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Neither party looking all that good

Mar 25, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Republicans give their own party low marks on leadership, and the Democrats' approval rating is lower than it's been in more than a decade.

From ... [more]

A lesson in practical politics

Mar 25, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  As college students, a few of us decided to work for better conditions for renters in Laramie.

With government approval ratings hovering in single ... [more]

Don't be too quick to endorse gun rules from other countries

Mar 25, 2013 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Ellen Dudley of Dubois wrote saying that we need to adopt gun control measures like those in other countries, specifically the U.K, and Australia. She ... [more]

The act plays poorly

Mar 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Insulting voters is the wrong way for the state to prevails in the Cindy Hill case

Initial arguments in state schools superintendent Cindy Hill's ... [more]

Digest

Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Snake River motorboat use reviewed
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department hold a public meeting Monday in Jackson about motorized watercraft ... [more]

UW's new president to visit campus and Laramie

Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Robert Sternberg will make his first visit to Laramie this week since being named the new University of Wyoming president.
Sternberg is scheduled to ... [more]

Game and Fish leaders discussing service cuts

Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Entire Wyo-ming Game and Fish Department programs may be in jeopardy in 2015 because of a lack of funding, according to agency and state Game and ... [more]

Elmer Dee Sorrels

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  Elmer "Skinny" Sorrels of Boulder Flat died Monday, March 18, 2013, at his home. He was 78 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and services will be held, as ... [more]

Ceremonies planned April 1 for Veterans Welcome Home Day

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Veterans Commission will celebrate Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day on Monday, April 1. The day of welcoming was codified in ... [more]

The way it was: Dr. Barrasso -- 1989

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  John Barrasso was a familiar face in Wyoming long before he was a U.S. Senator. He wrote a weekly newspaper column on health care, and he was the Wyoming host ... [more]

Catholic college selects new president

Mar 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Board of Directors of Wyoming Catholic College is pleased to announce the selection of a new president of the college, Kevin D. Roberts, Ph.D.
Roberts ... [more]

Help for Health Hospice celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Mar 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Help for Health Hospice Home was the setting for a fun filled St. Patrick's Day party. The festivity was hosted by hospice volunteers. Patients, family and ... [more]

WRTA expanding service to include Dubois and Jackson

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wind River Transportation Authority is finalizing stops for a fixed route from eastern Fremont County to Dubois and Jackson three days a week. WRTA ... [more]

Wolverines speakers take first at national qualifier

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School qualified a record number of speakers for the National Forensic League national tournament this year, thanks to a dominating performance ... [more]

Judge won't allow state mental screen of Dale Eaton

Mar 25, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge on Friday denied a request from the state of Wyoming to allow its mental health expert to examine the state's lone death row inmate.
U.S. ... [more]

College wants more time to tweak budget

Mar 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College administrators have requested more time to develop next year's budget due to unanticipated losses of funding.
"We thought we had a ... [more]

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]