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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]

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]

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]

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Oct 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
OSORIO

A son was born to Alejandra Silva of Riverton and Edgar A. Osorio of Riverton at 4:13 a.m. June 27 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [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]

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]

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]

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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Authorities looking for missing Riverton man; foul play not suspected

Oct 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are looking for a Riverton man who has been missing for about a week.
David Killsree, 36, of Riverton, was last seen the morning of Oct. 22 leaving ... [more]

Case says recent cancer diagnosis may inform his view on Medicaid expansion

Oct 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican candidate is running for re-election in Wyoming Senate District 25.

A recent melanoma diagnosis has given state Sen. Cale Case, ... [more]

Fire destroys motor home; cause unknown

Oct 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured during a fire that destroyed a motor home Tuesday on Elkhorn Drive north of Riverton.
The vehicle owner said he had been winterizing his ... [more]

Fewer grizzlies dying this year in Yellowstone area

Oct 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The number of threatened grizzly bears killed in and around Yellowstone National Park has dropped sharply as officials consider lifting ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Commission, District 4

Oct 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Independent incumbent Stephanie Kessler faces former Fremont County planning director Ray Price in the race for Fremont County Commission District 4, which ... [more]

Workers can get time off to vote

Oct 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield reminds employers that state law requires them to give employees one hour off to vote in the Nov. 4 general ... [more]

Today

Oct 29, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
LANDIS

Byron James Landis, 34, died Monday, Oct. 27, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A viewing will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the ... [more]

Pumping more than pie out of pumpkins

Oct 29, 2014 - By Daniel Neman, McClatchy Newspapers:  Behold the pumpkin, plump harbinger of autumn, a bright-orange beacon for us all to blah blah blah, yada yada yada.
Look, I was going to write a nice story ... [more]

Teton roads closing

Oct 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Two roads in Grand Teton National Park are set to close for the winter season this week. The length of the Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake ... [more]

Digest

Oct 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  New power plant opens
CHEYENNE -- Power company officials on Tuesday marked the opening of a new gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne that replaces several ... [more]

Today

Oct 28, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Third murder suspect now held at state penitentiary" should have said the alleged murder weapon is ... [more]

Suicide prevention program enters sixth year

Oct 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Suicide Prevention group on the Wind River Indian Reservation recently was highlighted on the Indian Health Services website -- ihs.gov ... [more]

Digest

Oct 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man hit, killed by SUV
CHEYENNE -- Authorities say a 25-year-old man was struck and killed by an SUV while he was helping a driver whose vehicle had ... [more]

County tries to speed election data

Oct 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Elections officials in Cheyenne are hoping to speed elections returns after a clunky August primary.
Laramie County Clerk Debbye Lathrop said the ... [more]

Endorsements stirring up race for state superintendent

Oct 28, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  A political group representing Wyoming teachers has withdrawn its endorsement of Republican candidate Jillian Balow for state superintendent of public ... [more]

Riverton man charged with vehicular homicide in Worland

Oct 28, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  A Riverton man faces a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of a Worland woman.
In court on Monday, 54-year-old Rick Capellen didn't respond ... [more]