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Don't wait on a single issue to get motivated for action

Aug 16, 2013 - Bill Johnson, Pinedale:  The biggest question facing us today is not, "should I support the Republicans or the Democrats", but rather "do we still have time to save our country?" In ... [more]

All hands on deck

Aug 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Job Corps is happening because local government kept the feds on track

It's an established fact that local government is the most responsive form. ... [more]

Firefighters jump on new wildfire

Aug 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- With resources stretched by wildfires burning in Utah and Idaho, three smokejumpers and a helicopter are working to suppress the latest fire in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Old murder investigated again
CHEYENNE -- A special prosecutor is looking into how Sublette County law enforcement officers handled the investigation of ... [more]

If you are out for a hike, a mountain lion probably watches

Aug 16, 2013 - By Tom Lawrence, For The Associated Press:  If you go for a hike in the mountains or a stroll in the forest, there is an excellent chance a mountain lion may keep you company for part of the ... [more]

House panel requests more paperwork in Hill probe

Aug 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The chairman of a special House committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the Wyoming Education Department is ... [more]

Ruling on Eaton execution could come in 2014

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  A federal judge has given lawyers until early next year to submit written arguments about whether the former Riverton man who is Wyoming's lone death row ... [more]

County looks to preserve historical magazine

Aug 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Editor Loren Jost retired as Riverton Museum director last month, but he has been asked to continue the publication for another year.

The Fremont ... [more]

Hardluck Fire tops 16,000 acres

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Smoke from the Hardluck Fire near the Fremont-Park county border north of Dubois is filling the Riverton Valley, obscuring the mountains in most areas and ... [more]

State outlines plans for more water study in Pavillion vicinity

Aug 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If chemicals from oil and gas in the water exceed state and federal standards, Wyoming will investigate drilling activities in the area.
 
Wyoming's ... [more]

Wyoming VB, soccer, cross country prep for fall seasons

Aug 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LARAMIE -- New University of Wyoming women's volleyball head coach Chad Callihan has only been in Laramie for two months, but expects to find success this ... [more]

Cowboys loading up on offense for football season

Aug 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LARAMIE -- The potential is there for the University of Wyoming football team to put together one of the most explosives offense in the Mountain West ... [more]

There is sense in de-escalating 'war on drugs'

Aug 15, 2013 - By The Seattle Times:  Attorney General Eric Holder's speech Monday to the American Bar Association in San Francisco was a bit like hearing from a stockbroker after trading has ... [more]

Thanks for Oak Ridge Boys and 'Ozark Mountain Jubilee'

Aug 15, 2013 - Cathy Famgarner, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed the performance by the Oak Ridge Boys at the Fremont County Fair this year more than just about anything I have done in a long time.
For ... [more]

Check 'yard sale' off the must-do list

Aug 15, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Ours went well, thanks to lots -- and lots -- of string cheese

While there are certain endeavors in adult life which are entirely optional -- like ... [more]

Celebrating 60

Aug 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Today is Riverton's 107th birthday, and The Ranger is marking its 60th

This date -- Aug. 15 -- is marked as Riverton's birthday.
Although there are ... [more]

Digest

Aug 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hearing on power line conducted
BAGGS -- The Bureau of Land Management is holding public hearings on a proposed major transmission line to carry Wyoming ... [more]

Activists share manual on how to ruin wolf hunts

Aug 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Environmentalists upset with a federal proposal to remove protections for wolves across most of the U.S. have posted a manual on how to disrupt ... [more]

First lady helps in campaign on under-age drinking issues

Aug 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- First lady Carol Mead has joined an effort to help prevent under-age drinking in Wyoming.
In a new media campaign, Mead calls underage drinking an ... [more]

Disease killing dozens of white-tailed deer

Aug 15, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Many deaths have been confirmed, but the true number is hard to ascertain accurately.

CHEYENNE -- Hemorrhagic disease caused by two possible viruses ... [more]

Fire being monitored, but not fought

Aug 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Five of the six active fires burning in western Wyoming are being monitored by firefighters, while the sixth has been contained.
Three of the fires ... [more]

Strathmore predicts proposed Gas Hills mine would create 153 jobs

Aug 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The company conducted two meetings last week to answer questions and receive comments from the public.

Strathmore Minerals held two public meetings ... [more]

Officials discuss grad rates, issues at rez schools

Aug 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Student academic performance in Fremont County schools was the focus when the Joint Education Committee and the Select Committee on Tribal Relations on ... [more]

College OKs $5.7M in bonds to finance capital construction

Aug 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees in July approved $5.7 million in bonds to help pay for capital construction projects in Fremont County.
More ... [more]

Funding woes stall 1 percent tax work

Aug 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City has yet to receive revenue from the levy

New recommendations from the Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee didn't go far after Riverton City Council ... [more]

Melvin 'Mel' Moen

Aug 15, 2013 - Staff:  Melvin "Mel" Moen, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 86 years old.
Per his request, cremation ... [more]

Nelson Richard 'Tex' Altsman

Aug 15, 2013 - Staff:  Nelson Richard "Tex" Altsman died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton. He was 88 years old.
Cremation and ... [more]

Nina Larson Shimek

Aug 15, 2013 - Staff:  Nina Larson Shimek, longtime Thermopolis resident, died of heart complications Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Billings Clinic in Montana. She was 80 years ... [more]

Today

Aug 15, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WILLOW

A son was born to Philma Willow, of Ethete, at 12:53 a.m. July 23, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. ... [more]

Former UW player pleads guilty in bar fight in Laramie

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A Wyoming basketball player accused of kicking a man in the face during a bar fight last winter has been ordered to serve jail time and pay $58,000 ... [more]