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Jul 25, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GIMPLE
Evelyn R. Gimple, 98, of Lander, died Tuesday, July 22, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. Graveside services will be at 10 ... [more]

Digest

Jul 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Lawmaker: Investigate Mead
CHEYENNE -- A state lawmaker is asking for a special prosecutor to investigate Gov. Matt Mead and his staff.
Republican Rep. ... [more]

Fire season below expectations so far

Jul 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The number of fires to date is about 70 percent of the 10-year average, and the area burned is less than half.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Widespread drought ... [more]

'Red flag' fire warning takes effect locally

Jul 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service has issued a "red flag" fire warning for residents in Riverton, Lander and throughout the Wind River Basin.
The status does not ... [more]

Accused of kidnapping, Brock says he is broke, illiterate

Jul 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The initial appearance on Thursday for the Riverton man arrested in the kidnapping of a young girl gave more insight into the case than most such ... [more]

Late fair parade entries welcome

Jul 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The annual procession starts at 6 p.m., with check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Smith's Food and Drug on West Main Street.

It may be too late to ... [more]

Attorney, coroner, sheriff candidates debate at forum

Jul 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Republican candidates for elected offices locked horns Wednesday evening during a forum at Central Wyoming College's Little Theatre. Members of the 100-strong ... [more]

Today

Jul 24, 2014 - Staff:  Births
TIMBANA

A daughter was born to Leona Timbana of Arapahoe and Troy Timbana of Arapahoe at 6:30 a.m. May 9 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Digest

Jul 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  School under-funding alleged
A coalition of seven Wyoming school districts says the state had underfunded K-12 schools by $151 million in recent ... [more]

Hill: Latest salvo by Legislature a 'smear campaign'

Jul 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The special legislative committee investigating Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill released its final report on Wednesday, formally rebuking ... [more]

Dig to begin at fossil cave

Jul 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of ... [more]

Man charged in child abduction

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The suspect is jailed in Lander on a $250,000 cash bond.

Prosecutors have charged a Riverton man with kidnapping for the abduction of 9-year-old girl ... [more]

Accused Sinks Canyon vandals waive hearings

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Circuit Court Judge Robert B. Denhardt transferred their cases to District Court on July 16.

Three defendants in a string of capers in Sinks Canyon ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Attorney (Part two)

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both candidates in the closely watched Fremont County Attorney race, Michael Bennett and Pat LeBrun, addressed their views on sentencing, the Environmental ... [more]

Commercial parking in downtown lot concerns city officials

Jul 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton city officials are weighing potential changes to parking regulations at the public lot on Fremont Avenue and Broadway.
The lot is not regulated at ... [more]

Ice cream contest offering prizes for participants

Jul 23, 2014 - Staff:  The winner will receive a nickel-plated, engraved ice cream scoop.

The Ranger newspaper is offering a nickel-plated, engraved ice cream scoop as the ... [more]

Today

Jul 23, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SOUNDINGSIDES

A son was born to Claire M. SoundingSides of Ethete at 8:12 a.m. May 10 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 7 ... [more]

A tapas party

Jul 23, 2014 - By Jackie Burrell, McClatchy Newspapers:  It's no wonder Michael Chiarello's flirtatious Coqueta has been such a hit on San Francisco's waterfront. Tapas, gintonics and glorious water views are a ... [more]

Digest

Jul 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Probation in triple fatal
GREELEY, Colo. -- A 23-year-old Wyoming man who was involved in a crash in northern Colorado that killed two siblings and an ... [more]

Boaters reminded of inspection program for invasive mussels

Jul 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wildlife officials are reminding boaters of a program aimed at keeping harmful invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels out of Wyoming ... [more]

State providing safety training to schools in fall

Jul 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state plans to provide special training this fall to help local school districts prevent the type of school shootings that have occurred in ... [more]

GOP candidates set to appear at county forums

Jul 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Republican office-seekers will appear at upcoming GOP candidate forums.
Dates include:
- 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lander Valley High School
- 7 ... [more]

Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

Jul 23, 2014 - By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Plains and Rocky Mountain states, thanks to oil and natural gas -- lots ... [more]

Person of interest in abduction in custody on unrelated charges

Jul 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  David Wayne Brock, 22, of Riverton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay fines.

A person of interest in the weekend abduction of a 9-year-old ... [more]

Second CWC board member declines to run for re-election

Jul 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Another member of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has decided not to run for re-election this year.
During a board meeting this month, Scott ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Attorney

Jul 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both candidates in the closely watched Fremont County Attorney race, Michael Bennett and Pat LeBrun, addressed the county attorney's role in social issues ... [more]

Today

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
EELLS

Loretta May Eells, 86, of Riverton, died after a short illness Saturday, July 19, surrounded by family at Help for Health Hospice Home. A ... [more]

Time to register for Wyoming's Biggest Loser RunWalk

Jul 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming's First Lady is encouraging state residents to register for the upcoming Biggest Loser RunWalk event planned for Aug. 17 in Casper. 
"When parents and ... [more]

Digest

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Enzi tops in campaign funds
Incumbent Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is the top fundraiser among congressional candidates in the state in the most recent ... [more]

Decision due soon on bomb training range expansion

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the ... [more]