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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]

Traffic jam around fairgrounds was not 'the end of the world'

Aug 11, 2014 - Deena Fennenberg, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed the Fremont County Fair very much, and I think part of the reason I did was that I didn't too much of my time getting upset about the road ... [more]

Eight days to the primary election

Aug 11, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Three statewide races stand out this year, all on the Republican side.

Thomas Jefferson is considered the great "Renaissance Man" to occupy the White ... [more]

As primary nears, Mead on state tour

Aug 11, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  When he ran for governor four years ago, Matt Mead put 100,000 miles on a new SUV, and 40,000 on another.
He won't match that in his re-election bid, but ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Sheriff

Aug 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Police Department captain Mark Stone will take on three-term incumbent Sheriff Skip Hornecker in the Republican primary election Aug. ... [more]

Wild horse, burro advisory board to meet in Riverton

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's National Wild Horse and Burro advisory board will meet Aug. 25 in Riverton to discuss issues relating to the management and ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man wants reduced sentence
CASPER -- The attorney for a man imprisoned for a crash that killed two people wants a judge to reduce his sentence, saying ... [more]

Brubaker, other Libertarians file for office; school candidates as well

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Libertarian candidates filed for a wide slate of state offices Friday, including one from Riverton.
Richard Brubaker submitted proper fees and paperwork for ... [more]

The way it was: Tie hack supper -- 1918

Aug 11, 2014 - Staff:  Fremont County's famed industry of yore, the tie drive, ran from 1916 to 1946, when 11 million railroad ties were cut in the forests above Dubois, floated down ... [more]

Centenarian to give personal history of Dunoir Valley

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Dubois resident will speak in the Wind River Lives and Legacies series.

Esther Pickett Wells, a 103-year-old Dubois resident, will be the ... [more]

Organizers seek input on Sand Creek commemoration plans

Aug 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents are invited to help plan the upcoming commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre during a meeting Wednesday at the Great ... [more]

All right already

Aug 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Surely there is more for our candidates to talk about than hatred of the federal government

From the looks and sounds of this year's political ... [more]

Digest

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Museum to mark city anniversary
The Riverton Museum will celebrate the city's 108th birthday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16.
The celebration will ... [more]

Cave excavation drawing high interest from paleontologists

Aug 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- North American lions, cheetahs and short-faced bears: Those are just a few fearsome critters from 25,000 years ago paleontologists already might ... [more]

Finished, but not quite ready

Aug 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Green Mountain campground won't be opened until next year

Construction is finished on Fremont County's rebuilt Green Mountain campground, but the ... [more]

Lander soccer all-stater to boot for Northwest College

Aug 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Taylor Meeks knows the next chapter in her soccer life will begin on the women's Northwest College soccer team in the fall.
Meeks made her decision official ... [more]

Rabbi, imam, priest plan to build interfaith 'house' in Berlin

Aug 8, 2014 - By Kirsten Grieshaber, The Associated Press:  The trio hope Christians, Jews and Muslims will study and pray together soon.

BERLIN -- A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the ... [more]

Today

Aug 8, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page six photo "Soccer moves" should have said 7-year-old Landon Justice deflected the ball Tuesday.
In ... [more]

Road work next week on BLM road in county

Aug 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office will be improving portions of the Hudson-Atlantic City Road from Sunday to Friday. Travelers are advised to ... [more]

Digest

Aug 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State regulators OK wind farm
A wind farm that could become the largest wind energy project in the U.S. has received approval from state regulators but ... [more]

Newspaper sues over charge for public records

Aug 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Tribune Eagle has filed suit seeking to block Laramie County School District 1 from charging to make public records available for ... [more]

Rangers still looking for drone that sank in park hot spring

Aug 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Rangers have not been able to spot the drone that crashed and sank in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park last weekend.
"We ... [more]

Balow seeks GOP nod for state schools superintendent

Aug 8, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Republican Jill Balow is part of the sizable field of candidates running for Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The 43-year-old Laramie resident ... [more]

Fire district candidates among new hopefuls filing for general election

Aug 8, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The second day of filing for non-primary offices in the general election saw an increase in candidates for county fire district positions.
Filing began on ... [more]

Deferred sage grouse acreage bigger than two national parks

Aug 8, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services faces a 2015 deadline to decide the bird's status for federal protection.

The total area of federal oil and gas ... [more]

Roenigk, Fritz to marry

Aug 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Julie and Randy Roenigk of Rochester, Minn., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Roenigk, to Cooper Fritz, the son of Mary Beth ... [more]

Newlin, Vatansever wed June 21

Aug 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Pat and Mick Newlin, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kristen Newlin, of Riverton, to Emre Vatansever, of Istanbul, Turkey. ... [more]

Artists asked to submit pieces for Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition

Aug 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  The 14th Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition is calling for entries, and the deadline to enter is Sept. 7.
Artists may submit up to three pieces of artwork. ... [more]

Wind River High School names students on honor roll

Aug 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School recently recognized the students who were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

'Guardian angels' most helpful to shoppers

Aug 8, 2014 - Dorothy York, Riverton:  Editor:
I know there are many, many good people who live in Riverton, and we found our guardian angels on July 14.
My friend Carmen Majdic and I were ... [more]