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Oct 10, 2014 - Staff:  Births
LILLY

A daughter was born to Crystal Benally of Riverton and Gabriel Lilly of Riverton at 12:56 p.m. July 10 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Wyoming must 'focus on our connection' to climate change

Oct 10, 2014 - Donn Kesselheim, Lander:  Editor:
To the participants in the Wyoming gubernatorial campaign debates scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 on Wyoming PBS:
Wyoming's current ... [more]

A match made in kindergarten

Oct 10, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Many years later, my son and his new wife reconnected

My son Cody married his first-grade sweetheart over the weekend.
More than 200 people ... [more]

Free parking

Oct 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The city is right not to impose parking regulations on the free lot

The front-page picture on Thursday's Ranger tells Riverton all it needs to know ... [more]

Digest

Oct 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State eyes uranium regs
LARAMIE -- An interim legislative committee is considering a proposal under which Wyoming would take over regulation of uranium ... [more]

Murdered teen begged for life

Oct 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A young Wyoming man with a gunshot wound to his stomach was on his knees begging for his life when a 16-year-old who had opened fire into a group of ... [more]

Superintendent candidates face off in debate

Oct 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Candidates hoping to be Wyoming's next superintendent of public instruction squared off over the federal government's role in crafting education ... [more]

RHS marching band competes in invite ahead of state contest

Oct 10, 2014 - By Susan Lockhart, Northern Wyoming Daily News:  WORLAND -- Pirates, zombies and band instruments filled Warrior Stadium in Worland on Tuesday for the Northern Wyoming Marching Invitational.
The competition ... [more]

Online textbooks new feature at CWC

Oct 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials hope the resource will reduce the cost of college attendance and eliminate at least one barrier to higher education.

Open access online ... [more]

Student-built duplex in city receives LEED certification

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  A student-built duplex in Riverton has earned the distinction of being the first student-built LEED-certified building in the state, and it is the first ... [more]

FBLA and Kiwanis hosting a coat drive

Oct 10, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Lander's Future Business Leaders of America and Kiwanis groups are teaming up for the second annual Coats for Kids coat drive.
Lander Valley High School FBLA ... [more]

Wind River senior earns National Merit honor

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School senior Robert Buline has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
A letter of commendation from ... [more]

Riverton woman enrolls at Brenau University

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jennifer Capozzi of Riverton is one of 609 new students enrolled at Brenau University for the fall semester.
Brenau University enrolls roughly 3,000 students ... [more]

CWC alumnae present science project

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College alumnae Gigi Holley and Ruth Law presented their thermophile research project at the Community College Undergraduate Research ... [more]

Hearing could clear way for same-sex marriage

Oct 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A federal court hearing next week could enable same-sex couples to begin getting marriage licenses in Wyoming.
Four same-sex couples and a gay-rights advocacy ... [more]

County ambulance response time getting faster

Oct 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's ambulances are hitting the road nearly a full minute sooner than a year ago.

When someone needs an ambulance, there's no time to ... [more]

Man arrested after brandishing gun at probation officers visiting home

Oct 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  James A. Crow, 46, of Riverton, was arrested after brandishing a gun at two probation and parole agents during a home visit Tuesday evening.
The agents said ... [more]

Woman in hammer murder case agrees to testify against others

Oct 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A woman charged in a murder case has agreed to testify against her two co-defendants and plead guilty in exchange for a lower charge.
She pinned most of the ... [more]

Today

Oct 8, 2014 - Staff:  Births
JORDAN

A son was born to Tina Jordan of Green Bay, Wis., and Sean Jordan of Rawlins at 8:24 a.m. June 9 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Today

Oct 7, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GAMBLER

Monica Jo Gambler, 11, of Ethete, died Saturday, Oct. 4, in Fort Washakie. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at ... [more]

CWC runner in top 10 at Billings

Oct 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College runner Tristan Mitchell finished in the top 10 at the Montana State University Billings Yellowjacket Invitational meet on Friday. ... [more]

Wyoming Indian manages touchdown in Friday loss to Shoshoni footballers

Oct 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni now has won two straight games and will play Wind River on Thursday.

SHOSHONI -- The tempo of the game was set in the first 12 minutes, ... [more]

Tigers 0-5 for season after loss to Buffalo

Oct 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Buffalo earned a hard-fought 27-19 decision Friday over the Lander Valley High School Tigers in a Class 3-A East football conference game.
It was the first ... [more]

Settlemire breaks decades-old team record

Oct 5, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Jordan Settlemire broke a nearly 30-year-old team record in the 100-yard butterfly to cap off her home swimming career during the Senior Recognition Triangular ... [more]

Uden expresses mixed feelings about murder of ex-wife, two sons

Oct 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Few people know how it feels to conceal a crime for 33 years, much less one as serious as killing three people. Gerald Uden, however, carried the secret that ... [more]

Suspect spurs city schools to initiate 'stay put' procedure

Oct 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School was on "stay put" mode for about 15 minutes Tuesday after a 21-year-old Arapahoe man reportedly caused an altercation in the school ... [more]

Deputies arrest Wyoming driver in hit-and-run

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Nebraska authorities have arrested a Wyoming driver who they say ran over a pedestrian and sped off.
The Scotts Bluff Sheriff's Office ... [more]

Fifth season of Lander Met Opera begins

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library Met Opera will open its fifth season with Guiseppe Verdi's "Macbeth" at 11 a.m. Saturday.
This story of ambition takes place in the ... [more]

Hunting with Heroes

Oct 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Group plans outings for veterans to thank them for their service

By all standards, Hunting With Heroes organized a successful outing Sept. 20 near ... [more]

Resilience required for S.D. ranchers after 2013 storm

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  PHILIP, S.D. -- Mark Buchholz is a man of faith. You have to be, in his line of work.
Like other western South Dakota ranchers, he took a drubbing one year ago ... [more]