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Crowing rooster ruffles feathers in Riverton

Aug 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The man housing the bird told officers the animal would be "taken care of."

Riverton police were called to investigate the "possible presence of a ... [more]

Uncle Ralph was no TV-show relative

Aug 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins was important to me as a kid.

Television has denigrated the role of fathers to buffoons or at best, ... [more]

BLM firefighters assist with prescribed burns near Ocean Lake

Aug 24, 2014 - By Sarah Beckwith, BLM Public Affairs Specialist:  The project removed more than 20 years of cattails and other herbaceous buildup.

Even though wildfire season is just now peaking in Wyoming, it's ... [more]

Dalton 'Dick' Hamilton

Aug 23, 2014 - Staff:  Dalton "Dick" Hamilton, of Hudson, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He was 84 years old.
A graveside service with military honors will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. ... [more]

Riverton ought to change its nickname to 'Weed City'

Aug 22, 2014 - By Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to express my support for the idea of changing the nickname of our fair city on the welcome signs from ... [more]

Public health first

Aug 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the time being, no exceptions to mosquito fogging in Riverton
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are in Riverton. In response, insecticide ... [more]

Hits and misses on primary predictions

Aug 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you're going to write a newspaper column predicting the outcome of an election, then it's only fair to write a follow-up to check how well you did. Hence, ... [more]

Today

Aug 22, 2014 - Staff:  Correction
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "West Nile virus detected in city" should have said the Environmental Protection Agency regulates ... [more]

Melvyn 'Andy' Anderson

Aug 22, 2014 - Staff:  Melvyn "Andy" Anderson, of Hudson, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his home. He was 73 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at ... [more]

Library hosting Reader's Run 5k

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  The public is invited to participate in the Reader's Run 5k on Oct. 4 at the Lander Library.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the run starts at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Moriarty, Finch marry

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sarah Marie Moriarty and Benjamin Thomas Finch were married July 10, 2014, at the Kiwanis Community House in Cheyenne. The groom's brother, A. Lucas Finch, a ... [more]

Deshaw, Coen to wed Saturday

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shawna Marine Deshaw of Fort Washakie and George "Bob" Coen of Riverton have announced their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Cindy Deshaw and ... [more]

Elders honor gravesite found on school grounds

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees held a ceremony to honor a gravesite found on the grounds of the school.
The site sat behind the ... [more]

Van Dijks invite families to paint community memorial

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Residents will have the opportunity Saturday to be a part of a lasting memorial for Noah and Zephy van Dijk -- two children who died in a house fire July 15 on ... [more]

Digest

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Re-count verifies one-vote victory
JACKSON -- A re-count has confirmed that Teton County commissioner candidate Reynolds Pomeroy made it onto the ... [more]

Independent candidates running in general election

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some independent candidates are pushing to get on the ballot for Wyoming's general election in November.
Don Wills of Pine Bluffs filed a petition ... [more]

Reward offered for former billionaire's assets

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The trustee representing Yellowstone Club creditors offered a reward Wednesday to anyone who can help uncover property or bank accounts the ... [more]

Mead asking for Medicaid proposal for Legislature

Aug 22, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says he expects to be ready to brief state lawmakers early next year about the best deal Wyoming could get from the federal ... [more]

Trapping expo features furs, demos

Aug 22, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  TV personality and coyote caller Les Johnson will speak Saturday.

The Wyoming State Trapper's Association's convention is in Riverton this weekend, ... [more]

Write-ins could advance to general

Aug 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several write-in candidates could add a twist to municipal elections this fall after receiving enough votes to be on the general-election ballot. Write-in ... [more]

Campbell secures GOP House District 34 race

Aug 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  For most of Tuesday evening, Wyoming House District 34 Rep. Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni, was unsure whether she would be elected to serve another term in ... [more]

Ben Jerome Warren Sr.

Aug 22, 2014 - Staff:  Ben Jerome Warren Sr., of Arapahoe, died of natural causes Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at his home. He was 48 years old.
Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. ... [more]

Officials planning to recover Uden bodies from Fremont Lake

Aug 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Authorities plan to recover the bodies of the Uden family from the deep waters of a Sublette County lake as the 34th anniversary of their murders approaches. ... [more]

Riverton team ties record score during first day of tourney

Aug 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor :  Five Riverton High School golfers fired scores in the 70s and 60s Thursday, taking a commanding 30-stroke team lead after the first day of the Riverton ... [more]

RJFL practice begins

Aug 21, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton High School head football coach Pat Patterson took time during practice Wednesday to speak with the incoming Riverton Junior Football League players ... [more]

All eyes on new UW coach as fall football season starts

Aug 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  All University of Wyoming football fans are going to have their eyes on new coach Craig Bohl and the way his team performs for the grueling 2014 schedule. ... [more]

CWC cross country team prepping for first meet of season

Aug 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The competition is Friday night at the Gillette Invitational.

Daily afternoon practice for the men's and women's cross country team at Central ... [more]

Today

Aug 21, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BAKER

Rosalie Baker, 87, of Pavillion, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Merrell new administrator for Wyoming Life Resource Center

Aug 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Adam Merrell has joined the Wyoming Department of Health as the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.
Merrell has worked in ... [more]

Herren retiring from WyDOT

Aug 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton senior engineering technician Kent Herren retired Aug. 8 from the Wyoming Department of Transportation after more than 32 years of service.
Herren ... [more]