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Hold Mead responsible for harm done by the 'Hill Bill'

Aug 13, 2014 - Barbara Saifer, Riverton:  Editor:
I see Gov. Matt Mead has been around getting his picture taken and going on TV to debate. In the primary election, I really hope voters send him a ... [more]

Back to Iraq

Aug 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Renewed U.S. military involvement is narrow for now, but the horizon is cloudy

President Barack Obama has said his decision to re-involve American ... [more]

Dr. Clayton A. Arnold

Aug 13, 2014 - Staff:  Dr. Clayton A. Arnold died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, with his family by his side. He was 91 years old.
A private family memorial services has taken place. ... [more]

Two sentenced for similar, unrelated crimes

Aug 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two Northern Arapaho men have been sentenced to prison terms for the same charge in unrelated incidents.
U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl ... [more]

Charles 'Chuck' McCoy

Aug 13, 2014 - Staff:  Charles "Chuck" McCoy, of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. He was 67 years old.
A memorial service with military ... [more]

Loren Anderson

Aug 13, 2014 - Staff:  Loren Anderson, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 89 years old.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Commission candidate Lambert says he would be 'somebody who cares'

Aug 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concerns about the Fremont County Emergency Medical Services led a Fort Washakie man to run for County Commission in District 1 as a Republican.
Mark Lamber ... [more]

Primary could set up race between sisters-in-law for commission slot

Aug 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Keja Whiteman is the incumbent, and Valaira Whiteman is running in the Republican primary.

Valaira Whiteman's decision to run for Fremont County ... [more]

Betty Van Alstine

Aug 13, 2014 - Staff:  Betty Van Alstine, of Jeffrey City, died with family at her side Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at home. She was 69 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Illegal floater lost in river
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A search is under way for a 22-year-old Georgia man who was swept down a dangerous river in ... [more]

Three debate for GOP pick as superintendent

Aug 13, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two of the three Republican candidates for Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction clashed over the administration of the current state ... [more]

Novice House candidate calls Obama 'dictator'

Aug 13, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Republican candidate for U.S. House in Wyoming said President Barack Obama is a dictator and he wants to personally say it to the president's ... [more]

Calendar says 'summer,' but sports radar says 'fall'

Aug 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  That funny calendar says it is August, the heart of summer. But before it flips to September, sports will have us thinking it's fall.
In Laramie on Aug. 30, ... [more]

Banner summer for Riverton Babe Ruth with two state titles

Aug 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two state championships this summer made the season a memorable one for the Riverton Babe Ruth baseball league.
The Riverton 14-year-old all-stars started it ... [more]

Today

Aug 12, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the photo with the page one story "Finished, but not quite ready" should have said J.R. Oakley photographed the Green ... [more]

Wyoming students exempt from vaccines down in 2013

Aug 12, 2014 - By Aerin Curtis, McClatchy Newspapers:  The numbers of students who take the necessary vaccinations for public schools went up in 2013.
But the figures for students who aren't vaccinated either for ... [more]

Strannigan most deserving of discussed honor at gymnasium

Aug 12, 2014 - Charles Duncan, Denver:  Editor:
I live in Denver and recently heard talk of honoring Bill Strannigan. I can think of no other person who contributed so much to the students and ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 10th, not the 3rd
We "oopsed" on the date of Sunday's edition, which read Aug. 3 on page one instead of Aug. 10. In case anyone is interested in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State treasurer debates Redo
Incumbent Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon emphasized in a debate Monday in Riverton that Wyoming's multi-billion dollar ... [more]

Study: Wyoming has more insured drivers

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A new study finds that about 35,800 motorists, or 8.7 percent, are uninsured in Wyoming.
The study by the Insurance Research Council says Wyoming ... [more]

Feds nix protection for wolverines

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights ... [more]

Yellowstone visits up 6 percent for year

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bus tours represent the biggest portion of the increased visitation.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The National Park Service says visitation to ... [more]

Great Lakes losing co-op agreement with Frontier

Aug 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes Airlines is to lose its code-share status with Frontier Airlines on Oct. 1. The change could spell inconveniences and higher fares for some ... [more]

Haynes stays out of fray at forum

Aug 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Taylor Haynes claims to have received more education than anyone who has ever sought the office of governor of Wyoming.
The Republican candidate earned his ... [more]

Hill jabs Mead in debate

Aug 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  There was no love lost between Republican governor candidates Cindy Hill and incumbent Matt Mead during Monday night's debate at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Elizabeth 'Betty' Hinzer

Aug 12, 2014 - Staff:  Elizabeth "Betty" Hinzer, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 71 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Brooks Lake Road closure hours change

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Brooks Lake Road, Forest Road 515, will be closed periodically for the next three weeks. Crews are working to replace a culvert that failed recently.
The ... [more]

New coach to require more from UW defense

Aug 11, 2014 - By Robert Gagliardi, MCT News Service:  LARAMIE -- It is one of the more common things first-year University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl has said since he was hired in December.
"Leverage ... [more]

Regional ends for Riverton 15s with marathon loss in Oregon

Aug 11, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Riverton 15-year old all-stars just didn't want to leave the Northwest regional baseball tournament in Baker City, Ore.  After dropping their first three ... [more]

Grabbing the gold

Aug 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Andrew Haslam a national champ at Special Olympics

Andrew Haslam had the time of his life in June when he competed at the Special Olympics USA Games ... [more]