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Wiggins Fork elk may hold health key for region

Apr 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many elk herds in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are suffering. Their populations are declining populations, and fewer calves make it to adulthood.
The ... [more]

Heart attack might have caused fatal cement truck crash

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show Daniel W. Oberlie, 57, of Riverton, probably experienced a cardiac event before the single-vehicle rollover that took his life April 1 ... [more]

Wolverines take both ends of Roy Peck meet

Apr 19, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite competing in windy conditions all meet long, the Riverton Wolverines swept both team track and field titles Saturday at the annual Roy Peck ... [more]

The way it was: Gold-plated safety -- 1964

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Pacific Power and Light hosted a community banquet 51 years ago this week, and the festivities included honoring local law enforcement.
During power outages, ... [more]

Flash floods, fires pose a risk to Wyoming residents

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Spring is a time of transition, when late-season snowstorms can affect travel and afternoon thunderstorms bring the threat of hail, tornadoes and lightning. ... [more]

Film star, artists to discuss their work in library series

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The subject of the documentary "Havana Curveball" will attend a screening of the film at Riverton Branch Library.

The Riverton Branch Library and ... [more]

When everyone becomes an expert

Apr 19, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It means the real experts have a much harder job.

A state champion cross country runner decides to try volleyball and is a star at that sport too.
A ... [more]

Airport name change sensible

Apr 19, 2015 - Ron Warpness, Riverton:  Editor:
I read with interest the letter from April 5, "It's the service, not the name," by Mr. Mike Ward.
As I was instrumental in appointing the airport ... [more]

Why she runs

Apr 17, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hillary Rodham Clinton has done a lot already, so why endure another battle?

Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president. The worst-kept secret ... [more]

Digest

Apr 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  North Carolina man killed by train
GILLETTE (AP) -- A 28-year-old North Carolina man has been struck and killed by a train in northeast ... [more]

Snowstorm leads to major wrecks and closures on I-80

Apr 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wintry weather swept across parts of the Rockies on Thursday, leaving behind some wrecks and road closures.
Heavy snow was being blamed for ... [more]

Airport runway rebuild starting soon

Apr 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A starting date of May 1 is anticipated for the 170-day job.

The $11.6 million runway reconstruction project at Riverton Regional Airport is closer ... [more]

Her Many Horses set to run track and XC for Black Hills

Apr 16, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Keegan Her Many Horses, the defending Class 2-A 800-meter and cross country champion from Wyoming Indian High School, has signed a national letter of ... [more]

Raiders training for baseball season; 20 on early roster

Apr 16, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Early steps are being taking by the Riverton Raiders on the baseball diamond. The team has been practicing since March 16.
Riverton holds practice three ... [more]

Mullins named head boys hoops coach at RHS, replacing Quayle

Apr 16, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Pending approval from the Riverton school board, Stuart Mullins will be the new head boys basketball coach at Riverton High School.
Mullins replaces Dick ... [more]

State OKs EOG flaring request

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press, Cheyenne:  The state Board of Land Commissioners has approved a company's request to avoid paying royalties to the state on natural gas that the company has flared in the ... [more]

DWS urges unemployment insurance claimants to file online

Apr 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Unemployment Insurance Division is encouraging individuals to file for unemployment insurance benefits online. ... [more]

Devon Energy makes Fortune magazine's best workplace list

Apr 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy has been named to Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," the eighth consecutive year the company has earned a spot on ... [more]

Davey retiring after 20 years with CWC

Apr 16, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A retiring employee was commended for her service in February during a meeting of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
Martha Davey will retire at ... [more]

'Cop cams' for local officers and deputies worth consideration

Apr 16, 2015 - Lucille Lien, Riverton:  Editor:
It could cost us some money, but I support having the police officers and sheriff deputies in Fremont County wear the little "cop cams" on their ... [more]

Roberta Armajo

Apr 15, 2015 - Staff:  Roberta Armajo died Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Billings, Mont., after a lengthy illness. She was 52 years old.
An evening service and wake will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Today

Apr 15, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In the March 12 Ranger, the page one story "Commissioners hear pitch on selling EMS to private firm" should have said revenues have ... [more]

Today

Apr 14, 2015 - Staff:  Births
PURDUM

A son was born to Sarah Purdum of Riverton and Darren Purdum of Riverton at 7:07 a.m. March 2 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

County athletes nab medals across board on Kelly Walsh track

Apr 12, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  There was a Fremont County flavor Friday at the Trojan Invitational track and field meet in Casper.
The Riverton Wolverines, Lander Tigers and Shoshoni ... [more]

Wyoming rushing offense shines in scrimmage

Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Wyoming's offense gained 226 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns, while the defense recorded four sacks and two interceptions during the Cowboys' ... [more]

LVHS boys get win, tie in two soccer tilts

Apr 12, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Behind four goals from Daniel Lobera, the Lander Tigers tied Torrington 4-4 Saturday on the road.
The Tigers blanked Cody 3-0 Friday night in Park County. ... [more]

An aging college faculty

Apr 12, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  CWC faces a significant challenge and must be supported financially to meet it

There was a wave of hiring in Fremont County school districts in the ... [more]

Digest

Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Anderson replacement named
CHEYENNE -- Brian Boner of Douglas took the oath of office at the State Capitol on Friday to become the newest member of the ... [more]

Rig count in state off one

Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 40 this week to 988 ... [more]

Federal review of Canada lynx to take longer than expected

Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Designations of critical habitat have been made in parts of Wyoming and five other states.

PORTLAND, Maine -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is ... [more]