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Worker's death in Teton park due to a fall, coroner says

Aug 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Authorities say a 20-year-old Russian man found dead in Grand Teton National Park died of blunt force trauma from a fall.
The Teton County coroner ... [more]

Daughters of both killer and victim express themselves at sentencing

Aug 28, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The daughter of a Missouri woman sentenced for killing her husband in Wyoming almost 40 years ago said Wednesday she stands by her mother as she ... [more]

Convocation opens new term at CWC

Aug 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Valdez inaugurated as new president; 300 students attend

Sometimes good advice does not sink in without a little humor.
"Don't be a baby," keynote ... [more]

After shots fired, police enter home at gunpoint, break up under-age drinking party

Aug 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The alleged gunman was 'just showing off,' Riverton Police Department Capt. Eric Murphy said.

No one was injured after police entered a Riverton home ... [more]

Mayor and council races shape up for November; primary totals certified

Aug 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Races for many municipal council offices in Fremont County are in place following the Aug. 19 primary election.
Some fields were narrowed to two candidates ... [more]

Today

Aug 27, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one story "Wild horse meeting draws dozens" should have said John Radosevich held up a can of soup when he ... [more]

Fire district looking for volunteers

Aug 27, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Fire Protection District chief Craig Haslam said his district has 158 active volunteer firefighters and 29 fire-core members providing services ... [more]

Digest

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man shot in church
CENTENNIAL -- Authorities say a man has been shot and wounded in a Centennial church, possibly after interrupting a burglary.
The ... [more]

Laramie man charged in 1972 murder

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A judge on Tuesday ruled prosecutors have strong enough evidence against a Laramie man accused of killing a 20-year-old woman 42 years ago that they ... [more]

Backhoe nicks oil pipe, causes spill

Aug 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A 25,000-gallon oil spill in the Powder River Basin occurred after a backhoe nicked a 6-inch underground pipeline and, over time, corrosion turned ... [more]

Road rebuild with new rec path sparks disagreement

Aug 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A county road project that has drawn some criticism has reached the end of an official objection period. The plan is to rebuild a 2,000-foot section of ... [more]

Man bites off part of woman's lip, gnaws at paint, seats in cop cars

Aug 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Crowheart man was arrested Tuesday morning, reportedly after he bit off a "large portion" of a woman's upper lip in Riverton.
Wondo Tarness, 38, of ... [more]

Collision near fairgrounds ends in flight to hospital

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 51-year-old Riverton woman was flown to Casper for treatment Tuesday after being involved in a two-vehicle accident near the Fremont County ... [more]

Hit-and-run on Federal linked to booze, meth

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday afternoon after leaving the scene of an accident at Walmart, 1733 N. Federal Blvd. in Riverton.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Car wrecks mar summer afternoon

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Van nearly drives over edge on the Main Street hill

A 66-year-old Kinnear man avoided major injury Tuesday afternoon when he drove his minivan into a ... [more]

Council cuts trash hours, votes to eliminate alley dumpsters in Riverton

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  How they voted
Riverton City Council members who voted to cut trash collection hours and require roll-out containers instead of alley dumpsters were ... [more]

Today

Aug 26, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BUSHYHEAD

Mervin "Merv" Bushyhead, 62, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Aug. 23, in Chubbuck, Idaho. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, ... [more]

Obama regs remedy birth control issue for religious organizations

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some ... [more]

Pediatricians recommend later start times for schools

Aug 26, 2014 - By Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press:  CHICAGO -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would ... [more]

FDA under pressure to define 'natural' food label

Aug 26, 2014 - By Mary MacVean, McClatchy Newspapers:  In one study, "natural" tied for first place when people were asked to rank which food product claims mattered the most to them.

LOS ANGELES -- When ... [more]

Meeting planned on community paramedicine

Aug 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is inviting interested residents to attend a stakeholder meeting Aug. 14 to introduce a health care approach known as ... [more]

Digest

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Woman contracts West Nile virus
GILLETTE -- Health officials say an older woman from Platte County has tested positive for West Nile virus -- the first ... [more]

Amended charge filed against teen

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A prosecutor has filed an amended charge against a 16-year-old accused of killing a Scotts Bluff County jailer.
Dylan Cardeilhac, of ... [more]

Suicide suspected in Loveland train death

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LOVELAND, Colo. -- Authorities say the death of a 13-year-old hit and killed by a freight train in Loveland was a suspected suicide.
The BNSF train hit the boy ... [more]

Lotto sales net nearly $200K in first day

Aug 26, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The opening day of the new Wyoming Lottery saw nearly $200,000 in Powerball and Mega Millions tickets being sold.
"We're pretty happy about it," ... [more]

Alice Uden receives life sentence for killing husband

Aug 26, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and ... [more]

Seventy-two candidates file for general election

Aug 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Filing closed at 5 p.m. Monday for candidates who want to run in the general election. Seventy-two people have submitted their names since the filing period ... [more]

Wild horse meeting draws dozens

Aug 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A meeting in Riverton hosted by a group that advises on national policy for wild horses became a lightning rod Monday for the ire of parties on all sides of ... [more]

EMS director says workers are spread thin in county due to budget cuts

Aug 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Operational changes at the Fremont County ambulance department will have a direct effect in Riverton, said Emergency Medical Services director Joe Zillmer.
He ... [more]

Alice Uden gets life in prison

Aug 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge in Wyoming has sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison for killing her husband in the mid-1970s.
Alice Uden was sentenced ... [more]