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Local computer technician warns of scam affecting Riverton residents

Feb 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  A local computer technician is worried about a scam that targets residents through fake antivirus scans.
Lee Crook, the owner of ArtistryWeb in Riverton, said ... [more]

Thanks to the mean dogs

Feb 28, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  You make me run faster and pedal harder

I've been tempted, this afternoon, to write an outdoors(wo)man's diatribe against the malicious dogs ... [more]

Listening session in city was helpful to senator

Feb 28, 2013 - U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, Washington, D.C.:  Editor:
Last week, Diana and I travelled more than 2,000 miles across Wyoming. We held "collecting common sense for Washington from Wyoming" listening ... [more]

Legislature adjourns early; Mead praises budget efforts

Feb 28, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers should be proud of their public service and their willingness to make tough decisions, Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday in remarks ... [more]

Solutions committee talks alternatives for citizens facing chronic problems

Feb 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Local agencies are taking small steps and considering big ideas to make changes for people who battle with substance abuse or have no place to call home. ... [more]

Governor lukewarm on newly passed Wyoming lottery bill

Feb 28, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- A bill to bring a lottery to Wyoming has won final approval from the Legislature.
The state House and Senate both voted Tuesday to accept an ... [more]

Digest

Feb 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Montana wolf hunt toll: 222
BILLINGS, Mont. -- With at least 222 gray wolves killed by Montana hunters and trappers this winter, Gov. Steve Bullock and ... [more]

County goes forward on justice center planning without settling on the site

Feb 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has advanced plans to build a new Riverton justice center. The decisions came after the county board discussed concerns and how ... [more]

Yellowstone winter season ending

Feb 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park's winter season is drawing to a close this week.
Park roads that serve commercially guided snowmobile ... [more]

Commoners, royalty alike moved by Van Clibrun

Feb 28, 2013 - By The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  With his long, slender fingers, an affectionate smile and the keys of a grand piano, Van Cliburn helped thaw the Cold War, transcended partisan politics and ... [more]

School boards wary of Legislature's bills on guns and curriculum

Feb 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill that would have allowed people to carry guns in schools did not make it through the Wyoming Legislature this session, but education officials said they ... [more]

Delegation: Don't slash national park funding if 'sequester' takes effect

Feb 28, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Obama administration is resorting to scare tactics by telling the public that steep budget cuts could result in closures and reduced services at ... [more]

Household name

Feb 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  C. Everett Koop was the only Surgeon General with that distinction

Quick -- who is the Surgeon General of the United States?
There are a few C-Span ... [more]

Wolverine girls meet Evanston again to open West 4-A regional

Feb 27, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Four teams will battle for two remaining state tournament berths when the Class 4-A West regional girls basketball tournament begins Thursday in Green ... [more]

Lander boys open BB regional vs. Jackson; girls get Powell

Feb 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two wins at the Class 3-A West regional boys basketball tournament by Lander Valley School puts the Tigers into the state tournament.
LVHS starts the ... [more]

The old, the new, and the unexpected at regionals

Feb 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Some things never seem to change when it comes to the West 2-A Regional in Riverton, yet there were some profound differences in the tournament this year.
On ... [more]

St. Stephen's gets first-round matchup with Kaycee at state

Feb 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Eagle scoring leader Lakota Oldman has been cleared to play after state officials reviewed an altercation at last week's 1-A West regional.

It wasn't ... [more]

Wind River/Southeast game a promising highlight

Feb 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The 4:30 p.m. game Thursday at Casper College might be the most physical contest of the opening round of the Class 2-A Girls state basketball tournament.  ... [more]

Chiefs opening with familiar foe at Class 2-A state hoops

Feb 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian meets the Lusk Tigers at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Casper College.

You might say Lusk head coach Rich Murray has a history with Wyoming ... [more]

Officials execute controlled burn around Ocean Lake

Feb 27, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County fire officials assisted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Bureau of Land Management on Monday with a controlled burn around the ... [more]

Today

Feb 27, 2013 - Staff:  Births
O'NEAL

A son was born to Skyla Brown, of Riverton, and Charlie O'Neal, of Fort Washakie, at 6:46 a.m. Jan. 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Ida B. (Jones) Friesen

Feb 27, 2013 - Staff:  Ida E. (Jones) Friesen died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. She was 92 years old.
A memorial service will ... [more]

Elsie Marie Tanner

Feb 27, 2013 - Staff:  Elsie Marie Tanner, of Cheyenne, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her home. She was 82 years old.
The funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Grace United ... [more]

Chantel Angelina Bowen-Sanchez

Feb 27, 2013 - Staff:  Chantel Angelina Bowen-Sanchez, of Lander, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at her home. She was 40 years old.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Higher postal price doesn't go well with service cutback

Feb 27, 2013 - Kay Carlisle, Riverton:  Editor:
I, for one, will not miss Saturday mail delivery at my house all that much. I can wait until Monday. But what I don't like is that they cut services ... [more]

40 percent figure on background checks in gun sales inaccurate

Feb 27, 2013 - Lowell Ray Anderson, Cody:  Editor:
A recent letter to the editor in The Ranger states, "40 percent of current sales don't have background checks."
What President Obama said was:
"But ... [more]

New combat policy affirms role many women already perform

Feb 27, 2013 - By Alexandra Zavis, MCT News Service:  FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan -- They fly troops into combat, drive convoys down mine-riddled roads and take part in foot patrols in the heartland ... [more]

A solution to live with

Feb 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There was disagreement on how to enhance the North Federal rebuild, but the city did well

What's the sure sign that government leaders have passed a ... [more]

Digest

Feb 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Juvenile incarceration decreases
A children's charity says Wyoming is locking up fewer juveniles but still ranks near the top of the nation.
The ... [more]

State Senate squeezes gun money into bill encouraging bison hunt

Feb 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Senate has voted to shoehorn an appropriation of money to fight any possible federal gun ban into a bill originally intended to ... [more]