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Aug 1, 2014 - Staff:  Community calendar
SUNDAY

Curt Gottshall Meet and Greet is noon to 2 p.m. at North Side Park in Lander. Gottshall is an Independent candidate for U.S. ... [more]

Wind River Middle School announces spring honor roll

Aug 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

Perea named July Cadet of the Month

Aug 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  The National Guard Youth Foundation has announced that Serena Perea, a graduate of the Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy in Guernsey, is the July Cadet of the ... [more]

Negotiating fairgrounds traffic this year is 'such a hassle'

Aug 1, 2014 - Brett Farling, Riverton:  Editor:
Oh, my goodness, what a mess. Trying to get in or out of the fairgrounds this week has been such a hassle. When it rained besides, everything was even ... [more]

A chem teacher with sense of humor

Aug 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  That was Bob Mower, a classroom legend in his own time

Bob Mower's obituary flipped on my memory switch, and the light made me smile.
Mr. Mower was ... [more]

Pavillion report

Aug 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  State is right not to give gas company a sneak preview

It always seemed such a poor idea for the State of Wyoming to delay releasing its official ... [more]

Digest

Aug 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Trial called off in nose biting
CODY -- A lawsuit stemming from an assault that cost a Cody man part of his nose is close to being resolved.
A trial ... [more]

Man shot by police gets three years probation

Aug 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Officers say he failed to drop a gun during a standoff.

GERING, Neb. -- A 29-year-old Wyoming man who was shot by a Nebraska police officer during a ... [more]

Long-lost WWI gas mask rediscovered in S.D. pawn shop

Aug 1, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The item was stolen from the Wyoming State Museum nearly a century ago.

CHEYENNE -- A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing ... [more]

Bills to toughen poaching rules eyed by lawmakers

Aug 1, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  A legislative committee meets Tuesday in Thermopolis to work on the possible laws.

A Wyoming legislative committee is preparing to discuss two ... [more]

Autopsy done in shooting death; no ID confirmed yet

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials on Friday still had not confirmed the identity of the man who was fatally shot by a federal officer Tuesday on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Park to host variety of birds in education event Sunday

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sunset Park will be bursting with birds at 3 p.m. Sunday during Central Wyoming Aviary's first-ever Parrot Rescue Awareness Day.
"There will be little birds, ... [more]

Carolyn Louise Anesi

Aug 1, 2014 - Staff:  Carolyn Louise Anesi died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. She was 88 years old.
A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. ... [more]

Around the fair: Aug. 1

Aug 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  - The hefty steer of Hannah Nicol, 16, of Fort Washakie, has been misbehaving quite a bit, most likely because of the heat, she said.
"On weigh day he got ... [more]

Stacey Louis Swank

Aug 1, 2014 - Staff:  Stacey Louis Swank, of Riverton, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home. He was 46 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and no services have been ... [more]

Kids soak up fun at Science Zone

Aug 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A closer look into the insides of a squid awed the collective audience Thursday at the Fremont Center during the dissection demonstration at the Fremont County ... [more]

Stone challenging Hornecker for county sheriff job

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Mark Stone doesn't want to wait any longer to serve the citizens of Fremont County as sheriff.
He says he thought about running for election four years ago ... [more]

Charles Robert Tucker

Aug 1, 2014 - Staff:  Charles Robert Tucker died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 94 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no ... [more]

Deland L. Robertson Jr.

Aug 1, 2014 - Staff:  Deland L. Robertson Jr. died of natural causes Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Benefis Health System in Great Falls, Mont. He was 41 years old.
Wake services will ... [more]

Janet Louise Peck

Aug 1, 2014 - Staff:  Janet Louise Peck died after a lengthy illness Monday, July 21, 2014, in Casper. She was 54 years old.
Cremation has taken place. A service will be Saturday, ... [more]

Today

Jul 31, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one story "Federal criticism occupies much of Republican forum" should have said Jillian Balow is a candidate ... [more]

Spectator's guide to jousting

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Though a full-contact jousting tournament is set for Thursday in the Fremont County Fair's Grand Arena, few Wyomingites are familiar with the rules of the ... [more]

UW president wants greater cooperation with energy industry

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  University of Wyoming president Richard C. McGinity of Crowheart wants the school to work more closely with the state mining industry during his time at the ... [more]

Don't delay vaccination for measles

Jul 31, 2014 - The Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram:  Tarrant County, Texas, residents got a sobering reminder of how important it is to vaccinate children when public health officials last week confirmed the ... [more]

The many weapons of summer

Jul 31, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  From Popsicle sticks to water bottles, we got them all

August begins Friday, but it has already marked its approach with summery debris: Popsicle ... [more]

Put Rails to Trails troublemakers in jail, not counseling sessions

Jul 31, 2014 - John Stroehecker, Riverton:  Editor:
I live along the Rails to Trails path. My girlfriend and I used to walk on the trail until it became unsafe due to young juveniles who would challenge ... [more]

Change at the top

Jul 31, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Central Wyoming College is seeing it, and everyone is involved

One of several tests to prove the worth of any institution is how well it handles ... [more]

Digest

Jul 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Laramie to get 10-screen theater
LARAMIE -- A developer plans to build a 10-screen movie theater, a sports bar and a retail building in eastern ... [more]

Work on Gillette airport road to begin

Jul 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Campbell County is spending $870,000 to realign a road at the Gillette-Campbell County Airport, but general passenger traffic should not be ... [more]

VA wants to fire officials accused of adjusting data, including Wyoming

Jul 31, 2014 - By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.
The VA said ... [more]