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It's doubtful that members of Congress have read poem

Apr 16, 2014 - Scott Clement, Riverton:  Editor:
During the argument about Russia, Ukraine and Crimea, I wrote about members of Congress who are all fired up about it probably couldn't have found ... [more]

Government as innovator? You bet

Apr 16, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it's down to $134 billion.
People who ... [more]

The blood moon and the night streets of town

Apr 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's only one way to see a lunar eclipse that peaks at 2 a.m.
So I stayed up until 2 a.m. Tuesday to try to get a look at the "blood moon."
I wanted a ... [more]

Countywide elections

Apr 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Those that remain are an antidote to the anti-voter lawsuits and districts of recent years

The political season is building speed in Fremont County, ... [more]

Digest

Apr 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Strangling suspect to get mental tests
GERING, Neb. -- A mental health evaluation has been scheduled for a 15-year-old Wyoming boy charged with killing ... [more]

Road grading may have caused Wyoming hill slide

Apr 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A consultant says road grading projects may have contributed to a slow-moving landslide that has displaced nearly 60 residents and damaged homes and ... [more]

Former State Rep. McOmie running for Lander mayor; held job 1975-87

Apr 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Former Lander mayor and State Rep. Del McOmie is running for mayor again, 27 years after he last held the job.
McOmie announced Wednesday that he will run to ... [more]

Second egg found; prize money to be donated to rec path project

Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The second egg in The Ranger's annual Easter Egg Hunt has been found, but the winner has something different in mind for his prize.
The egg was found Tuesday ... [more]

Man with gun rammed RPD squad car

Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Pavillion man was arrested on multiple charges early Saturday after a reported attempt to run over a police vehicle with his truck.
Justin Whitt, 24, of ... [more]

CWC finalist calls college a good fit

Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three men vying to become the next president at Central Wyoming College are in Riverton this week for interviews with school staff, members of the public and ... [more]

Julia May Ramsey

Apr 16, 2014 - Staff:  Julia May Ramsey died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at home in the arms of her husband after a brave battle with multiple illnesses. She was 74 years old.
A ... [more]

Woman charged with first-degree murder for death of newborn

Apr 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal prosecutors charged an Eastern Shoshone woman with first-degree murder on Tuesday in the death of a newborn boy three weeks ago.
An affidavit in the ... [more]

Today

Apr 15, 2014 - Staff:  Births
McFARLAND

A son was born to Alyssa and Scott McFarland, of Riverton, at 7:57 a.m. Feb. 26, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Cecilia Marian (Dean) Heninger

Apr 15, 2014 - Staff:  Cecilia Marian (Dean) Heninger, of Lander, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 88 years old.
Services will be at ... [more]

Alzheimer's Association offering grant to caregivers

Apr 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Alzheimer's Association's Respite Care Assistance Program is offering relief to caregivers.
The purpose of the program is to give family caregivers time ... [more]

Dietitian says new health routines require planning

Apr 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  When it comes to finding the perfect diet to help shed winter weight, dietitian Susan Kreager said the best way to begin is to start planning ahead.
Kreager ... [more]

Smart phone app providing unique services to expectant mothers

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  WYhealth Due Date Plus helps women follow through on prenatal care with the goal of preventing premature births.

A new smart phone app from the ... [more]

You pay taxes -- why doesn't General Electric?

Apr 15, 2014 - Frank Clemente, Washington, D.C.:  Editor:
You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. It's the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Calendar counting
Monday was about as close as we're going to get this year to one of those fun calendar numbers  like Dec. 12, 2012 -- 12/12/12 -- or ... [more]

Digest

Apr 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  House Speaker Lubnau to retire
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau is retiring from the Legislature.
The Gillette Republican was elected ... [more]

Money approved to stabilize hillside

Apr 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The Jackson Town Council has authorized up to $700,000 to build a massive buttress that could temporarily slow the landslide at East Gros Ventre ... [more]

At least 47 cars involved in huge pileup on I-80; lane shut 18 hours

Apr 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ELK MOUNTAIN -- Wyoming Highway Patrol officials say they're still counting up the dozens of cars and trucks involved in an Interstate 80 pileup that injured at ... [more]

County clerk's office to take over some duties for museums

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese has outlined a plan to have her office take over the former duties of the Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees ... [more]

First Easter egg found Tuesday on Webbwood

Apr 15, 2014 - Staff:  Carl King of Riverton is $200 richer Tuesday after finding the first of the two Ranger Easter eggs.
King found the egg along Webbwood Road near the new ... [more]

ACLU wants to enter case on birth control benefits at Wyoming Catholic College

Apr 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to enter a pending federal lawsuit to argue against Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming that are trying to ... [more]

No plea deal in robbery outside store; trial set

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One defendant in the case of a November mugging at Walmart is headed to trial on May 12.
Deputy Fremont County attorney Dan Stebner and public defender Terry ... [more]

Lander soccer boys drop games to two top teams

Apr 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Victories over Worland 4-0 and Cheyenne South 4-2 lifted the Lander Tigers into the gold bracket Saturday at the Green River Invitational soccer tournament. ... [more]

Even cricket players make the most of Prexy's Pasture

Apr 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  In the center of the campus of the University of Wyoming, surrounded by historic, beautiful buildings such as the Wyoming Union, the College of Agriculture, ... [more]

Grace Ann White Antelope Tointigh

Apr 15, 2014 - Staff:  Grace Ann White Antelope Tointigh died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River in Riverton. She was 69 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Spartan boys ring up big win on track

Apr 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Middle School Spartans steamrolled to the eighth-grade team championship Saturday at Wolverine Track.
Riverton pilled up 214 points in the ... [more]