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Drillers entitled to repayment of lease funds if Wyo Range wells nixed, says BLM

Mar 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A U.S. Bureau of Land Management official says the government would need to repay $2.6 million to petroleum companies if the U.S. Forest Service ... [more]

Lottery boss says Wyoming tickets will go on sale in June

Mar 27, 2014 - By Becky Orr, McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- The leader of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation said Friday he is confident lottery tickets will go on sale in the state in June.
Jon Clontz, chief ... [more]

State audit gives high marks to WDE under Hill's tenure; Mead sees 'serious concerns'

Mar 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A highly anticipated audit of federal spending by Wyoming government agencies was released Wednesday, with the Wyoming Department of Education receiving high ... [more]

Colleagues recall John Philp as good-natured leader

Mar 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former three-term Fremont County commissioner died Friday at age 92.

Those who served with him remember former Fremont County Commissioner John ... [more]

Plans for elementary school taking shape

Mar 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  School officials and the invited public got a first look Tuesday at the proposed design for the planned K-3 elementary school for Fremont County School ... [more]

Guilty plea by second Rails to Trails attacker

Mar 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge has convicted the second defendant in the Rails to Trails attack of homicide and aggravated assault.
The defendant, Santana Mendoza, pleaded guilty ... [more]

Evelyn B. Nickeson

Mar 27, 2014 - Staff:  Evelyn B. Nickeson, of Riverton, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 96 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Robert 'Bob' Rowley

Mar 27, 2014 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Rowley, of Riverton, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at his home. He was 61 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at ... [more]

My NCAA men's hoops pick still alive in Sweet 16

Mar 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  I usually cheer for Mountain West Conference teams in the postseason, but not this week.

My NCAA men's bracket took some major blows in the first ... [more]

Coach Slack leads SHS track teams

Mar 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- First-year track and field head coach Brady Slack wants to keep the Shoshoni Wrangler boys and girls teams competitive in the Class 2-A division. ... [more]

Today

Mar 26, 2014 - Staff:  Births
LINDEN

A daughter was born to Casey Brown and Sam Linden, of Riverton, at 8:21 p.m. Jan. 8 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 4 pounds, ... [more]

RHS students shoot for state science fair all year

Mar 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students at Riverton High School begin thinking about the Wyoming State Science Fair soon after school starts each fall.
Participation in the annual ... [more]

Previous letter's question on military duty is answered daily

Mar 26, 2014 - Frances Bergeson, Casper:  Editor:
I have to disagree with some of what Mary Sue Shoup wrote in her letter to the editor on March 14 in The Ranger. Of course I, and I believe most ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: 'Doonesbury,' Calvin and Hobbes,' and when comics take vacations

Mar 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Years ago the idea of a newspaper comic strip taking a "vacation" was unheard of. These guys kept pounding out the strips day after day, year after year, with ... [more]

Electronic smokes

Mar 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is good reason to take a cautious approach to them

Officials in our schools, our public health offices and our regulatory agencies are taking ... [more]

Digest

Mar 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Couple charged in more robberies
CASPER -- A couple accused of robbing a Casper bank in January have also been charged in the hold ups of banks in Rock ... [more]

Majority of Park County GOP votes to censure State Sen. Coe

Mar 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A longtime state senator who led the effort to strip power from Wyoming Superintendent Cindy Hill has narrowly survived a censure by fellow ... [more]

Treasurer Gordon to run for full term

Mar 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Appointed Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon will seek a full term.
He launched his campaign to continue holding that office on Monday.
Gordon ... [more]

Flood risk moderate to high along Wind River near city

Mar 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The risk of spring and early summer flooding in Fremont County is now considered moderate to high according to forecasting by federal hydrologist Jim Fahey, ... [more]

Kitchen grease fire spreads, destroys single-family home

Mar 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fire investigators say the fire that destroyed a single-family dwelling Monday evening began when grease ignited on the stove.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

State concedes unconstitutionality of Hill bill, hopes to preserve parts

Mar 26, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Lawyers for the state concede in a court filing that the bulk of a law passed last year that stripped most duties from the superintendent of public instruction ... [more]

DUI citations up for sheriff's office in '13; total calls up 4 percent

Mar 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Although the demand on its patrol deputies and dispatchers increased in 2013, the Fremont County sheriff's office managed to step up crime prevention efforts, ... [more]

John Innes Philp

Mar 26, 2014 - Staff:  John Innes Philp, a lifelong Fremont County resident, died Friday, March 21, 2014. He was 92 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March ... [more]

LVHS girls return experienced soccer players for 2014 season

Mar 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In 2013 at the Class 3-A state soccer tournament in Jackson, the Lander Tigers finished in fourth place.
The disappointment came in the semifinals, when Star ... [more]

RHS alum Salisbury capitalizing on unexpected chance in Philly

Mar 25, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Take a look at the roster of the Harcum (Bryn Mawr, Penn.) College Bears men's basketball team, and you'll notice the hometowns you would expect to see from a ... [more]

Lander grad Helenbolt a state-champ hoops coach

Mar 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  He guided Douglas to the Class 3-A girls title in his first season
on the job.


Cody Helenbolt didn't act like a rookie coach in his first season at ... [more]

Today

Mar 25, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CHENEY

Howard B. Cheney, 87, of Riverton, died Saturday, March 22, at home. Viewing and visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, ... [more]

'The Way it Was' picture a reminder of long-ago friend

Mar 25, 2014 - Joyce Ferland, Fort Myers, Fla.:  Editor:
The picture for "The Way It Was" on Sunday, March 16, was delightful. I loved seeing the Frontier Airlines staff dressed up in their uniforms and ... [more]

Meet the millennials: More liberal, more optimistic

Mar 25, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  The young are different from you and me -- unless, of course, you happen to be one of them.
If you're older than 34, I'm sorry to break it to you, but you're ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ready and waiting
It is still a bit early in the season to start resting easy regarding irrigation, streamflow, reservoir depths and residential water, ... [more]