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The way it was: Fort Washakie cabin -- 1903

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Each year the Wyoming State Historical Society produces a calendar full of photographs from Wyoming's past.
This picture was featured in the 1994 calendar, ... [more]

Abandoned car project in city going well so far, say police

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton officials say the recent push to remove abandoned vehicles from city roadways has been successful thus far.
"We're getting a lot of positive ... [more]

County waits on gay marriage

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge has struck down Wyoming's law against same-sex marriage, but couples in Fremont County hoping to wed are still waiting.
The Fremont County ... [more]

Wyoming history calendar features 1920 scene from Fremont County

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Once again the Wyoming State Historical Society has partnered with the American Heritage Center to create a 2015 calendar of Wyoming history.
With more than ... [more]

Casting agent looking for native actors

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River Indian Reservation residents will have an opportunity to audition for several roles in the six-hour HBO miniseries "Lewis and Clark."
Rene Haynes ... [more]

UW faculty icon's memoir published

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eve Newman, For The Associated Press:  Three years ago, George Frison, an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming, remembers sitting in a hospital waiting room while his ... [more]

Today

Oct 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
McCABE

A son was born to Crystal Comesrunningbuck of Lander and Charles McCabe of Lander at 9:17 p.m. Aug. 10 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Boy's 'temper tantrum' in parking lot prompts onlookers to call authorities

Oct 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officers responding to a juvenile problem Oct. 9 in Riverton determined that the issue had been "self-inflicted."
The problem reportedly arose when a ... [more]

Demonstrators call for Medicaid expansion at debate

Oct 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Walking up to the governor and state superintendent debates Thursday, attendees and candidates got an eyeful of signs calling for Wyoming to expand Medicaid. ... [more]

Digest

Oct 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW top seed in knowledge bowl
LARAMIE -- A five-member University of Wyoming petroleum engineering team is the No. 1 ranked team heading into the 13th ... [more]

Marriage issue aside, gays not protected by workplace laws

Oct 17, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Even if gay marriage comes to the Equality State, employers in the state can still legally fire a worker just for being homosexual.
Wyoming is one ... [more]

Arapahos say feds OK with Joint Business Council split from Eastern Shoshones

Oct 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Business Council is standing behind its initial understanding that the Bureau of Indian Affairs said the tribe has the authority to ... [more]

School bus carrying 13 children rolls; safety restraints prevent injuries

Oct 17, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A bus carrying Head Start children rolled just north of Ethete on Thursday, but no serious injuries were reported.
The crash occurred at about 1:40 p.m. on ... [more]

Bear euthanized after break-in

Oct 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  TETON VILLAGE -- Wyoming wildlife officials euthanized a black bear after it broke into an occupied house in Teton Village at the base of the Jackson Hole ... [more]

Mead debates opponents at CWC

Oct 17, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Responding to criticism that he's failed to show leadership in his first term, Wyoming Republican Gov. Matt Mead emphasized that unless the state's economy is ... [more]

Today

Oct 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MARTIN

A daughter was born to Vicki Martin of Riverton and Mark Martin of Riverton at 10:33 a.m. June 29 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Alternative school move gets support from District 25

Oct 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Despite low attendance at a recent public meeting on the future of Riverton's alternative school, commitment to the project remains strong from district ... [more]

Amber Alert for Montana infant canceled

Oct 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- An Amber Alert issued for a Montana infant that authorities believe was abducted by her non-custodial mother was canceled after the infant ... [more]

State gay marriage case in court

Oct 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The legal battle to allow same-sex couples to wed moves to a federal court in Wyoming, one of the dwindling number of states still fighting to keep ... [more]

Griz deaths inevitable during elk season, say managers

Oct 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Federal wildlife managers expect six more grizzly bears will be killed during the next nine years as an unintended consequence of elk hunting in ... [more]

Amber Alert applies in Wyoming

Oct 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  This story has been updated. ... [more]

Train thief detained on federal charge

Oct 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A Wyoming man remains detained on federal charges that he took locomotives from a coal mine where he worked and intentionally crashed into another ... [more]

Lottery sales meeting expectations

Oct 16, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The first-ever winner in the new lottery was from a ticket sold in Riverton.

Seven weeks after joining the nationwide lottery frenzy, the Wyoming ... [more]

LEED house is one of just three built by students across the nation

Oct 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Community members gathered Tuesday to recognize a student-built duplex as the first LEED Silver-Certified building in Wyoming and in Riverton.
U.S. Sen. Mike ... [more]

Riverton ambulance times quickest in county overall

Oct 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  So far in 2014, on average it took Riverton ambulances 3 minutes and 49 seconds to get en route after a page and 9:47 to drive to a patient, or 13:36 ... [more]

Today

Oct 15, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Alley dumpster service ending in residential Riverton by next month" should have said the city ... [more]

Cuban sandwich a classic snack

Oct 15, 2014 - By Bill Daley, McClatchy Newspapers:  The Cubano could be described as a golden, crispy sub without the lettuce, tomato or other trimmings.

A Cuban sandwich is the stuff of which food ... [more]

Digest

Oct 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man killed by train in Gillette
GILLETTE -- Authorities are investigating after a 22-year-old man apparently was hit and killed by a train in ... [more]

More heroin in state now compared to recent years

Oct 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Heroin use is spreading in Wyoming, following the national trend in which people addicted to prescription painkillers increasingly are turning to the ... [more]

Jewell says sage grouse problems are not unsolvable

Oct 15, 2014 - By Keith Ridler, The Associated Press:  The challenges in keeping sage grouse off the endangered species list are complex but not unsolvable, the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior ... [more]