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Life term will be sought at trial of man in kidnapping case at bank

Sep 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A life term in prison is on the line for a Riverton man going to trial on kidnapping and domestic violence charges.
The trial for defendant Robert Troy ... [more]

Ancient history

Sep 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Could America ever re-adjust to shorter political campaigns?

In the just-concluded PBS television series "The Roosevelts," viewers learned that ... [more]

Digest

Sep 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Drone crasher banned from park
DENVER -- A German citizen who crashed a drone into a lake in Yellowstone National Park this summer has been banned from ... [more]

Canyon trails may get major upgrade

Sep 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park officials are considering a proposal to update and repair many of the overlooks and trails on the north ... [more]

Four hurt in natural gas tank blast

Sep 24, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An explosion at a natural gas storage tank injured four workers on Tuesday in western Wyoming, authorities said.
The blast occurred as a ... [more]

Wolves again relisted in state by judge

Sep 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  It marks the second time the Fish and Wildlife Service has accepted a delisting plan for Wyoming wolves only to see it dissolve under judicial ... [more]

Grizzly bit man on side before being repelled by bear spray

Sep 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A man is recovering after being bitten in his side by a grizzly bear Sunday in the Double Cabin area of the Shoshone National Forest.
A Fremont County ... [more]

'People's wishes have been ignored' on alley dumpsters

Sep 24, 2014 - Joyce Dickens, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, I see that the people's wishes have been ignored. The dumpsters in the alley are going away, and now every street will have garbage cans sitting ... [more]

A new favorite roast chicken recipe

Sep 24, 2014 - By Rick Nelson, McClatchy Newspapers:  This dish has lots of aspects to love: few ingredients, quick prep time and great leftovers.

When I was a kid, there were mornings when it didn't ... [more]

Today

Sep 24, 2014 - Staff:  Clarifications
In Tuesday's Ranger, the truck in this photo with the page one story "Officers focus on abandoned vehicles" is in compliance with the ... [more]

Woman reports found items to police

Sep 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A woman called police at about 3:20 p.m. Sunday to report finding clothing, a gift card and four bottles of liquor along the shores of Pilot Butte Reservoir. ... [more]

Whiting, Brown near the top at Lander cross country meet

Sep 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cross country runners Micah Whiting and Charlene Brown crossed the finish line in the top 10 during their respective races on Thursday afternoon ... [more]

Undefeated weekend lifts Rustler volleyball team to 16-4 record

Sep 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers pushed their volleyball winning streak to eight matches after going undefeated last weekend in Torrington.
In the ... [more]

Riverton's winning game about much more than football

Sep 23, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I've never seen a Friday night like last Friday night.
The high school football game between Riverton and Powell was, and there really is no other word to ... [more]

Today

Sep 23, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Airport won't hit 10,000 boardings; nine-seat planes now on all flights" should have said there are ... [more]

Man injured after fall from moving truck

Sep 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 29-year-old Riverton man suffered injuries to his head and face reportedly after being pushed out of a moving vehicle Sept. 15 on South Federal ... [more]

Business leaders to discuss rising health care costs

Sep 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming business and health leaders are meeting Thursday at a daylong summit on curbing health care costs for employers in the Cowboy State.
The Wyoming ... [more]

WDH says seniors can take steps to avoid injuries from falling

Sep 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  While many people unexpectedly take a tumble from time to time, the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents that falls sometimes can lead to ... [more]

Drug 'take back' day set for Saturday

Sep 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  With another drug "DEA Take Back" day scheduled across the nation for Saturday, the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents that medications can ... [more]

Rocky Mountain Oncology opens doors on new facility

Sep 23, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Rocky Mountain Oncology finally has opened its doors after years of working to bring the high-end cancer facility to Lander.
Acuhealth Acupuncture owner Paul ... [more]

Split in tribal council doesn't show cooperation

Sep 23, 2014 - Margaret Beckett, Riverton:  Editor:
The Northern Arapaho Tribe is breaking away from the Shoshone Tribe on the Joint Business Council. Isn't this the same tribe that called City Hall in ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Autumn arrival
Fall has arrived, according to the calendar -- but not the thermometer. Most of this week is predicted to be as hot as July. We might ... [more]

Digest

Sep 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two dead in Saratoga plane crash
SARATOGA -- Two Casper residents are dead after their plane crashed Saturday evening after takeoff from the Saratoga ... [more]

Decision on bison quarantine expected in mid-2015

Sep 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A decision is expected in mid-2015 on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison from Yellowstone National Park so disease-free animals ... [more]

Police ask DFS to look into meth use at Riverton home

Sep 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two boys ages 6 and 8 live in the house.

The Department of Family Services has been asked to investigate use of methamphetamine at a Riverton home ... [more]

District 25 reviewing policy on private school issue

Sep 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Parents requested a change after learning homeschool and private school students are not allowed to participate in some public school ... [more]

Officers focus on abandoned vehicles

Sep 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  On Thursday, the Riverton Police Department identified 21 automobiles in violation of city code, and more reports came in over the weekend.

Local ... [more]

Parting of tribal council concerns solid waste board

Sep 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Solid Waste Disposal District Board is worried about the dissolution of the Joint Business Council, and solid waste officials think the change ... [more]

Gerald C. (Savoy) Heinrich

Sep 22, 2014 - Staff:  Gerald C. (Savoy) Heinrich died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 75 years old.
A memorial service will be in the ... [more]

Rita McLaughlin

Sep 22, 2014 - Staff:  Rita McLaughlin, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Morning Star Care Center in Fort Washakie. She was 67 years old.
A memorial service was ... [more]