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Stewart, O'Reilly jab in 'debate'

Oct 9, 2012 - By Josh Lederman, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- There were all the trappings of a high-octane presidential debate: the over-the-top declarations, the pre-practiced zingers and the schmaltzy ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer's surrender
When it gets along to the second week of October, there's always a worry that the bad stretch of weather is the one that will tilt ... [more]

Decisions are easy, but good decisions 'are a little trickier'

Oct 9, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the recent letter from Mr. Parsons with the heading "City seems unsure of what to do when a decision needs to be made," as mayor I ... [more]

OSHA seeks additional fines against Sinclair

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's state workplace safety agency is seeking another $155,000 in fines against Sinclair Oil, this time for a refinery fire that injured four ... [more]

Driver cited after fatal crash on icy, foggy I-80

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol has ticketed a California driver over a fatal crash involving multiple semitrailers on Interstate 80 in a dense fog about ... [more]

Digest

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone sees slight drop in visits
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park saw slightly fewer visitors during September, compared to ... [more]

UW fall enrollment at record high; state funding picture looks stable

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Preliminary numbers show fall enrollment at the University of Wyoming has exceeded 13,000 students.
It is the highest start-of-semester enrollment ... [more]

Don't feed deer, G&F advises

Oct 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department warns that wildlife losses may be high in parts of the state this winter because of severe drought.
The department is ... [more]

HD 55 candidates debate energy, economic issues

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The three candidates running to represent Riverton in Wyoming's House District 55 seat displayed their differences last week during a public debate at Central ... [more]

Growers pursued perfect pumpkins

Oct 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Pumpkins from the heaviest to the tastiest were displayed, sampled, weighed and judged Saturday at the annual Riverton pumpkin weigh-off at the community ... [more]

Autopsy on man run over by pickup 'inconclusive'

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It will take four to six weeks to determine the cause of death.

Preliminary autopsy results for 21-year-old Sterling Blackburn of Riverton were ... [more]

Stray alligator captured Sunday by FCSO officers

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A resident in the Gardens North subdivision in Riverton got a scare Sunday when she happened upon a baby alligator in her daughter's yard.
The woman called ... [more]

Let cities tax themselves, say municipal chiefs

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Leaders of local municipalities during recent government meetings have voiced an interest in legislation that would allow Wyoming communities to tax ... [more]

Correction: Rustlers next v-ball game is Wednesday

Oct 8, 2012 - Staff:  Editor's note: In Sunday's Ranger, the date of the next Central Wyoming College volleyball match was incorrect.
The Rustlers will be wearing pink uniforms to ... [more]

Snow falls on Riverton

Oct 7, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School activities director Tim Bell shovel snow off line markers Saturday morning at Wolverine Field in preparation for RMS's seventh-grade ... [more]

Lander puts 2-2 mark on board at West duals

Oct 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School posted a 2-2 volleyball record Friday and Saturday at the conference duals in Cody.
The Tigers began the two-day event beating ... [more]

RHS gets v-ball win Friday over GR, loses to Evanston

Oct 7, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Most high school volleyball teams have goals to win a particular game or a particular title.
For the Riverton Lady Wolverines, the team's goal late in the ... [more]

Lady Blue spikers dominate Kemmerer

Oct 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni moved one step closer to an uncontested first place seed in the upcoming West 2-A Regional volleyball tournament with a three-game sweep of ... [more]

Hulett JV downs St. Stephen's Eagles

Oct 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  With just nine eligible players and only a dozen on the entire roster, the St. Stephen's Eagles played their second home game of the season in Class 1-A junior ... [more]

Wranglers climb to 4-2 with 40-22 win over over Rocky

Oct 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- If you like offense, then Shoshoni was the place to be Friday night as the Wranglers moved into sole possession of third place in the Class 1-A west ... [more]

Burlington blanks Cougars 41-0

Oct 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Burlington rolled over Wind River behind 21 second-period points to remain unbeaten the West 1-A football conference. The Huskies pounded the injury-plagued ... [more]

Nevada shocks Wyoming in overtime 35-28

Oct 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Backup quarterback Devin Combs hit Aaron Bradley with a 24-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Nevada came from behind to beat Wyoming 35-28 on ... [more]

Personal best time for Thompson

Oct 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts the Class 4-A West regional cross country meet this Friday, Oct. 12.

Olivia Thompson was not disappointed at all after she crossed the ... [more]

Rustlers look good in two sub-region wins

Oct 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College, ranked No. 13 nationally in the junior college volleyball poll, snapped a two-match losing streak in sweeping a pair of Region IX ... [more]

Buffalo squeezes out 14-8 win over Lander

Oct 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Buffalo held off Lander Valley High School 14-8 in a football game played in the snow Friday night in Johnson County.
The battle on the field was pivotal in ... [more]

Wolverines paste Torrington 42-3 for fourth straight win

Oct 7, 2012 - By Steve Peck Publisher and Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The two straight losses that opened the football season for the Riverton Wolverines are distant memory.
Riverton rolled to its fourth straight victory Friday ... [more]

Where's TR when we need him?

Oct 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  America is ready for a different kind of political candidate.

Ever wonder where the root causes of the cynicism we so routinely accept as part of our ... [more]

Youth helped lead the way in 'Tough Enough' efforts

Oct 7, 2012 - Laura Toppenberg, Help for Health:  Editor:
Many times all we hear about is how troubled our youth are and our concerns for the next generation. On behalf of the Tough Enough to Help Cancer ... [more]

The 'those-who-know-him-best' factor

Oct 7, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  In 1976, with voters still fuming over the Watergate scandals and Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon, President Ford faced a tough uphill fight against a ... [more]

Only perfect will do

Oct 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  After pretending to be average Joes, candidates must appear extraordinary at debate time

The first of the three presidential debates has come and ... [more]

Huge wreck on I-80 between Laramie, Cheyenne

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  An early morning crash on Interstate 80 has claimed at least one life Saturday, with several others injured. The crash occurred near the Vedauwoo interchange ... [more]

New wildnerness film shown Wednesday, Intertribal center

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Admission to "Shoshone Wild" is free of charge.

The Wyoming Wilderness Association is hosting free public showings of the just-released film ... [more]

Gene Hagerman

Oct 7, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for a former Lander resident, the Rev. Gene Hagerman are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Upton United Methodist ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Coleman selected to fill HD30 seat
SHERIDAN-- The Sheridan Board of County Commissioners has selected Kathy Coleman to fill the vacant House District ... [more]

New welcome center on I-25 set to open

Oct 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The new $13 million Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center along Interstate 25 is holding an open house Oct. 12.
State tourism director Diane Shober says ... [more]

The way it was: County attorney election -- 1920

Oct 7, 2012 - Staff:  The general election for Fremont County Attorney in 1920 featured two men who knew the job well.
Incumbent Republican Joel Longenecker was completing his ... [more]

Game and Fish reminds hunters to be wary of laws

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Every year as hunting seasons get under way, Game and Fish offices receive numerous questions about various game laws and what hunters can and cannot do while ... [more]

Digest

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Pavillion working group meeting set
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation ... [more]

Shoshone Business Council election process halted

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Eastern Shoshone Tribe election judge and co-chairwoman Helen Grace Ward has issued a statement to all tribe members older than 18.
According to Ward, a ... [more]

Met Opera returns to Lander Library

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library will continue to broadcast high-definition screenings of performances this season by New York's Metropolitan Opera.
This year's lineup ... [more]