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Wyoming needn't fear science

May 16, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  And we shouldn't refuse to teach it in our schools

Sometimes politics and science get all twisted up.
That's what has happened in Wyoming at the ... [more]

Rules of the road

May 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A horrible accident near Gillette sounds an alarm for everyone

The photograph on page 3 of Thursday's Ranger was more than a spectacular picture of ... [more]

Digest

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wrecked bus was on cruise control
GILLETTE -- Troopers investigating an accident where a bus crashed into a car, triggering an eight-vehicle pileup ... [more]

VA reviewing state records

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Veterans Affairs officials have been reviewing records in Wyoming after a VA nurse in Cheyenne was put on leave for telling employees to falsify ... [more]

Sugar co-op cited over plant death

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has cited the Western Sugar Cooperative with 12 violations stemming from a workplace fatality that ... [more]

Feds eyeing repeal of griz protection

May 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The head of Montana's wildlife agency said Thursday federal officials will seek to lift federal protections from some threatened grizzly bears ... [more]

Citizens aim to raise $47,200 for renovation of library room

May 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A group of Riverton residents has launched a fundraising campaign to refurbish the community room of the Riverton Branch Library.
The upgrade would install a ... [more]

Election filing period opens; 19 residents submit interest

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nineteen Fremont County residents filed as candidates for state and local office Thursday.
The filing period opened Thursday and lasts through May 30 for ... [more]

Ethete man arrested after fight, said he saw devil

May 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police were dispatched just before 10 p.m. Saturday to reports that several men were fighting in a parking lot in the 3000 block of College Hill Drive. ... [more]

Weekend busy for local graduates

May 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Mortarboards will fly this weekend and next as schools across Fremont County have graduation ceremonies.
University of Wyoming Extension graduates were the ... [more]

Jefferson, Xaivong to wed June 4

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jason Jefferson and Dara Xaivong, of Tama, Iowa, have announced their engagement.
Parents of the couple are Will and Shawn Fox of Bismark, N.D., the late ... [more]

David L. Shoup

May 16, 2014 - Staff:  David L. Shoup, of Riverton, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a 10-year battle with multiple sclerosis. He ... [more]

Compassionate family picked up homeless dog on Cooper Road

May 16, 2014 - Angela Rapone, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is to salute the family who picked up the homeless dog on Cooper Road. In a world that can be quite cold and heartless to our four-footed ... [more]

Why didn't writer help the abandoned dog on roadside?

May 16, 2014 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I have a question for Ms. Rood who witnessed a supposed abandoned dog starving on the side of the road.
Why didn't you just feed the dog? Or take ... [more]

Forum describes way for tribes, city to resolve boundary dispute

May 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Michigan residents visited Central Wyoming College on Tuesday to discuss a 2005 boundary dispute in the city of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., that began after a lawsuit ... [more]

School board recognizes Science Olympiad teams

May 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees took a moment during a recent meeting to acknowledge the Riverton Middle School Science Olympiad ... [more]

VA must act now to restore lost confidence

May 16, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The Department of Veterans Affairs' treatment of former service members remains a national disgrace and a betrayal of veterans, who deserve timely medical ... [more]

Deputies to monitor abandoned dog

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  A woman called police at about noon May 9 to report someone abandoning a dog on Cooper Road near Mountain View Cemetery. Officials said the animal had ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page seven cutline for the photo "Connecting" should have said Jordan Cabada drove the ball for a single.

In ... [more]

Wind River alumnus graduates college with high honors

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School graduate Marshall "Colton" Blankenship graduated May 1 from the University of Regia in Latvia.
Blankenship received his Bachelor of ... [more]

Barquin in the mix for team roping title in high school rodeo

May 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kinnear cowgirl Joby Barquin is in contention for the state team roping title after six high school rodeos.
Barquin and partner Nate Rogers of Buffalo are ... [more]

Track regional starts Friday for Riverton Wolverines

May 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seniors Shepp Campbell and Ashtyn Leisy already have qualified for the Class 4-A state track and field meet next week in Casper.
First, the two are hungry for ... [more]

RHS boys await Friday result for regional foe

May 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys soccer team, regular season champions of the Class 4-A West conference, will play at 4 p.m. Friday against the winner of ... [more]

Paxton wins Open qualifier

May 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Easton Paxton played hooky from Riverton High School on Wednesday, but nobody minded.
Paxton fired a 6-under par 66 to win a U.S. Open local ... [more]

Today

May 15, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BARNABY

A daughter was born to Katherine M. Tillman, of Fort Washakie, and Leo E. Barnaby Jr., of Fort Washakie, at 8:14 a.m. March 3, 2014, at ... [more]

WCC not using 'unpredictable' Riverton airport

May 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Catholic College is getting used to taking its business to airports other than Riverton's.
In late 2013, WCC issued a policy regarding traveling in ... [more]

Montana firm obtains county hospice facilities

May 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Montana-based Frontier Home Health and Hospice has acquired seven home health and hospice agencies in Wyoming from Amedisys, Inc.
Frontier currently serves ... [more]

CWC OKs natural gas contract with Seminole

May 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Seminole Energy Services will continue providing natural gas to Central Wyoming College during fiscal year 2015.
The CWC Board of Trustees approved the ... [more]

Taco vendor brings an 'LA experience'

May 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It took about three years for a young couple to start their own business in Fremont County, but persistence finally paid off.
Martin Gonzalez and Yufna ... [more]

Columnist shared the fun essence of traveling

May 15, 2014 - Barb Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
l loved Chris Peck's column on his travels in the April 18 Ranger. First, I had to look up the lyrics to "Marrakesh Express" by Crosby, Stills, Nash ... [more]