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Poker run raising funds for mine restoration

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Friends of South Pass is hosting Run for the Gold, an ATV poker run and mine tour, on Aug. 31 at the state historic site.
Funds raised with the event will ... [more]

District 21 board reviews student progress on tests

Aug 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees has reviewed results from the Measures of Academic Progress and Standardized Testing and Reporting ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Missing student found dead in park
MOOSE -- A Russian student who went missing in Grand Teton National Park has been found dead.
The body of ... [more]

Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

Aug 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MILLS (AP) -- A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car ... [more]

County pushes state to establish funding disbursement system

Aug 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The program had been collecting money for five years, but rules for distributing it had never been finished.

Casting about for financial help for the ... [more]

Malek retiring from candidacy

Aug 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Joe Malek of Lander -- who could be described as a "perennial candidate" for local office -- is hanging up his campaign hat for good after losing to incumbent ... [more]

Paying for wildland fires

Aug 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's time the federal government updated an outmoded funding model for this crucial function

Wyoming can thank two things for its easy wildfire ... [more]

Man arrested after falling on officer

Aug 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sistenes Tofoya, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for battery and resisting arrest Aug. 17 after reportedly falling on top of an officer in the parking lot of ... [more]

Alice Uden to be sentenced for killing husband in 1970s

Aug 24, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The 75-year-old faces at least 20 years in prison but could get up to a life sentence.

CHEYENNE -- Alice and Gerald Uden were quietly living out their ... [more]

Instructors take home lessons from education conference

Aug 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Education held its Fifth Annual Native American Education Conference on Aug. 12 and 13 at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
The ... [more]

Help take care of 1838 site before it is too late

Aug 24, 2014 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
I was requested to have a portable toilet at the 1838 rendezvous site for use Aug. 15, 16 and 17 by the Riverton Jaycees, who had a permit to at the ... [more]

Giving land a voice

Aug 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Organizations seek to shield parts of Shoshone National Forest from motorized use

Flying at 14,000 feet gives an entirely different perspective of ... [more]

WCC volunteers on a 10-day conservation project in county

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The crews helped with resource management work on Crooks Creek, Middle Cottonwood and Cooper Creek.

Wyoming Conservation Corp recently volunteered ... [more]

UW to host symposium marking the end of water adjudication

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A lengthy, high-profile and often contentious case involving the adjudication of water rights in Wyoming's Wind-Big Horn River system is the subject of a Sept. ... [more]

Authorities arrest Ethete man after 'abduction'

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Richard Whiteman, 24, of Ethete, was arrested for criminal entry and interference with police Aug. 15 after a woman accused him of abducting her ... [more]

The way it was: Primary election -- 1968

Aug 24, 2014 - Staff:  Wyoming's legislative seats weren't narrowed by districts in 1968. Candidates ran countywide, with the top finishers in each party nominated, and the top five ... [more]

Crowing rooster ruffles feathers in Riverton

Aug 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The man housing the bird told officers the animal would be "taken care of."

Riverton police were called to investigate the "possible presence of a ... [more]

Uncle Ralph was no TV-show relative

Aug 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins was important to me as a kid.

Television has denigrated the role of fathers to buffoons or at best, ... [more]

BLM firefighters assist with prescribed burns near Ocean Lake

Aug 24, 2014 - By Sarah Beckwith, BLM Public Affairs Specialist:  The project removed more than 20 years of cattails and other herbaceous buildup.

Even though wildfire season is just now peaking in Wyoming, it's ... [more]

Dalton 'Dick' Hamilton

Aug 23, 2014 - Staff:  Dalton "Dick" Hamilton, of Hudson, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He was 84 years old.
A graveside service with military honors will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. ... [more]

Riverton ought to change its nickname to 'Weed City'

Aug 22, 2014 - By Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to express my support for the idea of changing the nickname of our fair city on the welcome signs from ... [more]

Public health first

Aug 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the time being, no exceptions to mosquito fogging in Riverton
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are in Riverton. In response, insecticide ... [more]

Hits and misses on primary predictions

Aug 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you're going to write a newspaper column predicting the outcome of an election, then it's only fair to write a follow-up to check how well you did. Hence, ... [more]

Today

Aug 22, 2014 - Staff:  Correction
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "West Nile virus detected in city" should have said the Environmental Protection Agency regulates ... [more]

Melvyn 'Andy' Anderson

Aug 22, 2014 - Staff:  Melvyn "Andy" Anderson, of Hudson, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his home. He was 73 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at ... [more]

Library hosting Reader's Run 5k

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  The public is invited to participate in the Reader's Run 5k on Oct. 4 at the Lander Library.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the run starts at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Moriarty, Finch marry

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sarah Marie Moriarty and Benjamin Thomas Finch were married July 10, 2014, at the Kiwanis Community House in Cheyenne. The groom's brother, A. Lucas Finch, a ... [more]

Deshaw, Coen to wed Saturday

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shawna Marine Deshaw of Fort Washakie and George "Bob" Coen of Riverton have announced their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Cindy Deshaw and ... [more]

Elders honor gravesite found on school grounds

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees held a ceremony to honor a gravesite found on the grounds of the school.
The site sat behind the ... [more]

Van Dijks invite families to paint community memorial

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Residents will have the opportunity Saturday to be a part of a lasting memorial for Noah and Zephy van Dijk -- two children who died in a house fire July 15 on ... [more]