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Wolverines take on No. 1 Powell in big road game Friday

Sep 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Powell enters Friday's contest on a 29-game win streak, the longest in Wyoming and is 2-0 on the season, while Riverton, also 2-0, will still be thin at ... [more]

Today

Sep 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BROWN

A son was born to Shannon HIll of Fort Washakie at 1:44 a.m. July 25 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 11 ... [more]

Dance studio moves into new building

Sep 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Main Street Dance studio recently opened its doors at its newly remodeled studio on First Street in downtown Riverton.
The studio offers ballet, tap, jazz, ... [more]

Library reintroduces itself to city

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tablets, laptops, e-books and a music mixer are some of the new items available to all patrons.

For some people, it has been a while since they've ... [more]

VFW sells old facility on Main Street to former restaurateurs

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The organization had asked for $650,000 for the 1.5-acre lot last year but sold it for $125,000.

The old Veterans of Foreign Wars building on West ... [more]

Sooner weeds are dealt with next year, the better we'll do

Sep 18, 2014 - Jayne Mosser, Riverton:  Editor:
Yes, this has been a terrible summer for weeds. I think one reason that there are so many more is that it just caught lots of people by surprise ... [more]

The labyrinth and the maze

Sep 18, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Enter one to lose yourself, the other to find

I'm sure some readers would agree I sometimes write myself into a maze. They're lucky if I don't take ... [more]

The test of independence

Sep 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Scotland is voting today, but the lure of breaking away is universal

Poll places in Scotland's fascinating national referendum on independence are ... [more]

Digest

Sep 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Low expectations for PAWS test
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Education Department official says Wyoming students and parents shouldn't be alarmed when statewide ... [more]

Man shot by Cheyenne police files federal suit

Sep 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Laramie County man who was shot and wounded by city police during a traffic stop has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Cheyenne and four ... [more]

Higher wages, lower poverty in Wyoming

Sep 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming is among the states seeing a decrease in the poverty rate.
New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau state that the nationwide poverty rate remained ... [more]

RHS hall of fame under development in District 25

Sep 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Plans are being developed for the proposed hall of fame display for Fremont County School District 25.
During a Tuesday school board meeting, Riverton High ... [more]

No word yet on type of bear that killed man

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators believe this month's fatal bear attack north of Dubois took place where the body of Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah, was found, meaning the bear didn't ... [more]

New charges filed in case of alleged abduction in July

Sep 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  New charges have been filed connected to an alleged July 19 abduction in Riverton. The original case involving two counts of kidnapping against the defendant ... [more]

Dessert superlatives fall short before the Palm Beach brownie

Sep 17, 2014 - By Rick Nelson, McClatchy Newspapers:  This crusty-topped bar should be in every chocolate lover's baking repertoire.

Along with death, taxes and Meryl Streep landing another Oscar ... [more]

What about past band director's name on the high school floor?

Sep 17, 2014 - Tracie Mariwell, Gillette:  Editor:
As to writing coach Bill Strannigan's name on the Riverton High School gym floor, what about John Aanestad's name, too?
He directed the bands for ... [more]

Growing and collecting lilies, but not offering them for sale

Sep 17, 2014 - Roger L. Gose, Riverton:  Editor:
Please accept the following clarification regarding the photograph labeled "Sunrise daylilies" in the Sept. 5 Ranger:
I am a collector and grower of ... [more]

A lame excuse

Sep 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Explaining away the injury of a child as family tradition is unacceptable

"That's how I was raised."
Adrian Peterson, the all-pro football player of ... [more]

Digest

Sep 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Airline subsidy renewed
GREEN RIVER -- Rock Springs and Sweetwater County will continue to have air service to Salt Lake City for at least another ... [more]

Fireball in sky confirmed as Russian satellite

Sep 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as ... [more]

Beautification committee could help city, council members told

Sep 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is considering forming a new beautification committee, and members discussed different responsibilities the committee could take. ... [more]

A Democrat in red-state Wyoming

Sep 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Governor nominee Pete Gosar challenges incumbent Mead

Attendees peppered Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar with questions at a Sept. 16 ... [more]

Information on police shooting will not be shared

Sep 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Ranger received notice Wednesday that the Bureau of Indian Affairs will withhold documents requested through the Freedom of Information Act regarding an ... [more]

Damp summer kept water use lower; new pump to cost $520,000

Sep 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has voted to replace 32-year-old pump at the local water treatment plant.
The pump is one of three that have been in place at the ... [more]

Lander set for home opener vs. Cody

Sep 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With one more non-conference football game on the schedule, first-year Lander Valley High School Tigers coach John Rounds wants to find consistency on ... [more]

Chief runners saw state course at Sheridan meet

Sep 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor :  Members of the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country teams had an extra-important learning experience on at the Michelle Ludwig Invitational on ... [more]

Wranglers reach semis in Big Horn VB tourney

Sep 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni advanced into the semifinals of the top bracket Saturday at the Big Horn Invitational volleyball tournament.
In the semis, Wright won a 25-14, 25-14 ... [more]

Spikers sweep Rock Springs in league match

Sep 17, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton plays at home Friday against Laramie.

Making a school-day trip to Sweetwater County, the Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team picked up ... [more]

Today

Sep 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A child was born to Tianna Armour of Ethete and Peter Blackburn Jr. of Riverton at 10:42 a.m. July 14 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Save your produce

Sep 17, 2014 - By Jeanmarie Brownson, McClatchy Newspapers:  Freezer makes it easy to use summer's bounty
Every September, a small panic rises.
The herb garden overflows; so do the border plantings of leafy ... [more]