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College to name three past faculty 'emeritus'

Apr 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three new names are being added to the list of emeritus professors at Central Wyoming College, including former college president Jo Anne McFarland, former ... [more]

Search for bear victim sent county search/rescue costs higher

Apr 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue operations in Fremont County were down by half in 2014 compared with the year before, yet the total cost for missions almost quadrupled ... [more]

Solid waste district pulls out of county insurance pool; will go it alone with three-part

Apr 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is moving out of the county's self-insurance health benefit pool and onto private insurance for its employees. ... [more]

Amid low oil prices, slow drilling pace lingers in state

Apr 26, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Drilling for oil and gas in Wyoming has sunk to the lowest rate since 1999 amid oil prices that are too low for petroleum companies to invest in new ... [more]

Prosecutor's complain at slow pace of appeal to reinstate Eaton sentence

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Lawyers for a Wyoming inmate who once lived in Riverton want an appeals court to give them 14 months to contest a recent order allowing prosecutors to once ... [more]

'All of you are very special to us'

Apr 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Children planted a pinwheel garden to celebrate National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Northern Arapaho WIC and the Native Connection Home Visiting ... [more]

Historian to teach free oral history workshop

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The class will include instruction on the basics of interviewing and putting audio recordings to good use.

The Fremont County Pioneer Museum will ... [more]

Highway crack repair project set for Tuesday

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  A $2.3 million highway crack sealing maintenance project is scheduled to continue next week in Lander.
A crew with prime contractor Highway Improvement, Inc., ... [more]

Author to sign copies of Arapaho anthology

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is hosting a book signing Tuesday where visitors can meet one of the authors of "Arapaho Stories, Songs, and Prayers: A ... [more]

More than 20 businesses to attend annual job fair

Apr 26, 2015 - By Andee Novotny, Staff Writer:  Most of the organizations at the employment expo are hiring for open positions.

The annual Central Wyoming College employment expo and job fair is 9 ... [more]

Mexican brass quintet performing at CWC

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Mexican brass quintet Metales M5 will perform Tuesday at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

The way it was: Composters - 1995

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Twenty years ago this month, composting was a hot topic in Fremont County. Tom Heald, a University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension agent, said he hoped to ... [more]

Volunteers step up to help in aftermath of I-80 wrecks

Apr 26, 2015 - By Sarah Zoellick, Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- In the wake of last week's wrecks on Interstate 80 west of Cheyenne, local hospital staff and community members rallied to help dozens of people in ... [more]

High speed limits worry safety experts, but states forge ahead

Apr 26, 2015 - By Jenni Bergal, Tribune News Service:  WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin state Rep. Paul Tittl drives his Toyota Prius 140 miles from his home district to the state capitol in Madison every week. Usually, he ... [more]

Garden project helps inmates, community and students

Apr 26, 2015 - By Karla Pomeroy, For The Associated Press:  A partnership between Northwest College and the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office is designed to benefit students, inmates and community members in Basin.
"I'm ... [more]

Civil Air Patrol seeks new cadets and volunteers

Apr 26, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNER00;-- A little-known group is looking for volunteers and cadets to take part in search-and rescue flights and other missions.
Col. Ken Johnston, ... [more]

Drivers cautious after woman shot in neck on Interstate 25

Apr 26, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- Days after a Milliken woman was shot in the neck while driving on Interstate 25 near Windsor on the heavily traveled corridor between ... [more]

Digest

Apr 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Parks get funds for electric car
MOOSE -- Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have teamed up with a clean energy coalition to secure more than ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Riverton boys edge Gillette 2-1

Apr 26, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines now are 10-1 on the season heading into Tuesday's game against Lander.

The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team gave up one first-half ... [more]

Tiger booters chalk up two victories; Riverton game next

Apr 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A balanced attack paved the way for the Lander Tigers in a 3-0 Class 3-A boys home soccer victory Saturday vs. the Worland Warriors.
Three players had goals ... [more]

Big day for Hawk on home track as Rams win

Apr 26, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  DUBOIS -- Paced by three individual first-place finishes by senior Rowan Hawk, the Dubois Rams rolled to an easy 185-94 win over second-place Jackson at their ... [more]

Pettit takes both hurdle races in Douglas; triple jump to SHS's Pingetzer

Apr 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Fremont County track and field athletes were individual winners Friday afternoon in a crowded field at the Douglas Invitational.
Riverton Wolverine ... [more]

Gramlich goal the difference for Tiger girls against Rawlins

Apr 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers are 3-0 in league play, 5-5 on the season overall. Rawlins is winless on the year 0-9.

Eight minutes were left in the first half when ... [more]

Gillette wallops RHS girls

Apr 26, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Gillette Lady Camels girls soccer team scored in the eighth minute with a penalty kick and added three goals in the final four minutes of the first half on ... [more]

Brown tops Gold in Wyoming spring game

Apr 26, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Sophomore quarterback Josh Allen was 10 of 13 for 117 yards and touchdown passes of nine and 22 yards.

LARAMIE --The Brown squad score 10 ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

I-80 pileups

Apr 26, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Much has been done, but there is always more

Pictures from Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming over the past week have been spectacular in the worst ... [more]

Old guys have some advantages

Apr 26, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Most of my fellow retired coaches doubt they would want to start over in today's sports environment.

Someone slipped a girls shot into the rack at ... [more]

Airport name change could help boardings to recover

Apr 26, 2015 - Scott Rudolph, Lander:  Editor:
I have been following the news and discussions in the paper about the situation at Riverton Regional Airport. The letters to the editor in the past ... [more]