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Taking shape: CWC Health/Science Center tantalizes on tour

Mar 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Central Wyoming College nursing faculty are getting excited about their upcoming move to the new Health/Science Center being constructed on ... [more]

Reluctantly, county puts another $800k into health benefit plan

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rising costs of claims to Fremont County's health insurance plan drove the county board to approve $800,000 more for the program next year. At its March 19 ... [more]

Citizen panel will help direct county's 1-percent fund use

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A countywide committee of citizens to advise leaders on uses for money generated by the new 1 percent sales tax is filling up, though it still needs volunteers ... [more]

RHS honors fallen soldier

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School students started school Friday remembering RHS alumnus Kevin Griffin, who was killed in Afghanistan last year. A flag that was flown over ... [more]

Sign up now for Little League

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  It's the bottom of the ninth.
Friday is the final day to register for Riverton's Little League baseball program.
Parents can register their children until 5 ... [more]

Tiger track teams glad for extra time early in season

Mar 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School track and field coach Bob Harms is using some extra practice time to figure out where to put his athletes in the lineup.
Harms said ... [more]

Northern Colorado defeats Wyoming in first round of WNIT

Mar 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Lauren Oosdyke scored 16 points while D'shara Strange and Lindsay Mallon added 15 apiece to lead Northern Colorado to a 71-63 win over Wyoming in the ... [more]

Hinman, Miller grab buckles for Rustlers at Gillette rodeo

Mar 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC starts a three-day rodeo at Colorado State on Thursday.

Colton Miller and Danni Jo Hinman won different rodeo events for Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Riverton to host biannual stake conference

Mar 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Riverton will have its biannual stake conference Saturday and Sunday.
Elder Michael J. Reall, an area ... [more]

Strong faith brings more than short-term benefits

Mar 22, 2013 - By Ian McFarland, Riverton Ministerial Association:  "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." Jesus spoke those words in John 16:33. It took me a long time, but I think I ... [more]

Today

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one story "Analysts expect lower revenues for county" should have said "The federal sequester ... [more]

Jill Marie Riel

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Jill Marie Riel, a longtime Riverton resident, died Monday, March 11, 2013, in Worland. She was 26 years old.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Susan A. (Musfelt) Luers

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Susan A. (Musfelt) Luers died Friday, March 8, 2013, at her mother-in-law's home in Riverton. She was 60 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial ... [more]

City students shine in Stars of Tomorrow

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Thirty-four acts performed during this year's Stars of Tomorrow competition through the Riverton Kiwanis Club. First- and second-place winners in the high ... [more]

Hartman, Roman wed

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Francisco Roman and Molly Hartman of Riverton were married March 2, 2013, at The Quad Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
The groom's parents are Lynn Menchaca ... [more]

CWC announces students named to dean's list and president's honor roll

Mar 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's 2012 fall semester grades have been computed and 93 students were named to the president's honor roll for earning a 4.0 grade ... [more]

Fremont County Orchestra concert to feature a variety of musical styles

Mar 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Orchestra will perform "Beethoven and Broadway," as part of its 26th season at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Lander Valley High ... [more]

Court's gay marriage cases complex, far-reaching

Mar 22, 2013 - By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday and Wednesday will confront two distinct gay marriage cases, which together pose some very sensitive ... [more]

Gillette game 'can never be taken away' from Wolverines

Mar 22, 2013 - Felicia Mallore Denver:  Editor:
I was in Casper on March 15 and watched the Riverton Wolverines play the Gillette Camels for the semifinals in the Class 4-A state basketball ... [more]

Hudson homicides

Mar 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Plea-deal statements are an engrossing part of the process

The first of the sentences in the "Hudson homicides" has been handed down. Laziur ... [more]

Digest

Mar 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bison hunt numbers rise
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Hunters have killed more wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park this year than they have in ... [more]

Lawmakers treat Hathaway Scholarship fund with care

Mar 22, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Hathaway Scholarship program to help eligible Wyoming students pay their college tuition is backed by a $500 million fund that has been ... [more]

Kids museum idea in Riverton makes progress

Mar 22, 2013 - Staff:  Planning for the Central Wyoming Center for Art, Technology and Science in Riverton is still in the works.
Organizers assured the mayor and city council that ... [more]

Speakers swap opinions on marriage issues to open CWC talk series

Mar 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A discussion on marriage equality at Central Wyoming College yielded many opinions but little resolution. More than 100 people in the Little Theater heard the ... [more]

Assessed value drops below $1B again

Mar 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A rebound to $1.09 billion is predicted for fiscal year 2015.

Fremont County government expects lower property tax income next fiscal year because ... [more]

City rates might rise more than normal to help cut into debt

Mar 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents may soon see a higher than usual increase in their utility bills. The rates for water, sewer and sanitation services automatically increase ... [more]

RMS puts on A Night of Jazz

Mar 21, 2013 - Staff:  Katie's sister Sydney Thayer took a flugelhorn solo on "My Funny Valentine" between trumpet players Tekah Branson and Tayte Thomas during the A Night of ... [more]

Full roster taking shape for Wolverine girls track team

Mar 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two state qualifiers return, and a promising group of freshmen excites coach Jorah Griffith.

Jensyn Pettit and Ashtyn Leisy are the top returning ... [more]

Wolverines host Worland soccer teams Friday, then hit Rock Springs Saturday

Mar 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Class 3-A Worland boys team (2-0-1) is ranked fourth in the first week of statewide media polling and are coming off a successful home jamboree last ... [more]

Cougar track teams welcome 41; boys in 2-A state chase again

Mar 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The oval at Leroy Sinner Field is full this spring, with 41 boys and girls out for Wind River High School track.  Cougar head coach Dirk Gosnell has 24 boys ... [more]

Today

Mar 21, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ALLEN

A son was born to Amber-Lea Allen of Lander and Jeremiah Allen of Albuquerque, N.M., at 1:13 a.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

Martin 'Marty' Mason

Mar 21, 2013 - Staff:  Martin "Marty" Mason, of Riverton, died Sunday March 17, 2013, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 62 years old.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, ... [more]

CWC providing free tax help to county residents

Mar 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Assistance available once more before April 15 deadline.

With taxes due in a couple of weeks, many residents have been making appointments to get ... [more]

Teens, learn from the Ohio teen rape case

Mar 21, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  The story of an Ohio teenager who passed out drunk at a party and was sexually assaulted by two high school football players has captivated America because ... [more]

Column was funny, but loose pets are no laughing matter

Mar 21, 2013 - Vonda Huish, Riverton:  Editor:
I laughed at Clair McFarland's article "Thanks to the mean dogs." However, it really is no laughing matter. The loose dog and cat problem ... [more]

Still blessed by a springtime birth

Mar 21, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Don't I realize I've written about our springtime son more than once in this column?
Yes. But the column rarely appears on March 21, as he did.
I may ... [more]

Top caliber

Mar 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  As CWC's Health/Science Center takes shape, its huge potential emerges as well

One of the great buildings ever constructed in Fremont County is ... [more]

Digest

Mar 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fire danger high in parts of state
Dry and windy conditions have increased the fire danger across lower elevation areas of Wyoming.
Several ... [more]

Barrasso airs doubts about nominee for Interior boss

Mar 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Sally Jewell's nomination was advanced in committee on a 19-3 vote.

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Energy Committee on Thursday endorsed President ... [more]

Judge sends Hill case straight to high court

Mar 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Ruling that the education of Wyoming's K-12 students hasn't been jeopardized by a new law making changes to the state schools chief's job, a ... [more]