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Drought map shows stress areas in state

May 25, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Drought conditions were beginning to show up in parts of Wyoming before the wet weather this week improved the situation.
The U.S. Drought Monitor map ... [more]

Cheney daughter's house buy sparks speculation about political prospects

May 25, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Liz Cheney and her husband have bought a house in Jackson Hole, a move likely to fuel speculation that the daughter of former Vice President Dick ... [more]

Digest

May 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Deaths called murder-suicide
CASPER -- Police have confirmed that a Casper man fatally shot his wife with a .38-caliber revolver before killing ... [more]

Pre-arrangement

May 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's worth asking why the EPA tipped off the state to its Pavillion fracking findings ahead of time
Wyoming residents got a glimpse of some ... [more]

Can you really paint upholstery?

May 25, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Today I'll share with you some more useful tips sent to me by an Internet friend:
- You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it.
- Reynolds ... [more]

RHS production plays entertaining tune

May 25, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck:  The Riverton High School Drama Club's spring musical "Fiddler on the Roof" presents a group of people struggling to balance a precarious existence against ... [more]

Achievers

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  County residents in National Guard recognized
LANDER -- Members of the Wyoming Army National Guard's B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, ... [more]

Wind River announces third-quarter honor rolls

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  Wind River High School
Ninth grade
Principal's list

Robert Buline
A honors
Cole Bossert, J. D. Grindle, Alex Kini, Darcey Maddock, Jordan ... [more]

A. Rex Rogers

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  A. Rex Rogers, 80, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at his home in Riverton.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Davis Funeral Home with the ... [more]

Buster High

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  Former Fremont County resident Buster High, 65, of Winnemucca, Nev., died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in a small plane crash near Green River.
Services were ... [more]

Morality usually trumps doctrine in 'public Christianity'

May 25, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  A non-Christian who read recent newspapers to learn about Christianity might arrive at the following picture: Christianity believes that marriage is between a ... [more]

Today

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
An editing decision affected the meaning of the lead paragraph in Thursday's story about the sentencing of Gerardo Rico-Holguin in a plea ... [more]

Ashdown is Wyoming player of the year

May 24, 2012 - Staff:  She's the third Riverton Wolverine to win the Gatorade honor.
Riverton High School senior and incoming University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer freshman ... [more]

Several past winners in Saltwater field

May 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Defending champ Todd Tanner returns as does four-time winner Steve Schneiter.
Five former Saltwater Classic pro golf title winners are in the 2012 ... [more]

Top amateurs now eligible to win Saltwater

May 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Country Club golf pro Steve Johnson on Wednesday called Brigham Young University golfer Zac Blair one of the top college golfers in the United ... [more]

Former assessor runs for House

May 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After retiring from public office in 2010, former Fremont County Assessor Eileen Oakley is seeking the Republican nomination for the House District 54 seat in ... [more]

On the Black Angus trail

May 24, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Ranchers tour cattle operations in Fremont County

Ranchers and others interested in the Black Angus cattle business converged via the Wyoming Beef ... [more]

Suspended sentence and probation for Rico-Holguin

May 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A judge placed Riverton restaurant owner Gerardo Rico-Holguin on five years of supervised probation with a suspended prison sentence after saying the evidence ... [more]

Driver fell asleep before fatal wreck, says patrol

May 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported Thursday morning that a driver fell asleep at the wheel, resulting in last week's one-vehicle rollover near Shoshoni that ... [more]

Man who endured tragedy speaks Thursday night

May 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Ridley Barron and his family of four loaded their car to return home to Broxton, Ga., from vacationing in Hilton Head, S.C., no one dreamed their lives ... [more]

Digest

May 24, 2012 - Associated Press:  Ranch deal to be discussed
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The University of Wyoming and Colorado State University presidents intend to meet soon to talk about plans ... [more]

New official hired to take charge of work safety

May 24, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced Wednesday the state is hiring a veteran public health official from New Mexico to continue the push to reduce ... [more]

Acid bombs detonated by robots

May 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- Bomb technicians have used robots to detonate explosive devices found just outside Rock Springs, near White Mountain.
Sweetwater County ... [more]

Age-old headline

May 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We've used 'Million Dollar Rain' many
times before, and it's appropriate again


In looking back through the newspaper archive for one of the many ... [more]

Lies, damned lies and advertising

May 24, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  When an anonymous donor pays for a false ad, who you gonna call?

The television commercial is designed to spark outrage. "Billions of taxpayer ... [more]

Disappointing not to get to vote for all commissioners

May 24, 2012 - By Carol Downs, Riverton:  Editor:
I always look forward to the news about the candidates filing for the various offices in an election. This year it has been fun to see who is filing ... [more]

IDEAL program works for students and area businesses

May 24, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  During the last school year, 15 Riverton High School special education students took part in the IDEAL Work program, learning career skills at businesses ... [more]

Thomas E. 'Rusty' Sparks

May 24, 2012 - Staff:  Thomas E. "Rusty" Sparks, 54, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at his home in Lander, with his family present, after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral services are ... [more]

Carl H. Christopherson

May 24, 2012 - Staff:  Carl H. Christopherson, 81, died Sunday, May 20, 2012.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in ... [more]

Today

May 24, 2012 - Staff:  CORRECTION

In Wednesday's Ranger, the page-one story "Fiddler on the Roof" should have said Riverton High School students and children are ... [more]