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Pavillion working group meeting set

Dec 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will host a Pavillion working group meeting Tuesday in ... [more]

Musician to visit Riverton on holiday tour

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Singer Jerry Joseph said he may incorporate some songs about Wyoming into his performance Tuesday.

Singer and songwriter Jerry Joseph is headed to ... [more]

Mayor to county: Help raise beer tax

Dec 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ron Warpness proposes raising the tax from 2 cents a gallon to 28 cents, in hopes the new revenue would be spent on alcohol-related ... [more]

High-value fire on Union Pass under probe; 'not suspicious'

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A private residence on Union Pass was destroyed Thursday in a fire on Crooked Creek Road.
No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported just after 4 ... [more]

Small space, big idea

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Veterans groups join forces in one office, pledge improved service

Local veterans groups are combining their resources in an effort to better serve ... [more]

EPA says it has right to set rez border, but the intent is limited

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Some federal officials disagree with Riverton leaders who say questions about the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation need to be resolved in court. ... [more]

Lucia Paula Hampton

Dec 16, 2013 - Staff:  Lucia Paula Hampton, of Lander, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center. She was 95 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. ... [more]

Slow start sinks Chief girls in loss to Lovell

Dec 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  WIHS trailed 7-0 and 15-4 in Thursday's game.

Wyoming Indian was a bit slow getting off the bus in Big Horn County Thursday night to open the 2013-14 ... [more]

Wolverine boys, girls hit Sheridan's hardwood in Saturday doubleheader

Dec 13, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both the Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams travel to Sheridan on Saturday for non-conference battles with the Broncs and Lady Broncs.
Game ... [more]

Solid showing by RHS grapplers in loss to KW

Dec 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Thursday's dual was the first of the season for Riverton.

The effort Thursday by the Riverton Wolverines in a Class 4-A West wrestling dual at ... [more]

Wind River girls have no problem with short-handed Dubois

Dec 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a bit of a mismatch Thursday night at Dubois as Class 2-A Wind River picked up its first win of the season in a big way over the 1-A Dubois Lady Rams ... [more]

Dubois holds off Cougar boys 56-53

Dec 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois survived a furious fourth-quarter rally by Wind River to take an entertaining 56-53 win over the Cougars at home Thursday night. The win improves the ... [more]

Chiefs clout rival Lovell by 32 points

Dec 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It might be the worst beating the Lovell Bulldogs ever took at the hands of Wyoming Indian. It was definitely the most lopsided score Lovell has taken from a ... [more]

Today

Dec 13, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
The page one stories published Wednesday and Thursday about a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision to grant local tribes ... [more]

County gets roughly $33K from Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund

Dec 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  A second round Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund grants brings this year's total amount of awards to more than $1 million.
Fremont County received roughly $33,000 ... [more]

Riverton woman enters custom cinch in Art of the Cowboy Makers Contest

Dec 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton resident Leane Linnell competed this week in the Fifth Annual Art of the Cowboy Makers Contest at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort in Las Vegas.
For ... [more]

Riverton Meadowlark Sams donates to hospice

Dec 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  In November, Riverton Meadowlark Sams presented its annual donation to a local non-profit organization on behalf of Wyoming Good Sam.
Help for Health Hospice ... [more]

St. Stephen's students named to honor roll

Dec 13, 2013 - Staff:  St. Stephen's High School recently recognized the students who were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

On a plane, you could 'never get away' from a cell phone call

Dec 13, 2013 - Kathy Ruskoff. Riverton:  Editor:
I don't know if I am glad or sad that the airlines might let passengers use cell phones on board. But if you fly from Riverton on the 19-seat plane it ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: 'Yes, Virginia' and the one-day return of a comic-strip classic

Dec 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  A nice part of having a traditional downtown commercial district that's friendly to pedestrians is obvious this time of year, when holiday decorations are ... [more]

McFarland

Dec 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Her from-the-ground-up success story at CWC probably will stand forever

Here is a confident prediction: Public education in Wyoming will never see ... [more]

Digest

Dec 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Big drug bust in Cheyenne
CHEYENNE -- The Laramie County Sheriff's Department says officers have seized a total of nearly 40 pounds of methamphetamine ... [more]

Mead key in western talks about new ways to combat wildfires

Dec 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead joined governors other Western states Thursday in telling federal officials that Thursday they are prepared to take on more ... [more]

Prison term for man who beat niece with barbell

Dec 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge ordered him to serve two years in prison.

A Northern Arapaho man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for beating his niece ... [more]

Clean audit for District 25; school board names new officers, fills many positions

Dec 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 board of trustees received a passing audit report by McKee, Marburger & Fagnant P.C. for fiscal year 2012-2013.
Auditor ... [more]

County OKs next step on Riverton justice center -- with concerns

Dec 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has authorized the next phase of design for the Riverton justice center. Two on the county board wanted more information or a ... [more]

Christopher M. Sanders

Dec 13, 2013 - Staff:  Christopher M. Sanders, of Casper, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. He was 38 years old.
Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Newcomer Funeral ... [more]

Today

Dec 12, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page one cutline for the story "Prized football found in ditch near north Riverton intersection" should have ... [more]

Devon named to The Civic 50 list

Dec 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  OKLAHOMA CITY -- Devon Energy has again made The Civic 50, Bloomberg Business Week's definitive list of the most community-minded companies in the nation. Now ... [more]

NOLS facility earns LEED Platinum certification; first in Lander to achieve status

Dec 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  The project used sustainable strategies, such as recycled materials and radiant heating and cooling.

The Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus, owned by ... [more]