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Getting Russia's attention

May 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Amid the Ukraine crisis, the U.S. is spanking Russian individuals, not just the government

The world was treated today to the resumption of a sight ... [more]

Digest

May 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gas plant partially operating again
OPAL -- A Wyoming natural gas processing plant is operating at about 40 percent of its typical seasonal level just ... [more]

Zwonitzer changes mind on campaign

May 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Rep. Dan Zwonitzer has withdrawn from the Wyoming secretary of state's race.
The Cheyenne Republican says he decided that he would rather ... [more]

Cloud-seeding report positive

May 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Scientists are encouraged by preliminary research that shows seeding clouds enhanced the amount of snow in winter storms over mountain ranges in ... [more]

Highway patrol car hit by truck

May 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BUFFALO -- A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper is recovering from minor injuries after his parked patrol car was struck by a pickup truck north of Midwest in ... [more]

Woman charged with driving car over boyfriend

May 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman was charged April 21 with two counts of aggravated assault for driving over her boyfriend the week before. The defendant, Teresa Leah Sunrhodes, ... [more]

Warmest weather of year not predicted to bring flooding this weekend

May 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wind River continues to have a moderate to high flood potential this spring, according to the National Weather Service, but experts do not expect high ... [more]

Valdez starts planning move to Riverton and CWC helm

May 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College president-elect Cristobal Valdez informed his current staff Wednesday that he will be moving to Riverton this summer.
He was hired ... [more]

District 25 to ban 'use of e-cigarettes' on school property and vehicles

May 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton plans to revise its policy handbook to clarify a restriction on the use of cigarettes on school ... [more]

Note to our readers

May 1, 2014 - Staff:  Traffic to dailyranger.com has increased dramatically recently, and some visitors are seeing error messages and experiencing slower load times.
Please know ... [more]

Riverton boys now tied for West 4-A soccer lead; Casper schools scheduled

Apr 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team, now tied with Green River for the lead in the Class 4-A West with a 5-1 league record, battles the Casper Natrona ... [more]

Burnett third in Casper rodeo; still has event lead for season

Apr 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A string of barrel racing victories came to an end for Central Wyoming College cowgirl Kaylee Burnett on Sunday when she finished third at the Casper College ... [more]

Tiger soccer boys beat 4-A Kelly Walsh on road in overtime

Apr 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite playing in miserable conditions, Kyle Leemon scored four goals for the Lander Tigers in a 4-2 boys soccer victory at the Class 4-A Casper Kelly Walsh ... [more]

Today

Apr 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
QUIVER

A son was born to Brittney Little Whiteman, of Riverton, at 3:53 p.m. March 24, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

New positions added to county museums

Apr 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board is advertising for new positions at its three locations.
According to countywide museums director Scott Goetz, each museum in ... [more]

Museums board gains new trustee

Apr 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission appointed Carla Crofts to the group and heard complaints from the trustees' administrative assistant who was fired in ... [more]

Want to understand D.C.? Try fiction

Apr 30, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  In real-life Washington, almost no one ever knows the full story -- and those who do aren't telling.

Reading is such an improbable idea -- a miracle, ... [more]

Sterling's punishment was fair as labor relations issue

Apr 30, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver dealt swiftly with allegations of racism against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after an ... [more]

Make early morning flight a priority at the airport

Apr 30, 2014 - Donald Scheilick, Riverton:  Editor:
I have always liked flying from Riverton Regional Airport and have no problem with the small airplanes. They fly just like any other plane. But ... [more]

President Valdez

Apr 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  CWC conducted a thorough, fair hiring process for its new leader

Central Wyoming College has its man.
It's been a long time since our community ... [more]

Digest

Apr 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gas plant fire finally out
OPAL -- A fire at a western Wyoming natural gas processing plant has finally burned out after five days.
A spokesman for ... [more]

Psych profile shows man on death row has full faculties

Apr 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A psychologist has determined Wyoming's lone death row inmate doesn't qualify as intellectually disabled, a finding that closes what could have been ... [more]

Boy from St. Stephen's killed in car wreck south of Laramie

Apr 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials said U.S Highway 287 was icy and snow packed at the time of the crash.

A St. Stephen's boy died Monday after being involved in a ... [more]

Rails to Trails suspect sentenced

Apr 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  John Kalani Potter helped kill one person and permanently injure another person on the recreation path in 2013.

A judge meted out a stiff sentence ... [more]

Flood risk substantial as warmer temps arrive

Apr 30, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Plentiful winter snow and a slow arrival or warm weather winter means increased potential for flooding along some main river basins when the mountain snowpack ... [more]

Valdez will be seventh president

Apr 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  When Dr. Cristobal Valdez takes the helm as president of Central Wyoming College on July 1, he will be seventh person to hold the title.
The college hired ... [more]

CWC picks Valdez: New president takes over July 14

Apr 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees selected Cristobal "Cris" Valdez as its next president during a special meeting Tuesday. The vote was ... [more]

Walter C. Melton

Apr 30, 2014 - Staff:  Walter C. "Carl" Melton died Monday, April 28, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River in Riverton. He was 77 years old.
Cremation has taken ... [more]

Story Telling in the Round - Wednesday, Thursday at CWC

Apr 30, 2014 - Staff:  The Central Wyoming College Diversity Committee has erected a Tipi at the Intertribal Center on its Riverton campus, as it prepares for several events hosted ... [more]

Reducing cost of swimming lessons is a worthy goal

Apr 29, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Only car accidents cause more child-age deaths than drowning. That's why it's so important to take advantage of Riverton's learn-to-swim programs offered ... [more]