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Aug 1, 2014 - Staff:  Community calendar
SUNDAY

Curt Gottshall Meet and Greet is noon to 2 p.m. at North Side Park in Lander. Gottshall is an Independent candidate for U.S. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Trial called off in nose biting
CODY -- A lawsuit stemming from an assault that cost a Cody man part of his nose is close to being resolved.
A trial ... [more]

Man shot by police gets three years probation

Aug 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Officers say he failed to drop a gun during a standoff.

GERING, Neb. -- A 29-year-old Wyoming man who was shot by a Nebraska police officer during a ... [more]

Long-lost WWI gas mask rediscovered in S.D. pawn shop

Aug 1, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The item was stolen from the Wyoming State Museum nearly a century ago.

CHEYENNE -- A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing ... [more]

Bills to toughen poaching rules eyed by lawmakers

Aug 1, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  A legislative committee meets Tuesday in Thermopolis to work on the possible laws.

A Wyoming legislative committee is preparing to discuss two ... [more]

Autopsy done in shooting death; no ID confirmed yet

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials on Friday still had not confirmed the identity of the man who was fatally shot by a federal officer Tuesday on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Park to host variety of birds in education event Sunday

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sunset Park will be bursting with birds at 3 p.m. Sunday during Central Wyoming Aviary's first-ever Parrot Rescue Awareness Day.
"There will be little birds, ... [more]

Around the fair: Aug. 1

Aug 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  - The hefty steer of Hannah Nicol, 16, of Fort Washakie, has been misbehaving quite a bit, most likely because of the heat, she said.
"On weigh day he got ... [more]

Kids soak up fun at Science Zone

Aug 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A closer look into the insides of a squid awed the collective audience Thursday at the Fremont Center during the dissection demonstration at the Fremont County ... [more]

Stone challenging Hornecker for county sheriff job

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Mark Stone doesn't want to wait any longer to serve the citizens of Fremont County as sheriff.
He says he thought about running for election four years ago ... [more]

Today

Jul 31, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "Federal criticism occupies much of Republican forum" should have said Jillian Balow is a candidate ... [more]

Spectator's guide to jousting

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Though a full-contact jousting tournament is set for Thursday in the Fremont County Fair's Grand Arena, few Wyomingites are familiar with the rules of the ... [more]

Digest

Jul 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Laramie to get 10-screen theater
LARAMIE -- A developer plans to build a 10-screen movie theater, a sports bar and a retail building in eastern ... [more]

Work on Gillette airport road to begin

Jul 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Campbell County is spending $870,000 to realign a road at the Gillette-Campbell County Airport, but general passenger traffic should not be ... [more]

VA wants to fire officials accused of adjusting data, including Wyoming

Jul 31, 2014 - By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.
The VA said ... [more]

Lottery seen as boost for Wyoming businesses

Jul 31, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some business owners in Wyoming are hoping the new statewide lottery is a winner for their bottom lines.
"I'm hoping it brings out more foot ... [more]

Averill seeks commission seat

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Keeping a close eye on tax dollars is an issue important to Kathleen Cramer Averill, a Lander woman running for Fremont County Commission as a Republican. She ... [more]

Feds say officer fired intentionally in deadly incident on reservation

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The deceased was the apparent suspect in a weapons offense in the Pavillion area.

Federal officials say the law enforcement officer who fatally shot ... [more]

Around the fair: July 31

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  - Rain Tuesday dampened things for two young cattle ranchers.
"We didn't have much saw dust in ours," said Justin Martin on Wednesday, referring to his ... [more]

Sandbox a popular feature at 2014 fair

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The most popular new feature among a certain set at the Fremont County Fair -- bored children between 5 and 10 years old -- does not swing through the air, have ... [more]

RPD keeping eye on road work near fair, urging patience

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In order to manage traffic issues related to construction on South Federal Boulevard, the Riverton Police Department is sending a patrol car through the area ... [more]

Today

Jul 30, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
COLLINSWORTH

Misty Collinsworth, 34, died Friday, July 25, in Green River. Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. ... [more]

Digest

Jul 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Flooding in southeastern Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- Heavy rain soaked parts of southeastern Wyoming on Tuesday, prompting flash flood warnings for parts of ... [more]

Gay marriage lawsuit allowed to continue

Jul 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state judge declined Tuesday to suspend a lawsuit contesting a Wyoming law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman. Instead, ... [more]

Hill, Mead mix it up at governor debate

Jul 30, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Republicans Taylor Haynes and Democrat Pete Gosar also
participated.


CHEYENNE -- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill lashed out at ... [more]

Around the fair: July 30

Jul 30, 2014 - Staff:  - Residents have reported long delays driving near the fairgrounds after evening entertainment.
Some were stuck in traffic for as much as half an hour between ... [more]

Pocket Pet show brings odd critters to fairgrounds

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In a typical scene at the Fremont County Fair, a group of youths gathered to show their prized animals to a panel of judges Monday afternoon. What were not ... [more]

Close calls illustrate fire danger

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A cigarette butt thoughtlessly flicked into a tree line last weekend at Grannier Meadows nearly sparked a disaster for the Shoshone National Forest. Flames ... [more]

Grill suspected in fire that caused major damage to Riverton house

Jul 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a structure fire that caused significant damage to a home at 801 N. N. 16th St. E.
After investigation, officials believe the 6 p.m. ... [more]

Solid waste district purchasing equipment, targeting efficiency

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is moving forward with purchasing several pieces of heavy equipment, some of which is part of a plan to ... [more]