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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]

Digest

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]

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]

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]