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Jul 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Another bike rider killed
CASPER -- A New York state man has been killed in an accident while bicycling on a road in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Highway ... [more]

Senate chief says he doubts Hill will face impeachment; report critical

Jul 2, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A special legislative committee investigating Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill released a scathing report Tuesday concluding she failed to ... [more]

Two charged with felonies for ransacking Sinks cabins

Jul 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators say the suspects stayed in each house for several hours "partying and basically ransacking and destroying everything they could get their ... [more]

Riverton's new public services director starts work July 14

Jul 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kyle Butterfield will start work as Riverton's new public services director on July 14.
He was the only finalist for the spot, which was vacated last year by ... [more]

Past museum director to stand trial on charges she stole materials from site

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Carol Thiesse pleaded not guilty Tuesday

The former director of Lander's Pioneer Museum has a tentative trial date of Nov. 3 on charges she stole ... [more]

Fastpitch girls get two wins in tough tourney

Jul 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts the Wyoming state tournament July 11-13.

The Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball team posted a 3-3 record at the Dash-N-Splash ... [more]

Past RPD officer says 'not guilty' to assault

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A former Riverton police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of aggravated assault in Lander District Court. Judge Marvin L. Tyler tentatively set ... [more]

Running to left, and right, of Obama

Jul 2, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Hillary Rodham Clinton wants you to know that when it comes to foreign policy, she's one tough lady. Tougher, say, than President Obama.
Most of Clinton's ... [more]

Alma J. Dolan

Jul 2, 2014 - Staff:  Alma J. Dolan, of Pavillion, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her home. She was 70 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at ... [more]

Deliberately running over an animal 'not a nice thing to do'

Jul 2, 2014 - Nancy Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
Someone is running over cats for the fun of it. We have found six so far on Honor Farm Road and buried them. Three of them were mine. 
I want to go ... [more]

Fun with fireworks

Jul 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  They are enjoyable -- and dangerous -- so follow common-sense guidelines

One of the real delights of the Fourth of July in Wyoming is the availability ... [more]

Anita 'Peggy' Lois St. Clair Nipwater

Jul 2, 2014 - Staff:  Anita "Peggy" Lois St. Clair Nipwater died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Pocatello, Idaho. She was 82 years old.
A traditional Native American viewing was ... [more]

Today

Jul 2, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
DOLAN

Alma J. Dolan, 70, of Pavillion, died Saturday, June 28, at her home. Per her request, cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at ... [more]

Lander hosting half marathon Friday for 35th straight year

Jul 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  A sports mainstay of the Fourth of July holiday in Fremont County returns on Friday as the Lander Half Marathon sends runners to the streets Friday for the ... [more]

Same-sex couples seeking immediate permission to wed

Jul 2, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Four gay couples who have sued to gain the right to marry in Wyoming are asking a judge immediately to rule in their favor after a recent ruling by ... [more]

Digest

Jul 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  New speed limit takes effect
CHEYENNE -- Motorists traveling in Wyoming will soon be able to go a little faster on certain stretches of interstate ... [more]

Man dies when raft capsizes

Jul 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Authorities say an Albany County man has died after a raft capsized on the North Platte River in Carbon County.
Stephen Kaisler, 70, died Thursday ... [more]

Ten states considered for relocating park bison

Jul 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Federal wildlife officials on Monday listed 20 parcels of public lands in 10 states that could be suitable for bison from Yellowstone ... [more]

Raiders sweep Lovell, head to Cody for pair

Jul 1, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In two low-scoring games, the Riverton Raiders swept Lovell 6-4 and 6-2 Tuesday night in an American Legion non-conference baseball doubleheader on the road in ... [more]

Speak up July 8 about future of Riverton's parks

Jul 1, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  They ought to be better utilized and more vibrant than they are now.

What do a nurse, a pizza delivery guy, a bookkeeper,a student and others have in ... [more]

Baker, Tharp help Wyoming 6-man stars whip Nebraska

Jul 1, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wyoming 6-man all-star team used a powerful running game to whip Nebraska 68-26 on Saturday in Bladen, Neb.
Sterling Baker of Dubois scored two rushing ... [more]

Today

Jul 1, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Alvina Rahel Brown, 87, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 25, at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland following a short ... [more]

'Narrow' markets change U.S. health care

Jul 1, 2014 - By Misty Williams, MCT News Service:  ATLANTA -- The cancer had already spread to her abdomen by the time Beth Brock managed to escape from her health insurance nightmare.
The Woodstock business ... [more]

One guarantee in new Iraq crisis: Gas price will rise

Jul 1, 2014 - Samuel G. Erham, Riverton:  Editor:
Whatever is going to happen in Iraq with ISIS conquering territory and taking control of major cities, one thing will be certain. If the United State ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  No paper Friday
From the department of newspaper holiday housekeeping: The Ranger will not publish Friday in commemoration of Independence Day, a ... [more]

Wyoming WIC program updates income guidelines

Jul 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Income guidelines for the special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children Program are being updated once again, according to the Wyoming ... [more]

As revenues solidify, CWC adjusts final budget tally

Jul 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved more than $2 million in changes to its fiscal year 2014 budget.
The move is common as the end of ... [more]

Mosquito spraying under way in Riverton

Jul 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton began its seasonal mosquito mitigation program Monday evening.
The distinctive sound of the vehicle-mounted fogging machine will be heard ... [more]

County budget tops $40 million; large fund held in reserve

Jul 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Public hearing set Monday in Lander

Fremont County Commissioners are proposing a fiscal year 2015 budget totaling just over $40 million. It covers ... [more]

Lloyd C. Pickett

Jul 1, 2014 - Staff:  Lloyd C. Pickett died Monday, June 23, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was 83 years old.
A memorial service will be ... [more]