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Liz Cheney and husband late paying taxes on $1.6M home

Aug 1, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Senate candidate says it was an oversight, that the 4,482 past-due portion was paid without penalty, and that this year's taxes already are paid in ... [more]

Finding balance in curious case of Bradley Manning

Aug 1, 2013 - The Baltimore Sun:  There was no question that Pfc. Bradley Manning broke the law when he released hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. He admitted as much ... [more]

Death penalty hearing starts for Dale Eaton in Cheyenne

Aug 1, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  An attorney for the former Riverton man who is Wyoming's only death row inmate called his client's former trial attorney to testify on the first day of a ... [more]

James "Jim" Ray

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  James "Jim" Ray, of Riverton, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 83 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Rich L. Hensley

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  Rich L. Hensley, of Riverton, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at his home. He was 66 years old.
Funeral services were Monday, July 15, at Calvary Community ... [more]

Today

Aug 1, 2013 - Staff:  Clarification
The family of Piper Stark said the page one story "Dogs win ribbons and fans at fair" in Tuesday's Ranger should have said Stark trained ... [more]

Defense rests in Hereford case; jury to start working

Aug 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Defense attorneys for a Lander man accused of rape and second-degree murder made their final presentation of evidence Thursday in Lander District Court.
John ... [more]

Toms, poults and red rangers

Aug 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Contestants learn the finer points of showing fowl at fair

Win or lose, Madeline Logan and Ashlyn Wagon are going to get a good dinner for their hard ... [more]

Major eruption in Yellowstone Park of Steamboat Geyser

Aug 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Old Faithful it's not.
Yellowstone National Park's Steamboat Geyser -- the world's tallest -- has erupted for the first time in more than ... [more]

Leftover big game licenses sold online

Aug 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been able to sell thousands of leftover big game licenses quickly and with little hassle thanks to the ... [more]

Post-World War II situation in Ukraine 'begs reflection'

Aug 1, 2013 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
It's well to remember when drawing out Ukrainians as Nazi guards, are you hearing it right?
Israel protects its Nazi guards who performed all the ... [more]

I love dance, even if I'm not much good

Aug 1, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Some important things can be accomplished under layers of lace.

Not long ago, I got to attend my youngest sister's dance recital.
It was fun, ... [more]

Riverton team to national softball tournament

Jul 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team opened pool play with games on Wednesday.

The Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team from Riverton finished ... [more]

Krassin ties past world champ

Jul 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tuesday's performance wrapped up two nights of pro rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

Lander cowboy Riley Krassin shared the steer wrestling ... [more]

Today

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Legless skydiver highlight of Rocking the Winds slate in Crowheart" should have said, "The camping ... [more]

Bruce Jacobson benefit scheduled

Jul 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  A benefit auction and dinner for longtime Fremont County rancher Bruce Jacobson will begin at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Wind River Recreation Hall in ... [more]

Think we've got troubles? Look at Europe

Jul 31, 2013 - Tom Lindsey, Cheyenne:  Just as in Washington, most politicians in Europe actually agree on some measures that would help solve their problems -- they just can't make it happen. ... [more]

U.S. has 'caved in to perversion'

Jul 31, 2013 - Tom Lindsey, Cheyenne:  Editor:
Those on whom we depend to ensure justice in, and survival for, our American culture have caved into perversion.
They have betrayed and sabotaged the ... [more]

Making the mail

Jul 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  We'll post our deadline performance on this page every day, starting now

We wrote earlier this year about a change in the post office's new deadline ... [more]

Digest

Jul 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Charter school purchase OK'd
CHEYENNE -- The state Building Commission has approved spending up to $4 million to purchase a building in Laramie for a ... [more]

Grizzly moved to remote area in Teton Park

Jul 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Wildlife managers have captured and relocated a young grizzly bear that had been frequenting a campground in Grand Teton National Park.
The 212-pound ... [more]

Poll finds most in state would support gun background checks

Jul 31, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Only one in three Wyoming residents oppose a proposal to extend background checks to all gun sales, according to a recent statewide poll.
A survey ... [more]

Hypnotist says it is more than a show

Jul 31, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  In his first-ever performance at the Fremont County Fair, hypnotist Michael Mezmer guided a group of volunteers into a trance to the delight of onlookers. ... [more]

Around the fair: Fremont County Fair news for July 31

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Here's something you don't see often at a rodeo -- a reride offer after a first-place ride. When the gate swung open for Jade Blackwell's saddle-bronc ride on a ... [more]

Smell during routine traffic stop leads to felony charges

Jul 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Deputies confiscated more than five pounds of marijuana and two ounces of psilocybin mushrooms during a routine traffic stop in Riverton this month.
The ... [more]

New CWC Health/Science Center elevates class offerings

Jul 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College biology professor Steve McAllister says the new Health/Science Center on campus represents "quantum improvement" over the school's ... [more]

Homicide will not be prosecuted, county attorney determines

Jul 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett said criminal liability could not be placed on any one person in the death of 4-year-old Thunder Littlethunder Jr. of ... [more]

Owen R. Westlake

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Owen R. Westlake, of Riverton, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at his home. He was 65 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service ... [more]

Todd Callies

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  Todd Callies, of Casper, died Thursday, July 25, 2013. He was 41 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. ... [more]

Irrigation water overwhelms park pond

Jul 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An overflow of water created a temporary swamp Monday at Jaycee Park that had diminished by Tuesday morning.
Riverton parks department superintendent Joel ... [more]