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Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Body found in Teton County
JACKSON -- Teton County authorities are investigating a human body found in the Bridger-Teton National ... [more]

Burroughs Fire eases; work at site illustrates variety of responses

Sep 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Burroughs Fire north of Dubois is almost one-quarter contained, and many firefighters assigned to the blaze have been sent home.
Sixty-eight personnel ... [more]

Grim scene in Colorado flood zone; little relief yet

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LYONS, Colo. -- As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave ... [more]

Project Green house, built with students crews, is ready for sale

Sep 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Project Green duplex -- built almost completely by using energy-efficient construction methods and "green" products -- is now open for bid.
Green ... [more]

The way it was: One Shot hunters -- 1973

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  The Lander One Shot Antelope attracted its typically impressive guest list in 1973, including a high-powered trio from Connecticut.
At left was Robert C. ... [more]

State wants online travel giants to pay more sales tax

Sep 15, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  The Wyoming Attorney General's office is asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that would force online travel companies to pay more in ... [more]

Marathon theater event in third year

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  Original theater scripts will once again be rehearsed and staged in a marathon-style event Saturday at Central Wyoming College.
For a third year, CWC will ... [more]

U.S. Forest Service gives update on road, trail and area closures

Sep 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest has implemented a temporary area closure on the eastern side of Atlantic Lake along Trail 723. This closure is within the Popo ... [more]

Redesigned UW football field ranked among top 10 in nation

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The new design of Jonah Field at the University of Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium is getting good reviews.
The national football website ... [more]

National Theater Live presents 'Othello'

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  National Theatre Live presents a major new production of William Shakespeare's "Othello" at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at Lander Library, 451 N. Second St., Lander.
The ... [more]

Colorado floods close I-25 in Wyo.

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Travel is restricted south of Cheyenne and Laramie because of flooding in Colorado.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has closed ... [more]

Colorado recall likely to stifle gun effort in Congress

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will make it ... [more]

Wolverines gain first win over Green River

Sep 13, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines took advantage of the speed and power of their rushing attack and used an opportunistic defense which accounted for two touchdowns and ... [more]

Turnovers cripple Wind River in Thursday loss

Sep 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wind River Cougars will host Cokeville next Friday night before hitting the road for a game at Southeast.

PAVILLION -- A short-handed Wind River ... [more]

Cowboys aren't overlooking Northern Colorado

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowboys don't need to be reminded of their past.
Already owners of an 0-2 record at this time last season, Wyoming fans assumed a visit ... [more]

It's Super Bowl or bust this year for the Broncos

Sep 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Denver quarterback Peyton Manning has my attention.
The Denver Broncos are on mind.
I'm pumped for what the 2013-14 season has in store for Denver fans. ... [more]

Riverton opens home VB season with win

Sep 13, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines took down the Rock Springs Tigers in four sets on Thursday night.

After a pregame injury to senior Haley Snell, who has developed ... [more]

Riverton lands state fastpitch tournament for next summer

Sep 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton will be the site of the 2014 Wyoming Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament.
The tournament is set for July 10-13 at the Honeycutt Softball ... [more]

Today

Sep 13, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page five story "After merger, Strathmore lays off half of employes" misconstrued the nature of the layoffs. ... [more]

Jessens celebrate 50 years

Sep 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jerry and Kay Jessen of Cheyenne recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Kay Jessen is the daughter of the late Emmett and Jean Osborne, longtime ... [more]

Mead says he'll probably back UW pay raise request

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Gov. Matt Mead said he likely will support the University of Wyoming's $13.3 million request to increase salaries for faculty and staff.
But Mead ... [more]

Westlake recognized for her 15 years of service with RPD

Sep 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Carroll Westlake recently retired from her position as the victim witness coordinator with the Riverton Police Department and was recognized and given a badge ... [more]

UW marks opening of energy research center

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming officially marked the opening of its $25 million advanced energy research center.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place ... [more]

Our Cowboys aren't the OK-State Cowboys

Sep 13, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  But issues raised in Oklahoma are worth considering everywhere

On a long drive home the other night, I switched over to sports radio and heard an ... [more]

Wyoming ought to sign up for Medicare expansion under 'Obamacare' to cover citizens

Sep 13, 2013 - Freida Millsdorn, Riverton:  Editor:
I am hearing again about how Wyoming won't go along with the U.S. government program to expand Medicaid service in each state to help everyone meet ... [more]

Syria deal is a longshot, but America has no choice but to try

Sep 13, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  The chances of striking a good deal over Syria's lethal chemical stockpile with the likes of Vladimir Putin and Bashar Assad lie somewhere between remote and ... [more]

67 WyoLink sites now in service

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- Wyoming's statewide digital radio system for local, state and federal health and safety agencies continues to expand.
Bob Symons of the state ... [more]

UW's nationally recognized ski team invited to world games

Sep 13, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - For the second time in two years, the University of Wyoming's nationally recognized men's and women's Nordic ski club teams have been invited to ... [more]

Escaped inmate may have been seen near city

Sep 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The sighting is unconfirmed for now, as the fugitive was not identified from surveillance footage at the Wind River Hotel and Casino.

A prisoner who ... [more]

Commissioners plan retreat to mull over health care concerns

Sep 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rising health care costs took a big bite out of Fremont County's general fund in the last budget cycle, and the figure has climbed year after year. ... [more]

Robert 'Bob' Monroe

Sep 13, 2013 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Monroe, of Arapahoe, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 44 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, ... [more]

Search and rescue volunteer recovering from injury during successful mountain mission

Sep 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  A volunteer from Dubois Search and Rescue broke a bone last weekend while looking for a subject in the Wind River Mountains, according to reports.
Officials ... [more]

Tinnie Coando

Sep 13, 2013 - Staff:  Tinnie Coando died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at her residence. She was 89 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, ... [more]

Justice center prep continues; latest plan expected in October

Sep 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Architects are to have detailed plans for a new Riverton justice center finished in October.
Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker announced the ... [more]

Flash flood watch posted in state

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A flash flood watch has been posted for the Laramie area in southeast Wyoming.
Persistent rain this week has caused minor flooding and temporary ... [more]

A grown-up crime

Sep 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Rails to Trails suspects are being treated as adults, and it is justified

Civilized society is uncomfortable with the idea of treating minors in ... [more]

Digest

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Body of Worland man found in canal
WORLAND -- The body of a 91-year-old man who had been missing for several days has been found in Worland.
Police ... [more]

RHS cross country times improving as season rolls on

Sep 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Times are dropping all over the lineup for the Riverton Wolverines cross country teams after the first two meets of the season.
Olivia Thompson clocked 21:45 ... [more]

CWC hosts Rustler Roundup Rodeo at fairgrounds

Sep 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Slack performances are at 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday, with both evening performances at 7 p.m. leading to the finals at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Drew ... [more]

Home opener Friday for Riverton Wolverines

Sep 12, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Green River Wolves come to Wolverine Field for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

The Riverton Wolverines make their home debut Friday night against the Green ... [more]