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Top of the ballot looks good for GOP

Nov 6, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis apparently hold all the cards in their respective races on Election Day.
Barrasso and Lummis ... [more]

Early voting goes smoothly at polling places

Nov 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Election day in Riverton was going smoothly Tuesday morning, thanks in part to preparatory work completed Monday by Fremont County Clerk staff.
"We were so ... [more]

Toddler killed when backed over accidentally

Nov 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's office is investigating the death of 18-month-old Derek Meeks Jr., who died Monday after being struck by a vehicle Saturday off of ... [more]

Shooting victim under influence of meth; baby died of asphyxia

Nov 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Lucas Myhre died of multiple gunshot wounds during an incident Sept. 13 at an apartment complex in Riverton.

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has ... [more]

Seamstresses enter woolen garments in annual competition

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Adults through pre-teens had their hand sewn wool garments judged Saturday during the District 4 Make It With Wool competition at the
Reach Foundation in ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Charges against man shot by police
LARAMIE -- Three felony charges have been formally filed against a Laramie man who was shot by officers ... [more]

Most Yellowstone roads closed Monday for winter

Nov 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The National Park Service says most roads in Yellowstone National Park will close for the season at 8 a.m. Monday.
The agency ... [more]

New crossing structures benefit wildlife

Nov 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON HOLE -- In fall 2011, Jeff Burrell was sitting with his spotting scope at Trappers Point, a 6,000-year-old pronghorn migration corridor in Sublette ... [more]

Two Shoshoni council seats to be filled from five-candidate field

Nov 4, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Shoshoni Town Council. Candidates are incumbents Ken Cundall and Bill Marcus and newcomers Brandy Hague and ... [more]

The way it was: Election night -- 1986

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Two Fremont County Republican mainstays got good news on election night in 1986.
State Representative Mary Odde of Shoshoni finished second in the ... [more]

2012 campaign finance reports due by Nov. 16

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Municipal and county-level candidates file their reports with the county clerk, while others are required to e-file on Wyoming's Campaign Finance ... [more]

Students to debate climate change

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College environmental science and forensics students host a public forum on climate change at 3 p.m. Thursday in room 171 of Main Hall.
The ... [more]

Peak viewing of bighorn rut begins in November

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Dubois is the home of one of the largest native herds of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, and visitors can encounter herds of them close-up in their winter ... [more]

Skates wants to direct revenues toward small cities

Nov 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Democrat Connie Skates of Thermopolis called herself a political junkie when asked why she ran for Wyoming House District 28 this season.
"I've always been ... [more]

Winters: HD 28 residents would be represented well

Nov 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  With House District 28 redrawn to include cities in three separate counties, Republican candidate Nathan Winters of Thermopolis wants potential constituents to ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  CWC hosting 'R-Word' rally
Central Wyoming College will have a 2 p.m. rally Thursday to end the R-word on the CWC campus as well as in the ... [more]

New webcam weather site now available for travelers

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service in Riverton, in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, has developed a new route-by-route webcam display ... [more]

Riverton library to have anti-bullying speaker

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Anti-bullying advocate Jamie Nabozny will speak 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park Ave.
For four years, Nabozny was subjected ... [more]

Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' to air Nov. 10, Lander library

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  The Third Lander Metropolitan opera of this season, "The Tempest," will be presented in a live, simulcast performance at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the ... [more]

AML money major topic in House debate

Nov 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., said she was offended when House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers failed to return her phone calls about Abandoned Mine ... [more]

Lander attorney faces Thompson for District 5 county commission slot

Nov 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Nathan Maxon's dissatisfaction with current representation on the Fremont County Commission is why the Lander man said he is running for the District 5 ... [more]

Five hopefuls chase four seats on Wind River school board

Nov 4, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Five candidates are running this year for four open seats on the Fremont County School District 6 Board of Trustees.
Candidates are incumbents Kristin ... [more]

Today

Nov 2, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "City maintenance costs concern council hopefuls" should have quoted Larry Bauman as saying ... [more]

Digest

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snake River levees fixed
JACKSON -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking advantage of low water levels to shore up the Snake River levees in ... [more]

Gun shops expect more business with Obama win

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- One of the nation's best gun marketers, according to Wyoming retailers, lives on the East Coast in a huge house.
"Obama was the best gun salesmen ... [more]

More mine layoffs set

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Black Hills Corp. has laid off 11 of its workers at the Wyodak coal mine north of Gillette amid declining production.
The layoffs, which leave the ... [more]

Thompson on ticket for fourth county commission term

Nov 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission chairman Doug Thompson feels he has the knowledge to help with the local budgeting process as Fremont County, like many other ... [more]

Pavillion council has three vying for two positions

Nov 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The race for Pavillion City Council was uncontested before primary elections in August, when residents of the small town voted for Eileen Smith as a write-in ... [more]

Barrasso faces challengers in debate

Nov 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate hopes to bring some levity to Washington, D.C., if he is elected Nov. 6.
"Washington is a broken system; ... [more]

Lander murder suspect bound over, but on lesser charges

Nov 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Circuit Court judge said he did not find probable cause to bind over first-degree murder charges against the man accused in the September shooting death of a ... [more]

Pistol Pete pays visit Ethete

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  University of Wyoming mascot Pistol Pete sparred with Dezreen C'Hair, 9, as the two held up their "We're No. 1" fingers before UW's first basketball game in ... [more]

Today

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SARGENT

A son was born to Tammy and Nathan Sargent, of Riverton, at 3:33 a.m. Sept. 18, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Deputies report a tame Halloween evening

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Halloween was fairly quiet for the Fremont County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to a few incidents involving intoxication and a couple of calls related ... [more]

Digest

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Gordon to be sworn in
CHEYENNE -- Mark Gordon will be sworn in as Wyoming treasurer in a ceremony Thursday at the state Capitol in Cheyenne.
Gov. Matt ... [more]

Sinclair offers reward after apparent sabotage

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Sinclair Oil Corp. is offering a $25,000 reward for information about an apparent sabotage attempt at its refinery near Rawlins.
Workers discovered ... [more]

Groups mark inaugural National Bison Day

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The first National Bison Day is taking place Thursday.
The Colorado-based National Bison Association, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation ... [more]

Mead keeps inside DEQ in choosing new director

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead stuck close to home by choosing a veteran administrator at the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to lead the agency.
Todd ... [more]

City maintenance costs concern council hopefuls

Nov 1, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Candidates for spots on the Riverton City Council discussed an array of issues concerning the citizens of Riverton, but a repetitive theme throughout the forum ... [more]

Commissioner candidates address ag issues at forum

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Multiple use of public lands was a major theme at a forum for county commissioner candidates sponsored by the Fremont County Cattlewomen. Candidates Doug ... [more]

CWC board candidates discuss problem colleagues

Nov 1, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Candidates for the Dubois-Crowheart subdistrict seat on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees described the ways they would react to a "constantly ... [more]