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Green Line Equipment building being built

Nov 27, 2012 - Staff:  Sehnert Systems employee Josh Baldes fitted a structural member to the wall of the new 30,000 square foot Green Line Equipment building under construction ... [more]

Today

Nov 27, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MOSS

A daughter was born to Candice and Ronald Moss, of Fort Washakie at 1:28 p.m. Oct. 14, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Lorraine Monroe

Nov 27, 2012 - Staff:  Lorraine Monroe, of Arapahoe, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 57 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

17th Annual World AIDS Day is Saturday, Dec. 1

Nov 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  The connection between HIV infection and the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases is likely an overlooked area of HIV prevention, according to a ... [more]

Board elections should be public

Nov 27, 2012 - Carl Niswonger, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, it appears that the board of directors of the Riverton Senior Citizens Center has thumbed its collective nose at the citizens of Fremont County ... [more]

Some GOP lawmakers dare to flout Norquist

Nov 27, 2012 - By Philip Elliott, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- For decades, conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist vowed to drive Republicans out of office if they didn't pledge to oppose tax increases. Many ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  480 meals
The tallying and totaling is done, and the Riverton High School Key Club's annual Thanksgiving Day meal program delivered 480 hot meals to ... [more]

Digest

Nov 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grizzly killing under investigation
MOOSE -- Investigators at Grand Teton National Park are continuing to probe last week's killing of a charging ... [more]

Media file suit over search for UW president

Nov 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Several media outlets have filed a lawsuit challenging the secret search for a new president of the University of Wyoming, arguing that the public ... [more]

Bill: Stranded people would pay for rescue

Nov 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A state lawmaker from Jackson wants authorities to have the right to bill back-country recreationists who need to be rescued.
State Rep. Keith ... [more]

Coroner: Man found under truck died of 'mechanical asphyxia'

Nov 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said Sterling Blackburn, 21, of Riverton, had died of mechanical asphyxia Oct. 4 when he was discovered underneath a pickup truck at the Cedar Bar, ... [more]

Record harvest for sugar beets; income might not keep pace

Nov 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County sugar beet growers had a record harvest this year. Low sugar prices, however, mean farmers likely will not see a record income.
Wyoming Sugar ... [more]

Traffic light at Hill Street might not be best option, CWC hears

Nov 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say there is nothing wrong with U.S. Highway 26 at its intersection with Hill Street near Central Wyoming ... [more]

Kinnear woman killed in wreck

Nov 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle rollover that resulted in the weekend death of Jamie Bell, 25, of Kinnear.
Reports state Bell was ... [more]

Legislative hopefuls spent $113,000 in 2012 election

Nov 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Candidates for Wyoming Legislature seats representing Fremont County combined to spend more than $113,000 in the 2012 election campaign.
Only two candidates ... [more]

Legerski breaks all-time UW women's mark for victories

Nov 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Joe Legerski was a big fan of the University of Wyoming while growing up in Rock Springs long before he became head coach of the women's basketball ... [more]

Cowboys visit UC Santa Barbara basketball team on Wednesday

Nov 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team takes its perfect 6-0 record on the road this week, as the Cowboys play UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ... [more]

Hockey stoppage won't go over well with ordinary fans

Nov 27, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  One of the events we'll miss this holiday season had become a tradition of sorts on New Year's Day.
Because of a National Hockey League owner's lockout, the ... [more]

CWC teams win three of four in Rock Springs

Nov 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Shelby Lindley said his players stuck to the game plan over the weekend to register two victories at a Western ... [more]

Cowboys Visit UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday

Nov 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Gillette native Taran Brown has been a standout for the Gauchos in 2012-13, after redshirting his first season in the program. The freshman guard is ... [more]

Longtime Dubois mentor Baker named v-ball Coach of the Year

Nov 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois coach Tina Baker has been named the Fremont County 2012 Volleyball Coach of the year by vote of the sports staff of The Ranger, Lander Journal and Wind ... [more]

Goff is 2012 VB Player of the Year

Nov 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  At 5-foot-5, Natalee Goff is one of the smallest outside hitters in Class 2-A volleyball.
But that didn't stop her from becoming the Fremont County volleyball ... [more]

Hunters, hikers asked to look for lost plane

Nov 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hunters and hikers are being asked to help search for a small plane that went missing a week ago in western Wyoming.
There's been no sign of the Cessna 182 ... [more]

Donna LaVonne Corbett

Nov 25, 2012 - Staff:  Donna LaVonne Corbett of Riverton died Friday, Nov. 23, at her home. She was 82 years old.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Davis ... [more]

Charlotte Alley

Nov 25, 2012 - Staff:  Charlotte "Sharkey" Alley of Lander died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at her home. She was 66 years old.
At her request, cremation has taken place. There will be ... [more]

Colleen R. Findley Westfall

Nov 25, 2012 - Staff:  Colleen R. Findley Westfall of Riverton died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. She was 57.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26, at Mountain View ... [more]

A nation trembling in fear

Nov 25, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  That seems to be the way regulatory America wants it.

His demeanor suggested a rogue bull elephant.  When he walked down the hall, most people ... [more]

Never eat at a place called 'Moms'

Nov 25, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Nelson Algren, the great Chicago writer, provided American males with three timeless rules for life:
Never play cards with a man named "Doc." Never eat at a ... [more]

We all 'pay the price' when crime suspects are allowed to plead to lesser charges

Nov 25, 2012 - Linda Croteau, Riverton:  Editor:
This is in response to what I've been reading in the papers. Is life really so cheap that people can shoot someone in the back, or kill people in ... [more]

We need the law

Nov 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A recent, prominent case and trial in Fremont County shows exactly why

During the recent trial of the Lander man charged with homicide after the ... [more]