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Registration open for youth fishing derby

Jun 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Registration is under way for the Boysen State Park Youth Fishing Derby scheduled for July 12 and held in conjunction with the Boysen Lake Marina, Shoshoni ... [more]


Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Rachel and Josh Watts, of Riverton, at 9:41 a.m. April 16, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Teen risk behavior drops in Wyoming

Jun 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey shows a decline in smoking, drinking and fighting.

CHEYENNE -- Many dangerous ... [more]

Obscure export-import bank ignites battle

Jun 17, 2014 - By Rob Hotakainen, MCT Washington Bureau:  Critics say it's corporate welfare, unnecessarily putting taxpayers' money at risk.

WASHINGTON -- At roughly $25 a pop, there's good money to be made ... [more]

City, please do not give up on alley collection

Jun 17, 2014 - Stanley Presser, Riverton:  Editor:
Count me as against the city's plan to discontinue picking up trash in alleys. I am not convinced at all that this would save any time or money when ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer is near?
Four days before the official start of summer, we're not getting very summery weather. These cool, mostly cloudy days aren't what we're ... [more]


Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Refinery powder upsets neighbors
CHEYENNE -- People who live near a Cheyenne oil refinery are upset after the facility released an ash-like powder that ... [more]

Reservoirs filling fast on upper Colorado system

Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Strong spring runoff from heavy mountain snow is filling up reservoirs in the upper reaches of the Colorado River drainage in western ... [more]

Burke new Wyoming chief justice

Jun 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The justices of the Wyoming Supreme Court have elected James Burke to be the next chief justice effective July 1.
The justices announced Tuesday ... [more]

Ranger's 59th annual Mining and Energy Edition to be published on Wednesday

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  The Ranger publishes its 59th annual Mining and Energy Edition on Wednesday.
Produced annually to coincide with the summer convention of the Wyoming Mining ... [more]

LeRoy Arthur Wempen

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  LeRoy Arthur Wempen, of Stratford, Okla., died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. He was 71 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

As Pavillion water tests go forward, transparency issues raised by residents

Jun 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rural Pavillion landowners were concerned with transparency and other aspects of a state study into groundwater quality near their homes at a June 12 meeting. ... [more]

Airport earns top marks from FAA, council hears in detailed presentation

Jun 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport has been recognized by Federal Aviation Administration inspectors as one of the top two airports in an eight-state FAA Northwest ... [more]

Judy Ann Bates

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  Judy Ann Bates died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her home in Fremont County. She was 69 years old.
A memorial service for friends and family will be at 1 p.m. ... [more]

Lillie Mae Franks Poulsen

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  Lillie Mae Franks Poulsen died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at her home in Dubois. She was 102.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be no ... [more]

Riverwalk paving expected to start soon

Jun 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Depot Foundation has worked on creating a recreation path along the Wind River for more than five years.

Local volunteers have been working this ... [more]

Burke Johnson

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  Burke Johnson, of Crowheart, died Sunday, June 15, 2014. He was 85 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Davis Funeral Home. ... [more]

Evelyn Bunker

Jun 17, 2014 - Staff:  Evelyn Bunker, of Lander, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 80 years old.
Per her request, cremation has ... [more]

Wyoming Extends Contract for Larry Shyatt through April, '19

Jun 17, 2014 - UW Sports Information:  Shyatt Has Won Over 60 Percent of His Games as Head Coach of the Cowboys

LARAMIE, Wyo. (June 17, 2014) - University of Wyoming Athletics ... [more]

Paxton edges fellow Riverton golfer Waxler for state match play title

Jun 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Early in the title match, Waxler grabbed the early lead, but Paxton caught fire on the last four holes to win the tournament.

In an all-Riverton ... [more]

Good start for Riverton team at big softball event

Jun 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton U.S. Energy Under-18 team is off to a 2-0 start in its home fastpitch softball tournament.
In early pool play games on Saturday, Riverton edged ... [more]

Barquin and Vogel qualify to compete in National High School Finals Rodeo

Jun 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  One Fremont County cowboy and cowgirl qualified for the National High School Rodeo finals on Saturday afternoon in the state finals in Douglas.
In the team ... [more]

Bound for CNFR

Jun 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett was calm under pressure all season long on her way to winning the women's all-around rodeo title in the Central Rocky Mountain Region.
Burnett ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Nearly half state's oil, gas wells uninspected
CHEYENNE -- Almost half of all newly drilled oil and gas wells considered high pollution risks in ... [more]

Program helps single moms climb to independence

Jun 15, 2014 - By Eve Newman, For The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Clutching tissues and smiling at their children, seven women commemorated the start of a new chapter in their lives during a CLIMB Wyoming graduation ... [more]

Bureaucracy's boring old battles

Jun 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Our nation's quagmire of legal hurdles and safeguards is one of life's great annoyances.

Sometimes you just need to vent your frustrations. Experts ... [more]

Consider the 'whole picture' on the welfare of animals

Jun 15, 2014 - Ruth Sherlock, Riverton:  Editor:
This is in reply to the rather callous mindset of Jenny Larnder's letter regarding helping the little dog out of a bad situation.
Such attitudes ... [more]

The Dad questionnaire

Jun 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Use part of this day to understand the old man a little better than before

Several times now we have mentioned the office visit of a teen-ager a few ... [more]

The way it was: Girls State -- 1951

Jun 15, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton sent five delegates to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State 63 years ago this week for a mock legislative session, a mock election, mock courtroom ... [more]

Agency hosting new safety fair on reservation

Jun 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Summer Safety Fair will be Wednesday in Ethete.
The event will have fire trucks on display and a rollover crash simulator, fire house and DUI ... [more]