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Easy wins Tuesday for Barrasso and Lummis

Nov 7, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso won his first, full six-year Senate term and Rep. Cynthia Lummis beat her Democratic challenger to hold ... [more]

Voters back optional 1 percent tax

Nov 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Strong support in Lander and Riverton carried the day for the optional 1 percent sales tax.
For the most part, large margins in Fremont County's two largest ... [more]

Voter turnout similar to the 2008 election

Nov 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese said 17,078 people voted in Tuesday's election.
The figure is higher than the 16,219 registered voters reported, but Freese ... [more]

In razor-thin count, Goggles beats Allen

Nov 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Twenty-six votes in Tuesday's election were enough to send Democrat Patrick Goggles back to Cheyenne for a fifth term. Goggles defeated Republican challenger ... [more]

Incumbents keep seats in contested city council races

Nov 7, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As the final results trickled in, Riverton City Council members and former hopefuls commented on the outcome of the election and their future plans.

Ward ... [more]

Today

Nov 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ANDRE

Julia 'Judy" Andre, 79, of Riverton, died Friday, Nov. 2, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at ... [more]

Julia Mae 'Judy' Becnel Andre

Nov 6, 2012 - Staff:  Julia Mae "Judy" Becnel Andre, of Riverton, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 79 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Chad R. Fawson

Nov 6, 2012 - Staff:  Chad R. Fawson, of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, near Dickinson, N.D., as the result of an accident. He was 37 years old.
Funeral services will be ... [more]

Nursing home earns five-star rating

Nov 6, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Morning Star Care Center, a nursing home facility located in Fort Washakie, has been ranked five out of five stars by the U.S. Department of Health and ... [more]

Generally speaking, some election day guesses

Nov 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  At last, election day is here, and with it my biennial list of ballot predictions. What follows does not necessarily match my own voting. Unless otherwise ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Election night at The Ranger
We have reached election day 2012. It's taken awhile, but we're here. As it has on every primary and general election ... [more]

Digest

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Familiar pedestrian bridge reopens
LARAMIE -- The landmark pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks in downtown Laramie has reopened full-time after ... [more]

Man wounds self

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A 40-year-old man is recovering from accidentally shooting himself in the leg while cleaning his .45-caliber handgun.
The man was treated and ... [more]

GOP looks to grow Capitol advantage

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming's Republican Party is looking to expand its dominance in the state Legislature -- but third-party candidates add a new dimension in ... [more]

Free-roaming bison plan in judge's hands

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A legal dispute over whether migrating bison can roam freely across 70,000 acres outside Yellowstone National Park is before a Montana judge ... [more]

Top of the ballot looks good for GOP

Nov 6, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis apparently hold all the cards in their respective races on Election Day.
Barrasso and Lummis ... [more]

Early voting goes smoothly at polling places

Nov 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Election day in Riverton was going smoothly Tuesday morning, thanks in part to preparatory work completed Monday by Fremont County Clerk staff.
"We were so ... [more]

Toddler killed when backed over accidentally

Nov 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's office is investigating the death of 18-month-old Derek Meeks Jr., who died Monday after being struck by a vehicle Saturday off of ... [more]

Shooting victim under influence of meth; baby died of asphyxia

Nov 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Lucas Myhre died of multiple gunshot wounds during an incident Sept. 13 at an apartment complex in Riverton.

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has ... [more]

Shoshoni places three on all-state VB roster

Nov 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Shoshoni High School volleyball players landed a spot on the Class 2-A all-state list to complete a highly successful season.
SHS seniors KayLee Fegler, ... [more]

No RHS hoops team has ever prepared more than this one

Nov 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The shape of an American football, I guess, is defined as a prolate spheroid with pointed ends. I'm not really sure what that means. A football is shaped, ... [more]

ROOT Sports to Televise Six Cowboy Basketball Games

Nov 5, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Nov. 5, 2012) - The University of Wyoming Athletics Department, ROOT SPORTS and Learfield Sports announced Monday that six Cowboy basketball ... [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]