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Baxter receives seat-belt survivor award

Jul 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say Alexandra Baxter's buckled seat belt saved her life May 28 when her passenger vehicle rolled two-and-a-half times on Paradise Valley Road near ... [more]

CWC students named to honor roll, dean's list

Jul 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's 2014 spring semester grades have been computed and 87 students were named to the president's honor roll for earning a 4.0 GPA while ... [more]

Florida governor's stumbles worry some in GOP

Jul 11, 2014 - By Brendan Farrington and Gary Fineout, The Associated Press:  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger ... [more]

College 'chooses to ignore' local talent when hiring

Jul 11, 2014 - Shirley Benson, Riverton:  Editor:
Respectfully, I disagree with Ron Granger, vice president of administrative services at Central Wyoming College. In the June 8 issue of The Ranger, ... [more]

Rules for pleasant family gatherings

Jul 11, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  They worked for me on the Fourth, and Labor Day approaches

The Fourth of July is in the rear view mirror for another year.
Now it's safe to talk ... [more]

Voting early

Jul 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sometimes necessity requires it, but there are good reasons to wait

The 2014 Wyoming primary election still is more than a month away, but you can ... [more]

Digest

Jul 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park tour bus crash hurts seven
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- A bus carrying Asian tourists flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National ... [more]

Earhart search sponsor wants to move forward on lawsuit

Jul 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming man who paid $1 million to sponsor a search for Amelia Earhart's missing airplane is asking a federal judge not to dismiss his fraud ... [more]

Prime land in Teton park being appraised for swap

Jul 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State and federal officials are negotiating terms and conditions for an upcoming reappraisal of valuable state land located within the boundaries of ... [more]

Vintage games, anvil blasting featured at Gold Rush Days

Jul 11, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The two-day annual event begins Saturday in South Pass City.

Gold Rush Days in South Pass City are set to kick off Saturday.
The South Pass City ... [more]

Impounded van might be linked to vehicle thefts

Jul 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Police have impounded a suspect vehicle in connection with a string of thefts reported recently in Riverton.
The silver Chrysler Town and Country contained ... [more]

Construction begins at new justice center

Jul 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In a fitting scene for Fremont County, dignitaries turned the first ceremonial spadefuls of dirt for the Riverton justice center on Friday before a back drop ... [more]

Norman 'Norm' Davis

Jul 11, 2014 - Staff:  Norman "Norm" Davis, of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. He was 85 years old.
A private family service will be at ... [more]

James 'Jim' Anthony Sable

Jul 11, 2014 - Staff:  James "Jim" Anthony Sable, of Lander, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. He was 91 years old.
Memorial services will be at ... [more]

Womens' half marathon finish went down to wire in Fourth of July racing

Jul 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marina Fleming and Tiffany Hartpence were less than four minutes apart Friday for the race for the women's title in the Lander Half Marathon.
Fleming climbed ... [more]

State fastpitch this weekend in Riverton; 35 teams coming

Jul 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's U.S. Energy team is a contender for the state girls championship.

A couple of Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball teams have focused ... [more]

Today

Jul 10, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACKBURN

Yvette R. Blackburn, 50, of Arapahoe, died Friday, July 4, in Casper. Funeral services were Thursday, July 10, at 50 Miller Lane in ... [more]

Immense haul bodies designed by Westech

Jul 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Imagine driving your local public swimming pool down the highway at 30 mph, and you have an idea of the size of Westech's water tanks. The huge vessels, ... [more]

Westech serves global energy economy from shop in Mills

Jul 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- One of the prevalent political catch phrases of the day is "global economy." We hear and read about this concept often but it rarely appears on our ... [more]

Timing on the new Cindy Hill probe worked out in advance

Jul 10, 2014 - Lyle Williams, Evanston:  Editor:
Timing is everything. Some of my friends and I have been befuddled by the recent rule changes made by Tom Lubnau's  "investigative committee" looking ... [more]

Lack of financial regs leaves U.S. too vulnerable

Jul 10, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Six years since the financial industry had to be resuscitated by the federal government, the American economy still remains at risk from another catastrophic ... [more]

How we got from there to here

Jul 10, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  It's well worth remembering, even 238 years later

How old was our country on its last birthday?
Did I hear someone moan, "History ... boring ... ... [more]

Our summer festival

Jul 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton Rendezvous truly comes close to 'something for everyone'

One of the tired-out phrases employed to promote an event or destination is ... [more]

Absentee voting beginning for primary election

Jul 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Absentee voting is now open for Wyoming's primary election.
The 40-day period for absentee voting began Thursday and ends on Aug. 18, the day ... [more]

ID made in murder case after 31 years

Jul 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A homicide victim found in northern Wyoming nearly 31 years ago has been identified as Mary Lynn Andersen, a Gillette resident who had moved to the ... [more]

Digest

Jul 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Four finalists for Cody administrator
CODY -- Cody officials have identified four finalists for the job of city administrator.
The Cody Enterprise ... [more]

Hot spot melting road in Yellowstone

Jul 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and ... [more]

Owen Fire containment at 80 percent

Jul 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Firefighters have extinguished spot fires created by a larger wildfire burning southwest of Laramie in the Medicine Bow National Forest.
The ... [more]

Sister-in-law of current commissioner running for shot to challenge her

Jul 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A St. Stephen's woman is running as a Republican for Fremont County Commission District 1. Valaira Whiteman said she hopes to bring a personal touch to the ... [more]

Unusual public sexual assault case bound to District Court

Jul 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man is facing felony charges for the alleged groping of a young woman on a path along a canal. If convicted of the one count of third-degree sexual ... [more]