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Good results in Lander for Riverton USA wrestlers

Mar 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Jake Briggs called the performance by the Riverton USA wrestling club Saturday "dominating" in Lander.
Riverton won 21 brackets during the Tiger Tough ... [more]

James L. Merrill

Mar 20, 2013 - Staff:  James L. Merrill of Lander died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Help For Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 75.
Memorial services are at 5 p.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Today

Mar 20, 2013 - Staff:  DEATHS
MERRILL
James L. "Jim" Merrill , 75, of Lander died March 17, 2013, at Help For Health Hospice Home in Riverton. Memorial services will be held ... [more]

In a stinging post-mortem to itself, Republican Party vows t

Mar 20, 2013 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  After weeks of soul-searching following Mitt Romney's bitter loss to President Barack Obama in last fall's presidential election, Republicans say they are ... [more]

More needs to be done at Honor Farm intersection

Mar 20, 2013 - Charla Dodge, Riverton:  Editor:
The Honor Farm intersection is a major issue that needs to be addressed properly.
A dear friend of mine recently was injured severely there. Another ... [more]

The joy of speech

Mar 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton High School's top talkers excelled in their version of March Madness

Here's a shout-out (particularly relevant in this case) to the smart ... [more]

Facilities chief resigns

Mar 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The director of the Wyoming School Facilities Department is stepping down effective April 1. Ian Catellier says the agency has accomplished a good ... [more]

Phillips gets confirmation hearing with Senate panel

Mar 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both of Wyoming's U.S. Senators spoke highly of state Attorney General Greg Phillips' qualifications to serve as a federal appeals court judge at a ... [more]

Digest

Mar 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wind farm project filing delayed
RAWLINS -- A company has pushed back by a year its plans to apply for a state permit to build a large wind farm in ... [more]

Federal report lists sequester effects in state funding

Mar 20, 2013 - Staff:  The White House last week released state-by-state impacts of the sequester, which went into effect last week and will result in funding cuts to governments and ... [more]

Crosswalks get timer displays

Mar 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Pedestrians now have countdown timers while they cross the streets in Riverton.
New pedestrian signal heads were placed on Riverton's intersections Monday by ... [more]

Committee recommends uses for 1 percent tax money

Mar 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee held its first organizational meeting this month at Riverton City Hall.
The committee will work closely to ... [more]

Hunters say wolves doing harm, ask to join lawsuit

Mar 20, 2013 - By Ben Neary, Associated Press:  The National Rifle Association and Safari Club International are blaming wolves for bringing down the quality of big-game hunting in northwestern Wyoming.
The ... [more]

Collins named Jackson principal; board member to resign post

Mar 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Trustee Greg Ashdown has been tranferred to Billings, Mont., by his employer.

Riverton Middle School assistant principal Curt Collins has been hired ... [more]

A parent for the fastest 20 years of my life

Mar 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  As of today, I have a 20-year-old son.
It raises questions.
First, how can it be? How can 20 years have passed since the breezy, sunny, chilly last day of ... [more]

County residents in thick of talks to raise beer tax

Mar 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  With an interim legislative committee planning to study Wyoming's beer and liquor tax, some residents of Fremont County are advocating for a beer tax increase ... [more]

Organizations work to curb binge drinking in Laramie

Mar 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Laramie Police Chief Dale Stalder sees an apparent increase in the number and severity of alcohol-related incidents in the university town.

LARAMIE -- ... [more]

Today

Mar 19, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page A-5 story "Gun control next CWC 'Hot Topic'" should have said the gun control discussion at 11:30 a.m. ... [more]

Air boardings off to a bad start for 2013

Mar 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fewer passengers have boarded airplanes at Riverton Regional Airport so far this year compared to last year's numbers. "That's reason for concern," public ... [more]

For bracket assistance, I consult Ace the wonder dog

Mar 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  How's your bracket looking?
If you're like an estimated 45 percent of Americans, sometime between Sunday evening and today you've either printed out an NCAA ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring's battle
It's sure been feeling like winter in the early hours this week -- no warmer than the mid-teens at 8 a.m. after Sunday's fierce winds ... [more]

Shirley Ann (Bolmes) Enos

Mar 19, 2013 - Staff:  Shirley Ann (Bolmes) Enos died Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 77 years old.
Born in Lander on February 8, ... [more]

Ray E. Guthridge

Mar 19, 2013 - Staff:  Ray E. Guthridge died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at his home in Lander after a brief illness. He was 92 years old.
A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Cowgirls to host Northern Colorado Thursday in WNIT

Mar 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming Cowgirls are back in postseason play. And they get to welcome some old friends in the process.
The Cowgirls were chosen for the ... [more]

Arson suspected in fire that burned nine vehicles

Mar 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  "They basically ruled out accidental and natural (causes)," said Riverton fire chief Mike Hutchinson.

An unexplained fire damaged up to nine vehicles ... [more]

Students followed GPS, got stuck near Blondie Pass

Mar 19, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County officials rescued four Northwest College students from the Blondie Pass area Sunday evening after the group became stranded.
According to ... [more]

Digest

Mar 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Elk, bison feeding ending for season
JACKSON -- Supplemental winter feeding for elk and bison will soon be ending in northwestern Wyoming.
The state ... [more]

Flannigan, Pearson all-region for Central Wyoming College

Mar 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College sophomores Armani Flannigan and Davion Pearson have received Region IX basketball postseason awards.
Flannigan was named to the ... [more]

Bargain reached with driver in fatal hit-and-run

Mar 19, 2013 - Staff:  The state has reached a plea agreement with Alma Louise Mosho, 33, of Fort Hall, Idaho, who was charged in December in a fatal hit-and-run collision at the ... [more]

State adds two drilling rigs for week

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Nationwide, the rig count is down about 200 from a year ago.

HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively ... [more]

New oil and gas supervisor named

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming has a new state oil and gas supervisor.
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission an-nounced Friday that Grant Black will direct the ... [more]

Mead vetoes bill on jobless benefits

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has vetoed a bill he says would have made it easier for employers to deny unemployment benefits to terminated workers.
It's his veto ... [more]

John Edward Wilson Sr.

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  No services are scheduled for John Edward Wilson Sr., who died Friday. March 8, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
He was 89 years old.
He was born ... [more]

Nicolette Murufas

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Nicolette Murufas died Jan. 20, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 62 years old.
She was born in California on Feb. 17, 1950, the only ... [more]

Margaret A. Olsen

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Margaret A. Olsen died Friday, March 1, 2013. She was 90 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no services, per her request.
Margaret A. ... [more]

Troy Donald Ogden

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Troy Donald Ogden of Riverton and Casper, died Friday, March 8, 2013, in Natrona County. He was 41.
A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m. Friday, March 22, ... [more]

The way it was: Lander Tigers -- 1972

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County sent three teams to the state high schol baskerball tournament at the University of Wyoming in 1972 -- Dubois in Class B (the equivalent of ... [more]

Digest

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Gun control next CWC 'Hot Topic'
Gun control is the subject of the second in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions at 11:30 a.m ... [more]

Wind River kids speak up on bus safety

Mar 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Motivated by a classmate's death, a group of Fremont County School District 6 students are lobbying the state Legislature to change laws about school bus ... [more]

Meth project art contest deadline extended

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  The Wyoming Meth Project has extended the registration deadline for the "Take a Stand Against Meth" statewide art contest from March 15 to April 1.
With ... [more]