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Aug 22, 2014 - Staff:  Correction
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "West Nile virus detected in city" should have said the Environmental Protection Agency regulates ... [more]

Digest

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Re-count verifies one-vote victory
JACKSON -- A re-count has confirmed that Teton County commissioner candidate Reynolds Pomeroy made it onto the ... [more]

Independent candidates running in general election

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some independent candidates are pushing to get on the ballot for Wyoming's general election in November.
Don Wills of Pine Bluffs filed a petition ... [more]

Reward offered for former billionaire's assets

Aug 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The trustee representing Yellowstone Club creditors offered a reward Wednesday to anyone who can help uncover property or bank accounts the ... [more]

Mead asking for Medicaid proposal for Legislature

Aug 22, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says he expects to be ready to brief state lawmakers early next year about the best deal Wyoming could get from the federal ... [more]

Trapping expo features furs, demos

Aug 22, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  TV personality and coyote caller Les Johnson will speak Saturday.

The Wyoming State Trapper's Association's convention is in Riverton this weekend, ... [more]

Write-ins could advance to general

Aug 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several write-in candidates could add a twist to municipal elections this fall after receiving enough votes to be on the general-election ballot. Write-in ... [more]

Campbell secures GOP House District 34 race

Aug 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  For most of Tuesday evening, Wyoming House District 34 Rep. Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni, was unsure whether she would be elected to serve another term in ... [more]

Officials planning to recover Uden bodies from Fremont Lake

Aug 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Authorities plan to recover the bodies of the Uden family from the deep waters of a Sublette County lake as the 34th anniversary of their murders approaches. ... [more]

Today

Aug 21, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BAKER

Rosalie Baker, 87, of Pavillion, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Student missing from Teton park
MOOSE -- Authorities are searching for a Russian student who failed to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National ... [more]

Touch-screens slow release of Laramie County's election results

Aug 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Slow-counting touch-screen voting machines are one reason the initial results of Tuesday's primary election in Laramie County were not available ... [more]

Officials to re-count ballots for Natrona County Commission

Aug 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Natrona County officials are recounting the primary election ballots because two Republican candidates for county commissioner finished less than 1 ... [more]

Balow says her campaign is gearing up for Nov. 4 election

Aug 21, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Fresh off a Republican primary victory, state schools superintendent candidate Jillian Balow says her campaign will be readjusting its focus for the ... [more]

Maldonado beats Brockie in Dem primary for Senate District 25 spot

Aug 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sergio Maldonado received a call at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday from his challenger, Travis Brockie, in the Democratic primary for Wyoming Senate District ... [more]

Case not 'real surprised' by Senate District 25 victory

Aug 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After visiting with constituents during his re-election campaign this summer, Wyoming Senate District 25 Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, said he wasn't too worried ... [more]

Two arrested after 163-mile car chase ends in Rawlins

Aug 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A stolen gray 2013 Dodge Charger led law enforcement on a high speed chase Tuesday afternoon that reached Rawlins from Riverton in less than 90 minutes. A ... [more]

West Nile virus detected in city

Aug 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Area residents have been warned to be vigilant in avoiding mosquitoes now that West Nile virus has been detected in city limits.
Local resident and mayoral ... [more]

Nine file for general election one day after primary

Aug 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  On the day after Wyoming primary ballots were cast, nine people filed in Fremont County to become candidates in the November general elections.
Third-party ... [more]

Bear destroys bee hives north of Pavillion

Aug 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Winnie the Pooh was right: Bears love honey. But in real life those animals do not show their affection as charmingly as cartoons would have us believe.
A ... [more]

Today

Aug 20, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BIG MEDICINE-OLDMAN

Connie Frances Big Medicine-Oldman, 54, died Friday, Aug. 15, in Geary, Okla. A rosary and wake will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Digest

Aug 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead douses self with ice
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead had a bucket of water dumped over his head on Tuesday, but it wasn't in celebration of his primary ... [more]

Murray edges Buchanan for Secretary of State

Aug 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne businessman Ed Murray has narrowly won the Republican primary for secretary of state.
Murray edged former House Speaker Ed Buchanan of ... [more]

Incumbents cruise in state Republican primary

Aug 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming voters overwhelmingly chose incumbents in the top races in Tuesday's Republican primary election. Here are five things to know about the ... [more]

Statewide primary election glance

Aug 20, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  U.S. Senate 2014 Dem -- Primary
482 of 482 precincts -- 100 percent
x-Charlie Hardy 7,193 -- 48 percent
Rex Wilde 3,010 -- 20 percent
Al Hamburg 2,989 -- ... [more]

Stratmoen captures GOP coroner race

Aug 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Mark Stratmoen won a solid victory in Thursday's GOP primary election for Fremont County Coroner, outpolling opponent Dominick Weigel 2-1.
No candidates from ... [more]

Baker wins by tiny margin in Riverton mayor primary

Aug 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton municipal races are shaping into close contests for the general election after tight primary voting Tuesday.
For mayor, former Riverton City ... [more]

Clifford to face Allen in House District 33 race

Aug 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Andrea Clifford has been chosen as the Democratic nominee who will face Republican Jim Allen in the race for Wyoming House District 33 this November.
Clifford ... [more]

Big win for Lambert in commission district 1

Aug 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Political newcomer Mark Lambert handily earned the Republican nomination for Fremont County Commission District 1 on Tuesday, setting up a rare contested ... [more]

Hornecker likely to earn fourth term as sheriff

Aug 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker said he was humbled by the results of Tuesday's primary election.
With no Democratic challengers, he likely will earn re-election this ... [more]