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A new buzz cut every week

Jun 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The clippers my dad used were eerily similar to those found around the fair building during livestock shows.

One of the intrigues, not necessarily ... [more]

Beetles and the economy

Jun 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Tree-fall hazards threaten to dent the Wyoming outdoor season

When a Wyoming resident or visitor imagines a mountain hike, a day of fishing or ... [more]

The way it was: Big-name visitors

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  During the excitement of the 1960s "space race," Fremont County caught space fever as well. NASA astronauts were frequent visitors to the Lander One Shot ... [more]

BLM seeking volunteers for National Public Lands Day

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is inviting volunteers to show pride for their public lands by celebrating National Public Lands Day on ... [more]

Second Run Like a Bighorn set for July

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  After "overwhelming success" in its first year, Sinks Canyon State Park will host a second annual Run Like a Bighorn trail run in July.
The race will begin ... [more]

Digest

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Pile burning planned in forest
The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest is planning to burn piles next week as weather conditions ... [more]

All seven Job Corps buildings to be under roofs before this winter

Jun 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Construction is progressing along Airport Road where the Wind River Job Corps Center is set to open in May 2015.
"It's moving rapidly," said Sandy Barton, ... [more]

Maldonado wants Senate District 25 slot

Jun 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sergio A. Maldonado Sr. has always been comfortable being "one of the Indians in the charge" as opposed to "the chief." But when it was suggested that he run ... [more]

Riverton part of coming fiber optic upgrade; 50-fold speed hike likely

Jun 23, 2014 - By James Chilton, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  Work will begin soon on upgrades to the state's fiber optic network, including an improved connection to Riverton.
When those are complete, lightning-fast ... [more]

City population up 3.53 percent since 2010

Jun 23, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  After rolling up a sizable population gain in the two years following the 2010 U.S. Census, Riverton's growth paused by a minuscule amount last year.
The ... [more]

Crossland first guest in Hot Notes Cool Nights concert series

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The free shows will alternate between Riverton City Park and the Lander outdoor amphitheater.

Popular Ten Sleep musician Jalan Crossland is the guest ... [more]

Sinks Canyon overlook closing for construction

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The project will take two to three days to complete.

The overlook at the "sinks" in Sinks Canyon State Park will be closed Tuesday for construction. ... [more]

College booster club selling raffle tickets for Denver Broncos games

Jun 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new athletic booster club at Central Wyoming College is looking to "gain momentum" this summer by raffling off season tickets to the see the Denver ... [more]

Margaret 'Nan' Ada Gilmour

Jun 21, 2014 - Staff:  Margaret "Nan" Ada Gilmour, of Arapahoe, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 98 years old.
Funeral services will be ... [more]

Four CWC trustees up for election

Jun 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College Trustee Roger Gose has announced that he will not seek re-election to the board this year.
Gose has represented the Riverton-Shoshoni ... [more]

CWC cowgirl climbs to fourth in goat tying at CNFR

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cowgirl Kaylee Burnett has skyrocketed into fourth in goat tying at the College National Finals Rodeo.
Burnett put down a time of 6.6 ... [more]

A captured Libyan might shed light on Benghazi

Jun 20, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  The capture and opportunity for interrogation of Benghazi accused assassin Ahmed Abu Khattala, announced by President Barack Obama during his visit to ... [more]

State Sen. John Schiffer dies at 68

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Sen. John Schiffer, of Kaycee, died Thursday just a few weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer. He was 68.
Laci Schiffer, who is ... [more]

Johnson graduates from virtual public school

Jun 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lydia Johnson of Riverton graduated from Wyoming Connections Academy during a ceremony May 17 in Casper. She plans to attend Sheridan College in the fall.
The ... [more]

Students see effects of push-up fundraiser

Jun 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Students at Gannett Peak Elementary School were caught by surprise when they received a video call from students in Uganda showcasing the effect Lander's ... [more]

Rez DFS heads share concerns about outdated equipment, slow program reviews

Jun 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Directors from the Department of Family Services for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes aired their concerns with the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Some bedfellows we don't need

Jun 20, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance doesn't have much to offer in the local reservation border discussions.

Be careful who you get in bed ... [more]

Moose relocated to South Pass after visit to downtown Lander

Jun 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Some residents in Lander had a little excitement June 13 when a moose was spotted in the downtown area.
Large carnivore conflict coordinator Brian Debolt, of ... [more]

Energy industry gives opportunity to make a good living in Wyoming

Jun 20, 2014 - Elaine Miller, Riverton:  Editor:
I always make a point of going through your Ranger mining edition every year. I had an uncle and two cousins who worked in uranium mining in the 1960s ... [more]

Slam-N-Jam off to Florida for national tourney

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Slam-N-Jam, a Riverton AAU volleyball team, is ready for a new experience.
The journey from Riverton started Thursday morning when the team's players and ... [more]

Better have Plan B

Jun 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming mustn't simply bank on winning the C02 battle in court or the ballot box

There is nothing wrong with the state of Wyoming fighting the ... [more]

Charles 'C.R.' Shaffer

Jun 20, 2014 - Staff:  Charles "C.R." Shaffer, of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his home. He was 74 years old.
A private family service will be at a later ... [more]

Airport flight numbers up after added Worland connection

Jun 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Connections to the Worland Municipal Airport has helped boost flight numbers in the past months at Riverton Regional Airport. Since the beginning of the year, ... [more]

Today

Jun 20, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BRAY

A daughter was born to Melissa Bray of Riverton and Devon Bray of Riverton at 12:02 p.m. May 27 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

Digest

Jun 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead appoints new judge
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Tom Lee as the new Circuit Court judge for the First Judicial District in Laramie ... [more]