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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]

Judge ponders plea deal for past police officer

Oct 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man's ex-wife accuses him of striking her with his vehicle after an altercation in June.

A former Riverton police officer pleaded guilty and no ... [more]

Grizzly killing examined; initial finding is self-defense by hunting party

Oct 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the recent death of a grizzly bear above Dubois, one of several bear-related incidents in Fremont County ... [more]

1984 opening on CWC stage

Oct 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's theater department presents George Orwell's "1984" in its first major production of the year.
After a review performance Wednesday, ... [more]

IDEA Inc. gets grant approval to buy land next to Honor Farm

Oct 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's economic development arm IDEA Inc. has learned that the $1.4 million Business Ready Community grant requested through the Wyoming Business Council ... [more]

Today

Oct 14, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CACHELIN

Pauline B. Cachelin, 61, of Lander, died Saturday, Oct. 11. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Chapel of ... [more]

Digest

Oct 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Campus locked down briefly
CASPER -- A report of a man with a rifle prompted officials at Casper College to lock down campus for about half an hour ... [more]

Angry worker takes train and collides with other locomotive

Oct 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Authorities say a disgruntled employee commandeered a locomotive from a northeast Wyoming coal mine and later plowed it into another train before he ... [more]

Feds nix protections for wolverines; coalition of advocacy groups sues

Oct 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A coalition of advocacy groups on Monday challenged the government's denial of federal protections for the snow-loving wolverine, arguing in ... [more]