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Man arrested for rural assault on 88-year-old who recorded attack

Aug 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Douglas Shepard, 44, of Lander, was arrested for battery on Monday after reportedly assaulting an 88-year-old man during a dispute over hay.
Shepard made the ... [more]

Traffic at fair 'not a great experience' for officers

Aug 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Access was congested during the weeklong event because of road construction.

Local law enforcement officers say they are happy the Fremont County ... [more]

Report: Gas wells not obvious cause of Pavillion-area contamination

Aug 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A draft report released Wednesday by state officials found no evidence that natural gas wells east of Pavillion leaked hydrocarbons into local groundwater. ... [more]

Michael A. Stone

Aug 7, 2014 - Staff:  Michael A. Stone, of Denver, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was 30 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be at a later date. The ... [more]

Carol A. Roskie

Aug 7, 2014 - Staff:  Carol A. Roskie died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. She was 54 years old.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in the Wyoming Life Resource Center Chapel. ... [more]

James Peters

Aug 7, 2014 - Staff:  James Peters, of Lander, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at his home. He was 81 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Holy Rosary Catholic ... [more]

Time may be right for high school baseball, and summer is the season for it

Aug 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The ancient Greeks didn't care much for repeat championships. Individual champions in boxing, wrestling or track and field could win only two consecutive ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Coroner

Aug 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Mark Stratmoen and Dominick Weigel, both Republican candidates for Fremont County coroner, gave their opinions on several issues in recent interviews. The ... [more]

Inmates help shelter

Aug 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Laramie County prison inmates are helping out at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter through a new program with the sheriff's office.
The inmates who help ... [more]

Brooks Lake Road under construction

Aug 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Brooks Lake Road, Forest Road 515, will be closed periodically for the next three week. Crews are working to replace a culvert that failed recently.
The road ... [more]

Digest

Aug 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Three killed in car wreck
LUSK -- Two South Dakota women and a Colorado man have been killed in a rollover north of Lusk.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol ... [more]

Man bound over on felony sex assault charge

Aug 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The owner of Lander's Subway restaurant is facing a felony charge that he sexually abused a minor employee. The case was sealed until it was bound over to ... [more]

Suspect hid 'hash oil' in bag of toys

Aug 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kerry Griffith, 44, of Riverton, was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver at about 9:45 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Mary Anne ... [more]

Today

Aug 6, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
PETERS

James Robert Peters, 81, of Lander, died Sunday, Aug. 3. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Holy Rosary Catholic ... [more]

Officials unseal bids for work on new District 14 school

Aug 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 14 and state officials opened bids July 30 on a project to build a new Wyoming Indian Elementary School. Details about the bids, ... [more]

Blueberries pair with lemon for a tasty cake

Aug 6, 2014 - By Susan Selasky, McClatchy Newspapers:  Blueberries are terrific in many baked goods such as today's recipe for Blueberry Lemon Bundt cake.
But don't let your blueberries sink to the bottom of the ... [more]

A slime-free approach to cooking okra

Aug 6, 2014 - By Bill Daley, McClatchy Newspapers:  Okra has an ardent proselytizer in Virginia Willis, the Atlanta-based chef, author and Southern food authority.
"I will cajole, entice, and seduce doubters ... [more]

Governor gets gay-marriage petition

Aug 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More than 2,300 signers ask Gov. Matt Mead to quit defending a state law that says marriage can only unite a man and a woman.

CHEYENNE -- Proponents ... [more]

Fraud abounds in talk of science

Aug 6, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  But don't be so skeptical that you view anything new as wrong.

There was an interesting discussion the other day on the radio about scientific ... [more]

Wyoming considers allowing some felons to vote

Aug 6, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering setting up an automatic process to allow some felons to regain their voting rights after they serve their ... [more]

Baby, the rain must fall

Aug 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rare rainy days here bring to mind the inspiration of the songwriter

Central Wyoming does not have a rainy climate.
But that doesn't mean we can't ... [more]

An individual soldier isn't caught up in political debate

Aug 6, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I was deeply troubled the other day when I picked up The Ranger, opened it up and saw the editorial cartoon on the opinion page.
It was a picture of ... [more]

Cheyenne welcomes Green House data center

Aug 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne data center has completed a $35 million expansion, and the state of Wyoming is the center's first customer.
The 35,000-square-foot Green ... [more]

Riverton team 0-4 at fastpitch softball national tournament

Aug 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton U.S. Energy manager Mark Stone felt his team was competitive in a couple of the fastpitch softball games last week at Western Nationals in Gillette, ... [more]

Tuesday rain sets new record in Riverton

Aug 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service office west of Riverton saw .58 inch of rain Tuesday.

The rain falling off-and-on over Fremont County this week is ... [more]

15-year-olds fall 13-8 to Oregon team at regional

Aug 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton trailed early but knotted the game 5-5 in the top of the fourth before the wheels came off the cart in the bottom of the fourth, as Union County ... [more]

Wyoming wild horse roundup challenged

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wild horse preservation groups are challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plan to remove about 800 horses from areas in southern ... [more]

New coach promising different style of play for Cowboy football

Aug 5, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Craig Bohl said the new Cowboys offense will grind out yards during time-consuming drives intended to keep the Wyoming defense rested and the ball out of ... [more]

Commission OKs tax rate for current fiscal year

Aug 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners have approved property tax rates for the current fiscal year, which began July 1 and lasts through June 30, 2015.
The county is ... [more]

Rain washed out fun event

Aug 5, 2014 - Karen Peden, Riverton:  Editor:
In this area we take all the rain we can get and are grateful for it. I do wish the rainstorm on Friday, July 11, would have waited a few hours. The ... [more]