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Old missile facility eyed as tourist site

Oct 31, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The boarded-up structure about 25 miles north of Cheyenne doesn't look like much.
To the average passerby, it would likely appear to just be a ... [more]

One dead, one injured in tank blast

Oct 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Authorities say a welder was killed and another worker was injured when an oil tank exploded west of Cheyenne.
Rita Martin, a secretary at Tri ... [more]

Digest

Oct 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State man's body found in wreck
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A group of hunters found the body of a Wyoming man in a sport utility vehicle that went off the road ... [more]

Shoshoni Town Council candidate wants to continue first-term work

Oct 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lea Delay sees a lot of promise for the future when she looks at the town of Shoshoni.
"This town can be so much more than what it is," Delay said. "I'm ... [more]

New charges added to first-degree murder count against Shull

Oct 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors have filed two more charges against a Riverton man in custody for first-degree murder.
The additions recognize a second alleged victim in the ... [more]

Maldonado challenging incumbent Cale Case in Senate District 25

Oct 31, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Democratic Wyoming Senate District 25 candidate Sergio Maldonado says he is "worlds apart" from his opponent, incumbent Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander.
Maldonado ... [more]

Three pursuing two seats on Dubois board

Oct 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Newcomers Michael Alexander and Patricia Neveaux and incumbent Bruce Thompson are running for two seats on the Dubois Town ... [more]

Two spots open on Pavillion Town Council

Oct 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three men are vying for two seats on the Pavillion Town Council in the general election Tuesday.
Bud Kisling finished first in the primary with 47 votes, ... [more]

Campaign working to get voters to polls Tuesday

Oct 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  More than 100 American Indian volunteers from Fremont County have signed up for the Every Native Vote Campaign on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The ... [more]

Long-awaited roof repair at Riverton library approved

Oct 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A project to improve the Riverton Branch Library's leaky roof has the green light to begin. Fremont County Commissioners approved hiring architects and ... [more]

Seven vie for three school board seats

Oct 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The District 25 field includes five first-time candidates and two incumbents.

The Fremont County School District 25 board of trustees in Riverton has ... [more]

Allen tries for House seat as Goggles retires

Oct 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Republican Wyoming House District 33 candidate Jim Allen has spent his life cooperating with fellow residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Big fundraising lead for Ceballos over Balow

Oct 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Democrat Mike Ceballos has raised about $100,000 more than Republican Jillian Balow in the state superintendent of public instruction ... [more]

Judicial learning center to be built at state Supreme Court building

Oct 30, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Construction could begin as soon as January on a new Judicial Learning Center to be housed in the state's Supreme Court building in downtown ... [more]

Still no sign of missing woman

Oct 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- An aerial search for a 61-year-old Casper woman who has been missing for nearly a month didn't turn up any clues to her disappearance.
Kristi ... [more]

Digest

Oct 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  FedEx Ground to build in Cody
CODY -- FedEx Ground plans a new hub to serve northeastern Wyoming that could bring up to 70 jobs to Cody.
The city's ... [more]

Four vie for two seats on District 14 board

Oct 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kelly Hiwalker, a newcomer, says she has wanted to run for a couple of years.

Four candidates are competing for two spots on the Fremont County ... [more]

Shoshoni woman running for council as write-in

Oct 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kathryn Dewitt wasn't expecting to be a write-in candidate for one of two open spots on the Shoshoni Town Council.
"A couple people said, 'Well you should,'" ... [more]

Dubois mayor seeking second term; opponent hopes to grow economy

Oct 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Incumbent Dubois mayor Twila Blakeman faces a challenger in Grant Miller. Voters will elect one to serve a four-year term on Tuesday.
Blakeman has been the ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Veteran core leads Rustler men into basketball season

Oct 31, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In his first season at the helm of the Central Wyoming College men's basketball program, coach Pat Rafferty made his mark with his own style of coaching. ... [more]

Wolverines win regional VB opener in Green River

Oct 31, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines took a big step toward the Class 4-A state volleyball tournament Friday morning, starting Class 4-A West regional play in Green River ... [more]

CWC women boast towering front line this season

Oct 31, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers started play Friday afternoon at a tournament in Casper.

Height shouldn't be a problem this year for the Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Championship season: In playoff opener, RHS shocked Star Valley

Oct 31, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Wyoming offense hopes to carry late momentum into Fresno State/625
As the Wyoming High School football playoffs commenced in 1994, the Riverton Wolverines had ... [more]

Wolverines tangle with Powell to start playoffs

Oct 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kickoff is at 6 p.m. at Wolverine Field, an hour earlier than normal, and admission will be charged.

With hopes of winning a first-round playoff ... [more]

RHS spikers open West regional vs. Rock Springs

Oct 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team, one of the top blocking teams in Wyoming, will take its height and offensive punch to Green River as as the Class ... [more]

Shoshoni top seed at regional VB tourney

Oct 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers and the Wind River Lady Cougars have been put on the opposite side of the Class 2-A West regional volleyball bracket tournament.
The ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Writing in Haynes

Oct 31, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The dogged doctor will shake up percentages, not outcomes

Only in politics can 7 percent be trumpeted as a victory. But Dr. Taylor Haynes has been ... [more]

State's bear-meets-man stories

Oct 31, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Is it sick to be fascinated by news of people being attacked by bears in Wyoming?
Well then, I'm a critically-ill patient.
Stories about bear-meets-man ... [more]

Past record shows Baker would be a good mayor

Oct 31, 2014 - Richard Klein, Riverton:  Editor:
Perhaps 15 years ago, Lars Baker, then the supervisor for the Fremont Weed and Pest department, asked if I would serve as the director from my ... [more]

Baker solves community problems and helps citizen in need

Oct 31, 2014 - Nance Shelsta, Riverton:  Editor:
As a citizen of Riverton, I am pleased that we have two candidates running for mayor who are capable, well-versed on issues and have demonstrated ... [more]

Gard responded to street concern as a councilman

Oct 31, 2014 - Brandi Snider, Riverton:  Editor:
I have to first say that l am a very big supporter of voting. But where problems lie are when people vote blindly and not doing their research.
I ... [more]

Entire nursing program class passes exam on first attempt

Oct 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Every student in the Central Wyoming College nursing program passed his or her registered nurse licensing exam on the first attempt, according to dean Kathy ... [more]

Applications for spring internship with Enzi due Thursday

Oct 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Typical duties include giving Wyoming constituents Capitol tours and conducting research for legislative aides.

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is ... [more]

Special events to mark 75th anniversary for church

Oct 31, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Trinity Lutheran Church celebrates its 75th anniversary Sunday with a dinner at 12:30 p.m. and a special church service at 2:30 p.m. A cake reception and ... [more]

Fun and safe

Oct 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is a lot going on for Halloween, so take it easy and avoid trouble

Individual ways of having fun are as varied as the many costumes little ... [more]

Gard deserves vote support for several reasons

Oct 30, 2014 - Delene Berg, Riverton:  Editor:
I'm sure there are voters in our great City of Riverton who have not have the opportunity to meet or get to know Rich Gard. I support Rich as our ... [more]

Baker 'would be the best' mayor, say his past workers

Oct 30, 2014 - Denise LeBrock, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, in the election for Mayor of Riverton it is obvious that Mr. Gard has a lot of rich business friends who are writing to support him. But rich ... [more]

When voting, know how they think

Oct 30, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Coincidence of Halloween and Election Day is apt

Here I am, stuck between Halloween and Election Day.
It's an uncomfortable spot for a columnist, ... [more]