't hit 10,000 boardings; nine-seat planes now on all flights" should have said in 2010, ... [more]

Susan Sunada

Sep 25, 2014 - Staff:  Susan Sunada died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the home of her daughter Sheila Newlin in Riverton. She was 91 years old.
There were no services. Burial was at ... [more]

Rustler VB finally gets a match at home

Sep 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It's been a good early season with CWC posting a 16-4 match record.

Central Wyoming College sophomore volleyball player Ashley Misinaqase says all ... [more]

Wrangler volleyball team takes second in Thermop

Sep 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two points separated the Shoshoni Wranglers from the championship at Saturday's Thermopolis Invitational volleyball tournament.
In the title match, ... [more]

Monday wreck killed woman near Worland; Riverton driver may be charged

Sep 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Controlled substance use and driver inattention are being investigated as contributing factors in a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a Worland ... [more]

Life term will be sought at trial of man in kidnapping case at bank

Sep 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A life term in prison is on the line for a Riverton man going to trial on kidnapping and domestic violence charges.
The trial for defendant Robert Troy ... [more]

Ancient history

Sep 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Could America ever re-adjust to shorter political campaigns?

In the just-concluded PBS television series "The Roosevelts," viewers learned that ... [more]

Digest

Sep 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Drone crasher banned from park
DENVER -- A German citizen who crashed a drone into a lake in Yellowstone National Park this summer has been banned from ... [more]

Canyon trails may get major upgrade

Sep 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park officials are considering a proposal to update and repair many of the overlooks and trails on the north ... [more]

Four hurt in natural gas tank blast

Sep 24, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An explosion at a natural gas storage tank injured four workers on Tuesday in western Wyoming, authorities said.
The blast occurred as a ... [more]

Wolves again relisted in state by judge

Sep 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  It marks the second time the Fish and Wildlife Service has accepted a delisting plan for Wyoming wolves only to see it dissolve under judicial ... [more]

Grizzly bit man on side before being repelled by bear spray

Sep 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A man is recovering after being bitten in his side by a grizzly bear Sunday in the Double Cabin area of the Shoshone National Forest.
A Fremont County ... [more]

'People's wishes have been ignored' on alley dumpsters

Sep 24, 2014 - Joyce Dickens, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, I see that the people's wishes have been ignored. The dumpsters in the alley are going away, and now every street will have garbage cans sitting ... [more]

A new favorite roast chicken recipe

Sep 24, 2014 - By Rick Nelson, McClatchy Newspapers:  This dish has lots of aspects to love: few ingredients, quick prep time and great leftovers.

When I was a kid, there were mornings when it didn't ... [more]

Today

Sep 24, 2014 - Staff:  Clarifications
In Tuesday's Ranger, the truck in this photo with the page one story "Officers focus on abandoned vehicles" is in compliance with the ... [more]

Woman reports found items to police

Sep 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A woman called police at about 3:20 p.m. Sunday to report finding clothing, a gift card and four bottles of liquor along the shores of Pilot Butte Reservoir. ... [more]