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Second-degree murder suspect chooses to delay initial hearing

Sep 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Nickelson remains in jail on $1 million cash-only bond for allegedly shooting Lucas Myhre.

A Riverton man charged with second-degree murder in a ... [more]

CWC rodeo season opens

Sep 18, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College cowboy Stetson Jorgensen didn't stay aboard his saddle bronc Sunday at the Rustler Roundup Rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in ... [more]

Today

Sep 18, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
COMER

Sandra Comer, 63, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 8, in Salt Lake City.

MYHRE
Lucas Michael Myhre, 27, died ... [more]

Sandra J. 'Sammy' Comer

Sep 18, 2012 - Staff:  Sandra J. "Sammy" Comer, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Salt Lake City after a hard battle with pulmonary arterial hypertension. She ... [more]

Joseph R. 'Joe' Armstrong

Sep 18, 2012 - Staff:  Joseph R. "Joe" Armstrong, of Riverton, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at his home in Riverton. He was 93 years old.
Celebration of life services were Saturday, ... [more]

Clinics offering flu vaccine to veterans

Sep 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Sheridan VAMC and its seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics have flu vaccine available for veterans. Veterans can go to any VA clinic or drive through ... [more]

Tough Enough to be a Wolverine

Sep 18, 2012 - By Jeremy Hill:  Be part of the effort at Friday's RHS football game

Cresting Beaver Rim as I dropped down from Sweetwater Station in mid-July, an overwhelming sense ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hazy days
"Areas of smoke," says the weather forecast. One of those "areas" is the Wind River Basin, at least from the Midvale area to the mountains. ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire is not simply a 'science project'

Sep 18, 2012 - Dan Durrelle, Riverton:  Editor:
Steven R. Peck's editorial in The Ranger the other day about the air pollution caused by the fire up by Sage Creek was on the money. I have read the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  New fire close to houses
PINEDALE -- Firefighters are trying to protect homes from a new wildfire burning in western Wyoming.
The Chall Creek Fire was ... [more]

SkyWest to replace Great Lakes in Laramie

Sep 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- SkyWest Airlines will begin offering flights at Laramie Regional Airport beginning Nov. 4.
Airport manager Jack Skinner said the St. George, ... [more]

House bill cuts $700M AML fund

Sep 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming stands to lose up to $700 million over the next decade under a six-month budget extension expected to win approval in Washington.
Last week, the U.S. ... [more]

Hard braking cited in airplane wreck report

Sep 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The crop duster was damaged June 3 on a dirt airstrip in the Hidden Valley area.

A pilot's loss of control combined with excessive braking while ... [more]

Police: Teen was huffing before wreck

Sep 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials cited Gentry Blackburn, 19, of Riverton, for driving under the influence and driving without a license at about 9:20 a.m. Saturday after he ... [more]

State populaton aging more quickly

Sep 18, 2012 - By Becky Orr, For The Associated Press:  By 2030, an estimated 32.2 percent of the state's population will be 60 years old or older.

Wyoming is starting to show its age, betrayed by a few ... [more]

Wolf hunting won't be legal on Wind River Reservation

Sep 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When the state opens wolves to hunting next month following their planned delisting as an endangered species, the Wind River Indian Reservation will continue ... [more]

Most Riverton schools come up short of 2012 AYP standard

Sep 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Education on Tuesday released 2012 Adequate Yearly Progress results for schools throughout the state.
AYP is the accountability ... [more]

Two victories keep Rustlers perfect in Region IX

Sep 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College won a pair of road Region IX volleyball matches Friday and Saturday to remain perfect in the league standings.
The Rustlers defeated ... [more]

Seventh-place showings for CWC men, women at home

Sep 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Gillette college won the women's and men's team titles, and the University of Wyoming finished second in both.

Central Wyoming College sophomore ... [more]

Kister becomes second RHS swimmer to hit state 'Q' time

Sep 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Karissa Kister became the newest RHS Lady Wolverine swimmer to qualify for the state high school swim meet during the Riverton Invitational swim meet held ... [more]

Wranglers mistake prone in one-point loss

Sep 16, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was Shoshoni's first loss of the season.

BURLINGTON -- Burlington rallied to a 22-21 win Friday over visiting Shoshoni after trailing the ... [more]

Lander splits volleyball matches with Powell and Mountain View

Sep 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  All the key points in the fifth and final set on Thursday night went the right way for Lander Valley High School in a Class 3-A West volleyball conference ... [more]

Cougars roll over WIHS Chiefs 47-0

Sep 16, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian fell to 0-3 on the year and is still looking for its first score of 2012.

PAVILLION -- Wind River rolled over Fremont County rival ... [more]

Rollercoaster levels out for Riverton spikers in split with Casper teams

Sep 16, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  From Riverton High School head volleyball head coach Adrian McNamee's perspective, her team's season is like a rollercoaster ride. But in using the metaphor to ... [more]

Wolverines solid in 26-7 road win over Cody

Sep 16, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton is 1-2 heading into this Friday's conference opener vs. Rawlins at Wolverine Field.

CODY -- It may be too early in the season to say the ... [more]

Strong LVHS boys win their home cross country meet

Sep 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Senior Beau Green believes the Lander Valley High School boys cross country team is on track to make a run at the Class 3-A state title next month in ... [more]

Tigers finally score but fall 20-14 Friday to Jackson

Sep 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Strides were made by Lander Valley High School on the football field Friday night in a 20-14 loss to Jackson in Teton County.
LVHS coach Doug Hughes liked the ... [more]

Neglected cattle putting both the livestock and human beings in danger

Sep 16, 2012 - Caroline Mills, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
I am writing to voice my concern about the cows that have been allowed to stray onto the roadway on Trout Creek Road in Fort Washakie.
I live on ... [more]

When there's good news, say it

Sep 16, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  No one wants to hear good news.
While that's a generality on its best day, it seems that bad news always spreads quicker than something positive.
State ... [more]

GOP lucky Clinton can't run again

Sep 16, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In the last 76 years -- since Franklin Roosevelt carried 46 of the then 48 states against Republican Alf Landon -- just one Democratic ... [more]