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1 percent deserves voter support on Nov. 6 ballot

Nov 4, 2012 - John Lichty, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to express support for the optional 1 percent sales tax that will be appearing on the ballot.
Our county and municipal ... [more]

Robert J. Goggles

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Robert J. Goggles of Mill Creek died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He was 73 years old.
Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 29, at ... [more]

Evelyn Horton

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Evelyn Horton of Riverton died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Wind River Health Care Center. She was 89 years old.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at ... [more]

Two Shoshoni council seats to be filled from five-candidate field

Nov 4, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Shoshoni Town Council. Candidates are incumbents Ken Cundall and Bill Marcus and newcomers Brandy Hague and ... [more]

New crossing structures benefit wildlife

Nov 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON HOLE -- In fall 2011, Jeff Burrell was sitting with his spotting scope at Trappers Point, a 6,000-year-old pronghorn migration corridor in Sublette ... [more]

Most Yellowstone roads closed Monday for winter

Nov 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The National Park Service says most roads in Yellowstone National Park will close for the season at 8 a.m. Monday.
The agency ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Charges against man shot by police
LARAMIE -- Three felony charges have been formally filed against a Laramie man who was shot by officers ... [more]

By a nose, and liking it

Nov 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Today's presidential election strategists deliberately shoot for a close election

On Tuesday we'll vote in the 2012 general election. In the case of ... [more]

Campaign deficits: humility, humor

Nov 4, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  After watching the 2012 presidential debates, I only wish that President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney could have personally observed ... [more]

Government must guard liberty

Nov 4, 2012 - Ryan Jefferson Jones, Lander:  Editor:
A newspaper article may have misled some readers regarding my position on abortion. I present a transcript of the statement from which the remark was ... [more]

Get in the game, vote for the kids

Nov 4, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  When choosing a school board member, avoid those who seem to have an ax to grind.

Who is the only person on American currency never elected to a ... [more]

Seamstresses enter woolen garments in annual competition

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Adults through pre-teens had their hand sewn wool garments judged Saturday during the District 4 Make It With Wool competition at the
Reach Foundation in ... [more]

Shelley would do well for HD55

Nov 4, 2012 - John R. Vincent, Riverton:  Editor:
Sherry Shelley and I first met in 1955. We entered first grade together at Ashgrove Elementary School in 1955 and graduated from Riverton High School ... [more]

Lander murder suspect bound over, but on lesser charges

Nov 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Circuit Court judge said he did not find probable cause to bind over first-degree murder charges against the man accused in the September shooting death of a ... [more]

Barrasso faces challengers in debate

Nov 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate hopes to bring some levity to Washington, D.C., if he is elected Nov. 6.
"Washington is a broken system; ... [more]

Pavillion council has three vying for two positions

Nov 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The race for Pavillion City Council was uncontested before primary elections in August, when residents of the small town voted for Eileen Smith as a write-in ... [more]

Thompson on ticket for fourth county commission term

Nov 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission chairman Doug Thompson feels he has the knowledge to help with the local budgeting process as Fremont County, like many other ... [more]

More mine layoffs set

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Black Hills Corp. has laid off 11 of its workers at the Wyodak coal mine north of Gillette amid declining production.
The layoffs, which leave the ... [more]

Gun shops expect more business with Obama win

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- One of the nation's best gun marketers, according to Wyoming retailers, lives on the East Coast in a huge house.
"Obama was the best gun salesmen ... [more]

Digest

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snake River levees fixed
JACKSON -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking advantage of low water levels to shore up the Snake River levees in ... [more]

Shelley would be a legislator 'we could talk to'

Nov 2, 2012 - Katie Ratliff, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this letter because I think Sherry Shelley would make a good representative for Riverton. When Sherry came to my door campaigning, she ... [more]

Allen 'honorable,' but Goggles better suited for House District 33

Nov 2, 2012 - Perry Kaufman, Lander:  Editor:
I know Jim Allen. He is good and honorable man. However Patrick Goggles has been a leader in the Wyoming house. He is well respected by his ... [more]

Candidate would 'serve all residents' equally

Nov 2, 2012 - Jim Allen, Candidate for House District 33, Lander:  Editor:
During candidate forums I am asked about state and tribal relations. As a supporter of the sovereign individual, I support self-determination as a ... [more]

Pass the tax

Nov 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If we don't help ourselves, nobody else will do it

Some years ago, the State of Wyoming changed the way it shared revenue with Wyoming's cities and ... [more]

Not too hot, not too cold

Nov 2, 2012 - By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Nearing Election Day, the economy offers mixed signals to voters.
A flurry of positive data on jobs, growth and consumer confidence suggest that ... [more]

Lewis celebrates 100th birthday

Nov 2, 2012 - Staff:  Centenarian Violet Lewis of Riverton celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 13, 2012. She received congratulations from U.S. Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyoming, "The ... [more]

Shoshoni resident chosen for 2012 UW Gold award

Nov 2, 2012 - Staff:  Six University of Wyoming students were named UW Gold winners for 2012, including Chase McNamee of Shoshoni, a senior studying secondary education ... [more]

St. Stephen's students recognized

Nov 2, 2012 - Staff:  Congratulations to the following St. Stephen's students for making the first-quarter A-B honor roll:
Third grade -- Allyson Amos, Jordan Barraza, Brianna ... [more]

Jerry Felix

Nov 2, 2012 - Staff:  Jerry Felix died Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Lander Regional Hospital. He was 81 years old.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Museum of ... [more]

Today

Nov 2, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "City maintenance costs concern council hopefuls" should have quoted Larry Bauman as saying ... [more]