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Voter turnout similar to the 2008 election

Nov 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese said 17,078 people voted in Tuesday's election.
The figure is higher than the 16,219 registered voters reported, but Freese ... [more]

In razor-thin count, Goggles beats Allen

Nov 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Twenty-six votes in Tuesday's election were enough to send Democrat Patrick Goggles back to Cheyenne for a fifth term. Goggles defeated Republican challenger ... [more]

Incumbents keep seats in contested city council races

Nov 7, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As the final results trickled in, Riverton City Council members and former hopefuls commented on the outcome of the election and their future plans.

Ward ... [more]

Today

Nov 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ANDRE

Julia 'Judy" Andre, 79, of Riverton, died Friday, Nov. 2, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at ... [more]

Nursing home earns five-star rating

Nov 6, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Morning Star Care Center, a nursing home facility located in Fort Washakie, has been ranked five out of five stars by the U.S. Department of Health and ... [more]

Digest

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Familiar pedestrian bridge reopens
LARAMIE -- The landmark pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks in downtown Laramie has reopened full-time after ... [more]

Man wounds self

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A 40-year-old man is recovering from accidentally shooting himself in the leg while cleaning his .45-caliber handgun.
The man was treated and ... [more]

GOP looks to grow Capitol advantage

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming's Republican Party is looking to expand its dominance in the state Legislature -- but third-party candidates add a new dimension in ... [more]

Free-roaming bison plan in judge's hands

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A legal dispute over whether migrating bison can roam freely across 70,000 acres outside Yellowstone National Park is before a Montana judge ... [more]

Top of the ballot looks good for GOP

Nov 6, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis apparently hold all the cards in their respective races on Election Day.
Barrasso and Lummis ... [more]

Early voting goes smoothly at polling places

Nov 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Election day in Riverton was going smoothly Tuesday morning, thanks in part to preparatory work completed Monday by Fremont County Clerk staff.
"We were so ... [more]

Toddler killed when backed over accidentally

Nov 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's office is investigating the death of 18-month-old Derek Meeks Jr., who died Monday after being struck by a vehicle Saturday off of ... [more]

Shooting victim under influence of meth; baby died of asphyxia

Nov 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Lucas Myhre died of multiple gunshot wounds during an incident Sept. 13 at an apartment complex in Riverton.

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has ... [more]

Seamstresses enter woolen garments in annual competition

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Adults through pre-teens had their hand sewn wool garments judged Saturday during the District 4 Make It With Wool competition at the
Reach Foundation in ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Charges against man shot by police
LARAMIE -- Three felony charges have been formally filed against a Laramie man who was shot by officers ... [more]

Most Yellowstone roads closed Monday for winter

Nov 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The National Park Service says most roads in Yellowstone National Park will close for the season at 8 a.m. Monday.
The agency ... [more]

New crossing structures benefit wildlife

Nov 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON HOLE -- In fall 2011, Jeff Burrell was sitting with his spotting scope at Trappers Point, a 6,000-year-old pronghorn migration corridor in Sublette ... [more]

Two Shoshoni council seats to be filled from five-candidate field

Nov 4, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Shoshoni Town Council. Candidates are incumbents Ken Cundall and Bill Marcus and newcomers Brandy Hague and ... [more]

The way it was: Election night -- 1986

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Two Fremont County Republican mainstays got good news on election night in 1986.
State Representative Mary Odde of Shoshoni finished second in the ... [more]

2012 campaign finance reports due by Nov. 16

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Municipal and county-level candidates file their reports with the county clerk, while others are required to e-file on Wyoming's Campaign Finance ... [more]

Students to debate climate change

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College environmental science and forensics students host a public forum on climate change at 3 p.m. Thursday in room 171 of Main Hall.
The ... [more]

Peak viewing of bighorn rut begins in November

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Dubois is the home of one of the largest native herds of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, and visitors can encounter herds of them close-up in their winter ... [more]

Skates wants to direct revenues toward small cities

Nov 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Democrat Connie Skates of Thermopolis called herself a political junkie when asked why she ran for Wyoming House District 28 this season.
"I've always been ... [more]

Winters: HD 28 residents would be represented well

Nov 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  With House District 28 redrawn to include cities in three separate counties, Republican candidate Nathan Winters of Thermopolis wants potential constituents to ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  CWC hosting 'R-Word' rally
Central Wyoming College will have a 2 p.m. rally Thursday to end the R-word on the CWC campus as well as in the ... [more]

New webcam weather site now available for travelers

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service in Riverton, in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, has developed a new route-by-route webcam display ... [more]

Riverton library to have anti-bullying speaker

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Anti-bullying advocate Jamie Nabozny will speak 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park Ave.
For four years, Nabozny was subjected ... [more]

Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' to air Nov. 10, Lander library

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  The Third Lander Metropolitan opera of this season, "The Tempest," will be presented in a live, simulcast performance at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the ... [more]

AML money major topic in House debate

Nov 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., said she was offended when House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers failed to return her phone calls about Abandoned Mine ... [more]

Lander attorney faces Thompson for District 5 county commission slot

Nov 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Nathan Maxon's dissatisfaction with current representation on the Fremont County Commission is why the Lander man said he is running for the District 5 ... [more]

Five hopefuls chase four seats on Wind River school board

Nov 4, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Five candidates are running this year for four open seats on the Fremont County School District 6 Board of Trustees.
Candidates are incumbents Kristin ... [more]

Today

Nov 2, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "City maintenance costs concern council hopefuls" should have quoted Larry Bauman as saying ... [more]

Digest

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snake River levees fixed
JACKSON -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking advantage of low water levels to shore up the Snake River levees in ... [more]

Gun shops expect more business with Obama win

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- One of the nation's best gun marketers, according to Wyoming retailers, lives on the East Coast in a huge house.
"Obama was the best gun salesmen ... [more]

More mine layoffs set

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Black Hills Corp. has laid off 11 of its workers at the Wyodak coal mine north of Gillette amid declining production.
The layoffs, which leave the ... [more]

Thompson on ticket for fourth county commission term

Nov 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission chairman Doug Thompson feels he has the knowledge to help with the local budgeting process as Fremont County, like many other ... [more]

Pavillion council has three vying for two positions

Nov 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The race for Pavillion City Council was uncontested before primary elections in August, when residents of the small town voted for Eileen Smith as a write-in ... [more]

Barrasso faces challengers in debate

Nov 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate hopes to bring some levity to Washington, D.C., if he is elected Nov. 6.
"Washington is a broken system; ... [more]

Lander murder suspect bound over, but on lesser charges

Nov 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Circuit Court judge said he did not find probable cause to bind over first-degree murder charges against the man accused in the September shooting death of a ... [more]

Pistol Pete pays visit Ethete

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  University of Wyoming mascot Pistol Pete sparred with Dezreen C'Hair, 9, as the two held up their "We're No. 1" fingers before UW's first basketball game in ... [more]