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High road or low?

Jan 31, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The state superintendent's enemies must ask themselves that question

Stung, understandably, by the Wyoming Supreme Court ruling that declared their ... [more]

Digest

Jan 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Storm dumps snow, closes I-25
CHEYENNE -- A snowstorm dumped heavy snow and slickened roads and highways in Wyoming. One major highway was closed Friday ... [more]

Catholics in Wyoming file fed suit

Jan 31, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Catholic organizations in Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the birth-control coverage requirement in federal government's health ... [more]

AG will ask high court to reconsider 'Hill Bill' ruling

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Attorney General has decided to request a rehearing from the Wyoming Supreme Court on its recent ruling that a law redefining the duties of the state ... [more]

Search is on for bodies of Uden victims; case officially open for now

Jan 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation officially is keeping the Gerald Uden case open while it searches for the bodies of his victims killed 33 years ... [more]

Winter Carnival Crab Crack preps for big crowd Saturday

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new addition to this weekend's 11th Annual Crab Crack event aligns with the Wild West Winter Carnival theme for 2014: "Snuggling in the Snow."
Local ... [more]

City council splits 3-2 on plan for sewer service in subdivision

Jan 31, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new agreement approved by the city of Riverton and property owners may help expand sanitary sewer service in the future to more than 50 residents off of ... [more]

College decides to search nationwide for next president

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has decided to look both locally and nationwide for the school's next president.
The board met Wednesday in ... [more]

Cowboys struggle at free-throw line in 67-62 setback at Fresno State

Jan 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  FRESNO, Calif. -- They're something that often does not get talked about -- unless they are missed.
Unfortunately, missed free throws were a talking point for ... [more]

Cowgirls produce balanced scoring

Jan 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Head coach Joe Legerski wanted two things out of his University of Wyoming Cowgirls on Wednesday night against Fresno State: more balance on offense and for ... [more]

Big road trip this weekend for Lander hoops teams

Jan 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers and Cody Broncs have emerged as two of the top contenders in the Class 3-A West basketball conference.
The two teams collide Friday night ... [more]

Watts, Campbell top performers for RHS at Spearfish indoor meet

Jan 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sean Watts and Shepp Campbell each earned a third-place finish for the Riverton Wolverines Saturday at the Stadium Grill High School Open indoor track meet in ... [more]

River Rats off to 9-1-1 start to hockey season

Jan 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  That's the most wins of any team in Wyoming's high school age bracket for the sport.

The Riverton River Rats high-school-age hockey team has jumped ... [more]

Today

Jan 30, 2014 - Staff:  Clarifications
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one story "WRTA passenger numbers up; wreck reduces bus fleet by one" should have said the Wind River ... [more]

BBB warns of 'one ring' phone scam

Jan 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  If residents receive a call on their cellphones preceded by just one or two rings, chances are it is part of a new "one ring" phone scam spreading quickly ... [more]

Final defendant in Hudson homicides pleads guilty

Jan 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Jude Blackburn will spend at least 20 years behind bars for his role in the 2011 murders.

The last defendant in the case of a 2011 double homicide in ... [more]

Lander school could be Riverton model

Jan 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  If the existing design could be used for Riverton's new K-3 school, months of planning time and expense could be saved.

Riverton School District 25 ... [more]

Hill worries state dragging its feet on restoring past duties

Jan 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill said she is looking forward to returning to her post at the head of the Wyoming Department of Education, ... [more]

Digest

Jan 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  One dead, one hurt in wreck
GILLETTE -- Authorities say one person was killed and another was injured in a crash involving a pickup and a ... [more]

Five in the 500

Jan 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It was a very good year

Many readers followed along during 2013 as we imagined making a $500 investment in something called an "index fund" based on ... [more]

City entity working to turn 300-acre plot into commercial zone

Jan 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state-owned lot lies just south of the Wyoming Honor Farm and has been the subject of discussions among state and local leaders since 2006.

The ... [more]

D.C. gridlock undermines the SOTU address

Jan 30, 2014 - By The Miami Herald:  Nearly seven years after the onset of the Big Recession, the state of the union is improving on most fronts. The state of the federal government? Not so ... [more]

Event for writers was well done and well received

Jan 30, 2014 - Carol Deering, Riverton:  Editor:
I'd like to say how much I enjoyed reading at the Westword Writers "Winter Gathering of Words" at the Riverton Branch Library on Jan. 23.
I believe ... [more]

Decapitated body stymies Park County cops

Jan 30, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The discovery of an unidentified murder victim's headless body nearly three weeks ago on a remote, dead-end dirt road in Wyoming has stymied ... [more]

From The Hulk to Mommy

Jan 30, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Yes, the twins -- Jameson and Rowan -- have arrived

As I have the peculiar opportunity to use this column for routine countywide announcements. I ... [more]

Former council member adds name to list for vacancy consideration

Jan 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Betty Malicki has been added to the list for Ward 1, Riverton residents interested in filling the vacant Riverton city council seat this year.
Malicki is a ... [more]

Medallion found on vacant lot in downtown Riverton

Jan 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Decades of annual searching finally were rewarded Wednesday when Betty Faden found the Wild West Winter Carnival Medallion.
The Riverton resident found the ... [more]

Small-school grapplers win titles

Jan 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars wrestling team made its biggest improvements of the season Saturday at the Bobcat Invitational tournament.
Keanan Pfisterer at 113 ... [more]

Riverton matmen score points in Chadron

Jan 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Gavin Wilson put himself in position to challenge for the top spot Friday and Saturday for the Riverton Wolverines at the Chadron Invitational wrestling ... [more]

RHS hosting Casper Natrona teams Thursday night at Wolverine Gym

Jan 29, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Updated: Times for the girls and boys games are 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Casper Natrona Fillies and Mustangs make their annual Class ... [more]