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City makes sundown park closure official with Tuesday vote

Oct 3, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Riverton City Council passed its final vote Tuesday to close local parks after sundown every evening.
The new ordinance defines sundown as "those hours of ... [more]

1 percent tax needed, leaders say

Oct 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  City administrator Steven Weaver sees the optional 1 percent sales tax on next month's general election ballot as an opportunity to protect the city's ... [more]

Badminton at Rendezvous elementary

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School fourth-grader Ethan Crowley returned the shuttlecock during Wednesday recess as he and his classmates played badminton near a ... [more]

Today

Oct 2, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Sunday's Ranger, the page one quotation graphic in the "Culture of Compassion" story should have said Cheryl Mowry is the Riverton ... [more]

Gas power plant to go forward

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne.
Black Hills Corp. said Monday ... [more]

State part of wild horse roundup

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- Wyoming is one of six states, where federal officials started rounding up thousands of wild horses and burros. The roundups will take place ... [more]

UW might keep presidential finalists secret until job filled

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is considering a more confidential approach in how it searches for a new president.
In the past, UW has ... [more]

Digest

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Meyer among UW honorees
LARAMIE -- State Treasurer Joe Meyer is among three University of Wyoming graduates who will receive distinguished alumni awards ... [more]

High court won't hear challenge to roadless rule

Oct 2, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Fremont County has about 50 square miles of land under the strictest regulation against road construction.

CHEYENNE -- Environmental groups hailed the ... [more]

4,300 miles on pedal power is goal of Canadian cyclist as she heads to Nicaragua

Oct 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Stephanie Solverson pedaled her bike into Riverton on Thursday, Sept. 27, she was already two weeks into a months-long trip from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, ... [more]

Schools, county join effort to keep misdemeanor juvenile offenders in school

Oct 2, 2012 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  The Fremont County Attorney's Office and other local agencies are teaming up with area school districts to offer educational services for juveniles arrested ... [more]

Riverton census figure was wrong

Oct 2, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Riverton's 2010 population was bigger than reported initially by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ahead of its first estimate of the populations of Wyoming cities, ... [more]

Homecoming high-schoolers go on parade

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  The flute section played as the Wolverine marching band anchored the homecoming parade and later debuted its state competition show at the football ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Rig count rises by 2
HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped this week by 11 to 1,848.
Texas-based ... [more]

Arrest made in arson blaze that destroyed Hitching Post

Sep 30, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal prosecutors announced Friday that a New Mexico man faces charges in a 2010 arson fire that destroyed a landmark Cheyenne hotel.
The U.S. ... [more]

Man charged with accidental shooting death of brother in Mills

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Natrona County Coroner Connie Jacobson has ruled the fatal shooting of Ryan Gish an accidental death.

CASPER -- A man accused of shooting his older ... [more]

Wyoming's first regulated wolf hunt to begin Monday

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Park County led sales with 562. Hunters in Fremont County bought 327, while Teton County followed with 324, Sublette with 228 and Natrona with ... [more]

The way it was: LVHS cross country -- 1995

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton had the star runner in 1995, but Lander had the stronger team. The Tigers hosted their home meet of the season in the week summer turned to fall.
As ... [more]

Digest

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Campground reopens
The Lower Wind River Campground at Boysen State Park in Cheyenne has reopened following construction work, and road repairs and ... [more]

CWC assistant professor's research gaining attention

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The research of a Central Wyoming College anthropology and history professor is gaining attention.
An article by CWC assistant professor Todd Guenther is one ... [more]

Great Plains Utilities Organization to begin service, billing in October

Sep 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The organization will cover various water and wastewater services for customers spanning from the Arapahoe-Great Plains areas to Beaver Creek ... [more]

Group organizes Empty Bowls fundraiser

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Lander Care & Share Food Bank has scheduled their Empty Bowls "Soup 'n More" fundrasier for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The event is sponsored by the ... [more]

County to replace decade-old cardiac monitors

Sep 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The 10 new devices will be paid for with money from a grant and enterprise fund.

The Fremont County Commission approved a request from the emergency ... [more]

Sheriff's office urges motorists to use care when near school buses

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has received a total of 10 calls this fall about motorists who are passing stopped school buses despite the fact that the ... [more]

Root plans to leave the school board

Sep 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 trustee Marissa Root has shared her intention to step down from the board, but she will not officially leave her post until ... [more]

Road back from injury continues for Joe Metzler

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  He didn't even see it coming. The senior linebacker rolled to his left to shut down Wind River's toss sweep, and the tight end hit him hard on a legal ... [more]

Culture of compassion

Sep 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Bullying awareness central to early-year work in District 25

Riverton teachers are working to prevent bullying in the city's middle and high schools ... [more]

Community turns out for burning of the R

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School cheerleaders Daycee Lane, Kelcy David and Jamie Mathis led the student body and RHS fans in a cheer during the burning of the "R" ... [more]

Today

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
COATS

Lt. Col. David "Bo" Coats, 81, formerly of Shoshoni, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Titusville, Fla., surrounded by his loving family. ... [more]

Digest

Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Former Powell officer charged
POWELL -- A former Powell police officer is accused of using his former position of authority to get a woman to submit ... [more]