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Sep 18, 2013 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  False positives on sightings of escapee are reasonable price to pay for vigilance

The power of suggestion is no small thing.
Proof can be found in ... [more]

State, drilling giant joining forces on new grouse regs

Sep 18, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- As Wyoming's oil boom continues to encroach on areas populated by sage grouse, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been working with a ... [more]

Judge nixes plea bargain in Sinks Canyon shooting

Sep 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  A judge has rejected the plea agreement for a man accused of shooting at three young adults in a case of road rage at a Sept. 18 hearing.
The move came after ... [more]

Fierce weather whips valley

Sep 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Another half inch of rain fell in some areas, adding to an already-wet September.

National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Lipson counted eight ... [more]

Goal gasification plant clears big permitting step

Sep 18, 2013 - Associated Press:  GILLETTE (AP) -- After three years of work invested into bringing an underground coal gasification project to Wyoming, Linc Energy has reached a milestone in ... [more]

Digest

Sep 18, 2013 - Associated Press:  New school facilities chief named
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Bill Panos as the new director of the Wyoming School Facilities ... [more]

Escape try goes from bad to worse for suspect

Sep 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Already handcuffed and in the back of a running squad car, a Lander man worsened his situation by climbing into the front of the Riverton Police Department ... [more]

Muddy conditions for Rustler Roundup; four from CWC make fin

Sep 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Central Wyoming College Rustlers locked down spots to advance into the championship round of the Rustler Roundup at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. ... [more]

Rec funding in Wyoming is not equitable; not fair

Sep 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staf Writer:  Wyoming's model for funding public recreation districts is all about geography and you only need to look in Fremont County to understand that, as far as ... [more]

Today

Sep 17, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

DAY
Geboe Day died Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He was 53.
Traditional services ... [more]

Anti-DUI campaign launched statewide; ads began Monday

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- A new statewide advertising campaign against drunken driving takes aim at the culture of drinking and driving in Wyoming.
The radio, television and ... [more]

Louise Antonie Urbanek

Sep 17, 2013 - Staff:  Louise Antonie Urbanek, the mother of Lander resident Leo Urbanek, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at the Goshen Care Center in Torrington. She was 95 years ... [more]

Margaret Ann Gish

Sep 17, 2013 - Staff:  Margaret Ann Gish of Casper died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at age 87.              
She was born to parents Nick and Sarah Haverlock on Sept. 16, 1925, in the ... [more]

Black Hills wants to decommission 2 power plants

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  q The company determined it was more cost effective to retire and decommission the plants than to comply with the EPA regulations.

GILLETTE (AP) -- Black ... [more]

Learning under the same roof

Sep 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  CWC's health/sci center brings nursing, science students together

Central Wyoming College nursing instructor Debbie McClure said it's been refreshing ... [more]

CWC Health/Science Center to be dedicated Friday

Sep 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Ranger's special edition on the new facility is published Wednesday.
Students and faculty returning to Central Wyoming College this year have a lot ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Beer tax bill fails committee vote
BUFFALO (AP) -- A proposal to increase Wyoming's tax on beer has failed to gain support from an interim legislative ... [more]

State workers might have to pay more to retirement

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Concerned about the solvency of Wyoming's public employee pension fund, lawmakers are looking at requiring state workers to contribute more ... [more]

UW vacancies may be filled by the end of this month

Sep 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  President Bob Sternberg reported that two finalists for vice president of administration will visit the Laramie campus this week.

LARAMIE (AP) -- ... [more]

Will we have 'path rangers' causing more problems now?

Sep 17, 2013 - By Belle Bransky, Riverton:  Editor:
I used to live in an area of Riverton that was pretty close to the Rails to Trails path, and my friend and I walked it sometimes in the evening.
The ... [more]

Escapee 'sightings' in county don't pan out

Sep 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several residents called law enforcement over the weekend to report seeing fugitive Kenneth Ward in Fremont County, but officials said none of the sightings ... [more]

Month is rainy so far, but year still dry

Sep 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton has received twice as much precipitation this year compared to 2012, but local forecasters say the weather still hasn't been unusually wet by ... [more]

Judge: Youngest Hudson suspect OK to stand trial as adult

Sep 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A district court judge ruled that the youngest defendant in the Hudson homicides case can be tried as an adult, Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  September in the rain
We're only halfway through the month, but anyone want to bet we've already had one of the half-dozen wettest Septembers in ... [more]

RHS girls, Lander boys both second at Ethete XC

Sep 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- The Riverton Wolverines and the Lander Valley High School Tigers did some good things Friday at the Wyoming Indian Invitational in Ethete.
Olivia ... [more]

Shoshoni held to just 10 yards Frday in 36-0 loss to Lusk

Sep 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni took a taste of power football Friday night at Jerry Fulmer Stadium in Lusk as the home-standing Niobrara County Tigers dominated every aspect of the ... [more]

Tigers bounced hard by Star Valley Braves

Sep 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander is 0-2 on the football season heading into this Friday's home opener vs. Jackson.

Star Valley chalked up 469 total yards of offense in a 36-0 ... [more]

Riverton boys take third on Sheridan golf course

Sep 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The string of victories came to an end for the Riverton Wolverines on the golf course Friday at the Sheridan Invitational.
The Wolverines finished third in ... [more]

Wyoming cruises past Northern Colorado

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Brett Smith passed for 264 yards and a touchdown, Shaun Wick rushed for two TDs and the Wyoming defense returned two interceptions for scores as the ... [more]

Wolverines break 12-year losing streak vs. GR

Sep 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton got three defensive scores in Friday's 41-20 victory.

The Riverton Wolverines took advantage of the speed and power of their rushing attack ... [more]