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Performance scores down in District 25 as standards recalibrated

Dec 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Results of state and federal accountability reports have been released for Riverton schools.
The Wyoming Accountability in Education Act is paired with ... [more]

Legislation would solidify endowment for public TV

Dec 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Joint Appropriations Committee has recommended a bill that would make permanent the state endowment for the Wyoming Public Broadcasting ... [more]

Improved audit report this year for county

Dec 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's accounting received a clean bill of health from auditors on Tuesday.
"The auditor expressed an unqualified opinion on the financial ... [more]

Warrant out for suspect in hit-and-run that hurt man

Dec 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 43-year-old Riverton man was injured in a hit and run accident at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of East Monroe Avenue.
Witnesses said the man ... [more]

Medicaid bill endorsed by Legislature committee

Dec 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A plan to extend health coverage to thousands of low-income Wyoming residents has cleared a major hurdle.
The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Labor, Health and ... [more]

No grooming planned this season for Deception trail in Shoshone National Forest

Dec 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Trail crew members cleared downed trees, removed leaning trees, and posted blue diamonds on the ski trails earlier this fall, but the trail will not me ... [more]

Mine blasting rules to be studied; changes likely

Dec 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The federal agency in charge of environmental protection at surface mines including Wyoming's huge open-pit coal mines has agreed to work toward ... [more]

Mead supplemental budget nixes $80M in funding requests

Dec 17, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, Tribune News Service:  Much involves construction projects that the governor says he supports, he but is asking the Legislature to delay funding for now.

Gov. Matt Mead is ... [more]


Dec 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Water in huge aquifer declining
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Groundwater levels are declining in an aquifer that serves parts of Wyoming and seven other states, ... [more]

Ranger Sports

CWC women take team title at hoops tourney in San Diego

Dec 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers were clicking on offense on the way to winning three consecutive women's basketball games to claim a tournament title ... [more]

Wolverine basketball teams face 3-A/2-A foes on GR floor

Dec 17, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With their first week of games in the rear view mirror, the Riverton Wolverines and Lady Wolverines basketball teams hit the road for the first time this ... [more]

Wrangler girls beat Saratoga for season's first win

Dec 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni girls and boys play four home games apiece in three days this week at the Wrangler Invitational.

The Shoshoni Wranglers recorded a 1-3 ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Having a safe Christmas

Dec 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's the top time of the year for accidental poisonings

Christmas time makes home safety experts nervous. There are many more hazards around the ... [more]

You can learn from a tadpole

Dec 17, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  I never knew it was a type of galaxy too

I was driving to work the other day and heard a radio story about tadpole galaxies, which I had never known ... [more]

In Congress, 'all the games' block immigration changes

Dec 17, 2014 - Lee VanBurge, Riverton:  Editor:
For all those years people in Congress said something needed to be done in immigration, but they never did it because of politics.
So then the ... [more]