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Nadine R. Howell

Feb 10, 2013 - Staff:  Nadine R. Howell of Las Vegas, Nev., who had relatives in Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. She was 57 years old.
A memorial service is scheduled at 4 ... [more]

Dorothy E. Gorrell

Feb 10, 2013 - Staff:  Dorothy E. Gorrell, mother of Karen Befus of Riverton, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was 89 years ... [more]

Verneda Fox

Feb 10, 2013 - Staff:  Verneda Fox died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends. She was 82.
Cremation has occurred. At her request, ... [more]

Yellowstone biologists struggle to maintain wolf research

Feb 10, 2013 - By Laura Lundquist, For the Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park has lost a record number of wolves to this year's hunting season, and that's left scientists scrambling ... [more]

The way it was: Fire hall -- 1988

Feb 10, 2013 - Staff:  Travelers heading through Kinnear notice the handsome Morton-Kinnear fire station with its log front. This picture shows how it came to be.
Enjoying a mild ... [more]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposes federal protections for rare wolverines

Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to list the wolverine in the lower 48 states as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act. ... [more]

Verdi opera gets modern twist

Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Lander Met Opera will bring a new HDTV production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" to the Fremont County Library, 220 Amoretti St., at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. ... [more]

Commission appoints Herbst, Lanham to preservation board

Feb 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Candidates say they are bringing their interest and "a lot of experience" to the positions.

The Fremont County Commission appointed Lois Herbst and ... [more]

Digest

Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Prescribed burns planned for spring
The Shoshone National Forest will be conducting multiple prescribed burns on the Washakie and Wind River ranger ... [more]

Center provides safe place for abused children

Feb 10, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  American Indian children who become victims of abuse or neglect will soon have a safe place on the Wind River Indian Reservation to meet with those who can ... [more]

Some call for self-service fueling at airport, but cost effectiveness in doubt

Feb 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Costs apparently exceed the means of both the City of Riverton and the airport's fuel operator.

The idea of having a self-service fuel for pilots at ... [more]

Districts mull year-round school idea in legislation

Feb 10, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Some Wyoming students could start attending school on a year-round basis under a bill legislators are considering.
If House Bill 255 passes, funds would be ... [more]

Senate bill addresses use of eagles away from reservation

Feb 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A bill that would change a Wyoming law pertaining to the taking of eagles off the Wind River Reservation passed in the Wyoming Senate and now sits in the House ... [more]

Plan would put Riverton courthouse on Major parcel

Feb 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tentative plans are shaping up to build a $5 million Riverton courthouse facility at the Major property in north Riverton that would house the county court, ... [more]

CWC point guard Pearson hungry for postseason success

Feb 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College sophomore Davion Pearson had a bad taste in his mouth last season after the Rustlers were eliminated in the opening round from the ... [more]

McManamen getting more playing time

Feb 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  In recent weeks, University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt has seen two things from true freshman guard Jason McManamen in ... [more]

League-leading Wolverines host Rock Springs

Feb 8, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton tops the West 4-A conference with a 4-1 record.

Although the team was displaced for its Thursday afternoon practice because of the fire in ... [more]

RHS wrestlers dominant in win over Lander

Feb 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines won nine of 14 matches Thursday in their last regular-season match.

All of Riverton High School's senior wrestlers won individual ... [more]

Riverton girls look for first league win on Saturday

Feb 8, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School girls basketball coach Ron Porter thinks there may have been another reason there was smoke in the halls of RHS Thursday morning.
"We had ... [more]

Mary Jane Schiller

Feb 8, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Jane Schiller, formerly of Riverton, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. She was 90 years old.
The Mass of Christian burial was Wednesday, Jan. 30, at St. Ann's ... [more]

Today

Feb 8, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's Ranger, the cutline for the photo accompanying the page one story "Fire closes school for the day" should have said ... [more]

Lander native releasing debut album

Feb 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lebeau to perform concert Sunday at the Lander Bar.

Lander native Garrett Lebeau is returning to his hometown this weekend to celebrate the upcoming ... [more]

Wyoming ag leadership program graduates 12th class

Feb 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  CASPER -- Fourteen Wyoming producers and agribusiness men and women graduated from the Wyoming Leadership Education and Development program's Class 12 at a ... [more]

Wind River schools name high achievers

Feb 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  Sixth grade
Principal's list: Madison Jordan, Abygail Marler, Abilene Philleo and Tierra Price.
Gold honors: Jessie Becker, Madison David, Kierra Griffin, ... [more]

Fremont County students win big at regional science fair

Feb 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  The following students earned awards at the 2013 West-Central Regional Science Fair held at Central Wyoming College on Monday, Jan. 28.
Students were judged ... [more]

'Anti-gun crowd' trying to fool American public

Feb 8, 2013 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Bonnie Mennen stated in her letter of January that we were condemning Betty Starks Case for speaking out on gun control. I spent 20 years in the ... [more]

Meet the 'Problem Solvers'

Feb 8, 2013 - By James Rosen, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- For the past three years, some Republican and Democratic lawmakers have sat next to each other during President Barack Obama's annual State of the ... [more]

Desperate for scandal

Feb 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The time to audit the state education department was before Cindy Hill was ransacked, not after

Now that it has boiled the duties of Wyoming's ... [more]

Digest

Feb 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wolf count nearly done
JACKSON -- Wyoming wildlife officers are wrapping up their annual wolf count, saying they expect the totals to be about 170 ... [more]

UW energy school rakes in another big-money gift

Feb 8, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Another major corporate gift from the oil and gas industry, this time from ExxonMobil, seeks to boost hydrocarbon deposit research at the University ... [more]

Honor Farm intersection site of wreck

Feb 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Highway 789 north of Riverton was obstructed for about 30 minutes Friday morning after another accident occurred at the Honor Farm Road ... [more]

Skull testing doesn't prove it's Rubano's, but case closed

Feb 8, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Examinations of a human skull discovered near Popo Agie Falls have brought inconclusive results.
Officials had hoped the skull could be identified positively ... [more]

Supplemental budget legislation getting last-minute tweaks

Feb 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's supplemental budget bill faces final amendments in both Houses.
The Wyoming House and Senate both have scheduled final reading of the ... [more]

Commission rejects another idea for insignia on coroner's vehicles

Feb 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A disagreement among county officials over vehicle decals continues to have no end in sight. The Fremont County Commission rejected a "compromise" from county ... [more]

4,250 wells: Gas partners readying big play

Feb 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Encana Oil & Gas and Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company seek to develop an oil and natural gas field straddling Fremont and Natrona counties. The Bureau of ... [more]

Winter track team warms up

Feb 7, 2013 - Staff:  The high school winter track team will compete Saturday at ... [more]

Muhammad follows path to UW

Feb 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Malkaam Muhammad played one year of high school football with his big brother, Ghaali, in St. Joseph, Mo.
Ghaali moved on to the University of Wyoming, where ... [more]

Cowboys build big lead to hold off Cal-State Bakersfield 61-53

Feb 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  It was a night for the underclassmen of the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
Sophomore forward Larry Nance Jr., scored 17 points and pulled down a ... [more]

Galey, Savage and Webb make the North roster for Shrine Bowl

Feb 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Fremont County football players and one coach have been selected to play in the annual Shrine Bowl game this summer in Casper.
Riverton players named to ... [more]

Rustlers keep share of league lead with victory over Western

Feb 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The CWC women fell by 16 points in their game in Rock Springs.

Central Wyoming College remained in a three-way tie for first place in the Region IX ... [more]