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One fatality, multiple injuries in I-80 pileup Monday

Apr 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming is closed again because of another chain-reaction crash involving multiple vehicles in dense fog.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Film star, artists to discuss their work in library series

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The subject of the documentary "Havana Curveball" will attend a screening of the film at Riverton Branch Library.

The Riverton Branch Library and ... [more]

Flash floods, fires pose a risk to Wyoming residents

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Spring is a time of transition, when late-season snowstorms can affect travel and afternoon thunderstorms bring the threat of hail, tornadoes and lightning. ... [more]

The way it was: Gold-plated safety -- 1964

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Pacific Power and Light hosted a community banquet 51 years ago this week, and the festivities included honoring local law enforcement.
During power outages, ... [more]

Heart attack might have caused fatal cement truck crash

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show Daniel W. Oberlie, 57, of Riverton, probably experienced a cardiac event before the single-vehicle rollover that took his life April 1 ... [more]

Wiggins Fork elk may hold health key for region

Apr 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many elk herds in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are suffering. Their populations are declining populations, and fewer calves make it to adulthood.
The ... [more]

CETUSA seeks host families for exchange students

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Council for Educational Travel, USA is seeking host families to open doors to their homes and their communities for international high school exchange ... [more]

City board to hand out free trees May 16

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Tree Board is hosting its Arbor Day and Armed Forces Day celebration at 10 a.m. May 16 at the Veterans Park behind city hall.
This is the tree ... [more]

Cody's bike-riding EMTs a success in new program

Apr 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Cody's West Park Hospital has a new bike EMT program whose purpose is to more quickly bring advanced life support to patients.
WPH's Bike EMS Team ... [more]

Piatigorsky Foundation announces spring tour of Wyoming

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The touring clarinetist and pianist will perform Wednesday in Riverton.

For the 12th consecutive year, the Muriel and Seymour Thickman Family ... [more]

Tribe hosting job fair to hire for expansion

Apr 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is hosting job fairs at two locations Thursday to hire for a major renovation at the tribe's casino.
The first fair is 1 p.m. to 3 ... [more]

Historical society seeks nominations for awards program

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The nominations are due April 30.

The Wyoming State Historical Society encourages nominations of individuals and organizations that have worked to ... [more]


Apr 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Rig count down
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 34 this ... [more]

Future 1 percent projects to benefit from 'holistic' analysis

Apr 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton plans to use optional 1 percent sales tax money to assess the quality of streets in Riverton.
Public works director Kyle Butterfield ... [more]

Shoshoni school taking shape; 2016 occupancy on schedule

Apr 19, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Roads are built, footings are poured, and athletic fields are prepped for summer grass seeding at the site of the new Shoshoni School.
The kindergarten ... [more]

Cloud-seeding looks promising enough in Winds to draw interest throughout the West

Apr 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A cloud-seeding project in the Wind River Mountains has drawn interest from parties throughout the Colorado River Basin struggling to cope with continued ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Wolverines take both ends of Roy Peck meet

Apr 19, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite competing in windy conditions all meet long, the Riverton Wolverines swept both team track and field titles Saturday at the annual Roy Peck ... [more]

UW scrimmage inside on Saturday

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE --  In their second scrimmage of the spring football, the Wyoming Cowboys were forced indoors due to a spring snowstorm that affected much of the Front ... [more]

Wrangler boys take five event golds on Riverton oval

Apr 19, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  As a team, the Class 2-A Wranglers tallied 94 points, finishing just behind 4-A host Riverton and 3-A Douglas.

The Shoshoni boys paced Fremont ... [more]

RHS golfers win home invite; Paxton first

Apr 19, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The string of victories for the Riverton Wolverines and sophomore standout Easton Paxton continues on the golf course.
Riverton finished with a team score of ... [more]

Cowboy hoops players in Hudson this Friday for 'A Night with the Cowboys'

Apr 19, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fresh off their NCAA men's basketball tournament appearance, University of Wyoming basketball players Josh Adams and Jason McManamen visit in Hudson at 6 p.m. ... [more]

Wolverines tapped for all-star basketball this summer

Apr 19, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Three Riverton High School seniors have been selected to play in the annual Wyoming vs. Montana high school basketball all-star games, and a fourth RHS player ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Airport name change sensible

Apr 19, 2015 - Ron Warpness, Riverton:  Editor:
I read with interest the letter from April 5, "It's the service, not the name," by Mr. Mike Ward.
As I was instrumental in appointing the airport ... [more]

When everyone becomes an expert

Apr 19, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It means the real experts have a much harder job.

A state champion cross country runner decides to try volleyball and is a star at that sport too.
A ... [more]

Quote of the year

Apr 19, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The ambulance consultant spoke the truth

Not quite one-third of the way through 2015, if we were asked to select the news quote of the year in ... [more]