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Atlantic City fest to feature local authors

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Local authors will be featured at the first-ever Atlantic City Book Fest from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at Miner's Delight Inn Bed & Breakfast.
The writers ... [more]

Privacy in the age of terrorism is complicated

Aug 9, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  Incredibly, Edward Snowden has found freedom from persecution in Russia, of all places. That puts him out of the reach of U.S. prosecutors for at least a year, ... [more]

A very personal thing

Aug 9, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  'American Dream' has different meanings

"Most (people) see the American Dream slipping away," reads the headline of a recent news article.
But don't ... [more]

Digest

Aug 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man charged in construction death
GILLETTE -- A South Dakota man faces a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide after authorities say he ran ... [more]

Somewhere out there

Aug 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The perpetrators of two felony firearms offenses last month are still at large

In late July, when an armed man, or men, barged into a residence in ... [more]

Angela (Bang) Zurn

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Angela (Bang) Zurn died unexpectedly Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 34 years old.
Her memorial service was at 4 p.m. ... [more]

Marcella Mary Frances Hoffart

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Marcella Mary Frances Hoffart, of Hartington, Neb., the mother of Riverton resident Ruth Kusel, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in ... [more]

Wind River Job Corps breaks ground

Aug 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With a broad view of the Riverton Valley in the background, ceremonial shovels dug into the dirt Friday morning at the site of what will be the Wind River Job ... [more]

Judge: Youngest defendant in double homicide fit to stand trial

Aug 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Proceedings against the last defendant in the 2011 Hudson homicides will continue after a judge ruled Wednesday that the defendant is competent to stand trial. ... [more]

Transition to Common Core standards cited in PAWS score decrease

Aug 9, 2013 - By Becky Orr, MCT News Service:  Wyoming students posted lower scores on statewide standardized tests this year as compared to 2012.
Scores are down for every grade and subject compared to ... [more]

Officials thank forest users for practicing fire safety

Aug 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  U.S. Forest Service officials thanked local residents for practicing fire safety so far this summer.
"People have been doing a great job," Forest Service fire ... [more]

Eaton's case demonstrates why death penalty should be abolished

Aug 9, 2013 - Daniel Talley, Riverton:  Editor:
Recent headlines in The Ranger offer yet another update in the now decade-long saga of appeals for Wyoming's only death row inmate, Dale Eaton. There ... [more]

County OKs funds for reconstruction of Green Mountain recreation facilities

Aug 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Funds are in place to redevelop the Green Mountain recreation area after county commissioners approved a $250,000 line of credit for the project on Tuesday. ... [more]

Hotel sponsors sixth annual youth celebration

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Custom Events of Salt Lake City provided inflatable amusements, including the King Kong slide during the Wind River Hotel and Casino's sixth annual youth ... [more]

Two-vehicle crash injures one

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  One person was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident involving a Harley-Davidson three-wheeler and a Ford sedan. The collision took place just after 5:30 ... [more]

Volleyball practice opens for CWC Rustlers

Aug 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jess (Foy) Kohler, Samantha Unruh, Marissa Cutts and Asya Oguz will be asked to carry the leadership roles for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers as the new ... [more]

Many new faces as CWC spikers assemble

Aug 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Central Wyoming College Rustler volleyball coach Tiffany Stauffenberg welcomed 11 new student-athletes to fall camp Monday at Rustler Gym.
The ... [more]

PAWS test shows drop in reading, math scores

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming students scored lower on statewide assessments this year.
The state Education Department report that the 2013 PAWS proficiency rates declined across ... [more]

Today

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BEEBE

A son was born to Brooke Beebe, of Riverton, at 7:15 p.m. July 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. ... [more]

New owner plans to sell Vietnamese coffee in Buford

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BUFORD -- The tiny Wyoming town of Buford will be taking on a Vietnamese flavor.
Pham Dinh Nguyen bought the unincorporated area 30 miles west of Cheyenne last ... [more]

'Volunteer' EMTs gave great service to Fremont County, and rural areas are worse without

Aug 8, 2013 - Lori Davidson, Pavillion:  Editor:
As a former "volunteer" intermediate EMT for 11 years in the Kinnear/Pavillion area, I take great offense to the letter written by Brian Spears on ... [more]

West Nile is back

Aug 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Don't raise your or your family's risk this summer by ignoring the danger

There is a mosquito out there with your name on it.
That is the only safe ... [more]

Digest

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Sweetwater passes wind farm regs
GREEN RIVER -- The Sweetwater County Commission has approved stronger regulations for wind farm development in the ... [more]

Hill challenges probe fairness

Aug 8, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A special House committee is seeking $110,000 to conduct its investigation into state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the ... [more]

Biggest fire expands; three smaller blazes monitored across the state

Aug 8, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  Wyoming's largest wildfire has grown to more than 24 square miles.
The Hardluck Fire has been burning in the Shoshone National Forest since July 17 when it ... [more]

City of Riverton sells two lots for $72,000

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two lots for sale by the City of Riverton have found buyers.
The Riverton City Council approved to sell lots 4 and 7 at the regular city council meeting July ... [more]

Wells Fargo donates $15,000 to Habitat

Aug 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  In a returning partnership, Wells Fargo -- through its Housing Foundation -- has awarded $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country, and the Wells Fargo ... [more]

Leather Design expands to storefront

Aug 8, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The business has been operating for more than a decade out of the owner's home.

Leather Design, owned by B.J. Griffin, opened in its new location on ... [more]

G&F officials say dogs likely responsible for attack on livestock

Aug 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish officials say domestic dogs likely were responsible for a weekend attack on horses and sheep along Paradise Valley Road west of ... [more]

New RHS principal making better grad rate a top priority

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  For the 2010-11 school year, the RHS graduation rate was 84 percent, but it dropped to 73 percent in 2011-12.

New Riverton High School principal John ... [more]