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Rendezvous shuffling rooms to accommodate additional students

Feb 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Superintendent Terry Snyder said he couldn't believe it when he heard Rendezvous Elementary School staff had come up with a plan to accommodate even more ... [more]

Tigers head into state wrestling after placing third at West regionals

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Third-place is right where Lander Valley High School coach Nick Fulton thought his team would finish at the Class 3-A West regional tournament Saturday in ... [more]

Cowgirls go cold down the stretch in 57-51 loss to San Diego State

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming Cowgirls played some of their best defense of the season Wednesday night against Mountain West-leading San Diego State at the ... [more]

Big swim meet this weekend at Riverton Aquatic Center

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton will be hosting the Wyoming State Championship "B" swim meet Saturday and Sunday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.
The first day's competition begins ... [more]

CWC probe finds second player who should have been ineligible

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An investigation into student athlete eligibility at Central Wyoming College has revealed at least one more player in violation of National Junior College ... [more]

RHS eyes top-three finish at state wrestling

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Thirteen Wolverines are seeded for the tournament in Casper.

Riverton High School is in position to do some damage Friday and Saturday at the Class ... [more]

Today

Feb 21, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SIMCOX

A son was born to Teal Makowski and Ed Simcox, of Riverton, at 4:51 p.m. Dec. 20, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Johnathan Boyd Jr.

Feb 21, 2013 - Staff:  Johnathan Boyd Jr. died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the Lander Regional Hospital after a sudden illness. He was 44 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]

Signe Aspinwall

Feb 21, 2013 - Staff:  Signe Aspinwall, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at her home. She was 74 years old.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at ... [more]

Alfred 'Oscar' Redman Jr.

Feb 21, 2013 - Staff:  Alfred "Oscar" Redman Jr. died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He was 37 years old.
Rosary and prayer ... [more]

Three longtime post office workers retire

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The employees represent 79 years of service in the industry.

Regular customers of the U.S. post office in Riverton will notice some familiar faces ... [more]

Treasures scribed on paper

Feb 21, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  "When I was your age, I had to write in a style called 'cursive,'" says a mother to her two small children in a newspaper cartoon.
The children study ... [more]

Cutting U.S., Russian nuke arsenals makes good sense now

Feb 21, 2013 - The Baltimore Sun:  President Barack Obama's call during the State of the Union address to reduce the threat of nuclear war could not have been more timely. The day before the ... [more]

Call to mayor got quick results

Feb 21, 2013 - Barbara Williams, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks, mayor, for getting the job done the same day I called you.
I had called the city several times to clean the ice out of the dip and Fifth and ... [more]

Cindy Hill already has one vote sewn up for governor

Feb 21, 2013 - Marcell Hartwick, Riverton:  Editor:
People are talking about whether State Superintendent Cindy Hill was too early to announce she was running for governor next year. I am glad she did, ... [more]

Road safety puzzle

Feb 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Accidents keep happening at the Honor Farm intersection

We're not sure how many times a paragraph in this newspaper has included the words "another ... [more]

Cheyenne data center to grow

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Microsoft already is looking to expand a data center it is building on the outskirts of Cheyenne.
The software giant announced the data center less ... [more]

Digest

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teen substance abuse down
CHEYENNE -- A study indicates fewer Wyoming junior high and high school students are using alcohol and tobacco.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Trafficking bill passes 29-1

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is closer to passing its own laws barring human trafficking.
The state Senate passed a proposal Wednesday that would make it a felony to ... [more]

Mead expected to act on new budget bill Thursday

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The governor heads to Washington for a National Governors Association meeting.

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead intends to take action Thursday on the ... [more]

Rule on covered loads bringing new conflicts at trash disposal sites

Feb 21, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is considering revisions to its rules and regulations to alleviate conflicts between patrons and employees ... [more]

Final budget bill saves satellite court in Dubois

Feb 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming 9th Judicial District Circuit Court satellite facility in Dubois apparently will stay open.
State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, amended the ... [more]

Kids safe after endangering incident; Taser used

Feb 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  The case involved fleeing the scene, drunken driving, and fist fights with police.

Three Riverton residents were arrested last week reportedly after ... [more]

Preliminary OK for lottery bill in Senate

Feb 21, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would allow a Wyoming lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball received preliminary approval in the state Senate on ... [more]

Schoening gets college board seat until 2014

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  She was appointed Wednesday to fill the vacancy left by Judy Pedersen's resignation.

Nicole Schoening took her seat on the Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Depleted Cowboys fall behind early to lose at San Diego State

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SAN DIEGO -- Its best player was out with an injury, a couple of others were not 100 percent and yet another one went down with an injury.
Add the fact it made ... [more]

Chiefs, Lovell are top seeds for 2-A regional tourney

Feb 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  "If you take out Lovell and Wyoming Indian, you can throw a blanket over the rest of Class 2-A and anyone of them could take third place at the state ... [more]

State swim starts Thursday in Gillette for Wolverines

Feb 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A small contingent of Riverton Wolverine swimmers headed to Gillette on Wednesday with high hopes for the Wyoming State Swimming and Diving championships at ... [more]

Wrestlers from Dubois, Shoshoni win regional titles

Feb 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Dubois wrestling combination of Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn captured Class 2-A West individual titles Saturday at Hanna, and Shoshoni's Conner Wilkinson ... [more]

RHS girls beat Green River for second league win

Feb 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team has had several fourth-quarter leads this season that have evaporated like ice on a warm spring day.
Not this ... [more]

Wolverines get 21st win in 67-30 rout of Green River Wolves

Feb 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Playing in the final home game of the year, the Riverton High School boys basketball team easily won its 21st game of the season crushing the Green River ... [more]

Today

Feb 20, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the photographer's credit for the page one story "Sinks big horn herd gone" should have said the photo was taken by ... [more]

Phillip D. Wempen

Feb 20, 2013 - Staff:  Phillip D. Wempen died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Oklahoma City, after complications from open heart surgery. He was 65 years old.
Services will be at 11 ... [more]

Sara Elizabeth Cross

Feb 20, 2013 - Staff:  Sara Elizabeth Cross died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 30 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, ... [more]

Cruise ship fiasco sparks lawsuits, investigations

Feb 20, 2013 - By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, MCT News Service:  MOBILE, Ala. -- As conditions deteriorated on the crippled Carnival cruise ship Triumph, some passengers panicked. They hoarded food, drank too much and ... [more]

Public employees, stand with your members, not governor, on Life Resource Center

Feb 20, 2013 - Clay Long, Lander:  Editor:
During the 2010 governor's primary election, there was a discussion about who would be the best governor. The Wyoming Public Employees Association, a ... [more]

Bedrocks

Feb 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Future farmers founded our city, and today's FFA members strengthen it

One of the many things to like about National FFA Week is the fun old practice ... [more]

Digest

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Governor signs silencer bill
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will allow the use silencers on firearms for all types of ... [more]

UW asks judge to change decision on president search

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A judge in Laramie is scheduled to hear arguments on whether the University of Wyoming can continue to conduct its search for a new president in ... [more]

Mead launches inquiry into Hill practices, says action was legal

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for the State of Wyoming say the Legislature acted within its authority to pass a law removing schools Superintendent Cindy Hill as head of ... [more]