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Nov 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Life sentence for quadruple killer
WHEATLAND -- A Wyoming man who killed his three young sons and brother and wounded his wife in a shooting rampage two ... [more]

Deer not poached

Nov 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- There's new information about the death of a well-known mule deer that frequented the campus of Western Wyoming Community College in Rock ... [more]

New UW admission regs watched closely

Nov 13, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Tougher University of Wyoming admission standards that took effect this year have caused some Wyoming school districts to rethink their high school ... [more]

Accomplice says 16-year-old led Sunday robbery plan

Nov 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The woman accused of driving the getaway car during an armed robbery Sunday at Walmart said her 16-year-old co-conspirator masterminded the crime.
The teen, ... [more]

ACA changing state health insurance scene, lawmakers told

Nov 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Before the Affordable Care Act took effect, 25 companies sold health insurance in Wyoming, but now there are just six.

The Affordable Care Act has ... [more]

Defiant killer gets 50 years to life for murder and assault in Lander

Nov 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man convicted of murder, rape and kidnapping will spend the next 50 years or the rest of his life in prison after his sentencing Wednesday in District ... [more]

Theodore 'Teddy' Washington

Nov 13, 2013 - Staff:  Theodore "Teddy" Washington, of Arapahoe, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 60 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]


Nov 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Ranking ups interest at ski resort
JACKSON -- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is seeing a moderate increase in pass sales and some more visitor interest ... [more]

Rail spur could be expanded, but at huge cost

Nov 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- City officials in Gillette are discussing the pros and cons of investing potentially tens of millions into expanding a rail spur to help their local ... [more]

Big Horn Basin revisiting regional landfill possibility

Nov 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- County officials in the Big Horn Basin are talking once again about establishing a regional landfill.
Park County has spent millions building a lined ... [more]

Departing dean challenges UW chief to public debate on quarrel

Nov 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The outgoing dean of the University of Wyoming law school has challenged President Bob Sternberg to a quasi-legal forum on their disagreement over a ... [more]

Hudson man bound over to district court

Nov 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  The case against Steven Ervin, 55, of Hudson, has been bound over to district court in Carbon County.
His arraignment had not been scheduled as of Tuesday ... [more]

Commission OKs paying attorney fees in 2005 voting rights lawsuit

Nov 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's insurance carrier is to pay the remainder of the $960,000 that a federal judge ordered the government to pay.

The Fremont County ... [more]

Two killed in rollover

Nov 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Fort Washakie residents were killed early Sunday in a one-vehicle rollover near Ethete.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating excessive speed and ... [more]

Three in custody after armed theft, short vehicle chase

Nov 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officers said they were able to arrest the trio on conspiracy charges based on witness and video accounts.

Three people are in custody after ... [more]

Riverview Road speed limit to drop Wednesday

Nov 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  A reduced project speed limit of 30 mph will be in effect Wednesday morning on the Riverview Road highway improvement project in Riverton.
"The new speed ... [more]

Hoping relatives might remember

Nov 12, 2013 - Charles Kolb, Bessemer, Ala.:  Editor:
I was born in Fremont County, and I started grade school there. Not long afterward, my father lost his job, so my parents decided to move to ... [more]

Duke Leroy Perry

Nov 12, 2013 - Staff:  Duke Leroy Perry died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Fremont County. He was 21 years old.
A visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, and continue all ... [more]


Nov 12, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page five story about the Central Wyoming College Foundation's 13th Annual Oktoberfest should have said the event ... [more]

Fall sports season a good springboard to the winter contests for Wolverines

Nov 12, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's transition time. Season to new season. Sport to new sport.
A look back at the fall of 2013 will have us remembering that Riverton High School won its ... [more]

Experts hope sugar, salt next on FDA list

Nov 12, 2013 - By Melissa Healy, MCT News Service:  Now that the Food and Drug Administration has moved to banish most trans fats from the nation's diet, some public health advocates are hopeful that two other ... [more]

Family planning office sets hours, locations

Nov 12, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Family Planning employees say the department's programs have been restructured to be more efficient and effective for the community.
In ... [more]

Joan A. Spoonhunter

Nov 12, 2013 - Staff:  Joan A. Spoonhunter, of Riverton, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 71 years old.
A rosary will be at 6 ... [more]

Melvin 'Mel' Hitshew

Nov 12, 2013 - Staff:  Melvin "Mel" Hitshew died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 76 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and no services will be ... [more]

Tamara Matilda Timbana

Nov 12, 2013 - Staff:  Tamara Matilda Timbana died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, following an automobile accident. She was 27 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at noon ... [more]

Tiger swimmer a champ in pool, leader out of it

Nov 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Morgan Gramlich picked the perfect time to swim the fastest 500-yard freestyle time of her career.
The Lander High School junior not only won the Class 3-A ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  A matter of definition
After being short-changed out of our normally fine weather thanks to the wintry conditions that pervaded the season change in ... [more]

Cruz may prove doubters wrong in '16

Nov 10, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Remember, the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is not going to be decided by elected Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Here in Washington, ... [more]

Sing your Strong Heart Song

Nov 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  And honor the immense, quiet strength of mothers whose children go to war.

A little girl walked down the ridge on a hot day in late June with her ... [more]

Public employees provide inside look at Obamacare in early stage

Nov 10, 2013 - William Lansfort, Riverton:  Editor:
We in Fremont County and Wyoming are fortunate to have examples of how the "Obamacare" Affordable Care Act is being put in place via county ... [more]