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Hospital to oppose EPA in boundary case

May 29, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Riverton Memorial Hospital maintains that a recent medical malpractice case filed against it in tribal court on the Wind River Indian Reservation underscores ... [more]

Highway open after slides, but train tracks in canyon closed

May 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials do not have an exact estimate on the timeline for reopening the line.

This week's mud slides between Shoshoni and Thermopolis caused damage ... [more]

Shoshoni ups mill levy to cover higher school expense

May 29, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni property owners will see an increase on this year's tax notices after the Fremont County School District 24 Board of Trustees agreed to levy an ... [more]

Ground broken for Willow Creek Elementary School

May 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton community broke ground Thursday at the new Willow Creek Elementary School to be built at 1200 E. Monroe Ave.
Students from Fremont County School ... [more]

Man arrested in Kinnear after report of gunfire

May 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A Kinnear man was arrested for reckless endangerment Thursday afternoon after reports he fired a shotgun into the air in the 8100 block of Riverview Road.
No ... [more]

House damaged in fire; residents responded well

May 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An electrical malfunction was the cause of a fire that damaged a house Thursday morning on Oilfield Road south of Riverton.
Fire officials said the damage ... [more]

Federal grouse measures unveiled

May 29, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The regulations would require oil and gas wells to be clustered in groups of a half-dozen or more to avoid scattering them across habitat of the greater ... [more]

New leader in place for Warren Air Force Base ICBMs

May 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Col. Stephen Kravitsky has served in many different roles during his 29-year Air Force career.
Since enlisting as an 18-year-old, his duties have ... [more]

Digest

May 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in motorcycle wreck
ALADDIN -- A Canadian woman is dead after the motorcycle she was riding hit a deer in northeastern Wyoming.
The ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Gillette ousts RHS at state soccer

May 29, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team saw its season end Friday morning with a 1-0 state tournament consolation loss to Gillette at the Class 4-A state ... [more]

Busy stretch for high school rodeo competitors

May 29, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three straight high school rodeos last weekend made it the most critical stretch of the season for the young competitors.
The first rodeo was held Saturday ... [more]

Tiger boys fall to Buffalo, beat Powell at 3-A tourney

May 29, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON -- All of the scoring was recorded in the first 40 minutes in Buffalo's 3-1 victory against the Lander Valley High School Tigers Thursday afternoon in ... [more]

Lander girls reach state semifinals in Powell win

May 29, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON - Everything was clicking on offense for the Lander Lady Tigers Thursday in a 5-0 pounding of the Powell Panthers in the opening round of the Class 3-A ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Odd Fellows

May 29, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The handsome little cemetery on Riverview Road still needs caretakers

No one whose Memorial Day observances this week included a visit to Mountain ... [more]

A night in the castle, 35 years later

May 29, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  It had been that long since I last slept in a college room

I have spent exactly two nights in a college residence hall in the past 35 years, six ... [more]

Sorrow in child's death applies to driver as well

May 29, 2015 - Kathi Ronaldo, Riverton:  Editor:
The poor little girl's death in the crosswalk is a terrible, terrible tragedy, very heartbreaking.
I ask everyone to remember that the heartbreak ... [more]

RHS club reads more than 320 books

May 29, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wolverine Reader Program had 36 active members in the 2014-2015 school year.

The Wolverine Reader Program at Riverton High School wrapped up its ... [more]

Lander woman appointed to three-year term on wild horse, burro advisory board

May 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  Jennifer Sall was selected for the category of public interest.

The Bureau of Land Management has announced that Jennifer Sall of Lander has been ... [more]

Riverton man serving 10 months in FEMA Corps

May 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  Connor Lively of Riverton recently began a 10-month term of national service in FEMA Corps, an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps program.
FEMA ... [more]

Eighteen graduate from Wind River High School

May 29, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 6 said goodbye to its senior class Sunday.
Wind River High School had 18 seniors in the class of 2015.
The valedictorians for ... [more]

Religion in Wyoming and the West: The religious landscape survey

May 29, 2015 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The Pew Research Center for Religion and the Public Life has just released a new survey about the religious identity of Americans. The researchers interviewed ... [more]