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Musicians warm up for Hot Notes Cool Nights

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College summer band will perform concerts at 7 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 5, alternating between the city parks in Lander and Riverton. ... [more]

Riverton Rotary Club racing to Era-DUCK-ate polio

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Rotary Club will launch 1,200 rubber ducks into the Wind River upstream of the Riverwalk on July 13 in an effort to raise money to stamp out polio ... [more]

BLM seeks input on proposed gas well in county

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The site is roughly 10 miles southeast of Jeffrey City.

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed ... [more]

Pets on rez receive free and low-cost vaccines

Jun 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Workers gave more than 100 pets low-cost or free vaccinations last week during a vaccine effort on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Indian Health Services ... [more]

Trial date set for Riverton woman with link to assault

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Cecelia Gayle Shakespeare, 28, of Riverton, is scheduled to appear before a jury in August in connection with an alleged assault on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Digest

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  CWC raffle to benefit Foundation
The Central Wyoming College Foundation is hoping to raise money for scholarships this summer by raffling off a classic ... [more]

Teens develop life skills at summer program

Jun 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The students will learn about financial literacy and "design thinking" every Thursday in July.

As the school year ends and summer begins, lessons ... [more]

Mock trial highlights case of the 1954 suicide of Hunt

Jun 30, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Citizens announced their verdict on "The Trial of Joe McCarthy" Wednesday night at Lander Middle School.
In the mock trial, set in 1954, the State of Wyoming ... [more]

Good hay conditions early in season

Jun 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Motorists venturing into the countryside of Fremont County this week are likely to see alfalfa farmers at work, or notice the long rows of cut hay in what used ... [more]

County uses extra money for health costs and pay increases

Jun 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A hefty bump in health insurance contributions and a small raise ate up most of the $1.03 million Fremont County Commissioners had left to allocate for their ... [more]

State nixes auditorium; also 'no' on High Plains buy

Jun 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton schools superintendent Terry Snyder said School District has lost its opportunity to purchase the vacated High Plains Power building on West Main ... [more]

Little League season ends with a bang

Jun 28, 2013 - Staff:  Horses belonging to Bailey Livestock pastured along Smith Road seemed uninterested in the fireworks display Thursday night that signaled the end of the ... [more]

Little League all-star teams announced

Jun 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has put together two Little League all-star baseball teams for postseason play.
Riverton will have one 9- to 10-year-old all-star squad and an 11- ... [more]

Rockies, Giants win Little League titles

Jun 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Phillies ace Hayden Wempen overpowered the Rockies on the mound and with his bat in a 9-0 victory to win the Riverton Little League major division title game ... [more]

Amanda D. 'Bootz' Track

Jun 28, 2013 - Staff:  Amanda D. "Bootz" Track died from a sudden illness Sunday, June 22, 2013, at her mother's home in Spokane, Wash. She was 26 years old.
Traditional Indian ... [more]

Sara E. Aoah

Jun 28, 2013 - Staff:  Sara E. Aoah died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Help for Health in Riverton. She was 71 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Today

Jun 28, 2013 - Staff:  Births
EVANS

A daughter was born to Lauren Evans, of Mead, Colo., at 10:09 p.m. May 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.She weighed 9 pounds, 8 ... [more]

RMS names students on fourth-quarter honor roll

Jun 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Ethete student earns award for leadership

Jun 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Hughes received the David M. Gipp Native American Leader Fellowship honor.

Teresa G. Hughes, of Ethete, was selected to receive the David M. Gipp ... [more]

Effort to 'destroy' Cindy Hill a cruel waste of time

Jun 28, 2013 - Caryl Lefford, Riverton:  Editor:
I hope Reps. Miller, Goggles, Larson and Campbell can see how ridiculous this new report criticizing Superintendent Cindy Hill really is.
I went to ... [more]

Becoming an outdoors woman -- Part 2

Jun 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  I was accustomed to seeing skyscrapers lay out an array of lights late at night, but in Wyoming I can see constellations just by stepping out the door. ... [more]

New timetable, same need

Jun 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  SLIB said no to a grant for the Riverton justice center, but the effort will continue

Supporters of plans to build a new location in Riverton for ... [more]

Digest

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wheatland shooter changes plea
CHEYENNE -- A Wheatland man accused of killing his three sons and brother and wounding his wife in 2011 has pleaded no ... [more]

Fugitive CEO returns to U.S. to face charges

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A former hospital CEO who went overseas before being tried on charges of defrauding his employers has been returned to the U.S.
Paul Cardwell arrived ... [more]

Ed chief's background is business, not education

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The business background of Gov. Matt Mead's selection to head the Wyoming Department of Education should be an asset in running a large, complicated ... [more]

Hill says committee stacked against her

Jun 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill says she wants to make sure her rights are protected if a legislative investigation is launched into her ... [more]

At budget talks, ambulance staff calls for changes

Jun 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Medics and others working with the Fremont County Ambulance department voiced concern about the agency's management this month, calling for the replacement of ... [more]

Man killed in motorcycle-truck wreck

Jun 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Barry N. Strang, 59, of Casper, died Thursday at the scene of a two-vehicle traffic accident about two miles north of Lander on Wyoming Highway 789.
Reports ... [more]

Raiders struggle in conference loss to GR

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Green River is 2-0 in league play. Riverton is 0-1 in the Northeast division.

Green River Knights manager Stub Hatfield was concerned when his ace ... [more]

Wyo-Nebraska 6-man stars clash in Dubois

Jun 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dubois High School.

"The first of its kind" has a nice ring to it for Saturday's 6-man football game between the ... [more]

Unbeaten Giants top seed in Babe Ruth tourney

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Giants of the Riverton Babe Ruth League finished the regular season unbeaten with a 12-0 mark.
The team is the No. 1 seed for the postseason tournament. ... [more]

Today

Jun 27, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page four column "Call me an outdoors woman -- Part 1" should have said "There is no doubt that I learned a ... [more]

Floyd Jaramillo

Jun 27, 2013 - Staff:  Floyd Jaramillo, of Riverton, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at his home. He was 71 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Way ... [more]

Resort seeks to add ropes course, zip line to operations

Jun 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is proposing to add an "aerial adventure course" to its operations.
The resort is seeking approval from the ... [more]

Smith's celebrates store renovation

Jun 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Doors opened on a remodeled Smith's Food and Drug store Wednesday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1200 W. Main St.
Employees, Smith's executives, ... [more]

State cattle industry convention honors agriculture professionals

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Stock Growers Association honored a number of outstanding agriculture advocates during the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention and Trade ... [more]

Intensive entrepreneurship program coming to Jackson

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  An intensive entrepreneurship program is coming to Jackson this fall to help jump-start aspiring entrepreneurs and to encourage Wyoming's economic growth and ... [more]

Voting Rights Act brought big changes

Jun 27, 2013 - By Connie Cass, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The voting law that became a major turning point in black Americans' struggle for equal rights and political power is now outdated, the Supreme ... [more]

Independence Day, individual-style

Jun 27, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Whatever path you choose, don't expect results to be like anyone else's.

How shall we celebrate our nation's independence 237 years after the ... [more]

Concert brought back memories of how important music was for the nation's morale

Jun 27, 2013 - Robert C. Oberheu, Riverton:  Editor:
I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all who were involved in bringing the Glenn Miller Orchestra to Riverton.
What a great, great ... [more]