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Industry, opponents argue fracking before high court

Nov 21, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Attorneys for the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission oilfield services company Halliburton argued that individual chemicals used in fracking are ... [more]

Slow growth in region predicted by banker survey

Nov 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- The overall index in a new monthly survey matches the previous index and also suggests the economy will continue growing at a slow pace in rural ... [more]

Security at center of planning for justice facility

Nov 21, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Security features for the proposed Riverton justice center steered most of the discussion during the Fremont County Commission meeting Tuesday.
In particular, ... [more]

Fort Washakie board adjusts design for school

Nov 21, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie school board members were able to see their layout ideas incorporated into an altered design of the new $54.3 million school during a work ... [more]

Experts disagree on what caused Laster's deadly head injuries

Nov 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expert witnesses in a murder trial both said bleeding inside a Shoshoni man's skull killed him, but they disagreed about what caused the hemorrhage.
On trial ... [more]

Hazel Ruth Hollenbeck

Nov 21, 2013 - Staff:  Hazel Ruth Hollenbeck, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 102 years old.
A viewing will be ... [more]

Today

Nov 20, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
HOLLENBECK

Hazel Hollenbeck, 102, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. Arrangements are ... [more]

There's a 'laugh a day' from D.C.

Nov 20, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
It has become like going to the circus. There is a laugh a day to keep me occupied.
As I watch television, I see the liar, Clinton, calling the liar, ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: A bridge, original astronauts, and cheerleaders from the past

Nov 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Bob Peterson brought some newspaper clippings about the New River Gorge Bridge near Charleston, W.V. That bridge is on the other side of the continent, but ... [more]

Fourscore and seven

Nov 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The likes of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address rarely have been seen since

A hundred and fifty years ago this week, a newspaper in Harrisburg, Pa., which ... [more]

Park to charge for backcountry trips

Nov 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park will raise the back country camping permit fee to $25 for walk-ins and $35 for permits purchased in advance starting Jan. ... [more]

Digest

Nov 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jackson mulls cellphone rule
JACKSON -- The Jackson Town Council is considering a ban on cellphone conversations while driving that could start in ... [more]

Life in prison for man who abducted Cody 10-year-old

Nov 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jesse Speer tricked the girl into getting in his car by telling her he needed help finding a lost puppy.

CODY -- A Montana nature photographer was ... [more]

Cook hired as county librarian; starts Dec. 9

Nov 20, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Tracy Cook will become Fremont County's library system director. She accepted the county library board's offer Tuesday afternoon.
During a special meeting ... [more]

Hill sues state demanding faster production of requested records

Nov 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One topic involves items related to Fremont County School District 38 at Arapahoe.

Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction has filed a lawsuit ... [more]

Former city man spared by typhoon in Philippines

Nov 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton resident Mike Lieberman wasn't harmed by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck more than 450 miles from his home in General Santos City, ... [more]

At Bruce trial, judge decides contested evidence can be heard

Nov 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The judge in the murder trial of a Shoshoni man has ruled against a motion from defense attorneys that could have kept out crucial evidence or led to a ... [more]

Cowboys host Hawaii on Saturday afternoon

Nov 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Renewal of an old rivalry, celebration of Senior Day for 12 Cowboy seniors, and a battle to keep their bowl-eligibility hopes alive will all be part of this ... [more]

CWC women starting Region IX hoops action at Miles Community College

Nov 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a weird part of the schedule, Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg has been preparing this week to open Region IX ... [more]

Time to think about moving state title games back to towns

Nov 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five years.
That is how long the Wyoming state high school football championships have been played at the University of Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium.
"I ... [more]

Today

Nov 19, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page five standalone photo "Jump Rope for Heart" should have said Aspen Park Elementary student Ethan Crow raised ... [more]

Offer extended to library director candidate

Nov 19, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  As expected, the Fremont County Library Board of Trustees has voted to offer the position of county library system director to its final candidate.
The board ... [more]

Settlement reached in plane crash that killed four

Nov 19, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The federal government and a company that provides air traffic control services at the Jackson Hole Airport have entered confidential settlements to end ... [more]

Museum board chairman voted out; can stay on the panel

Nov 19, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees chose to remove the chairman from his position in a 3-2 vote Thursday.
The three-hour meeting began normally with ... [more]

Attack, not attacker, at issue as murder trial opens in Lander

Nov 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In the first morning of the Charles Darrell Laster murder trial, the defense focused less on whether the defendant attacked a deceased man and more on whether ... [more]

Free throws put Cowboys over the top

Nov 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Four Cowboys scored in double figures and the University of Wyoming men's basketball team connected on its last 11 free-throw attempts to earn a hard-fought ... [more]

Do we really expect Wyoming Cowboys to be mediocre?

Nov 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Saturday's weather forecast for Wyoming's final home football game looks pretty good, actually. Sunny, high around 33 degrees, no chance of precipitation, and ... [more]

Way up north, Rustler men split two games; now 2-4

Nov 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The grueling road trip to begin the season for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers men's basketball team continued, with CWC splitting a pair of games at a ... [more]

Bradford McClellan

Nov 19, 2013 - Staff:  Bradford McClellan, formerly of Shoshoni, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at West Park Long Term Care Facility in Cody. He was 77 years old.
Memorial services ... [more]

Alice May (Williams) Shanley

Nov 19, 2013 - Staff:  Alice May (Williams) Shanley died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. She was 91 years old.
Per her request, there will be no services. A private family gathering will be ... [more]

Virginia I. Loree

Nov 19, 2013 - Staff:  Virginia I. Loree died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, after a lengthy illness. She was 91 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Davis ... [more]

Drone use dips; secrecy remains

Nov 19, 2013 - By Ken Dilanian, MCT Washington Bureau:  Six months after President Barack Obama vowed to change his administration's approach to lethal drone missile strikes, the pace of aerial attacks has fallen ... [more]

Speer could get life behind bars for kidnap and assault

Nov 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man faced life in prison when he goes before a judge Tuesday on charges that he kidnapped and sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl before ... [more]

Legacy we are leaving next generations is staggering

Nov 19, 2013 - Michael Dale Smith, Riverton:  Editor:
Since that warm, sun-filled morning in July 1944, the day ol' Doc Kendall delivered me, the sun has risen and sent 25,310 times. The hands on the ... [more]

Senate candidate, sister spar publicly on same-sex marriage

Nov 19, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife stepped into a sibling squabble Monday after their daughters became involved in a public feud over ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Brave November
Weather watchers braced for a wintry turn over the weekend, but it didn't materialize as forecast. So far, so good for November, which ... [more]

Digest

Nov 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Camp Guernsey expansion on hold
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says state military officials won't try to expand a central Wyoming training site if ranchers ... [more]

Center provides advice for safe food handling on Thanksgiving

Nov 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six Americans will get sick from dangerous food borne bacteria this year.
The ... [more]

Dent sparks Cowgirls to victory

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  From the time Joe Legerski and his staff started recruiting Marquelle Dent to come to the University of Wyoming, they likely had a game like Friday night in ... [more]

Powell wins overtime thriller over Douglas, takes 3-A title

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The clash of unbeaten Class 3-A powerhouses didn't disappoint.
Powell and Douglas needed overtime to decide the state championship Friday at War Memorial ... [more]