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Ex-museum director's charge reduced from felony

Jan 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors lacked enough evidence to support a felony case against former Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse, so they lowered her charge to a misdemeanor ... [more]

Local lawmakers present bill on landfills, energy

Jan 29, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills sponsored by the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee advanced Thursday by the Wyoming House of Representatives. ... [more]

Man found frozen at CWC was intoxicated

Jan 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show Dominick Arthur, 46, of Fremont County, was intoxicated at the time of his death.
His blood-alcohol content was .24 when he died of ... [more]

Being human through dance

Jan 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  RHS graduate leads Saturday performance

A Riverton High School graduate is returning to town this weekend to showcase the company she has developed ... [more]

WWWC Medallion found on rural road

Jan 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Not ready to give up quite yet in their search for the Wild West Winter Carnival Medallion on Wednesday, Nic Watts and Dustyn Bartlett of Riverton set out ... [more]

Bill allowing concealed guns in schools, colleges clears next hurdle

Jan 29, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House Judiciary Committee endorsed a bill Wednesday that would allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns onto school grounds ... [more]

Pioneering lawmaker Liz Byrd dead at 88

Jan 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Harriett Elizabeth "Liz" Byrd, the first African-American woman to serve in the Wyoming Legislature, has died at age 88.
Her son, Rep. Jim Byrd of ... [more]


Jan 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bill would ban powder alcohol
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has passed a bill that would make it illegal to use, buy or sell powdered alcohol in the ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 11th day of the 2015 General Session:
FOOD FREEDOM: The House for the third time passed a bill that would ... [more]

Grizzly conflicts up in 2014; most involved livestock

Jan 28, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department documented more problems with grizzly bears last year compared to the year before, with most conflicts in 2014 occurring ... [more]

Committee to hears pros, cons of permitting firearms in schools

Jan 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents with a concealed carry permit would be allowed to bring their guns onto school grounds and into most public meetings under a bill ... [more]


Jan 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Airport may lose $1M in funding
CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne Regional Airport could lose $850,000 to $1 million in federal funding after it failed to meet ... [more]

CWC students experiencing high enrollee success

Jan 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College may not enroll as many people as other educational institutions in the state, but administrators say CWC students are likely to ... [more]

Riverton High School hosting youth car show Thursday

Jan 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students will show off their rides at the fourth annual SkillsUSA car show Thursday. The event is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the RHS ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Casper road trip awaits Riverton basketball teams

Jan 29, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams travel to Casper for a pair of Class 4-A West games Friday against Kelly Walsh and Saturday against ... [more]

Rustlers taking small team to indoor track meet in Chadron, Neb.

Jan 29, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Al Lara has a small squad for the inaugural indoor track and field season at Central Wyoming College.
In the fall, the Rustlers finished their ... [more]

After downing Natrona, RHS swimmers prep for home meet

Jan 29, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys swimmers notched a 96-63 dual meet win against Casper Natrona last Friday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.
Defending state champion ... [more]

Two meets in the books for Riverton indoor track

Jan 29, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines participated in two indoor track meets to start their winter season.
First up was a meet at Black Hills State in Spearfish, S.D. RHS ... [more]

LVHS starts homestand Friday night vs. Star Valley

Jan 29, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Taking three out of four victories last weekend in Park County was an excellent way for the Lander Valley High School Tigers to open the Class 3-A West ... [more]

Cowgirls win big vs. Utah State

Jan 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE - University of Wyoming women's basketball coach Joe Legerski was simply looking for everyone to be good at the same time in a Mountain West game.
He ... [more]

Prosser second in Chadron at 182 pounds

Jan 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  He lost in the championship to the nephew of a familiar Riverton High School coach.

Reece Prosser registered three victories on his way to a solid ... [more]

Wranglers down Riverside as 2-A Northwest play starts

Jan 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of convincing victories started the Class 2-A Northwest conference season for the Shoshoni High School Wranglers basketball teams Saturday at ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Solution vs. problem

Jan 29, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The same-sex marriage bill being aired in the Legislature doesn't have much going for it

There can be a tendency among Wyoming legislators, ... [more]

A mom's questions of time

Jan 29, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  I think I need a wormhole at 4 in the morning

Time is speeding up.
Whether this is true objectively or subjectively depends upon whether I've lost ... [more]

New snow-removal method 'is not an improvement'

Jan 29, 2015 - Eileen Way, Riverton:  Editor:
I can't say I care much for the new city policy on snow plowing that crams all the snow up against the curbs. In the neighborhood where I work, it has ... [more]

Force and law enforcement

Jan 28, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  RPD report shows value of experience and the need for governments to prioritize it

There is good news in the Riverton Police Department's year-end ... [more]