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Governor gets gay-marriage petition

Aug 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More than 2,300 signers ask Gov. Matt Mead to quit defending a state law that says marriage can only unite a man and a woman.

CHEYENNE -- Proponents ... [more]

Fraud abounds in talk of science

Aug 6, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  But don't be so skeptical that you view anything new as wrong.

There was an interesting discussion the other day on the radio about scientific ... [more]

Wyoming considers allowing some felons to vote

Aug 6, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering setting up an automatic process to allow some felons to regain their voting rights after they serve their ... [more]

Baby, the rain must fall

Aug 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rare rainy days here bring to mind the inspiration of the songwriter

Central Wyoming does not have a rainy climate.
But that doesn't mean we can't ... [more]

An individual soldier isn't caught up in political debate

Aug 6, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I was deeply troubled the other day when I picked up The Ranger, opened it up and saw the editorial cartoon on the opinion page.
It was a picture of ... [more]

Cheyenne welcomes Green House data center

Aug 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne data center has completed a $35 million expansion, and the state of Wyoming is the center's first customer.
The 35,000-square-foot Green ... [more]

Riverton team 0-4 at fastpitch softball national tournament

Aug 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton U.S. Energy manager Mark Stone felt his team was competitive in a couple of the fastpitch softball games last week at Western Nationals in Gillette, ... [more]

Tuesday rain sets new record in Riverton

Aug 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service office west of Riverton saw .58 inch of rain Tuesday.

The rain falling off-and-on over Fremont County this week is ... [more]

15-year-olds fall 13-8 to Oregon team at regional

Aug 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton trailed early but knotted the game 5-5 in the top of the fourth before the wheels came off the cart in the bottom of the fourth, as Union County ... [more]

Wyoming wild horse roundup challenged

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wild horse preservation groups are challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plan to remove about 800 horses from areas in southern ... [more]

New coach promising different style of play for Cowboy football

Aug 5, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Craig Bohl said the new Cowboys offense will grind out yards during time-consuming drives intended to keep the Wyoming defense rested and the ball out of ... [more]

Commission OKs tax rate for current fiscal year

Aug 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners have approved property tax rates for the current fiscal year, which began July 1 and lasts through June 30, 2015.
The county is ... [more]

Rain washed out fun event

Aug 5, 2014 - Karen Peden, Riverton:  Editor:
In this area we take all the rain we can get and are grateful for it. I do wish the rainstorm on Friday, July 11, would have waited a few hours. The ... [more]

Today

Aug 5, 2014 - Staff:  Community calendar
WEDNESDAY
Riverton Welcome to Central Wyoming College President Valdez
is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck ... [more]

Zetta Valera (Val) Woolner

Aug 5, 2014 - Staff:  Zetta Valera (Val) Woolner died after a four-year battle with cancer Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Rawlins. She was 52 years ... [more]

Doctor visit means hundreds of miles for some veterans

Aug 5, 2014 - By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- For millions of veterans living in rural America, the challenges of accessing an overburdened and scandal-plagued health care system go ... [more]

Gonorrhea case reports spiking in state

Aug 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  With a significantly increased number of reported gonorrhea cases this year the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents that preventing the spread ... [more]

Couple kept child in cage, police say

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Authorities in Wyoming are pressing felony charges against a man and a woman, alleging they kept a 7-year-old child in an outdoor cage.
The child's ... [more]

Trailer, cars destroyed by fire

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A young boy playing with a lighter may have started the fire that destroyed a trailer home Sunday on Rendezvous Road south of Riverton.
No one was injured in ... [more]

State relieved to have highway money

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming highway officials say they're relieved Congress funded highway construction through May but disappointed lawmakers didn't come up with a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wet one
No one will ever confuse the Riverton Valley with Puget Sound, but we are having what seems to be a wetter warm-weather season than normal. ... [more]

Anti-poverty talk from unlikely source

Aug 5, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Quick quiz: Which potential 2016 presidential candidate had this to say about federal anti-poverty programs last week?.
"What do we want? A healthy economy -- ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Short rentals nixed in Jackson
JACKSON -- Homeowners in most parts of Teton County will no longer be allowed to rent out their properties for short-term ... [more]

Mosbrucker takes top prize at demo derby

Aug 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's Bret Mosbrucker was declared the winner Saturday night at the annual demolition derby at the Fremont County Fairgrounds
The derby wrapped up the ... [more]

New CWC Lander center to cost $850,000 more than estimated

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved an extra $850,000 for the construction of a new facility in Lander.
Administrators said bids for ... [more]

Keith Miller Dow Jr.

Aug 5, 2014 - Staff:  Keith Miller Dow Jr., of Ponemah, Minn., died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Red Lake Hospital in Red Lake, Minn. He was 28 years old.
A funeral service was ... [more]

Raffle raising funds for upgrades at visitor center

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Organizers of the annual Sinks Canyon State Park raffle are encouraging nature enthusiasts to buy tickets for the chance to win one of three full framed and ... [more]

County takes new look at consolidation of fair sites

Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Laramie County Fair officials say the savings from consolidating from two locations to one could reach $100,000 a year, twice as much as earlier ... [more]

Season ends for Riverton 14-year-old champs

Aug 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton team did hand regional semifinalst North Washington its only loss.

Riverton finished a remarkable summer with a 1-3 record at the ... [more]

Coroner race takes shape with pair of GOP candidates

Aug 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Stratmoen and Weigel competing

A contest for Fremont County Coroner has been uncommon in recent elections, but the announced retirement of longtime ... [more]