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Gambling can take several forms

Aug 28, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  We have a state lottery now -- and also an election

On Sunday, the Wyoming Lottery opened.
I didn't give this much thought until The Husband -- and ... [more]

Police shooting

Aug 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Pavillion isn't Ferguson, Mo., but the public still needs to know what happened

The attention of the nation has been focused often this month on ... [more]

Digest

Aug 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man shot in church was pastor
CENTENNIAL -- A Wyoming pastor was shot and wounded with his own handgun after apparently interrupting a burglary at his ... [more]

Worker's death in Teton park due to a fall, coroner says

Aug 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Authorities say a 20-year-old Russian man found dead in Grand Teton National Park died of blunt force trauma from a fall.
The Teton County coroner ... [more]

Daughters of both killer and victim express themselves at sentencing

Aug 28, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The daughter of a Missouri woman sentenced for killing her husband in Wyoming almost 40 years ago said Wednesday she stands by her mother as she ... [more]

Convocation opens new term at CWC

Aug 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Valdez inaugurated as new president; 300 students attend

Sometimes good advice does not sink in without a little humor.
"Don't be a baby," keynote ... [more]

After shots fired, police enter home at gunpoint, break up under-age drinking party

Aug 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The alleged gunman was 'just showing off,' Riverton Police Department Capt. Eric Murphy said.

No one was injured after police entered a Riverton home ... [more]

Mary Morrison

Aug 28, 2014 - Staff:  Mary Morrison, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at home surrounded by family. She was 72 years old.
A viewing will be 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. ... [more]

Wind River welcomes 22 to fall football practice; opener Sept. 5

Aug 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River head football coach Cullen Noffsinger enters his fourth season leading the Cougars.  Numbers are up a bit in Pavillion, with 22 players out for the ... [more]

Wrangler gridders to field mostly freshmen and sophs

Aug 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The 1-A West is the largest conference in Wyoming prep football with eight teams.

Youth is the operative word in Shoshoni this fall with 19 of 28 ... [more]

Dubois returns talented team for another 6-man title chase

Aug 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Some programs rebuild. The Dubois Rams just reload. 
Dubois won back to back Class 1-A 6-man state football titles in 2011 and 2012 and fell in the ... [more]

Wolverine cross country teams start season Friday

Aug 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  "Potential" is the best word Riverton High School Wolverines cross country coach Jay Dayton had in describing his team in the early stages of practice. ... [more]

Today

Aug 27, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Wild horse meeting draws dozens" should have said John Radosevich held up a can of soup when he ... [more]

Fire district looking for volunteers

Aug 27, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Fire Protection District chief Craig Haslam said his district has 158 active volunteer firefighters and 29 fire-core members providing services ... [more]

Global chaos: Better get used to it

Aug 27, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Governments are less capable of coping than they used to be

It's a chaotic world out there. But we'd better get used to it; this may be the new ... [more]

Thanks for fun memory of a good high school teacher

Aug 27, 2014 - Tammy Arwed, Littleton, Colo.:  Editor:
I read Steve Peck's remembrance of "Doc" Robert Mower, the high school chemistry teacher, with a smile. ( [more]

Biennial lament

Aug 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's hope the rush to chop every local election into districts has run its course

Reader response to the newest "The Way It Was" photograph and ... [more]

Digest

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man shot in church
CENTENNIAL -- Authorities say a man has been shot and wounded in a Centennial church, possibly after interrupting a burglary.
The ... [more]

Laramie man charged in 1972 murder

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A judge on Tuesday ruled prosecutors have strong enough evidence against a Laramie man accused of killing a 20-year-old woman 42 years ago that they ... [more]

Backhoe nicks oil pipe, causes spill

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A 25,000-gallon oil spill in the Powder River Basin occurred after a backhoe nicked a 6-inch underground pipeline and, over time, corrosion turned ... [more]

Road rebuild with new rec path sparks disagreement

Aug 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A county road project that has drawn some criticism has reached the end of an official objection period. The plan is to rebuild a 2,000-foot section of ... [more]

Man bites off part of woman's lip, gnaws at paint, seats in cop cars

Aug 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Crowheart man was arrested Tuesday morning, reportedly after he bit off a "large portion" of a woman's upper lip in Riverton.
Wondo Tarness, 38, of ... [more]

Collision near fairgrounds ends in flight to hospital

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 51-year-old Riverton woman was flown to Casper for treatment Tuesday after being involved in a two-vehicle accident near the Fremont County ... [more]

Hit-and-run on Federal linked to booze, meth

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday afternoon after leaving the scene of an accident at Walmart, 1733 N. Federal Blvd. in Riverton.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Car wrecks mar summer afternoon

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Van nearly drives over edge on the Main Street hill

A 66-year-old Kinnear man avoided major injury Tuesday afternoon when he drove his minivan into a ... [more]

Council cuts trash hours, votes to eliminate alley dumpsters in Riverton

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  How they voted
Riverton City Council members who voted to cut trash collection hours and require roll-out containers instead of alley dumpsters were ... [more]

Mervin 'Merv' Bushyhead

Aug 27, 2014 - Staff:  Mervin "Merv" Bushyhead, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Chubbuck, Idaho. He was 62 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at ... [more]

Ambrose Wesley Medicine Horse

Aug 27, 2014 - Staff:  Ambrose Wesley Medicine Horse, of Ethete, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in his home. He was 48 years old.
An overnight visitation will begin at 5 p.m. ... [more]

Rustlers compete well in opening tournament

Aug 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC won two of four matches and also extended two nationally-ranked teams to extra games.

Two wins and two losses in Rock Springs started the 2014 ... [more]

20th anniversary of RHS-Lander title an opportunity for a fun backward glance in time

Aug 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Downstairs in our family room is a picture of our three children, all dressed in Riverton Wolverine football jerseys. The kids were all smiling ear to ear in ... [more]