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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]

Encana constructing water treatment plant

Dec 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RIVERTON -- Encana is constructing a facility in central Wyoming that will treat up to 1 million gallons of water a day that comes with oil and gas ... [more]

Fort Washakie English teacher selected for award

Dec 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fort Washakie High School English teacher Michael Read was awarded the Fremont County School District 21 Teacher of the Year award for 2014 by State ... [more]

Governor's 'trust' issues with feds ironic considering what he did to the state education

Dec 12, 2013 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
Recently the governor of Wyoming chose not to accept an expanded Medicaid or to do anything to set up an insurance exchange because he didn't trust ... [more]

Congress, jump on the bipartisan budget proposal

Dec 12, 2013 - By The Detroit Free Press:  First, you have to step back from the brink.
That's exactly what lawmakers in Washington are poised to do with a bipartisan budget deal that could reach the ... [more]

A toothache for Christmas

Dec 12, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  It's spoiled some fun, but the season still has its gifts

As I begin this column, it's the second week in December and so cold outside I don't even ... [more]

Mandela's changed times

Dec 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Once branded a terrorist, he grew to become a great world statesman

Americans younger than age 40 -- and that is most Americans -- might find it hard ... [more]

Digest

Dec 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Laramie man acquitted of murder
LARAMIE -- A Laramie man who stabbed the husband of a friend to death has been acquitted of murder and manslaughter ... [more]

Providers say health website working well

Dec 12, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The two health insurance companies offering coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act in Wyoming say the Internet site people must use to ... [more]

Wyoming part of wildlife mapping project

Dec 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The database will connect 16 western states in a first-of-its-kind online system of colorful maps displaying wildlife habitat, wetlands and other valuable ... [more]

Grizzly experts say bears can be delisted

Dec 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A panel of wildlife officials says it's time to lift Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National ... [more]

Council takes door-to-door sales rules past first round

Dec 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has passed on first reading an ordinance regulating door-to-door sales regulations with amendments to certain portions.
During the ... [more]

McFarland to retire from CWC

Dec 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  She's been the college's president for 25 years

Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland has announced her retirement, effective June 30, ... [more]

EPA decision will not have larger impact, officials predict

Dec 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local state legislators are concerned a Dec. 10 Environmental Protection Agency ruling could hurt Wyoming's economy, but they were skeptical the change would ... [more]

RHS wrestlers got medals in Evanston

Dec 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The huge tournament drew from three states to open the season.

Numerous medals were earned Saturday by the Riverton Wolverines in the varsity, junior ... [more]

Shoshoni hosting big wrestling tournament

Dec 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The second step in the wrestling season for the majority of Fremont County's teams comes at the annual Zach Parish Memorial duals on Saturday in Shoshoni. ... [more]