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Second Amendment rights infringement needs corrected

Feb 14, 2014 - Jack Gordon, Dubois:  Editor:
Who is Steve Barlow? According to a story in the Jan. 18 issue of The Ranger, Mr. Barlow is the Central Wyoming College campus safety director. The ... [more]

Senate correct to tackle sex assault epidemic in the military

Feb 14, 2014 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  The way sexual assaults are handled in the military is a disaster -- even the top brass concede this point. The Associated Press provided more evidence of that ... [more]

Ten thoughts on love

Feb 14, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  It's a mix of romance and common sense

Valentine's Day is here, and it made me think back to high school girlfriends.
High school is the often the ... [more]

Committees, amendments

Feb 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Cindy Hill case hits a couple of (mild) stumbling blocks at the Capitol

The Wyoming Legislature staggered a couple of steps in the right ... [more]

Digest

Feb 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  G&F funding may get boost
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would transfer some of the costs of running the state ... [more]

Bank robbery a dud because door was locked

Feb 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sheriff's officials say employees of a bank in a small town in southeast Wyoming unwittingly thwarted a holdup by locking the front door. Sheriff's ... [more]

Same-sex marriage bills nixed in House

Feb 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House on Thursday defeated bills on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue.
The House first defeated a bill that would have changed ... [more]

Baxter Black show begins 4-H centennial activities

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Other anniversary events are planned through the summer.

A Valentine's Day dinner and show kick off the 100th anniversary of Fremont County 4-H this ... [more]

Deal postponed in store mugging

Feb 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concerns about her public defender led a woman charged in connection with a November mugging at Walmart to postpone finalizing a plea agreement.
District ... [more]

CWC leaders in Washington for summit with lawmakers

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees are in Washington, D.C., this week for the 2014 National Legislative Summit.
The annual meeting ... [more]

State files petition on EPA action in fed appeals court

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state of Wyoming filed a petition Friday morning in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals requesting a review of the Environmental Protection Agency's recent ... [more]

EPA backs off border ruling for time being, acknowledges likely 'court proceedings'

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to stay part of a recent ruling granting treatment as a state (TAS) to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern ... [more]

James Earl Stephenson

Feb 14, 2014 - Staff:  James "Jim" Earl Stephenson, formerly of Fremont County, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer. He ... [more]

Wallace Wolfrang

Feb 14, 2014 - Staff:  Wallace Wolfrang died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Casper. He was 81 years old.
A visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Blue Sky Hall in ... [more]

Today

Feb 13, 2014 - Staff:  Births
PORTER

A daughter was born to Kiri and Drew Porter, of Riverton, at 12:03 a.m. Nov. 28, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Wolverine indoor track team to Simplott games

Feb 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The track meet features athletes from across the western U.S.

The Riverton High School Wolverines are sending 11 indoor track athletes to the annual ... [more]

Cowgirls connect for nine 3-pointers to get past San Diego State

Feb 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Home or away, it's usually not a wise move to play a zone defense against the University of Wyoming Cowgirls.
San Diego State found that out first hand ... [more]

Tied for first in 3-A West, Lander faces big road trip

Feb 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Tigers boys basketball coach Terry Hopkin is stressing that this is the part of the season when his players need to take it one game at a time and not ... [more]

Split by Shoshoni girls tightens league standings

Feb 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A split last weekend by the Shoshoni Wranglers girls basketball team has No. 2 seed in the Class 2-A Southwest conference up grabs.
Shoshoni took care of Big ... [more]

RHS hosts Rock Springs on hardwood

Feb 13, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Friday's doubleheader at Wolverine Gym starts with a 6 p.m. girls tipoff, with the boys to follow at about 7:30 p.m.

The Riverton Wolverines boys ... [more]

Devon makes Fortune's best workplace list for seventh year

Feb 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy announced it has again been named to Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. This marks Devon's seventh straight year to be ... [more]

All subcontractors for CWC Sinks Canyon project hail from Wyoming

Feb 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College were pleased to announce that all of the subcontractors involved in the school's housing project in Sinks Canyon are ... [more]

Home business delivering farm fresh eggs

Feb 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly 100 chickens are working extra hard this winter to provide area residents with farm fresh eggs from Melisa and Jim Crouch's business, Orchard Hill ... [more]

There's a limit to how much secrecy we can stand

Feb 13, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  Let's start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what's happening in the world to keep the nation prepared and ... [more]

Flashing speed sign 'really does help' on West Main

Feb 13, 2014 - Jen Lowry:  Editor:
The other day I was driving on West Main Street, and the sign that shows your speed as you are driving had been put up.
I think this is a very good ... [more]

No corny love song at my house

Feb 13, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  But this Valentine's Day, there is plenty of love

With Valentine's Day imminent, we face a time during which a couple must discern the state of its ... [more]

Autopsies add up

Feb 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The numbers in support of a regional pathology center in our county do too

The more Fremont County learns about the prospect of headquartering a ... [more]

Digest

Feb 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State files Hill rehearing request
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court should reconsider and reverse -- or at least clarify -- its decision in the state ... [more]

Stuck snowmobilers found safe near Togwotee

Feb 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Six snowmobilers from Minnesota are unharmed after spending a night stuck in the Wyoming back country near Togwotee Pass in the Bridger-Teton ... [more]

Senate defeats Medicaid expansion bill

Feb 13, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  But the issue might be reconsidered in a different form later.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate on Wednesday voted down a bill endorsed by an interim ... [more]