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Hill speaks about bid to unseat Gov. Matt Mead

Aug 14, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republicans face dueling versions of the same story as they consider Cindy Hill's candidacy for governor in this month's primary.
Hill, the ... [more]

Experience focus of Secretary of State debate

Aug 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Cheyenne businessman Ed Murray painted himself as the only candidate who offers new blood when he faced off in a debate Wednesday night in Riverton against ... [more]

Scouts help leader float across lake after injury

Aug 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of teenage Boy Scouts helped local search and rescue volunteers retrieve a troop leader from the Wind River Mountains on Friday after the 49-year-old ... [more]

Retiring rep's niece competes in rare Democratic primary

Aug 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Running for State House District 33, Andrea "Andi" Clifford races Wilfred J. Ferris, III one of two contested Democratic primaries in Fremont County this ... [more]

House District 33: Allen vows strict fiscal control

Aug 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fiscal responsibility and liberty are the hallmarks of Jim Allen's campaign for Wyoming House District 33.
"As a legislator, it will be my priority to ... [more]

House District 33: Cardenas pledges communication

Aug 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Four issues are included in Daniel Cardenas's campaign platform for House District 33: communication, transparency, education and economic ... [more]

Today

Aug 13, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
ALSTINE

Betty Van Alstine, 69, of Jeffrey City, died with family at her side Sunday, Aug. 10, at home. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Chocolate cheesecake bars a tasty way to feed a crowd

Aug 13, 2014 - By Susan Selasky, McClatchy Newspapers:  When making them, be sure to plan on at least four hours of chilling time.

If you need a dessert to feed a crowd, here's one to try. These chocolate ... [more]

Two sentenced for similar, unrelated crimes

Aug 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two Northern Arapaho men have been sentenced to prison terms for the same charge in unrelated incidents.
U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl ... [more]

Commission candidate Lambert says he would be 'somebody who cares'

Aug 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concerns about the Fremont County Emergency Medical Services led a Fort Washakie man to run for County Commission in District 1 as a Republican.
Mark Lamber ... [more]

Primary could set up race between sisters-in-law for commission slot

Aug 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Keja Whiteman is the incumbent, and Valaira Whiteman is running in the Republican primary.

Valaira Whiteman's decision to run for Fremont County ... [more]

Digest

Aug 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Illegal floater lost in river
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A search is under way for a 22-year-old Georgia man who was swept down a dangerous river in ... [more]

Three debate for GOP pick as superintendent

Aug 13, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two of the three Republican candidates for Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction clashed over the administration of the current state ... [more]

Novice House candidate calls Obama 'dictator'

Aug 13, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Republican candidate for U.S. House in Wyoming said President Barack Obama is a dictator and he wants to personally say it to the president's ... [more]

Today

Aug 12, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the photo with the page one story "Finished, but not quite ready" should have said J.R. Oakley photographed the Green ... [more]

Wyoming students exempt from vaccines down in 2013

Aug 12, 2014 - By Aerin Curtis, McClatchy Newspapers:  The numbers of students who take the necessary vaccinations for public schools went up in 2013.
But the figures for students who aren't vaccinated either for ... [more]

Digest

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State treasurer debates Redo
Incumbent Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon emphasized in a debate Monday in Riverton that Wyoming's multi-billion dollar ... [more]

Study: Wyoming has more insured drivers

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A new study finds that about 35,800 motorists, or 8.7 percent, are uninsured in Wyoming.
The study by the Insurance Research Council says Wyoming ... [more]

Feds nix protection for wolverines

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights ... [more]

Yellowstone visits up 6 percent for year

Aug 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bus tours represent the biggest portion of the increased visitation.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The National Park Service says visitation to ... [more]

Great Lakes losing co-op agreement with Frontier

Aug 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes Airlines is to lose its code-share status with Frontier Airlines on Oct. 1. The change could spell inconveniences and higher fares for some ... [more]

Haynes stays out of fray at forum

Aug 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Taylor Haynes claims to have received more education than anyone who has ever sought the office of governor of Wyoming.
The Republican candidate earned his ... [more]

Hill jabs Mead in debate

Aug 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  There was no love lost between Republican governor candidates Cindy Hill and incumbent Matt Mead during Monday night's debate at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Brooks Lake Road closure hours change

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Brooks Lake Road, Forest Road 515, will be closed periodically for the next three weeks. Crews are working to replace a culvert that failed recently.
The ... [more]

As primary nears, Mead on state tour

Aug 11, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  When he ran for governor four years ago, Matt Mead put 100,000 miles on a new SUV, and 40,000 on another.
He won't match that in his re-election bid, but ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Sheriff

Aug 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Police Department captain Mark Stone will take on three-term incumbent Sheriff Skip Hornecker in the Republican primary election Aug. ... [more]

Wild horse, burro advisory board to meet in Riverton

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's National Wild Horse and Burro advisory board will meet Aug. 25 in Riverton to discuss issues relating to the management and ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man wants reduced sentence
CASPER -- The attorney for a man imprisoned for a crash that killed two people wants a judge to reduce his sentence, saying ... [more]

Brubaker, other Libertarians file for office; school candidates as well

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Libertarian candidates filed for a wide slate of state offices Friday, including one from Riverton.
Richard Brubaker submitted proper fees and paperwork for ... [more]

The way it was: Tie hack supper -- 1918

Aug 11, 2014 - Staff:  Fremont County's famed industry of yore, the tie drive, ran from 1916 to 1946, when 11 million railroad ties were cut in the forests above Dubois, floated down ... [more]