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Sep 6, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one photo cutline for "Crack crew" should have said Wyoming Department of Transportation employee Kirk ... [more]

UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources honors Riverton native

Sep 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton native and the owner of a forest products company with headquarters in Hulett are this year's outstanding alumni award recipients from the ... [more]

Public has a stake in lawsuit on surveillance

Sep 6, 2013 - By The Seattle Times:  Microsoft's intention to move ahead with a lawsuit to force more information to be revealed about federal surveillance orders is welcome news for ... [more]

Night skies amaze and humble

Sep 6, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  I get a lot of people telling me they read this monthly article about stars and that they enjoy it. I started caring for "Northern Rockies Skies" a year ago, ... [more]

Staying out of Syria

Sep 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There are many reasons, but a lack of strategic significance for the U.S. isn't one of them

As the United States lines up for expected military ... [more]

Digest

Sep 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ATV crash into Seminoe kills man
RAWLINS -- Carbon County authorities say a man who was riding on an all-terrain vehicle died after the four-wheeler ... [more]

New WDE boss: Reform efforts are worthwhile

Sep 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is on the right track in its effort to hold schools and educators accountable for the academic performance of their K-12 students, according ... [more]

WHP says bike rider's death was a suicide

Sep 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol has concluded that a bicyclist who died north of Sheridan over the weekend committed suicide by intentionally pulling out ... [more]

Lottery board settles on CEO candidate

Sep 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Officials hope to have the lottery up and running next year.

CHEYENNE -- The board overseeing the creation of a state lottery in Wyoming has settled ... [more]

Two arrests in bike path death

Sep 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Those responsible for leaving a man dead and woman beaten unconscious on the Rails to Trails path Wednesday morning are in custody, law enforcement believes. ... [more]

PAWS scores show mixed results for Arapahoe schools

Sep 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Scores were mixed for Arapahoe students on this year's Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, but most grade levels tested worse in 2012-2013 than in ... [more]

Weather likely to keep Burroughs fire active for now

Sep 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dubois-area residents should get used to seeing smoke. Officials expect the Burroughs Fire to burn for a while longer.
"As weather dries out and fuels ... [more]

West Nile cases hit 10 in county; hot month extends biting season

Sep 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  At least 10 Fremont County residents have contracted West Nile Virus this season -- far more than in any other area of the state.
One man in Park County has ... [more]

Rosemary H. Romer

Sep 6, 2013 - Staff:  Rosemary H. Romer died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, surrounded by family at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 82 years old.
Memorial services will be at 11 ... [more]

David 'Chic' Spoonhunter Sr.

Sep 6, 2013 - Staff:  David "Chic" Spoonhunter Sr., of Arapahoe, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at his home. He was 61 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at St. ... [more]

Loretta Fay Brown

Sep 6, 2013 - Staff:  Loretta Fay Brown died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 79 years old.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. ... [more]

Lauren Kurt Dewey

Sep 6, 2013 - Staff:  Lauren Kurt Dewey died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 54 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at ... [more]

John Big Knife

Sep 6, 2013 - Staff:  John Big Knife died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 84 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, ... [more]

County girls best finishers at Green River cross country

Sep 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School and the Riverton Wolverines both opened the cross country season last Friday at the Green River Invitational to set the measuring ... [more]

I survived a night in the junior football trenches

Sep 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The legs are sore.
I could barely get out of bed this morning to go for my daily walk, but I made it.
I had a hard time walking into the office from my ... [more]

RHS girls set to host big Riverton Invitational

Sep 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Jordan Settlemire qualified for the Wyoming high school state swim meet in five events during Riverton's first weekend meets of the season last ... [more]

Beating Lander and Wright are early Shoshoni VB highlights

Sep 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni High School Wranglers didn't back down against other Class 3-A volleyball schools, placing third Saturday at the Douglas Invitational.
The ... [more]

Wolverines to Powell on Friday

Sep 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  First-year coach Pat Patterson's team plays the defending state champions at 7 p.m.

Gone are the hot two-a-day practices. Gone is the easy week-zero ... [more]

Today

Sep 5, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
COLEMAN

Coleen Kathryn Coleman, 52, died Friday, Aug. 30. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, ... [more]

No longer swearing by good old cursive script

Sep 5, 2013 - The Los Angeles Times:  For all the new things that schools will be called on to teach under the Common Core curriculum standards, it's a skill that has been omitted that is causing ... [more]

Autumn's wonder awaits

Sep 5, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  There is food for the soul resting at your feet

You might think I'd been alerted to the wonders of nature by historian Ken Burns's great PBS series ... [more]

Animal shelter should give cats equal treatment to dogs

Sep 5, 2013 - Pat Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing because I want to praise our wonderful animal shelter, or maybe I should call it "dog sanctuary." The shelter doesn't seem to care a bit ... [more]

More than acreage

Sep 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The sugar beet story this year is a lesson to outsiders on ag realities

Staff writer Eric Blom's recent story on sugar beet production in Fremont ... [more]

Digest

Sep 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Welcome weather lowers fire risk
MOOSE -- More rain and cooler weather have prompted officials to reduce the wildfire risk in the Jackson area from ... [more]

NAACP, Ku Klux Klan meeting in Casper may be a first

Sep 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Klan representative paid $50 to join the civil rights organization.

DENVER -- A secret meeting between a representative of the Wyoming chapter of ... [more]