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The way it was: School construction -- 1953

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton had just one elementary school through its first 48 years. By the early 1950s, there was enough growth to warrant a second. Surveying and site work ... [more]

Digest

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Crack-seal project under way
A $991,000 project to crack-seal highways is under way throughout Central and Northwest Wyoming, and work will continue ... [more]

Riverton homicide the subject of 'Nightmare Next Door' episode

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 2004 homicide of Wyo-ming Honor Farm nurse Tammy Watts will be featured on Investigation Discovery's "Night-mare Next Door" television series this ... [more]

County students place in photography contest

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Nature Conservancy of Wyoming has announced the winners for its fourth annual "I Believe in Conservation" high school photography contest. This year's ... [more]

Beef show new to Wyoming State Winter Fair lineup

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Preparations for the 2013 Wyoming State Winter Fair are in full swing, and several new events have been added.
The beef show and miniature bull competition ... [more]

Boy Scout seeks gift donations as part of Eagle Scout project

Dec 9, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As part of his Eagle Scout project with Boy Scout Troop 276, Kyle Phister, 14, of Riverton, is asking local residents to shop for others this holiday ... [more]

Cooling unit malfunction put courthouse servers in danger

Dec 9, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The compressor in the building's 23-year-old air conditioner broke on Black Friday; commissioners support looking into getting a new system.

Many in ... [more]

Three injured Friday in another car wreck at Honor Farm intersection

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were injured in a spectacular two-vehicle accident that took place Friday evening at the intersection of Honor Farm Road and Wyoming Highway 789 ... [more]

School funds affected as stimulus money dwindles

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local educational institutions noticed a lack of federal funding this year after spending the last of their American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ... [more]

Kids from elementary to high school pitch in for holidays

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School Key Club's annual toy store opened early on Saturday morning.
Organizers had planned to start the event at 9 a.m. Saturday, but ... [more]

Unemployment down again across Fremont County

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's employment picture showed improvement in October, and the unemployment rate now stands at its lowest rate in four years -- 5.5 percent.
That's ... [more]

Today

Dec 7, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
In Thursday's Ranger, the page one cutline for the photos "Rehearsal rigors" should have said the Central Wyoming College holiday ... [more]

Digest

Dec 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  House candidate loses college job
CASPER -- The unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat is looking for a job.
Chris ... [more]

One dead, one hurt in Cheyenne shooting, stabbing

Dec 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- One man is dead and another injured in an altercation at a mobile home park on Cheyenne's south side.
Gerry Luce is spokesman for the Laramie ... [more]

State would feel fall from 'cliff,' says Mead

Dec 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says it's clear that Wyoming would take a big financial hit if Congress fails to reach a deficit-reduction agreement to avert the ... [more]

District 25 audit 'the best you can get'

Dec 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A local accounting firm had no findings to report after completing this year's audit of Fremont County School District 25.
Accountant Dave Brinda from McKee, ... [more]

Change in sewer protection plan could save city $80,000

Dec 7, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to eliminate the Sewer Lateral Protection Plan program that serves 1,223 homes in Riverton. City administrator Steven Weaver ... [more]

Firefighters get 'a good save' on Gas Hills blaze

Dec 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton firefighters kept a home from being destroyed Thursday evening after an electrical fire reportedly broke out in an attached garage on Gas Hills ... [more]

In deal, Hudson murder suspect describes crime

Dec 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Joseph Jude Jenkins can't recall much about the November 2011 killings of Eric Likes and Elva Quiver, a couple he told a judge Thursday he met once before ... [more]

County to help in path rebuild

Dec 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners are giving their support to rebuilding the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Pathway in Riverton.
The recreation group Go Fremont County ... [more]

CWC choirs rehearse for holiday concert

Dec 6, 2012 - Staff:  Bell choir members Makayla Mierdough and Eric Haines studied a difficult passage while rehearsing for the Central Wyoming College holiday concert, which will ... [more]

Digest

Dec 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Movie crew films in Wyoming
GILLETTE -- The production team for a new feature by Oscar-winning director Alexander Payne is shooting some footage in ... [more]

Community colleges in state generally safe, statistics show

Dec 6, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The vast majority of reported crimes are limited to burglaries and alcohol violations.

CHEYENNE -- Major violent crimes, such as the killing last week ... [more]

Deficit panel's Simpson blasts political 'stupidity'

Dec 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The co-chairman of President Barack Obama's deficit commission is assailing the politics of political brinksmanship surrounding the "fiscal ... [more]

R Recreation reports busy year in 2012

Dec 6, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The coordinators for the R Recreation program presented a success report to Riverton's City Council that showed how well the program has served the community ... [more]

U.S. Department of Labor seeking sources for construction of Wind River Job Corps

Dec 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Department of Labor released a notice just after 1 p.m. Thursday seeking sources for the future construction of the Wind River Job Corps.
The ... [more]

Football found on Bass Lake Road

Dec 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Charles White had just finished a meal at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday afternoon when his friend Dave Hatcher asked if he'd like to take ... [more]

Strathmore third firm to apply to dig uranium

Dec 6, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Strathmore applied for a permit to mine uranium in the Gas Hills Mining District on Oct. 31 with hopes of developing open pit mines on its 35,000-acre claim. ... [more]

Two workers suffer minor burns in oil tank blaze

Dec 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two people suffered minor burns Wednesday afternoon when one or more oil tanks reportedly caught fire off of Muskrat Road east of Riverton.
County fire ... [more]

Today

Dec 6, 2012 - Staff:  Births
GAINES

A son was born to Kristin and Chad Gaines, of Pinedale, at 3:28 p.m. Oct. 17, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]