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Aug 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Boy's body found in river
CASPER -- Authorities say that rescue crews have found the body of a missing 11-year-old boy in the North Platte River in ... [more]

Gosar says 'look beyond party line'

Aug 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  TORRINGTON -- Pete Gosar stepped down this summer as chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party to run for governor.
It's his second run in this overwhelmingly ... [more]

Hardy, Wilde debate before Senate Democratic primary

Aug 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The winner likely will face three-term incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi in November.

CHEYENNE -- Two Democratic candidates debating the issues as they seek ... [more]

One week remains in filing period for general election offices; 27 filed so far

Aug 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  With a week to go in the filing period third-party, independent and non-partisan candidates are filling the general-election ballot. College and school-board ... [more]

City OKs sale of remaining land on old hospital site

Aug 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has agreed to sell the last two parcels of the old hospital property at North 12th Street East between Jackson and Park avenues.
The ... [more]

House District 34: Salazar 'not running to do nothing'

Aug 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tim Salazar of Dubois is running as a Republican for Wyoming House District 34 to offer voters a candidate who is distinctly different from the incumbent, ... [more]

House District 34: Campbell runs for third term

Aug 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  As a former school board member, State Rep. Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni, says she would like to focus on education if she is elected to a third district House ... [more]

House District 34: Moore differs from incumbent

Aug 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Republican Pat Moore of Dubois decided to run for Wyoming House District 34 this year because he thinks state government needs to be "reined in."
In ... [more]

Ralph Albert Gasser

Aug 15, 2014 - Staff:  Ralph Albert Gasser died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. He was 83 years old.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. ... [more]

Wyoming brings back tight end position

Aug 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- There have been the typical adjustments, such as speed of the game, learning a more complex playbook and getting used to Laramie's altitude of 7,220 ... [more]

Two Raiders make second team all-state legion honors

Aug 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A trio of Riverton Raiders received American Legion baseball postseason honors for the 2014 season.
Baylor Beers and Steven Reinig were selected second-team ... [more]

Regular motocross season wraps in Gillette; county riders among the winners

Aug 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A small group of dedicated Fremont County riders participated Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association race at Gillette.
In the open amateur division, ... [more]

Today

Aug 14, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
MOON

Robert H. Moon, 81, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, Aug. 5. Services were Friday, Aug. 8, at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home in ... [more]

Two dozen businesses to sell WyoLotto tickets in county

Aug 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Locations in Riverton, Lander, Dubois and Shoshoni will participate.

Residents will have 24 locations from which to buy WyoLotto tickets when the ... [more]

Political attack ad on LeBrun was inaccurate, unfair and unethical

Aug 14, 2014 - Chuck Starks, Riverton:  Editor:
In regards to Mr. Rose's recent advertisement in the Sunday Ranger, l am disappointed in him. I would certainly expect more from a man in his ... [more]

Cell phones and teething babies

Aug 14, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  It's not a good situation for the high-tech gadget

There's something suspended in the air: a sort of cooler-morning, back-to-school, khaki-pants type ... [more]

Things weren't OK

Aug 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  In retrospect, Williams interview provided chilling premonition

Imagine, if you can, what it must have been like to be Robin Williams, the ... [more]

Digest

Aug 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bus driver charged in triple fatal
GILLETTE -- A bus driver faces felony charges in connection with an accident that killed three men from Gillette ... [more]

Hill speaks about bid to unseat Gov. Matt Mead

Aug 14, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republicans face dueling versions of the same story as they consider Cindy Hill's candidacy for governor in this month's primary.
Hill, the ... [more]

Experience focus of Secretary of State debate

Aug 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Cheyenne businessman Ed Murray painted himself as the only candidate who offers new blood when he faced off in a debate Wednesday night in Riverton against ... [more]

Scouts help leader float across lake after injury

Aug 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of teenage Boy Scouts helped local search and rescue volunteers retrieve a troop leader from the Wind River Mountains on Friday after the 49-year-old ... [more]

Retiring rep's niece competes in rare Democratic primary

Aug 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Running for State House District 33, Andrea "Andi" Clifford races Wilfred J. Ferris, III one of two contested Democratic primaries in Fremont County this ... [more]

Robert H. Moon

Aug 14, 2014 - Staff:  Robert H. Moon, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. He was 81 years old.
Services were Friday, Aug. 8, at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home in ... [more]

House District 33: Allen vows strict fiscal control

Aug 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fiscal responsibility and liberty are the hallmarks of Jim Allen's campaign for Wyoming House District 33.
"As a legislator, it will be my priority to ... [more]

House District 33: Cardenas pledges communication

Aug 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Four issues are included in Daniel Cardenas's campaign platform for House District 33: communication, transparency, education and economic ... [more]

Stuart P. Schmidt

Aug 14, 2014 - Staff:  Stuart P. Schmidt, formerly of Fremont County, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. He was 51 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at ... [more]

Two Governor's Cup tennis championships for Conrad

Aug 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marty Conrad swept the 3.5 singles and doubles tennis tittles Sunday at the Wyoming Governor's Cup in Cheyenne.
In the doubles competition, Conrad teamed up ... [more]

Zoller brings home gold from Lander Sprint Triathlon

Aug 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton resident Karen Zoller is a perfect one-for-one at the Lander Sprint Triathlon.
Zoller had enough left in the tank to finish first Saturday in ... [more]

Today

Aug 13, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
ALSTINE

Betty Van Alstine, 69, of Jeffrey City, died with family at her side Sunday, Aug. 10, at home. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Chocolate cheesecake bars a tasty way to feed a crowd

Aug 13, 2014 - By Susan Selasky, McClatchy Newspapers:  When making them, be sure to plan on at least four hours of chilling time.

If you need a dessert to feed a crowd, here's one to try. These chocolate ... [more]