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Police ask for help in finding missing man

Aug 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lusk Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating 54-year-old Kenneth Van Buskirk who was last seen July 28 in Lusk.
Van Buskirk is ... [more]

Rainfall on Swede Fire in forest stunts growth

Aug 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Almost half an inch of rain fell on the Swede Fire over a 24-hour period earlier in the week. The Swede Fire, which was discovered July 24, remains at 1,529 ... [more]

Riverton teen facing felony charges after stealing an ATV, deputies say

Aug 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On the way home from Burger King on June 26, a 19-year-old Riverton man climbed into the yard of Greenline Equipment, started up an all terrain vehicle and ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Sheriff, Part 2

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Police Department captain Mark Stone will take on three-term incumbent Sheriff Skip Hornecker in the primary election Aug. 19.

Skip ... [more]

Senate District 25: Whiteman would tackle three main issues

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Allen Whiteman is running for Senate District 25 based on three issues that are important to him.
The first, he says, is to "get Common Core out of ... [more]

Senate District 25: McCarty working to protect constitutions

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Most people involved in conservative politics in Fremont County likely have heard of Jennifer McCarty.
The 58-year-old from Lander is making her first ... [more]

Senate District 25: Incumbent Case faces three challengers

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Senate District 25 incumbent Cale Case, R-Lander, is asking voters to examine his record when deciding whether to vote for him Aug. 19.
In particular, ... [more]

Senate District 25: Malek thinks constituents are fed up

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Joe Malek says his grandson convinced him to run for Senate District 25 this year based on a lack of jobs in Fremont County and Wyoming.
"He just graduated a ... [more]

Ethete water system plan advances

Aug 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A project to improve the drinking water system in Ethete recently passed a regulatory hurdle, clearing the way for officials to decide what fixes to include in ... [more]

Five golfers teeing it up for first-ever CWC teams

Aug 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four men and one woman make up the 2014-15 roster in the inaugural golf program for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
Wyoming players on the men's side ... [more]

Today

Aug 15, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GASSER

Ralph Gasser, 83, of Riverton, died Thursday, Aug. 14, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. Private family services are pending for a ... [more]

Author giving talk Saturday

Aug 15, 2014 - Staff:  Wyoming author Craig Johnson will be in Shoshoni this weekend to discuss his book "Spirit of Steamboat."
"Spirit" was selected as part of the 2014 One Book ... [more]

Missouri shooting shows blurred line between police and the military

Aug 15, 2014 - By The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.):  Despite the return of American warplanes to Iraq, the nation's attention is rightfully riveted on Ferguson, Mo., where residents are reeling from days of ... [more]

LeBrun 'right man' for the job in attorney vote

Aug 15, 2014 - Marilyn N. Starks, Riverton:  Editor:
I am commenting in regard to the paid letter regarding Mr. Patrick LeBrun, which bore the signature of "Mr. Robert R. Rose, Chief Deputy Prosecuting ... [more]

There's more to a rabbit than cuddles

Aug 15, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  I found that out -- and more -- at the Fremont County Fair

Laramy Connelly's rabbit is what I remember about this year's Fremont County Fair.
A rex ... [more]

Wayne Nicholls

Aug 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  He shot 20,000 photos for The Ranger

Ranger news photographer Wayne Nicholls is one of the few people in Fremont County who could tell you who Robert ... [more]

Digest

Aug 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Boy's body found in river
CASPER -- Authorities say that rescue crews have found the body of a missing 11-year-old boy in the North Platte River in ... [more]

Gosar says 'look beyond party line'

Aug 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  TORRINGTON -- Pete Gosar stepped down this summer as chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party to run for governor.
It's his second run in this overwhelmingly ... [more]

Hardy, Wilde debate before Senate Democratic primary

Aug 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The winner likely will face three-term incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi in November.

CHEYENNE -- Two Democratic candidates debating the issues as they seek ... [more]

One week remains in filing period for general election offices; 27 filed so far

Aug 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  With a week to go in the filing period third-party, independent and non-partisan candidates are filling the general-election ballot. College and school-board ... [more]

City OKs sale of remaining land on old hospital site

Aug 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has agreed to sell the last two parcels of the old hospital property at North 12th Street East between Jackson and Park avenues.
The ... [more]

House District 34: Salazar 'not running to do nothing'

Aug 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tim Salazar of Dubois is running as a Republican for Wyoming House District 34 to offer voters a candidate who is distinctly different from the incumbent, ... [more]

House District 34: Campbell runs for third term

Aug 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  As a former school board member, State Rep. Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni, says she would like to focus on education if she is elected to a third district House ... [more]

House District 34: Moore differs from incumbent

Aug 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Republican Pat Moore of Dubois decided to run for Wyoming House District 34 this year because he thinks state government needs to be "reined in."
In ... [more]

Ralph Albert Gasser

Aug 15, 2014 - Staff:  Ralph Albert Gasser died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. He was 83 years old.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. ... [more]

Wyoming brings back tight end position

Aug 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- There have been the typical adjustments, such as speed of the game, learning a more complex playbook and getting used to Laramie's altitude of 7,220 ... [more]

Two Raiders make second team all-state legion honors

Aug 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A trio of Riverton Raiders received American Legion baseball postseason honors for the 2014 season.
Baylor Beers and Steven Reinig were selected second-team ... [more]

Regular motocross season wraps in Gillette; county riders among the winners

Aug 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A small group of dedicated Fremont County riders participated Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association race at Gillette.
In the open amateur division, ... [more]

Today

Aug 14, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
MOON

Robert H. Moon, 81, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, Aug. 5. Services were Friday, Aug. 8, at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home in ... [more]

Two dozen businesses to sell WyoLotto tickets in county

Aug 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Locations in Riverton, Lander, Dubois and Shoshoni will participate.

Residents will have 24 locations from which to buy WyoLotto tickets when the ... [more]