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The way it was: Navy brothers -- 1944

Jun 30, 2014 - Staff:  During the massive commitment of American manpower to military service during World War II, it wasn't uncommon for brothers to be in uniform at the same time. ... [more]

Cokeville bombing subject of new film

Jun 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LAYTON, Utah -- More than a dozen people who survived a 1986 Wyoming school bombing as children are re-enacting the incident at a Utah school as part of a ... [more]

Endangered status will be sought for wild horses in state

Jun 30, 2014 - By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press:  Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct in North America for the second time in ... [more]

Selling a candidate isn't like selling beer

Jun 30, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Actually, political advertising is worse, and more harmful.

You've heard the argument: About two-thirds of a total of $5.19 billion spent on ... [more]

Indictments, sentences in big meth ring that 'flooded' Wyoming

Jun 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A drug organization moved large quantities of methamphetamine from Arizona for distribution in Wyoming before law enforcement arrested the ... [more]

Agnes of God comes to CWC

Jun 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The play is famous for its challenging roles for women and relies solely on the performance of the three main characters.

The Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Cats are part of the Wyoming economy

Jun 27, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Lessons of economic interconnectedness are everywhere

Until The Ranger's Mining and Energy edition hit the coffee table, I hadn't thought about the ... [more]

'Medicaid gap' hits Wyoming hardest

Jun 27, 2014 - By James Chilton, For MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- More than 8 million Americans have enrolled in health-care insurance since the Affordable Care Act went into effect late last year, and another 3 ... [more]

Probation, treatment, prison threat for man in Sinks Canyon shooting

Jun 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A District Court judge has imposed an unorthodox sentence of probation and treatment, backed by the threat of prison time for three counts of aggravated ... [more]

Wild storm pummels Riverton area

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A spectacular thunderstorm sent rivers of rainwater rushing through Riverton roadways over the course of 15-20 minutes Thursday afternoon, bringing strong ... [more]

Today

Jun 27, 2014 - Staff:  Births
FOOS
A son was born to Samantha Foos of Riverton and Randy Foos of Riverton at 1:49 p.m. May 7 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 6 ... [more]

Robert 'Bob' Groathouse

Jun 27, 2014 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Groathouse, of Riverton, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 66 years old.
A memorial service will be ... [more]

Achievers

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander students earn honors
Northern Michigan University has announced the dean's list for the winter 2014 semester.
Lander students George Cartwright ... [more]

Court says EPA authority broad but not limitless

Jun 27, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The U.S. Supreme Court got it right this week when it upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions -- but also ... [more]

Little League all-star teams set

Jun 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton Little League all-star teams were announced Thursday night at Ron Saban Baseball Complex.
Riverton has entered a 9- and 10-year-old all-star ... [more]

County students selected as winners at state history day

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  The top two entries in each category at the Wyoming competition advanced to the National History Day event June 15 to June 19.

Judges selected ... [more]

David A. Wiedeman

Jun 27, 2014 - Staff:  David A. Wiedeman died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Veterans Medical Center in Albuquerque, N.M. He was 66 years old.
Per his request, there will be no ... [more]

Dozens stroll in Shrine parade

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  More than 36 children participated in the annual Shrine Circus Children's Parade on Wednesday in Riverton.
Entrants dressed up as clowns, ring leaders, lion ... [more]

Chauncey and Edgar

Jun 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thursday's storm most definitely was something you don't see every day

Readers of a certain age will recognize the following quote from the old ... [more]

Digest

Jun 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Money scarce for horse roundups
RENO, Nev. -- Saying they don't have money or room to corral many more wild horses, federal land managers have sided ... [more]

LL championship games scratched after fields soaked Thursday night

Jun 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Giants and the Braves were declared winners of their respective Riverton Little League baseball divisions on Thursday night after the title games were ... [more]

District 25, Justice Department confer on American Indian issues within schools

Jun 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Representatives from Fremont County School District 25 recently met with the U.S. Department of Justice to discuss and share information about American Indian ... [more]

Ruth L. Schupp

Jun 27, 2014 - Staff:  Ruth L. Schupp died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 98 years old.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Those who attended CERA conference were courageous

Jun 27, 2014 - Elaine Willman, CERA Board Riverton Event Coordinator:  Editor:
On behalf of Citizens Equal Rights Alliance, I want to thank the courageous members of the Riverton community who were curious and willing to attend ... [more]

Storm washes out twinbill between Raiders and GR

Jun 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A heavy downpour Thursday afternoon postponed the Riverton Raiders American Legion baseball conference doubleheader vs. Green River.
Green River had a 1-0 ... [more]

Richard D. Mann

Jun 27, 2014 - Staff:  Richard D. Mann, of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Shepherd of Valley Care Center in Casper. He was 83 years old.
Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Trophy time for youth baseball in local leagues

Jun 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  This is the home stretch for Riverton Little League and Riverton Babe Ruth.
The week has been filled with baseball stories in the sports section. That's ... [more]

Phillies and Rockies to clash for Babe Ruth title

Jun 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Early leads by the Phillies and the Rockies paved the way for Riverton Babe Ruth baseball semifinal victories Wednesday night.
The Phillies downed the Giants ... [more]

Betty Simon

Jun 26, 2014 - Staff:  Betty Simon, of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 93 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 ... [more]

Today

Jun 26, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DEWEY

A son was born to April SoundingSides of Riverton and Patrick Dewey of Riverton at 12:21 p.m. May 13 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]