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Apr 22, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the cutline for the page one photo "Egg count" should have said Nevaeh White sampled the treats she acquired during the ... [more]

Scholarships available to Wyoming students

Apr 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Students from Wyoming may apply for fall semester scholarships from the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation. The deadline is May 1.
The foundation says it is ... [more]

Highway cable barriers could save lives

Apr 22, 2014 - By Curtis Tate, MCT Washington Bureau:  Missouri and North Carolina, which have installed the barriers on parts or all of their interstate highways, have seen cross-median fatalities cut by as ... [more]

Confusion exists over men with the same name

Apr 22, 2014 - Wade G. LeBeau, Lander:  Editor:
I, Wade G. LeBeau, am writing to clarify any confusion concerning my identity and viewpoint. Many of you know me by my painting and construction ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Easter weekend
The happiest Easter Sundays in memory for most of us are those from childhood, reminiscent of grandparents, green grass and sunshine. Ma ... [more]

Digest

Apr 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Landslide plan changes
JACKSON -- Officials in Jackson are hoping a mound of dirt and rock will stop a slow-moving landslide from destroying a two-story ... [more]

Snow keeping some BT forest areas closed longer than anticipated

Apr 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The plentiful snow that fell in northwestern Wyoming this winter could keep some popular areas of the Bridger-Teton National Forest closed longer ... [more]

Hill back in the saddle at WDE; Crandall stays on during the transition

Apr 22, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill returned to the Department of Education on Monday. Her return ends nearly 15 months of exile ... [more]

Tribal check distribution has law departments on high alert

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Law enforcement officials throughout Fremont County have been preparing for a potential increase in criminal activity due to the distribution of oil and gas ... [more]

City considers detox ownership request; no simple answer found

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The center's operators would like to acquire the building from the City of Riverton, but a simple transfer of deed is not permissible.

The city of ... [more]

Teachers say 'spiral' science method could improve student scores, retention

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Middle School teacher Aziz Waheed is proposing changes to the school's science program.
He explained his idea to the Fremont County School District ... [more]

Petition would halt removal of Shoshone councilmen

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone tribal members showed support in a petition that circulated last week asking the Eastern Shoshone Business Council to place a stay on actions ... [more]

Land values up, which means property taxes rising this year as well

Apr 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Farmers and ranchers can expect to see a bigger number on their notices of property value arriving in the mail this week from the Fremont County Assessor's ... [more]

Nadine Gustin

Apr 21, 2014 - Staff:  Nadine Gustin, of Kinnear, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 85 years old.
A viewing will be 4 p.m. to 6 ... [more]

Thornton makes big plays for UW in spring game

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Tom Thornton was flying.
Late in the third quarter of Wyoming's spring game inside War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, the sophomore quarterback took a snap, ... [more]

Tigers down Rawlins, Star Valley

Apr 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two victories started off the Lander Tigers boys soccer homestand in a span of three days.
Lander opened the stretch with a 5-0 conference win over the ... [more]

RHS girls claim league win

Apr 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Finishing their first round of Class 4-A West girls soccer matches, the Riverton Wolverines kept the Evanston Red Devils winless in league play with a 2-0 win ... [more]

Rustler player coaching AAU hoops this spring

Apr 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A basketball player at Central Wyoming College has been sharing his sports skills with Riverton sophomores this year as the coach of an Amateur Athletic ... [more]

Riverton wins track dual vs. Lander

Apr 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a head-to-head track and field matchup, the Riverton Wolverines swept the Lander Tigers on Thursday afternoon at Bill Bush Memorial Stadium.
The Riverton ... [more]

RHS boys soccer back on track

Apr 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After a sub-par performance Thursday at Gillette, the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team bounced back, got a quick goal at the start of the second half, and ... [more]

Lander girls take two matches from Rawlins, Star Valley

Apr 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three early goals sparked the Lander Tigers to a 3-1 non-conference girls soccer victory over Star Valley on Saturday.
The match was played at the Lander ... [more]

Putin playing a weak economic hand

Apr 19, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  In global affairs, as in domestic politics, symbolism can be as important as substance.
So when the world's major industrial democracies, known as the G-7, ... [more]

Americans should not be so accepting of the 'overlong' Afghan war

Apr 19, 2014 - Richard Miller ,Thermopolis:  Editor:
Why are there still more than 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan?
The case for invading Afghanistan was certainly stronger than the case for invading ... [more]

A tough guy I was glad to know

Apr 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  There was a lot to George Swan, and I appreciated it all.

It was a little more than 40 years ago.  My recently restored 1962 Chevy Nova was making an ... [more]

Animal-control deputies

Apr 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If we impose a new tax, then uniformed personnel for the specific job might be in order

It has been enlightening this spring to learn more about the ... [more]

Nebraska joins wildfire compact with nearby states

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LINCOLN, Neb. -- Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that will have Nebraska join forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas in fighting ... [more]

Golden eagle found in Sheridan ties record for second-oldest

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A golden eagle that was apparently electrocuted near Sheridan was more than 30 years old, which ties the record for second-oldest in the species ... [more]

Golden eagle found in Sheridan ties record for second-oldest

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A golden eagle that was apparently electrocuted near Sheridan was more than 30 years old, which ties the record for second-oldest in the species ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gillette may ban parking in alleys
GILLETTE -- Gillette is considering a ban on parking in some downtown alleys while a main road is being ... [more]

After scandal, Air Force to switch to pass/fail testing system for missile operators

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Changes are being made in the wake of a cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, including the way the monthly certification tests ... [more]