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Museum hosting spooky evening

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Families are invited to a "spooky" night Saturday at the Pioneer Museum in Lander.
Crafts and activities will be in the main lobby throughout the night. ... [more]

The way it was: Fort Washakie cabin -- 1903

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Each year the Wyoming State Historical Society produces a calendar full of photographs from Wyoming's past.
This picture was featured in the 1994 calendar, ... [more]

Abandoned car project in city going well so far, say police

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton officials say the recent push to remove abandoned vehicles from city roadways has been successful thus far.
"We're getting a lot of positive ... [more]

County waits on gay marriage

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge has struck down Wyoming's law against same-sex marriage, but couples in Fremont County hoping to wed are still waiting.
The Fremont County ... [more]

Wyoming history calendar features 1920 scene from Fremont County

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Once again the Wyoming State Historical Society has partnered with the American Heritage Center to create a 2015 calendar of Wyoming history.
With more than ... [more]

Does writer who bashes coal practice what he preaches?

Oct 19, 2014 - Gloria Gregory, Riverton:  Editor:
In a letter to the editor dated Oct. 10, Don Kesselheim of Lander bashed the production of fossil fuels, including, among others, coal production in ... [more]

Casting agent looking for native actors

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River Indian Reservation residents will have an opportunity to audition for several roles in the six-hour HBO miniseries "Lewis and Clark."
Rene Haynes ... [more]

Reauthorize lodging tax

Oct 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Its benefits are many, and it has a well-proven track record by now

Fremont County has a business which pulls in $138 million annually.
Actually, ... [more]

UW faculty icon's memoir published

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eve Newman, For The Associated Press:  Three years ago, George Frison, an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming, remembers sitting in a hospital waiting room while his ... [more]

Wolverines lose slugfest to Douglas

Oct 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Unable to generate a consistent offensive attack against the state's best defense, the Riverton Wolverine football squad saw its hopes of a perfect season and ... [more]

Solid road win for Cougars in Saratoga

Oct 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River picked up its third win of the football season Friday night with a 34-6 victory over Saratoga in Carbon County.
The Cougars have on regular-season ... [more]

Like Kirkegaard, San Jose State QB Gray waited patiently for opportunity

Oct 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Between Colby Kirk-egaard and Joe Gray, waiting is a common trait.
By now, most Wyoming fans have heard Kirkegaard's story. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound ... [more]

CWC spikers hosting two region opponents Friday and Saturday

Oct 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  The Rustlers are 19-7 overall and 3-3 in league play.

Two home volleyball matches start the second half of Region IX conference play for the Central ... [more]

Wolverine XC teams both sixth at regional

Oct 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The state meet is Saturday, Oct. 25, in Sheridan where RHS is going to compete in the Class 4-A level.

Gaven Murphy was the top finisher for the ... [more]

Sweep of Evanston puts Riverton in good shape for high seed at 4-A West volleyball

Oct 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines are now in the driver's seat for a No. 3 seed in the upcoming regional volleyball tournament after sweeping the Evanston Red Devils ... [more]

Boy's 'temper tantrum' in parking lot prompts onlookers to call authorities

Oct 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officers responding to a juvenile problem Oct. 9 in Riverton determined that the issue had been "self-inflicted."
The problem reportedly arose when a ... [more]

Campaign gives teenagers safe driving tips

Oct 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The "5 to Drive" effort addresses the five most dangerous and deadly behaviors for teen drivers.

Injury Prevention Resources teamed up with the ... [more]

Kinnear youth winner in ag photo contest

Oct 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The winners of the Wyoming Business Council agribusiness division's seventh annual Agricultural Photo Contest have been chosen.
The grand prize winner was ... [more]

'It's obvious' that Baker is best qualified for mayor

Oct 17, 2014 - Barbara Saifer, Riverton:  Editor:
In Riverton's mayor election, it is obvious who the best candidate is, and that is Lars Baker. All you need to do is look at his record and the ... [more]

Demonstrators call for Medicaid expansion at debate

Oct 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Walking up to the governor and state superintendent debates Thursday, attendees and candidates got an eyeful of signs calling for Wyoming to expand Medicaid. ... [more]

It's the square knot or bust

Oct 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Tying my shoes differently is mind-boggling

If you want to get out of your comfort zone, tie your shoes a different way.
Some aimless reading a ... [more]

Digest

Oct 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW top seed in knowledge bowl
LARAMIE -- A five-member University of Wyoming petroleum engineering team is the No. 1 ranked team heading into the 13th ... [more]

Three cases

Oct 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ebola really isn't a public health crisis, but acting like it is might serve other purposes

It is premature at best, irresponsible at worst, to slap ... [more]

Marriage issue aside, gays not protected by workplace laws

Oct 17, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Even if gay marriage comes to the Equality State, employers in the state can still legally fire a worker just for being homosexual.
Wyoming is one ... [more]

Arapahos say feds OK with Joint Business Council split from Eastern Shoshones

Oct 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Business Council is standing behind its initial understanding that the Bureau of Indian Affairs said the tribe has the authority to ... [more]

School bus carrying 13 children rolls; safety restraints prevent injuries

Oct 17, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A bus carrying Head Start children rolled just north of Ethete on Thursday, but no serious injuries were reported.
The crash occurred at about 1:40 p.m. on ... [more]

Bear euthanized after break-in

Oct 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  TETON VILLAGE -- Wyoming wildlife officials euthanized a black bear after it broke into an occupied house in Teton Village at the base of the Jackson Hole ... [more]

Mead debates opponents at CWC

Oct 17, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Responding to criticism that he's failed to show leadership in his first term, Wyoming Republican Gov. Matt Mead emphasized that unless the state's economy is ... [more]

Today

Oct 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MARTIN

A daughter was born to Vicki Martin of Riverton and Mark Martin of Riverton at 10:33 a.m. June 29 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Today

Oct 15, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Alley dumpster service ending in residential Riverton by next month" should have said the city ... [more]