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Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

Aug 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MILLS (AP) -- A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car ... [more]

County pushes state to establish funding disbursement system

Aug 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The program had been collecting money for five years, but rules for distributing it had never been finished.

Casting about for financial help for the ... [more]

Malek retiring from candidacy

Aug 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Joe Malek of Lander -- who could be described as a "perennial candidate" for local office -- is hanging up his campaign hat for good after losing to incumbent ... [more]

Paying for wildland fires

Aug 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's time the federal government updated an outmoded funding model for this crucial function

Wyoming can thank two things for its easy wildfire ... [more]

Man arrested after falling on officer

Aug 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sistenes Tofoya, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for battery and resisting arrest Aug. 17 after reportedly falling on top of an officer in the parking lot of ... [more]

Alice Uden to be sentenced for killing husband in 1970s

Aug 24, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The 75-year-old faces at least 20 years in prison but could get up to a life sentence.

CHEYENNE -- Alice and Gerald Uden were quietly living out their ... [more]

Instructors take home lessons from education conference

Aug 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Education held its Fifth Annual Native American Education Conference on Aug. 12 and 13 at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
The ... [more]

Help take care of 1838 site before it is too late

Aug 24, 2014 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
I was requested to have a portable toilet at the 1838 rendezvous site for use Aug. 15, 16 and 17 by the Riverton Jaycees, who had a permit to at the ... [more]

Giving land a voice

Aug 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Organizations seek to shield parts of Shoshone National Forest from motorized use

Flying at 14,000 feet gives an entirely different perspective of ... [more]

WCC volunteers on a 10-day conservation project in county

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The crews helped with resource management work on Crooks Creek, Middle Cottonwood and Cooper Creek.

Wyoming Conservation Corp recently volunteered ... [more]

UW to host symposium marking the end of water adjudication

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A lengthy, high-profile and often contentious case involving the adjudication of water rights in Wyoming's Wind-Big Horn River system is the subject of a Sept. ... [more]

Authorities arrest Ethete man after 'abduction'

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Richard Whiteman, 24, of Ethete, was arrested for criminal entry and interference with police Aug. 15 after a woman accused him of abducting her ... [more]

The way it was: Primary election -- 1968

Aug 24, 2014 - Staff:  Wyoming's legislative seats weren't narrowed by districts in 1968. Candidates ran countywide, with the top finishers in each party nominated, and the top five ... [more]

Crowing rooster ruffles feathers in Riverton

Aug 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The man housing the bird told officers the animal would be "taken care of."

Riverton police were called to investigate the "possible presence of a ... [more]

Uncle Ralph was no TV-show relative

Aug 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins was important to me as a kid.

Television has denigrated the role of fathers to buffoons or at best, ... [more]

BLM firefighters assist with prescribed burns near Ocean Lake

Aug 24, 2014 - By Sarah Beckwith, BLM Public Affairs Specialist:  The project removed more than 20 years of cattails and other herbaceous buildup.

Even though wildfire season is just now peaking in Wyoming, it's ... [more]

Dalton 'Dick' Hamilton

Aug 23, 2014 - Staff:  Dalton "Dick" Hamilton, of Hudson, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He was 84 years old.
A graveside service with military honors will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. ... [more]

Riverton ought to change its nickname to 'Weed City'

Aug 22, 2014 - By Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to express my support for the idea of changing the nickname of our fair city on the welcome signs from ... [more]

Public health first

Aug 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the time being, no exceptions to mosquito fogging in Riverton
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are in Riverton. In response, insecticide ... [more]

Hits and misses on primary predictions

Aug 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you're going to write a newspaper column predicting the outcome of an election, then it's only fair to write a follow-up to check how well you did. Hence, ... [more]

Today

Aug 22, 2014 - Staff:  Correction
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "West Nile virus detected in city" should have said the Environmental Protection Agency regulates ... [more]

Melvyn 'Andy' Anderson

Aug 22, 2014 - Staff:  Melvyn "Andy" Anderson, of Hudson, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his home. He was 73 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at ... [more]

Library hosting Reader's Run 5k

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  The public is invited to participate in the Reader's Run 5k on Oct. 4 at the Lander Library.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the run starts at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Moriarty, Finch marry

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sarah Marie Moriarty and Benjamin Thomas Finch were married July 10, 2014, at the Kiwanis Community House in Cheyenne. The groom's brother, A. Lucas Finch, a ... [more]

Deshaw, Coen to wed Saturday

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shawna Marine Deshaw of Fort Washakie and George "Bob" Coen of Riverton have announced their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Cindy Deshaw and ... [more]

Elders honor gravesite found on school grounds

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees held a ceremony to honor a gravesite found on the grounds of the school.
The site sat behind the ... [more]

Van Dijks invite families to paint community memorial

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Residents will have the opportunity Saturday to be a part of a lasting memorial for Noah and Zephy van Dijk -- two children who died in a house fire July 15 on ... [more]

Digest

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Re-count verifies one-vote victory
JACKSON -- A re-count has confirmed that Teton County commissioner candidate Reynolds Pomeroy made it onto the ... [more]

Independent candidates running in general election

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some independent candidates are pushing to get on the ballot for Wyoming's general election in November.
Don Wills of Pine Bluffs filed a petition ... [more]

Reward offered for former billionaire's assets

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The trustee representing Yellowstone Club creditors offered a reward Wednesday to anyone who can help uncover property or bank accounts the ... [more]